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post #631 of 643
I would say the fabric is funky enough, but the styling of some of them I would file under "bad taste".
post #632 of 643

Wow, I've been working hard on my wardrobe, but I didn't consider myself "advanced" just yet!  Not bad for an 29-yr-old on an entry-level budget (if I do say so myself :).

 

-a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold - Three.  One sack cut BB, One super 150s Hart Shaf Marx, One linen lighter blue.
-mid gray flannel pants - I have four different pairs of wool trousers in different shades, but none flannel, although I've been looking.
-decent, non-chino khakis - I have khaki dress trousers and Orvis donegal wool trousers w/ leather pockets. Not sure which counts.
-at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket - Yes!  I have three.
-a mid to dark gray worsted single-breasted suit - Dark grey with a faint pinstripe.
-a navy worsted single breasted suit - Yes, but hoping to replace it with a better quality one.
-a white FC shirt - I have two, one spread, one point collar. Also four white BC shirts.
-several blue BC shirts, at least one BD - One classic blue OCBD, one fine dress BD, one point collar BC.
-black stitch caps.  - Check, (Bostonian) but hoping to replace within a couple years.
-some tasteful brown oxfords (exact configuration up to you)   A beautiful pair of Magnanni cap-toe like these. 
-loafers in medium brown calf, suede or shell or else burg shell.  Not shell, but nice penny and tassel loafers (JM and AE)
-a solid black tie, knit or grenadine - missing this piece.  I don't wear my black suit often, so why would I need a solid black tie?
-a solid navy tie, knit or grenadine - solid navy, but neither grenadine nor knit.  I have a solid brown knit and a solid dark green knit, though.
-a plain white linen hanky - Check.

For the "more advanced" players:
-at least one DB suit, navy worsted or medium gray flannel (the best dressers will have both).  See below.
-at least one linen suit -  Only a jacket (which was half a suit that I swapped the buttons on, see under "blue odd jacket").
-at least one pair of brown suede shoes - Yes!
-at least one formal tie, e.g., a B&W shepherd's check - I have a formal B&W "wedding tie".
-at least one wool or cashmere tie - several
-at least one linen or linen blend tie - two

If necessary
-A complete, well-fitting, correct black tie rig, including shoes - no need yet.
-An overcoat in navy, charcoal or camel  - no

 

Or

 

- topcoat in tweed - got a nice grey herringbone.
- raincoat - SB or trench - no
- one chalkstripe suit - navy or gray; bonus points for DB - Yes!  DB navy chalk-strip flannel.  

 

How did I score?

post #633 of 643
Wow, I'm well dressed in accordance with Michael's list, with most of the advanced column checked off and also the optionals.

My personal well dressed list includes formal slippers, formal wear and good lounge wear for around the house. Nothing more disappointing that a well dressed person who rents a tux or wears old sweats and fuzzy socks around the house.
post #634 of 643
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Wow, I'm well dressed in accordance with Michael's list, with most of the advanced column checked off and also the optionals.

My personal well dressed list includes formal slippers, formal wear and good lounge wear for around the house. Nothing more disappointing that a well dressed person who rents a tux or wears old sweats and fuzzy socks around the house.

What is your around-the-house uniform?
post #635 of 643
-a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold
-mid gray flannel pants
-decent, non-chino khakis
-at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket
-a mid to dark gray worsted single-breasted suit
-a navy worsted single breasted suit two actually one for each season
-a white FC shirt (only as a tux shirt)
-several blue BC shirts, at least one BD
-black stitch caps (black punch cap instead)
-some tasteful brown oxfords (exact configuration up to you)
-loafers in medium brown calf, suede or shell or else burg shell (loafers don't fit me well - I have a side gusset wholecut in kudu for this role)
-a solid black tie, knit or grenadine
-a solid navy tie, knit or grenadine
-a plain white linen hanky

For the "more advanced" players:
-at least one DB suit, navy worsted or medium gray flannel (the best dressers will have both) (both)
-at least one linen suit
-at least one pair of brown suede shoes
-at least one formal tie, e.g., a B&W shepherd's check (sort of, in cashmere)
-at least one wool or cashmere tie
-at least one linen or linen blend tie

If necessary
-A complete, well-fitting, correct black tie rig, including shoes
-An overcoat in navy, charcoal or camel
post #636 of 643
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I have a side gusset wholecut in kudu
 

That sounds awesome.

post #637 of 643
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Nothing more disappointing that a well dressed person who wears old sweats and fuzzy socks around the house.

Guilty. I'm a slob at home pretty much.
post #638 of 643
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Guilty. I'm a slob at home pretty much.

I am as well, although if I could figure out something that was comfortable enough but still looked fabulous if someone dropped by, I would adopt it.

Currently it's cords, a t-shirt with a sweater or fleece and slippers.
post #639 of 643
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What is your maid's uniform?
post #640 of 643
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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post


See above. I'm the maid in our household. wink.gif
post #641 of 643
I've enjoyed reading and revisiting Manton's excellent list.

I've seen some guys in more casual settings get by with even a stripped down version of this list and look great. When all the items fit well and coordinate it isn't that hard to do.
post #642 of 643
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

-a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold
-mid gray flannel pants
-decent, non-chino khakis
-at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket
-a mid to dark gray worsted single-breasted suit
-a navy worsted single breasted suit
-a white FC shirt
-several blue BC shirts, at least one BD
-black stitch caps
-some tasteful brown oxfords (exact configuration up to you)
-loafers in medium brown calf, suede or shell or else burg shell
-a solid black tie, knit or grenadine
-a solid navy tie, knit or grenadine
-a plain white linen hanky

For the "more advanced" players:
-at least one DB suit, navy worsted or medium gray flannel (the best dressers will have both)
-at least one linen suit
-at least one pair of brown suede shoes
-at least one formal tie, e.g., a B&W shepherd's check
-at least one wool or cashmere tie
-at least one linen or linen blend tie

If necessary
-A complete, well-fitting, correct black tie rig, including shoes
-An overcoat in navy, charcoal or camel

I guess I have a decent wardrobe then.

Missing:
- Black cap toe. I really have no need for it but will eventually get it.
- DB suit. Sold
- linen suit. Not needed
- wool tie
- black tie rig. Not needed
post #643 of 643
Self-serving drivel
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