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Read it. Nice and simple (the 'rules' and the outfits).
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I thought it was pretty cool.
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Thanks guys for all the kind words ! redface.gif
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I still don't like biz caz though. smile.gif
Do you wear sport coats at all or just suits?
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I pretty much only wear loafers these days (please, hold your gasps). Tassels, pennies, bits, really anything aside from Venetian has a place in my rotation. I find loafers make for the most natural pairing with business casual. However, I have my designs set on a pair of split-toe bulchers in the near future. Something in cigar shell would be nice. I find cordovan more casual and easy-going. I also have a couple pairs of boots (one snuff chukka and one pair of moc boots) that I wear when feeling especially casual.
Interesting - I don't disagree about the loafers being on the casual end of the spectrum. I really despise the Wall St way of wearing black bit loafers with banker suits, but I think they work in an Ivy style. Suede, pebble grain and cordovan are all good choices for more casual shoes IMO.
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gdl -
nice list. Do you favor a different trouser fit for business casual vs. suit trousers? Most chinos are made with a pretty low rise and I notice you wear chinos a lot. Since I like higher rise pants, I haven't found any RTW ones I really like and not sure if I'm ready to get bespoke chinos quite yet. I end up going more for linen trousers in the summer and flannel in the winter. I want to get some donegal trousers too though. But I get them in a more traditional cut rather than the more jeans-looking things.
Yes, my odd trousers hang a little lower than my suit trousers. That said, I don't wear high rise trousers with my suits - not as low as the Incotex but somewhere in the middle.
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Also, serious jealousy of the awesome sportcoats. Are they all Chan?
Well, let's see. First two (light brown plaid and blue gun check) are from NSM. The rust Breanish is from Chan. The grey one is RTW Borrelli. The blue plaid is NSM again. And the summer linen herringbone is RTW, I forget maybe Boglioli or Caruso ?
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Interesting - I don't disagree about the loafers being on the casual end of the spectrum. I really despise the Wall St way of wearing black bit loafers with banker suits, but I think they work in an Ivy style. Suede, pebble grain and cordovan are all good choices for more casual shoes IMO.

Ah yes, the Gucci "I made it to MD, look how successful and wealthy I am" bits with a suit. I know the look well. Hate it just as much.

I do generally have a decidedly "trad" or "Ivy" edge most of the time. Being in a business casual environment allows me a lot more room for expression when it comes to flexing the trad muscles. Being in Atlanta only furthers that ability. In any event, I'd say that, even when wearing a SC, at least half of my usual go-to looks would look far less natural with laceups of some flavor.
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Thanks for the trouser info, gdl. I think I may just have to go bespoke on a pair of dress chinos to get them to fit the way I want. Every time I see Cary Grant movies I marvel at how awesome the high rise looks on him, even for casual trousers.

In other news, I am on a flight right now sitting next to a baby that is about to pop a lung crying. Anyone have suggestions for how to slip it a mouthful of bourbon while the mother isn't looking?
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This baby now sounds like it's giving birth to another baby...
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gdl - great post. Nice tumblr as well.

Looking for some non-iron dress shirts for work (business formal everyday for me).

Besides BB, any recommendations ($50-60)? I need to pick up ~6-7.

Thanks.
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Thanks for the trouser info, gdl. I think I may just have to go bespoke on a pair of dress chinos to get them to fit the way I want. Every time I see Cary Grant movies I marvel at how awesome the high rise looks on him, even for casual trousers.
In other news, I am on a flight right now sitting next to a baby that is about to pop a lung crying. Anyone have suggestions for how to slip it a mouthful of bourbon while the mother isn't looking?

Bourbon in an atomizer? confused.gif
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In other news, I am on a flight right now sitting next to a baby that is about to pop a lung crying. Anyone have suggestions for how to slip it a mouthful of bourbon while the mother isn't looking?

drink yourself until you pass out, and just be happy you are not the parent. i can almost guarantee that she is far more uncomfortable than you are about it.

teacha.gif
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gdl - great post. Nice tumblr as well.
Looking for some non-iron dress shirts for work (business formal everyday for me).
Besides BB, any recommendations ($50-60)? I need to pick up ~6-7.
Thanks.

y no BB? they make great NI OCBDs imo.
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gdl - great post. Nice tumblr as well.
Looking for some non-iron dress shirts for work (business formal everyday for me).
Besides BB, any recommendations ($50-60)? I need to pick up ~6-7.
Thanks.

non-iron ffffuuuu.gif

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Bourbon in an atomizer? confused.gif

don't think you're allowed to pack those in a carry-on anymore...
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drink yourself until you pass out, and just be happy you are not the parent. i can almost guarantee that she is far more uncomfortable than you are about it.
teacha.gif

you may be right, I don't know...but her discomfort doesn't alleviate mine
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Thanks for the trouser info, gdl. I think I may just have to go bespoke on a pair of dress chinos to get them to fit the way I want. Every time I see Cary Grant movies I marvel at how awesome the high rise looks on him, even for casual trousers.
In other news, I am on a flight right now sitting next to a baby that is about to pop a lung crying. Anyone have suggestions for how to slip it a mouthful of bourbon while the mother isn't looking?

I've been thinking about getting a pair of custom chinos as well. Though, Roetzel wrote this on the matter:
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My favorite pants are definitely chinos. Not the modern, super close variant that sits at knee level, I mean the classic chino pant. Cotton khaki chinos. Interpreted British American Classic. I'm also not a fan of luxury chinos from Italy. Handsewn chinos are as absurd as hand-sewn jeans. Of course you can can make chinos from his tailor. But why? Chinos are a by-the-shelf product. Such as jeans. Or trench coats. Fit defects are included. It is a pity that the selection at Chinos is terribly small in this country. Chinos that meet my expectations are extremely difficult to find. But that's another topic. - Roetzel

Boyer said at some point that he wears custom twills and flannels, but buys his chinos OTR.

I've found RL chinos that work OK, but I'd still like a custom pair. I feel like they wouldn't be that expensive if you had a cheaper tailor copy an existing pair of trousers. Though, I think we've discussed the ethics of this before.

Re: the baby - pretend to give the baby a kiss, and then spit some whiskey in its mouth.
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I've been thinking about getting a pair of custom chinos as well. Though, Roetzel wrote this on the matter:
Boyer said at some point that he wears custom twills and flannels, but buys his chinos OTR.
I've found RL chinos that work OK, but I'd still like a custom pair. I feel like they wouldn't be that expensive if you had a cheaper tailor copy an existing pair of trousers. Though, I think we've discussed the ethics of this before.

I realize that it's kind of ridiculous to get bespoke chinos, which is why I don't have them yet, but I just haven't been able to find a pair that I liked. I also literally do not own a pair of jeans for the same reason, but I don't know if I could ever get custom jeans. Also jeans cut like trousers look completely ridiculous. Have you gone as far as looking into fabrics?

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Re: the baby - pretend to give the baby a kiss, and then spit some whiskey in its mouth.

Genius. I will attempt and report back.
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Update: the baby just sneezed a couple of times, so it appears to be diseased as well. Operation SpitKiss aborted.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I realize that it's kind of ridiculous to get bespoke chinos, which is why I don't have them yet, but I just haven't been able to find a pair that I liked. I also literally do not own a pair of jeans for the same reason, but I don't know if I could ever get custom jeans. Also jeans cut like trousers look completely ridiculous. Have you gone as far as looking into fabrics?
Genius. I will attempt and report back.

I'm still surprised you don't own a pair of jeans.

Haven't looked into fabrics. I'm trying out a pair of Steed trousers this year, and NSM. Will see if either makes a pair worth copying.

Have you read much of that Esquire's Encyclopedia?
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