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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

How do Noodlers weigh in on French cuffs paired with SC's? Rule breaker/ deal breaker? Rule breaker/ rock it anyway?

I don't, because FC shirts are generally more formal and the combination looks off to me. Other things I don't wear with SCs: white shirts (other than oxford button-downs), black shoes, balmoral shoes of any color. (Breaking the last rule today with a pair of RLPL Mackays in dark oak.) YMMV.
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Cuffs are too formal for me. And I wear suits everyday. 

post #22128 of 37392
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How do Noodlers weigh in on French cuffs paired with SC's? Rule breaker/ deal breaker? Rule breaker/ rock it anyway?

Not a big deal to me. If I were rebuilding my shirt wardrobe from scratch, I'd have less French cuff shirts and more barrel cuff shirts. It's on the list of technically not quite right but not big enough of a deal to bother me things.
post #22129 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I don't, because FC shirts are generally more formal and the combination looks off to me. Other things I don't wear with SCs: white shirts (other than oxford button-downs), black shoes, balmoral shoes of any color. (Breaking the last rule today with a pair of RLPL Mackays in dark oak.) YMMV.

Generally agree with the bolded ones. I'll make an exception for a blazer and grey trousers with white shirts, though, as I regard it's formality to be between a suit and other odd jackets. I'll wear black shoes a bit more liberally; basically any time I am wearing grey trousers and a blue or grey / black and white jacket.
post #22130 of 37392
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

It  seems as a couple of members own black double monks. So the question is, do you wear it with suits or with sport coats? If with the latter, how do you put together the rest of the outfit? Would love to see some good examples including SCs and black double monks.

Navy Ring Jacket suit and Lobb black cap toe double monks.
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I used to be anti-black shoes with navy, but as of recently I really love the combo. Something about the sleek/city-ness of the navy and black really appeals to me. Great fit Gus! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Also, Noodles, good to have you back. This thread has not had sufficient picnic attacks recently.
post #22132 of 37392
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

How do Noodlers weigh in on French cuffs paired with SC's? Rule breaker/ deal breaker? Rule breaker/ rock it anyway?

It's one of my very few pet peeves.  I really really really dislike that.  

 

Really

post #22133 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I don't, because FC shirts are generally more formal and the combination looks off to me. Other things I don't wear with SCs: white shirts (other than oxford button-downs), black shoes, balmoral shoes of any color. (Breaking the last rule today with a pair of RLPL Mackays in dark oak.) YMMV.
I agree, except if they are suede
post #22134 of 37392
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Also, Noodles, good to have you back. This thread has not had sufficient picnic attacks recently.

Thanks, sir. 

I might have a picnic attack later today. The shirts I picked up from Korea may have collars that are too high. But I'll let you all be the judge of that. 

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What sort of tie pairings should I be looking at for this suit? Tried searching the Noodle archives but found nada.

 

 

As for shoes, I imagine everything from mid-brown to black would work. How about suede?

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Stitch I agree your outfit looks incredible especially with the black shoes.
If I was in your shoes (har har) I wouof have worn a rust color tie and suede shoes. Again I don't want to take away from your fit because it's incredible.
I see the argument now it's if I really want to spring for a pair of black.

Last time I posted a fit with this suit I was wearing a blue/white striped shirt, blue/brown neat pattern tie, and brown suede shoes, black shoes there would have been bad. But why would I want to limit myself to wearing this suit in only one way? The beauty/fun for me is being able to wear it in an number of ways, some call for black shoes and other for brown. And had I not had black shoes, todays ensemble would have been impossible.

Thats why I strongly advocate for both black and brown shoes, it allows for maximum versatility in ones arsenal.
post #22137 of 37392
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What sort of tie pairings should I be looking at for this suit? Tried searching the Noodle archives but found nada.
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As for shoes, I imagine everything from mid-brown to black would work. How about suede?

Almost any tie that you would wear with a gray suit. Solids, neats, dots, stripes... as long as the scale is varied appropriately.
post #22138 of 37392
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Thanks, sir. 
I might have a picnic attack later today. The shirts I picked up from Korea may have collars that are too high. But I'll let you all be the judge of that. 

Dude there's something funny going on with your sig....like its says there's a Formosa for sale?

Wtf
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How about suede?

 

Uh....YEAH!

post #22140 of 37392
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Dude there's something funny going on with your sig....like its says there's a Formosa for sale?

Wtf

He spent all of his money on hair dye.
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