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post #22261 of 37396
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

In all seriousness, yes, regarding the blue or white shirt and silk knit tie if you want to build a classic business wardrobe over time. The other option would be to dress this down a bit with a very nice black loafer. That is another way to "bring on the black". There is more to life than brown shoes, although I am still buying brown/tan suede currently. smile.gif

'Black' and 'loafer' just don't compute. The image in my head is not of the pleasing kind. Can't think of a fit where any other shade would not be better. Would you have a sample fit pic?
post #22262 of 37396
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

'Black' and 'loafer' just don't compute. The image in my head is not of the pleasing kind. Can't think of a fit where any other shade would not be better. Would you have a sample fit pic?

Let me repeat myself. Navy blazer, white shirt, navy knit or grenadine, mid grey trousers and a sleek black loafer. The only substitute is burgundy loafers in that fit, but that is not as conservative.
post #22263 of 37396

^^You could sub in a black monk without hurting anything :nest:

post #22264 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post

^^You could sub in a black monk without hurting anything nest.gif

Nah, the buckles look too affected and are too flashy in an conservative environment.
post #22265 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Nah, the buckles look too affected and are too flashy in an conservative environment.

Maybe it's a UK vs. US thing but I'm not seeing it. Of course I also have no issue with black loafers in the evening in the context discussed.
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I worked in Mayfair for a couple of years and feel like monks were reasonably common.  I don't really have an opinion on whether they're more or less conservative than loafers, as I think conservativeness is as much a function of the individual shoe as its type, but I do think they're equally casual.  But mainly I just dislike loafers so if I was dressed as MF described I'd be wearing monks.

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I was recently notified that my presence on SF was requested - i might occassionally respond to that :-)

You keep dressing fab, boys!

post #22268 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Or dark brown tie


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How did I do?

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^ I think it looks great.

As others have said, I'd slightly extend the collar point length on any future orders on the shirts.
post #22270 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Christopher Essex View Post

^ I think it looks great.

As others have said, I'd slightly extend the collar point length on any future orders on the shirts.

Yes, I definitely agree with you on the length of the collar point. 

Thanks for chiming in. Appreciate it.

post #22271 of 37396
Looks awesome noodles! Try it with a black tie next.
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Nice work Noodles. Love that Formosa.
post #22273 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Looks awesome noodles! Try it with a black tie next.

Thanks!

Interesting that no one is telling me to do a midnight navy.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Thanks!
Interesting that no one is telling me to do a midnight navy.

Works too, but I guess people want to avoid the American flag effect with that white and red striped shirt.
post #22275 of 37396

I think brown is ideal here, but an olive neat would make for a subtle but beautiful three-pattern bingo with that suit/shirt combination.  

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