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If I could reach from here, I would actually slap your stupid face.  What the hell are you doing, man?

Can't resist the name brand.

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If I could reach from here, I would actually slap your stupid face.  What the hell are you doing, man?

+1,000,000
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If I could reach from here, I would actually slap your stupid face.  What the hell are you doing, man?

Could be a good beater suit to reduce wear on the Formosas. peepwall[1].gif
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Is that a formosa, mr six?

what cloth?

Yep. Caccioppoli wool/silk/linen blend.

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/sport-coats/caccioppoli-summer-glenplaid-single-breasted-sport-coat-8-9-oz-wool-silk-linen.html
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Your saying you don't have any grey trousers? Those would be perfect with that jacket
My thoughts exactly--mid/darker grey seems like a perfect combination.  

I have a few pairs of mid-grey in different shades and fabrics. I wasn't crazy about any of them with it. I realize that sounds crazy. And I only just started drinking.
post #24170 of 37396

Mimo!

 

Hope all is well,

 

I saw your post above and it reminded me of some advice you gave me in October 2013 re a fit pick featuring some $100 cap toes:

 

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2. Buy better shoes.  There is a whole world of shoe-love here that you should investigate.  Even if it's Allen Edmonds to start with.  But get rid of those ugly fuckers; nothing brings down an outfit faster

 

You'll be happy to know that I picked up my first pair of Vass today, and know where to get more. And while yes it's true that we Americans do obviously dictate the world wide standards of good taste every where and forever, I'm living in Canada and trying to be inconspicuous as I live among them. But my question was more about oxfords with odd jackets. I'd asked you once before you didn't seem to mind the idea. I thought I'd ask in here and wonder out loud if anyone else has reservations about a pair of cap toed oxfords with an odd jacket or is that rule of thumb (if there ever even was one) considered outdated and forgotten.

 

Good to see you in here Sir.

 

-Bill

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If I could reach from here, I would actually slap your stupid face.  What the hell are you doing, man?

 

I hope he's just trolling...

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His wife brought him in. Duh.

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Bill my dear friend, congratulations on your excellent new shoes - let's see!

 

In the mean time, I should be more specific: a dressy black cap toe would not be exactly wrong with e.g. a blue blazer and grey trousers.  But it's getting firmly into security guard/flight attendant/private school uniform territory. 

 

I'd definitely wear a plain cap toe with an odd jacket, but a tan one - the lighter the better.  Possibly brown or burgundy.  But basically, dialling a notch down on formality and up in interest, is better: a quarter brogue at least and/or and interesting colour or texture.  Apart from that, the fact that it's an oxford rather than a derby is irrelevant - just a bit sharper in the look, while not necessarily more formal.

 

By the same token I've been known to wear a black derby brogue with a navy business suit.  And I'm not even a Murrican.  But with the black colour, an elegant last and a high polish, the formality is there even in what is technically a country style.  It works both ways.

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Noodles, this is why people think you're indecisive. Next week you'll be posting bad Men''s Warehouse fit pictures. Stop wasting time trying on shit you're not going to buy and taking pictures of it. It's bad enough that you keep posting fit pictures when you're not properly dressed to try on tailored jackets.
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His wife brought him in. Duh.

 

Maybe she's been reading and is now aware of how many Zara suits she can make him buy when he sells his Formosas, and still have change for a handbag.

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Oxfords I have that I would wear with a sport coat: snuff suede wing tips, dark brown suede semi-brogues, oxblood hatchgrain wing tips. Maybe antic cognac austerity brogues

Derbies I have that I would wear with a suit: maybe dark brown 2-eyelet plain toes.
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Bill, let's see!

 

 

 

Just a basic brown captoe oxford, though a very obvious step up from the couple pairs of AE derbies that had constituted my entire stable before today, and which I still enjoy. I got a fairly insane deal, $720 Canadian (under $600 US) with lasted trees included, taxes included and no shipping (or duty/brokerage) costs thanks to SF member jokb who is just beginning to distribute Vass in Canada and happens to live near me. I couldn't pass that up. They'll get worn maybe 4 or 5 times a year so I imagine I may never have to buy brown cap Oxfords again so long as I maintain them.

 

I figured these would work with any suit I'll ever own as I don't plan on owning a black suit. I'll eventually add Black and Burgundy of the same shoe and feel like I've covered the 'staples' of suit shoes. Anyway, Jok's pic of my shoes, thanks for asking:

 


Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 5/23/15 at 11:14pm
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An oxford with a SC should be light in color, and/or have brouging to make it more informal. or be the above mentioned suede. 

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An oxford with a SC should be light in color, and/or have brouging to make it more informal. or be the above mentioned suede. 

 

 

My 'real world' right now is Toronto where the average shoe game, even on Bay Street, is terrible and I'm pretty sure that next to no one here would recognize the mistake of a more formal cap oxford with a sport coat. That said, I won't wear those shoes pictured above with a SC so I guess I'm going to need some suits. The Missus is going to love this. :)

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Obviously, it isn't some mortal offense, and they can be worn together. Also, out of Europe, as long as you aren't wearing terrible duck billed loafers, you're good.

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