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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

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.

He tries on shit for fun.
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He also does dumb, unexpected things when he gets agitated.  Which is often.  So it's wise to check.  I look forward to his reassurance!

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

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
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.

BRUH. It would be amazing with mid to darker grey trousers. You must be too drunk already.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

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.

 

My oxfords I would wear/have worn with a SC:

 

     *   snuff  suede wingtip, unlined, natural edge

     *   walnut (tan) semi-brogues

     *   spectators

 

My derbies/bluchers I would wear/have worn with a suit:

     *   dark brown LWB's but single sole and flat welt

     *   vintage #8 shell vintage Florsheim Imperials (because I'm pretty sure it's in the US Constitution I get to wear @#$%^ gunboats with a suit if I want.)

 

I have enough shoes to not have to stray from the "guideline" but most of the exceptions above demonstrate there are elements on the formality scale other than lacing systems.

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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

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:

 

 

I see no reason at all not to wear these with a smarter sports jacket - something with warm tones but tailored and sharp, and with a tie and PS of course.

 

Great shoes.  But don't get two more the same: make the black one a punched toe cap, say, and perhaps the burgundy a wingtip, or even a short boot.  Variety is the spice of life. 

 

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 

 most of the exceptions above demonstrate there are elements on the formality scale other than lacing systems.

 

Exactly so.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

His wife brought him in. Duh.
No my wife was shopping and I was goofung around.
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Noodlers we need to help the man with his casual game. Those jeans have gotta go.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post


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
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.


Mr Six, cream trousers or white trousers surely for a summery look. The right blue might work too (:devil:).

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Noodlers we need to help the man with his casual game. Those jeans have gotta go.
Very Tru. Or get tailored.
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I will put these on sale.
I would like to offer to Noodlers before I put them up for all to see. PM me if you want first dips.
Tom Ford

T&A

Zegna

Brioni

Drake's
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Don't sell that drakes tie. Are you crazy? It's one of the most classic ties.


Edited by Monkeyface - 5/24/15 at 9:51am
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

While you guys are talking about shoes, I wonder how many in here, if any, consider it a 'guideline' to wear Oxfords with suits and Derbies with sportcoats? Does anyone consider it gauche to wear a pair of captoed Oxfords with sportcoat and trousers? Is what I'm wondering about even a thing? 

 

[...]

 

I’m more likely to wear a Derby/Blucher with a suit than an Oxford with an odd jacket, but this probably has at least something to do with my relatively modest shoe collection, in which even my Derbies tend to be rather formal cap toes of one sort or another and thus are easier to ‘dress up’ than my Oxfords are to ‘dress down’.   That said, independently of my own wardrobe limitations I do at times find it distracting when someone else wears dressy Oxfords with a casual fit.

 

Regarding suede, I could never quite get behind the notion that it’s a uniquely fall/winter look; I think Manton is, or was, a prominent local spokesperson for that view:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/338954/streamlined-shoe-wardrobe

 

Upon reflection, I think my own sense of suede’s associations has more to do with its relatively casualness than with its seasonality.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Don't sell that drakes tie. Are you crazy? It's one of the most classic ties.

+1. Seriously, Noodles. Come on man.
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Let him sell it. I'll buy it. Since its heavily used I'll take it for $20!
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$21!


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