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Originally Posted by colco View Post
 

Context like environment, regional norms should be considered.  

 

Regional norms should be ignored whenever they are bad.  This is Styleforum.  Dare to be better!

 

But of course you're right.  Sweeping generalisations are just good for stimulating the discussion sometimes.

 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

Cordovan Tassel Loafers are still worn daily by large groups of men in suits. 

 

I'm sure you're right, and I have walked on Wall Street at least.  But I still don't think slippers with a business suit are proper CBD.  The Ivy League context with a blazer and khakis, that makes a lot more sartorial sense to me.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Regional norms should be ignored whenever they are bad.  This is Styleforum.  Dare to be better!

 

But of course you're right.  Sweeping generalisations are just good for stimulating the discussion sometimes.

 

 

I'm sure you're right, and I have walked on Wall Street at least.  But I still don't think slippers with a business suit are proper CBD.  The Ivy League context with a blazer and khakis, that makes a lot more sartorial sense to me.

Thank  you for qualifying your statements.  :)

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Hey, don't get carried away.  Strident intransigence is at the heart of all the best SF discussions. :)

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Hey, don't get carried away.  Strident intransigence is at the heart of all the best SF discussions. :)

I think that is why I am bad an the internet.

post #32780 of 37416
I like Chelseas more with urban/slick outfits or black denim. I guess it could be a Beatles influence. I don't see them as "trad", not to say they aren't classic.

I think Chukkas are better with suede and tweed, cords, flannels, etc. Then again I'm obsessed with chukkas.

Speaking of tweed trousers:



Cargo Trousers!
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Well, Wall Street and Ivy League campus (loafers) vs. Beatnik vibe (chalsea boots), I choose beatniks any time.

Loafer is a slipon indoor shoe in essence and is just plain wrong. Summer, sockless OK, with suit and socks, wrong!
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I like Chelseas more with urban/slick outfits or black denim. I guess it could be a Beatles influence. I don't see them as "trad", not to say they aren't classic.

I think Chukkas are better with suede and tweed, cords, flannels, etc. Then again I'm obsessed with chukkas.

Speaking of tweed trousers:



Cargo Trousers!

 

I don't think you could have taken that picture in worse lighting if you'd tried....

 

Come on mang...

post #32783 of 37416

Looks like we have yet another poster who likes arcane rules and over-generalizing without regard to either personal preference, context or regional cultural differences.

 

Welcome!

post #32784 of 37416
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

I don't think you could have taken that picture in worse lighting if you'd tried....

 

Come on mang...

Isolation seems to prefer a more....artistic approach to posting fit pics.

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Is he leaning on the arm of the sofa? Or just slouching.
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It looks like the left leg is cut huge because of the shadow lol.

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Simple formula: if you wear more sportcoats than suits, loafers are essential.

 

I don't think anyone was advocating loafers with suits, except PCK with the bizarre data point about tassel loafers on Wall St., as if this is intended to have greater significance.

post #32788 of 37416
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

Simple formula: if you wear more sportcoats than suits, loafers are essential.

 

I don't think anyone was advocating loafers with business suits, except PCK with the bizarre data point about tassel loafers on Wall St., as if this is intended to have greater significance.

Just added one little word there.

post #32789 of 37416
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

Simple formula: if you wear more sportcoats than suits, loafers are essential.

 

I don't think anyone was advocating loafers with suits, except PCK with the bizarre data point about tassel loafers on Wall St., as if this is intended to have greater significance.

 

 

Flawed formula.  "Essential"? I wear plenty of sports coats and don't own a single pair of loafers (unless you count the suede driving shoes I wear as house slippers).  I manage to avoid going barefoot when so attired by selecting from a diverse series of derbies and chukkas.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

 

 

Flawed formula.  "Essential"? I wear plenty of sports coats and don't own a single pair of loafers (unless you count the suede driving shoes I wear as house slippers).  I manage to avoid going barefoot when so attired by selecting from a diverse series of derbies and chukkas.

 

You also wear chelseas, so, talk to the hand

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