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post #301 of 2070
Me too lol.
post #302 of 2070
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

Alright, I want to talk about Pingson's shoe choice in his first fit (sorry I'm having trouble quoting it atm).

 

Pingson went with cream trousers and dark brown shoes. The contrast is fairly jarring. I believe SB also posted a fit recently where he made a similar decision.

 

I have always based my shoe selection on my trouser color in such a way to be close enough without matching. If you imagine colors being light, medium, and dark generally I aim for my shoes being 1 step away from my pants.

 

Light pants take medium shoes

Medium pants take light or dark shoes

Dark pants take medium shoes

 

This is an overly simplistic rule of thumb that I use and there are plenty of exceptions, but I roughly try to follow this guideline to get an idea at least.

 

Is Pingson's choice here suboptimal? SB mentioned a dark tie balancing dark shoes; is there some sort of high contrast up top, high contrast on bottom idea at play here? Others' thoughts?


I think in both cases, I commented on the stark contrast. Pingson agreed, I think; SB said that reasonable minds can disagree.

 

I always feel that when the contrast is strong, it can (but need not) magnify the feet in a way that is not always attractive. There are other issues: too aggressive tapering when one's feet are US 10 and up makes one look like a duck. Having strongly contrasting shoes will only aggravate this unfortunate look.

 

Back in the day, I'd be happy with some good doc marten boots with strong stitching in burgandy or black, and lighter jeans more effectively brought out the stompingness of the shoes. I myself would prefer something like your point when wearing suit or SC: you want your shoes to be salient but not in your face. Beautiful shoes will naturally attract attention, especially if there is a subtle transition: no need to go punk.

 

That said, I don't mind the mind navy trousers and british tan shoes...sorry, maybe too GQ but I dunno, I kinda like it.

 

But as Butch says, reasonable minds can disagree.

 

 

post #303 of 2070

Sheesh, 50 thumbs...what's the record in any WAYWRN thread?

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/115485#post_7061089

 

I think it is pretty awesome

post #304 of 2070

I suppose tan and navy is a very American look, as it's rarely seen in Britain. 

post #305 of 2070
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Sheesh, 50 thumbs...what's the record in any WAYWRN thread?

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/115485#post_7061089

 

I think it is pretty awesome

 

I believe SWD regularly gets some 100+ posters. Stichy would know better.

post #306 of 2070
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Sheesh, 50 thumbs...what's the record in any WAYWRN thread?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/115485#post_7061089

I think it is pretty awesome

Not a record, but more than four times the minimum here (Click to show)

Hi Crat

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post #307 of 2070
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Sheesh, 50 thumbs...what's the record in any WAYWRN thread?
http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/115485#post_7061089
I think it is pretty awesome

lol, there is almost always at least a fit or two day that hit 50+ in SWD. i have had a few myself *braggy mcbraggenstein*

record is this bad boy from @Parker with over 200, and deservedly so.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/104000_20#post_6695514

here are the top 10 most liked fits all time, all from SWD WAYWT.

http://www.styleforum.net/pages/stats/top/range/1day/#posts

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l2b - 100 likes for a fit is not a common occurrence there, though a number of fits have made it.
post #308 of 2070
ja maar van SW&D; in het land der blinden......


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post #309 of 2070
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post #310 of 2070
-> SW&D use the thumbs button more.
post #311 of 2070
post #312 of 2070
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

I suppose tan and navy is a very American look, as it's rarely seen in Britain. 


Might be different for jeans? A nice pair of trickers brogue boots plus some good indigo selvedge.

post #313 of 2070
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 


Might be different for jeans? A nice pair of trickers brogue boots plus some good indigo selvedge.

 

Tan shoes + navy jeans    = :slayer:

Tan shoes + navy chinos  = :fonz:

Tan shoes + navy suit      = :( 

post #314 of 2070
I lol'ed
post #315 of 2070
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


link me. if i have not thumbed it, i will if i like it and i wont if i dont. your call!

i think clags will not like this being dome though.

I don't like it. But it isn't a huge deal. A 19 thumb fit is still beneficial to the thread. Also, I think @kulata, who possesses some insanely awesome sport coats, knows how to wear them, and has the build to wear them well, can really up his game by getting some new pocket squares!

 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

what's the record in any WAYWRN thread?

Don't know if it's the record, but I'm pleased. If there is a record, it was probably set in the last 2-3 months, when folks started using thumbs more.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

I insist, Clags is underrated. His suits / SC's might not be NSM or Steed or fucking Rubinacci but they are still at minimum MTO and he knows how to make them work. Kudos to you amigo Clags! :slayer:

I don't think I'm underrated. I think I'm underdiscussed, which may give that impression. It isn't something I mind. @Tirailleur1 once made a comment about this and chalked it up to general consistency in terms of style and direction. When Stitchy or Pingson or EFV or any number of people throw up great fits, they get quoted and discussed. Mine get a thumb and people move on. That last fit, which is probably my best, had two or three comments made about it.

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