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Great Controversies in the iGentry

post #1 of 155
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I'm trying to come up with a list of sartorial minutia that have been argued over on StyFo. It's always interesting to hear what both sides have to say on these matters. (The camps are not always split 50/50 over these issues; sometimes there is a vocal minority of 10-25% on one side)

One of the most visible debates may be the one over odd navy pants. It actually came up again today in the Noodle tie thread. Navy pants have been discussed in detail HERE

Another such debate is the one over whether one must cover his waistband in black tie settings. I'm with the minority/Ian Fleming on this one. Have no issue with showing the white of a shirt beneath the top button, provided that the person is slim.

What are some other controversies like these ones? If you can think of anything, please post a link to the past discussion.

I'm tagging a few members below, but everyone is encouraged to add their comments

@Claghorn
@in stitches
@mafoofan
@ImTheGroom
@NAMOR
Edited by jrd617 - 2/26/14 at 4:50pm
post #2 of 155
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Whether burgundy is only suitable for cordovan shoes is another one. I agree with this one. Calf burgundy looks like plastic.

Whether tan only works as a color for linen/cotton suits is another one. I don't agree with this one.
Edited by jrd617 - 2/25/14 at 6:03pm
post #3 of 155
Dark on bottom.
White shirts.
PoW scale on suits and SCs

I'll tell you what is not a controversy, how freaking awesome I am.
post #4 of 155
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Dark on bottom.
White shirts.
PoW scale on suits and SCs

Good ones.

Since you're too lazy to link, I will do it myself for dark on bottom and white shirts.

Can you be bothered to think of the link to PoW scale? Pretty please?

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I'll tell you what is not a controversy, how freaking awesome I am.

This is questionable. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 155
i cant think of a particular thread it about it, but it comes up a lot.

no, not at all. inarguable fact.
post #6 of 155
If you really want to get people riled up, ask whether it's ok to wear an undershirt.
post #7 of 155
Or whether it's ok to wear shoes inside the house.
post #8 of 155
Unbel so lolzy ftw.
post #9 of 155
Odd grey worsted jackets are impossible (especially when worn with navy strides,)

One that boils my piss is whenever someone (like Clags, on occasion) posts a pic of an obvious hard three button jacket, some numbskull will reply telling him to unbutton the top button.

ALL of my jackets are ventless. If they didn't come that way I have them closed. Suck it haters!
post #10 of 155
What about the classic 'do you wash your dress shirt after each wear?' discussion? #CVStape
post #11 of 155
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What about the classic 'do you wash your dress shirt after each wear?' discussion? #CVStape

That wasn't a controversy. That was Reevolving being an idiot/troll and everyone else telling him to STFU. (99.9% vs. 0.1%)
post #12 of 155
Wearing a tie with no jacket + wearing a jacket with no tie.

Personally, I wear a jacket with no tie fairly often, but I'm not a big fan of a tie with no jacket. Although I'll occasionally take my jacket off during the day if I'm presenting a particularly engaging or exuberant lesson. (Even when wearing a tie)
post #13 of 155
Ascots/day cravats are always good for a controversy. Of course, I am firmly in the pro-ascot camp.
post #14 of 155
Whether socks should complement or match trou.
Brown suits.
Grey sportcoats.
Whether articles which stand out can be in Good Taste.
The certainty that your first bespoke suit will be a mistake.
Whether being dressed well can be measured objectively.
The Rules.
post #15 of 155
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Originally Posted by Renault78law View Post

Whether socks should complement or match trou.
Good one, link?
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Brown suits.
Not sure about this one.

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Grey sportcoats.
Do you mean non-tweed? A grey herringbone isn't going to elicit much controversy, but a light grey flannel odd jacket might, especially if paired with khaki pants
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Whether articles which stand out can be in Good Taste.
Very vague. Looking for specific minutia here.

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The certainty that your first bespoke suit will be a mistake.
Link?

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Whether being dressed well can be measured objectively.
Very vague. Looking for specific minutia here.
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The Rules.
Very vague again.
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