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Thanks for the thumbs up for my approach to dressing for the Ad-Lib Club.  I have to say that, for an occasion like that I would 'risk' more skinhead items together than I would for, say, going to a meeting!

 

My reaction to the picture of the broken politician was simply how dare he appropriate any of my items of clothing!  I suppose, on further reflection, I would agree with cov's comments.

 

Belts - yes a tricky subject. My history of belt wearing is something like this:

 

Mid 60s wearing a fairly wide belt with hipster trou. 

 

From around 1967 when I started having MTM suits and trousers I wore them 'self-supporting' with the side adjusters.  Jeans worn with braces or no support.

 

By the early 70s there was a return to belt loops on trousers and the wearing of belts with suits, odd trousers and jeans.  Something that has continued for me with the exception of bespoke trousers.

 

Like @cerneabbas I match my black shoes and belts.  Unlike cerne I don't worry too much about actually matching the browns.  As long as shoes and belt are from the same brown family  I am happy.  I do like to match the material and style to the rest of the outfit - that goes without saying.  A good crossover belt is a very dark brown plaited leather I find.

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I know what you mean about too many items. For me in that photo it is the buttondown collar rather than the tartan lining that needs to go (plus the jeans are a bit shit). Same principle differently expressed. As for Mr K he is dressed pretty much how I would for that function. And you won't be at all surprised at my approach to belts, I have 1 and it is black.

I agree on the jeans, they look pretty terrible, well worn but not really in a good way.  I also don't like the way he has zipped up the jacket just 'one third' of its length, looks very sloppy and just accentuates his beer gut.

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Belts..now I will admit to being a bit obsessive about matching belts to shoes.

I'm the same. It's a suedehead favorite, but more than that just a matter of classic elegance. 

I have 3 belt colors to match my shoes : black, brown, and oxblood.

You can match your (leather) watch strap too (if you wear a watch) with your shoes and belt. Something people do here.

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I'm the same. It's a suedehead favorite, but more than that just a matter of classic elegance. 
I have 3 belt colors to match my shoes : black, brown, and oxblood.
You can match your (leather) watch strap too (if you wear a watch) with your shoes and belt. Something people do here.


I do the same with the belts and shoes-- though not pedantically. Really, barring personal preference, the only color you SHOULD be sure to match is black. Black belt, shoes, watch strap(unless it's a metal bracelet style). Other than that and obviously clashing colors, you can (and I do) wear various shades of brown, tan, and reds(oxblood, burgundy, Alden #8, etc.).
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