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It seemed to me that the best dressed learned the 'Rules' inside out and then twisted them to their own ends. The narrow confines of the Look can be quite restrictive and I do like to push the boundaries on occasions. But are espadrilles a step too far?

Similarly, is pink a step too far? I have just resurrected an old but rarely worn pink M&S blue harbour polo. Seems to go with my tan and looks good in the wardrobe amongst all the navy/grey/blue/white.
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I think you're right Mr. K.



A well worn adage -



“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”



Dalai Lama



Also, anyone like the brown suede? Me and Pingson going against Americans and Germans here, http://www.styleforum.net/t/404836/friday-challenge-heavywight-tag-team-championship anyone fancy a vote?

 



What a great challenge and you and Pingson have done us proud. What a fantastic thing to know someone who shares your own highly-developed sense of style. The Look goes on!
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Similarly, is pink a step too far? I have just resurrected an old but rarely worn pink M&S blue harbour polo. Seems to go with my tan and looks good in the wardrobe amongst all the navy/grey/blue/white.

 



No, not at all. I often wear pink shirts for work and have worn pink polos. Your post has reminded me of another gap in my current wardrobe...
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I think you're right Mr. K.



A well worn adage -



“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”



Dalai Lama



Also, anyone like the brown suede? Me and Pingson going against Americans and Germans here, http://www.styleforum.net/t/404836/friday-challenge-heavywight-tag-team-championship anyone fancy a vote?

 



What a great challenge and you and Pingson have done us proud. What a fantastic thing to know someone who shares your own highly-developed sense of style. The Look goes on!

Very kind of you Mr. Knightley, thank you.
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Very kind of you Mr. Knightley, thank you.

Despite all the sharing of ideas across the internet and the 'global village' we all inhabit, you and Pingson still managed an English take on the challenge.  Any more detail about the clothes?  How did you get the coordination so spot on?

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Despite all the sharing of ideas across the internet and the 'global village' we all inhabit, you and Pingson still managed an English take on the challenge.  Any more detail about the clothes?  How did you get the coordination so spot on?

Pretty much based on the 'uniform'. Navy blazer/SC, grey trousers, brown shoes, pale blue shirt, brown grenadine tie. Then we swopped out the jacket for a summer weight to change it up. Having agreed on that timings were such that I took pics at end of my working day, sent em to him who took his pics ahead of taking his wife out. He just copied which were his favourite. Looked okay but didn't get us the win! Never mind.

Jacket is a three button. I feel much more comfortable in a three button (3 roll 2 that is). Got me thinking don't have too many two button actually.

Anyway, thanks again, much appreciated.
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Pretty much based on the 'uniform'. Navy blazer/SC, grey trousers, brown shoes, pale blue shirt, brown grenadine tie. Then we swopped out the jacket for a summer weight to change it up. Having agreed on that timings were such that I took pics at end of my working day, sent em to him who took his pics ahead of taking his wife out. He just copied which were his favourite. Looked okay but didn't get us the win! Never mind.

Jacket is a three button. I feel much more comfortable in a three button (3 roll 2 that is). Got me thinking don't have too many two button actually.

Anyway, thanks again, much appreciated.

But you were close...

 

For the end of working day I would say you looked pretty cool!  It was so hot here end of last week I didn't venture into the office.  Where is the best place to get a brown grenadine tie?

post #533 of 537
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One item of clothing that was always very dear to the skinhead's heart was footwear and I still often start with the shoe glance and tend to work my way up when assessing someone's look.  Anyone else do this?

(late reply but ...) Absolutely do that myself: Goodyear-welted is often a good indicator to me. I have a strong preference for shoes made that way.
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I am still looking for a plain derby shoe,preferably with a dainite sole,they really do seem to be quite a rarity,and a brown one is even more scarce.

Have you seen the Alnwick (black not brown but rubber sole) derby on the Charles Tyrwhitt (ctshirts.co.uk) website? Like you, I think a rubber sole can be very useful in our climate (maybe not just at the moment). I have a pair of their black longwing brogues (Paddington) with rubber sole and they're very good in winter; they're also currently reduced price on website.
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But you were close...

For the end of working day I would say you looked pretty cool!  It was so hot here end of last week I didn't venture into the office.  Where is the best place to get a brown grenadine tie?

Last Thursday that was about 3 ish iirc, was quite warm (!)

Brown Grenadines, now we're talking! Get mine from...

Drakes here. http://www.drakes.com

Cappelli from Italy http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/index.php?osCsid=7jrmvp80fck48b37islpf8bse7 (€25 euros P&P or free with order of 5 ties

Henry Carter from Aus, vis Italy, if the price works out. http://www.henrycarter.com.au P&P to add along with import duty.

Tipped or untapped give you different knots and drape. All three manufacturers give something different, including price.

Out of all of mine I really like my brown and navy blue, very easy to use across a range of looks
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Last Thursday that was about 3 ish iirc, was quite warm (!)

Brown Grenadines, now we're talking! Get mine from...

Drakes here. http://www.drakes.com

Cappelli from Italy http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/index.php?osCsid=7jrmvp80fck48b37islpf8bse7 (€25 euros P&P or free with order of 5 ties

Henry Carter from Aus, vis Italy, if the price works out. http://www.henrycarter.com.au P&P to add along with import duty.

Tipped or untapped give you different knots and drape. All three manufacturers give something different, including price.

Out of all of mine I really like my brown and navy blue, very easy to use across a range of looks

Thanks Cleav.  Actually I have just ordered a chocolate brown one from Mark Marengo of Savile Row that has a very interesting self-paisley design woven in.  Can't wait to get it!

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Thanks Cleav.  Actually I have just ordered a chocolate brown one from Mark Marengo of Savile Row that has a very interesting self-paisley design woven in.  Can't wait to get it!

Excellent, look forward to the review.
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