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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Well I finally got my plain derby shoes with rubber soles yesterday,Loake Waverleys the same last as the Royal and although I have wondered about the toe shape of the Royal in the past I think that it looks good  on the plain version.
A pity that Loake only do the Waverley in black though,I think that if they did it in Tan grain leather it would be a very nice looking shoe,and I would definitely buy a pair.

Had a google for Loake Waverleys and they look fine if a bit on the rugged side with the soles. I'm trying to resist searching for a pair of Cleav's black pebble-grain Crockett & Jones boots, as seen early on in this thread.
Edited by covskin - 10/23/14 at 12:31pm
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

I am also paying great attention to that other look - CBD - and the lessons that can be learned there and the pitfalls to be avoided (check out recent Friday Challenges for some of the highs and lows).

In London today I noted the 'new formality' is still there and very sombre clothing seems to rule in business districts.  Glad I went for that type of look myself today.

Great, will look for those CBD outfits. Currently thinking on a grey Italian CBD tie as a change to my usual navy blue ground - grey has a formal daywear feel to it which also makes it suitable, I think.

That sombre City look is pretty much my CBD look, if only there was more tie-wearing going on though. Even tie with top button undone - which, I confess, is my longstanding default mode when wearing a tie. Such sprezz lol!
Edited by covskin - 10/23/14 at 12:42pm
post #678 of 687
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

I am also paying great attention to that other look - CBD - and the lessons that can be learned there and the pitfalls to be avoided (check out recent Friday Challenges for some of the highs and lows).

Been revisiting some CBD threads and have to say the Americans really don't get it, boring plain ties, brown shoes, bright colour suits and overchecks. It is as if they have no personal history of suit-wearing somehow, or a very different one. Nothing to learn there. Americans I have experienced in a business context in the flesh though, internal auditors and the like, they do seem to get it - a strange disconnect.
Edited by covskin - 10/24/14 at 6:16am
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post


Been revisiting some CBD threads and have to say the Americans really don't get it, boring plain ties, brown shoes, bright colour suits and overchecks. It is as if they have no personal history of suit-wearing somehow, or a very different one. Nothing to learn there. Americans I have experienced in a business context in the flesh though, internal auditors and the like, they do seem to get it - a strange disconnect.

Hmmm...The Australians and Scandinavians seem to be very much on the up tho'.

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Great, will look for those CBD outfits. Currently thinking on a grey Italian CBD tie as a change to my usual navy blue ground - grey has a formal daywear feel to it which also makes it suitable, I think.

That sombre City look is pretty much my CBD look, if only there was more tie-wearing going on though. Even tie with top button undone - which, I confess, is my longstanding default mode when wearing a tie. Such sprezz lol!

Sprezz indeed!  I must say, even though that was my default mode for a year or two in the late 60s, I now keep my top button done up except perhaps on the hottest days when I don't wear a tie.

post #681 of 687
Suit jacket with jeans. I know we are all thinking Jeremy Clarkson and guts spilling over waistbands but it is also a mod look so is capable of looking good, or at least ok. A real conundrum for the wardrobe minimalists among us looking for crossover opportunities, but not something I have dabbled in myself so I am wondering what the guidelines might be. Jackets of American/Continental silhouette rather than the formality of the English silhouette? Not to be attempted by the over 30s/40s/50s? I think the 'dark pressed denim' type of advice is a red herring by the way, trying too hard to not be denim in a much too matchy way.

Anyway, some nice looks to think about on this thread

http://www.styleforum.net/t/326622/renounced-mc-cbd-in-favor-of-toned-down-sharp-casual
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^ I am also thinking on boating blazers so I am not sure that I am entirely sane at this point!
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It ain't straightforward madras or gingham but it is definitely within the look, whatever it is

http://instagram.com/p/vBhM_oocSw/

I like the simplicity of the fixed width/no overcheck and the colouring reminds me of the patchwork and Solatios colouring that followed on from the first wave of skinhead.
Edited by covskin - 11/6/14 at 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

Suit jacket with jeans. I know we are all thinking Jeremy Clarkson and guts spilling over waistbands but it is also a mod look so is capable of looking good, or at least ok. A real conundrum for the wardrobe minimalists among us looking for crossover opportunities, but not something I have dabbled in myself so I am wondering what the guidelines might be. Jackets of American/Continental silhouette rather than the formality of the English silhouette? Not to be attempted by the over 30s/40s/50s? I think the 'dark pressed denim' type of advice is a red herring by the way, trying too hard to not be denim in a much too matchy way.

Anyway, some nice looks to think about on this thread

http://www.styleforum.net/t/326622/renounced-mc-cbd-in-favor-of-toned-down-sharp-casual

Suit jacket and jeans has, thanks in part to the fat-gutted jokers you mention, fallen into disrepute of late.  In the late 60s it was certainly a look, especially in late 68 - 69 for me.  I tended to wear a navy jacket with jeans that were slightly lighter in colour so a bit like blazer and jeans in a way.

 

I agree with your suggested 'guidelines' although I do still occasionally wear blazer and jeans today at my ripe old age:D

 

Must delve into that thread.

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It ain't straightforward madras or gingham but it is definitely within the look, whatever it is

http://instagram.com/p/vBhM_oocSw/

I like the simplicity of the fixed width/no overcheck and the colouring reminds me of the patchwork and Solatios colouring that followed on from the first wave of skinhead.

Nice shirt.  Yes, it does have that feel to it.

post #686 of 687
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Been revisiting some CBD threads and have to say the Americans really don't get it, boring plain ties, brown shoes, bright colour suits and overchecks. It is as if they have no personal history of suit-wearing somehow, or a very different one. Nothing to learn there. Americans I have experienced in a business context in the flesh though, internal auditors and the like, they do seem to get it - a strange disconnect.

I have also been wondering what is wrong with many of the looks seen on those threads.  There was recently a Friday Challenge on the Classic Menswear board called 'Italian CBD - Classico con Sprezzatura'.  Entrants posted some wonderful suits and shoes, etc and most were in keeping with the idea behind the challenge.  However, as one member remarked none of them actually managed to look Italian or especially nonchalant - they had the look but not the 'attitude'.

 

So I was left wondering whether any of us can successfully dress in a 'foreign' manner without looking unnatural - as though we are trying too hard / wearing costume.  It seems to confirm that a personal style must evolve over many, many years and cannot simply be achieved by throwing vast sums of money at very beautiful but often unsuitable clothes.

post #687 of 687
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Suit jacket and jeans has, thanks in part to the fat-gutted jokers you mention, fallen into disrepute of late.  In the late 60s it was certainly a look, especially in late 68 - 69 for me.  I tended to wear a navy jacket with jeans that were slightly lighter in colour so a bit like blazer and jeans in a way.

Yep, a monochrome blue look, with dark upper/light lower contrast, is the way to make it work. Can't see a brown or a grey jacket working too well - the single colour unifies the separates. Jeans as the modern flannels/cricket whites? (I'm thinking boating blazers again!)
Edited by covskin - 11/11/14 at 4:46am
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