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I think the shoes may not be formal enough for the outfit.

 

What's the consensus on wingtips? My understanding is that they were once considered very formal, but I too now regard them (anything with broguing, really) as at most business casual.

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I think the shoes may not be formal enough for the outfit.

 

What's the consensus on wingtips? My understanding is that they were once considered very formal, but I too now regard them (anything with broguing, really) as at most business casual.

 

It depends.  Other factors being equal, any departure from simplicity, including the addition of decoration like broguing, is a departure from formality. 

 

That's only one consideration, though.  The last (shape of the shoe) can make a wingtip either dressy enough for a city suit (these days, at least) or countrified enough for a tweed-clad shooting outing.

 

And, the Derby/Oxford distinction I mentioned upthread is still worth taking into consideration.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I think Tom Ford doesn't get a lot of love here but I find his fabrics to be beautiful and his clothes very well tailored.







Suit: Tom Ford
Shirt: Kiton
Tie: Hober
Shoes: Vass
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Sup, y'all?

 

I really shouldn't keep wearing these baggy pants, but they're so comfortable.

 

Phone is matchy-matchy with shirt.

 

EDIT: Jfrater, I like what you have going on, but I think the shoes are too casual (they're just about right in formality for the cloth of the suit, but I think the white shirt and restrained furnishings make it a touch dressier). In a perfect world, you'd be able to find a shirt with a spread collar that perfectly continues the seam between collar and lapel (something I normally don't sweat, but I think the seam on that lapel is placed differently in order to make that possible).

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@AAC, those trousers look great and the fit is superb. Honestly, not many people get a fit that perfect, IMO.

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hey guys - making my quarterly contribution

 

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Very nice but you'd better put on some socks before venturing out. wink.gif
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@An Acute Style , what brand are the jacket and pants? Digging the peak lapel blazer. Looks rad!

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@An Acute Style , what brand are the jacket and pants? Digging the peak lapel blazer. Looks rad!

Thanks.  The pants are PRL made in Italy extrafine virgin wool from eBay.  I had my tailor hook them up a bit.  I also thrifted the jacket.  It's from Suit Supply.

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 I am really digging these pants though.  I like the fuller cut and drape.   




Those look great. You'll find it hard to wear skinny pants after wearing those,
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@RedDevil10 is baaaack!!!

Clags, buy a hat.
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What's the consensus on wingtips? My understanding is that they were once considered very formal, but I too now regard them (anything with broguing, really) as at most business casual.

I generally think more ornamentation=more casual. True for suiting fabric, true for shoes. But truth is, to most people wearing leather shoes=dressed up. This also goes for balmoral vs blucher/oxford. The latter is technically more casual but to the lay person, leather shoes = dressy.

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Depends on the shoe in my opinion. Some wingtips are plenty formal and others are plenty casual.
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Depends on the shoe in my opinion. Some wingtips are plenty formal and others are plenty casual.

 

Absolutely.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I generally think more ornamentation=more casual. True for suiting fabric, true for shoes. But truth is, to most people wearing leather shoes=dressed up. This also goes for balmoral vs blucher/oxford. The latter is technically more casual but to the lay person, leather shoes = dressy.

 

Absolutely right. Just one small correction it should be balmoral/oxford vs blucher :)

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