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Sander, I agree entirely, fabulous nod[1].gif

#stache
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Are turtlenecks a Europe thing???
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What wallets are you guys using? on the market for something kind of slim. I've had the same one for like 10 years!

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Thanks for the thumbs and kind words, gents. Here's what I wore today:

 

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Long time, no post.  Got a new suit, and figured I'd throw it up here.  Hope everyone's having a nice start to the weekend.

 

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Long time, no post.  Got a new suit, and figured I'd throw it up here.  Hope everyone's having a nice start to the weekend.

 

Nice suit... please post your fit here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/457597/friday-challenge-february-20-2015-dress-down-your-suit

A nice weekend to you too! :nodding:

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It's interesting you say that as the jacket is not new (2 years old). I guess it depends on how long the high gorge trend has been going.

Low gorges look sad.
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hahahahaha holy shit are you people really that worried with what is the least consequential, visible aspect of your outfits? hahahahahaha no fucking way... I refuse to believe it.

 

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Laugh all you want. I have had at least two attractive young ladies small dogs express their approval of this "least consequential" detail.

 

fixed

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Going somewhere (as soon as the batteries are fully charged), all Brooks Brothers except for Allen-Edmonds shoes.....

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It's interesting you say that as the jacket is not new (2 years old). I guess it depends on how long the high gorge trend has been going.
Low gorges look sad.

 

'sup Spectre :satisfied:

 

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Thanks for the thumbs last time, guys. I really appreciate it! Here is today's tweedy attire. The temperature currently sits at -4F so there will be several more layers on top of this before I go out.

 

 

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Looking good IMO CM.  The flap patches r a nice touch, but apart from the square and socks I particularly like your color choices  here.

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Are turtlenecks a Europe thing???

It was from a weekly contest where the requirement was dressing down a suit ...
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Gentlemen, could a couple of you please let me know which of these shoes looks better from a more "classic menswear" perspective? I'm looking at a new pair of shoes and can't decide between these two:

The shoes (photos enlarged to improve visibility of details) (Click to show)

 

 

 

They're both within my price range and I think they're pretty nice-looking shoes.

 

Thanks!

 

Further clarification: "MC" stands for "Men's Classic", so MC Casual refers to a dressed-down, informal version of the classic menswear idiom.

 

The key feature signifying informality in these shoes is the level of decoration (wingtip cut and heavy broguing). I would also include the exaggeratedly round toe box - although this can also be a classic styling feature, especially of certain English brands such as Church's and perhaps Cleverley.

 

In the bottom pair, there is also antiquing or patination (beautifully done, I might add), a heavier-duty sole thickness, and a chunkier heel. All of these features suggest a sturdier, workmanlike design, for a man who walks long distances for his job rather than sitting at a desk.

 

Of course, these details tend to act as signifiers rather than practical design elements (although a shoe with, say, Dainite soles and storm welting is clearly built to a real purpose). You can certainly wear these shoes with a suit in an office. But they will draw attention to themselves - especially the bottom pair. Do you want that? Maybe you do. But be aware of how that might influence the interpersonal dynamic. "Look-at-me" shoes might put a client off. They might also get you laid.

 

Another thing to be aware of is that these shoes are Oxford lace-ups rather than bluchers/derbies. This increases the level of formality and hence introduces a kind of cognitive dissonance into the design. In my opinion they are quite fashion-forward, which again increases the level of attention they will get. But I think that can be an end in itself. For this reason, I'd tend towards purchasing the second pair. They seem to achieve their desired aesthetic in a more whole-hearted manner. If you're looking to make a statement with your footwear, may as well do the job with conviction!

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Further clarification: "MC" stands for "Men's Classic", so MC Casual refers to a dressed-down, informal version of the classic menswear idiom.

 

The key feature signifying informality in these shoes is the level of decoration (wingtip cut and heavy broguing). I would also include the exaggeratedly round toe box - although this can also be a classic styling feature, especially of certain English brands such as Church's and perhaps Cleverley.

 

In the bottom pair, there is also antiquing or patination (beautifully done, I might add), a heavier-duty sole thickness, and a chunkier heel. All of these features suggest a sturdier, workmanlike design, for a man who walks long distances for his job rather than sitting at a desk.

 

Of course, these details tend to act as signifiers rather than practical design elements (although a shoe with, say, Dainite soles and storm welting is clearly built to a real purpose). You can certainly wear these shoes with a suit in an office. But they will draw attention to themselves - especially the bottom pair. Do you want that? Maybe you do. But be aware of how that might influence the interpersonal dynamic. "Look-at-me" shoes might put a client off. They might also get you laid.

 

Another thing to be aware of is that these shoes are Oxford lace-ups rather than bluchers/derbies. This increases the level of formality and hence introduces a kind of cognitive dissonance into the design. In my opinion they are quite fashion-forward, which again increases the level of attention they will get. But I think that can be an end in itself. For this reason, I'd tend towards purchasing the second pair. They seem to achieve their desired aesthetic in a more whole-hearted manner. If you're looking to make a statement with your footwear, may as well do the job with conviction!


Thanks so much for your thorough response. That's some very helpful information.

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Looking good IMO CM.  The flap patches r a nice touch, but apart from the square and socks I particularly like your color choices  here.

 

Thanks, brother. I still have a ton to learn, but I feel like I've turned a corner lately.

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I posted this new sports jacket a few days ago. HELP! I need suggestions for a tie that will work.

The coat is mostly shades of brown with some blue and purple mixed in.

A white, blue, or even pink shirt would work.
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