Pink and browns is an unusual combination for me. Continue to annoy people with choice of footwear.
SC: Zegna Couture
Shirt: Rayner & Sturges
Tie & PS: Berg & Berg
Specs: Dr Martens
right suit, right loafers. Not a fan of the European-gigolo-sockless-loafers-with-lounge-suit look, and don't see it much here, but a shapely pair of pennies or tassels on a decent last (not long & square toed monstrosities) worn with socks will take you to the door of the boardroom if not inside.
imo in WAYWRN there's more censure for rule-breaking badly done (poor cut or fit or color-texture-pattern-material combination) than for rule-breaking per se
It's a colloquial expression not meant to be taken literally. Means 'formal situation'.
.. and yes, CM is ethnocentric altho not static. It's provenance if not it's future is largely Anglo-American.
Can't argue with your last point
not stupid at all- just ignorant of the history, which i won't bore ppl with
Loafers w/ a suit, for my medical school graduation. As @Claghorn discussed, more appropriate/easier to do this when you have less formal fabrics. In this case a wool/linen herringbone suit and a knit tie (considered a navy tussah but really like this combination) to go along w/ the shell tassel loafers.
I try to inject a lot of discussion in my classes. Early on in the semester, it can be a little tough, so I always have a printed out headshot of some celebrity taped to a chair in the front row. I'll call on it if it becomes clear nobody is going to say anything, pretend to listen to it, and respond (summarizing what it "said"). Works pretty well and I rarely need to call on the face after the first month or so (though students still get a kick out of which celebrity will be in attendence, and I'll occasionally call on it only for it to provide an incorrect answer or a silly suggestion).
One of my favorites to use is Toshiro Mifune
(Akira Kurosawa is easily one of my three favorite directors. He was also remarkably humble given his influence, as can be seen in his lifetime achievement Oscar speech and the title of his autobiography, Something like an Autobiography).
Well, it probably depends on the Styleforum member.
A more helpful answer: it depends on the suit. If it is a pretty conservative outfit, then loafers are probably best avoided, but loafers are probably appropriate for more casual suits (linen or silk blends, louder patterns, etc).
Agreed! I spent a small fortune on Criterion Collection DVDs of his works only to turn around and do it all again in Blu-ray. One of the best Director/Actor teams ever. I hope you don't go all John Belushi in front of the students...