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post #46 of 112
Some of you guys limit yourselves to an incredible degree... some rules are inviolable, certainly, but the guy above who only wears shell cordovan or chucks... why? You've just ruled out a ludicrous array of nice shoes. Anyway. 1. If the shoes are leather-soled, they are easily the most important part of the outfit. If not, they are the least important. 2. The t-shirt is the bottom layer. Nothing should go under it. Particularly not a long sleeve tee. Pick one. 3. A hoodie is the top layer. Nothing should go over it. Particularly not a blazer, as it risks someone with delicate sensibilities punching me in the face. I could hardly blame such a person, as I go to university as well. 4. Number one pet peeve: shirts that tent once they get past the chest. 5. No black suits. Unless champagne is being served on platters. 6. No pinstripe suits. This is a general rule, though, and isn't exclusive. I just don't like pinstripes. 7. No black pinstripe suits, ever. 8. Until I can tie a four-in-hand without it looking thrown together, windsors and half windsors abound. 9. People who pop their polo collars are to be ridiculed, not emulated. 10. Bootcut is my nemesis (again only a general rule; my RRDS look pretty good). Questions to be resolved: 1. Can a person my size / build wear a classic cardigan without looking ridiculous? 2. Can a person my size / build wear a band/nehru/mandarin collar? Probably, I just haven't found one that works yet. 3. What is the ideal suit fit for someone my size, ie, how slim? This will also provide some guidance on how I see break, which is currently in the "very little, but no sock show" realm. 4. Scarves? 5. Dressing up jeans is a current project.
post #47 of 112
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Great thread. I think that I do have one but would not be able to put into words. I know that I usually am pretty consistent in look from suit and tie to khakis to jeans and that I look at everything the same way. I think that people get into trouble when they try to have a different personality when they are casual versus when they are more formal rather than being themselves all of the time.

Now this needs deserves to be pinned, great point.
post #48 of 112
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Originally Posted by Omegablogger View Post
I try not to group my clothes in to good and bad, or more accurately not have any "best" stuff. Stuff is just stuff, some stuff is more appropriate for certain situations but stuff is for wearing whenever you feel like it.

That doesn't make any sense does it?

Makse perfect sense - get shit you like, and wear the hell out of it - indiscriminately!
post #49 of 112
I honestly have no fashion rules. I like trying out different looks/styles and a lot of times i'm lazy and scrub it.
post #50 of 112
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Originally Posted by Orsini View Post
What do you use for undershirt?
I don't wear one.
post #51 of 112
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
Some of you guys limit yourselves to an incredible degree... some rules are inviolable, certainly, but the guy above who only wears shell cordovan or chucks... why? You've just ruled out a ludicrous array of nice shoes. Anyway.

I have plenty of shoes in calf and other leathers, too, especially dress shoes. I really like shell and have it in a variety of styles for casual wear and some for business wear. My Chucks are for running errands and walking the dog.
post #52 of 112
For the most part, I aim more for what's stylish than trendy. Other than that, almost anything goes.
post #53 of 112
Anything that gets a neg rep on SuFu.
post #54 of 112
uniform:
band of outsiders button ups
diors
visvim/cons sneakers


Rules I tend to follow:
undershirt always - im not sure what it is, my stature or whatever but I can't pull off the bare chested look
never wear something I feel awkward in
haven't worn cardigans, despite owning a bunch
haven't worn shorts above the knees, despite owning a couple pairs
post #55 of 112
I only wear black shirts, and black or denim pants. Yes, that's an absurd, silly rule, but it allows me to not be really uncomfortable with my clothes, so there it is.

Outside of that, I just try to construct something that looks "good" out of available materials. "Good" isn't static, though.
post #56 of 112
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Originally Posted by reprehensible View Post
I only wear black shirts, and black or denim pants. Yes, that's an absurd, silly rule, but it allows me to not be really uncomfortable with my clothes, so there it is. Outside of that, I just try to construct something that looks "good" out of available materials. "Good" isn't static, though.
"Reprehensible" is right. Seriously man that is really bad.
post #57 of 112
All black never looks good all the time.
post #58 of 112
Personal Motto: Clothing Optional.
post #59 of 112
I know someone who consistently wears all black. He has recently switched to all black except for jeans, it has been a noticeable improvement.
post #60 of 112
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Originally Posted by blahblahblah View Post
Now this needs deserves to be pinned, great point.

You're right, this is a great point, hence, the "wracking of the brains" Berlin noted before. I'm sure we can all agree that berlin has a certain (great) consistency to his style. Whether he can say what it is or not, there's something there nonetheless.
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