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.
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4/12/08 at 5:41pm