BREAK THE "RULES" CHALLENGE - Page 2
Poll Results: Best of "Breaking the Rules"
0% of voters (0)Dennis Walter
7% of voters (2)Bienluisaenpris
3% of voters (1)SycSyc
50% of voters (14)Isolation
3% of voters (1)Upr-Crust
32% of voters (9)EFV
53% of voters (15)An Acute Style
10% of voters (3)Claghorn
17% of voters (5)Mr. Knightley
7% of voters (2)RoSaCe
0% of voters (0)Diplomatic Ties
7% of voters (2)Manolo
I've been looking for slip-ons in that style. Where do they come from?
They were a sale item I picked up this past August at Septieme Largeur in Paris (the Rue Coetlogon store on the Left Bank). Perhaps you can enquire them if they have any stock left in your size.
Breaking rules: mixing too many patterns, wintry tie with a summer jacket, and of course the SF house rule: don't take pictures in front of graffiti!
When wearing a very loud jacket I tend to go for either dressing the rest down (white shirt, monochrome tie in a matte colour, no ps), or I go full peacock like here. The only thing I avoid in "peacock mode" is introducing too many colours and having patterns that are too similar in size and shape.
Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
Cap: City Sport
Ok, here we go. Almost two years ago I married my wife and did break a golden rule; I was wearing a tuxedo?!
Why? Because I like the look and did feel very comfortable. And thats what dressing is all about.
I look a bit strange without the beard...
The tux is a black mohair sumisura by Gaiola in Napoli. Very italian style with soft shoulder with spalla wrickles, shiny and wide lapels and tapered legs.
(I did break another rule during the wedding party, I was dancing all night long in a pair of velvet slippers, so comfortable...)
Is it breaking the rules to sport semi-formal day wear to the office? I think you will agree, gentlemen that today it is at least - shall we say, eccentric?! Well, being an eccentric old Englishman I do sometimes allow myself such an indulgence and, because it's only semi-formal, feel obliged to bend some of the rules. As here sporting a red patterned tie rather than the expected grey or silver. Last time I did the latter my doctor asked if I was an undertaker
Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/5/15 at 11:10am
- Thou shall not wear some loafers with a suit ( from septiemelargeur also !)
- Thou shall not wear pleated trousers when you have a belly
- Thou shall shine your shoes