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post #196 of 474
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It's safe to say it's a southern thing if you see pink argyle socks in a business environment... Which I have.

Seeing one guy wearing pink argyles in a business setting does not a trend make.
post #197 of 474
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Dude, you should have said "hi." I would have bought you a sandwich.😎

 

lol You were not far from my mind when I wrote that.

 

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Seeing one guy wearing pink argyles in a business setting does not a trend make.

 

Tongue firmly planted in check, bro. On the other hand, not that firmly... 

post #198 of 474
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Tongue firmly planted in check, bro. On the other hand, not that firmly... 

So, what you're saying is:

Tongue in cheek : phrase of tongue
1. without really meaning what one is saying or writing.


Whats the point of your posts in this thread when you don't mean what your saying?
post #199 of 474
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As @MoneyWellSpent recently discovered the Southern trad style is not often compatible with CBD or the standard definitions of good taste and soporificity (new word). Pastels, non standard fabrics, highly contrasting items, all make up the southern style. Things that come to mind are black shoes paired with white pants, bit-loafers, FU trousers, pinks and greens, etc. The balmy temperatures and humid air make southern style a whole different animal from the NE inspired Americana that most people are used to.

 

This thread will be for the discussion, dissemination, and display of Southern trad clothing styles, as well as trad in general. Conversations comparing Southern and Northern trad are welcome, as is any other topic relating to the subject of trad south of the Mason/Dixon line. 

 

Maybe you're only trad once a year at your buddy's Derby party, maybe you are just curious. Post, ask, share your knowledge here.

 

I would like to call on the expertise of @An Acute Style, @Roycru, @southernstyle, @Orgetorix, and @Andy57. @CaptainTohm, although a neophyte, is asked to join in the conversation as well. @Claghorn is southern enough, and kind of touches on trad. Nevertheless his participation would be appreciated because of his wealth of knowledge about the realities of dressing in the environs of the south.

 

To begin, here are a few on my favorite things:

 

 

 

Thankfully for him this guy doesn't post on SF, but I love it nonetheless.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Fyi in case you weren't aware, but this guy has a couple of instagrams in which he regularly posts fit and lifestyle pics.  He's apparently works in or around DC but has some ties to (or is actually from) the South.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nec_and_proper/?hl=en

 

https://www.instagram.com/dappervan/?hl=en

 

 

post #200 of 474
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That's interesting, I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads-up.

post #201 of 474
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That's interesting, I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads-up.

 

No prob.  In terms of lifestyle, his overall instagrams look like ads for a Bravo reality show, but he does have some legitimately good fits.  Worth a glance.

post #202 of 474
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As I initially stated, my issue with this is that the "identity" of "Southern Trad" revolves around brands (vs. design or actual identity). The Southern Tides and Southern Propers of the world do indeed exist to take advantage of "Southern Pride," but aside from t-shirt designs I don't think you can say any of their clothing is in any way uniquely "Southern." And this argument holds less water as the formality scale increases. Southern guys don't have any special material, silhouette or detail that marks their take on Trad as unique to them (think Southern Italian vs. Northern Italian tailoring). They wear the same stuff as anyone in the Midwest or Northeast would.

What you're left with is, "It sure gets muggy down South, so dudes don't wear flannel." But to say there is a separate, discernible dress code that is uniquely Southern Trad? Wearing a polo shirt with a duck on it, that's made in the same factory in China as one with a pony doesn't allow for any deeper understanding. It's all the same clothes, just different tags.

Realistically the only piece of clothing that is an outlier is seersucker. But even that has been a staple of Northeast and well-to-do Midwest summers for generations. Simply put, there is no uniform or manner of dress that is objectively, uniquely Southern. It's just preppy Trad with new brands.

Nailed it. Same shit, different brands. I'm a lifelong southerner and hate all these brands that are supposed to "southern".
post #203 of 474


Every trad wardrobe has room for navy blazers, blue striped OCBD's, and crested ties. No matter what part of the country you are in. smile.gif
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Wheat colored slubby herringbone jacket of wool/linen/silk blend. Cotton OCBD, and linen tie in a navy/off white hounds tooth.

post #206 of 474

White bucks.  Apologies for the lighting and untied shoe, didn't want to set up the timer again.  Need to find a belt for these guys.  Was thinking a navy/white striped cotton.

 

 

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@Caustic Man

Put This On posted an article today on how useful are navy trousers. It made me think of our conversation on the "northern lights" effect. Good info, and good to see some support for the idea that they can be pulled off if done with consideration.
post #208 of 474
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Sorry I haven't been around lately. I love the recent looks. @Orgetorix what kind of buttons are those on your blazer? @MoneyWellSpent, I love that look.

post #209 of 474
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Sorry I haven't been around lately. I love the recent looks. @Orgetorix
 what kind of buttons are those on your blazer? @MoneyWellSpent
, I love that look.

They are smoked/gray MOP.
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They are smoked/gray MOP.


Spectacular.

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