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post #61 of 474
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Veeeery interesting. I had thought of tucking the shirt, maybe that would have been better. Then laziness took hold. Excellent observations.

 

As a transplant from the Northeast, I can attest to color and tucking in.  After four years at Emory and four years living here, my short colors have gone from Khaki/Lighter Khaki to White/Blue/Sky Blue/Light Green/Salmon/Yellow and from not tucking in anything except into trousers to tucking in anything that has a collar.  

 

Also you can't forget boat shoes and croakies for leisurewear.  So many boat shoes (I wear often) and croakies (I will never buy)

 

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Indeed, game day is the day when nearly anyone can become southern trad for a day in the south. It goes beyond wearing a striped tie in the teams colors, or wearing a hat with the team logo on it. You will see head to toe representations of school colors no matter how outlandish, especially at football games. When I say this I don't mean to compare it to people wearing team t-shirts or the like. I'm talking about chinos, button down shirts, blazers, and even shoes all decked with team colors or logos. 

 

I always wondered if they displayed these in all regions or just the south:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/JP-Crickets-Auburn-University-Shoes/MH00305,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00305_Color=BLUE&contentpos=24&cgid=0494

 

There's two full shelves dedicated to these for multiple schools at the two stores I go to in Atlanta.

post #62 of 474
The folks who sold me this hornback alligator belt said that virtually everyone who buys it is from the South or Texas. They said that professional guys from that part of the country are big on highly textured exotic skinned belts. This wouldn't be a big seller in the NE or West.


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After four years at Emory and four years living here, my short colors have gone from Khaki/Lighter Khaki to White/Blue/Sky Blue/Light Green/Salmon/Yellow and from not tucking in anything except into trousers to tucking in anything that has a collar.  

 

One of my former professors was from Emory. His style was no indicator for me, however, because he is a German national! Nice observation with the tucking issue. 

 

By the way, if they made those shoes in a U of L logo I'd probably buy them, as much as I hate to admit it.

 

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The folks who sold me this hornback alligator belt said that virtually everyone who buys it is from the South or Texas. They said that professional guys from that part of the country are big on highly textured exotic skinned belts. This wouldn't be a big seller in the NE or West.

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FWIW, I don't particularly care for that belt, though I have seen exotic skins on many in the south.

post #64 of 474
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One of my former professors was from Emory. His style was no indicator for me, however, because he is a German national! Nice observation with the tucking issue. 

By the way, if they made those shoes in a U of L logo I'd probably buy them, as much as I hate to admit it.


FWIW, I don't particularly care for that belt, though I have seen exotic skins on many in the south.

I'm a native Texan, and have lived in North Carolina since the mid-90's. I dont like exotic skins on anything personally.

I remember all the men wearing cowboy boots with their suits to church as a kid.

As a North Carolinian, I don't have any use for cowboy boots, but that is the only article I would consider exotic skin for if I did.
post #65 of 474
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As a North Carolinian, I don't have any use for cowboy boots, but that is the only article I would consider exotic skin for if I did.

 

Agreed. I have an old pair of cowboy boots, though not in an exotic skin. I used to be a competitive shooter in the Single Action (i.e.: cowboy guns) genre and I used them to shoot in. Still have my old hat, too. Outside of that I've never worn them. 

post #66 of 474

Earlier today, serendipity.......

Didn't notice until I looked at the picture before posting it.  In the foreground Southern California Trad style (making a political statement) and in the background, Southern California Show Business style (beard, backpack, black sport jacket, skinny jeans, boots, and smoking a cigarette).

post #67 of 474
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Moleskin trousers?

post #68 of 474
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Moleskin trousers?


Orvis wide wale corduroy.  I posted at the details in the "EGUHA" thread (that's what I call the WAYWRN thread) and I thought that posting them here too might be something like "deja vu all over again" (as Yogi Berra used to say).

Some might be wondering what the boys I was at school with and who, like me, have just kept on as if the horrid hippies never happened look like now, here's a picture of one of the boys I was at school with and I at our 50th Reunion last summer.


(Our old school colors are orange and white.)

post #69 of 474
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Of course one of your friends would wear spectators. 

 

Also, cords of course! So "west coast trad".

post #70 of 474
Being from the Deep South (SC), it's nice to see this thread. I'll have to read and chime in some. Subscribed.
post #71 of 474
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Another ACC fan. This could get interesting come football season. :D

 

I will be regularly posting what I'm wearing when it conforms to Southern Trad (which is often). I'd love to see others do the same.

post #72 of 474
^^^
Glad to see The Palmetto State showing a presence here. Interested to see this thread take off. While I usually don't post pics I might have to make a contribution with my orange and purple come September 3rd.
post #73 of 474
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Today I'm wearing something that would have been much more common on campus. In fact, I think I did actually wear this combo on campus a few times. The shirt is a very thin, almost tissue-like, cotton by RL. All items purchased in Kentucky, except for the socks which were purchased as a gift by my wife in Chicago. Note the sunglasses match the belt and hint at the old "pinks and greens" motif.

 

 

As an aside, I'd love to see this thread get crazy come football season. I hope to see everyone decked out in team colors, preferably at a tailgate or bar!

post #74 of 474

Nice, really like the shirt.

 

I'll post a couple casual outfits, don't get too many chances to put on anything too formal but I am trying to expand my blazer/sport coat collection.  First pic from last night, went out for drinks for a friend's birthday.  Pup wanted to be in the picture also.  Second is my get-up for work today, some similarities to yours actually.  If my navy blazer wasn't at the cleaner's I would've probably thrown that on as well.  Tassel loafers get a lot of hate but I think it pairs well with a lot of what's going on in the clothes preferred in the south.  

 

    

post #75 of 474
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I have no problem with tassel loafers but yeah, there is a thing against them here. I think the complaint by many is that they look old mannish, but I don't think you look that way at all. Come to think of it, bit loafers, basket weave uppers, and spectators are all looked down on to various degrees in SF and all are southern staples. 

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