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post #181 of 221
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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
That reminds me, non-functional buttons. If it's just there for decoration make it look like something else.

Their function is to keep you from wiping your nose on your sleeve. They work, don't they? And a hell of a more elegant solution than your mother following you around smacking you upside the head every time you go to wipe your schnozzola on your jacket sleeve.
post #182 of 221
I see all sorts of fashion disasters on my commute into/out of NYC. Some that I do not think have been mentioned include:

1. Black sneakers being passed for dress shoes (even worse than white sneakers worn with suits which are ostensibly switched upon arrival at one's desk)
2. Leather overcoats (NJ thing?)
3. Pants that are hemmed too short
4. Grossly sagging suit coat pockets due to storage of unimaginable items such as newpapers, coffee cups, beer cans, large keychains, etc.
5. For the casual dressers, wrinkled pants (dockers/Eddie Bauer/LL Bean pants) and shirts (repeated) paired with tassled AND kiltie loafers in 2 shades of brown - is this even suitable for garden/yard work?

Wouldn't i be great to post pics of some of these fashion offenders (identities protected of course)?
post #183 of 221
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Originally Posted by dr.no
3. Pants that are hemmed too short

What do you consider too short? I think it's incredibly stylish to have your pants hemmed on the short side - much more stylish than having them hemmed on the long side. In fact, I think it looks pretty good to have your pants hemmed so that the back is only about 1/3 the way down your shoe and so that a bit of sock shows with every step - much more dapper than having them hemmed the standard "to the top of the heel" way. Dif'rent strokes I guess.
post #184 of 221
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Originally Posted by odoreater
What do you consider too short? I think it's incredibly stylish to have your pants hemmed on the short side - much more stylish than having them hemmed on the long side. In fact, I think it looks pretty good to have your pants hemmed so that the back is only about 1/3 the way down your shoe and so that a bit of sock shows with every step - much more dapper than having them hemmed the standard "to the top of the heel" way. Dif'rent strokes I guess.

agree with that 110%. I'd also rather have my jacket sleeves a bit too short, than a bit too long.

right now my biggest pet peeve is wearing a jacket/blazer with an untucked dress shirt. that look drives me nuts.

also, I never cared for dress/sneaker combo shoes
post #185 of 221
I unbutton my button on the bottom of my left suit sleeve. My excuse is to fit my watch and the french cuff.
post #186 of 221
I keep the fly of my jeans unzipped. What's the point of having a zipper if you're just going to keep it zipped up? That and my junk can't fit otherwise...
post #187 of 221
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Originally Posted by odoreater
What do you consider too short? I think it's incredibly stylish to have your pants hemmed on the short side - much more stylish than having them hemmed on the long side. In fact, I think it looks pretty good to have your pants hemmed so that the back is only about 1/3 the way down your shoe and so that a bit of sock shows with every step - much more dapper than having them hemmed the standard "to the top of the heel" way. Dif'rent strokes I guess.

... cuffs clear the top of the shoes when stationary!
post #188 of 221
I'd like it if pants were hemmed diagonally, so they would rest on the shoe as they do already, but would make a straight line out along the ankle.
post #189 of 221
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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
I'd like it if pants were hemmed diagonally, so they would rest on the shoe as they do already, but would make a straight line out along the ankle.

I've thought about this numerous times and wondered why it hasn't been done
post #190 of 221
After trying some on at a store, double breasted jackets with 3 fake buttons and the weird inside one. Why can't they just make 6 button holes so you can button it up the way it was probably designed in the first place.
post #191 of 221
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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
After trying some on at a store, double breasted jackets ...and the weird inside one. .

YA! I was shopping for pea-coats and tried on a Boss one...the salesdude was trying to button that one on me and I told him "forget that one, i never use it and don't even know what it's for"

he turned into a real dick after that. Why would I ever button that? It's impossible to get done and undone. The buttons on the outside work just fine.
post #192 of 221
The inside button is to maintain the balance of jacket so it doesn't sag.
post #193 of 221
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
The inside button is to maintain the balance of jacket so it doesn't sag.

Do you button it?
post #194 of 221
I do on coats that aren't heavy enough to support themselves without it, i.e. most overcoats. My peacoats do not have inside buttons because they are heavy enough.

BTW, you can have pants hemmed diagonally, as long as you don't want cuffs.
post #195 of 221
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
The inside button is to maintain the balance of jacket so it doesn't sag.

Absolutely necessary to button this one on my new leather DB coat so it drapes properly. Otherwise it looks hideous.
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