I have become very very tolorant of people, as I grow to the dodering age of 37.... there are very few things that I really find annoying in other mens dress 1. that whole matched shirt/tie thing. of course, the regis mix of same shade of shiny material tie with shirt, but to a lesser extent a man with a lavandar shirt and a tie that has a lot of the same shade of lavandar in it - i find it looks like he is trying to hard. 2. for that matter, lavandar shirts - or shirts that are strange colors. shirts are great in white, blue, some shades of yellow, some shades of pink. a lot of stripes work well. on the other hand, brown, orange, pastels, black, these simply are not the right color for shirts. 3. logos and labels - if you think that I am going to be impressed because your shirt, that was mass produced Â in bangladesh, happens to have an external label on it, get a life. 4. shoes with too much going on. shoes should have one thing, and that prefereably isn't a tassel. it should have a buckle, or a cap toe, or a wing, or a sadle, preferable in a color that doens't contrast with the body of the shoe. a buckled wing tip with a tassel is not a shoe, it is a catalog. (special exception is made for a really well dressed older guy in spectators - I can't pull them off myself, but if you can then great). 5. fake materials - beef leather made to look like crocodile, etc on novelty ties - I don't wear them very much any more, but I do think that a lot of the well made ties out their with little images are pretty cool - a midnight blue silk tie with little chickens on it, or sharks. this is actually a matter of brinkmanship - I think that gumby or tin tin, in small and tasteful colors can be very cool - the simpsons or sponge bob is probably something that can't be saved.
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11/3/04 at 11:35am