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post #61 of 95
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post
You're absolutely correct, haganah. The Tommy Bahama shirts and Born sandals just stay on the racks; nobody in their right mind would buy them. By "nobody" you must mean "nobody who dresses as impeccably as you do" would dream of buying these. Tell us, please: what are you wearing today, haganah, and what makes the outfit so great?
Sorry but google doesn't translate midwestern bumpkin and I have no idea what you just said.
post #62 of 95
I always wear flip-flops with shorts when it's hot out. I'd burn up in enclosed shoes, and I find most non-flip-flop men's sandals unattractive.
post #63 of 95
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Just thought I'd snap a photo of my 40-year-old feet as I enjoy this thread...


I enjoy your feet. More pictures please!

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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Crap - I can't win in this thread. I thought you guys would be happy I'm not wearing flip-flops today


I'm unhappy.
post #64 of 95
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
We chaperoned a trip to Europe with our son's 8th grade French and Art teachers last summer. The French teacher, a veteran of several such trips, forbade the kids from even packing flip flops for walking around Paris, Rome, etc. You'd have thought she was banning...well...something that would be bad to ban. The kids (especially the girls) whined and complained endlessly. However, she had experienced the incompatibility of flip-flops with uneven surfaces on urban streets.

Just got back from Paris last week. Saw nary a flip-flop one and was glad of it.
post #65 of 95
To me it just seems like regression. Flip-flops seem like something man should have invented back when he was a hunter-gatherer so he could chase animals and not step in boar feces. Then, as he settled down and learned to farm in the Fertile Crescent, he made sandals to keep his feet from getting sunburn. Then the Egyptians came along and said, "Our feet are getting dirty while we cut these stones for the pyramids," and man then invented steel toe boots and socks. Why, when we have so many real shoes to wear, are humans wearing this nonsense?[/RANT]

Sorry to those who like them; I really just don't get it.
post #66 of 95
Flip-flops are the immoral.
post #67 of 95
Thread Starter 
In what we consider ultra-civilized London last year we noticed very few flipflops. Not in Central London, though probably more around Oxford Street than other places. Yeah, I sort of also go along with the idea of associating "loose living" with these things. Sort of a "the hell with it" attitude. Not even to the level of studied super-casual.
post #68 of 95
Thread Starter 
Perhaps all I don't care for about the flipflop, in most places, ican be summed up with one image: looks:

It looks I M M A T U R E !
post #69 of 95
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
I want to throw up every time you mention your tommy bahama shirts and now your awful "sandals". In fact any time you post it's about some awful piece of clothing that nobody in their right mind wears.

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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
Sorry but google doesn't translate midwestern bumpkin and I have no idea what you just said.



LMAO!

I think leather flip flops such as the rainbows are perfectly acceptable for a very very casual tee shirt and shorts look.

Sandals suck and are terrible looking. Socks should go no where near an open toed shoe. The combo was made for 35 year old IT virgins.
post #70 of 95
I hate flip-flops. Women can pull it off a little better than men especially with sun dresses in the summer time. Guys should never wear them, period. Sure wearing it on the beach (South beach, Ocean city, boardwalks, etc) one gets a pass. Outside of that it's just too inexcusably informal. I guess Americans are a lot more casual than the foreign set. I immigrated to the US as a young lad. When we as a family were going out, the boys weren't allowed to wear shorts, simple.
post #71 of 95
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Crap - I can't win in this thread. I thought you guys would be happy I'm not wearing flip-flops today


Hey at least you use firefox.
post #72 of 95
Thread Starter 
Question regarding my very high quality wool dinner suit (i.e. tuxedo), as I've read conflicting information (so what else is new???)....
I keep it in an attic closet where clothes are stored for long periods. Standard agreement it should be hung on a good strong hanger, and I've got multiple mothballs stored in its pockets and in the vicinity. The question is should it be hung within a bag, such as the long bags Brooks Brothers uses when one purchases a coat, or should it be hanging uncovered in the closet with the mothballs in pockets? When in the bag I also keep the mothballs in the bag itself. As for my wonderful silk vest, same question, though no place for mothballs? Not useful for silk?
Not sure what the bag is - perhaps a nylon? It's not a straight plastic, I'm sure. I've read the natural materials "need to breathe" but I've also read support for bags (though not every type).
I did have a decent quality wool "semi-formal" suit in a bedroom closet and it got eaten up by moths last year - a true loss. It wasn't in anything - just hung - with some insect stuff in the closet itself but obviously it had worn out and wasn't replaced. Nor did I check on the suit in probably a year or so.
post #73 of 95
Lafont,

Whatever you do with your storage issue please don't wear flip flops. That, after all, is what this thread is about.
post #74 of 95
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Screw it, nothing wrong with flip flops.
Agreed... And I'll see Bradford's flipflops and raise him a pair of neon-pink patent leather Alexander McQueen's. If Lafont and Co. hate flipflops... they'll really hate $400 flipflops.
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
The sound of flip-flop is for amateurs. Let me introduce you a 1500 year tradition originated in China and symbolized Japan. I have a pair of this and I wear it to the mall, grocery store, hardware store, shopping, restaurants, and work (engineering firm).
Wear these all the time in summer in Japan. They're a lot of fun and make a distinct sound as you walk. Unfortunately, they're not very comfortable if your foot is bigger than a size 8... but anyway.
post #75 of 95
In the office today: Borrelli shirt Incotex cotton pants I think I'm SF approved thus far, but: Reef flip flops Who cares? They're comfortable. It's "casual Thursday" as this is the end of the week for me.
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