The color scheme looks good but a similar tie that is just plain stripes would do. The dots in between the stripes makes the whole attire look too heavy on patterns.
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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 1072post #16066 of 334487/19/12 at 10:47ampost #16067 of 334487/19/12 at 10:50ampost #16068 of 334487/19/12 at 11:10amQuote:There's nothing inherently wrong about one's socks matching one's pants.
That having been said, I'd wear my blue and pink argyles. Not that argyles are the first thing I think of in connection with beachwear, but in this case it'd work nicely, particularly given the pink and white shirt.
And sap23 - Don't go fretting too much over your sock choices. Pretty much any wedding where boat shoes are acceptable attire is sufficiently informal that devoting more than very modest thought to your choice of socks is unnecessary and uncalled for. It's like attending a wedding held at an amusement park, and worrying over which color t-shirt goes best with your shorts. Even E,TF's suggestion of going sockless is not necessarily inappropriate for a casual beach wedding.
Michaelpost #16069 of 334487/19/12 at 11:20amQuote:I don't know that they're a forum sponsor, but I noticed yesterday that Jos. A. Bank has their madras pants on clearance for under $25 (from a ridiculously inflated "regular" price of about $125). They'd be a classic FU choice for wearing with a navy blazer. And assuming one could use a "$20 off $20" JAB coupon (which is currently being discussed here and there - I'm going to stop by my local JAB tore later this afternoon and see if it'll fly), that'd bring the cost of the pants down to about $5. Heck, wear 'em once, just as a joke, and you've practically gotten your five bucks' worth.Originally Posted by poissa
I am looking to get a pair of FU pants (bold in pattern - not necessarily color), so could be plaid, windowpane, or something else, haven't thought too much about the pattern. I would want the FU component to pair with a navy sportcoat. Do any of our forum sponsors make some such RTW?
Michaelpost #16070 of 334487/19/12 at 1:03pmQuote:
Indeed, in fact it's quite the opposite, matching socks to trousers is the most obvious and proper choice. It's not compulsory, contrasting socks are an option too, but it's certainly never wrong.post #16071 of 334487/19/12 at 1:22pmQuote:Quite. If my suggestion that the pants/socks match wasn't wrong sounded a trifle weak, it's only that I wanted to be gentle in my taking exception to RCAsia's stance on the matter.
Of course, I also applaud the notion that "A businessman matches his socks to his trousers. A gentleman matches his socks to his mood."
(Currently wearing socks which match... pretty much nothing else that I'm wearing, although one of the stripe colors does match a minor color in my necktie. Ofttimes, "compatibility" is preferable to "matchiness." This particularly applies to the interaction between ties and pocket squares, but it touches upon sock choice, too.)post #16072 of 334487/19/12 at 1:24pmQuote:Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321
I don't know that they're a forum sponsor, but I noticed yesterday that Jos. A. Bank has their madras pants on clearance for under $25 (from a ridiculously inflated "regular" price of about $125). They'd be a classic FU choice for wearing with a navy blazer. And assuming one could use a "$20 off $20" JAB coupon (which is currently being discussed here and there - I'm going to stop by my local JAB tore later this afternoon and see if it'll fly), that'd bring the cost of the pants down to about $5. Heck, wear 'em once, just as a joke, and you've practically gotten your five bucks' worth.
Thanks for the heads-up. If I wasn't lazy I'd give it a shot.post #16073 of 334487/19/12 at 3:10pmpost #16074 of 334487/19/12 at 3:16pmpost #16075 of 334487/19/12 at 6:06pmpost #16076 of 334487/19/12 at 6:14pmpost #16077 of 334487/19/12 at 6:29pmpost #16078 of 334487/19/12 at 7:00pm
It's a little like how eating chocolate cake every day isn't a recommended dietary practice. But if an otherwise healthy adult happens to attend 3 birthday parties in 3 days, and has a slice of chocolate cake at each one, he probably hasn't caused himself permanent ill health or shortened his life. (You people who are allergic to chocolate, shut up. And as for you folks with a tendency toward diabetes, you'll note that I did specify "healthy" adult.)
If you want to get by with a single pair of shoes for a 3-4 day trip, just do it. Assuming you don't make a weekly practice of this, and that you aren't walking through ankle-deep puddles, it's not anything worth worrying about. (Besides, they're shoes; they're meant to be worn. I guarantee you that most men aren't even aware that shoes should be "rested" for a day between wearings, and their shoes don't necessarily fall to pieces after having been worn for 4 straight days. In short, don't fret over it.)
All this having been said, I usually bring more than one pair of shoes if I'm going away for several days, if only because different shoes serve different purposes and may more effectively cover a wider variety of situations. Yeah, a second pair of shoes adds a little weight to, and takes up some space in, my luggage. I'm okay with that. I don't believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster punishes us in the afterlife because we traveled with an "overnight plus"-sized bag, instead of the smaller overnight-sized bag. And for a mere 3-4 day trip, I'm not going to be taking so much stuff that I'm likely to be hit with significant "baggage surcharge" fees, assuming I'm flying. (I've also been known to wear my old Photographer's Vest, if I'm flying. The thing has multiple medium, large, and extra large pockets, and can probably hold about as much as a second carry-on piece, but because it's technically a garment, and not a bag, I've never been charged extra for wearing it. Not even when it was loaded down with 20+ lbs. of clothes, books, gear, etc. Upon boarding, it gets stuffed into the overhead compartment, of course.)
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