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post #27211 of 33195
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Originally Posted by MoroccoMole89 View Post
 

I think that's an amazing color but maybe a little too debonair for me lol 

 

It's less debonair than a light brown/tan honestly. A burgundy/oxblood shoe is a classic that is appropriate with almost every color including black (sometimes). It's much more versatile.

 

post #27212 of 33195
^ Bought literally those exact shoes off eBay. Great stuff.
post #27213 of 33195
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post


It is a variation on a stormwelt:



But it is also possible the shoe is in Blake-Rapid construction, then the 'welt' is purely decorative.

hi,B-S and other experts

according to your explanation, can i say that norvegese on this shoe which i think is a blake construction is just a decoration?

Thanks!

 

post #27214 of 33195

What do you think of these Meermin shoes?

 

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2724

 

Do you think the brouging would allow these to be worn with more casual wool pants and chinos?

post #27215 of 33195
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Originally Posted by MoroccoMole89 View Post

I think that's an amazing color but maybe a little too debonair for me lol 

Nonsense. You can pull that colour off easily.
Edited by Veremund - 4/4/14 at 4:06am
post #27216 of 33195
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

Get oxblood, dark bourbon or black. Trust me, TAN/walnut is too debonair/out there. I know lots of guys here do it, but it contrasts too much when they don pick the appropriate suit color, drawing people's attention to the shoes, saying "hey look @ me!"

Truth.
post #27217 of 33195
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

I think a little more contrast from the tie will make this look much better, and that will help the white square grab the shirt.  Maybe something like this:

 

Pocket squares, I think this would be very crisp, and sharp:

 

 

If you want to do something more playful, I found this one.  I'm not sure how much I like it, but it's in your wedding colours:


Very nice color...

post #27218 of 33195
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post


I agree with some gents below. Get oxblood, dark bourbon or black. Trust me, TAN/walnut is too debonair/out there. I know lots of guys here do it, but it contrasts too much when they don pick the appropriate suit color, drawing people's attention to the shoes, saying "hey look @ me!"

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Truth.

 

+1000

post #27219 of 33195

I am wearing a Kamakura Cutaway Collar, and I am wondering if it is appropriate to wear a cutaway with a crew neck sweater. Am I breaking any rules or is okay? 

post #27220 of 33195
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I am wearing a Kamakura Cutaway Collar, and I am wondering if it is appropriate to wear a cutaway with a crew neck sweater. Am I breaking any rules or is okay? 


Not sure about rules regarding cutaway collars and sweaters. I am in no way a scholar of sartorial history, but I tend to think of shirt collars as a specific frame for your face and not as much a variable. You must choose the spread/collar depending on the shape of your face. The length should be enough to stay tucked in under the lapels of the jacket. Your face looks more oval than round (am I right?) so cutaway or wide spread collars work well.

Now, the biggest offender is the lollipop tie and the color of the shirt. White is very formal and shouldn't be mixed with a tie and a sweater. The tie could potentially be okay, but not in this setting and not with a fat knot like that.
post #27221 of 33195
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Not sure about rules regarding cutaway collars and sweaters. I am in no way a scholar of sartorial history, but I tend to think of shirt collars as a specific frame for your face and not as much a variable. You must choose the spread/collar depending on the shape of your face. The length should be enough to stay tucked in under the lapels of the jacket. Your face looks more oval than round (am I right?) so cutaway or wide spread collars work well.

Now, the biggest offender is the lollipop tie and the color of the shirt. White is very formal and shouldn't be mixed with a tie and a sweater. The tie could potentially be okay, but not in this setting and not with a fat knot like that.
Respectfully disagree - you can dress down the shirt and the tie and tie knot are fine -- we clearly all assume from the background you are not in an interview or formal setting. To me the offender is that polo pony or other logo - cant quite see - on the sweater. That makes the sweater too casual for a tie.
post #27222 of 33195
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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post
 

I am wearing a Kamakura Cutaway Collar, and I am wondering if it is appropriate to wear a cutaway with a crew neck sweater. Am I breaking any rules or is okay? 

 

I'm not sure about rules, but in this specific case, I think your instincts are right.  That shirt, and tie, are not working with that sweater.  they just don't mesh, to me.  

post #27223 of 33195
The shirt is an Oxford cloth which I felt helped play down the formality of the shirt. To aid in context I'm a store's polo rl rep. Normally I wouldn't choose to show a logo.

The tie is a borrelli and it is thick to say the least.

I'm thankful for the advice as I'm continuing to experiment.
post #27224 of 33195
I was originally going to reach for an ocbd, shouldn't have questioned my gut choice.
Thanks for the constructive criticism.
post #27225 of 33195

The full spread doesn't work very well with the shape of that particular crewneck - again I'm talking about that sweater in partcular, not all crew necks.  A narrower spread could tone it down, or, yes, an OCBD is always safe with a sweater.  Anther colour could also help, as white is the most formal shirt colour, and perhaps is so much contrast with the sweater that it draws too much attention in this type of outfit.

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