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post #28231 of 30951

The question to ask yourself is how high the flood waters are going to be at that wedding or any place you would wear those.  If the water hasn't come up past the vamp of your shoes, you're best off not wearing those.

EDIT: actually they're polyester too so you're even more better off not wearing them ever

post #28232 of 30951
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Originally Posted by ScoobyWoo View Post

What about wearing those pants with some eccentric or colorful socks? They would be matching color to my date.

Do not wear them,
regardless of sock.
Do not wear them;
they do not rock.
I do not like them here or there.
And as for a wedding - definitely do not wear.

Wearing them to a wedding is an idea I hate,
even if your socks match the color worn by your date.
Listen to your brother's rants
and do not wear those awful pants.
post #28233 of 30951

Hello, everyone. I recently purchased this pair of shoes, and I'm wondering which Saphir cream and wax color(s) I should use for these. Due to the dual-colored nature of the shoes, I'm not sure which would be best. The last photo is a (very) slightly more accurate depiction of the color.

 

I greatly appreciate your advice. 

 

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post #28234 of 30951
If you're worried about making them darker / lighter, you can always just use a neutral cream / wax.
post #28235 of 30951
What are some good clothing company's that supply korean or japanese clothing?
post #28236 of 30951
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

The length of the coat, primarily.


Unless you have $$$ to drop on a new coat a few years later, it seems unwise to purchase something that short. Plus, the button stance is too high because of the previous issue.

 

I would take Spurious example any day, shorten it 1.25"(slightly higher than the tip of his thumb), and lower the stance. Better than the SS example.

post #28237 of 30951
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post


Unless you have $$$ to drop on a new coat a few years later, it seems unwise to purchase something that short. Plus, the button stance is too high because of the previous issue.

I would take Spurious example any day, shorten it 1.25"(slightly higher than the tip of his thumb), and lower the stance. Better than the SS example.

Your position seems predicated on assumptions about the relative longevity and "datedness" of these two styles that I sure as heck don't agree with, so let's leave it at that.
post #28238 of 30951
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

We would need more pictures, but compare the picture to this one:
Exactly. The one you pictured could have been worn without any problem 30 years ago. It can be worn today and look just fine. And as likely as not, in another 30 years it'll still pass muster in a great many situations.

That's a big part of what "classic" means. Classic menswear is menswear of a style which has proven itself over time.

Some overly short, overly close-fitting, "fashionable" suits and jackets have useable lifespans so ephemeral as to practically make a mayfly's existence seem unending by comparison.

I blame it all on the lime green polyester leisure suit. Unattractive clothing, unappealing art, global warming, the decline in the quality of mass market chocolate, Windows 8, GM recalling 625 thousand cars for having radios that explode when tuned to NPR, the approaching fleet of alien space lizards who intend to conquer the human race but news of which the CIA is currently covering up, etc. - all the fault of the lime green polyester leisure suit. A clothing item which really, really failed to stand the test of time.
post #28239 of 30951
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post


Your position seems predicated on assumptions about the relative longevity and "datedness" of these two styles that I sure as heck don't agree with, so let's leave it at that.

12345Michael54321's response is a bit more extreme than mine, but his perspective is perfect. I know there are other more senior members that hold the same perspectives on short, over-ly suppressed coats.

post #28240 of 30951
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

If you're worried about making them darker / lighter, you can always just use a neutral cream / wax.

Thank you!

post #28241 of 30951
Who's the maker of the following shoe?
post #28242 of 30951

The tree and thinness of the sole look like Carmina, although I am not familiar with that model

 

Note - I am a Carmina fan, not knocking the sole.... the nails in the toe are great for people like me who are hard on toes.

post #28243 of 30951
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Who's the maker of the following shoe? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

John Lobb Chigwell

post #28244 of 30951
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Do not wear them,
regardless of sock.
Do not wear them;
they do not rock.
I do not like them here or there.
And as for a wedding - definitely do not wear.

Wearing them to a wedding is an idea I hate,
even if your socks match the color worn by your date.
Listen to your brother's rants
and do not wear those awful pants.

Best. Post. Ever.  I laughed hard, and then I had to read it out loud to my wife so that she could share my joy.

post #28245 of 30951

hey all, i'm new here! 

I'm 18 and im trying to restock my wardrobe. I like wearing chinos/dark jeans with a belt and tucked in button-up, similar to this: 

 

http://uk.pinterest.com/pin/434034482810245726/

 

I also like to have my clothes fit me very well (like slim fit tight) - I think it looks much more crisp. Can anyone recommend me good white oxford button-up shirts that fit tightly, and don't have a chest pocket? 

 

Thanks! 

 

Also, more generally, what kinds of looks fall under "classy casual"? That's not the term for it but I'm not sure where to begin. 

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