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post #32221 of 33196
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

hey all. just got a new job and it will be a business casual environment. think chinos and OCBD and the occasional pair of dark denim.

a couple questions:

1. can you recommend me a general style of shoe that looks/works best for this environment? maybe a brogued oxford (pictured below is the AE McTavish) or a Chelsea boot (are Clarks Desert Boots too casual?)?

2. would Wolverine 1000 Miles be considered way too casual? they're the rust color if it matters.

thanks!

Clarks Desert Boots 
post #32222 of 33196

Clarks Desert Boots and Wolverine would be too casual.

 

i suppose you could wear them, but even in a casual environment, you should try to come across as a bit polished. AE Mctavish works as do Chelsea boots, derbies, etc.

post #32223 of 33196
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

hey all. just got a new job and it will be a business casual environment. think chinos and OCBD and the occasional pair of dark denim.

a couple questions:

1. can you recommend me a general style of shoe that looks/works best for this environment? maybe a brogued oxford (pictured below is the AE McTavish) or a Chelsea boot (are Clarks Desert Boots too casual?)?

2. would Wolverine 1000 Miles be considered way too casual? they're the rust color if it matters.

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Think McTavish is fine. I think Chelseas will look too casual too as I think you should at least have laces even in a "business casual" environment.

Wolverines would definitely be too casual IMO.
post #32224 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post


Think McTavish is fine. I think Chelseas will look too casual too as I think you should at least have laces even in a "business casual" environment.

Wolverines would definitely be too casual IMO.

 

This doesn't make any sense.

I have a pair of suede side zips I used to wear to work with a jacket and tie and they looked fine. Chelseas are fine too but it depends on how dressy/distressed they are.

Re: Clarks, it really really depends on the office. I wouldn't wear them everyday but should be fine once in a while if you can wear chino's and a shirt sans tie.

post #32225 of 33196
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

This doesn't make any sense.


I have a pair of suede side zips I used to wear to work with a jacket and tie and they looked fine. Chelseas are fine too but it depends on how dressy/distressed they are.


Re: Clarks, it really really depends on the office. I wouldn't wear them everyday but should be fine once in a while if you can wear chino's and a shirt sans tie.
I'm sure they're fine, I just think given two shoes/boots with the same shape, color, leather, etc., a pair with laces will look more appropriate in an office.
post #32226 of 33196
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

This doesn't make any sense.


I have a pair of suede side zips I used to wear to work with a jacket and tie and they looked fine. Chelseas are fine too but it depends on how dressy/distressed they are.


Re: Clarks, it really really depends on the office. I wouldn't wear them everyday but should be fine once in a while if you can wear chino's and a shirt sans tie.

let's put it this way. in the interview i was told to "never wear a tie again" and that jeans 5 days a week "isn't out of the question".
post #32227 of 33196

Telling an orphaned suit jacket form a sport coat:

 

Based on this tag, I would guess that this is a suit jacket given the "6" in the "48 R 6" European size.  I assume that the 6 indicates the drop of the trousers.  Thoughts?

 

I see many nice but pricy jackets, and it is hard to tell for some just from style if they are orphans or not.  The style of the fabric, buttons, and pockets seems consistent with a suit jacket.

 

post #32228 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Quick Question: I was thinking of getting a black silk knit slim tie. The two options on the table are the Land's End one or something like it, ie plain black or I saw one at Club Monaco that's black with two white stripes across it near the bottom... My concern was that I couldn't wear it with a shirt other then white.

Would it still work to wear a black tie with white strip on something like a plain blue shirt? (I was thinking to add a white PS to accent?)

It could work as the tie should contrast a little bit to the rest of your outfit. With bow ties coming back in you don't have to be so conservative. This tie combo could work with other shirts depending on the shade of blue.
post #32229 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

It's a better choice in the strictest sense of what is "optimal", but sometimes people don't have the wardrobe or budget to have many items. In any case, many members who DO own many shoes, still wear suede chelseas or chukkas with suits occasionally. Especially if he already has formal black shoes, then it's perfectly fine to have a pair for more casual days.

Well, imo anyway. Brown calf chukkas or something like suede single monks would also be viable choices, but when someone specifically wants something that goes well with more casual clothes too, I don't think dark suede or boots that are relatively simple in design is a bad idea.

Personally, I wear my chocolate suede chukkas (which are more dressy than something like Clark's) with suits on a fairly regular basis. Yes, it does dress down the suit and I wouldn't wear it when I needed to be at my most formal, but on an average day where I just need to be in coat and tie, they're a nice look.
post #32230 of 33196

Plenty of odd jackets give a drop because it's also an indication of jacket shape. But this is probably an orphan, yes.

 

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Originally Posted by armsignet View Post
 

Telling an orphaned suit jacket form a sport coat:

 

Based on this tag, I would guess that this is a suit jacket given the "6" in the "48 R 6" European size.  I assume that the 6 indicates the drop of the trousers.  Thoughts?

 

I see many nice but pricy jackets, and it is hard to tell for some just from style if they are orphans or not.  The style of the fabric, buttons, and pockets seems consistent with a suit jacket.

 

post #32231 of 33196

Hi gents,

 

Very much a newbie here, getting older and looking to up my style. Looking for some advice and tips with separate colour jacket and trouser combinations.

 

I understand not to mix suit jackets and trousers of different colours, but should be buying odd jackets.

 

What's the general rule with regards to materials? Should the jacket and trousers always be exactly the same? Are Chinos appropriate for all odd blazers or is that more casual than say odd flannel trousers. 

 

Just to say I live in a very hot country so wool is probably out of the question, but do return home to the UK in winter, so all round advice for wearing separate blazer and trouser combinations would be appreciated.

 

Thank you!

post #32232 of 33196
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Originally Posted by hindi ako View Post

Hi gents, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Very much a newbie here, getting older and looking to up my style. Looking for some advice and tips with separate colour jacket and trouser combinations.

I understand not to mix suit jackets and trousers of different colours, but should be buying odd jackets.

What's the general rule with regards to materials? Should the jacket and trousers always be exactly the same? Are Chinos appropriate for all odd blazers or is that more casual than say odd flannel trousers. 

Just to say I live in a very hot country so wool is probably out of the question, but do return home to the UK in winter, so all round advice for wearing separate blazer and trouser combinations would be appreciated.

Thank you!


Cream linen blazer, brown linen blazer, blue hopsack blazer.
post #32233 of 33196

Could consider some fresco too.

post #32234 of 33196
Hi,
Are they many good shoe stockists in London besides the shops like EG, Lobb and C&J ? Stockists that would have foreign brands ?
post #32235 of 33196
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Originally Posted by armsignet View Post

Telling an orphaned suit jacket form a sport coat:

Based on this tag, I would guess that this is a suit jacket given the "6" in the "48 R 6" European size.  I assume that the 6 indicates the drop of the trousers.  Thoughts?

I see many nice but pricy jackets, and it is hard to tell for some just from style if they are orphans or not.  The style of the fabric, buttons, and pockets seems consistent with a suit jacket.





That isn't necessarily true. Canali and most other higher-end manufactuers will still put a drop (the number 6, in this case) even if it's only a blazer. The drop also tells you the jacket fit, not just the pants size. With Canali, drop 4 is portly, drop 6 is classic, drop 7 is modern, and drop 8 is extra slim. Most Italian suit makers use similar systems. The picture provided looks like a blazer.
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