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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. curzon

    curzon Well-Known Member

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    ^ Penny is better I think. I don't "get" the tassel. Why not add some bells to jingle along as the tassel bounces up and down? For some reason it reminds me of a fishing lure. I've seen too many tasseled loafers + double-breasted suit combos (blech) that I've grown to detest that shoe. Too be fair, it does have its place. A tasseled loafer, pleated chino, and denim shirt w/ the name of your company is a good way to class up an IT convention.
     
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  2. Newcomer

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    I like Tassel to be honest. I love my #8 shell tassel loafers. Personally, I feel like penny loafers are also more ubiquitous. I think that tassel loafers can be 'fuddy-duddyish' but it is wholely dependent on the last.

    For example:

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    Sexy.

    And these are my pair:

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    Sorry for the crappy pictures...

    But penny loafers can be pretty sweet too:

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    In the end, it is more a function of the last than anything. Both classic designs, both can potentially be old-manish, but on the right last with the right design, they are both excellent choices. So I guess it is more of a personal opinion thing.
     
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  3. Miha28

    Miha28 Active Member

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    I'm going back home from a student exchange on Sunday and will be travelling around for 14 days. I'm a bit confused about packing the suits (2 suits) and shirts bought here. I'm thinking about packing the shirts into a bag and just vacuuming the air out of it as I am pretty limited with the space in my luggage. What's the best way to pack the suits? I was considering just carrying them in a suit bag with me on a plane and then letting them hang in the hotel.
     
  4. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    Here is the A Harris method:

    http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/520/no-title

    I think you will be fine folding them. You could also ship if you are that worried. It wouldn't be more than 30-40 dollars.
     
  5. Scotty

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    Ok, thanks.

    Gdot, Now that you mention the suit thing, I was also concerned about the dark buttons, I'm thinking now that it can even be an orphaned jacket sold at the outlet ?

    Minarchist, you may be right about the shoulders. It protudes a little but, as the rest fitted well I though I could live with that.

    So, final verdict: Return it ? Anyone against ?
     
  6. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    Or, just leave the smaller blade longer than the front.

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    Everybody loves a bit of Sprezzatura.
     
  7. Lumme

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    Hi Guys
    Need some inspiration here. Just bought a pair of Bordeaux-red Chinos, but what can I combined them with? Any ideas? I was thinking Navy-blue driving mocs/loafers and a crisp white shirt?!

    Lumme
     
  8. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Well-Known Member

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    Short answer: no.

    Slightly more helpful answer: I think venetians are a lot more stylish and classic.
     
  9. JamesX

    JamesX Well-Known Member

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    My friend's first reaction to my Venetian Loafer is - OLD MAN!!!

    Personally I would pick Penny Loafers.
     
  10. feastmaster

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    I may be attending an opening of an exhibit at the art museum. I am a little confused as what would be appropriate to wear for an event like this. My friend who attends many of these events and other social events suggested "summer dressy, but not necessarily a tie." What's the consensus here?
     
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  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    I wore a suit and tie to an art reception last Friday. Nobody else did, and in fact one lady wore a dress made of ceramic tiles, but I was comfortable with it. Wear what you're comfortable in.


    I have tassels in burgundy and pennies in cigar. Love them both. Not a fan of the venetian, a little too plain.
     
  12. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Well-Known Member

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    My 82-year-old grandfather wears tassel loafers.

    Your mileage may vary.
     
  13. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Well-Known Member

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    I go to a ton of exhibition openings as part of my work, and my M.O. is based on the venue:

    Museums: suit, dress shirt, no tie.
    Proper galleries: nice trousers, dress shirt, maybe a sweater and/or scarf if it's cool out.
    First Fridays / galleries with alleyway entrances / similar nonsense: nothing that involves ironing or dry cleaning.
     
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    feastmaster Active Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Wow, a dress made of ceramic tiles? That must have been heavy.
     
  16. KendallAndKendall

    KendallAndKendall Well-Known Member

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    Purchased these (used) Generic Man chukkas (not for me). got them for $27. They appear to be a bit worn but not too bad. Was this a good deal? Thoughts on the shoes?
     
  17. VelvetGreen

    VelvetGreen Well-Known Member

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    Urgh. :)
     
  18. bubba04

    bubba04 Well-Known Member

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    Pardon if this has been asked a million times before or if a ridiculous question -- can one wear brown shoes with a black suit?
     
  19. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

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    If one wishes to look like a fool - sure!

    We've long sinced crossed over to brown or burgundy with other colors of suits (although this has been long forbidden and only relatively recently accepted here in the US) but with black wear black.
     
  20. KendallAndKendall

    KendallAndKendall Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha. I'm guessing that's a "no"?
     

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