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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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  2. mdancel

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    I had a fun shopping trip to Madrid. [​IMG]

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    Not sure on the ties but my wife insisted.
     
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  3. sprout2

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    That's always refreshing to hear around these parts.
     
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    I really like the orange tie. The other one would have looked better with just two colours IMHO. They're both very wearable though, and could be quite versatile (depending on what the rest of your wardrobe looks like).
     
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  5. peppercorn78

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    I have two pairs of dubmonks that I like very much.

    AE Neumora (last is a little clunky, but extremely comfortable and forgiving for my extra wide dogs).

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    Vass oxblood calf on the U last. This one is more elegant (and I paid 4x as much), but much more snug. It's newer, though, so has more breaking in to do. I bought it as a replacement for the AE, thinking oxblood would be darker.

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  6. peppercorn78

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    ...but what do folks think about double monk boots like these from CJ and JL? Ridiculous? Or cool?

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    Looks cool, but probably impractical. Maybe a jodphur would do?
     
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    Yeah, I hear you. It's enough of a pain buckling up my Vass monk shoes, a monk chukka might be a nightmare.

    The AE monks have an elastic strap for the buckle clasp. Not as elegant as leather, but much easy to manage.
     
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    I like the C&Js, but the Lobbs look a little goofy. I don't like it when the flap part of the straps stops halfway across the shoe. I like it when it extends all the way across.
     
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    Yes! I do have an MTO Chelsea en route from Carmina currently. Perhaps those, my 4 chukkas, 2 captoe and 2 wingtip boots are enough bootage. :(
     
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    Why not just go with single monks if double monks are too much. I love single monks.
     
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    Or, in the best traditions of SF, get both.
     
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    Monks were always meant to be single.
     
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  16. ridethecliche

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    These are modern times. Evolve or die.

    (Or is not believing in that still an option?)
    I think you're pretty good on the boot front.
     
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  17. Cao Cao

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    Sprout has really turned into a troll here...
     
  18. Claghorn

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    Pot, kettle
     
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  19. Koala-T

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    There's a difference between trolling and being/trying to be funny.
     
  20. sprout2

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    I admit I have fallen off the wagon -- but as K-T elucidates, trolling is being disingenuous in order to deliberately get a rise out of people. Making bad, Gong Show style jokes and getting hooked off the stage may not be droll, but it does not have malicious intent.

    I've noticed over the last few years online that the word "trolling" has been warped to mean any non-standard behavior that a person doesn't like.
    "Goofing off" is probably more apt.

    Anyway, I'm still collecting a decent number of thumbs, but I myself feel the output has been unpolished of late, so I'll try to modulate the content to dispense an equal mix of nuggets of wisdom and witty repartee.
     
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