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What particular "staple" items do you refuse/tend not to wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by I am DIL, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. AlexE

    AlexE Well-Known Member

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    Navy blazer with gold buttons - will never wear it unless one of you buys me a yacht.
    Pleated pants
    Paisley ties
    Tassel loafers
     
  2. aanix

    aanix Active Member

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    turtlenecks and sandals
     
  3. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Turtlenecks, polos, chinos, boat shoes - basically, the whole summer New England college casual look (if that's what you call it). Ostentatious watches. Rings and bracelets. I am yet to be convinced about monkstraps. And above all, CBD as a whole - I mean I can do it if I have to, but I 99% of the time I don't have to and I am very happy about that.
     
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    +1. I'd hoped I wasn't the only one who thought these things are awful.

    I've never had cuffs on trousers, and I'm not sure I ever will.
     
  5. Liam O

    Liam O Well-Known Member

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    Loafers

    Caps other than flat caps and watch caps

    Jewelry other than cuff links and belt buckles

    Pocket squares (I have a few, I don't remember the last time I wore one)

    Underwear, unless I'm wearing a suit

    Tshirts. Haven't owned one in five years.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I don't think most people are posting anything that is a "staple" item, rather just things they don't wear.
     
  7. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Well-Known Member

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    What if they were handmade in Naples or Savile row?! :slayer:
     
  8. cbbuff

    cbbuff Well-Known Member

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    :uhoh: That's just nasty.
     
  9. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    someone doesn't clean their private parts.

    add saddle shoes to my list, i forgot about those
     
  10. Liam O

    Liam O Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted to wear saddle shoes but then I realized I'd look like a cartoon.
     
  11. Artking3

    Artking3 Well-Known Member

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    The definition of staple item is somewhat fluid. Maybe the OP should have made a list and we crossed things off it?
     
  12. I am DIL

    I am DIL Well-Known Member

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    Whatever one considers to be a menswear "staple" judging by whatever gauge they wish -- like general historical consensus, perhaps.
     
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  13. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    I haven't worn seersucker or tweed since reaching the age of majority. Thinking about getting a tweed jacket, however.
     
  14. WhateverYouLike

    WhateverYouLike Well-Known Member

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    On what planet are spectators considered staples
     
  15. I am DIL

    I am DIL Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know anyone said that they were.
     
  16. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    Suede chukkas, and loafers- ambivalent about both but for different reasons. Chukkas too warm, loafers too louche.

    Suspenders, contrast collars, any sort of jewelry, tatts, waist-coats, cummerbunds, crew neck sweaters. okay not all staples- [​IMG]
     
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  17. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    pretty much any sweaters aside from crew necks
    brown shoes
    laufers or slip on shoes
    patterned suits aside from stripes
    shirts aside from blue and white
    ties aside from blue and gray
    tailored clothes aside from blue and gray
    hardly wear jeans
     
  18. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    Pardon, but what age is that?


    Your life seems very monochromatic.
     
  19. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    Heh...I agree with this.
     
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  20. Liam O

    Liam O Well-Known Member

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    more than half.
     

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