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

  1. Dark Knot

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    The color scheme looks good but a similar tie that is just plain stripes would do. The dots in between the stripes makes the whole attire look too heavy on patterns.
     


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    I think pink socks would work great given that the shirt is pink and white stripes. I'd avoid blue as it would be too much blue in one area (i.e pants and socks)
     


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    There's nothing inherently wrong about one's socks matching one's pants.

    That having been said, I'd wear my blue and pink argyles. Not that argyles are the first thing I think of in connection with beachwear, but in this case it'd work nicely, particularly given the pink and white shirt.

    And sap23 - Don't go fretting too much over your sock choices. Pretty much any wedding where boat shoes are acceptable attire is sufficiently informal that devoting more than very modest thought to your choice of socks is unnecessary and uncalled for. It's like attending a wedding held at an amusement park, and worrying over which color t-shirt goes best with your shorts. Even E,TF's suggestion of going sockless is not necessarily inappropriate for a casual beach wedding.
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    I don't know that they're a forum sponsor, but I noticed yesterday that Jos. A. Bank has their madras pants on clearance for under $25 (from a ridiculously inflated "regular" price of about $125). They'd be a classic FU choice for wearing with a navy blazer. And assuming one could use a "$20 off $20" JAB coupon (which is currently being discussed here and there - I'm going to stop by my local JAB tore later this afternoon and see if it'll fly), that'd bring the cost of the pants down to about $5. Heck, wear 'em once, just as a joke, and you've practically gotten your five bucks' worth.
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    Indeed, in fact it's quite the opposite, matching socks to trousers is the most obvious and proper choice. It's not compulsory, contrasting socks are an option too, but it's certainly never wrong.
     
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    Quite. If my suggestion that the pants/socks match wasn't wrong sounded a trifle weak, it's only that I wanted to be gentle in my taking exception to RCAsia's stance on the matter.

    Of course, I also applaud the notion that "A businessman matches his socks to his trousers. A gentleman matches his socks to his mood." :)
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    (Currently wearing socks which match... pretty much nothing else that I'm wearing, although one of the stripe colors does match a minor color in my necktie. Ofttimes, "compatibility" is preferable to "matchiness." This particularly applies to the interaction between ties and pocket squares, but it touches upon sock choice, too.)
     


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    Thanks for the heads-up. If I wasn't lazy I'd give it a shot.
     


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    Are you supposed to button your suit jacket's top or other buttons when hanging it up?
     


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    What's the style forum opinion of Billy Reid? I was trying on a navy sportcoat marked down to ~$450 today that I really liked, just want to think it over before I dive in.

    Thanks!
     


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    No. It won't hang properly (flat) and could lead to wrinkles.
     


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    Shirts get buttoned, suit jackets don't. (And sweaters get folded and placed in a drawer or on a shelf.)
     


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    When you go on a trip (3-4 days), do you bring multiple pair of shoes or is it ok to wear the same pair for this long in a row, putting in shoe trees at night? Rephrased: how long before the moisture would hurt the leather?
     


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    There's no definite answer to that question. It's probably best not to wear the same shoes every day, but neither is it like infrequently violating this rule will cause your shoes to fall apart or shorten their usable lifespans by a guaranteed 65%.

    It's a little like how eating chocolate cake every day isn't a recommended dietary practice. But if an otherwise healthy adult happens to attend 3 birthday parties in 3 days, and has a slice of chocolate cake at each one, he probably hasn't caused himself permanent ill health or shortened his life. (You people who are allergic to chocolate, shut up. And as for you folks with a tendency toward diabetes, you'll note that I did specify "healthy" adult.)

    If you want to get by with a single pair of shoes for a 3-4 day trip, just do it. Assuming you don't make a weekly practice of this, and that you aren't walking through ankle-deep puddles, it's not anything worth worrying about. (Besides, they're shoes; they're meant to be worn. I guarantee you that most men aren't even aware that shoes should be "rested" for a day between wearings, and their shoes don't necessarily fall to pieces after having been worn for 4 straight days. In short, don't fret over it.)

    All this having been said, I usually bring more than one pair of shoes if I'm going away for several days, if only because different shoes serve different purposes and may more effectively cover a wider variety of situations. Yeah, a second pair of shoes adds a little weight to, and takes up some space in, my luggage. I'm okay with that. I don't believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster punishes us in the afterlife because we traveled with an "overnight plus"-sized bag, instead of the smaller overnight-sized bag. And for a mere 3-4 day trip, I'm not going to be taking so much stuff that I'm likely to be hit with significant "baggage surcharge" fees, assuming I'm flying. (I've also been known to wear my old Photographer's Vest, if I'm flying. The thing has multiple medium, large, and extra large pockets, and can probably hold about as much as a second carry-on piece, but because it's technically a garment, and not a bag, I've never been charged extra for wearing it. Not even when it was loaded down with 20+ lbs. of clothes, books, gear, etc. Upon boarding, it gets stuffed into the overhead compartment, of course.)
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    Thanks, Michael. I appreciate the input. That's what I figured, since suit jackets hang strangely when buttoned on a hanger. But I just wanted to make sure. ;)
     


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    Cotton braided belts? Yea or nay?
    Leather tipped, O-ring, D-ring? Any preferences? My thinking is they are somewhat less versatile (restricted to spring/summer) than leather belts which are more 4 season wear.

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