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

  1. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    What if I wear the shoes with oxford shirt, jeans and chinos? Blue wingtips would be more casual than brown ones, right?
     
  2. kobehobe

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    Hey guys,

    long time reader and finally decided to register.
    I got a question, im looking for this shirt, red and black gingham. Anybody know where I can get one or anything close to it?
    Please Help, been looking for this forever now with no luck.
    Thanks!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Blue suede shoes are more costume than traditional men's shoes. Brown suede brogues would certainly work with chinos. Pairing them with jeans is probably more of a streetwear thing, but if you're talking about high school, you probably need not be too worried about how closely you're following the "rules" of traditional menswear since you're not in an environment where you're being evaluated on those terms. Based on my recollections of high school, I would imagine that wearing brown suede brogues and properly fitted chinos would put you among the best-dressed students in high school.
     
  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I did this. I also wore a tie to school every day and it was a public school with no dress code. It boosted my self-esteem and made me feel better than everyone else but I didn't get any female attention until I was a senior and even then it was pretty terrible.
     
  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Question about Shirt Makers with High Collars

    I'm one of those with a long skinny neck and am told that a dress shirt with a higher collar is better for me. So

    Any RTW shirt maker recommendations, pros and cons, different price points, where collars are higher? MTM suggestions good too. Not ready to go bespoke.

    I'd appreciate not just brands and price range, but your experiences (good and bad). Thanks
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Borrelli and Finamore have great high collars that are RTW. Be prepared to spend $250+ on them. If you look at Shop The Finest you can get some good deals, like half that sometimes. As far as MTM I am always hesitant to tell anybody to use the online guys. Where are you located? There are a lot of good shirtmakers in large cities.
     
  7. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    That shirt is from Uniqlo. There's no telling whether it's still available there given how fast their inventory turns over, though.
     
  8. kobehobe

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    Thanks a lot for the help.
    I looked online and couldnt find it so I emailed them.
    How did you know who made the shirt?
    also, do you know where I can buy one online thats close enough to it?
    Thanks

    update: i emailed them and its item 069310 but out of stock :(

    anyone know of a similar one, really need it.
    Thanks
     
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  9. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    It was listed in the caption for that GQ photo. I don't know where you can get a similar shirt, but frankly, it's kind of a novelty pattern so unless you already have a closet full of shirts, it's probably not the most versatile choice.
     
  10. kobehobe

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    Really? WOW i dont know how i missed the caption, im an idiot.
    I love the way it looks in the image with a black tie, looks sharp so thats why im specifically looking for that pattern.
     
  11. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Bear in mind that unless you plan on always striking the right pose, being in the right dramatic lighting, and being in front of a black background, it's possible it won't look as sharp for you, as it did on the model in the GQ photo.

    And dah328 is absolutely correct, that it's an item of highly limited versatility.
     
  12. stupendous

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    Me too. I wore a tie, hardly jeans and the kids at my high school actually thought it was pretty cool. Now, it also helped in terms of the girl situation as it made me appear more 'mature'. lol! [​IMG]
     
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    So i've read that you should pair everything but black suits with brown shoes? Is this true or am I reading this wrong. I wear suits everyday and have 2 nice $300+ black shoes and really cheap brown shoes from college. Do I really need to look for a good pair of brown shoes to wear a suit with? Any suggestions for what is a good color brown/burgundy to go with charcoal, grays, and navys?
     
  15. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Well, many would maintain that you shouldn't wear a black suit, but leaving that aside...

    Brown shoes can be quite versatile. While it's more common to see men in suits wearing black shoes, the fact is that brown shoes can not infrequently represent a better choice.

    That having been said, there's nothing magical about brown shoes which make them always and automatically the best choice. (For convenience sake, I'll lump everything from tan to dark brown - including reds like burgundy and merlot - into the "brown" family. This is an oversimplification, of course.)

    Sometimes black - yes, black - really is the best color choice for shoes. Not always, and not as often as most people think, but sometimes.

    And I would add that these guidelines tend to vary based on geographic location, occasion, social class, age, and other factors. Both within a country, and especially between countries. ("Best color choice" for a 21 year old going clubbing in Los Angeles, can be very different from "best color choice" for a 60 year old banker holding a press conference in London.)

    You're not wrong, so long as you understand that it's a general guideline, not a law.

    A nice pair or two of brown shoes might well be worth buying. But black shoes - while not always the best choice with a suit - are more often than not a safe choice. Particularly with navy or grey suits.

    My tastes lean more toward the burgundy end of the brown spectrum, but to a great extent the best shade comes down to personal preference. I do tend to regard lighter shoes - tan, for example - as being somewhat less formal than darker shoes.
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    Michael
     

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