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

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Don't feel like you have to if you're not comfortable. Work your way up, getting used to dressing better is a process for most of us. The biggest part to pulling it off is confidence. If you don't feel natural with what you're wearing, then you're gonna come off as uncomfortable. Small steps is best. You came here, so you're clearly ready to take a step from where you are. After taking this step, you'll become comfortable taking the next one at some point, and you can make the jump then.

    But those wingtips are in a more casual leather, and as such are intended for more casual use. I wouldn't wear the natural ones with a suit. But with chinos? Hell yeah.


    On the loafers note, penny loafers are my go to, and I'm younger than you. Don't worry about the old man bit. Shockingly, things that come off as old mannish when worn by an older man take on an entirely different context when worn by a young one. ;)

    I tend to recommend Bass. For the price, it's pretty hard to find a better shoe.
    http://www.zappos.com/bass-logan-tan-leather
    http://www.zappos.com/bass-gorham-dark-brown
    http://www.zappos.com/product/7505634/color/216

    Give burgundy consideration for color as well. In regards to what shade of brown goes with mid and light grays; pretty much all of them.
     
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  2. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Left to right: Yes, No, Yes, Yes, Yes, Maybe, No, What Argyle.
    As to matching, I think one color of the argyle should match or be complimentary to your pants color. Depending on the shade of grey, I'd say just about all of those would not be terrible with the pants you describe.
     


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    mr.orange Senior member

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    a little longer than your wrist.
     


  4. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    AE Westchester in brown.

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    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1607_1_40000000001_-1

    above what you said, but *cough* this shoe is real nice.
     


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    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Thanks for the response. As to your yess and nos, are those in response to my question of whether the socks would match with my outfit? Or are they just simple expressions of approval/disapproval?
     


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    You should take a look at Italian bit loafers, in case the penny loafers feel too old school for you. Price will be tricky though, but surely a successful young man like yourself can manage :D
     


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    I cannot thank you enough for the great advice. I was a little worried about being jumped on by the SF mob.
     


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    Those sure are nice.......:nodding:


    Thanks for the suggestion. I do prefer classic looks, I'm not sure the bit loafers are for me. As far as the price I mentioned, it was mainly because I'm concerned my lack of shoe buying experience will end me up with something I don't like/won't wear and will end up being a waste of money. Nobody likes to waste money. But I appreciate your humor.
     


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    Snaffle bit loafers are actually pretty tasteful. Penny loafers are just classic all around, and if you get a fullstrap shoe like the Westchester it's classier still.
     


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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Approval/Disapproval. I don't like the black and red so much, and am not crazy about the smaller argyle. In a casual or business casual setting, I think all could go well with grey, depending on the shade of grey.
     


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    Argyle is for 65+.
     


  13. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    :paranoia:
     


  14. NOBD

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    50+?
     
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    Try 12+. Or 3+. Or 0+

    Seriously, argyle socks are classic for all ages. Just because you associate them with your hated uncle doesn't mean they have to be out of bounds for the rest of us.
     


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