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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    Well, there are these... bluer blue shoes
     
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    Lovely outfit, but I really don't like a single turn up on jeans. Either hem them or buy them long enough to build a proper turn up.
    Perhaps like this or this.
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  3. Journeyman

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    I don't actually mind the single turn-up as, due to the thickness of denim (and of the side-seams), rolling it up a couple of times can get a bit bulky.

    I spotted this article in the online version of today's Age newspaper - "A man's guide to avoiding style remorse":

    http://www.dailylife.com.au/dl-fashion/a-mans-guide-to-avoiding-style-remorse-20130530-2ndzh.html

    Basically, don't buy stuff from fashion brand names; be conservative, go for mainly dark colours, be indifferent rather than try too hard; and ignore all of the above occasionally.
     
  4. The False Prophet

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    I have a nice one, sterling silver from Declic, with a design modelled on the Konstantin Brancusi sculpture series 'Bird in Space' (seriously) which I don't wear all that often. I like it as an accent to plain ties like grenadines, but as I mostly wear prints, I don't get a huge amount of use.

    I also used to wear it every time I appeared in court in the Northern Territory, as solicitors and counsel there don't wear jackets (the first time I appeared in an RAF blue suit with a PS garnered much amusement), and I didn't like my tie flopping about unchecked. However, those days are behind me...
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

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    Today (also in chukka boots):

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    chukkas boots friday :slayer:
     
  7. Journeyman

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    I wear a tie clip with knit ties, but tend not to with other ties.

    Mine is a plain, sterling silver one from J.Press.
     
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    I have just ordered the following from Amazon:

    'A Timeless Guide to Fashion' by Roetzel
    The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style

    Hopefully they'll give me a good starting point

    Thanks for the advice people.
     
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  9. Henry Carter

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    I'm 6"2 so there isn't too much denim long enough to roll like that, and I'm not too keen on the look anyway. It depends on what shoes I'm wearing really, if I shorten these the 2cm they are folded, then they are too short to wear with shoes or trainers (as opposed to boots). It's not something I think about too much to be honest.
     
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    Practical Thoughts on Coherent Combinations for Beginners

    Reddit MFA has some businesswear guides.

    As others have mentioned, the WAYWT thread.
     
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  13. apropos

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    IMO the single turnups are fine, especially in the context of the MC aesthetic. Unless you're a fan of tissue paper denim, don't think the pronounced chunkiness of a multi rollup is going to gel well with HC's sleeker MC aesthetic.
     
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    LOL!

    *le upvote*

    But seriously man, fuck reddit
     
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    Read The Suit with a grain of salt and consider it the Sartorial equivalent of The Art Of War.
     
  17. apropos

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    I'll offer a contrasting response to the many replies that you have gotten so far.

    What the books recommended so far will "teach" you (or at least attempt to do so) is a set of rules which if you follow will be guaranteed a minimum level of "taste". They are written by older men who are all successful in a conventional way, come from broadly similar backgrounds (educated, white, upper middle class) and this is reflected in their choice of clothes. This may or may not be something you aspire to. However they cannot possibly go through every single possible feature of an outfit - e.g. a slight difference in collar style can elevate a "OK' look to "wow". Nor is the written word anywhere near an adequate substitute for your eyes.

    Taste is subjective, and not of us all have it as it is most conventionally defined, no matter how hard they may try. That's OK, because in a sense taste is the antithesis of creativity, and we all come from different backgrounds and live in different contexts. tiraullier's outfits are not conventionally in "good taste" IMO, but they are certainly creative and do "work" for him. Ditto for PJ's and TR's outfits, but they do toe the line between taste/creativity. HC's outfits are tasteful, so are whnay's, Alan See's (Armoury), and certainly voxsartoria/FCcorbera.

    Mastering conventional taste however, is the "safer", if more difficult option - and if you are ever through choice or necessity plunged into a conservative/conventional working environment having it will serve you well. It is more difficult because not only is it a smaller target to hit, like composing a haiku vs writing freeform prose there are rigid boundaries/formats to follow and express your creativity within.

    You need to figure out where on the taste<---->creativity spectrum you lie, and IMO you can only do that through looking at a shit ton of images first, finding out what naturally appeals to you, and then finally using the books as an aid to help you understand why XYZ is considered tasteful and ABC is not.

    TLDR: you need images on the internet to find what you are comfortable with, then use the books to help you get there
     
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  18. Journeyman

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    At the risk of sounding pedantic, it's more of the sartorial equivalent of Machiavelli's "The Prince".
     
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    At the risk of sounding even more pedantic, it was a conscious effort on manton's part to mimic the same format, writing style, and the methods of arguments as The Prince. ;)
     
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