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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    In all honesty, I've never had this. I think it's the cut of the trousers.
     


  2. Prince of Paisley

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    It's ok, you're among friends. I'll admit I also tuck the tag in at the back when I sit down if I'm wearing a pair of pants or jeans that have a tendency to catch on the tug. As for the coins in the cuffs, I'll be walking a few paces behind you - I might just pick up enough money for those boots coxaca is getting made up ;-)
     


  3. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Hi Fxh,

    Not sure where l read it (realistically it would of been here) that Blundstone have had the problem of the exploding sole(serious quality control issues), Russell Crowe even being a victim! On that note, mucking around would be on another level.
     


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    For a pair of navy "dress" chinos, which would you pick? Intended use: to work with odd jackets (once I get my grey herringbone jacket :) ), on weekends sometimes for dressier events

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    I'm worried that the top one may be too light?
     


  5. Dusty Brogues

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    I'm thinking the top one is more informal, while the bottom one is more conservative....
     


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    No doubt, but which would you choose :D

    I'm leaning toward the bottom one, given that i intend to wear it to work on occasion and don't want it to be too distinguishable from suit trousers. I guess for weekends only, i'd go for the top one.
     


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    On that note, the bottom ones for sure for greater work versatility and a little weeekend play.

    However as FXH mentioned earlier in the thread about buying shoes to suit every occasion, perhaps buy both pairs of chino [​IMG]
     


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    By the first ones and stand out from the pack.
     


  9. The Ernesto

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    Is the second one navy? If so, I'd go with that. Wearing navy BB chinos today actually.
     


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    I dont think its unique to japanese - alot of Asian gents prefer shoes without lace to slip on and off - I think it might be due to the custom of taking shoes off indoors etc and then wearing slippers. Laces are inefficient
     
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    But what is Australia's excuse? Seems like every 2nd person in my building is wearing a pair of black chunky square toe slip ons. Is it because at heart, we all just want to wear thongs into the office..?
     


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    and thats all they sell @ Aquila these days :p
     


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    Definitely correct. No shoes indoors. Imagine visiting an important person at their home (for business, politics, or other formal matters). When you leave the house, the hosts are obliged to send you off, so they escort you to the door. At the door, you need to shakes hands, bow, and wave goodbye, all of which requires standing up. A slip on/ loafer allows a quick unobtrusive wearing without pausing or breaking formalities. Imagine lace-ups in this situation, where you will need to slip on, bend down or squat to tie laces, whilst your host and family waits on you. Highly undesirable scenario.
     


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    Really? I would have imagined the creation of little stools to sit on to undertake this task with a side cabinet containing various shoe horns to help guests. Maybe a brush and chamois in case guests were lacking some shine. And what about all the missed opportunities to have Gerry Nelsonesque conversations about boots and bluchers, cordovan and Carmina.
     


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    Petepan Senior member

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    The imagined area will have to be outside the house, since guest shoes are not allowed pass the front door, or at best, the immediate vicinity of the front door. Not possible with apartments for obvious reasons.

    A little stool still necessitates sitting down, whilst your host is standing up. And waiting on you. Plus what happens when you have more guests than stools?
     
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