Basic Fashion Do's and Don'ts

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  1. jsinnola

    jsinnola New Member

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    I have been searching online and have been hoping to find a basic fashion do and don't list for men. Things like what patterns can be mixed with suits, shirts, ties, etc...

    How colors work together and the like.

    Any suggestions?
     


  2. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    I have been searching online and have been hoping to find a basic fashion do and don't list for men. Things like what patterns can be mixed with suits, shirts, ties, etc...

    How colors work together and the like.

    Any suggestions?


    AAAC
     


  3. Etienne

    Etienne Senior member

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    We could always compile our own.

    I'll start: no black suits in a business setting.
     


  4. trogdor

    trogdor Senior member

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    Fashion Dos and Don'ts: Do whatever GQ tells you. Style Dos and Don'ts: Do hang around here for a bit.
     


  5. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    We could always compile our own.

    I'll start: no black suits in a business setting.


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  6. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Rule #1: Ignore GQ and Esquire and their trendy ideas. Instead go out and buy a book by Flusser and Boyer and get the real scoop.

    Rule #2: Build a wardrobe of classic styles that will last many seasons. It's a better return on investment and you will look better for a longer span of time.

    Rule #3: Buy dark brown shoes instead of black. They are more versatile.
     


  7. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    No button down collars with suits
    Never ever button the bottom button
    No french cuffs without jacket
    Match watch metal with belt buckle and cufflinksMatch watchband, belt, and shoes
    Generally speaking, two solids and one pattern per outfit
    Never ever ever button the top button of any shirt without a tie.
    Don't match shirt to tie or shirt to suit
    Never pay retail
    Converselt, in clothing, you generally get what you pay for - quality shows
     


  8. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Absolutely no visible logos.
     


  9. cpac

    cpac Senior member

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    fit is far more important than any other detail (i.e. better a $299 suit that fits, than a $2000 one that doesn't).
     


  10. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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  11. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    As long as we define logo narrowly. The cut of a particular tailor, the stripe on a T&A shirt, Borrelli buttons, the hand-rolled hem of a Kiton shirt. The list could go on for a long time. All of these things are status symbols and to those with the proper knowledge give things away as well as any Burberry check.
     


  12. maverick

    maverick Senior member

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    ...and monograms, too.
     


  13. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    ...and monograms, too.



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  14. willi

    willi New Member

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    I see, the basics are mostly covered... Let me add some:
    Mind matching colors.
    No white Socks.
    No Loafers or sneakers to a suit.
    No short raincoats on top of a longer jacket.
    No tank top shining through a shirt.
    No silly ties unless you are in marketing or it is carnival.

    And, most important of them all:
    No imperatives with regard to fashion [​IMG]

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    Willi
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    No button down collars with suits
    I like a BD with a suit from time to time.

    True of many things, but not all. 6x1 DBs? Formal vests?

    I would agree with this.

    Impractical. Are guys supposed to have two wedding rings?

    Ah, the Mortimer Levitt rule: "Two plains and a fancy." Don't like it myself. I often mix two patterns, and sometimes even three.

    This nearly always, but not always always, looks bad. John Mark Carr may be the freshest icon for this style, but JFK did it well, as have a few others. Polos and knits only, I think. I certainly can't imagine it looking good with dress shirtings.

    Match? Heavens no!

    Impossible to follow for those who like custom clothes.
     


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