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CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I will post every day, or every day I can be bothered, or when the spirit moves me, what I wore to work. The idea is to show what CBD is, how it can be bent, and -- crucially -- what the old-timers, or at least me, mean by "classic style." Be warned: this is going to be really dull and repetitive. To those who post your own pics: you WILL be criticized, by me, to the extent that you unsuccessfully deviate from CBD or do anything I disapprove of. Beyond that I will do my best to maintain equanimity, which as we all know is very difficult for me.

    Today: solid gray worsted twill suit, cream shirt, orangish brown cashmere houndstooth tie, blue & purple paisley square, dull orange & gray striped wool socks, dark brown pebble bluchers.

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    Shoes & socks:

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  2. cronicmole

    cronicmole Senior member

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    good stuff, hopefully the other senior members join in. Those shoes make me mad for some reason.
     


  3. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    I was recently criticized for wearing a cashmere tie and calling my fit "CBD."

    What is your take on a cashmere tie, Manton? Is this a rule bender?

    What about the silk square?

    Mike
     


  4. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    that is a central business district look if i've ever seen one.
     


  5. UrbanComposition

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    I was recently criticized for wearing a cashmere tie and calling my fit "CBD."

    What is your take on a cashmere tie, Manton? Is this a rule bender?

    What about the silk square?

    Mike

    I'd posit that historically, it may not be conservative, but today, that tie would be considered pretty tame.
     


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    vncrz Senior member

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    I was recently criticized for wearing a cashmere tie and calling my fit "CBD."

    What is your take on a cashmere tie, Manton? Is this a rule bender?

    What about the silk square?

    Mike


    I would have never considered chukka boots or pebblegrain leather to be CBD, much less both together... great look however, keep the experiment going!
     


  7. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    Just to clarify, Manton - do you mean Classic Business Dress, or Conservative Business Dress?
     


  8. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    I'd posit that historically, it may not be conservative, but today, that tie would be considered pretty tame.

    Mine was even more conservative than this. I think it was when I wore my Isaia a little while ago and went with the grey Altea cashmere.

    I would have never considered chukka boots or pebblegrain leather to be CBD, much less both together... great look however, keep the experiment going!

    I though they were Chukkas as well, but I don't think so. Just some PTBs, I think.

    Mike
     


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    Subscribed, please make this a sticky thread. Also, Manton, can you please tell us who makes the suits?
     


  10. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    This is a great thread idea. Thank you.
     


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Deets on suit? I like that silhouette on you. Looks more waisted than I might have expected. Would like to see it with both arms at your sides.
     


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    onix Senior member

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    Q: So pebble-grain bluchers with suit is CBD?
     


  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Manton: the silhouette pic doesn't show up - can you pls repost?
     


  14. SkinnyGoomba

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    I wore a charcoal suit, neat pattern navy tie and multi stripe white based shirt today with gray socks and dark brown tassels.

    It was casual friday.
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The suit is Shattuck.

    Those shoes make me mad for some reason.
    They do need a shine.

    What is your take on a cashmere tie, Manton? Is this a rule bender?
    I would say it is a slight bend. I tend to wear a lot of wool and cashmere ties in fall/winter, and without fail in rain or snow.

    According to the strictest possible interpretation of CDB, there would be no square. While linen is barely passable. I note that I do see them a lot in Manhattan these days. There is a revival of sorts going on. Silk is an indulgence. But when the rest of the ensemble is so bland, it's OK. Also, always a silk square with a woolen tie.

    Just to clarify, Manton - do you mean Classic Business Dress, or Conservative Business Dress?
    Conservative.

    Q: So pebble-grain bluchers with suit is CBD?
    Not strictly. I just am liking a more substantial shoe these days, especially with a woolen tie. A brown oxford would have worked as well.
     


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