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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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    Basically, I do not wear (or own) any shoe that is not "canonically classical." The wildest I get might be an austerity brogue. But that has a good pedigree.

    I won't wear wholecuts, floating medallions, punched monks, diamond caps, or anything else. Basically the EG calalogue minus their "contemporary" models.

    What I will do is pair an unexpected shoe with a suit. I think it's an American thing to wear brown or burg where the English would expect black and also to wear larger-scaled shoes with suits. It's also a Naples thing and, I have noticed, something the duke of Windsor (not my sartorial idol, FWIW) liked to do. I never go the other way and wear oxfords with a blazer, however.

    Burg shoes should be shell, IMO.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Killin' it today, TRINI.
     


  3. gdl203

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    I'm not fully sold on the white-flecked donegal but everything looks great. Is that one of ed's ties? (mine today is)
     


  4. TRINI

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    Killin' it today, TRINI.

    I'm not fully sold on the white-flecked donegal but everything looks great. Is that one of ed's ties? (mine today is)

    Thanks gents. Tie is a woolen Hardy Amies from ebay.
     


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    One of the most flattering jackets I've seen on you, O/O.
     


  6. ManofKent

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    I like the shoes.
    Today's fuzzy and blurry and reasonably CBD

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    Only reasonably CBD? Where do you feel you depart from CBD? I like it all btw.
    I am really enjoying this thread.

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    Nice tie.
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    I like all of this (CBA*), although I'd like to see a tad more square showing (sorry zbromer).
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    looks a good fit from what I can tell from the photos.

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    Not sure about the way the stripes combine, and i find the button hole a little large. Nice PS and I like the tie.
    Rainy day today so the boots come back out. Flannels are brown not gray.

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    Very nice. Great tie.
    Basically, I do not wear (or own) any shoe that is not "canonically classical." The wildest I get might be an austerity brogue. But that has a good pedigree.

    I won't wear wholecuts, floating medallions, punched monks, diamond caps, or anything else. Basically the EG calalogue minus their "contemporary" models.

    What I will do is pair an unexpected shoe with a suit. I think it's an American thing to wear brown or burg where the English would expect black and also to wear larger-scaled shoes with suits. It's also a Naples thing and, I have noticed, something the duke of Windsor (not my sartorial idol, FWIW) liked to do. I never go the other way and wear oxfords with a blazer, however.

    Burg shoes should be shell, IMO.


    Are wholecuts not canonically classic?

    The brown instead of black is definitely easing over here - brown oxford caps would only be considered completely unsuitable for a very small number of highly traditional firms, but I've never seen brown pebble-grain worn in a remotely conservative office. Derbies seem generally acceptable, but they would need to be of a 'city scale' rather than a 'country scale'. Shell remains a rarity.
     


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    Thanks gents. Tie is a woolen Hardy Amies from ebay.

    You knot them better than I manage with mine.
     


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    This is one of your best, %, in terms of fit. This appears to be cut smaller..or maybe it is just the picture? Either way, looks great!

    Mike
     


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    Only reasonably CBD? Where do you feel you depart from CBD? I like it all btw.
    The suit cloth with the red overcheck is probably not the most CBD. Burgundy shoes are also not common with suits in conservative business environments.
     


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    Basically, I do not wear (or own) any shoe that is not "canonically classical."

    I won't wear wholecuts.


    He did, and see where it got him:

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    So I thought I give it a try today:

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  12. gdl203

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    greg, what be the shooz?

    EG Inverness on 888, antique burgundy

    Like the tie?
     


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    First day back after a wonderful vacation...new shirt and vintage Oleg Casini tie.

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  14. Manton

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    He did, and see where it got him:
    Those look like bluchers to me.
     


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    EG Inverness on 888, antique burgundy

    Like the tie?


    Yeah, the tie is great! i see Spoo is also wearing a green one (although I would not call that CBD), my heart is aflutter. I'm not the biggest EG fan, but the Dover,Inverness and the chukka they do are must haves.
     


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