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Do you have a 'signature-item'?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jerome, May 30, 2011.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    And what is it? Something that you like and that you wear nearly every day, with which you combine any other item in your wardrobe? It could be anything from a bow-tie, a special shirt-collar-shape or even a colour that you prefer to such obvious items as strange hats or pipes or (sun-) glasses.

    p.s. replies such as 'my trusted old pair of underpants' will be unavoidable, yet they bore me: I know them all and also have absolutely no sense of humour if something is not funny!
     
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    Don't be this douche. [​IMG]
     
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    I wear a lot of knit ties and Chelsea boots and like a nice umbrella.
     
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    Chris Reeve Sebenza. Maybe it's a bit unsophisticated and less than elegant, but I feel naked if I'm not carrying a knife.
     
  5. Carlisle Blues

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    Fedoras .....Boots.........Card/Key case
     
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    I wear a lot of knit ties and Chelsea boots and like a nice umbrella.

    Me too. I also usually wear a tie slide and carry a yard o lead Viceroy pen.
     
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    My trusted old fountain pen ... which I use to ... write my ... signature!

    p.s. replies such as 'my trusted old fountain pen' will be unavoidable, yet they bore me: I know them all and also have absolutely no sense of humour if something is not funny!

    [​IMG]


    Try the veal folks. I'll be here all week.
     
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    When I have to suit up, I usually wear a white dress shirt, discreet micropattern tie, & white pocket square.
     
  9. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    Doc: very nice, I also like knit-ties a lot!

    Skronnie: why not elegant? I don't know that knife and'll check it. I was always carrying in my bag a Swiss utility knife less for protection but rather for practicality. It also had served me well on many mountain-tours in the Alps but unfortunately in recent years such knives were banned when boarding airplanes...(also: it may be nerdy but I always have been a secret fan of sword-canes that one could /can (?) buy in that nice shop near Tottenham Court Road (Smith or something) right behind the Brit. Museum...

    Carlisle Blues: I like the fedoras by Herbert Johnson!
     
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    And what is it? Something that you like and that you wear nearly every day, with which you combine any other item in your wardrobe? It could be anything from a bow-tie, a special shirt-collar-shape or even a colour that you prefer to such obvious items as strange hats or pipes or (sun-) glasses.

    p.s. replies such as 'my trusted old pair of underpants' will be unavoidable, yet they bore me: I know them all and also have absolutely no sense of humour if something is not funny!


    Gucci Shades
     
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    Yes, bags of awesome. I have them in multiple colors.
     
  13. greekgeek

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    Yes, bags of awesome. I have them in multiple colors.

    You have a Filson too?
     
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    The colour purple. Something close to 70% of my shirts, ties and handkerchiefs are purple.
     
  15. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    In winter my distinct red scarf.
     
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    From where i am from pocket squares are so rare that it can be considered a "signature item"
     
  18. Jerome

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    From where i am from pocket squares are so rare that it can be considered a "signature item"
    I can relate to that- I virtually never see pocket squares here, either (...well, I only rarely see suits on the street, too). Even such seemingly banalities like always wearing a shirt and boat-shoes in my middle- and high school days were considered by my colleagues as some sort of my signature items, then (in the late 80s) cause for one only very few students/pupils even wore proper shirts and secondly, boat-shoes as common as they may have been in the US, were quite rare then in Eastern-Central Europe, then...
     
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    Carlisle Blues: I like the fedoras by Herbert Johnson!
    Oh yes very nice hats!!!!! I wear Akubra and a few other. Now is time for Panamas here in the US. I have a Brent Black, Worth & Worth, Borsalinos and Stetsons.
     
  20. landshark

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    I have a few. I have quite a few tie bars that I inherited from my grandfather that I always wear whenever I wear a tie. I always wear a white squared handkerchief. I sometimes wear a fedora, but not every day. My classic Ray Ban aviators. And in Texas, wearing a jacket at all, even (and especially) when you don't have to (i.e. not at work) could be considered signature. Same for a tie.
     

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