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I now have a light-blue candy/University stripe OCBD from J. Crew, Ralph Lauren (Custom Fit), and Vineyard Vines. I may get one from Rugby as well. There are enough variations among them to make wearing each one a different experience for me.

Mafoofan, I think you have many light-blue candy stripe Brooks Brothers MTM OCBDs?

I'd be satisfied to wear a different light-blue candy-stripe OCBD almost every day to work; but I wonder about the negative impression that could make.
 

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Everything I have bought in the last 25 years is a minor variation of everything else I already have.
 

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i think you need to snag a pair of RL loafers.

The sale was awesome, but unfortunely nothing in a size 9. I plan to check some more places on monday.
 

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I have about two dozen BB OCBDs; ten are in my custom configuration. All are solid blue or blue-and-white stripes. They are my go-to shirts for pretty much every occasion and I wear them to work every day. I don't see how something so classic and elemental will ever draw attention for being worn frequently.
 

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Originally Posted by il vecchio
Everything I have bought in the last 25 years is a minor variation of everything else I already have.

+1, but make it 20
 

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I have countless variations of blue/white shirts and many pairs of black loafers.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
I have about two dozen BB OCBDs; ten are in my custom configuration. All are solid blue or blue-and-white stripes. They are my go-to shirts for pretty much every occasion and I wear them to work every day. I don't see how something so classic and elemental will ever draw attention for being worn frequently.

I noticed that you call your OCBD's "modified."

You may have mentioned this before, but I haven't seen it--what do you mean by this?

Thanks.
 

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Within the next few days, I'll be in possession of my third pair of RM Williams Comfort Craftsman boots. All exactly the same, except for colour. Once I get to four pairs, that'll be enough.

OCBD (Obsessive Compulsive Boot Disorder)


Lear
 

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Originally Posted by nerdykarim
I noticed that you call your OCBD's "modified."

You may have mentioned this before, but I haven't seen it--what do you mean by this?

Thanks.


He has like two buttons at the collar.
 

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Originally Posted by nerdykarim
I noticed that you call your OCBD's "modified."

You may have mentioned this before, but I haven't seen it--what do you mean by this?

Thanks.


Double button collar, double button mitered cuffs, no pleats in the back, French placket.
 

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Yes. When you find something you really like, you tend to stick with it. That goes for colors, patters, cuts and what-not.

I get shit from my g/f all the time for buying, what looks like to her, the same things I already own. Pishaw! She has no eye for the details!
 

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I've been tempted to go this route with shoes. A nearly all Alden longwing shoe wardrobe, anyone?
 

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Thirty-Something Years of Variations on Blazer Love

Oxxford - Navy Blue, worsted serge, DB, 6x2 Buttons
Oxxford - Navy Blue, worsted, SB, 2 Button, Patch Pockets
Oxxford - Royal Blue, Fresco-like Hopsack, SB, 2 Button
Oxxford - Tobacco Brown, Fresco-like Hopsack, SB, 2 Button, Patch Pockets (Tobacco Brown is for tobacco farmers!)
Oxxford - Dark Charcoal, Fresco-like Hopsack, SB, 2 Button
Sulka - Navy Blue, cashmere, SB, Hacking Pockets and Ticket Pocket 2 Button
Sulka - Black, herringbone camel hair, SB, 2 Button, Breast and Hip (flapped) Patch Pockets
Sulka - Royal Blue, dupioni silk, 3 rolled 2
Lanvin - Mallard (Teal) Blue, feather "suede", SB, 2 Button, Patch Pockets w/Bellows Pleats
Lanvin - Charcoal Brown, worsted flannel, Patch Pockets w/flaps

No blazers purchased since around 1998 or so. Maybe it's time to commission a bespoke blazer?

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