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Dress Cane

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by koolmoose, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. koolmoose

    koolmoose Member

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    I've lost about 80% of my vision this year to the point of being legally blind, so I've been walking with a cane since March. Honestly it's gotten pretty beat up and raggedy looking, or wabi sabi if you're a fan of TeenFA on Reddit. I don't have many formal events besides prom, homecoming, band banquet and the occasional wedding or fancy dinner, but I would be embarrassed to use it during those events. I know most people won't care, but it's a personal thing to me. If I'm going to be wearing a suit, I want to have clean dress boots, a fresh laundered and ironed shirt, and a clean, not beat up cane. My mom and girlfriend seem to think this is ridiculous but my dad and best friend agree with me. Should I buy a new cane for occasions when I need to dress business casual or more formal, or is my beat up dirty cane okay?
     
  2. Astaroth

    Astaroth Senior member

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    Havent seen just how battered it is but for "business casual" I certainly wouldnt be too bothered.

    Guide canes arent something I have any particular knowledge on but even looking at the formal websites they dont appear expensive and the tips that are going to be prone to damage are replaceable. Naturally very cheap ones are available elsewhere but Im not going to recommend scrimping on something that may be a key piece of kit for you. If you are conscious about it why not have a spare just for formal occasions?
     
  3. koolmoose

    koolmoose Member

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    The white coating is chipping off pretty badly, and the red bottom joint looks like it's been through a wood chipper. I probably will end up getting another one soon anyways. This one is too short for me, especially when I'm wearing chelseas. Thanks for the advice
     

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