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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Yes.
    It looks good to me, but I'm not sure how polyamide/wool blend fabric turns out in real life. I've never handled such fabric.
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    The fabric looks a lot like last season's Brooks Brothers' SC that was very popular around here.
     
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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, pass unless you can handle it in person.
     
  3. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Thanks. Just so that I understand the reasoning behind this; is it because it looks cheap-ish or is the general rule with blends "don't buy unless you can handle the fabric in person"?
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The latter. Looks good in the picture.
     
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    EliodA Senior member

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    Loafer n00b asks: yay or nay?

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  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Looks nice, and versatile color, but if you've never worn loafers, you really should see if you like them on you first. its a really acquired taste.
     
  7. sprout2

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    How the hell are loafers an acquired taste?
    This really leads me to believe that you guys are in full cravat and monocle 24/7.
    Loafers: you stick your foot in it, done. In suede, goes with anything. What the fuck.


    Burnished double monk strap wearers calling loafers an acquired taste. Mind blown
     
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  8. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have you really been a member since 2012? Nothing divides CM like loafers.

    Personally, I love them, for the reasons you posted.
     
  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Because not everyone likes loafers? Or might like the idea, but don't like how they look on them? Not sure why this is controversial. . . It's been talked about on here before.

    edit - also, please not I said they're an acquired taste (which does not mean that I dislike them). I actually do like loafers, but that does not mean they are for, or liked by, everyone.
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Chelseas > loafers. But loafers are great. I only have one pair, cordovan pennies. Would like suede pennies at some point.
     
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  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    ?? I do not own, and have never owned single or double monks.

    But please continue.
     
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  12. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Hate suede (I know, break out the pitchforks lol), but love loafers.
     
  13. DonRaphael

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    +1. Poverty, racism, suede, genocide.. they're all in the same league for me. Well, kind of almost.
     
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  14. sprout2

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    Also divisive: plain socks, brown shoes... shit that makes no sense or for which there is no hesitation in real world

    Last time double monks were mentioned in here enthusiasm was unanimous but guys get squeamish about loafers. More people buying high shaft dress boots than plain loafers. Get your head checked
    I read you loud and clear. There is nothing to "acquire" about a loafer. It is one of the most basic shoes. If you are only wearing lacing shoes, I begin to suspect you are overdressed for 99% of situations (surprise! welcome to SF).

    Let me break it down for you: grown man discovers clothing at age 30, is used to wearing sneakers, decides that loafers have some vestigial preppy/Lord Fauntleroy connotation, afraid of foot looking dainty, decides to sink 401K into every iteration of closed toe laced shoe possible, including spectators.

    If this were a matter of individual taste, that would be one thing, but trends on here suggest an overwhelming number of people are scared or put off by loafers.
     
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  15. sprout2

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    Btw I wasn't singling you out in particular Mr. Julius C├Žsar
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He saw, he came, he conquered. He got a BJ. He came again.
     
  17. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    I made that joke at least 2+ months ago you rapscallion
     
  18. archibaldleach

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    Loafers are not an acquired taste. They are classics with a long tradition in the world of classic menswear. On a forum with a bunch of clothing nerds, there are sure to be some who dislike them (or pretty much any classic staple), but really that just means some eccentric people have an eccentric dislike of them. We all have our eccentricities.
     
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  19. sprout2

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    I, for one, like to do yardwork in the nude while wearing only suede loafers.
     
  20. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Only if your neighbors post to this website would they be more horrified by your taste for suede loafers than the public display of the glory of your nakedness.
     
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