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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    "Egad, Margaret! Come to the window. Look at this man! He's wearing suede loafers and mowing the lawn."
    "Repugnant! Uncouth boor. Had he worn cordovan oxfords, he'd have no trouble brushing the grass cuttings off."
     
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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Loafers: Not for me, but I see them used to great effect by others

    Chelseas: Down there in the garbage with dubs. Do not want for me or anyone else.

    Not liking suede:

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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 for use of "rapscallion"
     
  4. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Typo -> Loafers Chelseas are some beatnik shit.


    Perfect for someone wearing pirate earrings. [​IMG]
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    should I change it to

    saw, conquered, bj, came?
     
  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    spent about 5 minutes just rewatching this gif
     
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  7. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    Bj, came, rolled over, smoked cigarette, fell asleep


    And veni=came, not saw C-horn had it out of order. Back to Latin class
     
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  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unless he marched to Zela with eyes closed, Caesar got it wrong.

    My tattoos are all in Latin! Took it three years in high school and another year in college (intro, for an easy A. I got a B...).

    Wanted to impress my dad (who loves ancient languages). Should have taken Spanish.
     
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  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Took Latin in college just to try a different language. Its a nice conversation starter on my resume during interviews at least...
     
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    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    Not sure if srs. :eh:


    A conversation in … Latin of course! :happy:

    Actually I wish I had taken Latin, but didn't have a clue I would go to law school back then. Took five years of German and have been learning Mandarin since late '07/early '08.
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Srs. And those aren't even the nerdiest tattoos I know.

    My best friend from high school majored in pure math and is an actuary*. He got his favorite mathematical proof tattooed on his ribcage.

    * He also started at cornerback and was homecoming king, which goes to show that all sorts of weirdos like math.
     
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  12. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    A casual remark by Claghorn on another thread reminded me of a question I’ve been meaning to ask for some time. I’ve got a pair of these:

    http://www.howardyount.com/collections/pants/products/donegal-tweed-pants-navy

    Pretty much any jacket will result in a ‘northern lights’ situation since these are pretty dark. Other than mid- to light gray flannel, any suggestions? (It occurs to me that since the trousers aren’t patterned, a patterned jacket like a tweed herringbone with an overcheck might be nice.)

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  13. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    I rather like those! What about something in a golden or wheat color?

    I get my favorite SF quotes tattooed on my back.
     
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  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I have the same pants and wear them with a tan tweed jacket and a gray jacket. Neither picture is very good as the only picture of the gray jacket combo is a watch picture (but you get the idea) and the tan jacket combo has fit issues (about 20 pounds lighter than my normal weight at the time), but, again, you get the idea.

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    PCK1 Senior member

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    I have a feeling that this well end up on the voxsartoria tumblr with the hashtag #StyFoDude
     
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    Loafers are a wardrobe essential...in both smooth calf and suede...and anyone with a taste for American/Ivy League style will demand a pair of cordovan tassel or penny loafers (or both).

    They are a great way to dress down a suit or add great casual effect to a summer odd jacket/trouser combination. And in the business world you will still see many men dressed in navy suits with cordovan Alden loafers in black, burgundy, and brown.

    I can understand some not liking them...and this is their prerogative. But, they are definitely an essential in a well stocked and diversified wardrobe.
     
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    Thanks. LOL at the amusing discussion about loafers that ensued. When all I intended to ask was whether this pair of loafers was a go or no-go. They look rather 'dressy' to me, no?
     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yay. I like 'em. If I ever get a second pair, it will be those. And as we all know, my knowledge and taste in shoes is impeccable.

    Also nice:

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  19. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Suede brings it down a notch, you're good.

    In before sprout 'of course they're fucking good'
     
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  20. sprout2

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    Of course they're fucking good.

    I wear those Carmina ones a lot but they are starting to look super bedraggled. Probably in a good way.
     
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