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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. razl

    razl Senior member

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    Thanks!

    :facepalm: You'd think, right? Hell, I just learned what a Tailor's Ham was a few days ago too. Clearly, I'm not hanging out in the best areas...
     
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    Let me know when you get in Murl. Sale at luxire too. Maybe I can pick up some stuff on sale!
     
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    My chambrays are from Albini, but it's expensive. I have no experience with the Brisbane, but I would give the light blue and navy a shot at those prices.
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I have the brisbane (medium blue) and the albini (light blue). Prefer albini, but the brisbane is nice for the price point. Brisbane is thicker, almost an oxford-lite in weight/feel.
     
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  6. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    Thanks for the response. I meant formal as in business/wedding format.

    Was thinking of wearing navy or dark gray suit, white shirt, black grenadine fina, +/- square, and brown calf chelseas. I know black shoes are the obvious choice, but I recently sold my only pair (which USPS lost, but that's another issue).
     
  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Time to get another pair of black shoes. [​IMG]
     
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  8. gs77

    gs77 Senior member

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    I will never understand how someone goes through life without few pairs of black shoes.
     
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  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Why not? Why do I need multiple?
     
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  10. gs77

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    Black shoes? Better question is which one, if it's only one.
    Say, one for summer, one for winter, some for going out, some casual...
     
  11. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Because you're a StyFoDude, StyFoDude. [​IMG]

    More seriously, I would think that you'd at least want two--one with leather soles and one with Dainite or Topy for wet weather.
     
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  12. heldentenor

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    I managed on one pair of black captoes worn only on formal occasions for a long time, but recently added some Dainite-soled black chelseas and some black grain leather gunboats to my rotation.

    I really do think that the informal use of black shoes is in the same camp as navy trousers, "northern lights," and flap-pocketed SCs: we tolerate them reluctantly when we should embrace them when employed in the right context.
     
  13. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Technically you all wear black shoes informally unless you are wearing patent leather shoes with a tuxedo. I get what you mean, though, and I wear black shoes informally (non suit fits) all the time.

    ETA: As far as I know, no one on SF has ever said that one can only wear black shoes informally. Similar to the myth that SF says that navy trousers are "wrong".
     
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  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    How is a summer and a winter black shoe different? (I'm not aware of shoe seasonality i guess)
     
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  15. gs77

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    Nothing wrong with black shoes in any "urban" context. This is really one of the products of SF group thinking. SF has a bit of a country wibe? A bit...
     
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    Where I come from, there is a saying:
    "Two things never go out of style. Black shoes and hard cock".
     
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  17. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Agreed--both seem to crop up as a part of the zeitgeist but they are rarely if ever directly asserted.
     
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    My winter black shoes (Canada, currently) are one pair of ankle boots, plus Oxford with more robust double sole, both with ruber sole protectors.

    Summer black shoe is very light calf shoe, with channel stitching, much tinner and delicate leather...

    Casual - black suade chuka
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Obviously you're not a kindergarten teacher.
     
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  20. Darkside

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    Yet I would only want one of those in my closet.
     
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