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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. MDeKelver

    MDeKelver Senior member

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    Agree. I wear mine evenings (with navy suit) and days (grey plaids). These are Alfred Sargent Miltons. With these and a pair of balmorals, I'm trying to tell myself that I have all the black shoes anyone needs. Except maybe a quarter-brogue.
     
  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Medallions on whole-cuts look weird to me.
     
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  3. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Whole cuts look like dancing shoes to me. There's no value judgment in that comment fwiw.
     
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  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Me too, for the same reason they're not to my taste on Chelsea boots either (and I love Chelsea boots), In both case the underlying simplicity and sleekness of the shoe or boot is the main attraction of the thing, and the additional decoration visually detracts from that.

    Cheers,

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  5. Swangerman

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    What size cuffs do you guys get on your pants? 2in?
     
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    1.75, but I'm a short guy (5'9").
     
  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm shorter than helden, and I get 2" cuffs.
     
  8. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    I go between 1.75 and 2. I'm 5'9" as well.
     
  9. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Bunch of guys hanging out talking about how big their cuffs are, and who has the biggest.

    Yeah, cuffs.

    Right. Sure. Nothing Freudian here.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  10. Swangerman

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    Interesting. I'm 6' and go with 2"...would you reco a little more for someone my height?
     
  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    No.
     
  12. Swangerman

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    Cool. Thank you.
     
  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    You're welcome.
     
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    I would apply this to a lot more than shoes. Its an important lesson that I think we have talked about. Buying things that you can actually use is better, though sometimes harder, than buying things that are pretty.



    This. I am more likr 5'10 tho. At least thats what I tell myself.


    Good advice.
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the reason shorter men can get away with the same cuff that taller men do is that the width of the pant leg is roughly the same for both.
     
  16. macjedi

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    I'm in the 1.75" club, but it looks like I'm the shortest here so far at 5' 5" + double-leather soles :)

    I cuff pretty much everything. I have a pair or two at 1.5" and 2", but 1.75" seems ideal to me. I like the 2", but the 1.5" looks too small … like, oh look at the little man with the wee cuffs ;)
     
  17. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Seems like this comes up monthly....I'm 6'3" and have 1.75" on all mine.
     
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  18. EliodA

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    Indeed it does, and you guys still haven't mastered the metric system. ;)

    171cm, 5cm cuffs for me.
     
  19. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    That's nuts, but you do your thing. You make it look good.
     
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  20. jfrater

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    Here's a better photo in natural light.

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