Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
Naturally! 3 hours straight of dad jokes.
I'm not sure that I am sold on these shoes. I think with a suit that dark you kind of have to go with a dark shoe. I don't mind the tie, but together with those shoes it seems to lift this fit a little too much when it could use something to ground it.
Again apologies for the crappy pics, my photographer isn't very good.
grandfather's old school Krementz 10k gold tie clasp
Tyrwhitt shirt-stiffest damned collars of any shirts I own!
gifted cuff links my mother picked up in Cozumel
Hugo Boss trousers
Madden loafer sox
J&M Crown Aristocraft shoes
leaves courtesy of the ring of oaks around my house
Like the one I just did with the railing?
I see what you mean, but I didn't wear the suit to a formal business meeting or something like that. The tie itself is quite informal and light, had I worn dark shoes, the ensemble would have been bottom-heavy in my eyes.
That's why you shouldn't try to dress down a pinstripe suit too much. It rarely works.
I don't think you need to go all the way to black with the shoes. You could go with a darker brown suede and that might have worked. It's just difficult to casualize a suit like that too much, IMO. As it stands right now it looks a bit incoherent to me, although it's not terrible. YMMV
I like the shoulder on the Lazio very much. Out of the entire SuSu canon, I like the Lazio best.
Regarding the PS, I wasn't seeking compliments; I just don't like the results I get when I try this. I like the look.
I think that the contrast between the shoes and the suit might have been mitigated a bit with darker socks. People wear light brown shoes with navy suits all the time (though not so often with suede), but with navy socks, the contrast between suit and shoe would have been more localized.
Honestly, I've never been a fan of it. It so rarely looks good that I tend to avoid it. You might be right about the socks, but I don't think it would make enough of a difference for me to like it
Navy suit with light brown shoes is not my favorite look either, but it is a dandy-ish variant that has been around for a long time (I can remember seeing it first among the salesmen at Paul Stuart in NYC in 1980), and I am sure that, for someone "in the business" (as Sander is), it can be very boring to wear dark shoes with a navy suit all the time, every time, so, for a Friday look, I can understand its use.
Comme vous l'aimez.
Finally, after years of lurking I've decided to start actually posting here. To mark this occasion, I of course went to the most glamourous bathroom I could find to take a selfie. Ahem.
Thank you, I'll not be very active (not enough jackets !) but I'll try sometimes to post (and the japanese summer is coming...).
Jacket and pants are indeed separates, I tried with jeans for the contrast but I am not satisfied with the result. I was thinking about chocolate pants, good to see I was not wrong ! But it's difficult to find my size in RTW. Next step is probably Luxire for me if I want some choice.
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