HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    The reasons why Europeans aren't too keen on cuffs are rooted in sartorial tradition influenced by wartime economics, not taste.
     
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    i see, my opinion has got nothing to do with wartime economics I assure you.
     
  3. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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  4. Shpirt

    Shpirt Well-Known Member

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    I personally do not have any cuffed pants. To me, they ruin the slim, trim and straight lines of a good suit. But, thats a personal opinion - and one I won't push on anyone. I think the uncuffed pants look fine :)
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    White shirt is perfect there. It's about as classic a combination as you're going to see.

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    I just think cuffs look nicer and add to the general look. Visual interest perhaps. Ymmv obvi
     
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  6. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just got a pair of corduroy trousers, won't be cuffing them. That's probably the only kind of CM trouser I don't prefer cuffed though.
     
  7. Caustic Man

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    I disagree. I've never been a fan of white shirt/black tie outside of a formal black tie setting. Blue shirt/black tie I am good with.
     
  8. Caustic Man

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    I agree. Corduroy is generally too bulky of a fabric for cuffs to look right on them to me.
     
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    None of mine are cuffed, but was thinking of getting one or two cuffed just to mix it up a bit. And Spoo and others have proved that cuffed trousers can still look very elegant in a European way.
     
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    Isolation Senior member

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    I just saw this. Very nice! Excellent, really.
     
  12. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Does it matter to you whether we're talking about a suit or odd trousers?

    Just curious.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  13. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Also I cuff everything from wool to linen to chinos to jeans. NO REGRETS!

    I like the combo on the green tweed, bold shirt notwithstanding. sometimes congruity can be sacrificed to an extent I think.
     
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    Academic2 Senior member

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    New tie. Old charcoal suit.

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  15. in stitches

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    You are welcome to disagree! Thats part of the fun.

    But. And I know this makes me sound like a dick, on this one, you are in the vast vast minority. Blue/navy suit, white shirt, black tie, is a factual classic. You are welcome to hate it and never wear it, and prefer the look with a blue shirt, but there absolutely nothing wrong with it.


    I cuff all of my dress pants. All of them.
     

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