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Hollywood Casual, Down to Their Toes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mensimageconsultant, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Distinguished Member

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    Hollywood Casual, Down to Their Toes
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Wasn't this a trend with suits a while back? And a pretty big photo spread in GQ?
     


  3. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    Flip-flops are a causal look that can't really be dressed up. However, they would work well for wearing to jury duty with a short-sleeve shirt, brooch and ascot--which I'm sure was featured at this week's Milan men's shows.
     


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    I am wearing flips right now (and a polo shirt w/jean shorts). Of course, I am heading to run errands
     


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    I am wearing flips right now (and a polo shirt w/jean shorts). Of course, I am heading to run errands

    The flip flops are forgivable under those circumstances, but the jean shorts...never. [​IMG]
     


  6. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Great article -

    I'm at my office today wearing flip-flops, jeans and a Peanuts t-shirt.

    Flip-flops and jeans are pretty common attire here.
     


  7. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    I don't see a problem with flop flops at all. In fact I wear them (a nice tan and green leather RL number) every chance I get. And If I could I would wear them with a suit.

    The only problem is with wearing flip flops to innapropriate places. Obviously a no-no at the office.

    But if one is just lounging around town in a cotton or linen suit and sleek brown/black leather flip-flops, I see no major faux pas
     


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    How odd. No one has pointed out that most people don't like looking at men's exposed feet. Some feet are prettier than others, of course. And if they smell, women will smell them before guys do.
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    What is the appeal?
     


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    Some feet are prettier than others, of course.

    Not to boast, but every pedicurist who has ever touched my feet has remarked that I have the most beautiful feet that they had ever seen on a man. So, I've got that going for me[​IMG] Which is nice[​IMG]
     


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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    In honor of this thread, today I am wearing a tan linen 3-button suit, bright pink dress shirt (untucked) and leather flip-flops.

    I have received numerous comments about my Miami Vice look today.
     


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    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    The flip flops are forgivable under those circumstances, but the jean shorts...never. [​IMG]
    LOL. If they were actual cut-off jeans, you might get a pass . . .
     


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    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    What is the appeal?
    Comfort or pretentious faux eccentricity, depending on the context.
     


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    In honor of this thread, today I am wearing a tan linen 3-button suit, bright pink dress shirt (untucked) and leather flip-flops.

    I have received numerous comments about my Miami Vice look today.


    Complete the outfit. Roll up the sleeves of your suit, and grow out your beard for a day or two.
     


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    I dislike flip flops on men for a couple of reasons. First, men's feet are ugly. More significantly, they're a manifestation of the middle-American obsession with leisure as the high point of life. So many people dress as though they were going to spend the day by the pool whenever they have the chance and regardless of whether or not they are in fact by a pool. I find the idea that dressing well is an imposition very Philistine and irritating.

    I suppose I just don't relate to people whose idea of the sublime is sitting on a beach.
     


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