If you do not own the following things, you are not well dressed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't usually lurk B&S too often, but had I known at the time that went on there I probably would have gotten it.


    Really, psg? No gray? You are an all navy man, huh?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am Mr. Black Shoes and I don't have a pair of black stitch caps. Next on the list. I do, however have black punch caps.
     


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    Was the Huntsman made for you or picked up from someone else? In my opinion, DBs pretty much need to be bespoke to be right. They are just that much harder to fit than SB.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think I remember him saying that it retailed at something crazy like $8,000.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Wait, what? This was RTW Huntsman?
     


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    Huntsman bespoke is in that ballpark, but a bit less.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I could be wrong, but I thought it was RTW and that much. Crazy, I know.
     


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    Terrific post. Useful real-world advice, such as this, is often lacking on these boards.

    Incidentally, I notice that you did not include socks on your list. This does not surprise me. :)
     
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    I don't know that you can make this presumption about the OP.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    not as far
    as i recall




    i believe spoo has posted a few times, that he has never done bespoke before. so it was either RTW, or an ebay type kop or swap. there is a pic of it posted within the past 24 hours. happy hunting.
     


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    Don't tell me, you live in a large metropolitan city and you have a job that requires that you wear a suit and tie?

    TBH most of the things that the OP suggests are completely irrelevant here, or can't even get them locally. FYI I'm a teacher in a rural Chinese state middle school, not even the headmaster wears a suit.

    ...but this is MC StyleForvm. not the real world. There's probably some peeps that would suggest that $5000 handmade shoes should be an essential part of every gentleman's wardrobe, and you're not properly dressed without them.
     
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  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    OK, what do we replace it with, then? The black oxford is not negotiable. Since I have three shoes on the list, that leaves two slots. Or if you can think of One Shoe that does everything the black osxford does not, i am all ears. Brown bluchers are the closest thing I guess. The thing is, those are versatile, but not essential IMO. I still think the loafer, which goes from summer to winter and with tie to without tie, is a staple shoe.
     


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    Are you talking about an equestrian or foxhunting ball? I went to one recently with my girlfriend, and it was terrific.

    I own a proper black tie rig, though not bespoke. I actually have two jackets for it -- a one-button, no vent, with shawl collar; and another double breasted with peak lapels. I'm pretty sure that I'm the only one of my friends who owns my own. Unfortunately I don't get to wear it nearly as much as I'd like to. The last time I wore it was last year to a good friend's nonprofit annual ball/fundraiser. I was one of probably 10 men out of several hundred attendees who was wearing black tie. I got several good uses out of it during law school, but lately it's just been collecting dust. You'd think that the industry I work in (legal) would have many events calling for black tie, but sadly we do not. I do anticipate wearing the rig on New Year's this year, though.
     


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    What about black loafers?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    No, I am saying that if you don't have these things, you can't be well dressed in the tradition of classic men's tailored clothing, no matter where you live. If you have no need or no desire to be well dressed in the tradition of classic men's tailored clothing, then obviously you don't need any of these things.
     


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