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

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

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gabardine as a summer fabric does best in dry climates. It does not excel in high heat and humidity.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    this may just be my opinion, but i think NOBD has carved a particular style for himself, and sticks to it, and he is able to look good doing things that may not technically be ok according to certain rules.


    baltimore is proof to this. i had a lot of gabardine shabbos pants. walk outside for an hour and you like like crap.
     
  3. jrd617

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    I bet a nice pair wool/linen blend slacks would be great for Shabbos in Bawlmore.

    :rimshot:
     
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    HERETIC!
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    why is, green hermes breast wallet, not on the list?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    jrd617 Senior member

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    shatnez!!!
     
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  8. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    I do too. Cream wool gabs, however, really must be in a heavier weight (mine are 11/12 oz.) in order to be opaque. Even then, they need at least a half lining so the pockets don't show through. All that works against their being worn comfortably when they arguably look their best, in warm/hot weather. Oh, the things we do for style. Another thing I did this year was have some cream trousers made up in a fine cotton gab; much cooler wearing and no need for lining.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mine are lighter tnan 11 though I can't remember the weight and they are half lined, but yeah,. when it's really hot, I don't reach for them. More for spring.
     
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    Today at sundown, my gabardine office pants will become Shabbos pants. A miracle. And thank you both for the Ashkenazic transliteration.
     
  11. gdl203

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    Well, it depends a bit on what ground we're trying to cover here. If the point ismto add a shoe that's more casual, maybe business casual, and versatile, then a couple of options come to mind, my personal favorites being (1) a brown pebble grain split-toe à la Dover, (2) a simple plain toe brown/cognac monk or (3) a budapester on less-than-brute last. Maybe a pair of brown wingtip boots if we try to round up the portfolio with something useful on rainy days.
     
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  12. Hampton

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    That's over the top, baller ;D
     
  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My children lectured me on the inappropriateness of this. As a result, I change my tie. In fact, I switch to bowties.


    I do not have a pith helmet and I do not walk on Amsterdam Avenue.
     
  14. Geezer

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    (1) a brown pebble grain split-toe à la Dover

    This, though I'd query the pebble-grain.

    As a Brit, I'd argue again for the brown full-brogue, but that may not work over the pond.

    When I bought them, I wasn't sure about my 1992-vintage EG-made 88-last Fosters RTW "Dovers" in plain calf - but they were too good a buy to pass up in the sale twenty years ago. As time has passed, their versatility and "classicness" has grown on me.
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    dont get what?



    my pleasure. happy shabbos to you. :)


    hard to come by though. definitely in the advanced section.
     
  16. in stitches

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    they are right, for shame my good friend. kavdod shabbos! however, im glad you raised your children so well.
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    has it become dangerous? like in a '70s Scorcese movie?
     
  18. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think so. I just have no reason to. I am a creature of habit and my paths are well-grooved. I am sure I have crossed it plenty of times and maybe walked along a block or two, probably behind Lincoln Center.
     
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    Because it is not merely to be acquired. It is earned.


    Do you ever wish you had one? If so, same difference.


    I don't understand. It is one of the major streets running through our neighborhood. How on earth do you avoid it? Lots of good food. Levain Bakery, for one.

    I think you are just trying to avoid me.
     
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    St. John of the Divine.
     

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