Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 1, 2012.
I almost wore loafers today.
There's one item in your list Manton...-"at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket" ...what's that about? and where would I get one?
Where I am, people who wear suits, work in banks. Can't even buy a good suit here, well anything that I'd want to wear...let alone SF approved.
You would wear a chelsea boot in the summer? I think the point of the loafer, like Manton said above is its versatility through the seasons.
i actually am. tho i hardly think they would be approved.
Threadbearer, I said somewhere that I like Polo RL RTW pants. I have some old ones that I still wear though I have not bought new ones in ages. Just get some khakis in cotton twill or brushed cotton or moleskin, but tailored, like odd trousers. That way they can take a tie if necessary but go fine without a tie. Wool khakis to me is an oxymoron, I mean fine as part of a suit but I have never worn tan wool pants seperately.
Mike: I mean some non-solid tweed with character: a gun club, herringbone, PoW, Russel plaid, donegal, something like that.
There are many black tie events in NYC, even some geared towards young people. There is a Young Patrons of Lincoln Center gala in October. Other arts organizations like the ABT have junior priced tickets to their Galas. Depends on whether you want to spend the $$$.
What's the best alternative to a loafer, for those of us who just can't wear them, A plain toe derby? All I know is that it's not a chelsea!
A friend of mine does swing dancing recreationally. He is a member here and he is looking to get a tux because they put on these black tie performances. Sounds fun if you ask me, however I would sweat like crazy if I had to dance in a suit. Don't know how Astaire did it.
the Alden for BB is an awesome shoe. I have the C&J for RL Marlow cordovan loafers, and while they're great and all, I prefer the BB.
I am not concerned about ticket $$$.
I am concerned about the other half deciding that she needs a complete new set of jewelry for each event.
Brown captoe double monks fill in the loafer slot for me. Loafers just don't fit me well at all - I prefer the extra support added by the monkstrap. The brown double monks are my shoes of choice when travelling because they are easy for airport security and pairs with jeans to sport coats to suits.
Really? Interesting. But then again I do wear double monks and not loafers...
Or worse, skin care products...
oh god, don't even remind me. She loaded up on stuff for the wedding, and the price of it all I'm nearly certain could pay for a quaint wedding and reception for another couple.
i know this will make me look even worse than i already do around here, but can someone hook me up with a link to these alden for BB shell loafers.
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