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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. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Nice, good work. I want your job.
     
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  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Funny, in bad weather I have no problem wearing bal boots, but something about chelseas, I just can't see myself in them
     
  3. NORE

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    I'm with you there. I need laces.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    what is your bad weather, "go to" shoe material?
     
  5. jrd617

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    teh dainite?
     
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    I have this in the form of two blazersuits, one for warm and one for cold. Both jackets have brown buttons, which I find limits them to the day time as brown buttons and black shoes just rankles. I recently took delivery of a new blue odd jacket in linen, with blueish MOP buttons, which allow the coat to get some use in the evenings if need be, while still being different enough to avoid the jacket looking like an orphan.
    Now bearing in mind that unfortunately I simply can't handle brass/gold buttons, is there some type of button which will offer similar flexibility for a winter version (when MOP is out of place obviously)? Would normal blue buttons risk the orphan look? Am I overthinking the whole thing?

    I remember a post on ASW (though I can't find it now) about blue blazers with black buttons - I like the idea, but I guess that would have the opposite problem.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    yes, but i meant the uppers.
     
  8. Layered Player

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    Got all the basics and most of the advanced.

    Recently got rid of my formal rig as I hadn't worn it in over 5 years and needed the space and a future excuse to get a new one.

    Overcoat is black cashmere.
     
  9. NORE

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    Good shoe care can help protect the uppers if caught, say, in a brief rain. Anything else and you need overshoes. So Tingley's, for me. The Trojans for shoes :)
     
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    dunno what manton prefers. scotchgrain is never a bad idea. although, i have two summery numbers made in this colour, though.

    every kind of oiled/treated leather isn't bad either. and of course suede.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have bad weather shoes in shell, pebble, and plain calf. Shell works the best.
     
  12. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Are your shell shoes Dainite soled or leather?
     
  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks, not the first i heard say that. i was wondering if you agreed. i think this calls for me to get some shell.
     
  15. NORE

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    Wow. I do neither shell nor Dainite. Maybe I should give them another go.
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shell is extremely resistant to water, it has no pores I think is the reason. Very good for trudging through slush in the winter.
     
  17. NORE

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    Yes, that and the waxy nature. Perhaps it is time. I guess a boot would be the most appropriate tho the CXL boots I have do a pretty darn good job at keeping my feet dry.
     
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    Salted slush too?
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, the salt wipes right off, whereas it can stain calf.
     
  20. in stitches

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    may i then say, SHELL FTW!! ?
     

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