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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. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    when I go to fairway wearing a 20 yo cal t-shirt and chinos from the leesburg outlet mall stained with demi glace , I am dressed appropriately for the occasion.
     
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  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    clarification re: loafers

    They may be medium brown in any leather (calf, suede, or shell) OR burg shell. I.e., no burg calf.
     


  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    then update your list
     


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Don't you trounce around the neighborhood in a tweed suit?
     


  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :( weejun lovers will be sad (not me).
    I have slowly begun to realize that you are deeply and profoundly anti-American.
     


  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You are right - perhaps, I should have put that in my addendum.
    Really, though, that is an example of do as I say, not as I do.
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    #8 shell loafers are quintessentially American. I got mine at BB in college (downtown SF) and I stil wear them.
     


  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    si, but so are weejuns and those are calf.
     
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  9. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Out of curiosity, does anyone wear blazers these days? I have blue odd jackets that I wear, and then a blazer that I like but never wear. I'm sorely tempted to have the buttons replaced and un-blazer it.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It's not that I am anti-Weejun (though I am). So maybe it's better to say, the RULE is not anti Weejun. The point of hte rule is that, contra foo, there is no one shoe that does all duty. So you need a shoe that is causal enough for odd jackets and works in all seasons. A brown blucher brogue fits the former but not the latter. The brown oxford fits the latter but not the former. Only the loafter does both.

    Weejuns are just cheap and cheezy. They are not something any well dressed man has to have, though if certain eccentrics want them, fine.
     


  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    You need both. That is, to be considered well dressed you need both. Gray for funerals, job interviews and formal day events. Blue for evenings and weddings.

    Plus, you need two staple suits so that you are not always wearing the same one. And you can accessorize them quite differently.
     


  12. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can you rant about black Gucci loafers now?
    How about camp bluchers (like the old LLBeans)? shell tassel loafers? There's a chain in the harbor. Are you going to sell it out?
     


  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i see.

    and a good clarification of the thread title/concept


    :laugh:


    :eek:
     


  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I didn't mean to suggest having only one suit as the alternative, but rather a bunch of navy suits as opposed to a mix of navy and gray. I can see gray being more appropriate for the occasions you mention, job interview excepted, but I don't think sufficiently better than navy that a navy-suited man could not be considered well-dressed.
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The only reason not to get both is if you don't need them, in which case ipso facto you don't care about being well dressed, or you can't afford it, in which case I sympathize but you are not well dressed.
     


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