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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. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Exactly.

    Very difficult to achieve in my experience, but it is for sure my ideal.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member

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    It is easy to achieve in front of a mirror, but when you swagger down the street things tend to make their own decisions on what they want to do.
     
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  3. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Exactly. Also, it obviously depends on where your trousers are sitting. Even with braces, they are not always sitting at the same exact spot and so it's pretty much never exactly what you saw in the tailor's mirror.
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member

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    I can't say I think about this, unless my ankles catch a breeze.
     
  5. Patrologia

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    I think about it if they're slightly off and the cuff and back of the shoe interact too much.
     
  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member

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    Cover ankles. Do not puddle. The details are up to the wearer.
     
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  7. cptjeff

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    I usually go no break, but whether I get my pants cuffed tends to be a spur of the moment decision when I'm at the tailor. I lean towards cuffed, but have plenty uncuffed. And khakis and other casual pants are all uncuffed.
     
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  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Socks peaking out when standing straight means the pants length is too short to be well dressed.
     
  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member

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    With chelseas and chukkas, you needn't worry about such things.
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member

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    Chelseas are the greatest shoes known to man.
     
  11. chogall

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    I heard the #menswear trend of the decade is to roll, cuff, or hem pants to fully expose the whole boots. Dress, Chelsea, Chukka, and maybe riding boots.
     
  12. mhdena

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    Monkey See - Monkey Do


    Not always the best way to roll, IMO
     
  13. jrd617

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    ?????

    What is this supposed to mean. I'm not advocating for no break, just seems to be a large continent here that like it. (Or "shiver of break" - must be like 1/8 break)

    Getting back to what Grant said, surely the cuff people are a minority here. Uncuffed is undoubtedly the preferred style here
     
  14. mcbrown

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    Are you looking at the same WAYWN photos as me? I occasionally see odd trousers without a cuff (occasionally) but almost never a suit without cuffs.
     
  15. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    I like cuffs with fabric guard. More weight keeping the pants falling straight.
     
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  16. masaccio

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    Finally picked up a pair recently and I'm inclined to agree. Especially here in Asia with a lot of shoes on/shoes off places.
     
  17. GusW

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    Cuffs for any suit with the possible exception of a solid dark color in a modern trim cut. Any suit in any color that has a texture or pattern looks best with cuffs IMO
     
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  18. TomW

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    Late to the game, but decided to play today....

    -a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold - check x many
    -mid gray flannel pants -check
    -decent, non-chino khakis - check
    -at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket - check x many
    -a mid to dark gray worsted single-breasted suit - check
    -a navy worsted single breasted suit - check
    -a white FC shirt - check
    -several blue BC shirts, at least one BD - check x too many
    -black stitch caps - technical check as I own a pair but the rarely see the light of day
    -some tasteful brown oxfords (exact configuration up to you) - check and check
    -loafers in medium brown calf, suede or shell or else burg shell - check for all three
    -a solid black tie, knit or grenadine - I do have several solid black ties, however none are knit or grenadine....
    -a solid navy tie, knit or grenadine - check check
    -a plain white linen hanky - check by the dozen

    For the "more advanced" players:
    -at least one DB suit, navy worsted or medium gray flannel (the best dressers will have both) - check and check
    -at least one linen suit - not as yet, but soon
    -at least one pair of brown suede shoes - check
    -at least one formal tie, e.g., a B&W shepherd's check - check
    -at least one wool or cashmere tie - check
    -at least one linen or linen blend tie - check

    If necessary
    -A complete, well-fitting, correct black tie rig, including shoes - check x two and full white tie rig as well
    -An overcoat in navy, charcoal or camel[/quote] - check, check and check
     
  19. lukejackson

    lukejackson Senior member

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    Bespoke codpiece: check.
     
  20. XFactor

    XFactor Senior member

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    What is BD and FC?
     

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