Looking like a fool

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Poloboy, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. williamson

    williamson Senior member

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    And everyone needs to learn that such crudities of expression are totally unnecessary. Civilised dialogue is not helped by them - they are nasty and unwelcome in both writing and speech, and SF would be a far pleasanter place if writers refrained from using them.
     
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  2. albeindc

    albeindc Senior member

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    if you want to look like an old guy or actually have a reason to tuck your shirt into your jeans or casual slacks, then do it. otherwise, i'm wearing my shirt untucked if it's a casual day out. i already spend the rest of the week wearing my shirts tucked in at work... i didn't even know that having an untucked shirt was a "trend", i thought it was just practicality and comfort
     
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  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As a little boy, I can remember our mom's always saying , "Tuck in you shirt". Maybe that is why we like to wear them out.

    I like the look of an un-ironed BDOC, untucked with a pair of jeans (or khakis) and white Purcell sneakers.
     


  5. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    That is fine, just be aware not everyone agrees with you.


    Again, your opinion.


    Haha, thank you for this, it made me smile. It would also appear I am not the only rebel/problem child:

     


  6. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    I'd add wearing tight shirts to that list. They make you look like a busboy or some sort of servant.
     


  7. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    people whose shirt cuffs have creases.

    people with white rimmed sunglasses.
     


  8. LeviMay

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    Griped about it before, but the "high school grad" look: Black suit, black shirt, white (or birghtly-coloured) tie. Ugh.
     


  9. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    95.2% of the male population don't know how to dress. Obviously I include myself.
     
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  10. Peter1

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    Well, of course you can tuck a "dress shirt" into jeans -- but the jeans should be top quality, be unadorned (or Levi's) and fit you well. (cf. APC New Standard or Petit Standard) And the shirt should ideally be slim but not darted (Gitman Vintage, Band of Outsiders, BB Slim or Extra Slim Fit), and it can't be pressed (light ironing is fine.). Preferably a button down collar

    I often wear a Gitman Vintage or BB slim fit oxford with raw denim.

    Another way to wear it -- find a beat-up old BB oxford, wear with faded 501s and a bridle leather belt with aged brass buckle. Insert feet into dirty bucks = be a chick magnet.

    The key here is that you need to be in shape. That automatically excludes about 80 percent of male population.
     


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    This. This. This so hard.

    I see it all the time - dudes walking around in ill-fitting funeral suits (with the bottom button done, of course) and atrocious shirt/tie combos (i.e. a very loosely knotted light pink polyester tie and a black shirt with a button-down collar), all while thinking that they look 'classy' or 'formal'.

    To add to the list:
    * Baseball caps with suits (yes, I've seen it IRL).
    * Matching shirt, tie, and pocket square (bonus points if a pre-tied bowtie is involved).
     


  12. Bounder

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    I get it. And yes. I completely agree.

    To tuck or not to tuck, that is the question.
    Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    the slings and arrows of outraged igents
    Or to flap our shirt tails in the cooling breeze


    For me, it's a matter of function. If the shirt is designed to be tucked in, i.e., has tails, then wear it tucked in. If it doesn't have tails, then you can tuck it in or not. Though there are certainly a few situations when tucking it can make you look like a doofus.

    But if a shirt has tails, and most especially long tails, then it looks pretty stupid not to tuck it in. If you don't want to tuck in your shirt, fine, just get a shirt that's not supposed to be tucked in.

    To me it's a little like (thought not quite as bad) as people who wear french cuffs without cufflinks.
     


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    Wait, what?! :crazy:
     


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    I like this look so much that on my ride home yesterday I was considering getting my first pair of white sneakers since I was a teenager.


    That's pretty much what I'm wearing right now: a Tom Ford buttondown tucked into my LVC raw denim, a suede 'gator belt, and dark brown suede LWBs. I think it's a solid business casual look.


    That's what paperclips are for.
     
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    Black suit
    Add to that lavender, petrol blue, parrot green, purple, aubergine, pink etc
    Any black and blue combo
    Button down polo collar shirts with a suit
    Patterns of similar scale
    Dark Shirt light tie
    Man made fabrics
    Stripes with stripes with stripes
    Checks with checks with checks
    Solids with solids with solids
    Backpack on an adult
    Black shoes with a light coloured suit
    Actually all black shoes
    digital watch
    Logos
    Hello kitty socks
    Dyed hair
    Bushy brows

    The list can go on
     


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