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MoneyWellSpent's Southern Trad Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Caustic Man, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I'm sure you're right. I've heard the white soles are more traditional, although I have no idea if this is true or not.
     


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    What about white hub caps.......

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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    White hubcaps on an ugly car do not a-tradition-make.
     


  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    What is everyone's feelings about suede shoes in Southern Trad? I can't recall ever seeing them even once when I lived in Kentucky, except in my collection. While you might say that they are not common anywhere, I've at least occasionally seen them in California and Illinois, as well as other northern states. In fact, I've seen rare exotics like ostrich and alligator more often in the south than suede. Thoughts?
     


  5. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I'm not sure I have a clear vision for what shoes would be "southern trad" beyond the obvious bright flashy boat shoes, which I've already said I stay away from.

    I personally rotate through a collection of pretty standard dress shoes, most of which are also "rule following" models for level of formality and occasion. All are certainly "Style Forum approved."

    I would say that suede should be fine, in other words.
     


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    Count de Monet Senior member

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    My suspicion is that suede shoes of any sort are much MUCH less common in The Real World than one sees on this and similar boards.

    More to the point, where one does see suede in a Southern Trad context, although even this is relatively uncommon, is (i) on some spectators, and (ii) white and dirty bucks IF one ignores the distinction between nubuck and suede. I'm not sure how generically you are using the term. But other than that, you don't see much suede in any context. However, of the tiny bit one does see, I think it is very much a part of S-T.

    If that makes sense.
     
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  7. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Senior member

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    96 yesterday so there was an intersection of Casual Friday and Southern Trad. Avert your eyes if you hate peach.

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  8. Caustic Man

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    Hopsack, Oxford cloth, and silk.

    Unseen: brown cotton trousers and walnut/tan half-brogues.
     


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    PRL patchwork madras pants (courtesy of @SpooPoker ), gin and tonic. ATL -> TPA.

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    Aside from Sid Mashburn, Miller Brothers Limited is another local shop that touches quite a bit on Southern Trad...and H. Stockton typically has some offerings, though not to the extent as Sid or Miller Bro's.
     
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  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Christian Chensvold, of ivy-style.com has a short write up on J-Crew's back to basics "Prep Shoppe". Apparently it is only open online for the season. Chensvold laments that this is unfortunate because fall is the preppiest season of all. When it comes to Southern Trad I respectfully disagree. For southerners summer is the preppiest season of all and in some locations summer lasts all year long. So bask in the color, the cotton, and the madras. I bought J-Crew's patchwork madras shirt and I like it. Check out the Prep Shoppe.

    @MoneyWellSpent , nice mix of tans and blues as usual. That is a strong look for you to be sure. I'd suggest a slightly lighter tone for the tie as it seems like a touch too much contrast for your very light skin tone, though if your hair is dark enough to create a high-contrast face then it might balance out. Nonetheless, I am an admirer of your style.

    @TheNeedMachine , bleeding madras pants? Such a great color.
     
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  12. MoneyWellSpent

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, I have lightish brown hair. Also, the pants were sort of a milk chocolate color, which helped balance the color depth of the tie.
     


  13. Caustic Man

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    I do hope to see some full lengths one day if you can!
     


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    Some of the stuff in this thread... bruh.

    If you guys are after dudes who dress in the "Southern Gentleman" cosplay you seek, check out A Duck Gets Dressed or Toad. Eccentric preppy is handled by Maxminimus or Tinseth.

    This "Southern Trad" thing is not really a byproduct of geography. By and large it's all the same, predictable, tongue in cheek white people dress-up. And to prove I know what I speak:

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    BTW, I've lived in the Midwest, South and Northeast and have never strayed from my brand of painfully white, private school kid dorkiness. There are subtle differences in Southern vs. Mid-Atlantic vs. Northeast, but they revolve more around brands than deliberate expression.
     


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