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MoneyWellSpent's Southern Trad Thread

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

  1. orange fury

    orange fury Distinguished Member

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    Thought this related to this thread. Purchased some bow ties on National Bow Tie Day, and got a couple free ones:
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    From top to bottom:
    Southern Proper- bourbon and cigars (purchased)
    Southern Proper- free
    Beau Ties Ltd- Alzheimer’s Association (purchased)
    Beau Ties Ltd- free

    This is my fifth year purchasing from these two companies on national bow tie day, and the only two I’ve received for free that don’t get regular wear are a SoPro poker one, and a BTLtd Halloween one.

    Also, BB x JP Crickets slippers today:
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Stylish Dinosaur

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    Bow ties are a peculiar thing to me. I get the whole preppy affection for them and I heartily approve. However, for my own part I tend to stick to very conservative bow ties. Obviously they can tend to look clownish without the right kind of context but I tend not to dress in the super snotty IDGAF preppy way that would make it look okay. I always think it’s kinda fun when I see it, though.
     

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    And just my luck - not sure if everyone saw Ivy Style's post but these shoes have now been discontinued as of last week.

    I called a bunch of stores and managed to locate two pairs left in my size, so immediately bought them. One of the sales reps said someone had recently bought 15 pairs (eBay reseller?), so I felt less bad stocking up on two. Sounds like there are plenty of other options like those Rancourt ones, but sad anyway, as the Rancourt pair and others are 2-3x the price (6x the price now, as the LL Bean ones are on deep discount if you can manage to locate a pair).
     

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    I have and wear both. Typically, I’ll wear more conservative bow ties with louder stuff (seersucker, colored blazers or pants, etc), but will wear the more “whimsical” bow ties with more conservative outfits (khakis/navy blazer/ocbd).

    That said, I’ve been known to break that rule.
     

  5. An Acute Style

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    @orange fury Yeah, the LL Bean pants did not work. They actually fit similarly to the lands end pants. The waist size is correct, not a terrible rise, but the hips are too small and cause pulling.

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    On the other hand, these Polo Ralph Lauren Pants I just got off eBay feel great.

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    orange fury Distinguished Member

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    Sorry to hear they didn’t work out for you! I have a bit of a butt, and the classic fit’s have ample room through the seat and hips.

    As someone who doesn’t like pleats, I love the reverse pleats on those RL’s. I could see myself owning a pair of pants with single reverse pleats
     

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    orange fury Distinguished Member

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    If I don’t carry the pro-slipper banner, who will?:
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  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm with you. I usually don't take pictures of my lounge wear, though. Someone on SF once encouraged me to post what I wear to bed. Some things are just not appropriate for #menswear posts lol. Not slippers though. Slippers can stay.
     

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    Pajamas would be weird imho. In theory, 5 of my 6 pairs of slippers could be worn out of the house (even though I don’t do it often), so I consider them multi-purpose enough to not be in the same vein as pajamas (ie, I wouldn’t wear pajama in public).

    Still need to get these and the green pair embroidered, and still not sure where I’m going to get it done
     

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    For the record, I would and will at some point post pics of me wearing black watch pajamas, robe and slippers for black watch Friday. Just saying.
     

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    It is after Labor Day, but it is still 90 degrees here in Texas. Are there any summer items that I should stop wearing?
     

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    Nah.

    I dial back summer patterns (I probably won’t wear my patch madras stuff til next Memorial Day), but I’ll still use linen extensively. I typically adhere to the archaic “no white after Labor Day” rule, but it’s primarily because at this point in the year, I’m looking forward to tattersalls, tweeds, and a more “autumn-oriented” palate (read: earth tones).

    That said, the day after Thanksgiving, expect christmas and plaid err’thang for the following month.
     

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    If I ever get the Brooks broadcloth pajama set (and robe) that I’ve been wanting, I might post a pic when it comes in, but that would really be it.
     

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    I started just buying fall colored shorts to get me by. Even saw some cord shorts that I’m almost interested in
     

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    Ehhhhh, cord shorts would be a bridge too far for me. Way too hot for shorts weather, way too cold for cord weather
     

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