MoneyWellSpent's Southern Trad Thread

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

  1. doomx

    doomx Senior member

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    Tassel loafers are more mainstream than spectators or weaved shoes. They are very popular with NE trad/ivy, and commonly seen throughout Europe. Having said that, someone in the Northeast may raise an eyebrow towards then while they are non issue in the south, and in fact quite common.

    I saw a gentleman in his 60s at an evening function wearing bit loafers, a linen tan with navy windowpane and an orange tie. This is classic southern.
     


  2. doomx

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    On another note, this thread and my eminent departure from the south this coming fall led me to order my first two bow ties last night. I decided to sport them in a proud southern manner while still living down here.
     


  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I agree with this. I have seen tassel loafer in Europe frequently and I actually still have a pair that I purchased from a European store in the Middle East. On the other hand, where else but the U.S. can you buy weaved, skirted, tassel loafers!?

    I know how you feel. I was not born southern, as many know, but I went to a southern university and picked up on much of the style of dress there. I only found myself being self-conscious about wearing Southern Trad clothes after I left. But proudly self-conscious.
     
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  4. doomx

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    Murica!

    I will be posting bow tie photos hopefully next week.
     


  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Need some assistance from the Trad experts. I'm looking at a pair of topsiders but I can't decide between Sahara and Amaretto. What color would you get? Any thoughts on what would be more versatile in a casual summer context?

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    This is a non question. Amaretto for life. All other color ways bow down.
     
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  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I wore the amarettos throughout high school, college and grad school. I've been meaning to get another pair for ages. Thanks for reminding me.
     


  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    While I've got you, how is the fit? True to size? I usually wear a 9.5 in most loafers.
     


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    Yep, TTS and definitely the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I use to get cloned on SF for wearing my old beat up ones, but it was all worth it.
     


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    I bought a belt adorned with some hand tooled rebel flags and cannons at a flea market in Macon, GA a few years back..
     


  13. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I find that the boat shoe/penny loafer hybrids are a fantastic way to depart from the herd of southerners wearing their boat shoes, in a quiet, subtle, and tasteful way.

    Also, if you can get it, the tone on tone sole is more versatile than the equivalent models with a contrasting white sole.

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    Greatest post ever. College was great.
     


  15. Caustic Man

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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    I'm not sure how I feel about these. I don't much care for mixed metaphors.

    Anyway, I'm not sure how southern whole-cuts are but I think the rest makes up for it. This is my attempt at Southern Dandy, although I also oddly submitted it for the Pitti Friday Challenge. Possibilities for strange crossovers...

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