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Most common style mistakes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GatorStyle, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes.. are you really really-ing me?

    Black Shoes on navy suit is a mistake. Dark Brown (but not too dark) is the best way to go. Black should be reserved for black/charcoal suits.


    That is ridiculous. Brown shoes might be the choice that most people go with, but black shoes with a navy suit is about as classic and CBD as you can get.
     
  2. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    That is ridiculous. Brown shoes might be the choice that most people go with, but black shoes with a navy suit is about as classic and CBD as you can get.

    Well this is an opinionated thread and that is my final opinion. To me it looks horrible like someone didn't have the time to think through and get the right shoes for their suit. I know black is suitable, but to me Brown is the way to go. The only time I wear black is when I don't have brown shoes available, and I feel like i'm committing a murder.
     
  3. JGloger

    JGloger Senior member

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    Yes.. are you really really-ing me?

    Black Shoes on navy suit is a mistake. Dark Brown (but not too dark) is the best way to go. Black should be reserved for black/charcoal suits.


    I agree that brown looks much better with a navy suit, but I don't know if I'd go as far as saying that black shoes are a mistake. Maybe just not ideal.
     
  4. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    I agree that brown looks much better with a navy suit, but I don't know if I'd go as far as saying that black shoes are a mistake. Maybe just not ideal.

    okay maybe I went a little too far to back myself up.

    Mistake, no?
    Occasionally, yes?
    Preferably, brown..
     
  5. JGloger

    JGloger Senior member

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    okay maybe I went a little too far to back myself up.

    Mistake, no?
    Occasionally, yes?
    Preferably, brown..


    I'm 100% in agreement with you on brown being preferable. The only time I'd choose black over brown with a navy suit is for a formal event such as an interview. It has almost gotten to the point where my black shoes are feeling neglected [​IMG]
     
  6. Lear

    Lear Senior member

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    Messenger bag, but with a suit. Strap digging into shoulders.
     
  7. grit

    grit Senior member

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    Black shoes are fine with Navy, I'd argue even preferable on some occasions, and it's been a traditional combo for a long long time. In fact, the U.S. Navy agrees and they have "Navy" in their name.
     
  8. Onlyoneoklahoma

    Onlyoneoklahoma Active Member

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    I unbutton my collar and loosen my tie after lunch, unless I have a meeting. It gets way too hot to walk the Chesapeake Energy campus in the afternoon.

    Am I breaking rules?
     
  9. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    ^^ I go to work in a messenger bag. When I don my suits, I shorten the strap and just carry it by hand though. Damn I need me a briefcase.
     
  10. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Black shoes are fine with Navy, I'd argue even preferable on some occasions, and it's been a traditional combo for a long long time. In fact, the U.S. Navy agrees and they have "Navy" in their name.
    While I much prefer brown, I agree with your general argument except the "Navy" point, which is really pointless. Hell, I was in the Air Force and we wore navy uniforms with black shoes but it doesn't make it right the same way that camo cargo pants and pants tucked into boots isn't right just because the military does it.
     
  11. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

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    While I much prefer brown, I agree with your general argument except the "Navy" point, which is really pointless. Hell, I was in the Air Force and we wore navy uniforms with black shoes but it doesn't make it right the same way that camo cargo pants and pants tucked into boots isn't right just because the military does it.

    For what it's worth, military spec is always nicely color coordinated, so I think the argument stands.
     
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    Patek Senior member

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    For what it's worth, military spec is always nicely color coordinated, so I think the argument stands.
    So, you would wear BDUs on a daily basis by choice?
     
  13. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

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    So, you would wear BDUs on a daily basis by choice?

    No, but I would ape aspects of the color scheme, which is what he's saying here. He's not saying you have to pack your saber to work, just that navy and blue go well together, which is why the Navy chose that color scheme.
     
  14. Bleichroder

    Bleichroder New Member

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    for some reason nobody in my office wears a dimple in his tie. Makes me nuts.
     
  15. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    No, but I would ape aspects of the color scheme, which is what he's saying here. He's not saying you have to pack your saber to work, just that navy and blue go well together, which is why the Navy chose that color scheme.
    I guess my issue was the Navy reference as the Air Force wears navy "dress blues". The only saber in the Air Force is an obsolete plane.
     
  16. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

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    I guess my issue was the Navy reference as the Air Force wears navy "dress blues". The only saber in the Air Force is an obsolete plane.

    Khaki only recently made a return to the Navy. They've been in navy blue a while. The saber reference is to the Marines, which are technically Navy. Mind you, the army wears it too -

    http://www.army.mil/asu/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform...s_Marine_Corps
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform...ed_States_Navy
     
  17. KP23

    KP23 Active Member

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    I have that same shirt from modern tailor, one of my favorites.
    As do I.
     
  18. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Well sorry about starting this black/brown with navy controversy here...

    back on topic:

    A big pet peeve that I have is when people buy $300 sunglasses that look like a douche manufactured them and call them stylish/classy/trendy. In some cases they are, but the person introduces the sunglasses as, "Check out my Armani Sunglasses, they were like $300." Focussing entirely on the price and not the style, as if the price justifies the style.

    More appropriate and stylish sunglasses have a specific style name, I would rather introduce mine as, " Check out my clubmasters" or "grabbed a new pair of these wayfarers, pretty slick, huh?"
     
  19. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Gosh look at my Evidences... [​IMG] ...pretty stylish, what!!
     
  20. Night Owl

    Night Owl Senior member

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    His wedding rose...
    Attachment 66410

    ..as I was 'best man', I had to wear one as well.

    Want to see more of the happy day? Go here... http://gallery.me.com/gomem#100104&b...lack&view=grid



    Welcome to the land of shiny suits and brand whores.


    so youre friends with the couple or what? dick move posting that, as ridicurus as that wedding was [​IMG]

    dude couldnt bother to tuck in his shirt!
     

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