Non-Rule "Rules"

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    oh man.

    gunboats sure, but black???? with khaki???
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    No pockets on a shirt to be worn with a suit. If you're going to have a jacket, no need for the shirt to have a pocket. This is the same reason all of my casual BD shirts have a pocket.
     


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    its one of the things that Thom Browne does that I actually like.
     


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    Colors next to the face are the most important.

    Lighter and less intense colors above, darker and more intense colors below. For example, gray SC with black trousers, not the other way around.

    - M
     


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    Black trousers? I've only ever been tempted by a pair of black cords and by odd pants to wear with a dinner jacket.

    I intended the black cords for a charcoal turtle neck, balck chelseas and a plan to take over the world...I gave up after the boots and t-neck.
     
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    Interesting. I generally feel that lighter trousers with a darker sportcoat generally looks better. I would agree on the shirt front though. Dark dress shirts have no place in a wardrobe.
     
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    The lighter on the bottom (e.g. Navy jacket with white trousers) look, to me, comes off as "feminine" rather than "masculine."

    It's not a "RULE" but my own personal color pyramid preference, I guess. Men to me look better with the traditional pyramid, while women can do whatever they want with the thing.

    Style versus fashion?

    - M
     


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    Eh, light pants goes pretty far back so I don't think it has anything to do with fashion.
     


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    Pfffftt.
    From Reeves, I can understand. But from you, Manton? What country are you from?
     
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    Not something that stark. I mean like a brown gunclub sportcoat with mid grey trousers.
     


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    Have to disagree, M. I'm actually wearing navy pants and a tan barleycorn SC right now. This morning I really wanted to like it, but I don't think it looks as natural as a pair of khakis or mid grey trou and navy SC/blazer.
     


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    Navy odd trousers are hard to pull off. I would even argue that you can't.
     


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    It was definitely an experiment. I think it looks decent, though I don't think I'll try to replicate the look again. I like the way that the textures combine, even if the colors are less than ideal. Pretty sure I woke up drunk, so that's likely why I was feeling daring.
     


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    My primary rule is that if any rule gets in the way of how I want to look, I don't follow that rule.
     


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