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I think it just looks corny and badElaborate?
Thoughtful response.I think it just looks corny and bad
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Scoop neck t-shirt with an overly slim suit and teal shoes to match his t-shirt?
Why ... why would you dress like this? If you want to wear a tobacco linen suit, just wear a light blue or white shirt. A tie isn't necessary, but you can wear one. I like pocket squares, but some people don't. Not a big deal. Shoes should be traditional -- loafers or derbies. Brown, please.
In some cases, you can wear black tassel loafers. Please do calf, not some weird material like suede.
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This is similarly bad. Why would you dress like this? It just looks like you got tackled by a GQ tear-out sheet from 2005.
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Slim bridge coat with a tie (no sport coat), tie clip (looks like such an affectation here), and blue suede shoes.
If you want to wear a bridge coat or a peacoat -- two similar items -- then just wear it casually and don't wear a tie. Again, the past can inform our choices here.
Wear it casually, with jeans and boots and thick sweaters. Don't look like someone who clicks "dapper" and "gentleman" on clothing subscription boxes.
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There aren't that many photos of bridge coats because it's a rare garment. But here's Simon in one. He wears it well -- heavy sweater, not a tie. Rugged, casual, sensible, coherent. Connected to the past.
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If you want to wear a tie, then just wear a sport coat. Don't wear ties with casual outerwear like trucker jackets and peacoats. It just looks ... corny.
I don't like tie clips, but if you must wear one, then I suppose at least keep it traditional. Wear it in an outfit like this.
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I dislike how tight his pants are, but maybe they're five pocket cords. If you're going to wear five-pocket cords in a CM outfit, please again keep it traditional. Rustic colors such as brown or tan or, if you must, green. Not grey!
I say this as someone with grey five-pocket cords. I wear them in workwear outfits, not CM. Grey five-pocket cords don't make any sense in CM. Here's a pair of tan five-pocket cords with a grey sport coat. Sensible, rooted in Ivy, traditional. Makes sense.
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Really dislike the blue suede shoes. That guy would look better in traditional shoes. I don't have any suggestions for that specific outfit because I dislike the jacket, shirt, tie, and pant combo, so the whole thing doesn't make sense to me. But if you were to root that in one of the more traditional outfits mentioned above, you can wear brown chukkas.
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Really mate, if you can't tell that those look terrible I don't know what to say. It just looks bad from a visual perspective. Honestly, I think we would need someone with academic background into the philosophy or art to properly put it into words why I think it looks bad. I can recognise why a drawing by me looks bad when compared to one done by a profesional but I lack the background to properly describe why.Elaborate?
I think this answers your other question:Can't explain why.
You can think about how classic men's dress was done in the past without looking like an "upperclass asshole from yesteryear." You can just use this information to inform your choices today. There are reasons why that outfit looks bad. I can't put into words why sometimes one deviation makes and another doesn't, but it's easier to understand when you think about dress history and norms.Why do people want to look like the asshole upper class of yesteryear is beyond me.
I still don't understand how one relates to the another. I mostly go "by eye". Which admitedly is not a very sure way to dress. For example I can't wear purple. It just feels like a very crude and vulgar color. Don't know why(lilac can be alright sometimes).I think this answers your other question:
You can think about how classic men's dress was done in the past without looking like an "upperclass asshole from yesteryear." You can just use this information to inform your choices today. There are reasons why that outfit looks bad. I can't put into words why sometimes one deviation makes and another doesn't, but it's easier to understand when you think about dress history and norms.
My two cents: at a push, assuming you mean a CM outfit, I’d wear beat up very dark navy desert boots with dark somewhat faded jeans, a pretty casual shirt, and a suitable sport coat. They can be used to reduce the overall number of colours (let’s say the shirt is madras and the sportcoat a grey or blue with a small pattern). I used to have them, but found they were really quite difficult to wear. Part of the reason why they can work is that in Italy a lot of people used to wear them more or less like this or with more casual outfits with jeans, as part of a broadly left wing style, so the colour got normalised a bit. Again, context does matter.Now let me ask you this: is there any outfit you can think of where blue suede shoes work? Or do you just despise them, so they can't work with anything?