The most common sartorial mistakes the untrained make? (Scanning the room at a party)

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  1. MillionaireTeacher

    MillionaireTeacher Senior member

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    When you're at a party, what do you notice the most? Where you almost want to tell the guy, "Look, Ive done the homework, this XYZ is wrong b/c ______" 1) Bad fit. Most common: Shirt that's too big. (Billows when tucked in. Cinches. etc.) 2) Untucked shirt that is too long. (I have finally moved away from this for good) And now to some more subtle/finer points? (you, the experts....) Poor color mix? Not enough contrast? Too much contrast? Outdated style? (gorge, pleat, style, buttons, etc) ___ PS: Sorry, I just realized this thread topic was done in 2007-2008, but don't know how to delete this) http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=39726
     


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    RedLantern Senior member

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    No pocket square
    No dress shoes
    Dark colored dress shirts
    Ties that are too short or long
    Never buttoning one's jacket
    Buttoning all of one's jacket buttons
    Unhemmed pants/unaltered jacket sleeves
    Wearing orphaned (striped) jackets
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    If you see any of these at a party, run:

    Navy hopsack suits
    Simpsons cartoon short sleeve shirts
    Obvious 1 button to 3-roll-2 jacket conversions
    Obvious 3-roll-1 to 3-roll-2 lapel presses
    Exploding Greens and Lobbs
    Office pants
    Men/women who have appeared in a T4phage thread
    Guys who obscure sea mammal sculptures behind them while wearing Sulka jammies
    Cheap Incotex
    Divoted and torqued jacket sleeves
    Panera Girl


    - B
     


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    merkur Senior member

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    Liquidus Senior member

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    Black suit/shirt/shoes/pants and a satin white tie.
     


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    designprofessor Senior member

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    idfnl Senior member

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    Hair carefully made to look disheveled and partially covering face
    Hair style with that wierd faux mohawk made of styling gel
    Styling gel
    Gorilla fist tie knots
    French cuff shirts w/o links (Derek, you are not forgotten)
    Earrings on men over 30
    Neck tattoos
    Seersucker suit in the winter
    Matching tie and pocket square
    White kiton jeans (was he banned or not?)
    Rolex with dusts under glass
    Popped collars
    Suit with baseball hat backwards
    Suit while wearing a backpack
    Smuggle sack underneath the crotch of your pants
    Manskirts
    Tiger Woods Nike shirt
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    If you see any of these at a party, run:

    Office pants


    Office pants should get a pass, what if you work late and don't have time to change?
     


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    AnGeLiCbOrIs Affiliate Vendor

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    kev777 Senior member

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    "Look kind Sir ive done my homework and i have become aware that your beautiful highly polished shoes are, in fact, Gemmed and at any moment may fall apart to your subsequent embarrasment. Will i hold your drink and canapes while you rush home to change into fully hand stitched goodyear welted?"
     


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    scruff Senior member

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    Hair carefully made to look disheveled and partially covering face
    Hair style with that wierd faux mohawk made of styling gel
    Styling gel
    Gorilla fist tie knots
    French cuff shirts w/o links (Derek, you are not forgotten)
    Earrings on men over 30
    Neck tattoos
    Seersucker suit in the winter
    Matching tie and pocket square
    White kiton jeans (was he banned or not?)
    Rolex with dusts under glass
    Popped collars
    Suit with baseball hat backwards
    Suit while wearing a backpack
    Smuggle sack underneath the crotch of your pants
    Manskirts
    Tiger Woods Nike shirt


    This about sums up the suburbs of dc.
     


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    GIGANTIC tie knots. (and +1 to idfnl)
     


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    Suit with tennis shoes
    Socksquare
    Zoot suits
    Ostrich shoes
    LV man purse
    Asian men who dye their hair blond
     


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    Suit jacket acket sleeves too long.
    jackets that are too short
     


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