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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MillionaireTeacher, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. MillionaireTeacher

    MillionaireTeacher Senior member

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    This is what I really hate. It seems like some cheap, disingenuous way to make like you have big feet./(well endowed) In reality, you look like Alladin. [​IMG]
     
  2. MillionaireTeacher

    MillionaireTeacher Senior member

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    Bicycle toe is that one long seam ?
     
  3. DavidinGray

    DavidinGray Well-Known Member

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    Bicycle toe is the two parallel seams in the front.
     
  4. artoftime

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    Bad shoes are usually the tip of the iceberg - though I have to say, the sheer number of men and women walking the streets of NYC with GALLONS of cheap ass cologne on....staggering. Is it true that you become immune to the smell of a scent (stench), if worn regularly?
     
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    Anything done with the sole purpose of looking more non-conformist (which, invariably, everyone else is doing):

    Loosened ties
    Not wearing a tie with a suit
    Untucked shirts (even worse: untucked shirts under a jacket)
    Ugly, tacky ties
    Hermes ties
    Ugly, tacky pocket squares
    Over-poofed or Angry Jester stuffed pocket squares
    Jackets that are too tight and/or too short

    However, I hate it even more when someone artlessly follows the typical iGent prescriptions (wear a pocket square, wear brown shoes, wear a knit tie, make sure you have high armholes, etc.).


    Or the artful twist of the tie knot, which subtly reveals the rear blade.[​IMG]
     
  6. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Senior member

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    You do not NEED a tie with a suit. Turtlenecks, ascots, banded collars...
     
  7. MillionaireTeacher

    MillionaireTeacher Senior member

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    How outdated is the Oxford shirt collar under the sweater look? Was that a fad?
     
  8. srivats

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    How outdated is the Oxford shirt collar under the sweater look? Was that a fad?

    I don't think that was (or ever will be) a fad. I wear an OCDB with a sweater almost everyday.
     
  9. Bounder

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    You do not NEED a tie with a suit. Turtlenecks, ascots, banded collars...


    Yeah, you do. If you don't want to wear a tie, wear a sportscoat.
     
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    Yeah, you do. If you don't want to wear a tie, wear a sportscoat.

    I have worn a banded collar shirt with a suit before and thought it looked quite nice. Should I never do that again?
     
  11. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    The most common and stunning mistakes I see are bad shoes and ill fitting clothes. I attribute this to the lack of service that most men receive when shopping and the misconception that "dress shoes" are uncomfortable.
     
  12. MillionaireTeacher

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    the misconception that "dress shoes" are uncomfortable.
    In my experience, while they look great, dress shoes are not as comfortable as my flexible, oversized, rubber-everywhere clog shoes. Is that one reason they sell 1 billion pairs of Ecco/Sketchers..? My cheapest shoes are, hands down, the most comfortable I own. Its inversely proportional, in fact. My "new" $500 shells. It's like ice skating in cardboard boxes. I'm afraid to wear them out of the house, frankly. They are sturdy, but so are cinderblocks. My $300 Barney's, A&E saddles, etc. Feet killing me after 3 hours. My $100 J&M? Average. Lots of padding inside. Thankfully. My $30 Bass "clogs"? Massive rubber soles = soft like a dream. I could run a marathon in them. Dress shoes look great, but they aren't even in the same dimension of comfort as the ugly/klunky/cheap rubber shoes. It's a tradeoff. If you want to look stylish, you'll have to pay the price. If I'm shipwrecked on an island, and no one can see me, I'll be begging for a pair of Ecco/Lug Sole/Uggs/Rubber sole/hikers/whatever. Traversing sharp rocks in your leather soled longwings? Gimme a break!
     
  13. Green Lantern

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    So the Sport Coat implies that now there is choice whereas with suit there is no choice!!??
    You can wear a three piece suit with no tie!!
    Wake up and smell the Granola, Mr Bound by Convention; of which there never was a hard fast convention of suit/tie always![​IMG]

    Yeah, you do. If you don't want to wear a tie, wear a sportscoat.
     
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    This is what I really hate.
    It seems like some cheap, disingenuous way to make like you have big feet./(well endowed)
    In reality, you look like Alladin.

    [​IMG]


    Really, is that what you see in those shoes?

    Tell me what do you see here:
     
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    However, I hate it even more when someone artlessly follows the typical iGent prescriptions (wear a pocket square, wear brown shoes, wear a knit tie, make sure you have high armholes, etc.).

    would love to see what is an artful and what is an artless use of the iGent prescription.
     
  16. MillionaireTeacher

    MillionaireTeacher Senior member

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    A hawk-like creature swooping down to kill me.
     
  17. Intelligent Design

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    The most common and stunning mistakes I see are bad shoes and ill fitting clothes. I attribute this to the lack of service that most men receive when shopping and the misconception that "dress shoes" are uncomfortable.

    I'd alter this to say bad shoes and black suits, myself.

    And to whoever mentioned jeans and black dress shoes, that's horrible.
     
  18. Britalian

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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


    What a gag it must be living in the US of A.
     
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    What a gag it must be living in the US of A.

    It's a comical tragedy. Or perhaps even a tragical comedy.
     
  20. the shah

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    Gorilla fist tie knots

    everything else you can ignore, look away...but this one will haunt you the whole night. wherever you turn, it's there

    [​IMG]
     

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