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The Official Dieworkwear Appreciation Thread

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Had the surreal experience of reading Derek's description of a suit and looking down to see that I was wearing it. (Just happened to wear an Anthony Sinclair suit today that is the plain weave classic walnut four point star Fox cloth that is discussed in the new post.) For what it's worth, I don't usually wear browns, but this walnut is very versatile.
 

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Had the surreal experience of reading Derek's description of a suit and looking down to see that I was wearing it. (Just happened to wear an Anthony Sinclair suit today that is the plain weave classic walnut four point star Fox cloth that is discussed in the new post.) For what it's worth, I don't usually wear browns, but this walnut is very versatile.
How would you describe the cloth? Airy, breathes well?
 

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Can anyone identify the fabric that Mark Cho checked blazer is made of, second pic in the photo roll at the end of the latest dww article?
 

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Can anyone identify the fabric that Mark Cho checked blazer is made of, second pic in the photo roll at the end of the latest dww article?
I don't know the fabric, but it's this jacket.

 

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T Michael’s tailoring is on point and he uses top notch fabrics always. It’s premium stuff
 

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I really enjoyed your most recent post, Derek. Your enthusiasm for getting back into tailored clothing is infectious!

A question that relates to a couple of recent DWW blog posts and forum comments of yours (which you should feel free to ignore if you feel as if you have already covered this ground in other posts): in light of what you have written about tan shoes in general, and your skepticism of tan oxfords in particular, what are some brands whose shades of tan you find to be more versatile and wearable? Also, in the way that some styles of shoe look particularly good in certain colors — perhaps like a burgundy split toe or a black tassel loafer — are there any particular styles for which you consider tan to be a distinctively good color?
 

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I really enjoyed your most recent post, Derek. Your enthusiasm for getting back into tailored clothing is infectious!

A question that relates to a couple of recent DWW blog posts and forum comments of yours (which you should feel free to ignore if you feel as if you have already covered this ground in other posts): in light of what you have written about tan shoes in general, and your skepticism of tan oxfords in particular, what are some brands whose shades of tan you find to be more versatile and wearable? Also, in the way that some styles of shoe look particularly good in certain colors — perhaps like a burgundy split toe or a black tassel loafer — are there any particular styles for which you consider tan to be a distinctively good color?
Hm, I would go by what's already in your closet. (I realize I keep using the same photos for this discussion but these are what I can recall easily, so sorry if this is redundant/ repetitive).

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^ If you have lighter colored suits, then I think you can do tan derbies or oxfords. Can't remember who made the oxfords above, but I believe the monk straps are John Lobb's Osner.


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^ If you have lighter colored sport coats, then I would do tan derbies or penny loafers. I believe Greg is wearing a pair of Lobbs, while Mark is wearing Kenji Suzuki loafers.


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^ I also think tan shoes work in "happy" summer outfits. Sometimes tan shoes "lift" up an outfit and makes it more seasonal. If it's a summer sport coat outfit, I would probably do tan penny loafers. The shoes above are from Kenji Suzuki. These are on the warmer shade of tan, which helps with this kind of "happy outfit." An earthier, more sedate looking tan would have earthier undertones (such as the Lobb Osners above). I generally think that "colder" shoes are easier to wear, but a warm pair works for this sort of summer outfit.


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^ If you have a lighter-colored fall sport coat, then I think tan grained split toes also work well. These are Crockett & Jones. I believe they were an exclusive for Ben Silver.


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^ Once you get into casualwear, I don't think the "rules" are so strict. For example, I think a Barbour jacket with blue jeans work with tan grained boots. These are from Crockett & Jones. Charles Tywhitt used to sell a very similar model, I believe made by Loake. Either company may still offer this style.


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^ I also think once you leave CM, things can be even more fluid. Tan work boots or side-zips can work in some Westernwear or workwear styled outfits. The boots above are from Tecovas and Rios of Mercedes.

In a classic tailored outfit, I think the tradition is to have the focus be on the V-shape intersection created by your shirt, tie, and jacket's opening. So it's harder to wear things like patterned pants or brightly colored shoes, as those things can draw the eye downward. We're used to focusing on the top half of the outfit. But that norm isn't always present in other types of aesthetics.

If you have lighter-colored summer sport coats, then I would probably do something like a tan derby or loafer. If you have lighter-colored suits, you can try a tan oxford. If you want something that straddles both suits and sport coats, I would probably do a derby.

If you're looking for something to wear in the fall with CM-styled casualwear, then I think tan grained boots are easy. If you're going further out into workwear or some other aesthetic, tan shoe can be even easier. For that very basic workwear look that was popular five or ten years ago, I think Red Wings moc boots can be worn in tan or dark brown -- the two colors are almost interchangeable.

I think John Lobb and Edward Green both have really good shades of tan. They tend to be on the earthier, colder side of tan. But if you want that happy summer outfit, you might want a warm pair. I'm sure there are other good options, so people should chime in.
 

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