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The Things You Think You Know: Myth Busting in Classic Menswear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Caustic Man, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    I can't even wrap my head around doing that every day. Then again, I rarely wear a watch.
     


  2. smittycl

    smittycl Distinguished Member

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    I only make the effort with brown shoes and belt and my German pilot watch on a brown strap. Mostly I wear a stainless steel band. I will wear a black leather band with black shoes and belt. I love watches and feel naked without one.
     


  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    I'm picturing a middle aged man screeching and covering his wrist as his watch band breaks off. [​IMG]

     


  4. smittycl

    smittycl Distinguished Member

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    Not far from the truth! Good friend of mine was jogging years ago and came across a watch with a broken band that had obviously fallen of the wrist of another runner. Turned out to be a Rolex GMT Master. I can only imagine the pain the original owner felt!

    Actually I'm a retired Army guy. No watch means you're potentially late. Late is painfully unacceptable. [​IMG]
     


  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    As they say in the Army, gear left adrift must be a gift! Great find on the Rolex. Sucks for the dude who lost it.
     


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    Roycru Distinguished Member

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    While on the subject of watch bands matching belts (and bizarre comments) one of the most bizarre comments I have ever received on Styleforum (and the commenter later deleted) was after posting this picture showing how my friend's tan alligator watch strap matched my tan alligator belt.

    [​IMG]

    This would have been a better picture if my friend had followed my suggestion to turn her wrist so that more of her watch strap showed, but she wanted her watch to show. (Yes, she's wearing a bracelet that not's the same metal as her watch.) Part of my watch (the chain of my pocket watch that's in my watch pocket) also shows in this picture.
     


  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Maybe its me, but Id prefer never to "match" anything I wear.
     


  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    @Roycru , that picture may have deserved a bizarre comment. lol
     


  9. Roycru

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    What about matching your tie to her watchband?

    [​IMG]

    (Yes, she has many watches.)
     


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    @Roycru . International Man of Mystery.
     


  11. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    I'm guessing that what you mean by this is that you would prefer that everything complements everything else, without slavishly mimicking it.
     


  12. smittycl

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    Love it! Always do whatever makes her happy.
     


  13. smittycl

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    Very similar terms in some cases. I always proceed mentally from CBD and move outward. Would not think of wearing a smart business suit with mismatched belt and shoes. I consider that matching and the watchband to be complimentary.
     


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    You... Haha...
     


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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Where are strollers worn these days? In context, I mean.
     


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