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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bc78, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    Oh, this will be fun. I hate:

    Lavender
    Any green that isn't dark green
    Uncoventional shoe formats and details
    Gusset loafers (these deserve special mention)
    Antiquing
    Patterned linen pocket squares
    Actually, pretty much all linen pocket squares that aren't white
    Skinny lapels
    Split yokes
    'Slim fit'
    Roped shoulders
    Peak lapels on single breasted jackets
    Dangling, straight-line breast pockets
    Crazy-jester-hiding-in-my-pocket pocket square folds
    Shiny ties
    Ties with fancy stripes
    Ties wider than 3.5 inches
    Hacking pockets
    Ticket pockets
    Rounded barrel cuffs
    Non-blue, non-white, non-ecru shirts
    Cutaway collars
    High button stances
    Tie space
    Light tan shoes
    AE styling
    Not necessarily what Thom Browne sells, but anything that looks Thom Browne


    Judging by this list, you need to join the army.
     
  2. WhateverYouLike

    WhateverYouLike Senior member

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    I cant believe anyone hates antiquing.
     
  3. ChiliPalmer

    ChiliPalmer Senior member

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    1. Bespoke clothes that are NO improvement over RTW
    2. The obsession with Kiton and Brioni
    3. The obsession with hand sewn buttonholes, particularly on shirts (exactly what does this provide other than a reason to charge the customer a small fortune?)
    4. RTW shirts that are priced such that you could have a custom shirt maker cut a pattern for you, sew three shirts, and STILL not touch the price of your precious branded RTW.
    5. Button down dress shirts, generally speaking
    6. Canvas belts
    7. Loafers
    8. Pants hemmed around one's ankle
    9. Forward pleated pants, and by extention Ralph Lauren Blue Label suits
    10. Split toe shoes with suits
    11. Wingtip boots (BOOTS?)
    12. Used shoes (come on, people)
    13. $1,500 shoes (again, come on, people)
    14. Monkstraps
    15. SF members who post pictures of everything they buy
    16. People who point out minute flaws in the way other people dress, as if clothes can be fitted with rocket science precision.
    17. People who insist on abiding my some arbitrary set of rules as to how a man should dress. Newsflash: If the other 99 people in a room think you look like a pompous jackass, it doesn't mean those 99 people are sartorially ignorant. IT MEANS YOU'RE A POMPOUS JACKASS.

    There is a special place in hell reserved for button down tuxedo shirts.
     
  4. NakedYoga

    NakedYoga Senior member

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    I wore a knit tie to my birthday brunch. Many said it was "like a sock."

    Those people have since been cut out of my life completely.


    Seems kind of harsh, no? [​IMG]
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    1. Bespoke clothes that are NO improvement over RTW
    2. The obsession with Kiton and Brioni
    3. The obsession with hand sewn buttonholes, particularly on shirts (exactly what does this provide other than a reason to charge the customer a small fortune?)
    4. RTW shirts that are priced such that you could have a custom shirt maker cut a pattern for you, sew three shirts, and STILL not touch the price of your precious branded RTW.
    5. Button down dress shirts, generally speaking
    6. Canvas belts
    7. Loafers
    8. Pants hemmed around one's ankle
    9. Forward pleated pants, and by extention Ralph Lauren Blue Label suits
    10. Split toe shoes with suits
    11. Wingtip boots (BOOTS?)
    12. Used shoes (come on, people)
    13. $1,500 shoes (again, come on, people)
    14. Monkstraps
    15. SF members who post pictures of everything they buy
    16. People who point out minute flaws in the way other people dress, as if clothes can be fitted with rocket science precision.
    17. People who insist on abiding my some arbitrary set of rules as to how a man should dress. Newsflash: If the other 99 people in a room think you look like a pompous jackass, it doesn't mean those 99 people are sartorially ignorant. IT MEANS YOU'RE A POMPOUS JACKASS.

    oh the irony
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Bobblehead's hate list is cracking me up - can't wait for Part 3 and 4 [​IMG]
     
  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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  8. Angevin

    Angevin Member

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    legible ties (I don't like them)

    non-lace-up shoes e.g. loafers and monkstraps. The normative male shoe should have laces.

    Socks with patterns e.g. argyle etc.. they are too fussy for a gentlemen IMO

    Silk ties with tweed sports coats. One should wear a textured woolen tie with a tweed sports coat instead.

    Belts with suits. I say braces should be worn with suits instead.

    I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion but :

    Bluchers with suits. One should only wear balmorals with suits.
     
  9. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Senior member

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    Oh, this will be fun. I hate:

    Lavender
    Any green that isn't dark green
    Uncoventional shoe formats and details
    Gusset loafers (these deserve special mention)
    Antiquing
    Patterned linen pocket squares
    Actually, pretty much all linen pocket squares that aren't white
    Skinny lapels
    Split yokes
    'Slim fit'
    Roped shoulders
    Peak lapels on single breasted jackets
    Dangling, straight-line breast pockets
    Crazy-jester-hiding-in-my-pocket pocket square folds
    Shiny ties
    Ties with fancy stripes
    Ties wider than 3.5 inches
    Hacking pockets
    Ticket pockets
    Rounded barrel cuffs
    Non-blue, non-white, non-ecru shirts
    Cutaway collars
    High button stances
    Tie space
    Light tan shoes
    AE styling
    Not necessarily what Thom Browne sells, but anything that looks Thom Browne


    I think you forgot one, mafoofan: vested suits. Or, do you merely dislike vested suits? Or, do you have a lukewarm opinion (no love, like, dislike or hate) of them?
     
  10. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Senior member

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    I dislike:

    DB jackets.
    High-water trousers.
    Anything green.
    "Painted on" pants/jeans.
    Plaid.
    Boat shoes.
    Loafers.
    Hacking pockets.
    Light colored shoes, except white or almost-white.


    What is your opinion of vested suits, obiter dictum?
     
  11. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Senior member

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    He is going to have to rethink some of them, because from his list I like the following:
    Lavender
    Any green that isn't dark green
    Uncoventional shoe formats and details
    Gusset loafers (these deserve special mention)
    Patterned linen pocket squares
    Actually, pretty much all linen pocket squares that aren't white
    Rounded barrel cuffs
    Non-blue, non-white, non-ecru shirts
    Tie space
    Light tan shoes


    What is your opinion of vested suits, iammatt?
     
  12. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Brunello Cucinelli
     
  13. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    6x1 DBs
    4x1 DBs
     
  14. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Tweed ...I do hate tweed with a vengeance...
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tweed ...I do hate tweed with a vengeance...
    You, my friend, are the devil.
     
  16. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think we have a winner.
     
  17. Imperator

    Imperator Senior member

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    Dislikes:

    1)Obsessing over "hand-work" - mainly on shirts, but this also applies to other items as well
    2)Monk-straps
    3)The multitude of posters on here that abhor color of any kind.
    4)Anything produced by Allen-Edmonds
    5)SF groupthink re: a few brands, namely C&J, WW Chan, and CEGO.
     
  18. Modernist

    Modernist Senior member

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    It seems that I'm the only one that actually loves gusset loafers. To me it's the perfect shoe. Great with both denim and a suit. I own two pairs, and I'm looking for a third, but it seems that it's the hardest kind of shoe to find. Now I realise why. The only ones posted here, that I find to my liking, are the John Lobb Edward, but they are extremely expensive, at least for me.
     
  19. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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    Among other things, I hate:

    patchwork anything (e.g., madras)

    novelty anything. (e.g., Hermes ties, Vineyard Vines ties, ties with doggies on them, pants with embroidered motifs)
     
  20. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I hate:

    - purple

    - wholecuts

    - knit ties

    - loud colored socks with suits

    - one button suit jackets

    - silk pocket squares

    - linen pocket squares with colored borders

    - contrast collar dress shirts

    - peak lapel single breasted jackets

    - suits with fancy-colored pinstripes

    - black or navy trench coats
     

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