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

  1. obiter dictum

    obiter dictum 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.
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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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


    You just broked a lil person's heart
     
  3. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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    Actually it seems like the Foo has softened his stance on some things. Apparently you've come to accept white linen pocket squares and ecru shirts???

    Rounded barrel cuffs

    This I don't get.


    On side gusset shoes: I think they look odd on close inspection, but you can't really tell when worn so who cares? Must be great for people with arthritis who don't want to wear velcro sneakers.
     
  4. bluemagic

    bluemagic Senior member

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    I don't hate, I appreciate.
     
  5. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    Any clothing item in "field grey"
    Trench Coats
    Long boots/Jack Boots
    Patches on clothing items featuring an eagle (especially when gripping a random object).
    DB overcoats
    belts with large buckles
    pants tucked into boots
    Arm bands
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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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


    Those are some of my key hate items, too!

    I can't remember the last time I saw a gusset loafer on SF or read that people like/love them.

    There was a huge discussion of them in Matt's loafer thread a couple months ago. The vomitting started with one of Will's posts on A Suitable Wardrobe. He's usually very right, which is why I was stunned by his sweeping wrongness on the matter.

    You just broked a lil person's heart

    Nah. I have too much hate to be hurt. There's more coming; I'm just resting up.
     
  7. MrGimpy

    MrGimpy Senior member

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    Who else hates pants?
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    There was a huge discussion of them in Matt's loafer thread a couple months ago. The vomitting started with one of Will's posts on A Suitable Wardrobe. He's usually very right, which is why I was stunned by his sweeping wrongness on the matter.

    I can't wait for mine to arrive. [​IMG]
     
  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I can't wait for mine to arrive. [​IMG]

    What did you order?

    I'm with foo on this, I've hated those since the first time I saw a pair. When I first went to Cleverley, they made a big push in favor of those and said they were a Cleverley signature shoe. George Glasgow once said, "If you remain a customer of ours long enough, you must get a pair one day," to which I said that in that case, I would be off to Foster's.

    Maybe these are like knit ties and I will turn a corner, but I doubt it.
     
  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    What the hell is wrong with knit ties? Seriously.
     
  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Actually it seems like the Foo has softened his stance on some things. Apparently you've come to accept white linen pocket squares and ecru shirts???

    I never hated those things. I just don't and won't wear them; it is not inconceivable that I might one day.

    But I'm done resting. I also hate:

    Moonphase indicators
    Anything grey if it's not made out of wool or some other hairy substance
    Socks that match trousers or shoes
    Khaki socks with khakis in particular
    Fancy patterned socks
    Pocket watches
    Patterned trousers
    Shiny belts
    Watches with wide bezels
    Watches with skinny lugs
    Watches with fancy lugs
    Shiny crocodile or alligator
    Lizard skin
    Pronounced pick-stitching on lapels
    Scalloped headlights or headlights with more than four sides
    Collar points that show with a jacket on
    RLBL
    Colors you wouldn't see in a J. Press catalogue
    Single-dimpled ties
    Ties without dimples
    Wholecut shoes without medallions
    Unconventional medallions
    Nearly all RTW John Lobb shoes
    Shiny scotch-grain cordovan
    Thin-rimmed or rimless glasses
    Metal-framed glasses
    Titanium wedding bands
     
  12. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    What the hell is wrong with knit ties? Seriously.

    My girlfriend hates them and their square tips. I think she said she doesn't mind the pointed tip ones though. However if I'm wearing a jacket or a sweater...how would anyone know it's square tipped?
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hating on patterned trou is just wrong. There are so few of us defenders of the faith left.
     
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    emmanuel Senior member

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    I hate it when people make jokes about knit ties looking like socks... their ignorance is so annoying.
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I can't wait for mine to arrive. [​IMG]

    Does Mariano like them? Have I been betrayed by both of you?

    Maybe these are like knit ties and I will turn a corner, but I doubt it.

    They look like the rubber clogs doctors and nurses wear around the hospital.
     

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