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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    JapanAlex01, I long ago accepted that we aren't going to see eye-to-eye on much of anything related to clothing. An example of the gulf between our viewpoints is your belief that a fitted white T-shirt would be at all acceptable for me to wear in public.
     
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  2. hendrix

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    SB:
    1. JapanAlex is a troll, ignore.

    2. I think you could taper the shorts slightly just above the knee. You seem to be in pretty good shape so I think you could get away with it.

    3. Change out the laces on the sneakers for plain white. The sneakers are fine, even neon sneakers can look cool at times, I just think that white laces would look better.

    4. I would roll up the sleeves above your elbow.

    Other than that, I like that shirt, is it seersucker?
     
  3. TheSizzle

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    In general, I think it's a pretty safe bet to roll the sleeves above the elbow with shorts. If you choose to roll your sleeves up with pants, I think just below the elbow works better. If you roll higher with pants, it can make you seem like you're trying to do manual labor in your work clothes. I think both looks work better when the roll wraps the arm more snuggly.
     
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  4. hendrix

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    I kinda disagree with both points. I like to always roll above the elbow because I just think it looks better. I'm not sure why it would be different with pants compared to shorts. In the case of SB's shirt, I like how it's quite loose through the sleeves, it looks nice and breezy and summery
     
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    I guess it's preference, but I feel there is a slight loss of visual balance when your shirt ventures above your elbow while wearing pants. If your shirt fits well in the arms, the roll just below the elbow seems to work for me. It's like capri pants for your arms, but in a good way. Plus, when you actually go to lift some lumber, you get to hike up your sleeves to really live that moment out (sarcasm). Like I said, I think it's preference, but in a case like sugarbutch's shirt, it needs to be above his elbows. It's just too loose to work well as it stands, and he's wearing shorts anyways.
     
  6. Rambo

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    Now, now ladies. Let not fight. I'm sure we can all agree that Butchy's camo jorts are the real issue here...
     
  7. TheSizzle

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    ... and Rambo, with the bluntness.

    If you post that often on SF and still leave the house wearing camo shorts like those, I don't think anyone pointing them out is going to change your mind all that much.
     
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  8. JapanAlex01

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    No, Rambo, the shirt sleeves.
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rolled sleeves: Some shirts can be comfortably rolled above the elbow, and some can't. This one can't. hendrix, the shirt is linen.

    Shorts: Rambo, are all shorts jorts to you? There's nothing denim about these. Or has SWD appropriated the term to refer to any shorts cut in a manner outside the groupthink?

    Laces: The shoes came with gray and orange laces. The gray was meh. I can't imagine using white laces on these, though.
     
  10. JapanAlex01

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    TBH, IMO, grey (tennis shoo-like) shoos are the best, to go with camo.

    Sorry, don't mean to be hatin' on you sugarbutch.
     
  11. Crat

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    That looks fine, SB
    Must agree on the non-fluorescent shoelaces though; they'd be an improvement.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

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    They are gray sneakers. :confused:
     
  13. JapanAlex01

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    Look like baby blue/neon blue to me. :/
     
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    Fuck me, that's awesome, in stitches! Trousers don't have your usual drape problem. :)
     
  16. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stitchy, much prefer cardi unbuttoned. And, if buttoned, maybe leave two undone on the bottom.
     
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  17. NOBD

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    Yes, two is better. And so are jeans. : )
     
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    I agree, very good fit

    In Stitches, have you considered a good derby shoe for casual wear?
     
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  19. in stitches

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    thanks, guys!

    i prefer it unbuttoned too.

    here is pic with 2 undone. dont like the angle, thats why i didnt post it originally.

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    NOBD - lol jeans.

    alex - i have a great pair of new trickers, but i think for the somewhat more formal vibe here, these suede CJs are what it needs. if i was wearing chinos, id have gone with the trickers.
     
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  20. alexSF

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    ^Go with a snuff suede chukka, versatile in both uses.
     
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