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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

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

  1. MikeSwartz

    MikeSwartz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I also prefer a wider leg but it's a slippery slope for me. Since I actually do have insect legs, the wider I try, the more they look like I'm swimming in them. Hopefully I can find something just a bit more full on my next pair.
     
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  2. Jan_

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    Sweater, jacket, cargo pants: sportive.

    Dress shoes (even if derby): not sportive.
    Maybe some good(!) sneakers would be better here? (Nothing colourful, solid black or brown?)
     
  3. Harrymoto

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    Mike, where can I get that jacket?
     
  4. Crat

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    Thanks, thats what others have said too but I respectfully disagree. A derby on a round last like the modified is not dressy at all in my books. ( I think this has been a point of discussion before)
    Another thing someone mentioned (over in SW&D) is that the cargos are too short and that I do agree on. Will have them re-hemmed an inch or so longer.
    IMO sneakers are a no-go with an outfit like this; boots will probably work best for those who find these shoes too dressy.
    Everything save the sweater is military (inspired) come to think of it, the shoes too.

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    Please don't see this as unwillingness to learn or consider a different point of view.
     
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  5. MikeSwartz

    MikeSwartz Well-Known Member

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    It's a Brooks Brothers from last year, I don't see it listed anymore sadly. Might try searching for BB driving jacket.
     
  6. jrd617

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    those look like casual PTBs to me. This is MC Casual, not MC Sportive :D


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  7. Crat

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    What did I say? :puzzled: No harm meant.
     
  9. Jan_

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    The point I actually wanted to make is that your outfit looks sportive (military), but it's hard to do sports or even fight with those shoes. They're to be worn to dress uniforms but during service you have combat shoes/boots.

    So I see a mismatch btw shoes and clothes. Not that this is a style problem (yours is fine and I'm definitely okay with it), that were more some practical thoughts. Did you ever run, jumped over fences or fought with dress shoes? Granted, the agents in the Matrix did, but I didn't.

    Anyway, I'll ask my Krav Maga instructor to have a session with dress shoes. One never knows...
     
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  10. Demean

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    Wore this exact get-up during the day today.
    Had a birthday dinner in the evening, so I wore the following;

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    I went for a more tight-fitting casual look, so I really just stuck the pocket square in there and even left my cuffs unbuttoned (looked better - IMO- because I need the jacket sleeves shortened!)


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    I've learned a lot over the past few weeks or so, not too bad for a university student I think!
     
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  11. TTO

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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    damnit TTO, that is great.



    not at all. and i actually thought the shoes were ok. boots would be better, but the shoes were acceptable imo.
     
  13. sinfjotli

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    I also think the shoes are fine, but I agree with stitches, a boot would be marginally better. If I were looking for an absolutely ideal shoe for this outfit, a rugged outdoorsy boot with a commando sole such as C&J Snowdon would be perfect.
     
  14. Crat

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    Sounds like a good idea; I doubt you'll have time for a change of clothes should you get in a fight.
    FWIW jumping over fences in these is just as easy as it was wearing my old boots from CCF.


    Thats exactly what university students should be doing ;)
    Good look, if I'd have to nitpick the PS could be tucked in just a bit deeper.


    Agreed, though I'd have gone with the Coniston rather than the Snowdon. Easy choice though as I own neither :laugh:
     
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  15. TehBunny

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    Demean might I ask what shoes your wearing? Vass?
     
  16. Demean

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    Sure!

    The half-brogues below;


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    Are actually from Clarks goodyear-welted line. Pretty good for the price you pay, if you ask me! I just don't like the creasing :/

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    If you were asking about the boots, then they're C&J Harrys (Islay on a different last).
     
  17. Crat

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  18. Louis XIV

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    Lovely linen shirting!
    The shirt's cut, the shoes and socks are not to my liking though.
     
  19. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    very much like the colors, crat. do not love the shirt opening situation.
     
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