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What 5 items must every stylish man have?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RainCityClotheshound, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. iyorito

    iyorito Senior member

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    1) A child or more
    2) A mother of (1) or other female company
    3) Gaziano and Girling Bespoke shoes
    4) understated tiebar or an antique tiebar
    5) Bank account at Coutts and Co. at 550 Strand
     
  2. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    1. Patterned and/or interestingly coloured shirts. Anyone can pull off a shirt in light blue.
    2. A sleek pair of sunglasses.
    3. A slim-fitting, modern suit. If you can pull off black, wear black. Otherwise, charcoal. I don't like navy.
    4. A pair of sleek dress boots.
    5. Some iconic piece of jewelry; I don't wear watches personally, but a watch can work for this. A bracelet, necklace, ring, or earring will also suffice.
     
  3. sonlegoman

    sonlegoman Senior member

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    1: a nice, well tailored suit.
    2: cap toe brown leather shoes, timeless
    3: a nice watch with leather straps, preferably not too big and containing no gold
    4: a razor and the knowledge of how to use it
    5: a tuxedo, tailored, with all the trimmings
     
  4. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    - Light grey 3 button suit
    - 1 pair of APC New Standards
    - Black plain toe laceups (preferably cordovan)
    - Crisp white shirt with hidden buttons
    - Black overcoat (wool or cashmere)
     
  5. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    OK then, it's settled. I am ready for anything [​IMG]
     
  6. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    I would say, scent needs to be in the top 5.
    A scent can say as much as your shoes or your tie.

    Infact, I would venture to say that if you are deficient in one of the 5 major areas (watch, suit, shirt, shoes, accessories), that a well matched scent will more than compensate for this.
    Many women, and men will remember that you smelled good and unique much more than your tie, your umbrella, or shirt.
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1) A well tailored dark suit
    2) A shirt with a collar that flatters the shape of your face and neck
    3) Great shoes, probably in brown/tan because a great, rich brown is more interesting than black
    4) A nice watch
    5) Something that shows individuality and personality like a unique ring, a vintage portfolio, special eyeglasses. I especially like it when someone has one antique or heirloom item like their fathers cuff links or watch.
     
  8. iridium7777

    iridium7777 Senior member

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    must always have these on you

    1) a matchbook
    2) a pen
    3) 4 quarters
    4) condom
    5) handkerchief
     
  9. bingwen8866

    bingwen8866 New Member

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  10. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    must always have these on you

    1) a matchbook
    2) a pen
    3) 4 quarters
    4) condom
    5) handkerchief


    Use a lighter, carry a pen, use a cell phone, married, and carry tissues. 1 out of 5 is not bad.
     
  11. m_wave

    m_wave Senior member

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    Well fitted denim jeans
    the ultimate white shirt
    charcoal blazer
    Nice pair of tan lace-ups (matching belt)
    grey knit
     
  12. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    Okay, I'm going to be a little bit personal here, so I'm not sure this applies to "every" stylish man:

    1. A dark grey, three-piece suit (runner-up: French navy solid or pinstripe);
    2. White cuff and collar shirts, in very lightweight fabric without too loud a stripe on the body (runner-up: white broadcloth with cutaway collar);
    3. Black tie with small white dots (runners-up: shepherd's check, navy grenadine or basketweave);
    4. Black zip-sided Chelsea boots (runners-up: black or brown wholecuts or monks);
    5. An awesome watch, ideally Breguet or IWC (runners-up: A. Lange, Cartier Santos).

    I think with the obvious accompaniments of underwear, socks and white pocket handkerchief, I could happily wear that every day for the rest of my life.

    Cheers,

    FP
     
  13. iridium7777

    iridium7777 Senior member

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    Use a lighter, carry a pen, use a cell phone, married, and carry tissues. 1 out of 5 is not bad.

    it was something i remembered from when i was pledging. every pledge had to carry those items. there's a story that goes along with that but i doubt it'd be proper to post it.
     
  14. breakz

    breakz Senior member

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    I want to resurrect this post and say thanks to everyone who contributed. This post is an essential for any new member of SF.
     
  15. thomailama

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    1. navy blue suit
    2. black cap toe oxford
    3. brown loafers
    4. white or blue button down shirt
    5. nice set of teeth
     
  16. 0b5cur1ty

    0b5cur1ty Senior member

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    What a nice thread - bravo to those who've resurrected it.

    My 2-penneth:

    1. A fitting, simple, two-button, single-breasted suit.
    2. A nice wristwatch (preferably mechanical, or a quartz with technical merit).
    3. Good leather shoes (brown or black).
    4. Good leather belt (to match the aforementioned shoes).
    5. A really nice, slim fitting shirt in a subtle, solid colour.
     
  17. athletics

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    I like the 'nice teeth' and a great smile helps.

    5. A perfectly fitted shirt so important it gets its own place in your closet.
    4. A killer pair of black shoes.
    3. The perfect solid, versatile suit.
    2. A great tailor who knows your style.
    1. A stylish girl who likes her man in nice clothes and inspires him to look his best when it counts. It almost always counts.

    I am lucky enough to have all 5.
     
  18. breakz

    breakz Senior member

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    What a nice thread - bravo to those who've resurrected it.

    Oh, why, you're welcome. [​IMG]
     

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