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What do you get most complimented on?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamtripper, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    my ca. 1985 Barbour Jacket.....
    but the other day, couple of guys @ work making fun of my C&J Welbourne as oldish (I'm not that old, trust me [​IMG] ); then asking if they are being sold at Macy's... WTF oh well..
     
  2. pudman43

    pudman43 Senior member

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    The compliments I get always seem to be either for a bright tie (fuchsia, green, etc) or if I'm wearing a white shirt/navy suit ("Wow, someone looks sharp today!" that kind of thing). Always from women, which is great

    J
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Probably my shoes. It used to be pocket squares 10 years ago, but then everybody started wearing them.......
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Probably my shoes. It used to be pocket squares 10 years ago, but then everybody started wearing them.......

    It was hard to resist your trendsetting white linen TV fold. [​IMG]
     
  5. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Burberry London Black Peacoat. I've literally had about 12 people compliment me on it. It's all about the fit.
     
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    Ironically: usually my cheapest ties or shoes
     
  7. JayJay

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    My shoes and suits.
     
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    Usually my sport coats, cuff links, or knit ties. Sometimes, when I wear an adventurous shirt (because I mostly only wear light blue and white). And lately, the size of my tie knots. It's as if the world forgot the FIH existed and only wears fat and ugly knots. And oh, the fact that my shoes are always well polished.
     
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    Relatively cheap Aldo boots (every day that I wear them).
    Also a BCBG tie from Macy's selling for $12.

    Better to be complimented on a whole look than an item. "You look sharp" when wearing stuff that fits right.

    I'm interested to know which Kenneth Cole watch from the previous post. I think non-luxury items do the trick in the general public as long as they look right and the quality control is enough that they last for years.
    About time they made a poor mans watch thread.
     
  11. dreamtripper

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    With items of clothing like coats & suits, it seems the better fitted/cheaper gets more attention than more expensive/not as well fitted. Also, it's interesting to note that quite often it's not the nicest/most expensive things that get noticed.
     
  12. carl_paris

    carl_paris Senior member

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    Emilio Pucci pink pocket square with a navy jacket. Usually draws compliments from women.
     
  13. w.o.e.is.me.

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    My ability to not take internet rants about me to heart.
    [​IMG]

    I get a lot of general 'overall' praise.
    day trip to nyc yestrday. 3 random people stopped and commented on my appearance.
    sales dude at Paul Stuart was fawning over my look.
    but my wife was convinced he was just trying to make a sale (he did btw).
     
  14. Geezer

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    With items of clothing like coats & suits, it seems the better fitted/cheaper gets more attention than more expensive/not as well fitted. Also, it's interesting to note that quite often it's not the nicest/most expensive things that get noticed.

    Often, it's the more distinctive items. Of 3 recent compliments, one was by a friend's wife on a dark navy bespoke DB, which I assumed was a social nicety or harmless flirtation. But he emailed me the day after saying "my wife says you must introduce me to your tailor". The other two I remember are both from strangers: "nice jacket" for loudish windowpane odd jacket, and "nice suit man" for a dark grey chalkstripe DB with slim trousers and hacking pockets.

    Unfortunately, with strangers in England these days, it is impossible to know whether "nice suit" means "nice suit" or "you look like a cnut".
     
  15. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    Shoes and socks. Always. Especially the latter, oddly enough. I've started wearing "fun" socks to work this year -- albeit "fun" in the more subdued variety; we're not talking bright orange or anything. Ladies love it. Go figure.

    Ties also get compliments, which makes sense, given their high visibility against what is usually an unstudied-by-bystanders backdrop (suits and shirts).
     
  16. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Emilio Pucci pink pocket square with a navy jacket. Usually draws compliments from women.

    Ladies love the Pucci.

    With me it's jacket shoulders. Though a pretty girl did complement me on working buttons during the week.
     

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