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What do you wear when you go out?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MilanoStyle, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    This is may be discussed already .. but if not .. I would find fun topic to discuss..

    I personally wear Slim Fit Hugo Boss cotton shirt with Armani flat front pants.

    But I really wish to wear suit when I go out, but I have not found gutts to do so. (when all of my buddies wear jeans and shirt.)
     
  2. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    My favorite "dressy casual" outfit consists of a spread collar shirt (plain white, plain blue or simple stripe/check on white background), a pair of well-tailored navy wool trousers, black/brown leather belt and captoe shoes, with a beige walking coat. For something more casual, I like a blue shirt with dark blue jeans, with brown belt, brown leather shoes and a dark brown suede jacket which hits the hips. Grooming: extremely clean cut, no facial hair, conservative hair style, well-cared-for nails. Depending on occasion, a bit of Dunhill Red eau de toilette. My philosophy: Wear understated, quality, classic, well-fitting clothes without looking like a grandfather and without accumulating debt. Which means I have to limit myself to shirts coming from Jantzen, eBay and Brooks Brothers. For wool trousers, I get them made-to-measure in Asia, for about $60 per pair. I need to find nice shoes, though. My captoe shoes were from Payless. I'm looking at these ones, and hoping to go for them during their 25% sales. [​IMG] Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. Square-Cap Blucher Shoe. Rich, hand-sewn Italian calfskin leather uppers. Hand-stitched leather lining and sole. Made in England. $358.00 Â [​IMG] Brooks Brothers Boat Shoe. The perennially popular preppy style to wear both on- and off-deck. Leather uppers. Imported. Dark brown with white rubber sole or light tan with two-tone rubber sole. $128.00 BTW, how necessary are shoetrees? In short, I want to be, talk like and dress like Oliver (Igby's evil older brother) in Igby Goes Down [​IMG]
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    You wear both wool trousers and leather pants at the same time?  That seems a bit overdressed to me.
     
  4. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I cannot wear leather pants .. I think leather pants looks hot on girls (assuming she has the J-LO figure..) but on guys .. hmm .. hmm ... hmmm....
     
  5. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    Sorry I meant black/brown leather *belt* and *shoes*. [​IMG] I've corrected my original post.
     
  6. VMan

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    They are very useful - make sure to get cedar ones and not the innexpensive plastic. Quality shoe trees will help dry out the shoes and keep them smelling fresh, not to mention that they are essential for keeping the shape of the shoes and preventing creases down the top. They will add quite a bit of life to your shoes.

    I've seen them at Nordstrom Rack and on Ebay, as well as larger national shoe chains such as DSW. Places like Marshalls and TJ Maxx also get them on occasion. Prices are $10-$20/pair for decent quality - definitely well worth the investment.
     
  7. agent.5

    agent.5 Well-Known Member

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    BTW, how necessary are shoetrees?
    They are very useful - make sure to get cedar ones and not the innexpensive plastic. Quality shoe trees will help dry out the shoes and keep them smelling fresh, not to mention that they are essential for keeping the shape of the shoes and preventing creases down the top. They will add quite a bit of life to your shoes. I've seen them at Nordstrom Rack and on Ebay, as well as larger national shoe chains such as DSW. Places like Marshalls and TJ Maxx also get them on occasion. Prices are $10-$20/pair for decent quality - definitely well worth the investment.
    The cheapest cedar shoe trees that I've come up with is $10 a pair (NEW) at the Allen Edmonds store on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....7526579 and http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....6782398
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    I got ~5 pairs at Marshalls for about $7 a pair. Keep an eye out at stores like that for deals on them. IMO there's no reason to pay more than that unless you are getting really good ones that are really shoe shaped (as opposed to the expanding cedar kind).
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Oh, and to get the discussion back on topic, try getting your friends to dress up with you to go to a nice place where a suit is not out of place. It's easier to get the 'guts' to wear one when it is de rigeur for the establishment.

    And if all else fails, wear it on Halloween or New Years' Eve. You gotta get the thing out of the closet from time to time.
     
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    water Senior member

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    Gregory, where do you get your mtm wool pants? Do they do mail order?
     
  11. VWpete

    VWpete Senior member

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    A quick answer.... I just matters why I'm going out and what season it is.
    Hitting a night at a standard club I'll wear Jeans (Usually Rogan, PDC or Helmut), a pair of dress boots (varvatos or bastianelli) or loafers (favorites right now are brown miu miu's, black suede Costume National and white Prada drivers), a dress shirt and a blazer (usualy a navy pinstripe cotton Margiela or olive green velvet dries van noten blazer). That's a pretty normal outfit for me. If it's a nice place, I'll throw some wool dress pants in the mix and even a suit if it's a special party or occasion).
    Kind of a tough question....
    Pete
     
  12. imageWIS

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    quote: In short, I want to be, talk like and dress like Oliver (Igby's evil older brother) in Igby Goes Down [​IMG] Ah, but do you look like Ryan Phillippe? Some of us are luckier than others in the physical department (trying to fix it by going to the gym, why must looking good be so much hard work?). Plus I rather be his character Sebastian Valmont in Cruel Intentions. What a character, he just idolizes the perfect self-indulgent snob. He is quite well dressed (at least in the beginning of the movie, well maybe not that well). His attitude is an interesting, dare I say cool one to watch, as well as watching his accolades, which are nothing to be ashamed of; as I read somewhere once about the character: "Sebastian is one slick motherf'ucker." Jon.
     
  13. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    The last time I asked my friends for afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton, they ridiculed me. [​IMG]
     
  14. gregory

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    Thanks to everybody for responses.

    My MTM wool pants are done by a tailor in Asia that my dad has been using before I was born. He carries Loro Piana and Zegna cloth, but I usually go for the cheaper wools. I am very satisfied with the slacks he made -- they flatter me quite a bit compared to the khakis I otherwise wear. I've had two shirts made by him, and they are of average quality, but are almost a bargain for $25 each. If you are interested, I can pass you their phone and fax number. I don't think they have a website or an e-mail address.

    I understand that Jantzen does make wool trousers. Maybe someone can comment?
     
  15. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    No, not at all. But at least you can allow me to dream? [​IMG] I'm slowly but steadily losing weight. Diet is *really* the main part of any weight loss regime. In addition to limiting my food intake, I swim about an hour twice a week and do some light weight lifting. Just earlier today, I've seen a rather shy friend of mine wearing a sleeveless shirt (disgraceful.) showing off his muscular arms. He--rather, his body--has changed a lot since I first knew him.
    I haven't watched Cruel Intentions yet but will. Mr Philippe is some personality. The funny thing is that he actually grew up in a modest family. Style and snobbery can be learned. I love the way he talks. Oh, I also hope to own a home like this some day. I have absolutely no tolerance for minimalist or modern decor. [​IMG]
     
  16. LA Guy

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    In LA, either a black suit and boots with some type of shirt - and only if I was feeling very Hollywood - or jeans and tees with a military or western shirt over that.  Usually sneakers.  Any L.A. club with a no jeans or sneakers dress code is either totally ghetto (usually, they'll say no sports jerseys either) or really not worth getting into.  

    Around Boston - jeans, sneakers, either a zip top or a shirt.  Any of the clubs with a dress code (like Pravda) are usually filled with meatheads and bimbos trying to be all New York.  At the places I'd go to in NYC, same deal
     
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    Ryan Phillipe? You guys are kidding right? The *kid* looks like a punk.
     
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    gregory Senior member

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    What you said would be true in some movies that he appeared in, but surely not in Igby Goes Down, and I suppose, not in Cruel Intentions? What is it about him that you don't like?
     
  19. LA Guy

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    Just a visceral reaction. He's a child, not a man. If I have to choose matinee idol good looks, I'd choose Brad Pitt. But honestly, I'd rather have a distinctive face than a merely pretty one. Wouldn't you much rather look like Samuel L. Jackson (if you're black) or Russell Crowe or Mel Gibson (if you're white) or Choy Yun Fat or Jet Li (if you're Asian) rather than some anonymous pretty boy?
     
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    not really... Personally I think Benicio Del Toro is the man.

    My favorite going-out outfit is a red t-shirt underneath a cream v-neck shirt underneath a very slim vintage black velvet blazer, with slim striaght dark-wash distressed jeans, and black pointy-toed boots.

    The red shirt is A|X, the v-neck is DKNY, the jacket I don't know, the jeans Express (to justify this, they're the "Italian" line. They cost $120, were super limited, and are my favorite pair of jeans, even over PDC / Diesel), and the boots Damy. I have no idea who Damy is, but they were only $60 or so on YOOX after the final markdown, and they look very nice.
     

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