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What *don't* you wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Calder, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Oleg

    Oleg Senior member

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    bow ties (except for black tie): I admire Big Beard but would look a complete tit if I tried it myself.

    blazers with gold buttons: Too many Alan Partridge (or 1980s, BMW-driving Home Counties estate agent who drinks at the local golf club) associations. My problem, perhaps, but there you go.

    double breasted suits: I just haven't. Maybe one day.

    garish strides: not pseudo-waspish enough for nantuckets, not Italian (or colour blind) enough for bright green, etc.

    OCBDs with suits: I'm British, dammit.

    Loafers with a suit: Ditto

    A suit and tie unless the circumstances call for it (being slightly overdressed is one thing but it's just playing dress-up for some on here): Just go back and read about Reevolving's trip to the sports bar or the beach (remember to pack that tie, folks!) to realise why appropriateness is important.

    A Celtic FC shirt: This shouldn't need explaining
     
  2. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    hendrix
    "You are such an awful poster."

    And you're such an awful person. What's worse?
     
  3. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Do mares wear tampons?
     
  4. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    It is fair, but I see them about town far too often.


    Surely a sign of the coming apocalypse.
     
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  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Not after a certain age.
     
  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love me some chunky brogues. On the other hand, there's very little Lobb makes these days I'd consider wearing. Same with G&G's Deco line.
     
  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    :slayer: :slayer: :slayer:
     
  8. joeman

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    crocs are ugly.
     
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  10. Ianiceman

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    I'm gonna have to stop posting when you're around HF, too close for comfort!

    That reminds me of an episode of Cheers when Frazier had to hypnotize Woody for some reason:

    Cliff: that took a long time Doc, I imagine it's very difficult to get through to someone like Woody?
    Frazier: Oh no it was easy, he was very open to suggestion and I found what I needed instantly.
    Cliff: then what were you doing for the rest of all that time?
    Frazier: Oh, just browsing Cliff, just browsing ...

    :D
     
  11. RJE

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    I see the list, but all I hear is the Forces of Anarchy speech from Reginal Perrin:


    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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  12. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    hail Jimmy! ..."Namby pamby probation Officers... keg bitter..."

    and C.J.-

    I didn't get where I am today wearing flip flops in public

    David Nobbs genius.
     
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  13. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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  14. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    wear....
     
  15. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    you don't wear hermes, it wears you.
     
  16. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    fair point.
     
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  17. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    pocket squares
    bowties with non-black tie
    hats
    fur

    rolled up sleeves
    to explain, I had a coworker that rolled up his sleeves every day without fail for two years. To above his elbows. I thought he looked like a complete idiot.
    I will roll up a bit while driving or if I need to do physical work
    but I dislike when people roll up their sleeves as the norm
     
  18. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    Where do you live? If it's 100 degrees outside then I'm rolling these bad boys up unless I need to be more formal.

    One thing that I would never wear are contrast collar shirts. It just screams douche. Also, anything in paisley.
     
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  19. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    I forgot:
    pleats
    creased cotton/chinos, or even worse, creased jeans
     
  20. Geezer

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    If we aggregated all the "do not wears" I suspect we'd end up concluding that we should only ever wear dark 2-button SB suits with white shirts and balmoral shoes. Apparenty without wristwatches (Las - really?)

    Are wristwatches, pink shirts, or black brogues really that evil? (Full disclosure: I am wearing a Cartier Tank on a black croc strap today; wore a light pink shirt on Monday and wore a weather-beaten pair of 20-year old black EG full brogues yesterday because it was raining and the cracked leather is by now held together primarily by a mix of Renovateur and shoe cream and they will die soon so I don't mind them getting soaked. If England get to the Euro 2012 finals, I'll dig out my England shirt and go to the pub with my mates to watch it. And I was briefly in a very hot and mildly dangerous third world country recently and my well-worn Royal Robbins "cargo pants" were both useful and appropriate, thank you very much.)

    You should not wear:

    - most "designer" shit;
    - cheap ugly shit;
    - shit that does not fit;
    - shit that does not fit (repeated for emphasis).

    And that's about it. Personally, I would rather staple my ballsack to a piece of wood than wear boat shoes except when saliling a yacht, any form of "interesting" t-shirt, most American shoes, bow ties (except with black/white tie), cravats, or a gimp mask in public. But anything else, done well, ought to find favour here.
     

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