What *don't* you wear?

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

  1. Putonghua73

    Putonghua73 Senior member

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    I would add to the above:
    • Most traditional styles from English shoe makers (with the exception of C&J)
    • Monks (although I just ordered a pair of single Monks from Meermin to try the style)
    • Semi / Full brogues
    • Medallions [shoes]
    • Double-breasted suits

    From reading a lot of SF posts on shoes and seeing different styles and lasts, I'm disappointed in the recent styles of some of the English shoe makers. The Loake 1880 range in particular seems to have become more chunkier - I have the Aldwych - over styles such as the Norwich, Truro and Wells. The only shoes that I like from a style point of view (construction and quality aside) are some C&J e.g the Alden.

    Sadly, I own 4 pairs of shoes (or 6 if you count the pair of black work beaters never to see daylight again, snap with my ugly WAG / Recruitment Consultant-tan wingtip square toe monstrosities), and 3 of the 4 are black. The 2 pairs of shoes I ordered from Meermin unfortunately were only available in black. From here on in, dress shoes shall be bought in various burgundys, chestnuts, walnuts and tans - maybe other colour combinations for MTOs.
     
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  2. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    VietCong chic with crocs..:brick:
     
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    Are people actually still wearing crocs?? I thought they went out of fashion minutes after the idea was conceived.
     
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    lasbar Senior member

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    I saw some of the in town last saturday..:uhoh:
     
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    To be fair, Crocs arent bad for gardening. Can hose them off when done.
     
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  6. 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
     
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    "You are such an awful poster."

    And you're such an awful person. What's worse?
     
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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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  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Not after a certain age.
     
  11. 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.
     
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    crocs are ugly.
     
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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
     

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