What sartorial faux pas do you commit?

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  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    So, I know that you guys don't always dress according to the "rules" and sometimes do strange and interesting things with your dress that bend or break the rules - things that might be considered a faux pas. So what sartorial faux pas do you commit?

    I'll start - when I'm dressed casually - and especially when wearing jeans or cords - I often wear dress shoes with black ankle socks.

    Whew - that felt good. Okay, now you go.
     


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    If Jeans and Oddjackets are a crime, I'm guilty as charged, a repeat offender and will continue to do so.
     


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    I wear square-toe Eccos when it rains (really, really ugly ones).

    I also regularly rotate a square-toe pair of black Bally bluchers that won't die... ditto goes for a pair of square toe, black monkstraps from Moreschi. Both are of sufficiently good quality that it makes tossing them a difficult proposition--yet, I have ample replacements for both!

    JUSTIFICATION: As a perpetual student, I still firmly believe in the philosophy of economy
     


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    I wear French cuffs with jeans, untucked.
     


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    Cashmere ties, year-round. Love 'em, and I feel the season should be no barrier to wearing them.
     


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    Suede shoes in summer, brown in town, mix four patterns, socks don't match trousers, mix metals, light shoes with dark suits. Among others.
     


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    I wear French cuffs with jeans, untucked.
    With cufflinks?
     


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    I have 2 black suits I wear in my normal rotation for business.

    I also quite often wear navy socks with cordovan shoes and grey slacks or a grey suit.

    Perry
     


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    Brown shoes whenever I feel like it. Day or night.
     


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    Brown Ankle boots at night. I'm a sinner.
     


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    Suede shoes in summer...

    Oh please. How on God's green little acre can that be considered a faux pas, except by the sartorial troglodytes of the world? Flusser himself gives the brown-suede-shoes-in-summer look his endorsement.
     


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    Oh please. How on God's green little acre can that be considered a faux pas, except by the sartorial troglodytes of the world? Flusser himself gives the brown-suede-shoes-in-summer look his endorsement.
    Well, it is, or was, a "rule" for a long time. I think the trads still adhere to it.
     


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    With cufflinks?
    Usually silk knots.
     


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    Well, it is, or was, a "rule" for a long time. I think the trads still adhere to it.

    Like I said, the sartorial troglodytes. [​IMG]

    Just kidding, trads. Bring down not upon me your tradly wrath.
     


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