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What sartorial faux pas do you commit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by odoreater, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I brazenly wear brown shoes to formal business meetings and formal dinners.

    I have to love how GQ now recommends to wear brown shoes all the time.
     


  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Flusser himself gives the brown-suede-shoes-in-summer look his endorsement.

    A dubious distinction.
     


  3. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    A dubious distinction.
    Not a fan of Mr. Flusser, eh? Say what you will about the man--and beyond the glibness of your reply, you've said nothing--but Flusser's writing about sartorial matters has had a sizeable and positive influence on the way many men dress. He is, by virtually any objective measure, a leading authority on men's style.
     


  4. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Suede shoes in summer, brown in town,

    http://www.cityslickershoes.com/askdrfashion.htm

     


  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    If I wear something, it ceases to be a faux pas
     


  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Not a fan of Mr. Flusser, eh?

    Do I worship him? No. Do I quote him as scripture? No. But then I've never even read him. Though, I have met and conversed with him on several occasions(when he was at SFA) for what would amount to a couple of hours of total chat time. I found him to be an interesting fellow whose knowledge of the menswear business and sartorial history was as good as anyone that I've met. Until I found these MB's(SF,AAAC), I had no idea that he was held up as a deity and I've always had an uncontrollable urge to tweak the divine.
     


  7. demo5

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    Black loafers, often suede, often Tods driving mocs, with my suits (every day).
     


  8. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    -Cuff buttons (jackets and shirts) often open
    -Black suit
    -Jeans/sportcoat, repeatedly
    "Informal" boots (e.g. Tod's desert boots, Alden 405's) with suits
    -Bit loafers or driving mocs with suits
    -Sneakers with suits (less often than sneakers with jeans/sportcoat, though)
    -Captoe derbies or even oxfords with jeans
    -Jeans/French cuffs, sometimes with a sportcoat, sometimes with cufflinks, sometimes untucked
    -Brown shoes at any hour, including suede (as to the latter, I suppose one can't be breaking a rule if one is unaware that it is a rule)
    -Linen when temperature warrants, regardless of the calendar date
     


  9. Morris

    Morris Senior member

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    - Freelancing socks with casual trousers
    - Suede shoes (tobacco) in the summer
    - Pattern mixing (up to four)
    - Wool ties in the city
     


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    thinman Senior member

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    Odd jackets with jeans. Dress shoes, including oxfords, with jeans. Monkstraps with suits. Suede shoes whenever I feel like it. Brown shoes whenever I feel the urge (almost always). Rubber soled Rockports when it rains (but only with casual clothing).
     


  11. gza

    gza Senior member

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    http://www.cityslickershoes.com/askdrfashion.htm

    Another question from that site:

    "Q. I want to wear mustard-colored shoes with my olive suit. What color socks should I wear?"

    I must admit I've yet to do the olive suit-mustard shoe combo, but I do regularly commit various other faux pas, including:

    brown shoes at night
    white anytime of year
    sneakers with dress trousers
    jeans and odd jackets
    untucked shirts with odd jackets
    odd jacket and trousers of similar colors (e.g. light brown with dark brown)
     


  12. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Argyle socks with jeans or a suit. Dickies pants. [​IMG] Those are the only ones I can think of, though I'm sure other people would spot more.
     


  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brown suits whenever, save very serious occasions; boots with suits; brown shoes at night; hacking jackets in town

    I don't really get the notion that pattern mixing is against the rules.
     


  14. odoreater

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    I'm also guilty of wearing brown shoes at night and monk straps with suits (even bicycle toe monkstraps). One time at a night-time event (a Christening dinner) my gf remarked to me how everyone was wearing really clunky square-toed rubber soled Kenny Cole shoes and I was the only-one wearing classic leather-soled shoes. I replied to her, "yeah, but I'm the one that's commiting a faux pas by wearing brown shoes at night, while they are wearing black." She replied, "Hah!" to which I replied, "then again, I'm the only one that knows that."
     


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    I wear sneakers and baseball caps a lot 'cause I like them. That's my biggest faux pas.
     


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