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What sartorial faux pas do you commit?

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

  1. Roy Biggins

    Roy Biggins Senior member

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    -White anytime of the year
    -Brown shoes at night
    -I only wear knit ties (I really only wear ties under sweaters)
    -Boat shoes, and I have never even been on a boat.

    Probably a lot more that I cannot think of right now...

    I pretty much dress according to the weather, no matter what time of the year it is. I believe that breaking the rules, with the right person, can lead to really interesting results (especially mixing patterns!). But, in order for someone to break the rules and still look good, they must actually know the rules to begin with.
     


  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Just about everthing mentioned in the previous posts I guess--except I don't wear short-sleeve shirts, don't untuck my shirt, don't wear shorts outside, don't wear exercise clothes except to walk the Dobie, don't wear hats (just hoodies and/or [cashmere]baseball caps), .....
    http://whatareyouwearingtoday.blogspot.com/
     


  3. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Weird thing, and I would not do this with any of my other suits for business, but for some strange reason I have always liked the look of a white, button-down collar shirt with a three-piece suit. Somehow the collar being locked down dovetailing into the vest always looks so "neat" to me.

    OK...go ahead and shoot me...
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I never match my socks with my pants.
     


  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    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.

    I'm wondering, is this a Trad-ish look or more a Thom Browne look?
     


  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I never match my socks with my pants.

    I'm sure it feels good to get that off your chest.[​IMG]
     


  7. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    I have been guilty of this occasionally, however, I don't necessarily consider socks to be an extension of one's trousers.
     


  8. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I'm wondering, is this a Trad-ish look or more a Thom Browne look?

    I don't think it's really either one. I didn't really get this look from anywhere, just kind of came up with it on my own. Most of the time nobody even sees it unless I'm sitting down and I have one of my legs crossed over the other - then it just gives me a cool casual look.
     


  9. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I'll break any sartorial rule just to get a rise out of the traditionalists/conservatives.
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I'm sure it feels good to get that off your chest.[​IMG]
    I feel like a Mafia Don after confession.[​IMG]
     


  11. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I can be seen picking flowers or sitting on a chair for a few minutes on Sundays, on the quiet street side of the house, still wearing my nightgown and/or bathrobe.
     


  12. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I can be seen picking flowers or sitting on a chair for a few minutes on Sundays, on the quiet street side of the house, still wearing my nightgown and/or bathrobe.


    Like Ive always maintained, French girls rock.
     


  13. blackjack

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    Once in a while, I'll wear black pennyloafers (Bass Weejuns) with my suits to work. It's kind of high school-ish, I know -- but so damned comfy.
     


  14. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    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.

    Just out of curiosity, then: on what basis do you come to regard his sartorial aphorisms as dubious?
     


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    I can be seen picking flowers on Sundays, on the quiet street side of the house.

    [​IMG]
     


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