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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    Navy socks, or no socks here.
     
  2. in stitches

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    i lol'ed.

    i saw 22 new posts knew something interesting must be a foot.

    foo - aside from the fact i do not think your analogy is necessarily on point, i dont see any reason not to wear a light blue shirt with a blue jacket. i even recall you complemeting such a fit in the past. iirc it had a blue tie as well. maybe 1 fit from vox and another from someone else. either way, same color socks and pants can be fine.

    that is all. :)
     
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    Holy Crap, I leave my computer for a few hours and my socks have started a race war!!!
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would you wear a light blue jacket with a light blue shirt? A light blue shirt and navy jacket work because of the contrast in brightness.

    Usually suits and trousers are relatively dark. So, unless you want to wear lighter colored socks, you are left with the option of changing the color. Of course, if you happen to be wearing lighter colored trousers, you can wear socks that are a similar color but much darker. I wear navy socks with my light blue summer suits.
     
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  5. mafoofan

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    What? Really? The distance between sock and tie is much greater, so any matching color would be better distributed. Also, there tends to be much greater difference in material and texture between sock and tie.
     
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  7. mafoofan

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    It's easy. Burgundy or brown socks with navy trousers. Navy or burgundy with charcoal trousers. Any of the above with lighter grey or blue trousers. Never brown with black shoes. No grey socks ever.
     
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    I'm surprised Foo doesn't like socks matching trousers. It would seem like something he would like.

    I generally wear charcoal trousers and generally pair them with navy socks.
     
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  10. mafoofan

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    I've been vocally and violently vomiting on them for years.
     
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    thats really none of your business. no need to get so personal here. :)


    :D

    when can we talk about underwear color-matching?
     
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    I have a very good friend who is, by all accounts - first, second and third person - a top tier casual vomiter. It really is a spectacle to behold.
     
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  13. acridsheep

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    The ability to vomit at will is a useful skill in the business world. On par with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
     
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    Also, they say size doesn't matter. They are wrong.
     
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    For me, it's a question of the sort of person involved.

    Tie - PS matching is an everyman faux pas. Sock - tie matching is a special kind of precious.

    Like I said, I'd go sockless before doing either.
     
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    Yea. I'm on the fringe with my sockbeliefs.

    My sock game begins and ends with navy pindot.

    But I think this is one area that distinctly rewards a lack of imagination.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Love it.
    I have two I think are good, for suits at least: 1) Socks are the what t should least be noticed. 2) Socks that match pants elongate the line.

    These two things only apply for suits imo. That's the only time I match socks w/ pants at least.
     
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    And so the fish is hooked...
     
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    I've never understood this.

    Unless you're full on #menswear (in which case, you have bigger problems), no one can see your socks unless the mythical line is already broker up by your leg being bent, because you're sitting down.
     

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