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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, here's the thing: I don't think unmatching socks are unboring. They are just good aesthetic sense. No one will ever be shocked by solid maroon, brown, or navy blue socks under your grey flannel trousers. And they don't "compete" with complex shoe finishes any more than socks that match your trousers.

    On the other hand, socks matched to trousers grab attention for all the worst reasons. They're fastidious, neurotic, unimaginative, and geeky. The man who matches his socks to his trousers is either too boring to waste time with or repressing too much violent rage at an overbearing mother to be safe around. In either case, he probably thinks Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men are funny. He definitely keeps a calculator with him to figure out tips. He's that guy who holds up the line at the supermarket because he pays with personal checks. He's an asshole and a bore.

    Don't be that guy.
     
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  2. rob

    rob Senior member

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    You're exhausting.
     
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  3. bourbonbasted

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    Sig worthy.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've always gone navy with gray suits and black or dark brown with navy suits. Now I'm thinking of branching out to maroon and maybe a few dark greens. Never though anything was ever wrong with it; just didn't like how it looked.
     
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  5. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I actually think the guy not to be is the one who extrapolates about a person's television, grocery and restaurant habits based on their approach to sock matching.
     
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  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No one should care too much about socks. Just don't screw things up with something stupid.
     
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  7. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I missed the last 10 pages, can someone please recap/cliff notes for me, thanks.
     
  8. in stitches

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    :) kisses


    or this


    or also this.

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    why has no one commented on my excellent and supremely tasteful fit today?
     
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  9. in stitches

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    foo think thats socks may never be the same color as trousers. some agree others disagree. there have been some lulz and tears. thats about it.
     
  10. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    tears???? were they delishuz :drool: when does T4 arrive for the harvesting :bounce2:
     
  11. Spats

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    Looking good. On the other hand, you might be near the apex of the Y axis on the SF Noob Lifecycle. Don't aquire one iota more of sartorial knowledge; quit while you're ahead. :)
     
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  12. in stitches

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    they were
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    i sincerely
    hoap he
    will be along
    presently
    =')


    thanks, and lol, i will be mindful of that.
     
  13. AMProf

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    There is a fireman in your driveway
     
  14. goodlensboy

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    This.

    In all seriousness most people shouting here do not deserve the guidance and thoughts from this real gentleman
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :puzzled:
     
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    Each to his own. But my success is the result of approaching every situation knowing there is a good solution waiting to happen. To date, there always has been.
     
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    When did Foo's mom join StyFo?
     
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  19. unbelragazzo

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    I got some teal socks recently on a flyer and have actually found them surprisingly versatile.
     
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    You're in the right profession.
     

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