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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #945 on: April 02, 2015, 03:15:43 PM »
A basic rule of thumb for ladies' trousers is the hem coming down to the seam where the heel meets the body of the shoe. Men's shoes generally have a lot less heel, so they may get away with going for 1-1.5cm shorter, to make sure they don't tread on the hem.

Between a little bit too long and a little bit too short, I'd plumb for the latter, for practical reasons.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #947 on: April 02, 2015, 06:14:39 PM »
ladies' trousers

Pfft. Anathema.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #948 on: April 02, 2015, 09:21:45 PM »
Honestly?


I don't want to walk over them, but besides that I'm not too too picky.

though longer allows you to wear not good socks with them and not be caught


I also like brown shoes as well.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #949 on: April 03, 2015, 05:10:29 AM »
Honestly?


I don't want to walk over them, but besides that I'm not too too picky.

though longer allows you to wear not good socks with them and not be caught


I also like brown shoes as well.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #950 on: April 03, 2015, 07:22:01 AM »
Socks are important. I enjoy a colorful pair of dress socks.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #952 on: April 03, 2015, 06:06:59 PM »
Nice, especially the white jacket-black trousers combination. What's that neckcloth called?
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Re: The Menswear Thread
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #954 on: April 03, 2015, 06:47:17 PM »
Nice, especially the white jacket-black trousers combination. What's that neckcloth called?

I like what he's trying for but the execution is sloppy.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #955 on: April 03, 2015, 06:53:15 PM »
Nice, especially the white jacket-black trousers combination. What's that neckcloth called?

I like what he's trying for but the execution is sloppy.

There's no excuse for not wearing dressage tailcoats when on horseback.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #956 on: April 17, 2015, 03:01:51 PM »
I need a blazer or a sports jacket. Something not too casual.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #957 on: April 17, 2015, 03:04:22 PM »
I need a blazer or a sports jacket. Something not too casual.

You should check out a flea market. They usually have lots of cheap, high quality vintage sport coats.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #958 on: April 17, 2015, 04:23:45 PM »
I need a blazer or a sports jacket. Something not too casual.

You should check out a flea market. They usually have lots of cheap, high quality vintage sport coats.

Not around here. Not my size at least. They are usually too large for me and consisting mostly of poly-something.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #959 on: April 17, 2015, 04:32:03 PM »
Not around here. Not my size at least. They are usually too large for me

Ah, that sucks.

poly-something.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #960 on: April 18, 2015, 08:08:38 AM »


Yea or nay?
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #961 on: April 18, 2015, 12:17:09 PM »
Grey or blue patterns are less casual IMO. But I am gradually becoming re-disgusted by too much fussing about these things. Provided you're not sized out so bad you look like the Tramp, whatever is fine.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #962 on: April 20, 2015, 06:17:10 AM »


Yea or nay?

Very nice. Tweed is neat. Especially for the countryside.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #963 on: April 20, 2015, 08:11:24 AM »


Yea or nay?

Very nice. Tweed is neat. Especially for the countryside.

Or the academy.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #964 on: April 20, 2015, 12:27:17 PM »


Yea or nay?

Very nice. Tweed is neat. Especially for the countryside.

Or the academy.

True that. Although tweed is more associated with the humanities faculty. Business and law faculties have suits, while the natural science and computer science faculties have t-shirts.

The pink sweater in the picture is a bit bold and extravagant (which can be fun!). I'd rather wear a brown-greenish sweater with that tweed jacket, though.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #965 on: April 20, 2015, 01:13:28 PM »
By "t-shirt" do you mean the casual kind, or short-sleeved dress shirts? The latter were standard e.g. in NASA in the 1960s.

Do you remember when Obama met this irritating young NASA scientist a couple years back with a stylishly ugly hairdo and remarked that NASA "seems a lot cooler now" (as opposed to the 1960s when they were all unstylish dorks who had nothing better to do than land men on the Moon)? Of course, this was before that other scientist with the "rockabilly" t-shirt who got into big trouble with the feminists. It's cool to buck the system, but only within acceptable limits that the system enforces.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #966 on: April 25, 2015, 09:02:57 PM »
By "t-shirt" do you mean the casual kind, or short-sleeved dress shirts? The latter were standard e.g. in NASA in the 1960s.

The former.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #967 on: Yesterday at 08:09:07 PM »
Admission: I love kilts.

They seem to be one of those things that you either love or hate, and I just love 'em. A lot of people who love them like them due to the comfort factor, but that was never a big selling point for me since I just don't wear pants that I find uncomfortable. Skinny jeans? Absolutely not; I hate anything clinging tightly to my legs like that, so I don't wear them. The guys who talk about how "liberating" kilts are, I have to wonder why they spent so much their lives choosing the wrong pants.

Anyway, I'm very much a non-traditionalist when it comes to wearing the kilt. I don't think you need to go all-out authentic Highland getup every time you step out in a kilt. Just wear it like you would any other pair of pants. There are a few exceptions, though. I tend to wear hoodies when it's cold out, and I can't pull off a hoodie with a kilt without it looking a bit like a girl's school uniform. I don't have any sort of formal getup to go with a kilt, but you can get all kinds of fancy with it.

Accessories are a big part of kilt wearing, too. Some people are sticklers, like you *have* to wear flashes or a particular kind of shoe. I think that sporrans (the purse thing) are pretty much necessary unless you have a fancy kilt with pockets. I also think that they look weird without some sort of belt, but that's a personal opinion; the belt is pretty much only cosmetic since kilts are held on with straps. Those are the only two "must haves" in my mind.

The best kilt accessory I've found?

Longbow.

It just goes so well...

I can't believe that I never saw this, or responded to it.

Kilts are about the best garment in the world. As to wearing pants that are uncomfortable, I haven't been able to find a pair of pants that are truly comforting and not constricting in some way, which is just one reason I love wearing a kilt so much.

I personally prefer wearing the great kilt over the little kilt, though both are still great. I'm also not a stickler on having to wear ghillie brogues, or flashes (unless I'm dressing up). I actually wore my kilt to this year's Pascha service.

Also, I have worn my little kilt in three deserts, but the great kilt in one. They are great at keeping you cool, and all of the extra material on the great kilt is great for keeping the sun off of you.
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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #968 on: Yesterday at 09:14:21 PM »
Where would one go about purchasing a kilt?

Also, especially if a reputable place be online, how would one properly measure for a kilt.

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Re: The Menswear Thread
« Reply #969 on: Yesterday at 09:18:46 PM »
Where would one go about purchasing a kilt?
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