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    I got this idea after seeing the monkstrap thread (and after my last impulsive purchase). How about a thread where people can ask how they could wear a certain article of clothing?


    Got new walnut Allen Edmonds but not sure how to pair them? Bought a colored cotton tie but don't know how to match it? Not sure how you should wear those go-to-hell pants without making everybody's eyes bleed? This is the place for you!


    I'll start with my question. I lately bought a very red cotton cable knit crew neck sweater. I wanted it in navy or white, but the only one left in my size was in red. I wasn't sure, but it was 20 bucks and did fit quite well. However, I don't know how to wear it without looking too...Christmas-y. Ideas?


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    Personally, I love the combo of red and navy. You could pair it with navy chinos, sportcoat or even a suit (though it would probably have to be flannel or something non-shiny).

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      #3


      can you layer it over a button-up? i'd try layering it with a navy chambray or blue oxford shirt. finish off with a pair of chinos, maybe chestnut in color, and either suede bucks if the ensemble is light enough or brown/tan oxfords/desert boots.

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        I don't wear much bright red, but I do wear a lot of burgundy. Burgundy is a more versatile color, imo, but for actual red I'd say white, navy, black, and maybe medium or light gray? Not sure on the last one, but I think the first three are all pretty safe.

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          How do I wear these? Jeans seem to work, but what about chinos (too hot for denim)?



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            #6


            Khaki, navy, gray chinos should all work great. Jeans also when it cools off.

            "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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              #7


              @trash -- definitely shorts, preferably bermuda in a skater plaid pattern


              Do you have them in the brown suede shown? I have the beeswax ones (which are now darker in color due to use / scuffs / bar spills), and they go with just about anything. The suede shown above is a warmer color, but I think still can go with nearly everything other than like color browns.

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                #8


                @trash I wear my dark brown suede chukkas with mid khaki, gray and navy chinos

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                  #9


                  @hornsup84 and @BJ, they're burgundy suede, they're a bit more vibrant than the picture let's on. Not too loud but definitely not a color you see everyday. I have the brown nubuck version as well but that's fairly versatile, I impulse bought the burgundy ones but have yet to wear them. I'll bust them out this weekend if it doesn't rain.

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                    #10


                    @trash Got it. I like burgundy and navy together.

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                      #11


                      I'd go with navy and khaki still, just have to watch more what colors you sport up top to make sure it goes / isn't too busy.

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                        #12


                        http://threads.dappered.com/topic/how-the-heck-do-i-wear


                        I thought it was a good idea, too. Didn't take off though.

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                          #13


                          Okay, I've got a good one. Leather jackets - like, a medium brown one. I saw one at Gap a few weeks back, and I've decided that I think I might want one, but have no idea how to fit one in with my normal wardrobe. I tend to wear, at the most casual, oxfords and sometimes polos, and generally, stick to dress shirts/ties under sweaters or sport coats. How does one take the business casual look and fit a badass looking leather jacket into it without looking awkward?

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                            #14


                            @Big_Scooter Great minds think alike!


                            @pitseleh I see leather jackets as a very casual item. To me, it looks at home with a t-shirt and jeans. I could probably wear a dress shirt with it, but I would stay clear of ties. You're wearing a leather jacket, you're too cool for ties.

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                              #15


                              See, what I'm taking from that is... don't buy a leather jacket. Fair enough! Honestly, I very, very rarely go more casual than a polo. Maybe in another life...

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