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  • JasonS
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    Solid white dress shirt - Doesn't flatter my fair complexion
    Point Collars - I rarely wear a tie and I think point collars look funny flapping around. Nearly all of my shirts are button down.
    Black Dress Shoes - A necessity, but I only wear mine to funerals and job interviews. I find brown almost always looks better on me.
    Loafers - Never found a pair that didn't slip off my heels.
    Cufflinks - I really wanted a pair, but they seem too showy for occasions when I wear a suit.

    Worn on a weekly basis: Khaki chinos, blue OCBD, wool over the calf socks, cordovan wingtips, nice watch, nice sunglasses

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  • toomoody
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    I've pretty much cut out polos too. I have a couple for those really, really hot days in the summer when a button down with the sleeves rolled up would be too much, but I never wear them on the weekends. I'd much rather wear a fitted solid colored v neck than a polo, and I don't really feel its that much more casual. If I need to be dressier than a nice fitted tee shirt, I'll wear a proper button down. And no, I don't golf.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Subbing polos for tees is an easy upgrade.

    Switching to all collared shirts takes some adjusting, but in the hottest parts of the world, people only wear long sleeves. Because they keep you cool. A concept lost on some folks!

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  • Duvel
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    I can't imagine getting through the warm months without polos and t-shirts! And with climate change, our summers are getting earlier, longer, and hotter. I know it gets hot in Ohio.

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  • shad0w4life
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    Originally posted by LittleNelly View Post
    What was the reason? I honestly cannot imagine living without the tennis shirt, such an essential summer piece for me.
    I can tell you this much....HE DOESN'T GOLF!

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  • LittleNelly
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    Originally posted by printyra View Post
    i do not wear polos or t-shirts anymore.

    I used to wear polos all of the time. Now I have slimmed down my wardrobe and all I have are two Lacoste polos. That is all and I rarely wear them. Same with t-shirts. Unless it is to go work out in, I dont wear t-shirts at all.
    What was the reason? I honestly cannot imagine living without the tennis shirt, such an essential summer piece for me.

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  • Johdus
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    Gave up wearing undershirts years ago. Bulky. Slightly uncomfortable. Needless.
    Just launder my shirts after every wear.

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  • printyra
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    i do not wear polos or t-shirts anymore.

    I used to wear polos all of the time. Now I have slimmed down my wardrobe and all I have are two Lacoste polos. That is all and I rarely wear them. Same with t-shirts. Unless it is to go work out in, I dont wear t-shirts at all.

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  • yoyorobbo
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    Originally posted by somaticmarker1 View Post
    4. Cardigans - I own 1, but never wear it. Just don't like the look on me.
    Same here. Something with that bottom button undone seems to do weird things to my waistline. Or is it my waistline doing weird things to the cardigan? Hmmmmnn...

    I've dug wearing them in the past; like maybe back in college (late '80s/early '90s), but I currently own one, from BR, and I think I've worn it once. Around the house. Thank God it was in the clearance section.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    I don't check the time on my phone. The world revolves around me. =P

    Don't judge! It only hurts you!

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    Originally posted by nicholascrawford View Post
    And watches. I think avoiding that category is saving me a lot of money while not costing me any style points.
    I judge guys who don't wear a watch. I double-judge guys who don't wear a watch and check the time on their cellphone. Just sayin'.

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  • bjmcgeever
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    Originally posted by bruschetta View Post
    I don't understand the point of OCBDs. If I dress casually, a classic collar with no tie will always look better. If I dress for work, a classic or spread collar with a tie will look better.
    I love my OCBDs. For me, it has less to do about the collar and more about the fabric. The softness and matte look lend it to a more casual outfit. I would feel uncomfortable wearing a poplin/twill dress shirt with a classic collar with jeans or chinos sans-blazer on the weekend or out on the town. It would just feel off. However I feel great wearing an OCBD and jeans/chinos without a blazer.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Underwear, obviously.

    And watches. I think avoiding that category is saving me a lot of money while not costing me any style points.

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  • McG
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    Black shoes. I'm lukewarm on the ones that I have (they're a bit square-toed), but I can't justify spending the money on nicer black shoes because I rarely see any reason to wear them.

    OCBDs are awesome. That is all.

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  • Morgan Liu
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    Desert boots. I only wear them once every two months to delude myself that the purchase was justified.

    People say they go with everything, but you can't really dress them up. And when I'm dressed down I'd rather wear suede wingtips or canvas sneakers.

    I basically bought them at some point because of the chorus of blogs saying they are a staple.

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