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  • LesserBlackDog
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    I'm not crazy about bright yellow shoes (unless maybe it's a sneaker) but I really like the idea of brightly-colored chinos. When Bonobos had their huge 50% coupon thing, or whatever it was, the one thing I looked for was a pair of brightly-colored chinos (red or mint green). Alas they didn't have anything in my size. LEC ran out of their faded red chinos in my size before I could snatch those up, too. For now I've settled for ordering the merlot cords, but it's just not the same....


    This spring/summer I really want to finally buy a pair of "critter" shorts. You know, the shorts with little creatures embroidered all over them. Critter pants seem a little over the top but I think shorts would be awesome. I've got my eye on this just-released style from J.Crew Factory... I think I'll pick them up whenever a good discount pops up.


    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_factory_ca...~~~~/92063.jsp

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  • OnlyShawn
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    HAHAHAHA...I also own (and love) these: http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8...rgt4o1_500.jpg, as well as a pair of mint green club Monaco chinos, which need tailoring, but should be in the mix come spring.


    @Cannon; the right blazer can be worn w/o much problem here in Florida; gotta be leaning toward linen--I have and wear several.


    @jackie: those crosby's are knockoffs of Alden Indy boots, which I've never liked either, though they're sartorial blog pr0n.

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  • Kittiwake30
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    Agreed with the monkstraps, but it's probably more about my own personal high water mark for style than anything aesthetic. Same goes for some other celebrated things, like wildly colored chinos or shoes - just don't have the cajones for banana yellow shoes. Flower lapels (thought not featured here) are a forgettable and regrettable trend. And whisky and scotch (I'm a gin drinker.)


    I found the much celebrated GAP herringbone blazer to be itchy. Looks great, but I dread putting it on.


    In all, to each their own.

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  • Cannon
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    Wingtips. I can admit I am boring and traditional in many ways though, so I can understand if I am in the minority. I don't do special looking socks or ties that go too far from plain and knit inoffensive colors.


    I could almost say blazers as it seems to be completely unheard of as part of casual wear here in South Florida, but I personally think it looks nice so I would adapt if I moved.

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  • Tat
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    @Acousticfoodie what are those triple monks?

    Do you have a link?

    I love em!

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  • Acousticfoodie
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    I can't really get into toggle coats.

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  • jackieadkins3
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    The Lands End Crosby Moc Toe boot. I actually ordered them and returned them. The leather felt cheap and the width of it just looked goofy on my feet. I know Joe loves them (and they keep getting cheaper and cheaper), but I didn't like them one bit. I did buy the Sebago Wingtips he recommended and am loving them, though.

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  • OnlyShawn
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    jose; I concur. While I love the look of them, perhaps it's just a geographic thing: I'm in florida. when would I want a dress boot? Waterproof boot; sure. Beater boot; absolutely (I fish, and walk in mud on construction sites)...is it just because it doesn't get cold enough here, often enough, that I'd want something more substantial, but still want it looking dressy? When are other people opting for the dress boot that I'm not, and putting on my (oh-you-are-all-so-mistaken-these-things-are-awesome) double monks instead...or mali boots...or penny loafers...or supergas?

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  • jose_jackson
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    I don't hate wingtip boots, but I don't understand the obsession with them either.

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  • LosRockets
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    Not big on shawl collars or monkstraps either and I could never really see myself wearing either without feeling feminine or (as my best friend says) looking like a pilgrim (the monkstraps). Never knew that wingtips (boots or otherwise) weren't the norm! As a south asian w/ a tan-ish complexion, a lot of the things just seem out of place on me or "trying too hard."

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    I'm also not such a fan of monk straps. Maybe if I lived in Europe, but even for a style-conscious, "metro" guy in America, they seem a little feminine. Or maybe if I were a more macho guy to begin with... but as a slender, average height, blond-haired, young-looking guy, I try to wear things that complement my masculinity rather than play against it. That said, if I saw a pair of high quality monk straps in my size for $8 at the thrift store, I would probably buy them.


    "Hate" is a strong word, but I don't like all the watches on NATO and Zulu straps. I like the idea of slip-through nylon straps but I find them uncomfortable to wear, and they can cheapen the look of a watch if you don't pair them together well. To me they look best on a small, thin field watch. A chunky dive watch will overpower a flimsy nylon strap, while the nylon will make a nice dress watch look cheesy.


    Sometimes I get tired of features that seem to drag on for too long... like the wingtip boot search, and the Shannon Sharpe thing. But that's not exactly the same thing as an item that I loathe.

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  • Hardrain
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    Single, Double, or Triple, I just dont get it. To me, they look like they are for...Monk's.


    Although I am all about wingtips, I like my shoes pretty traditional. In the words of Nixon's staffer in "Frost/Nixon"...I believe a man's shoes should have laces.

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  • Acousticfoodie
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    how about triple monk strap then?




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  • jason_carreira
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    I don't feel the monkstrap love either... I mean, those Sid Mashburn look like nice shoes, but for that price I could get these:


    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1665_1_40000000001_-1


    Which I'd love much much much more

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  • jputman08
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    @OnlyShawn,


    Still nothin'. Double or single...I'd probably be divorced if I bought $595 shoes. HA! Those Sid's are a serious style statement. More power to you if you can rock em.

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