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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post
    I've tried that. As a watch guy, that doesn't work for me. IMO a Sub looks better with a suit than a Timex Marlin, etc.
    Truth. I occasionally wear my Speedy on black gator as a stand-in for a dress watch, but still searching for the right dress watch. It might make me a brand/quality whore, but I got rid of most of my cheaper watches (including the closest I had to a dress watch, an Orient Bambino) as I found I just wouldn't gravitate toward them at all after getting some nicer pieces. YMMV and more power to you if you can do it.

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    This is a funny conversation.

    For me, it mostly comes down to things that don't work on me, rather than things I hate. Shawl collared sweaters? Love the look...not on me. They age me 20 years, and I'm 47 now, so not good. Doesn't matter how many muscles I have if I'm instantly that much older.

    Someone mentioned tieless in suits earlier as a dislike...I was very reluctant to try that look, as I'd always gone with a tie, and there's something unfinished about the look to me. But what do you know, it looks amazing on me, and I don't make many things look that way. It works with my number of years, I guess.

    One I love, looks terrible. The other I don't, looks great. Point being that differences are sometimes okay, even amongst our crowd of try hards.

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    Hats.

    Top hats, fedoras, panama hats, homburgs, bowlers, triblys, flat caps. It's a clear sign of someone trying to hard and most of the time look costume-y. No amount of hashtag-menswear resurgence will bring these hats back. Just stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    Wearing multiple bold patterns. Over-accessoring with menswear-y novelties (lapel flowers, goofy socks, colored shoelaces, shoes in nonstandard colors, waistcoats, etc) without having first mastered the basics of fit and outfit cohesion.
    I see a lot of this on football broadcasts the last few years. They fall into about three camps:

    1. The obligatory CBS navy blazer (aka, I'm just wearing this so I don't get fired), and sneakers off camera.

    2. The well put together. Sometimes there's some ex-nfl types that make huge canvases for patterns that may work on them but not on a normal human if the cut of the suit is right. They frequently wear some pretty amazing stuff. Trouble is that it can intersect with #3.

    3. Tries too hard. Often Kirk Herbstreit falls into this category. Too many pastels, patterns, and accessories. Big, muscular dude wearing all that? No. Just put on a nice fitting suit, keep the pattern to the shirt only, and everybody will still notice how pretty you are while being able to take you seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post
    I've tried that. As a watch guy, that doesn't work for me. IMO a Sub looks better with a suit than a Timex Marlin, etc.
    I am a watch guy too, but I would be perfectly happy with a seiko Cocktail Time if I didn’t already have a Nomos Orion. It’s not cheap, not expensive (if you can afford a Sub) and still worthy of watch guy praise IMHO. I might pick one up after the “year of no spending”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornsup84 View Post
    Truth. I occasionally wear my Speedy on black gator as a stand-in for a dress watch, but still searching for the right dress watch. It might make me a brand/quality whore, but I got rid of most of my cheaper watches (including the closest I had to a dress watch, an Orient Bambino) as I found I just wouldn't gravitate toward them at all after getting some nicer pieces. YMMV and more power to you if you can do it.
    Same. I recently ordered a Timex Todd Snyder military watch for under $100 as a beater but otherwise got rid of all my cheaper watches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loafer28 View Post
    I am a watch guy too, but I would be perfectly happy with a seiko Cocktail Time if I didn’t already have a Nomos Orion. It’s not cheap, not expensive (if you can afford a Sub) and still worthy of watch guy praise IMHO. I might pick one up after the “year of no spending”.
    I've owned a Cocktail time before. The dimensions on the case are too big and it's a bit flashy IMO to be a true dress watch. At this point I'm holding off until I can afford a JLC Reverso in a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronrob View Post
    Point being that differences are sometimes okay, even amongst our crowd of try hards.
    I admittedly comb these types of messages looking for ideas out of what people differ in opinion on. The tieless suit look, for example. Wearing a tie loose or otherwise "incorrectly" is another. The contrast of a poplin dress shirt with a rough-weave sports jacket is another one I tried once I saw some people really didn't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco View Post
    Buttoned top button without a tie. My blood pressure rises slightly whenever those stupid Verizon commercials with Thomas Middleditch come on.
    Co-signed.

    Also, I don’t mind the suit/blazer with no tie look, but if you’re going to do it, I better not see your undershirt.
    Last edited by MIS997; January 16th, 2018 at 09:59 PM.

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    I suppose some looks depend on age. I'm at the point where the only time I wear shorts is for running, working out, or swimming. Long cargo shorts are just bad on everyone, but they seem to be dying a slow death. And 5" inseam shorts are fine if you're not that tall (especially for running).

    Other looks I just can't countenance:
    -suit/sport jacket with a t-shirt. Come on, that's just lazy. How hard is it to find a collared shirt.
    -nautical style clothing if you're not near the coast (I live in Colorado and see this a lot)
    -which leads me to boat shoes w/o socks (or just in general) -- if you're not on the dock or on deck wtf?
    -a suit w/o socks. No one wants to see your hairy ankles. I don't care how hot it is -- get some socks, man.
    -if you tailor your sweatpants . . . I can't even finish that statement
    -haven't we been over long beards for quite some time?

    I know i'm going to get a lot of shit for this last one, but I just don't get white leather sneakers. That just screams 80-year old beachcomber. Jack Purcells, etc. What is that all about? Not athletic, no style, and generally look like orthopedic shoes. But as I said, perhaps that's best for the over 60 crowd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kongmw View Post
    Hats.
    I have a flat cap made of waxed cotton that I only wear when it's precipitating. None of my coats have a hood, and I don't really like carrying an umbrella around, so I find it pretty useful. It always comes off inside, and I don't generally wear it in fair weather.

    That said, my girlfriend would probably agree with you - she says it makes me look like an old man. It's not bad enough that she won't be seen with me, but she doesn't like it.

    As for me, I really don't like slip on shoes. I especially think boat shoes and bit loafers look atrocious, and I don't understand why people wear them.
    Last edited by christophe; January 17th, 2018 at 01:52 AM. Reason: Forgot quote

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