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    I could have sworn I just read a quote from Drake's that recommended never using the keeper loop. I've always just done it since I like the casual vibe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintflinger View Post
    I could have sworn I just read a quote from Drake's that recommended never using the keeper loop. I've always just done it since I like the casual vibe.
    Not exactly a hard rule, but that quote goes along with Drake's having promoted a sprez look as of late. For us tall guys, the showing smaller end of a tie looks a bit goofy it it isn't similar in length to the wider end, and especially if it's near halfway up--it looks like you're wearing your boy's size tie and haven't bought a grown up one. The casual vibe also isn't appropriate for a variety of professional scenarios (including court, for example).

    I generally can get away with normal tie lengths so long as I do a four-in-hand knot as opposed to something that requires more tie length to achieve. YMMV even at similar heights since not everyone's torso-to-height ratio is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spex View Post

    Contrast button holes on shirts or jackets. Horrid.
    +1. And contrast cuffs, collars and plackets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
    I rarely wear tie bars, but they are a fix for a problem I have. I'm 6'4" with a long torso, so ties are rarely long enough to tuck into the loop in the back. I've had trouble finding tall ties of decent quality. The Tie Bar makes long ties, but I've found most of their stuff to be too low quality for me to feel comfortable with. I won't wear tie bars to court for the same reason I don't wear French cuffs or showy watches -- it gives a bad image to the jury, especially in my line of work where we defend major corporations being sued for some pretty bad things. But for times like my engagement pictures, where we were moving around a lot and I couldn't constantly fix my tie, I've pulled out the ole trusty tie bar to keep the tie in place and the slim back half from peaking out. I'll also wear it to the occasional wedding where accessories are much more welcome.
    That is a completely legitamite reason for using a tie bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spex View Post

    Maybe it's kind of "elitist" but I tend to find certain trends off-putting when they start to get adoped en-masse. The tan shoes with navy suits is one (the only thing worse is tan shoes with a charcoal suit...ok maybe tan with black is the pinacle of bad taste). Perhaps not the worst look ever, but I find that most guys are wearing the cheapest looking tan shoes ever, and the lighter the colour of shoe the most obvious it is that they are cheap.
    I think that novelty or unusualness of a trend helps its appeal. Once the novelty wears off, a trend often loses all its appeal to me. I think also that, some items work as an expression of individualism, but not even as a proper trend. Especially, style choices that potentially look affected.

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    So much hat hate! I actually ended up here via originally starting out in the Fedora Lounge..
    However, I'll say the Wal-Mart/H&M type fedoras are awful.. a properly sized beaver fur felt Stetson, etc is wonderful. I have a ~50 year old Stetson fedora that's nearly a dead ringer for "Indiana Jones" though that's not really what I intended when I bought it, and it's great in the cold (no it doesn't cover my ears, but it does retain heat on the top of my head and help with wind chill) and also great in rain etc.

    I also have a full-ish beard

    Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackguy View Post
    So much hat hate! I actually ended up here via originally starting out in the Fedora Lounge..
    However, I'll say the Wal-Mart/H&M type fedoras are awful.. a properly sized beaver fur felt Stetson, etc is wonderful. I have a ~50 year old Stetson fedora that's nearly a dead ringer for "Indiana Jones" though that's not really what I intended when I bought it, and it's great in the cold (no it doesn't cover my ears, but it does retain heat on the top of my head and help with wind chill) and also great in rain etc.

    I also have a full-ish beard

    Oh well.
    Can you recommend any good IPAs? (Sorry...had to! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryn View Post
    I think that novelty or unusualness of a trend helps its appeal. Once the novelty wears off, a trend often loses all its appeal to me. I think also that, some items work as an expression of individualism, but not even as a proper trend. Especially, style choices that potentially look affected.
    Interesting. How long does it normally take for a trend to lose its novelty for you? I'm normally aloof when it comes to such things and instead deal with a warped sense of practicality, a nostalgia for certain brands, and take styling cues from field archaeologists on a certain British television show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIS997 View Post
    Can you recommend any good IPAs? (Sorry...had to! )
    Lagunitus Maximus; Only because Maximus is my confirmation saint's name, and my younger son's name, so it's cool having a beer named after me (and it's pretty good)
    I prefer Smithwick's and Guiness though.
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    Five panel hats.

    Anything Rick Owens-inspired.

    Bicycle toe shoes.
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