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    Common style move that just doesn't work for you?

    I just cannot wear a tailored sportcoat with anything but a long sleeve collared shirt. I have tried polo shirts, t shirts, henleys, etc. Just doesn't feel right - especially short sleeves - I gotta have a collar and cuffs.

    What common style moves are not your bag? No-sock loafers? Bowties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motosacto View Post
    I just cannot wear a tailored sportcoat with anything but a long sleeve collared shirt. I have tried polo shirts, t shirts, henleys, etc. Just doesn't feel right - especially short sleeves - I gotta have a collar and cuffs.
    I hate the look and don't think anyone pulls it off, but that's just me.

    Skinny jeans. I'm not built for them. I have an athletic build and run a lot, so my legs are too big for skinny jeans in any waist size even close to what I typically wear. Doesn't bother me, though, since I find skinny jeans look very effeminate (I know, I know, tell me I'm wrong, but that's my opinion).

    Dress shoes with jeans. I'm fine with boots, chukkas, loafers, etc., but I can't pull off low top derbies or oxfords. I see people wearing AE strands and shoes like that with jeans, but it doesn't work for me.

    Tennis shoes. I don't know that anyone thinks running shoes look good with regular attire (the dad look, where they don't care that it looks goofy), but I can't pull off tennis shoes at all. The only time you'll see me in anything like that is when I'm heading to the gym in my gym clothes.

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    A couple:

    - a waistcoat
    - boat shoes
    - skinny jeans (ironically, my legs are too skinny)
    - sockless with any dress or tennis shoe

    I'm sure there are more but these are what I could think of initially....

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    I have small-ish feet and fairly meaty calves with lots of blond leg hair that doesn't really show very well from a distance, so unisex shoe styles, especially slip-ons, tend to look overly feminine on me... plimsolls, sleek loafers, espadrilles.
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    Wearing a sweater with a sportcoat. I like how it looks as layers in all the catalogs, but I run too warm. Even just one or the other, I usually end up removing once inside. Actually one of the reasons I like wearing polos with sportcoat (as long as it has a dress collar like Spier and Mackay and Orlebar Brown.)

    Skinny jeans.

    Joggers.

    Sweatshirts in general, used to wear until I bought a nice softshell with fleece lining, which I found more versatile.

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    Shorts outside of wearing them for the gym or swimming or days spent outside in the sun during the summer.

    I hate shorts, I hate wearing shorts as an intentional and not necessary part of my outfit. They make me feel weird and unprepared.

    I'll second the boat shoes comment, I had a pair once, but I always felt like I would have either preferred a straight loafer (formal) or just a pair of sneakers (casual) instead. They felt like a weird in between for me and I was never super comfortable with when or how to wear them.

    Again this is all personal more power to everyone who likes these and does them well.




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    I’ve been wearing a pair of Chelsea boots during the winter for the past 3 years, and today I’ve finally had enough and deciddd I’m done with them. I truly hate how every time I sit down and stand up, the bottom of my pants get caught on the top of my boot. I know they are all the rage, but I’m ready to chuck these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Useknifeonly View Post
    Shorts outside of wearing them for the gym or swimming or days spent outside in the sun during the summer.

    I hate shorts, I hate wearing shorts as an intentional and not necessary part of my outfit. They make me feel weird and unprepared.

    I'll second the boat shoes comment, I had a pair once, but I always felt like I would have either preferred a straight loafer (formal) or just a pair of sneakers (casual) instead. They felt like a weird in between for me and I was never super comfortable with when or how to wear them.
    Well, I wear my boat shoes with shorts very casually. Although, I'd generally wear said shorts/boat shoes with a button down shirt with rolled up sleeves during the warmer days.


    To answer OP's question, I just can't wear dress shoes with anything other than a suit. Blazer and pants, I'd go with a chukka or chelsea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Useknifeonly View Post
    Shorts outside of wearing them for the gym or swimming or days spent outside in the sun during the summer.

    I hate shorts, I hate wearing shorts as an intentional and not necessary part of my outfit. They make me feel weird and unprepared.

    I'll second the boat shoes comment, I had a pair once, but I always felt like I would have either preferred a straight loafer (formal) or just a pair of sneakers (casual) instead. They felt like a weird in between for me and I was never super comfortable with when or how to wear them.

    Again this is all personal more power to everyone who likes these and does them well.




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    I also feel weird in shorts, probably because I hate my legs (need to get in the gym more).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIS997 View Post
    I’ve been wearing a pair of Chelsea boots during the winter for the past 3 years, and today I’ve finally had enough and deciddd I’m done with them. I truly hate how every time I sit down and stand up, the bottom of my pants get caught on the top of my boot. I know they are all the rage, but I’m ready to chuck these things.
    I love the look, but don't think they go well with me either. I have the same issue where my ankles might be too thin therefore the trouser openings get caught.

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