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Old 03-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #4641
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if you buy a blazer that doesnt have the traditional metal gold/brass buttons or something like a crest, aren't you essentially buying a suit jacket that just doesn't have matching pants?

sometimes i check out styleforum out of curiosity and they have a whole thread where everyone pretty much agrees that a suit jacket recycled as a blazer is a faux pas. i'm wondering how they can even tell
Materials will be different. Sport coats are heavier fabrics. The lighter fabrics are visibly part of suits.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #4642
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Most blazers have contrasting color buttons of some kind, whether they're metal or horn or some other material. Suit buttons usually are the same or almost the same color as the jacket fabric.
i'm referring to the blazers that don't have contrasting color buttons. arent they essentially a suit jacket that werent made with matching pants?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #4643
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i'm referring to the blazers that don't have contrasting color buttons. arent they essentially a suit jacket that werent made with matching pants?
I suppose. My understanding is that blazers tend to have less structured shoulders and more textured fabrics, but like all "rules" this one is probably riddled with exceptions.
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i'm referring to the blazers that don't have contrasting color buttons. arent they essentially a suit jacket that werent made with matching pants?
Like I said above, it's the fabric. Most full suits are made from finer fabrics.

Most blazers/sport coats will have more textured fabrics. That's how you distinguish. Suits will generally not have a visible weave.

Granted, if you had a tweed suit or anything with a heartier fabric, you could probably use the jacket as a sport coat.

Also, sport coats will usually have less structured shoulders, as they're less formal.
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It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

robbing with a sword is a good thing
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #4645
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other details like patch pockets can help identify a sport coat/blazer as well
Not always but it is just another more casual detail

A nice sport coat is good addition to the wardrobe as you can mix and match with diff pants

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #4646
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Walked by the Allen Edmond store in Boston this weekend and thought of all of you this past saturday lol. I saw some wild sh1t in the window. You guys would like my friend up there. He owns Allen Edmonds and the Clarks desert boots lol. I really liked those.

What kind of shoes do you guys wear in the summers. I usually rock flip flops but was wondering if boat shoes are in style?
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Walked by the Allen Edmond store in Boston this weekend and thought of all of you this past saturday lol. I saw some wild sh1t in the window. You guys would like my friend up there. He owns Allen Edmonds and the Clarks desert boots lol. I really liked those.

What kind of shoes do you guys wear in the summers. I usually rock flip flops but was wondering if boat shoes are in style?
I've got several pairs of boat shoes (Sperry's) that I love for summer time. I am thinking several of the people in this thread will tell you flip flops are never appropriate, but I disagree. I think they go well with a casual outfit where you know you're going to be outside. I'll also wear sneakers (Converse Chuck Taylors, Tom's, Onitsuka Tigers) fairly regularly.

This is all for casual wear, of course.
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Flip flops are perfectly appropriate...if you are within 30 yards of a body of water.
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I bought my first pair of flipflops last year ... to wear in the shower at the gym

For casual, I have a pair of sperry boat shoes and several canvas shoes (think Vans-like design) and my nike running shoes

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its all good sollyd. i always wear leather flip flops in the summer when dressing casually
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its all good sollyd. i always wear leather flip flops in the summer when dressing casually
It's cus you live in Florida and you'd sweat profusely otherwise thanks to the humidity
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Flip flops are perfectly appropriate...if you are within 30 yards of a body of water.
lol I don't get it. Why? They are so light and airy that imo make the perfect summer footwear. Give me other ideas too.
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lol I don't get it. Why? They are so light and airy that imo make the perfect summer footwear. Give me other ideas too.
Clarks Desert Boots seem to be pretty popular around here for warm weather wear. You could also go with a leather driving moccasin.
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lol I don't get it. Why? They are so light and airy that imo make the perfect summer footwear. Give me other ideas too.
Unless they're actually necessary, like at a beach or pool, I think open toe shoes are only for women and bros.
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Clarks Desert Boots seem to be pretty popular around here for warm weather wear. You could also go with a leather driving moccasin.
For jeans, chucks, desert boots, or a loafer (driving moc, boat shoe.)

For shorts, the same, minus desert boots.
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the distressed leather GRAY mactavish wingtips are on clearance for $147 - $35 for the shoe donation credit = $112 + tax
kinda tempted although i'd want to see it in person first
make sure it goes with my jeans
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the distressed leather GRAY mactavish wingtips are on clearance for $147 - $35 for the shoe donation credit = $112 + tax
kinda tempted although i'd want to see it in person first
make sure it goes with my jeans
I've seen/handled the distressed gray in person (along with the smooth gray) and I'm not a fan. It's not that the quality isn't there, I just think don't like how they look online OR in person.
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Clarks Desert Boots seem to be pretty popular around here for warm weather wear. You could also go with a leather driving moccasin.
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Unless they're actually necessary, like at a beach or pool, I think open toe shoes are only for women and bros.
I guess I am a bro lol.

Are shorts a no no for you guys too? imo comfort wise nothing beats a pair of khaki shorts, a tshirt, and some flip flops (willing to buy boat shoes) to wear also.

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I guess I am a bro lol.

Are shorts a no no for you guys too? imo comfort wise nothing beats a pair of khaki shorts, a tshirt, and some flip flops (willing to buy boat shoes) to wear also.
I wear shorts pretty regularly in the warm months.



Dwass, I still disagree on the flip flops, lol.
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