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(04-29-2019 09:58 PM)Clint Barton Wrote:  Agreed. Suit with sneakers is an inferior look to suit with dress shoes. Why do you need to casualize a full two piece suit, which is meant to be dressier clothing?

To each his own as Stalin said. I am not debating on what is superior. We’re talking about suits so obviously the original and best way to wear them is with dress shoes. The purpose of a pair of tennis is to make them more versatile, in our modern days suits are more for work than for play, in opposition to the days where gentlemen would wear a suit even on a sunday. Nowadays a suit is associated to the corporate life, responsibilities, notice how people tend to assume a suited man is higher class and how often younger girls get repelled by a suit, no matter how good he looks, because it gives a too formal/uptight vibe and subconsciously they associate it with politicians and bankers.
With the sneakers (imo it can work but not with any suit and not any sneakers), you’re kind of making a statement, you’re saying you’re not a corporate slave, you’re saying you’re wearing a suit for your own pleasure, not because you have to, not because your boss will blame you if you don’t.

I never wore a suit with anything else than dress shoes but that’s because I wear suits strictly for work but I’m thinking about trying this combo in the spring or summer to go out in classy bars for instance. It can give a fun Miami vice vibe, something like this:
The first dude seems to be wearing some kind of loafers but his outfit would work with white tennises
https://images.app.goo.gl/TzFTbWRJrkwkYaUZ9
Or this: https://images.app.goo.gl/XehMq6eJfdUq3t9X7
Or this: https://images.app.goo.gl/3nXLN6Jmd3BBqwor8
04-30-2019 02:34 AM
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My main issue with the boots is I feel like a hipster wearing them. I think General Stalin you mentioned this on the first page of this thread.
04-30-2019 02:42 AM
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(04-29-2019 08:19 AM)Dalaran1991 Wrote:  
(04-28-2019 09:01 AM)General Stalin Wrote:  
(04-28-2019 06:32 AM)Dalaran1991 Wrote:  If you just can't leave your sneakers at home, either become a famed athlete or just forget about fashion.

Don't be one of those chumps that wears tennies with a blazer.

*gasp* what horror... unless you make fuck you money like those tech billionaire. Then again my mind can't comprehend why you would dress like a chode especially when you have billions?

On another note can somebody recommend a really good slim and fashionable wallet, preferably available in Europe? I don't care about brand name, quality and utility is all that matters to me. There are hundreds on Amazons but it's a chore to browse through all.

Have you considered a cardholder? There's loads of nice options out there if so. I have the two below and can easily fit my cards and ID, £100 in cash in it. Coins I just throw in my ticket pocket. I find they look a lot sleeker than a wallet and I get loads of compliments on both of them.

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The whole notion that modern suiting is all work and no play should be demolished... granted I recognize that not all people can pull this off.

All depends on the cut and color of the suit, and to some extent how chic the cities you are living in. The trick is to use a playful and young color, lose the tie, and a fun shirt.

In Paris I go on date or grab a drink with my buddies wearing this, got a lot of compliments.

And you can't tell me it's an Europe thing because our boy Ryan Gosling swoop chicks wearing these. Mine is just a shade lighter than his. I'm looking for a dark green suit but no luck so far.

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You do need to get a reasonably fit body to pull this off, but that should be already on the list anyway.

It should be a crime to wear sneakers with any of these outfits, but, live and let live....

@Kieran: I am actually already using a cardholder, yes it's very convenient but over here we do have a lot of cards we have to carry: metro card, gym card, office card, credit card, ID card. Those are the bare minimum daily. A cardholder becomes clunky after the 3rd card so I have to put the extra stuff in my wallet.

Actually I should just get a second cardholder. I always preferred having a wallet with a change pocket since I always lose my change, but fuck it.


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^ exactly along the lines of what I was going to say, Dalaran.

Suits can be worn casually without doing them a disservice by throwing on sneakers and a T-shirt under them. Wearing a more casual shoe, no socks, a more playful dress shirt, no tie, different pants or even jeans, and even simply wearing a more casual styled/cut suit. More playful colors and appointments, etc.

You think any of these dudes get mistaken for working at a car rental place?

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Apologies for the photo bomb but I love this look, (good) casual suit wear is real killer.

(04-30-2019 02:42 AM)a mans life Wrote:  My main issue with the boots is I feel like a hipster wearing them. I think General Stalin you mentioned this on the first page of this thread.

Not this thread, but you might be thinking of this from five years ago:

(07-14-2014 01:06 PM)General Stalin Wrote:  Boat shoes, chukkas, wingtips, and doc martens. Lot's of hipster/yuppie stuff here. Nothing wrong with a nice pair of low-profile sneakers. Adidas sambas, vintage Converse all-stars, Asics Tigers, Pumas, etc. A slick pair of casual sneakers are great if rocking boots or boat shoes isn't your style (I know it's certainly not mine).

My thoughts and opinions on style has changed a fair amount since I was 26. Here's an updated perspective in the same thread from just a couple months ago:

(02-04-2019 11:33 AM)General Stalin Wrote:  
(07-15-2014 02:18 PM)General Stalin Wrote:  I think the point of contention with "hipster" style discussed here is that a large percentage of men identify caring about fashion with being feminine. "Only faggots care about what's 'in' or focus so much on putting a contemporary looking outfit together."

I can see both sides of the argument - lots of men care more about wearing clothes that simply look good on them individually rather than caring about if they are being fashion-forward or style relevant with what is trendy nowadays. I for one am a bit of a counter-culturalist when it comes to many things including pop-culture and fashion trends. One reason is you can't stick out if you are just going along with what others are doing, and the other is that you feel like a fucking sheep if you are just going along with what others are doing. It's the old conundrum of changing things about your life--style, social behavior, philosophies, etc.--are you trying to be someone you are not, or are you just evolving as a person?

I know when I see a group of aviator-boat-shoe-khaki-shorts bros I just get the impression they are all a bunch of cunts. Maybe I'm just really misanthropic and cynical but whatever. I know I'm not one to rock desert boots or boat shoes for sure.

I still feel this way about fashion/identity philosophy, but I definitely fuck with desert boots and all kinds of other shit nowadays.

It's funny you mention being worried about looking like a hipster because I was just talking to someone about this exact thing last night. Here's my take:

It's easy to dress well and not be confused with being a hipster, because there are a couple hallmarks that define hipsters that are very easy to avoid.

1.) Don't be a scrawny effeminate shit eater with a some wannabe mountain-man beard with a waxed mustache and an faggy tryhard haircut. Hit the gym, carry yourself like a man, and wear a hairstyle and trim/grow your facial hair in a way that compliments your face and overall vibe and style.

3.) And this one is the most important: don't be so damn tryhard. Your outfit and overall style should look effortless and don't go overboard. Don't wear super crazy skinny ass jeans, don't wear a bunch of different colors and patterns that clash, don't go overboard on accessories and jewelry and shit like that. Look above at the pictures of all the casual suit dudes I posted. Do they look like hipsters or like actual men that fuck women and don't suck a juul while adding the latest local IPA to their "tapped" app on their phone?
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(04-29-2019 12:30 PM)HD668B Wrote:  
(04-29-2019 12:11 PM)Lino Wrote:  I wouldn’t automatically dismiss sneakers with a suit or a blazer, a navy well cut suit with a fitted white or black tee shirt gets a very interesting casual dimension when dressed down with a non bulky pair of clean tennis

+1

The sneakers below are called GAT (German Army Trainers)

I had some GATs, they look much cheaper in person than in the pictures unfortunately.
They ended up being my powerlifting shoes for a year or two ..
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YSL have lots of variations , similar to GAT's and high top versions, right down the the beatup look. Not my personal taste but each to their own.
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What do you think about jewelry?

IMO men should only wear a nice watch. Wristbands are for <30. No earrings, piercings.

One problem I often see is people dressed well but wearing totally worn off shoes.
Repairing a good pair is cheaper than buying a new one or look out of control.
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Lots of labels have done variations of the German army trainers. I had a pair from Dior Homme back in about 2004 that I liked. They were sleeker and higher quality than the originals, but not all that different really. I don't think I'd wear them these days as they got a bit killed out back around that sort of time all the indie kids were wearing them. The original ones are made by Adidas I think, could be wrong though. Margiela does them as well but I don't like his versions, as do several other labels.
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(05-02-2019 04:28 AM)flad Wrote:  What do you think about jewelry?

IMO men should only wear a nice watch. Wristbands are for <30. No earrings, piercings.

Jewelry is dependent on the individual. Older dudes can totally rock a bracelet or necklace if they are congruent with it and have that sort of "badboy" rockstar look.
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(05-02-2019 04:28 AM)flad Wrote:  What do you think about jewelry?

IMO men should only wear a nice watch. Wristbands are for <30. No earrings, piercings.

One problem I often see is people dressed well but wearing totally worn off shoes.
Repairing a good pair is cheaper than buying a new one or look out of control.

I don't wear a watch because I have my phone on me constantly. I do wear a leather bracelet given to me by an Arabic friend and get compliments on it regularly.

I agree with you regarding shoes. I try to take good care of mine and any time I find a pair I like, I usually buy two pairs and alternate which ones I wear.
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Get a watch so you don't have to look at your phone constantly. A watch is smaller than a phone, and much more discrete.

(05-02-2019 12:23 PM)081287 Wrote:  
(05-02-2019 04:28 AM)flad Wrote:  What do you think about jewelry?

IMO men should only wear a nice watch. Wristbands are for <30. No earrings, piercings.

One problem I often see is people dressed well but wearing totally worn off shoes.
Repairing a good pair is cheaper than buying a new one or look out of control.

I don't wear a watch because I have my phone on me constantly. I do wear a leather bracelet given to me by an Arabic friend and get compliments on it regularly.

I agree with you regarding shoes. I try to take good care of mine and any time I find a pair I like, I usually buy two pairs and alternate which ones I wear.

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^a watch is also way cooler and will look better and get far more compliments than you cellphone. It's an elegant and timeless accessory to a put-together man.
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(05-03-2019 12:09 AM)General Stalin Wrote:  ^a watch is also way cooler and will look better and get far more compliments than you cellphone. It's an elegant and timeless accessory to a put-together man.

As long as you keep away your hands from your pockets.


Lately, when I am outside, I notice that a lot of guys keep their hands inside of their pockets all the time. If it is January, it makes sense. But, right now...it's May! It's quite warm outside!


Same thing with clubs. Although I am not longer a fan of them, in the pictures, I can see that 80% of the guys keep their hands inside.


Keeping your hands inside of your pockets means that you are afraid and insecure. Of what? Of whom?


Not to mention that one of the most important accessories a man can have - a nice watch, can't be used to a great effect. You can buy the most expensive Patek Philippe, but if you keep your hands inside all the time...it won't have an desired effect. Before someone attack me for being shallow - we all are, in one way or another.

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