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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Brown suits. Men should not wear brown suits, IMHO.
    boo. more boring navy, gray, and black. What are we trying to do, be depressed?
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Black dress loafers with black crew socks and shorts. Just don't do it.
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    Quote Originally posted by boiker View post
    boo. more boring navy, gray, and black. What are we trying to do, be depressed?
    Agreed. It isn't the color of the suit that makes a fashion faux pas; it is the combination of color and cut/style of the suit. A brown suit in a modern cut looks pretty sweet, especially when paired with complimentary shirt colors/ties/pocket squares. I don't own a brown suit, but tend to give a lot of 'pop' to my grey and navy using bold shirts, ties and pocket squares. I would kind of like a brown suit though... never tried that. Since I rarely wear the suits anymore, not sure I can really justify the purchase.

    Somebody also mentioned wearing suit pants below the belly button and just above "the zone." Some suits, particularly more contemporary/'young'/slim styles, are now designed for that type of fit. I do have a problem with somebody wearing suit pants low if they have not had them properly altered--it usually looks like they are wearing a diaper underneath.



    My favorite fashion faux pas du jour comes courtesy of my boss. He is apparently unaware that his belly has grown. He spent a one-hour meeting the other day leaning back in his chair with his pasty-white belly peeking between two very overworked shirt buttons.

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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post


    My favorite fashion faux pas du jour comes courtesy of my boss. He is apparently unaware that his belly has grown. He spent a one-hour meeting the other day leaning back in his chair with his pasty-white belly peeking between two very overworked shirt buttons.
    Eww, I agree. Proper fitting clothing is a must, especially in the workplace. I always buy the size bigger if I am even slightly unsure. Women's clothing is much more difficult to gage because our sizes are much more general and can change from retailer to retailer.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    So this guy looks like a dork?
    I saw that, and immediately thought "engineer". I've got patterned short-sleeve button-down shirts, but solid, or with a tie, nope. That's for engineers.
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    Black dress loafers with black crew socks and shorts. Just don't do it.
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    I'm sorry but ladies, the 80's spandex that is back in style is meant for certain body types, and that's about it. Other than that, you pretty much look like a trashy whor.....hey hey!
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    I am glad I am too old to care. Today's mens fashions are soo dull. A short sleeve dress shirt is comfortable under a jacket. There is no sustainability in long sleeve shirts in the humid summer. (men need the AC at 70 or below, ladies in summer attire need sweaters at that range) Plaid or stripes on shirts are colorful, and I will continue to wear the dozens that I have. And solid blue shirts do not go with khaki slacks.

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    I'm sorry but ladies, the 80's spandex that is back in style is meant for certain body types, and that's about it. Other than that, you pretty much look like a trashy whor.....hey hey!
    Agreed! And who invented those jean/tight things? No they are not flattering.

    Socks and flip flops (or as we call them here thongs)
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    I moniter all comments for fashion problems. I'm leaving in several hours to spend the long weekend at Bear Lake and I plan to violate many, many of the rules of fashion over the several days, beginning with my "vacation shirt" my daughters swear I bought from a Charles Barkely garage sale and THINK they have hidden from me...how misguided.

    I will, of course, behave again on Tuesday donning the ever-present blue, khaki and sensible brown shoes.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I moniter all comments for fashion problems. I'm leaving in several hours to spend the long weekend at Bear Lake and I plan to violate many, many of the rules of fashion over the several days, beginning with my "vacation shirt" my daughters swear I bought from a Charles Barkely garage sale and THINK they have hidden from me...how misguided.

    I will, of course, behave again on Tuesday donning the ever-present blue, khaki and sensible brown shoes.
    What a scary sight in Garden City.
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    Yep! Sad thing is, this weekend in Garden City...I will completely blend! My shirt that looks like a hippie's picnic blanket will be like camoflage in the line for shakes at LaBeau's!
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    I am so proud of my older brother. He has finally started wearing black athletic shoes instead of dress shoes with his calf length black socks when wearing shorts. PhD in engineering, he can't help it.
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    Maybe this is the place to post it, even though it's not about fashion per se. Watching the World Cup, I'm noticing a lot of soccer players have hairstyles that are uncommon in the United States; if you see them here, it's usually on the head of a European visitor. The biggie is wavy and curly long-ish hair; not a mullet, not flowing down the back, but maybe top of the shoulder length.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Maybe this is the place to post it, even though it's not about fashion per se. Watching the World Cup, I'm noticing a lot of soccer players have hairstyles that are uncommon in the United States; if you see them here, it's usually on the head of a European visitor. The biggie is wavy and curly long-ish hair; not a mullet, not flowing down the back, but maybe top of the shoulder length.
    One of our German exchange students in the program sported that look and it fit him well. RT has met him a couple of times but didn't remember his name so referred to him as the "tennis player looking guy".
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    Men's capri pants bother me.

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    Tube tops worn under coverall shorts.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Tube tops worn under coverall shorts.
    How about coveralls of any type in general?
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by Seabishop View post
    Men's capri pants bother me.
    They were called clam diggers when I had a pair.

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    Quote Originally posted by Seabishop View post
    Men's capri pants bother me.
    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    They were called clam diggers when I had a pair.
    You folks have something against Toreros (Matadors)?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matador
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    You folks have something against Toreros (Matadors)?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matador
    No because they are fighting a bull which is a very manly thing to do. Pushing a grocery cart or sipping on a Starbucks is not many enough for men to wear capris. Ever.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    When I lived in Orlando and used to shop at the Florida Mall, I used to see men in capris. Note these men were also wearing Futbol jersies...meaning they weren't American and vacationing in Orlando.

    The fashion faux pa that I hate are people who wear flip flops no matter the season, what the rest of their outfit looks like, the condition of the flip flop or how long its been since their last pedicure. I used to see alot of this in college. I mean I love flip flops as much as any native Floridian does, but there are limits to wearing them.
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    So Mr. & Ms. Citizen come to the front counter. Mr. looks like he abruptly interrupted his deer hunting to come to city hall and ask a zoning question. Seriously this guy is wearing head to foot Carhartt with an orange camo hat (it's about 70 degrees right now). I didn't have the heart to tell him deer season ended four months ago. Something tells me he happened to be wearing the same outfit he got married in.

    I would comment on the Ms.' attire, but it occurs to me that sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.
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    This is both a fashion and behavior faux pas in one! A double header! How lucky you all are to read about it, but not as lucky as I am to have witnessed it.

    The scene:
    Slightly plump guy. Plaid shorts (pastel colored). Horizontal striped shirt (bold colors). Rips on both items. Socks with slippas (flip flops/thongs).

    Okay so this vision of beauty was walking down the sidewalk in front of my apartment this weekend when he suddenly stops, pulls his shirt to his chest so his belly is hanging out, unzips his shorts and drops them below his butt to adjust his boxers... in public. Then he puts himself back together, walks about 40 feet and does it again.
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    Another faux pas, and just plain trashy:
    A common recent fashion trend out here is for guys to walk around with one arm not through their shirt sleeve. So, they have a tshirt or polo shirt on and one arm is through the sleeve, but the shirt is exposing their entire stomach and back with the other half of the shirt resting on their shoulder with one arm out. It is insanely tacky and trashy. These same gentlemen are almost always walking like they think they are pitbulls too. Swaying and strutting around. Put your man nipples away big guy. No one wants to see how tough you are.
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    We have an high-level uniformed female in our city that wears her dark blue dress uniform and dark blue dress boots with white socks.

    And from a few pages back, those dark reddish shoes are called cordovan and are really good looking if you buy a nice pair of Allen Edmonds or similar brand. Never pair with a black suit but they are absolutely appropriate on a dark grey or earth-tone suit.
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