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1 minute ago, Major said:

It was a different time way back then with cheap denim and dad shoes.  Not sure about the puffy shirt but every man needs at least one quality pair of white casual sneakers.  I like them b/c you can wear them with every color of pant/jean and they still look good.

unless you are playing on the courts of Wimbledon or shuffling off to Port St Lucie, you don't "need" a pair of white sneakers. 

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5 minutes ago, saintfool said:

unless you are playing on the courts of Wimbledon or shuffling off to Port St Lucie, you don't "need" a pair of white sneakers. 

no, you really do need a pair...seriously

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given how much Kanye influences kids these days i'm surprised we haven't had anyone ask for the best pair of well used 2XL sweatpants and sweatshirt to style 

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1 hour ago, Buck Bradcanon said:

Has anyone tried a Buttercloth shirt?  They were on Shark Tank and keep popping up on my social media feeds.  Looks pretty good..a bit pricy obv.

 

 

@Henry Ford has posted about his.   It was a while ago, so maybe he has some updated opinions.

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16 minutes ago, -fish- said:

@Henry Ford has posted about his.   It was a while ago, so maybe he has some updated opinions.

Love ‘em.  They aren’t dressy enough for court but I wear them to the office and use my Tyrwhitt shirts for court.  I wear them to the office, dinner, hanging out at the beach, wherever. 

Only three drawbacks I’ve seen -

1. The collar stays are permanents sewn in. That may become an issue later in the life of the shirt;

2. No pocket which is where I like to keep my phone; and 

3. The button holes aren’t as strong as I’d like.  Ripped one by leaving buttons done while washing it on a normal cycle (freak accident caught in other clothes with long legs/arms)  So I need to get it repaired.  

I thought I ruined one by putting a campaign button on (left a gaping hole) but when I washed it the fabric closed back up.  That was nice. 

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Ok, I have a very specific question, folks.

I am going to the races at Churchill Downs tomorrow for Oaks Day. I will be roaming the infield and paddock area - nothing fancy at all. However, I also have some other places to visit that require something a little more than jeans.

Normally, it would not be an issue, but I have lost 40 lbs in the past year (medical related), that I did not need to lose. After finding some solutions with my docs, I am now gaining some of my weight back. But, my favorite pants are all too big right now. I have 3 options:

1) Wear baggy pants = NO - I know better, even tho I have done this while doing chores, etc.

2) Buy something for this one event - knowing that it will be too small for me within a few months.

3) Wear a pair of pants, that accidentally got placed in my bag a few years ago by a store clerk. (Heh, as I was leaving, there was a guy complaining about losing his pants...I never connected it until I got home.) Since I never bought them, I don't know anything. It is not something that I would normally buy.

 

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Are they ok? I don't need to be pretty, but I don't want to be way off either. Remember also, this is Derby Week where lots of interesting fashion is all abound.

I have time to shop tonight.

Thanks in advance.

 

@rockaction

Since you a Dapper Dan man too - I definitely want yous opinion.

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10 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Ok, I have a very specific question, folks.

I am going to the races at Churchill Downs tomorrow for Oaks Day. I will be roaming the infield and paddock area - nothing fancy at all. However, I also have some other places to visit that require something a little more than jeans.

Normally, it would not be an issue, but I have lost 40 lbs in the past year (medical related), that I did not need to lose. After finding some solutions with my docs, I am now gaining some of my weight back. But, my favorite pants are all too big right now. I have 3 options:

1) Wear baggy pants = NO - I know better, even tho I have done while doing chores, etc.

2) Buy something for this one event - knowing that will be too small for me within a few months.

3) Wear a pair of pants, that accidentally got placed in my bag a few years ago by a store clerk. (Heh, as I was leaving, there was a guy complaining about losing his pants...I never connected it until I got home.) Since I never bought them, I don't know anything. It is not something that I would normally buy.

 

Here are 2 pictures of the pants:

Full view

Up Close

 

Are they ok? I don't need to be pretty, but I don't want to be way off either. Remember also, this is Derby Week where lots of interesting fashion is all abound.

I have time to shop tonight.

Thanks in advance.

 

@rockaction

Since you a Dapper Dan man too - I definitely want yous opinion.

I always vote buying something new but I just don’t like feeling like I’m not dressed decently. Also I do like those pants. Ive never been to any real Derby events but they look right to me.

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22 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

I always vote buying something new but I just don’t like feeling like I’m not dressed decently. Also I do like those pants. Ive never been to any real Derby events but they look right to me.

Yeah, normally I'd vote new too, but, I plan/hope to be at least +20 pounds as soon as healthily possible.

Plus, other than this event, I can cover most of my clothing needs, until my current wardrobe fits me proper again.

Thnks a lot 80s.

 

Also, to all, what is the current status on the Chelsea boot?

I am currently in a debate over its style with a local - I won't say which side I take, yet. All opinions are welcome.

 

EDIT: Also - no - even if I am on the good side of the Chelsea, I plan to wear black Roper's this week - I don't  care about the global fashion - they work here on Derby week - plus, they hold up well to the Churchill infield conditions.

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1 hour ago, Henry Ford said:

Ripped one by leaving buttons done while washing it on a normal cycle

why did i never think to button my shirts before washing them?

this is genius

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56 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Ok, I have a very specific question, folks.

I am going to the races at Churchill Downs tomorrow for Oaks Day. I will be roaming the infield and paddock area - nothing fancy at all. However, I also have some other places to visit that require something a little more than jeans.

Normally, it would not be an issue, but I have lost 40 lbs in the past year (medical related), that I did not need to lose. After finding some solutions with my docs, I am now gaining some of my weight back. But, my favorite pants are all too big right now. I have 3 options:

1) Wear baggy pants = NO - I know better, even tho I have done while doing chores, etc.

2) Buy something for this one event - knowing that will be too small for me within a few months.

3) Wear a pair of pants, that accidentally got placed in my bag a few years ago by a store clerk. (Heh, as I was leaving, there was a guy complaining about losing his pants...I never connected it until I got home.) Since I never bought them, I don't know anything. It is not something that I would normally buy.

 

Here are 2 pictures of the pants:

Full view

Up Close

 

Are they ok? I don't need to be pretty, but I don't want to be way off either. Remember also, this is Derby Week where lots of interesting fashion is all abound.

I have time to shop tonight.

Thanks in advance.

 

@rockaction

Since you a Dapper Dan man too - I definitely want yous opinion.

Pants look good.  Dress it up with a white button down and white canvas kicks for :style:  See previous article for guidance.  

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3 minutes ago, Major said:

Pants look good.  Dress it up with a white button down and white canvas kicks for :style:  See previous article for guidance.  

Thnx a whole lot Major.

However, I planned to pair em with this:

41 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

I plan to wear black Roper's this week - I don't  care about the global fashion - they work here on Derby week - plus, they hold up well to the Churchill infield conditions.

What do you think?

EDIT: White button down is already on the dress'n table.

Also, hats...Fedora - nice summer straw - etc -?  Derby is all about hats.

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1 minute ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Thnx a whole lot Major.

However, I planned to pair em with this:

What do you think?

 

I'm not a cowboy guy but if that's your style, I suppose those could work.  Wear a crisp white button down.  I'd say a black cowboy hat to match would be 💰 for a Derby event.

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Just now, Major said:

I'm not a cowboy guy but if that's your style, I suppose those could work.  Wear a crisp white button down.  I'd say a black cowboy hat to match would be 💰 for a Derby event.

Cool.thnx.

I am staying away from the Cowboy hat, because I am not a western guy, and that much cowboy is too much for me.

I was think'n a black fedora or a nice dark brown straw hat with black band.

 

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how are you stylists keeping white shoes clean?

to me they only look good fresh out of the box. one wear and they have noticeably dimmed in color from dirt. then they just look... not good.

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1 minute ago, mr. furley said:

how are you stylists keeping white shoes clean?

to me they only look good fresh out of the box. one wear and they have noticeably dimmed in color from dirt. then they just look... not good.

I do it by leaving them at the store.

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1 minute ago, mr. furley said:

how are you stylists keeping white shoes clean?

to me they only look good fresh out of the box. one wear and they have noticeably dimmed in color from dirt. then they just look... not good.

Just don’t get them dirty? Canvas might be tougher but I’ve never had an issue with leather. I have a pair of white on white Sambas that are a few years old that still look clean. Although I’ve probably only ever worn them to dinner/bar and the beach.

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5 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

how are you stylists keeping white shoes clean?

to me they only look good fresh out of the box. one wear and they have noticeably dimmed in color from dirt. then they just look... not good.

I don't mind them being a bit scuffed depending on the event....you could just buy these Golden Goose shoes instead:  

https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/golden-goose/white-see-through-superstar-sneakers/3507619

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4 minutes ago, Major said:

I don't mind them being a bit scuffed depending on the event....you could just buy these Golden Goose shoes instead:  

https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/golden-goose/white-see-through-superstar-sneakers/3507619

just bought 2 pair

one for wearing out and the other for laying about

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24 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

False 

BUT HOW?????????

streets and sidewalks are dirty. grass leaves grass stains. people drag toes. people step on feet. drop something on white shoes... stain. sun yellows them.

what am i missing?

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3 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

BUT HOW?????????

streets and sidewalks are dirty. grass leaves grass stains. people drag toes. people step on feet. drop something on white shoes... stain. sun yellows them.

what am i missing?

Isn't there some kinda spray available?

I dunno - I've never tried - or needed to try.

GL tho - sincere clue-ness here.

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3 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Isn't there some kinda spray available?

I dunno - I've never tried - or needed to try.

GL tho - sincere clue-ness here.

like a clear plastic coating spray? 

 

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9 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

BUT HOW?????????

streets and sidewalks are dirty. grass leaves grass stains. people drag toes. people step on feet. drop something on white shoes... stain. sun yellows them.

what am i missing?

I don’t wear them often. On a couple months of the year and even then not regularly. I don’t know, they just don’t get dirty. I wouldn’t wear them if I was hiking or if it might be muddy. So I guess am just careful when I wear them?

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1 minute ago, mr. furley said:

like a clear plastic coating spray? 

 

Yeah.

I rode motorcycles as my primary transportation for years, and I used a variety of sprays to keep me weather proofed.

Most were mostly invisible - and made for leather. I quit riding about 3 years ago - so - I don't know the current status of things.

I'll see if I can find any old bottles lay'n round.

I'll PM em to ya!

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7 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Isn't there some kinda spray available?

I dunno - I've never tried - or needed to try.

GL tho - sincere clue-ness here.

scotch guard suede and canvas shoes

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4 hours ago, Major said:

It was a different time way back then with cheap denim and dad shoes.  Not sure about the puffy shirt but every man needs at least one quality pair of white casual sneakers.  I like them b/c you can wear them with every color of pant/jean and they still look good.

Gross

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8 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

You could probably scotch guard leather too 

Regular shoes? Yeah, agreed.

But it was way too wimpy for full leathers on a long bike trek.

Sno-Seal was the lowest tier I found satisfactory.

 

Seriously doubt many are into the racer look, but - it is fun...and I still wear it in my pickup.

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1 hour ago, Major said:

basic essential no matter the season...good reading for you @saintfoolhttps://www.dmarge.com/2018/10/how-to-wear-white-sneakers.html

Zero relevance. Sneakers as a matter of style - dressing up or down - is completely worthwhile. Arguing for the necessity of *white* to the exclusion of color or pattern is patently absurd. Every one of those examples could be worn as well with a thoughtfully selected pair or sneakers with any other color/pattern/design is obvious. I can acknowledge that white sneakers are a good sartorial choice for some but they are not always the *superior* choice. Given the choice for the same shoe in white vs color? Choose color. It's a philosophy, ethos and goshdam raison d-####### etre as much as anything fellas.

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22 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Seriously doubt many are into the racer look, but - it is fun...and I still wear it in my pickup.

You drive around in your pickup truck wearing that?

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16 minutes ago, saintfool said:

Zero relevance. Sneakers as a matter of style - dressing up or down - is completely worthwhile. Arguing for the necessity of *white* to the exclusion of color or pattern is patently absurd. Every one of those examples could be worn as well with a thoughtfully selected pair or sneakers with any other color/pattern/design is obvious. I can acknowledge that white sneakers are a good sartorial choice for some but they are not always the *superior* choice. Given the choice for the same shoe in white vs color? Choose color. It's a philosophy, ethos and goshdam raison d-####### etre as much as anything fellas.

I think my white-on-white preference is a budgetary choice. Yes, white shoes get dirty. But to wear many different pairs of sneakers due to color? I'd rather buy dress shoes than sneakers, and have a limited budget. I prefer nicer dress shoes or nicer casual shoes other than participating in the sneaker revival.

I have nothing against it, just not my trip.

@Man of Constant Sorrow. The pants are fine if they fit. Wear, as Major said, with button down white shirt and blazer. Boots might make you look like an enormous jockey, though. I'd skip the boots unless I was wearing jeans.

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1 hour ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Cool.thnx.

I am staying away from the Cowboy hat, because I am not a western guy, and that much cowboy is too much for me.

I was think'n a black fedora or a nice dark brown straw hat with black band.

 

How about a vest?

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