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Old 12-02-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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I've re-thought this. The above description sounds good. Thumbs up. But I wouldn't put a plaid or a stripe too close to the shoes. Meaning pants. And no argyle socks with those shoes. Unless you want to draw attention to your feet.
I collect argyle socks and mix them a lot with my dress shoes

I can't say they look bad. I love patterns like on this website here. I'm still looking for an outlet which carries this design, most of them carry the basic argyle patterns of X's and rhombuses. No creativity at all.

If not, I'll have to find a knitting seamstress

Man's Argyle Socks | Free Vintage Knitting Patterns
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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I got some great v-neck sweaters from Banana Republic, but they're also expensive. Where can I get some more v-neck sweaters that are decent quality? I love v-neck sweaters lol.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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I got some great v-neck sweaters from Banana Republic, but they're also expensive. Where can I get some more v-neck sweaters that are decent quality? I love v-neck sweaters lol.
Macy's. But you need to work hard.

Ebay is good too.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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I collect argyle socks and mix them a lot with my dress shoes

I can't say they look bad. I love patterns like on this website here. I'm still looking for an outlet which carries this design, most of them carry the basic argyle patterns of X's and rhombuses. No creativity at all.

If not, I'll have to find a knitting seamstress

Man's Argyle Socks | Free Vintage Knitting Patterns
Chamy, are you mixing the argyles with the patterned top siders? I LOVE argyle socks. But I'm beginning to think I'm not terribly with it anymore.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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Chamy, are you mixing the argyles with the patterned top siders? I LOVE argyle socks. But I'm beginning to think I'm not terribly with it anymore.
No, that would be a little odd, as the socks will steal the lustre from the pattern on the topsider

Topsiders, I try not to wear socks at all, even if I do, it's plain black or white ankle socks which disappear into the shoes. If I'm wearing pants with sneakers, I do plain colour socks.

These argyle socks, I mix them with my dress shoes and pants, they look really good, coz many dress pants are dull looking and the socks stand out, above the shoes. The picture I posted above, I'd love to have that with dark grey pants, black shoes and a white shirt.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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No, that would be a little odd, as the socks will steal the lustre from the pattern on the topsider

These argyle socks, I mix them with my dress shoes and pants, they look really good, coz many dress pants are dull looking and the socks stand out, above the shoes. The picture I posted above, I'd love to have that with dark grey pants, black shoes and a white shirt.
Good to hear. I was getting a little worried. And dizzy.

I agree that Top Siders are best worn sock-less on men. I love Top Siders.

Actually argyle socks are part of the signature look of the men in my family and have been for years.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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Good to hear. I was getting a little worried. And dizzy.

I agree that Top Siders are best worn sock-less on men. I love Top Siders.

Actually argyle socks are part of the signature look of the men in my family and have been for years.
So, do you have any favourite patterns??

Post your favourites , I'll eventually find a seamstress and make my own custom designs.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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So, do you have any favourite patterns??

Post your favourites , I'll eventually find a seamstress and make my own custom designs.
Hmmmm.... Another reason to learn how to do that. (Post photos.) I can tell you DH is big on grays and silver with black for dress. Golds with dark brown. (I looked through his sock drawer.) No greens. Couple tan with dark brown. One pair that are dark blue with red that I hate. Those were shoved in the back. Guess green argyle socks are going to be in his stocking.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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I don't generally mix Argyle sweaters with polos, I mostly pick up checked shirts, but I pulled this combo once and it came along nice

What I mixed was a brooks brothers full sleeve white polo with pin-stripe collars, BB is good at this kind of clothing, where the collar stands out exquisitely. And on top of that a V-neck sweater from Macy's, it was complementary:
Alfani Sweater, Diamond V Neck - Black Friday Specials - Men's - Macy's

It's the flint heather colour and it was quite cheap when I picked it up and it's even cheaper now for black friday.

For pants, I found this chinos type of pants in nordstrom, which almost looks like a khakhi pants, but is not, perfectly lines my thighs in trim fit fashion and sits nice atop my shoes. The best part about this pants is that it still has some gap around the legs and it's not too trim where it looks like the leggings which girls wear. Straight fit is a much better term.

And I'm rotating two shoes regularly, all winter. A cole haan and the bahama from sperry.
Cole Haan. Air Quincy Lace Oxford

The oil plaid canvas one:
Sperry Top-Sider - Men's Bahama

I found a much better version in Lord and Taylor, but it looks similar.

Also picked up a straight fit mock corduroy pants from levi, which is like dark green. And I'm mulling investing on these two, the deal expires today and this will look awesome in my collection, particularly when spring and summer come up where I can mix them over my shorts

LONG SLEEVE SMALL LION POLO at Express

If I have to buy, I'll pick up the blue and red. Red always looks good on the antler man!

Who else is on a buying spree?
I went on a buying spree today, but they were gifts for other people.

You're a pretty preppy dude, AC. Pretty nice stuff.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Hmmmm.... Another reason to learn how to do that. (Post photos.) I can tell you DH is big on grays and silver with black for dress. Golds with dark brown. (I looked through his sock drawer.) No greens. Couple tan with dark brown. One pair that are dark blue with red that I hate. Those were shoved in the back. Guess green argyle socks are going to be in his stocking.
Golds with dark brown is the absolute best. With dark brown pants, they just rock. If it's a brown shoe, it's even better. Black's alright too.

I also love black, grey, silver and red combos too, usually 2 red rhombuses and nothing more.

I like creativity in the design. I am not so sure about green and catchy colours like yellow, lavender and pink.
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