I now work for a business casual company and to my dismay own three paird of AEs with rubber soles. Living in IL with very harsh witners I can see the need for a single pair, but I have no idea what posessed me to take leave of my senses and purchase three. Never again.Great article. The next time I see some young buck walking around with rubber-soled shoes on I'm going to chain him to the railroad tracks behind the office.
Yikes, I hope Dudley Doright and his horse arrive in time to prevent tragedy!!!Great article. The next time I see some young buck walking around with rubber-soled shoes on I'm going to chain him to the railroad tracks behind the office.
My favorite in this vein was an article I saw a few year's back in . . . was it Newsweek? . . . on how the white shirt was "making a comeback." Right.There are two hardy staples of journalistic discussions of menswear:
"Return of the Suit"
"Death of the Necktie"
As forum regulars are doubtless aware, we have been seeing examples of both articles for years.
^ +1. They look like a pair of imperious parvenus about to be consumed by each other's hubris.Power attire... yikes. The guys pictured look like pompous jerks.
That is what this is about, right? I support a return to coat and tie, but not the power dressing craze of the '80s and '90s.
When I got out of Law School I clerked for a judge, and he one day asked me this riddle--"when does the trial begin?" "Jury selection," I proferred. "Wrong," was his retort. "When you are driving to the courthouse and you are late and you cut the woman off who ends up on your jury. She recognizes the ass that cut her off and you don't recognize her." I loved that advice--you really never do know who is watching. Michael Phelps could have used a course with my judge. Although I like their formality, I would say they should probably have passed on the article--better to go unnoticed than be viewed as a pompous ass, regardless of where your vents are. :icon_smile_big:I once heard from an attorney that he decided what to wear in court based on what role he anticipated playing that day: Opening and closing statements, direct examination, presenting briefs would call for dark suits and conservative ties. Listening to the other side's opening and closing, assuming they weren't on the same day(s) as his own, cross, responding to motions called for more patterned or brighter colored suits, noticeable ties. That way, he maintained, he would be subdued when in the finder of fact's eye and inescapably noticeable when not.
I disagree with that line of thinking. Centre and side vents are a matter of preference, both with their pros and cons. Same goes with pleats versus plain front.^ My thoughts exactly, which I posted on the trad forum. BTW, Why make a custom suit with a center vent. The idea of a jacket with vents is to be on the sides so when you put your hand(s) in your pocket the jacket is not ruffled and it looks better.
It may be more of a hassle than it's worth, but you could always wear a rubber-soled pair on the walk or commute to work, and then change into a leather-soled pair at the office. Just try not to let anyone catch you doing it, or you may be accused of being eccentric to the point of OCD-ness.I now work for a business casual company and to my dismay own three paird of AEs with rubber soles. Living in IL with very harsh witners I can see the need for a single pair, but I have no idea what posessed me to take leave of my senses and purchase three. Never again.