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Yes it was a different era. You had around a dozen, articulate and highly opinionated people at various levels of experience who all had regular bespoke commissions in the works from a variety of makers. It became especially lively when they argued their different priorities as to their expectations/results of style and experience.And, as in all good debates, you had several trying to achieve alpha taste status.Good times!
I've been a loyal follower of The Points Guy website this past year and have been very impressed by his reviews and recommendations. He pays for his own travel and had 150+ flights this past year. He suggested the following when it comes to headphones.:“I’ve been a big fan of Bose noise-cancelling headphones for years, especially on planes and in airports whenever I’m trying to sleep. Each time Bose comes out with new headphones, like the QC35 model, I’ll treat myself. I...
Back to the travel shoe question for a moment. Can't emphasis enough the folly of taking brand new shoes on a trip. What ever you decide, buy them and wear them in all kinds of weather to break them in and to be sure they work in a variety of circumstances. I find that most shoes take a month or more to be fully broken in, or enough to consider taking on a trip. My own personal theory is that leather shoes are never fully broken in until they have been worn in the rain...
That is a blasphemous statement where I come from 501's are the original workwear, cowboy, motorcycle rider, college student, radical hippie, lawn mowing suburban dad, millionaire, migrant farm worker and dude ranch wear. Sure, Levi's had a few rather peculiar " mom cuts" and finishes in the 70's and early 80's (as did every denim brand) but the classic 501XX has pretty much retained it's original DNA of cool, masculine and practical style. If that wasn't the case, why...
Looks good!My only suggestion is that I would not cuff my jeans with a tailored jacket as it makes the jeans look look a bit more workwear and less sportswear. But, hey, if you like it then cuff away!
^ Your safari style jacket is a nice alternative to a tailored jacket. Great casual with style.
A nice pebble grain derby with a rubber sole is a great all-around travel shoe. They have been a favorite for me since the early 90's. My suggestion is to select one that is somewhat light weight. A few makers use a heavy/dense Dianite or Vibram type sole that adds considerable weight to the overall shoe. That is great for some needs but for maximum comfort and versatility I go for a lighter weight Dianite or Vibram style especially for a Spring trip.Don't rule out suede....
Nice looking jacket.
I love to walk around cities when I travel and more and more I take a rubber soled brown suede shoe as my main shoe. The rubber sole gives good traction on cobblestones or cement and seems a bit more comfortable. I've had loafers by Heschung with a Dianite sole that were quite comfortable. I've also traveled the last two years with a pair of Paraboot rubber sole suede Derbys. I find that I prefer a Derby since you can tighten or loosen it when flying or depending upon...
Sure, just have a significant difference between the shades.
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