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Plastic ones (on a spring) and you can put also some socks.
Yep, shoes are one of the first things looked up (even before the car). The quality of the shoes speaks more to ladies than to the average male. Battered, unkept, low quality shoes are a bad sign!
Sorry if you felt offended! I will go with a story that is probably very well known to you as a lawyer - it is about Cicero (who was the most formidable trial lawyer of Rome). Cicero's success was based, largely, by the use of what was called then the "School of Rhodes" vs. the dominant "Asianic" school - i.e. the very thrifty use of gesture, clear but potent language, logic over rhetoric. When your juror said to you that you look to "slick tongued lawyer" (and that can be...
Bought a Barba tie from them, had all the tags and every thing they feel professional, and they have a high street address in Germany, so it will not be easy to sell knock - offs. Take it as it is - not an endorsement, but an info, a kiton suit is more money!
Bad luck, it happens! Clothing is, was, and will be a sign of social status, whatever the society in which you live. You stumbled upon a person who, probably, had already a preconception about lawyers, that had bad experiences with lawyers (personally or in his family) so he fitted you in the mental category of "slick lawyers". One of the problems that I see more with the american society (from outside, over the pond) is that is more or less a society where "uniforms" are...
Quote: Originally Posted by Sir Arthur Denton Thank you for this, I think this is sound advice for the tie, and thank you to the user abover - I may well go with a blue shirt. What would anyone think of a burgundy shirt and grey tie? And am I right in assuming a striped tie is a no-go? I would love to wear a check tie with it but I feel I would have to match the plaid exactly or risk a clash. Burgundy shirt???? That will be Neapolitan...
Depends on the fabric weight - if it is a more full, flannel like goes in more chilly weather, if it is a light one spring-summer. Essentially the PoW is a sporting - travel fabric - '30 casual dress - that had been brought into the lime light by the then Prince of Wales, later Edward the VIII, later Duke of Windsor. Definitively not a CBD, but can be very versatile as a morning- afternoon suit if you are not in law and banking. Final line - if you like it wear it. You can...
Good work, and yes old east european artisans are still having their pride in the trade. He even had done some re-lasting on the uppers!
Gentlemen, There is a solid amount of group think here, and I am very sorry to contradict Manton, but there is a clue to that - you are americans, so you have some very different dress rules than people over seas. There are at least two combinations that can work well - one is camel colored coat (cashmere, preferably) blue shirt, dark blue or navy tie, cognac shoes and belt (you are doing two primary colors) or more tone on tone airforce blue with navy glen check coat with...
There are some questions that you have to put to yourself: 1. What is the budget that you dispose of ? 2. Your current job requires a suit? 3. How do you feel in a jacket and tie, plus leather soled shoes? Aside the case in which you suddenly dispose of a great quantity of money (lottery, inheritance, etc), a wardrobe change will cost you, so a certain amount of planning is necessary! Even with e-bay, sales, etc, you will need some budget to do that, and if you are a...
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