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Wear a dark suit (navy or charcoal), white shirt, bow tie (dark color and/or pattern, not black) and white pocket square. That should be formale enough for your needs while not making you rent a tux.
Too Boot is overpriced and under quality. I use to own a few pairs before I knew better. They were the most uncomfortable shoes I owned. Once I upgraded, I threw mine in the trash. Save your money. At that price point, Allen Edmonds and Alden are a much better buy.
Quote: Originally Posted by Girardian I value this site for it's collective knowledge, input and insight. That's why I'm seeking feedback. The decisions are my own. As the saying goes, "please everyone and noone is pleased -- please yourself, and at least you're pleased." I agree with FNB. However, for things you are not sure about, defer to your tailor's judgement. My only $0.02 is that if its your first bespoke suit, don't go crazy...
Quote: Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser Unless you have your heart set on the 82 last and no medallion, I believe that Sky Valet has the Newbury with medallion in burnt pine on the 888 last in stock. You can save $100 and several months of wait. I did see those at Sky Valet, but unfortunately its not in my size. I wear a 7.5 and those are an 8.
Quote: Originally Posted by aportnoy I wholeheartedly support medwards suggestion. I recently had a pair of the Newbury made up in antique burgundy and they are exquisitie. Aportnoy, Would you mind posting a picture of your Newburys? Thank you.
Quote: Originally Posted by medwards sammy: I won't re-iterate my suggestion about the formality and flexibility of dark oak which I have posted on another forum, but I would add that burgundy -- one of your original options -- is really worth considering. I have a pair of the new Molton four eyelet derbys in antique burgundy and the colour and finish are exceptional. Medwards, I will seriously consider burgundy; which is one of my favorite...
Quote: Originally Posted by zjpj83 Sammy (per your request for Imageshack) : Thank you kind sir! The picture is very helpful.
Quote: Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser Burnt pine with extra antiquing. That's the color of the Holcots I ordered from the previous Sky Valet trunk show. I have no digital camera, but will likely wear them to the trunk show on Saturday. I was thinking the same thing. Heavy antiquing should give me the darkness for more formal/evening wear while the light color serves the other function. Hope to see you at the trunk show. Thanks!
In preparation for the upcoming Edward Green trunk show at Sky Valet, I'm deciding which color to order my first pair of MTO shoes. It will most likely be the Newbury without a medallion on the toe on the 82 last. I've narrowed it down to four choices: Dark Oak, Burnt Pine, Chesnut, or Burgundy; all antiqued. I'm looking for a color that's dark enough to wear in the evening with a dark suit but also light enough to wear with lighter colored suits and trousers during the...
Anybody have experience with him? I spoke to John today, who seems like a nice guy. He's sending me some swatches. What is the average price for one tie?
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