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Used Alden Wingtips? That's a pair of used Alden Wingtips. They're on ebay for 100$ at the moment, but I have no eye for detecting wear on shoes. The seller rates them at an 8.5 and seem well-rated, but again, I've got no idea what any of that means. Nevertheless, I have no plan to pay over 400$ for new Aldens and for 100$ I think this is a nice step up from what I'd get new at Macy's for the same price. So my question is, are there flaws here that I'm missing?...
I'm in the same boat. The issue with cost, though, is that I'd never spend full price for a J. Crew buttondown. On clearance + sale I get nearly all of my shirts therefor under 30$. I am not going to spend 100$ on a shirt. I rarely spend 40$. Does Club Monaco have an online store? None near me. Are there any department store brands worth checking out? 95% of what I see at Nordstrom is hideous. But is there some good quality/value in there somewhere?
Question: Does clipping the collar and cuffs off a long-sleeve polo make for a serviceable henley approximation? I have two L L Bean long sleeve polos that are near 6 years old and have been worn maybe twice each. They're smalls but too big on me to wear without looking a bit unkempt. So my theory is, I might as well get some use out of them for layering/collarless pursuits. So has any one tried this before? Does it look completely ridiculous or is this something I can...
In my experience, J Crew generally runs smaller than L L Bean. I've no experience with Lands End, though their Canvas line supposedly runs slimmer. Same goes for L L Bean's Signature line. A small at J Crew fits me well enough, but nothing sold on the L L Bean regular line fits me in any reasonable way. In addition to being quite wide, L L Bean shirts run long. I've also begun to notice a fair bit of variation within a given size range of J Crew shirts.
Was thinking grey? http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/46112...ink&qs=3000086 Would go with jeans or shorts no? Or just look a lil silly? Or maybe a lil silly but not too silly?
I'll be a teacher in the fall, and I want to invest in a nice pair of shoes to replace the Rockports that got me through being a student. My question: Does being on my feet all day on a hard tile surface while not likely wearing a suit make investing in a fine pair of dress shoes impractical? Will I be replacing my soles too frequently? Will the relative lack of comfort be magnified by standing? Will a nice pair of shoes seem out of place when I'm not likely to dress...
"Do the polo "custom fit" shirts have that dang horse logo " Most at Marshalls for 35$ do have the horse, and they are mostly oxford buttondowns with the pony. That said, in my experience there are occasionally custom fit dressed shirts mixed in, either inappropriately marked at 35$ or at 60, as they retail for more than the logoed ones. DKNY, among Macy's brands, is perhaps the slimmest, if that's something to consider. I'll put my hat in for Nordstrom brand...
I'll put a vote in for ebay...? Or maybe that's obvious? I guess it depends on your resources, but if you're 19 and employed part-time am I wrong to presume you still live with your parents? Anything around the house they don't feel like keeping? Can be a bit of work but once you get into a rhythm a lot of things end up having value. I've made a few hundred in the last month selling my mom and dad's old clothes and shoes, and none of it has been anything of remarkable...
To the best of my knowledge, the workshop is part of their apartment which might explain the rat-arsedness early in the morning before the shop is open. As for the trip to Nicaragua, it appears they're going to give away jeans to local farmers and see how they hold up. Which I guess is a neat experiment? I suppose this is just a bit of provincialism on my part, but I'll stick up for Hartford how I can.
Yikes that earlier post was rife with errors. Hartford County. If Hartford was a country it would have been abandoned or colonized by now. But while it's got a post, and aside from the use of out-of-circulation coinage on the fly, do these in any way look worth the money? I have no eye for that kind of evaluation.
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