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post #4111 of 4947
Can you guys recommend good running shoes? Budget around $US100 or lower and preferably in a minimalist style...Was going to buy Asics Kayano but they look damn ugly. I know it's just for running but I am thinking of using it to travel to europe for a few months.

Please anyone (my questions always gets ignored)?
post #4112 of 4947

^ I have no personal experience with any of these minimalist running shoes, but I was doing some research...

New Balance MX20 - $85

Brooks PureFlow or PureConnect - $90

Brooks PureGrit - $100

Brooks PureCadence - $120

 

It depends on the surface you're running on, how much you pronate, and how much ankle support you want.

 

Incidentally, I was considering the NB MX20, PureFlow, and PureCadence as fencing shoes, but I think the extra space in the toebox that allows your toes to naturally splay while running is likely to encourage blisters while fencing, so I haven't tried any of them out yet.

post #4113 of 4947
thanks mymil, I quite like the new Balance Mx20...just what I am after
post #4114 of 4947
Any advice on how to dress in Paris? I'll be studying abroad there for the coming semester, and I've got a feeling that my attempt at SF-style might stick out as too "American." Most friends have told me go with blacks and greys, but I was hoping that maybe someone here could point me in the right – read: specific – direction.
post #4115 of 4947

 

 

Noob here. I'm a 26 year old male who works at a tech company as a statistician. I don't have to wear a suit to work and am free to wear whatever. In fact, most of my co-workers wear jeans and faded tshirts. I've been cleaning up my wardrobe and getting some dress shirts, slacks, etc. Right now, I'm still looking for the following material:

 

Dress Shirt - slim fit (I usually wear a 15 and 33, though these tend to fit good, they are long)

Jeans - slim fit, straight leg (really want to find some uniqlo jeans)

Dress Shoes - casual (loafers or sperrys)

 

I'm not looking to spend much but I want to look more professional, like the college educated, masters degree recipient, and professional that I am. Any suggestions?

 

I'm 5"4 and 165 pounds.  Over the past few months, I've dropped 30 pounds and hope to still lose another 10 pounds, so I hope I don't get a ton of clothes that will be too big in a month or so.

 

post #4116 of 4947
Could anyone give me a general idea of how much stuff ought to cost? Because I'm a beginner I don't really know if I'd be able to get any item I see for a cheaper price if I knew my way around more. I live in Australia and I've heard everything is more expensive here, would it be better to just get it all online? I normally go to Melbourne Central, I don't really know many other places or if there would be a better place to shop in terms of price.



Also, what types of shoes would go well with this jacket?
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post #4117 of 4947

I have been donating a lot of my clothes and giving them away because I want to rebuild my wardrobe. I am in my early 20s and I am tired of being a walking advertisement. A lot of clothes that I owned were drowning in designs and logos by stores like Aeropostale or Hollister. 

 

I'm really not sure where to start. I was thinking of buying maybe 3 casual oxford shirts, a couple polo shirts, maybe a v-neck, then to start looking at some blazers. I don't want to just walk into a mall and start wasting money though. It's a little overwhelming so a few tips would be very helpful.

post #4118 of 4947

amathew and Nadis:

 

Don't buy anything yet!  Or, if you simply have to start updating your wardrobes right now, at least start a little at a time.  As in, one new piece every month or so.  Hang out on Style Forum and browse the threads.  Get a subscription to GQ Magazine, or even just check out the GQ website.  Your tastes in fashion have obviously started changing, but they will continue to change if you regularly peruse clothing forums and GQ-type magazines.  This change is a good thing, but it can turn into a financial disaster if you spend a lot of money every time your tastes change considerably (which will be every month or so).

 

So, buy one piece of clothing at a time.  Transition into a new wardrobe, but spend as little money as possible (you'll be throwing the stuff out in less than a year, most likely).

 

Here are some good threads on SF:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234255/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iii

http://www.styleforum.net/t/253842/waywrn-mc-casual-style

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/58215#post_5069133

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164389/what-are-you-wearing-now-today-pictures-only-no-discussion-3-0/2325#post_5068287

 

Best of luck to the both of you.

post #4119 of 4947

Callicles:

 

Prices vary so much in terms of the type of clothing, the manufacturer, the label, the material, etc. that there is no easy answer to the question "how much should stuff cost."  It's just much to general of a question.  My best advice is to check prices on online stores after you've bought anything in Melbourne, and if you can get a better deal online (for the same item) than you got in Melbourne, just make the necessary return and buy the online item.  Shipping costs have to be considered, though.

 

As far as the jacket is concerned, the shoes really depend on the rest of the outfit.  You could wear the jacket with faded jeans and a tee, in which case Chuck Tailors would be a good idea.  Or you could wear the jacket with dark jeans, a button-down, and lace-up boots.  It really just depends on the context.

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I'm a college student and am starting a wardrobe from scratch basically. I need help laying down the foundations. I have one shirt that I am keeping and that is a Charcoal BKE Vneck.

 

I ordered four pairs of pants from Express because they had a really good sale. Buy one get one 50% off plus 90$ off of 300 that you spend. So I ordered Express because I figured it was Good Quality for the price.

 

and I got every pair that is on this page http://www.express.com/jeans-62/refine/Fit/Slim----Rocco/Leg+Shape/Straight/control/show/80/index.cat?ICID=3620 minus the black jeans. and I ordered these four pair of Diesel Shoes..I plan on returning two of them I just couldn't decide on which color and type I wanted. I also uploaded what my wardrobe consist of right now to give everyone an idea of where I am at and it is obvious I need help! The only thing not shown are my pair of charcoal chucks that I wear with everything!

 

 Diesel High TopsDiesel High Top 2Diesel LowtopDiesel Lowtop 22612 Plaid 1 V NeckBKE Leather Jacket and Express Double Breasted Zip up SweaterExpress "Utility/Chino" PantExpress JeansExpress Jean

 

This is a picture of me to assist you as well.

STYLEFORUM1.jpg

 

I am 6'0 and weight 175 pounds. I wear a 32 inseam and have 38" chest.


Edited by AmericanLion - 12/29/11 at 10:55am
post #4121 of 4947
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Also, what types of shoes would go well with this jacket?
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Nice jacket. I'd imagine it with grey pants and black lace-up boots.
post #4122 of 4947

Looking to upgrade from sneakers in the casual scene. Looking for 2 x pairs of 'go-to' shoes.  I have blond hair/blue eyes so I am trying to look for shoes that work well with blues/browns/greys.

 

I picked up both of these, and wondering which one I should kee[ (or both) to wear with dark jeans/chinos/khakis/cords.  Thanks!

 

http://bostonian.clarksusa.com/eng/product/wallbridge/26983  (kind of with they were a true burgendy/oxblood, but I still like for the price!)

 

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http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/product.aspx?c=1215&pid=66281&VID=66259

 

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I'm looking for a pair of dark brown oxford's I can dress up or down with jeans wearing with either a nice shirt or polo/henley.  I was looking at the AE kenilworth 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8005_1_40000000001_-1

 

but was thinking possibly a cap on the toe (Varvatos Sid Oxford)

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/john-varvatos-sid-oxford/3270123?origin=category

 

I can't find the varvatos in my size but am looking for other recommendations.  I like some of the other AEs like the 5th Avenue, but are thinking they would be too much of a dress shoe for casual wear.

post #4124 of 4947
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Originally Posted by AmericanLion View Post

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I'm a college student and am starting a wardrobe from scratch basically. I need help laying down the foundations. I have one shirt that I am keeping and that is a Charcoal BKE Vneck.

I ordered four pairs of pants from Express because they had a really good sale. Buy one get one 50% off plus 90$ off of 300 that you spend. So I ordered Express because I figured it was Good Quality for the price.

and I got every pair that is on this page http://www.express.com/jeans-62/refine/Fit/Slim----Rocco/Leg+Shape/Straight/control/show/80/index.cat?ICID=3620 minus the black jeans. and I ordered these four pair of Diesel Shoes..I plan on returning two of them I just couldn't decide on which color and type I wanted. I also uploaded what my wardrobe consist of right now to give everyone an idea of where I am at and it is obvious I need help! The only thing not shown are my pair of charcoal chucks that I wear with everything!

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This is a picture of me to assist you as well.
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I am 6'0 and weight 175 pounds. I wear a 32 inseam and have 38" chest.

Less is more. Express quality is shit. The shirts fit pretty well but feel like crap and do not hold up well to wear.
I'd return everything you bought. The shoes are no good. Just get 1 pair that looks better. Same for the jeans. If you want to keep it cheap, just get a pair of Levis 511 or 514 in solid indigo and black. No point in having 4 pairs of bad jeans/shoes.

^ I like the AEs and not the second pair.
post #4125 of 4947
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Less is more. Express quality is shit. The shirts fit pretty well but feel like crap and do not hold up well to wear.
I'd return everything you bought. The shoes are no good. Just get 1 pair that looks better. Same for the jeans. If you want to keep it cheap, just get a pair of Levis 511 or 514 in solid indigo and black. No point in having 4 pairs of bad jeans/shoes.
 


I thought Diesel made good quality footwear? You have any suggestions on footwear and jeans? I also was thinking that I need just some basic solid color Tee's and V Necks. So, I was thinking of a few solid color Ralph Lauren Polo Crews and I have read something about Alternative Apparel being pretty decent. So I figured I would order a few solid color V Necks from them. Any suggestions? I'm just looking to get a foundation for a new wardrobe. Oh, and I am just not sure of what kind of footwear to go with jeans and some solid color Tee's. This is sad but I have mainly only worn Chucks and the sportier Diesel styles lol.

 

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