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does anyone know where to get a pair of dressy captoes/ halfwings that are pretty good in quality and under 200 or even 150 (perhaps link to an Ebay auction or SF salesthread)?
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what are some good companies though for jeans, t-shirts, shirts, shorts, shoes, etc. any other recommendations? sean9, some of those companies are a little out of my price range.

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Ok, I'm looking to get some leather shoes that I can wear with jeans, chinos, and maybe even trousers. I'm thinking wingtips? My budget is $200 pretty firm. Was looking at these: http://needsupply.com/mens/shoes/veblen-in-brandy.html

 

Is there a better option for my price range? Non-wingtip suggestions are welcomed. Was trying Loake but that was getting pricey. Def not trying to get used shoes this time around. 

 

Thanks. 

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anyone know a good black cardigan to get? also i want some vintage 50/50 cotton/poly blend t shirts, and some boots, any recommendations would be appreciated
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Originally Posted by bentleychris23 View Post

what are some good companies though for jeans, t-shirts, shirts, shorts, shoes, etc. any other recommendations? sean9, some of those companies are a little out of my price range.

If I were you I'd try out Uniqlo. They get a lot of praise for the quality/price ratio. Also, since you describe yourself as slim I'm sure you'd find really flattering stuff.

Unfortunately they only have stores in NY and don't do online commerce, so if you wanted them and you don't live in NY, use the service called Suddenlee (google it, you tell them what you want, they go in the store and buy it and ship it to you for a fee).

That those brands that were listed are out of your price range is not a surprise; if you're new and ask for a recommendation on SF there's a 9/10 chance you're going to get recommended $300 sneakers/shoes. While those are good quality purchases, it's ironic that in the same breath it's recommended that you don't spend your entire budget on any one item.

In any case, try out Uniqlo button downs; APC or Naked and Famous jeans; for handsome white sneakers try out Converse Chuck Taylors or Jack Purcell. If you want a nice casual leather shoe, I'd recommend the Allen Edmonds Strands which retail at $325 but go to $200 at Nordstrom's annual summer sail. Also you can get "seconds" (small flaws, mostly unnoticeable) from their outlet stores. Sometimes they have deals where you can get 2 for $200.

After a year or two when you've decided on what you really like, then you can save up and drop big cash on those items that are top of the line in their categories, cause you know you'll be keeping them.

Follow some blogs like Put This On, This Fits, etc. and check out the What are You Wearing Now (WAYWN) threads.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

If I were you I'd try out Uniqlo. They get a lot of praise for the quality/price ratio. Also, since you describe yourself as slim I'm sure you'd find really flattering stuff.
Unfortunately they only have stores in NY and don't do online commerce, so if you wanted them and you don't live in NY, use the service called Suddenlee (google it, you tell them what you want, they go in the store and buy it and ship it to you for a fee).

I wanted to comment on two things. First, I recently used SuddenLee for the first time and was very happy with it.

Second, one of the items I got was a UU(undercover) tshirt and damn do I love it. The cut and fit is so great. I'm 5'7 and slim and it's perfect. The neck is just loose enough and the length is on the short side compared to most other brands. I need to pick up some more, but the purple color I got is SICK
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I have been looking for a pair of shoes that I can wear casually with dark jeans, chino shorts, and chino pants.  I have been looking at the Janoski shoe in white obsidian.  How do you all think these will look? http://shop.ccs.com/product/model:131928/sku:33824114/?cm=

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Originally Posted by bentleychris23 View Post

what are some good companies though for jeans, t-shirts, shirts, shorts, shoes, etc. any other recommendations? sean9, some of those companies are a little out of my price range.


How are Stan Smiths and APC out of your price range? 

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Originally Posted by Sean9 View Post


How are Stan Smiths and APC out of your price range? 

Maybe he's a starving student who has a sub-$200 budget for clothes.

Brings me back to my fresher days. After rent and books, there wasn't much left over for nice stuff.
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What color of tods/driver shoes would you recommend buying?

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Anything similar to brown CP combat boots to consider before I snap them up? I'd like something high, resolable, and distinctively boot-ish that would look good all old and beat-up a few years down the road. Thanks.
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^Then don't get CP combat boots. Sure they're cool, but that is NOT a rugged boot.
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^Then don't get CP combat boots. Sure they're cool, but that is NOT a rugged boot.

Oh, really? Damn, I figured since it was a combat boot and everything (and $400-$700), it should last. I'm so confused. confused.gif
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Hey Guys,

 

I'm slowly upgrading and improving my wardrobe as I move through college. Just got two new pairs of shoes both from Clae: Ellingtons in acorn and Powells in grey. I dig both of them and just need some suggestions on what to pair them with, specifically regarding bottoms but also shirts. I'm not too worried about the Ellingtons, but any input on the Powells would be great since they're grey and I have little experience with that. I'm geared more towards a casual, but put together look with nothing too wild - if that makes sense. I want something that will look good during class but isn't over the top, for both pants and shirts.

 

I'm not sure how to pair shorts with either of them and whether I even should. I'm heading back to the UK this Sunday for 2 months so I can approach it a little bit more like fall weather, so shorts won't be too much of an issue until I get back stateside in August.

 

But any input would be great! Thanks.

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Crossposted and edited from Men's Clothing.

 

Looking for a pair of swimming trunks. I need to get rid of my baggy shorts. It's hard for me to find fitting shorts because most retailers only go down to 28" waist(I tend to fit best in a boys 14 or 16). I look in the kids section, but I can't find anything mature for my age, since the section is plagued by huge boardshorts with wacky colors and prints. I really like the designs of Parke and Ronen, Orlebar Brown, Sundek, Birdwell, and Scotch and Soda.  Here are my measurements(I'm 17 and have a few years of more growth).

 

Top of waistband on boxers is 2" below bottom of naval.

Natural waist-26"

Hip-32"

Inseam(2"from top of knee to crotch area)-9-10"

Outseam(top waistband to start of knee)-16"

Thigh-17.5"

Backrise(bottom ballsack to top waistband)-13-14"

Frontrise(top waistband to bottom of ballsack)-11-12"

I have a ~100$ price range(I can be lenient). Looking for a 4" or 6" inseam since I am 5'4". Any help or direction is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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