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post #46171 of 99137
I don't really care about AS non-boots personally, but I will say the boots are dope.

Never cared for any vass lasts just can't get behind any of them and the problem with F is the vertical height between the vamp and the toe which the alden barrie had down for a chunky shoe. That wingtip I posted is nice but it's almost confused in purpose.

Personally if I were going full mc I would be full British rake or whatever the fuck the only lasts I feel could support this are made by lobb and c&j though they are on different levels obviously. As far as clothing, there would be lots of patterns, odd jackets and shirts/ties would all have either some soft orange, green, blue, purple, yellow colors about them along with texture, no muddled earth tones or bright colors. I would be dandy as fuck in other words none of this neapolitan bullshit.
post #46172 of 99137
I dont get supreme

those vass shoes are fucking great
post #46173 of 99137
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I don't really care about AS non-boots personally, but I will say the boots are dope.
Never cared for any vass lasts just can't get behind any of them and the problem with F is the vertical height between the vamp and the toe which the alden barrie had down for a chunky shoe. That wingtip I posted is nice but it's almost confused in purpose.
Personally if I were going full mc I would be full British rake or whatever the fuck the only lasts I feel could support this are made by lobb and c&j though they are on different levels obviously. As far as clothing, there would be lots of patterns, odd jackets and shirts/ties would all have either some soft orange, green, blue, purple, yellow colors about them along with texture, no muddled earth tones or bright colors. I would be dandy as fuck in other words none of this neapolitan bullshit.

Re: F last, I think I like the U last better, which is the more rounded one IIRC. Double / Single monks on that last were amazing IMO.

Im probably going to sell most of my margiela sport coats and start getting MTM from the same guys phatguido goes through in Melbourne. FIrst suit will be a navy one for my wedding next year. I'll wear with C+J and Vass MTO easy. I'm more navy / grey / charcoal suiting, lots of flannel, blue / navy knitted ties, rep ties, some printed ties, pretty much classic english (I live in Australia anyway lol). Im pretty restrained with streetwear and same for MC, I dont really like italian soft tailoring anyway, much more like structured english. That goes back to being Australian and Im suprised your the same way (Most americans like the soft stuff becuase of trad influences)
post #46174 of 99137
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Not gonna bullshit here, I've hardly read any contemporary american fiction (well any american lit really, very few exceptions aside-Hemmingway, that kind of stuff).

just catching up on this thread but i can't miss an opportunity to recommend ben marcus's 'notable american women'. the best contemporary american novel i've read for ages, particularly if you come via European literature. he's influenced by kafka, borges, thomas bernhard, but completely original at the same time.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I don't really care about AS non-boots personally, but I will say the boots are dope.
Never cared for any vass lasts just can't get behind any of them and the problem with F is the vertical height between the vamp and the toe which the alden barrie had down for a chunky shoe. That wingtip I posted is nice but it's almost confused in purpose.

Pretty much, should be on the P2 and it'd kick ass.
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post

Re: F last, I think I like the U last better, which is the more rounded one IIRC. Double / Single monks on that last were amazing IMO.

wrong way round bro, F last is rounded, U last is the chisel.

I just got a pair of navy 3-eyelet bluchers on the F last. Perfect shoe for late nights.

The Fuuma special and that longwing except in whiskey are on my coplist, lol.

I'm also thinking about trying out these:
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Piergiacomi shoes
. That's a bentivegna welt. The balance looks perfect.
post #46176 of 99137
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

I laughed because I did select basic packaging, and it was very elaborate. My first thought, though, was "hmmm, nice box."

The Corner uses pretty nice packaging as well, I was a little tempted to keep the black box when I did a return, but thought that would be rude.
 

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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Delivery confirmation. I wasn't even aware that USPS did tracking...confirmation has always had enough information for me. It's weird, because I've been shipping USPS priority almost exclusively for a few years now and DC info has always been updated relatively quickly. I mean, I'd like to know at least that the dudes received it and it left Atlanta (I dropped it off in the big metal drop-off thing at the post office after hours).

DC is pretty terrible, never really check it until it's reached it's estimated arrival date, I've had it go silent from "Electronic confirmation received" to "Delivered". Proper tracking isn't really worth it for domestic shipping, imo
 

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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

I was going to say something about winter coats, but decided it would be more prudent to go to the winter coat thread instead. I've already come to the conclusion that if I were to get a down jacket (à la Moncler), it would probably look best with denim. However since I plan on wearing a lot of heavy twill chinos this winter, perhaps it might be wiser for me to get a Toj peacoat instead. I've searched around the usual haunts online to find something maybe a little more versatile, but I'm thinking a down vest & Toj peacoat this season, and pick up a down jacket next.

(I know that Moncler's not one of the forum darlings, nor is it particularly edgy or envelope-pushing in its styling or cut. Just using it as a well-known example)

I really like the Moncler stuff that's not made in that horrible shiny nylon. The wool puffer that was released for the mainline (a season after the one from Gamme Bleu, iirc) was my favorite

post #46177 of 99137
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Originally Posted by robin View Post

The Mr Porter packaging is a carryover from the women's netaporter operations - selecting the option for basic packaging cuts down on some of that though you still end up with a lot. That said, the white boxes they include with certain items are nice to have around sometimes.


 

THey do put a lot of shit in, but you appreciate it how nice it looks. One of my last orders came in a very big white box. I have it stored in my closet. It´s too nice to throw in the garbage. Same thing for the luisa via roma ones. I´ve got like 5 all stacked in different parts of my room  :)

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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

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Not a zelda fan, or zelda player to be more accurate, because I´ve been a Playstation guy since forever, but these look ill. it´d be so cool to be walking around with nike zelda sneakers icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

post #46179 of 99137
happy birthday to kunk master flex.
post #46180 of 99137
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post

Eh they are the same man, they are nice shoes/boots accross the line
The construction is really nice and probably best in thier price range, the lasts are really nice IMO
RE MC: No one really looked at AS on there either until awhile ago man
Vass are awesome and I'm going to order some next year, probably copy Fuumski Boot shog[1].gifshog[1].gif
Edit: Vass arent really that expensive, at least the prices I get arent that bad, roughly similar to C+J USA retail, way better then Alden IMO

Dude, we've all known about Alfred Sargent for a long time. Several of our really, really, senior members (as in, founding members) and moderators have longstanding relationships, both personal and professional, with the brand. When the forum first started, there was a split between Anglophiles and Italophiles, and a small group of us more interested in designer and street fashion. Check out the very first post the mentions Alfred Sargent, in April 2002. That's less than 2 months after this place was created:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/1338/help-with-shoes/0_50#post_10294

This is the reason lots of bloggers/industry people use the forum as an information resource. Yeah, we talk a lot of shit, and let's face it, when you let people just say whatever, probably more than some disinformation, but the accumulated knowledge of the posters, especially in MC, is often quite high.

Also, and just for your reference, but Alfred Sargent has experimented a lot with their range recently. The Lombards are a new thing, essentially taking a more refined country boot, and putting it on a much more rounded, robust looking last. They were introduced in August of this year: http://alfred-sargent.blogspot.com/2011/08/as-exclusive-lombard.html The stockists are just getting them in now:
post #46181 of 99137
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

... I would be dandy as fuck in other words none of this neapolitan bullshit.
Tons of Neapolitan dandiies. There style is really more relaxed and less "dressed to the nines" than their English counterparts thoughl I'd tend towards the Italians, but that's personal tastes. Actually, there is a lot of reverence for American casualwear and English craftsmanship in Italy, and you see a lot of "Anglo-Italo style." thing English dudes, but more casual, like (middle) Americans, but also more flair.
post #46182 of 99137
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I was introduced to the Alfred Sargent Lombard as an alternative to Tricker's country boots today:
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Wow, those are gorgeous. I've been looking for a pair of black boots for winter, and I just can't bring myself to order something like White's. These just might be my Christmas present to myself.
post #46183 of 99137
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

I just thought that DC was USPS's lazy version of tracking. Their "arrived at (insert city)" has always been decent enough for me to gauge when it would be delivered, but I've noticed lately that their DC has gotten worse for updating. It sucks cause USPS is my favorite to use for shipping, UPS and Fedex are expensive and nowhere near as fast.
Anyways, RFT: I don't know why young dudes like brogues so much. When I'm on campus and I see a dude wearing brogues, it ends up being the most try-hard looking thing ever. I guess that's an extension of the whole "dress your age" philosophy.

do you feel they're more "try hard" than work boot type boots? what kind of boots aren't try hard or age appropriate? (not attacking, just wondering what your opinion is).
post #46184 of 99137
You know, I'm not so much against brogue boots since a lot of them look pretty decent, I was considering a pair of the trickers aniline boots for a long time. It's 20 year olds who cream their pants over some brogue shoes in whiskey or coffee or chocolate or some other dark coloured beverage/foodstuff. I honestly have no real logic behind it, most people just end up looking like twee toolbags.

I'm not really in the age-appropriate clothing camp, but I do believe that you have to have a certain "look" to you to pull off certain clothes. It's like, when Uncontrol posts fits, his face and hair and shit I just think "Oh, this looks really natural." Scott does his thing well cause he's got a cool disheveled look going on, etc etc. Baby-face dudes walking around with wingtips, ankle cleavage, and j-crew-esque, workwear-ish shit? Not so much.
post #46185 of 99137
give me a break i'm just looking for some dark brown boots
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