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I have to have to have to wear a black dress shoe for a wedding that I'm in.  I have zero (0.00) black shoes and all my dress shoes are Alden.  

 

I really don't want to go down the Alden route for a black dress shoe... so I was thinking maybe a black derby?  Would be different (I think?) and also fill a void in my closet--not really my style though--and I know next to nothing about them.

 

Anyone recommend anything?  Affordable too...

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*Money Wallet*
Same with this.  Is it something that can be currently purchased or is it old?

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DIY? Photochop a bill or something to like 1.2x scale (practice with cheap notebook paper first for ideal sizing), print on high quality thick paper, cut out with some excess to fold into the pocket, glue together, then either like finish it or laminate it. You probably just want a stockist though, not a DIY solution since if you wanted a DIY, you would have just done it.

Or buy two trillion ZWE dollar bills and just cellotape together.
post #74133 of 97749
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DIY? Photochop a bill or something to like 1.2x scale (practice with cheap notebook paper first for ideal sizing), print on high quality thick paper, cut out with some excess to fold into the pocket, glue together, then either like finish it or laminate it.

Or buy two trillion ZWE dollar bills and just cellotape together.

 

yeah but it doesn't have the fun MMM jokes on it

post #74134 of 97749
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

I have to have to have to wear a black dress shoe for a wedding that I'm in.  I have zero (0.00) black shoes and all my dress shoes are Alden.  

I really don't want to go down the Alden route for a black dress shoe... so I was thinking maybe a black derby?  Would be different (I think?) and also fill a void in my closet--not really my style though--and I know next to nothing about them.

Anyone recommend anything?  Affordable too...

Lots of black MOMA derbies on Yoox right now for 'round $200. As you know, they'll be more casual than dressy, but this can be your way of saying "take your black shoe requirement and shove it."
post #74135 of 97749
I was checking out the J.Crew website the other day and noticed that all of the male models were wearing high-water pants. since when is it considered fashionable to wear pants that are too short? my tailor always says that your dress pants should drape a certain length over your dress shoes, but when I see these guys dress like Kramer from Seinfeld it makes me cringe
post #74136 of 97749
And thus on February 21, 2013, gaseousclay discovered cropped trousers
post #74137 of 97749
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

I was checking out the J.Crew website the other day and noticed that all of the male models were wearing high-water pants. since when is it considered fashionable to wear pants that are too short? my tailor always says that your dress pants should drape a certain length over your dress shoes, but when I see these guys dress like Kramer from Seinfeld it makes me cringe

you haven't noticed this fad until now? 

GQ have been pushing it for quite a while, and you could see a lot of guys doing it at Pitti Uomo too

post #74138 of 97749
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Lots of black MOMA derbies on Yoox right now for 'round $200. As you know, they'll be more casual than dressy, but this can be your way of saying "take your black shoe requirement and shove it."
 

 

 

ohhh, good call.  I think anything that isn't a sneaker or velcro will pass.  


Do you know any sizing info on the MOMAs?  TTS?  Typically a 9 / 42.  Size down for Aldens to 8/8.5.

post #74139 of 97749
Since you're pressed for time, I'd get two sizes and return what doesn't fit.

Lots of people size down 1 for momas, but the last pair I got actually seemed a little tighter than the same size in other brands (hoping it'll stretch!). So yeah, if you can, order multiple sizes
post #74140 of 97749
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None of the more extreme pieces, but I like a lot of the sweaters/cardigans:

 

 

 

I was tempted by the second one for a while. I´m in a dire need of some knits, and Sruli makes some killer ones. But then I saw his latest collection and I´m basically gonna start saving for the geometric wooden panneled top.

Thos pieces right there, like you say, are not extreme. I´m sure they´d look good as long as you get the right size. Though oversized knits can be pulled off as well.

post #74141 of 97749
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I am not a fan of Sruli Recht. Some of his designs have potential, but at this point it's become a competition to use the wackiest and most unpractical of all materials to make awkward, strange looking pieces that 'commune' with his Viking heritage. Oh look it's a meteor ring! It's made of penis bone! I think a big part of his popularity is that he's been really courting the blogosphere.
post #74142 of 97749
I've visited his store in Iceland and I thought the knitwear pieces were the only interesting pieces there. The rest of the clothing was pretty lackluster in person, as well as the exotic leather accessories.
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I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I am not a fan of Sruli Recht. Some of his designs have potential, but at this point it's become a competition to use the wackiest and most unpractical of all materials to make awkward, strange looking pieces that 'commune' with his Viking heritage. Oh look it's a meteor ring! It's made of penis bone! I think a big part of his popularity is that he's been really courting the blogosphere.
He's not of Icelandic heritage actually. While it's definitely a good way to get PR, I think the odd items he comes up with are heavily influenced by the design community there in Reykjavik where you can buy some really bizarre shit.
post #74143 of 97749
dude would be so much better if his clothes had even close to flattering proportions. often reminds me of a student project, where he has good intentions but hasn't quite figured out what cuts work well on the human body.

on that note, maybe he's the one who makes everlane's patterns
post #74144 of 97749
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I am not a fan of Sruli Recht. Some of his designs have potential, but at this point it's become a competition to use the wackiest and most unpractical of all materials to make awkward, strange looking pieces that 'commune' with his Viking heritage. Oh look it's a meteor ring! It's made of penis bone! I think a big part of his popularity is that he's been really courting the blogosphere.

agreed, pretty much the stranger the design and material used, the more attention the crap gets. blind model shit was enough to put me off.
post #74145 of 97749
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Lots of black MOMA derbies on Yoox right now for 'round $200. As you know, they'll be more casual than dressy, but this can be your way of saying "take your black shoe requirement and shove it."

Noticed a pair just reappeared in my dream box. Gonna need a pair soon, I'm afraid, so the consensus on these is to size down one, right?

edited: that's what I get for not reading all unread posts before responding!
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