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post #85426 of 101082
Anyone care to share their thoughts on proportions when looking at the thickness of soles?

Want to pickup a pair of boots but the sole seems sort of thin in comparison to my fuller cut pants and tops e.g. 19cm and jackets + long coats. Is it going to look odd? The boot is simple enough, a pair of side zips
post #85427 of 101082
I've tried wearing "fuller" pants (8" leg opening) with my premiata sidezips and thought it looked weird, but with a 7.5" hem they should be aiiight
post #85428 of 101082

19cm doesn't seem very full cut, toasty. seems fine for slim soles.

 

generally I like slim profile shoes with narrow pants, and chunky shoes with wider pants. but there's always exceptions. e.g. a beefy longwing or boot can look good with narrow pants or jeans. kinda depends on the style you're going for too.

post #85429 of 101082
Yeah I am use to 18cm but realize it does not do me any favors, so, I consider anything less tapered "fuller cut." Thanks for sharing! Certainly makes my decision easier to try it out.

I realized I don't own a black matte pair of footwear aside from some black cap toe for work. shog[1].gif
post #85430 of 101082
Mission Chinese was probably my wildest meal in NYC. I was also wasted when we ate there haha
post #85431 of 101082
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Originally Posted by superego View Post


totally aware...your comment would have been better placed after a post with me questioning his statement though

I don't think he's criticizing you as much as lending credibility to my comment smile.gif
post #85432 of 101082
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
 

19cm doesn't seem very full cut, toasty. seems fine for slim soles.

 

generally I like slim profile shoes with narrow pants, and chunky shoes with wider pants. but there's always exceptions. e.g. a beefy longwing or boot can look good with narrow pants or jeans. kinda depends on the style you're going for too.

I think that it's even more than that.  Dark shoes with dark pants is quite different than a lighter colored, contrasting shoe, or a dark sneaker with a contrasting sole, or a light sneaker with a light sole.  It also depends on the weight and drape of the pants.  The same hem in a 18 ounce dark denim is going to look very different than in a lightweight worsted wool.  And again, you can be going for a very balanced look, or for a deliberately unbalanced look.  And of course, some guys can do some things that other guys just can't.  I've seen some dudes do very slim shoes with really baggy jeans, and look great, in completely different ways.  One guy is a huge guy - 6'3" and really V-shaped and muscular.  The other dude is much smaller, so much so that the jeans looked very oversized, like trousers cut in the 1920s.  I tried it, and despite getting some (genuine) compliments, I still felt stupid.  So after a few hours, I changed, and that never happened again.   

 

While guidelines are useful as just that, at the end of the day, you'll have to look in the mirror and see if it works for you.  

post #85433 of 101082

IIRC you tend to wear pants fairly loose in the thigh and seat, which is probably accentuating the carrot effect of a relatively smaller hem.

 

I don't think there's anything I wear regularly over 6.5" due to my small build and odd proportions. Like LA Guy said, it really all depends on how you're built.

post #85434 of 101082
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post


Not sure how close by you need, but The Dutch is near.

Mission Chinese is so good, and recently reopened after being shut down by DOH for some pretty nasty violations.
http://ny.eater.com/archives/2013/10/mission_chinese_reopens_bowien_issues_doh_statement.php

Meh - seems like very typical Chinese food issues.  I've never had The Dutch, but the stuff sounds tasty.  I guess I'm also looking for places where they would do delivery or at least take out as well.  Maybe I'll just get a bunch of stuff from 'Wichcraft" delivered for the afternoon, though I do like the idea of people trying on suede shoes while eating fried chicken.

 

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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Mission Chinese was probably my wildest meal in NYC. I was also wasted when we ate there haha

It's a godsend in San Francisco, where no one delivers past a 2 block radius, and that includes not great pizza places.  In NYC, that's not such a big deal, but in San Francisco, it's really huge.  

post #85435 of 101082
True. I am talking about light weight wool trousers that are airy and can give an illusion of fullness from hips down. I just want to continue the silhouette and not aiming for anything grunge or punk with thick soles r platforms. Soft round toe and non contrasting soles. I was looking at some DVN shoes but it has a brown midsole and lug soles. Another pair is the CL side zip boot but the sole is one layer of leather, thinner than say guidi and the toebox is flat (suppose to be reference to the 60s). Then there's a pair of Alfred Sargent for Surface to Air that is really interesting. It is like Kent Wangs plain toe black oxford.

I was also interested in NMWA boot selection but sole seems really long. Anything over 30cm is a bit clown like on me I think.
post #85436 of 101082

yeah agree with LA Guy. you can also wear the same pair of shoes with diff width pants for a diff visual effect. in the end it's just what looks good. 

 

since I have short legs, I watch out that my shoes don't appear too long.. so things stay relatively proportionate.

 

 

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post #85437 of 101082
I like it when my shoes are disproportionate / ugly.
All chinese food should periodically fall health inspections because fuck the city man.
someone in toronto deliver to me dandan noodles from chinese traditional bun on dundas?
post #85438 of 101082
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post #85439 of 101082
Someone needs to put together a gif of the PNP model making that same half-confused-half-disgusted face as he cycles through all the different outfits.

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post #85440 of 101082
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yoox's customer service is great! and over the years the site has become steadily less automat like. between the editorials, visual design, etc, it seems like they're trying to give the site more of a human touch. of course the product shots and descriptions that make Yoox so magical haven't changed.

Hmm I feel their responses are as automat like as ever. I recently received a jacket from a different brand than what I ordered (it should have been Helmut Lang, but was actually a Chinese counterfeit brand named "Helmut-L"), so i sent them a message with a photo of the label tag, and this was their reply:
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We are sorry to inform you that we were unable to accurately evaluate the problem you found with the product using the photo you sent us.

Therefore we kindly ask you to send us a clearer photo and, if possible, a brief description of the damage.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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After no less than 6 messages back and forth I got all my money back though.
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