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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
You ever get compliments on something that was kind of cheap or that you don't consider to be the greatest quality item in your wardrobe more than you don't get compliments on the good stuff?

For example, I get a lot more compliments when I wear my split toe brown Johnston & Murphy shoes, which are considered sub par quality than I get on some of my Allen Edmonds shoes. Also, I have a gray windowpane sport coat from bachrach that gets a lot more compliments than some of my better quality sportcoats.
post #2 of 21
It seems that a lot of the time, more expensive and better made stuff is more conservative in style (Brioni, etc.). Things such as your split toe J&Ms look different, "fashionable," so they'll get compliments. Then again, if you wore something by say... Zegna, I'm sure you'd get compliments.
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jovan
It seems that a lot of the time, more expensive and better made stuff is more conservative in style (Brioni, etc.). Things such as your split toe J&Ms look different, "fashionable," so they'll get compliments.

I don't think that there's anything particularly fashionable looking about them. I think they look quite conservative compared to a lot of the shoes that people are wearing these days. I saw a guy wearing "dress shoes" the other day that looked like the shoes the Iron Sheik used to wear.

The J&Ms look like this:

post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by odoreater
I don't think that there's anything particularly fashionable looking about them. I think they look quite conservative compared to a lot of the shoes that people are wearing these days. I saw a guy wearing "dress shoes" the other day that looked like the shoes the Iron Sheik used to wear.

The J&Ms look like this:


I like the shoes, thinking about getting the Delray's from AE which look very similar. I usually get the best compliments on my TM Lewin shirts which are the cheaper of the shirts in my wardrobe but some of the bolder patterns. The women seem to like them the best.
post #5 of 21
I'm just saying, they look less conservative than a lot of shoes people wear... including me. Nunn Bush bluchers with a cap toe FTW.
post #6 of 21
Seersucker. Cheapest non-thrift-store suit in my wardrobe, and it probably garners more compliments than any other, with the possible exception of my double-breasted.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
Seersucker. Cheapest non-thrift-store suit in my wardrobe, and it probably garners more compliments than any other, with the possible exception of my double-breasted.


Pink or Blue? Been thinking about getting one but not sure if the pink would work for me or the seersucker at all for a 21 year old.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by demeis
Pink or Blue? Been thinking about getting one but not sure if the pink would work for me or the seersucker at all for a 21 year old.
Standard blue, although I wouldn't be unamenable to pink. While others may disagree, I see no reason you as a 21 year old couldn't wear seersucker. It all depends on your comfort level.
post #9 of 21
Personally, I'd only wear seersucker for a shirt. Of the suits I've tried on, regular cotton twill or linen feels better as a summer suit. For me, anyways.
post #10 of 21
You are not alone:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ht=compliments
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
Seersucker.

Seersucker does seem to garner more than its share of attention. That said, I pay little heed to compliments directed at a specific item in my wardrobe. When I'm complimented about my dress, while among friends/associates, someone will invariably chime in, "He's always well dressed". Which is not a particularly difficult achievement in this day and age.
post #12 of 21
It isn't? Then how come I looked far better in my Hungry Howie's polo and work pants than the businessmen who are always at Starbucks next door? It's classic, I tell you. These are fairly athletic looking young men wearing unfitting shirts (even the neck and cuffs are off) with those huge chest pockets and back locker loops. Oh, and they're wearing oversized pleated Dockers at that. Did they make an attempt to be "well dressed"? Yes. Did it come off as that? No.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by odoreater
I don't think that there's anything particularly fashionable looking about them. I think they look quite conservative compared to a lot of the shoes that people are wearing these days. I saw a guy wearing "dress shoes" the other day that looked like the shoes the Iron Sheik used to wear.

The J&Ms look like this:


I love that shoe -- the color and styling are damn near perfection. Is it not particularly well-made? I know J&M's aren't considered 'better' shoes, but are there specific construction deficiencies?
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Margaret
I love that shoe -- the color and styling are damn near perfection. Is it not particularly well-made? I know J&M's aren't considered 'better' shoes, but are there specific construction deficiencies?

I'm quite sure J&M uses grain-corrected leather. The shoes aren't likely to be welted either, although someone else would need to confirm that.
post #15 of 21
J&Ms are great shoes! Whadda youz' guyz' talking about?

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