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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

Replacing the tweed with calf leather. Basically, a simple plain-toe boot.

 

I emailed Allison to see if this is possible.

 

Let us know what you hear back.

 

Also, other brands likely offer something like you're talking about, but I don't know of a specific example. Maybe others can chime in.

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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

 

PSA:  Home Depot online has these two tiered cedar ones that are stackable for $39 (fits 6 pairs of shoes- 3 pairs each tier).- http://www.homedepot.com/p/Two-Tier-Aromatic-Cedar-Shoe-Rack-A122/203664984#.UmVAuvmsiSo

 

 

Can anyone speak to how they compare with these from Jos. A. Bank?

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Hey Gang,

I know this is off topic, but there are clearly a lot of thoughtful enlightened people on this thread whose input I would seriously appreciate.

 

I'm getting married in May 2014 and our color scheme is grey,yellow, and purple.

I was wondering if anyone has some ideas of good color schemes I could wear in terms of my shirt and tie. My suit will be some shade of grey. The easy obvious choice is just a white shirt with a purple or yellow tie (thinking I'll have my groomsmen all wear one color, and I'd wear the other). Maybe that is the best idea, but are there are any other shirt colors that might be worth considering? 

Also, any sub-$500 off-the-rack suits that are wedding worthy (would take to a tailor of course)? I'm about 6' 220 with wide shoulders. I usually wear a 44r, sometimes a 46 depending on the cut. If I have to I'll shell out the $ for a custom-made suit, but if there are some good OTR options, I'd rather put that money into something else.

 

Finally, what shoes would you go with? Black or Walnut Strands?

Thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

Hey Gang,

I know this is off topic, but there are clearly a lot of thoughtful enlightened people on this thread whose input I would seriously appreciate.

I'm getting married in May 2014 and our color scheme is grey,yellow, and purple.

I was wondering if anyone has some ideas of good color schemes I could wear in terms of my shirt and tie. My suit will be some shade of grey. The easy obvious choice is just a white shirt with a purple or yellow tie (thinking I'll have my groomsmen all wear one color, and I'd wear the other). Maybe that is the best idea, but are there are any other shirt colors that might be worth considering? 

Also, any sub-$500 off-the-rack suits that are wedding worthy (would take to a tailor of course)? I'm about 6' 220 with wide shoulders. I usually wear a 44r, sometimes a 46 depending on the cut. If I have to I'll shell out the $ for a custom-made suit, but if there are some good OTR options, I'd rather put that money into something else.

Finally, what shoes would you go with? Black or Walnut Strands?

Thanks in advance!
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Does anyone know if the AE store in the Stamford CT mall closed?  It's not listed on the AE website anymore...

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

 

Can anyone speak to how they compare with these from Jos. A. Bank?

Can't compare but:  They're Cedar.  They're cheap.  They're easy to assemble.  They hold 6 pairs of shoes.  I like them.  :fonz: 

 

Edit.  yours holds 8 pairs for $35?  Sold!! lol

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

Hey Gang,

I know this is off topic, but there are clearly a lot of thoughtful enlightened people on this thread whose input I would seriously appreciate.

I'm getting married in May 2014 and our color scheme is grey,yellow, and purple.

I was wondering if anyone has some ideas of good color schemes I could wear in terms of my shirt and tie. My suit will be some shade of grey. The easy obvious choice is just a white shirt with a purple or yellow tie (thinking I'll have my groomsmen all wear one color, and I'd wear the other). Maybe that is the best idea, but are there are any other shirt colors that might be worth considering? 

Also, any sub-$500 off-the-rack suits that are wedding worthy (would take to a tailor of course)? I'm about 6' 220 with wide shoulders. I usually wear a 44r, sometimes a 46 depending on the cut. If I have to I'll shell out the $ for a custom-made suit, but if there are some good OTR options, I'd rather put that money into something else.

Finally, what shoes would you go with? Black or Walnut Strands?

Thanks in advance!

At the risk of derailing this thread. I would do this:

White shirt, purple tie, yellow lapel flower.

As for suits, look on ebay for one cheaply in your size. Ther are a plethora of threads on what makers you should look for. Find one close to your measurements then take it to a tailor. It'll be 90% of a MTM suit.

As for shoes, if you want to be ballsy, the walnut strand is the superior shoe (in my opinion). However, being the groom in a wedding I feel calls for black.
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Does anyone know how the 8 last fits relative to the 5 last and the 7/1 lasts? Is the length on the 8 last comparable to the 5 last, hence you should size down 0.5 for the 8 last? Considering buying a pair of Mora 2.0s

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

Hey Gang,

I know this is off topic, but there are clearly a lot of thoughtful enlightened people on this thread whose input I would seriously appreciate.

I'm getting married in May 2014 and our color scheme is grey,yellow, and purple.

I was wondering if anyone has some ideas of good color schemes I could wear in terms of my shirt and tie. My suit will be some shade of grey. The easy obvious choice is just a white shirt with a purple or yellow tie (thinking I'll have my groomsmen all wear one color, and I'd wear the other). Maybe that is the best idea, but are there are any other shirt colors that might be worth considering? 

Also, any sub-$500 off-the-rack suits that are wedding worthy (would take to a tailor of course)? I'm about 6' 220 with wide shoulders. I usually wear a 44r, sometimes a 46 depending on the cut. If I have to I'll shell out the $ for a custom-made suit, but if there are some good OTR options, I'd rather put that money into something else.

Finally, what shoes would you go with? Black or Walnut Strands?

Thanks in advance!

Hi,
I'm sure you will get a ton of answers regarding suits but i'll throw my suggestions in there as i'm in a suit most of the week. I just discovered that I really like the Epaulet suits that are made by Southwick. They are over the $500 price but worth it for a quality piece. Epaulet has an affiliate thread here if you want more info. Another option that is only slightly above what you want to spend is a MTM suit by H Freeman (not to be confused with Hickey Freeman but it's still made in the USA). L.S. Menswear in NYC can get you in a MTM H Freeman for less than $700. There is a guy outside of DC that can do the same thing but if i'm not mistaken his prices are higher. Lastly, i'd suggest looking at places like Off Saks and Neiman Marcus Last Call. I just two days ago saw a great Hickey Freeman (mainline not the outlet line) gray glenplaid double breasted suit for about $700. I've seen Isaia, Brioni, Hickey Freeman, Canali, ect... at these places for around the same $700 price point. Hope this helps.

Depending on the tone of gray you go with i'd almost always say walnut strands.
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

I don't love the manistee belt (too matchy with strands), so what would you guys recommend? I have heard there's weirdness with the walnut belts vs walnut shoes?

I personally just use an AE wide dress belt ($35 at the outlet) with all my walnut... I don't see any weirdness...


The shoes (from top to bottom) are Hamptons, broadstreet, fifth ave, strand, park ave & ashbury (which is AE's tan)
Edited by salgy - 10/21/13 at 1:26pm
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
 

Hey Gang,

I know this is off topic, but there are clearly a lot of thoughtful enlightened people on this thread whose input I would seriously appreciate.

 

I'm getting married in May 2014 and our color scheme is grey,yellow, and purple.

I was wondering if anyone has some ideas of good color schemes I could wear in terms of my shirt and tie. My suit will be some shade of grey. The easy obvious choice is just a white shirt with a purple or yellow tie (thinking I'll have my groomsmen all wear one color, and I'd wear the other). Maybe that is the best idea, but are there are any other shirt colors that might be worth considering? 

Also, any sub-$500 off-the-rack suits that are wedding worthy (would take to a tailor of course)? I'm about 6' 220 with wide shoulders. I usually wear a 44r, sometimes a 46 depending on the cut. If I have to I'll shell out the $ for a custom-made suit, but if there are some good OTR options, I'd rather put that money into something else.

 

Finally, what shoes would you go with? Black or Walnut Strands?

Thanks in advance!

 


How many shades of grey? :bigstar:

 

I vote for the walnut strands with light grey suit, white shirt and yellow tie.  Your groomsmen can do mid grey, whiteshirts and purple ties.

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Cappuccino McNeils have arrived today :worship2:

 

 

 

 

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Those look fantastic. What welt/sole edge combo is that?
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Yeah I need a towel for my laptop! :happy:  Good lord those look amazing!  The contrasting welt looks great imo!

 

Those are shells right?

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cincikid - those are terrific man, congrats!

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