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post #3211 of 4234
I agree, there is just something about plain toe that rubs me the wrong way as well.
post #3212 of 4234
Kent,

I couldn't find the static link here for the seasonal fabrics. Can you post a link on your website or here again?
post #3213 of 4234
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Kent,

I couldn't find the static link here for the seasonal fabrics. Can you post a link on your website or here again?

http://www.kentwang.com/about/suits
post #3214 of 4234
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Originally Posted by Louys View Post

I agree, there is just something about plain toe that rubs me the wrong way as well.

 

Count me among those who would like to see a black captoe. KW says on his site that you can wear the plain toe for interviews, but I'd be much more comfortable in a black cap toe in just about any conservative business situation. 

post #3215 of 4234
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Count me among those who would like to see a black captoe. KW says on his site that you can wear the plain toe for interviews, but I'd be much more comfortable in a black cap toe in just about any conservative business situation. 
This is ridiculous.
There might be a difference between plain and captoe on SF but in the real world, no one else would give a damn.
post #3216 of 4234
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This is ridiculous.
There might be a difference between plain and captoe on SF but in the real world, no one else would give a damn.

Just between you and me, what I'm choosing to wear is primarily to satisfy myself. Whether other people give a hoot is mostly irrelevant.
post #3217 of 4234
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This is ridiculous.
There might be a difference between plain and captoe on SF but in the real world, no one else would give a damn.

This is ridiculous.

If details are irrelevant then go shop for all your clothes at Walmart.
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post #3219 of 4234
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This is ridiculous.
There might be a difference between plain and captoe on SF but in the real world, no one else would give a damn.

 

It seems like sometimes on SF people treat the "rules" like some arbitrary secret code that only us exclusive insiders have access too. This is definitely true to a point, but the basics certainly aren't arbitrary. Imagine a 22 year old showing up at an interview for a first job in a high end suit, an Hermes tie, shirt with a cutaway collar, cuff links and bit loafers v.s. a kid showing up in SF-approved ultra conservative business dress. The average person might not know a damn thing about clothes and might not be able to articulate why they think this, but I'd be willing to bet just about anyone would peg the first guy as an arrogant douche and the second guy as tastefully dressed. Obviously this is an extreme example and just how many "rules" you get to break is dependant on age, industry, level of success achieved so far, personality etc. but my point is that I'm sure people who don't care about clothes do pick up on certain things because a lot of the principles espoused on here are grounded in aesthetics and tradition and not some mysterious code. 

 
That's just my rant--none of this is meant to disparage Kent Wang, his advice, or his fine products. He's just more of a baller than me and could show up to an interview wearing whatever he damn well pleases. 
post #3220 of 4234
No one interviewing you for a job will care (and probably will not even notice) that you're black dress shoes are plain toe instead of captoe. If you prefer one over the other that's perfectly fine and feel free to give your opinion based on that preference.
post #3221 of 4234
I've interviewed dozens of people. My line of work requires form as well as function. Naturally nothing hinges on the style of shoe but the overall effect is noted where the role is very client facing and 'first man through the door'.
post #3222 of 4234
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Originally Posted by astrocyte View Post
 

 

It seems like sometimes on SF people treat the "rules" like some arbitrary secret code that only us exclusive insiders have access too. This is definitely true to a point, but the basics certainly aren't arbitrary. Imagine a 22 year old showing up at an interview for a first job in a high end suit, an Hermes tie, shirt with a cutaway collar, cuff links and bit loafers v.s. a kid showing up in SF-approved ultra conservative business dress. The average person might not know a damn thing about clothes and might not be able to articulate why they think this, but I'd be willing to bet just about anyone would peg the first guy as an arrogant douche and the second guy as tastefully dressed. Obviously this is an extreme example and just how many "rules" you get to break is dependant on age, industry, level of success achieved so far, personality etc. but my point is that I'm sure people who don't care about clothes do pick up on certain things because a lot of the principles espoused on here are grounded in aesthetics and tradition and not some mysterious code. 

 
That's just my rant--none of this is meant to disparage Kent Wang, his advice, or his fine products. He's just more of a baller than me and could show up to an interview wearing whatever he damn well pleases. 

 

Pretty bad example, it was originally captoe vs plaintoe and you go from that to flashy suit w/ cuff links compared to a conservative suit? You put someone who is SF conservative in an interview (charcoal/navy suit, blue shirt, etc) with the only difference being captoe vs a plaintoe shoe, and i'm willing to bet not a damn will be given. 

If you really think having a plaintoe instead of captoe would decrease your chance at a job interview or not end a client, then i dont know what to say. This goes back to threads arguing whether ticket pocket is fine or not. If someone is refusing to hire you or do business solely because of you have a ticket pocket or a plaintoe, then you probably didn't have much chance of getting the job/business to begin with.
post #3223 of 4234
Silly discussion. Plain and captoe are just about as interchangeable in majority of business situations as a navy and dark grey suit. If you're losing sleep over any of this, you're blessed since apparently you have nothing else of importance to worry about.

(What Ace said as I was typing)
post #3224 of 4234
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Originally Posted by AceBoogie View Post

If someone is refusing to hire you or do business solely because of you have a ticket pocket or a plaintoe, then you probably didn't have much chance of getting the job/business to begin with want to work there anyway.

FTFY smile.gif
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I want to pick up a couple Kent Wang OCBD's but not sure on sizing.  I wear a 16-34 in the BB Extra Slim Fit.  42 chest and 33 waist.  I'm guessing I should try a medium/size 15 first?

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