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oops, wrong quick questions thread. Please disregard.


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Originally Posted by StyleNovice6 View Post
 

I have 2 quick newb questions I would appreciate some help with; 

 

What is the ideal fabric for pocket squares? I'm assuming cotton? I received some 100% polyester cheap pocket squares that are... visibly very cheap. (no surprise) 

 

Are slim fit chinos from Banana Republic any good? <-- (I assume they go on sale often) Are there alternative brands anyone would recommend? 

Re the pocket squares...start off with the basics: white, cotton or linen. Be sure to figure out in advance how big a square your pocket can accommodate. Personally, the standard 17", in linen, is way too big for my pocket and causes it to bulge out ridiculously. On the other hand, a 12" cotton or linen works well for me.

 

As for Banana Republic chinos, don't really know.

post #14328 of 15921

Can anybody recommend a brand and/or style of dress shoe that is a pretty simple, high shine black lace-up?

I'm looking mostly at derby and oxford styles, I'm not up on the terms used for these kind of shoes but I want a cap-toe, non-brogue. 

Things I am currently looking at are these.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/378534

and the CP derby shine (though I'm wary of the fit as it seems they wouldn't stretch like achilles', and I need all the stretch in the toe box I can get for those to be comfortable).

Ideally some of the Mr. Hare shoes are fucking awesome but too much. I'm looking in the 200-300 range. thanks.

post #14329 of 15921
Rock your socks pants and shoes threak will give you a steer, read through for black offerings. Not likin those you linked to. But that's a personal thing
post #14330 of 15921

Meermin fits your budget and your constraints.

 

Oxford:

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2033

 

Blucher:

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1930

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Can anyone recommend me a few stores that have straight leg jeans that are tapered from the knee down? Not from Levis or Topman and I don't mean slim straights.

 

It is incredibly difficult for me to find this fit. Any help is appreciated 

post #14332 of 15921

Thanks guys. So is an Oxford what I'm looking for? What's the diff between Oxford - Bulcher - Derby?

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Originally Posted by frenchtutor View Post
 

Can anyone recommend me a few stores that have straight leg jeans that are tapered from the knee down? Not from Levis or Topman and I don't mean slim straights.

 

It is incredibly difficult for me to find this fit. Any help is appreciated 

You may want to check out the Rogue Territory "SK" fit. 

 

http://www.rogueterritory.com/product-category/skinny-leg/

 

Don't be fooled by the "skinny leg" link. They are actually pretty comfortable in the waist and thigh, just with a more aggressive taper than the Stanton. I actually can't wear the SK but it sounds like what you are looking for.

post #14334 of 15921
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Thanks guys. So is an Oxford what I'm looking for? What's the diff between Oxford - Bulcher - Derby?
An Oxford is a closed lace shoe. A Derby or a bulcher are in fact the same thing, and they are open laced. Take a look at something such as the Loake Aldwych. Notice how at the laces, the leather is one piece, that's an Oxford. Now look at the Red Wing postman. Notice at the laces how it's two pieces coming together and they are not joined. It's a Derby.

Oxford's are inherently more formal than derbies.
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post
 

You may want to check out the Rogue Territory "SK" fit. 

 

http://www.rogueterritory.com/product-category/skinny-leg/

 

Don't be fooled by the "skinny leg" link. They are actually pretty comfortable in the waist and thigh, just with a more aggressive taper than the Stanton. I actually can't wear the SK but it sounds like what you are looking for.

 

Awesome

 

Even the models displayed have my fit, thank you

 

Any other suggestions?

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Awesome

 

Even the models displayed have my fit, thank you

 

Any other suggestions?

No problem. The RT made good quality stuff. But I just saw that you are new here and since you mentioned Topman and Levis I feel like I have to ask - Are you familiar with raw denim? cos these aren't going to be the same size as something from Levis, generally speaking.

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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post


An Oxford is a closed lace shoe. A Derby or a bulcher are in fact the same thing, and they are open laced. Take a look at something such as the Loake Aldwych. Notice how at the laces, the leather is one piece, that's an Oxford. Now look at the Red Wing postman. Notice at the laces how it's two pieces coming together and they are not joined. It's a Derby.

Oxford's are inherently more formal than derbies.

Thanks. That makes more sense. I've always though it had something to do with the cap toe.

post #14338 of 15921
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Originally Posted by frenchtutor View Post

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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

 
You may want to check out the Rogue Territory "SK" fit. 

http://www.rogueterritory.com/product-category/skinny-leg/

Don't be fooled by the "skinny leg" link. They are actually pretty comfortable in the waist and thigh, just with a more aggressive taper than the Stanton. I actually can't wear the SK but it sounds like what you are looking for.

Awesome

Even the models displayed have my fit, thank you

Any other suggestions?

apc new standard might work
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Brand of this watch ?
post #14340 of 15921
Seriously? It's one of the most iconic watch designs and you can read the logo even. Solid gold Rolex sub with date. You can probably find the reference number with a bit of googling.
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