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post #16 of 21
Actually Prada could never end up at a discount store. They burn all their last year's stuff that is not sold in the stores.
post #17 of 21
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Actually Prada could never end up at a discount store. They burn all their last year's stuff that is not sold in the stores.
I think that you're mistaking the story for a similar one I've read about Yamamoto. I can tell you from personal experience that a substantial amount of Prada and Prada Sport stuff ends up in discount stores like Loehmann's. Just to make sure, I went to the one in West L.A., near Beverly Hills, and sure enough, I saw about half a dozen Prada suits and an assorted selection of other items.
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I'd like to read a couple of 'em next time you need a thesis break. (I was there last summer, so I know the need will come on soon
Yes, it'll be nice to make people call me "Doctor", although "Master" has had a nice ring to it for the last several years. Some combinations though: 1. Sky Blue knit 3- button polo style wool shirt with lavender accents at collar and cuffs. Paul Smith or Etro woven cloth and leather (Peruvian style) belt. Tan suede Chelsea boots. Alternative Casual Friday? Only if you are in a very "creative environment". 2. Cream shirt with pale lavender windowpane. Midnight blue knit tie. Chestnut brown leather belt and laceups. (Relatively) conservative, but with a degree of panache. 3. Deep blue (a contrasting color such as royal with a touch of violet) shirt with a lavender tie with woven paisley pattern (I saw a great Zegna Napoli tie in the right pattern, but wrong color. Maybe Etro or Dolce Gabbana are your best bets). Go with black belt and shoes on this one, so as not to overwhelm the viewer. This one is actually pretty hard to pull off. You need to match the colors *very* carefully. Definitely a club look. Don't accesorize too much. There's a very thin line between Gieves and Hawkes and Richard James on a good day and Boateng, who is just too over the top for my tastes. 4. Go western. Wear a chocolate brown snap-front western shirt with suede belt and boots. Warning: you've got to be absolutely sure you're the type of guy who can pull this off to pull this off. 5. Of course, a Paul Smith Striped shirt will look great. A cream shirt with some Navy (and no black) in it will do just fine. Use a knit tie to tone it down a couple of notches. 6. A solid shirt with embroidery (such as those Paul Smith put out this season) will do fine as well. Casual and very cool. Wear with tan belt and shoes for a casual, funky look. Well, I'm sure that more combinations, including several more more conservative looks, will come to mind very soon. I'll post them as inspiration strikes.
post #18 of 21
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You might want to try some tan boots with a more pointed toe with that suit though.  It's not going to be mistaken for a conservative suit, so you may as well go all out.  Since you have a fairly round face, you might also consider getting slightly heavier, more angular eyeglasses, to get a little more of the Wes Anderson effect you seem to be looking for.  
Hey are these the type of shoes you mean: http://www.fluevog.com/code/images/0..._composite.jpg also what type of glasses would you suggest? Angular in what way? Square? Rectangular (which they almost are anyway)? Gimme a pic of what you mean if you could
post #19 of 21
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Hey are these the type of shoes you mean
Well, I'm not a fan of exotic leathers (they are expensive, fragile, and generally don't look as good as the calfskin or suede equivalent,) but otherwise, yes. That boot in tan suede would go rather nicely, IMO.
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also what type of glasses would you suggest? Angular in what way? Square? Rectangular (which they almost are anyway)? Gimme a pic of what you mean if you could
Well, I'm a big fan of the Danish company ProDesigns, which makes exceptionally high quality frames, and sell for a fraction of what similar designer frames get (about $260 for a titanium frame, compared to $400+ for a similar La Font frame). Here is a link to what I had in mind: Pro Design frame Dolce & Gabbana have similar frames this year that would also look rather nice.
post #20 of 21
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Well, I'm not a fan of exotic leathers (they are expensive, fragile, and generally don't look as good as the calfskin or suede equivalent,) but otherwise, yes.  That boot in tan suede would go rather nicely, IMO. [
I can't find that exact boot in tan suede but I found these http://www.beatwear.co.uk/acatalog/B...c_Boot_14.html what do you think?
post #21 of 21
I think you should try http://www.rmwilliams.com before you decide on those ones. I swear by my Yearling Craftsman, in black. Excellent quality, I've had them for 10 years and worn them quite a lot. The elastic is as good as new, the leather has started to show some wear and tear. Not surprising after a decade, though.
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