Originally Posted by eddiecibrian
I'm flying to nyc to celebrate nye. Now I don't have any comfortable shoes other than running shoes and it's hard to make a decent winter outfit with running shoes(correct me if im wrong)
I'll most likely be wearing jeans and a wool overcoat.
I plan on walking around the wet/possibly icy roads without slipping and falling on my ass.
I am looking for some pretty cheap (under $150) comfortable walking shoes that have somewhat acceptable styling with decent traction.
I would invest in something like the Alden Indy, and shoes from red wing, but im not sure if it'll ruin them to walk in the nasty manhattan streets.
Also I am considering buying a suit from the suit supply store in nyc. But right now the ralph lauren where I live has a sale and they have a charcoal anthony suit in my size for around $950. I really like the anthony suit but am wondering if 950 before taxes is still not a steep enough discount to pull the trigger for a staple color. After all, I still prefer a navy suit. (I have none of the above colors)
This would be my attire for NYE and 2 weddings in march and april. Would solid charcoal be a good choice for all of these?
Would the anthony be a better bang for your buck than buying a suit from suit supply or even modern tailor?
I've read most of the threads in SF about these 3 suit brands and I've only tried on the Anthony suit so far. Just need you guys to help me make a final decision.
thanks in advance
Damn man, rattlin' 'em off there.
1. Unlikely to actually become winter here before/around NYE, so I wouldn't worry too much about ice or ruining anything with weather (obviously, the forecast may change).
2. I say not steep enough. I usually find my RLs at 70-80% off. As far as suit supply, I haven't used them, but quite a few people here have and like their product. I suppose if you have something pretty particular in mind, that could be a decent option instead of waiting out an Anthony.
3. Charcoal is a solid choice, as is navy. A lot of people would say those two colors should be your first two suits. I wouldn't go any more "modern" than RLBL if you are looking for a long term staple. As for NYE, a nice charcoal suit would be just fine, unless you're going clubbing or something (then maybe "less nice").
4. Difficult to say, I haven't used suit supply. I do have RLBL suits and I'm generally happy with them. Obviously not as nice as others in my wardrobe, but fine nonetheless. I think you should be able to find a RLBL Anthony in the 400-600 range. Since it sounds like that's what you really want, I'd focus on that. You might swing by RL while you're here, there may be additional markdowns in the next week or so. Also, remember that other stores carry RLBL suiting, like Barney's, Bergdorf, and Bloomingdale's, all of which are currently having sales.
Just my two cents. Have a great time while you're here!