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post #16 of 39
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Originally Posted by CoolNickname go_quote.gif

 
I'm an teacher and trying to build an interchangeable wardrobe.  I own a pair of black, charcoal grey, brownish grey, dark blue, and dark blue pin stripe wool trousers, two pairs of polyester-rayon blend black trousers, and one pair of khakis.

 I plan on purchasing black oxfords like park avenues and pairing them with  pants above.  I rarely wear suits, but I've read that everyman should own black oxford lace-ups. I  own the following which I have already worn.


This is my issue with teachers...

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post #17 of 39
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Heh. Good catch!nod[1].gif


lol8[1].gif I know, I know, petty. But the guy did say he was a teacher, right?

post #18 of 39
Keep the Kenneth Cole and return all others........
post #19 of 39
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I would suggest you go back return them all and consider doing some more research on how to build an interchangeable wardrobe.

 

This ^^^^ word for word icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #20 of 39

I've two Cflitons; a bit narrow for my taste but great shoes. Very happy with them.

 

And unless he's a grammar teacher, not sure there is really much irony.
 

post #21 of 39
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I've two Cflitons; a bit narrow for my taste but great shoes. Very happy with them.

 

And unless he's a grammar teacher, not sure there is really much irony.
 


Why? Teachers have to be versed and semi-skilled in all subject areas. Every teacher needs to know how to properly write.

 

IMO, any of the shoes you posted are appropriate. It is more important to be comfortable while on your feet, especially since you will be walking around a classroom for the entirety of the day... Unless you plan on teaching from or sitting on top of your desk.

post #22 of 39
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Why? Teachers have to be versed and semi-skilled in all subject areas. Every teacher needs to know how to properly write.

But no one should be expected to be immune from typo. Now if he actually believed that were proper...whole other issue. Reading a book about American history books...just goes to emphasize how important teacher involvement is. And while I'd never homeschool my kids....they will be getting some pretty serious after school sessions with Ms. Claghorn and me to undo some of the damage.


Edited by Claghorn - 1/6/13 at 10:23pm
post #23 of 39
Thread Starter 

I knew my grammar would be under a microscope by mentioning my occupation, but using the incorrect article was a typo.  For what it's worth, I teach mathematics. Obviously, my grammar is not as refined as most on here, however, I would like to focus on improving my style for the purposes of this forum.  I appreciate everyones advice so far.  

 

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But no one should be expected to be immune from typo. Now if he actually believed that were proper...whole other issue. Reading a book about American history books...just goes to emphasize how important teacher involvement is. And while I'd never homeschool my kids....they will be getting some pretty serious after school sessions with Ms. Claghorn and me to undue some of the damage.


I agree, which is why I referred to my comment as petty. I just thought it was funny, and this is a internet forum after all. Though, some teachers are terrible.

post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

Always buy RTW items on discount.  Always.

Would all the above shoes be considered RTW?  I assume it means ready to wear?


Edited by CoolNickname - 1/8/13 at 7:11pm
post #26 of 39
The Santoni's and To Boots are not worth $300+. Return or eBay them.

Then call up the AE Shoe Bank and order a bunch of seconds. Should run you about $175 each biggrin.gif Good starter shoes if you're on a budget.
post #27 of 39
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Thank you....I will look into that.

post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by Latour View Post

If you could keep one pair? Two? Did you buy all of these or are thinking of buying since you seem to want one or two pairs of shoes.You're a HS teacher? OK

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1607_1_40000000001_-1

 

http://www.mephistowebstore.com/gusto.html

 

It always seems odd to me that people on SF say they need clothes for a job, interview or something. We usually begin school at 6, put on our blazer or jacket, shirt, trousers, shoes etc.As we outgrow them they are replaced so at 22 or so we already have the clothes we need and won't outgrow soon and just use these for any job,interview, wedding  etc.

I bought all of them, however, I've worn only the kenneth cole which I purchased more than a month ago.  The rest can be returned.  I'm an elementary school teacher.

post #29 of 39
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Can't you make due with 2 pairs of dress shoes, one black, one brown?  Also, limit yourself to one pair of trousers that you'll wear to important meetings.  I actually don't recall any of my high school teachers ever wearing trousers, always khakis(usually during meetings with faculty or parents) and jeans(everyday teaching).  Do you need all these clothes because you teach at a private school?

I'm not allowed to wear jeans so I wear wool trousers during the colder months.  I need to purchase khakis that fit me better.

post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by eluther View Post

Both the Santoni and the To Boot shoes are non-starters. To understand why not, spend more time kicking around the forum/researching menswear to appreciate what makes a pair of shoes worth $300.
The Cliftons are nice and will go well with what you already own, besides the black trousers, which aren't going to get much love around here any way.

Will they go with black jeans which I wear at night?  I do not own dressy jeans in blue.  Will the shoes in burgundy or a darker brown be more versatile with what I own?

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