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post #12211 of 12663
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Originally Posted by enarchay View Post
Do you think switching to a darker color would increase the versatility? I've seen people recommend boat shoes for casual wear with jeans/khakis, but as I said, I could only get them in that color at the local store.

Personally, I would. Having light shoes in the wardrobe is always good for the occasion, but to me those aren't as flexible as a darker color. But I should be the last to advise on shoes according to some here ;-)

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Originally Posted by indialogue View Post
Not flamebait would like to know your opinion on why. Am genuinely curious

Thanks for the input! Well, I'm 27 so would it be considered
trying to be too young'? Trying to get something good from Clarks but if there is something that could be suggested in the same price range, would be much appreciated!

I think 27 is a good age to start reaching more in the shoe department. Expand to have more shoes for different occasions, not two pair for everything. Those aren't bad as weekender kickers, but shoes, to me, are becoming more of a worthy investment and less of a disposable, casual purchase these days. Good, well chosen ones should last years. And most guys can pull off more mature shoes post-college.

I'm pretty serious when I say that many people do look at your footwear as an indicator, more than many other garments or accessories. I was trained to do that in sales. Even that schlubby, unkempt dude can give himself away as being a 10k spender with his shoes. Never underestimate surface appearances.

Zappos.com is a great place to start looking. Mostly excellent (last season) stuff at sale prices.
post #12212 of 12663
How much pulling on a button down shirt is acceptable? When I lean my shoulders back all the way or stretch my arms out the button buldges alot...but normally its fine with a very slight pull.
post #12213 of 12663
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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin View Post
How much pulling on a button down shirt is acceptable? When I lean my shoulders back all the way or stretch my arms out the button buldges alot...but normally its fine with a very slight pull.

Heh. That's debatable, but History Preservation.com says it best about a tailored fit, I think:

"[jacket] is not cut for such a great range of movement as experienced when doing the arm-crossing act. If you can get that sort of movement range without binding in one of our A-2's, then it will surely be rather loose and sloppy when you aren't drawing your arms across your chest in front of you. What makes more sense, having a jacket that looks great and feels fine during 90% of your activities, or only when you cross your arms in front of you? Do you walk around with your arms crossed in front of you? The choice is yours and we will gladly oblige all tastes, but do try to get the look originally intended in a vintage flying jacket."
post #12214 of 12663
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Originally Posted by enarchay View Post
Do you think switching to a darker color would increase the versatility? I've seen people recommend boat shoes for casual wear with jeans/khakis, but as I said, I could only get them in that color at the local store.

Anyone have any input? I'm planning on going shopping today so I would appreciate the advice.

Here's the link to my original question.
post #12215 of 12663
Two questions. One ridiculously stupid. First question: A number of you guys thrift for gold and I'm sure some of you have picked up a pair or two of used vintage shoes. Do you guys spray something in them prior to wearing to clean 'em? Like, if you wanted to wear thrifted shoes sockless, you'd HAVE to do something to remove the ick-ness factor. (This was the stupid question, btw). 2nd Question: I recently bought a pair of green slim fitted jeans from Uniqlo cause they were on sale and I couldn't help myself. What could I wear with it? I was thinking in the spring I could wear them with brown boatshoes and if anything I could wear black wingtips with them. Good idea? Y/N? This would be my first time ever buying/attempting to wear pants in colors other than black, blue or brown. I have no idea how to wear em (besides on my legs).
post #12216 of 12663
Where can I buy german army sneakers? And what are the sizing on thoes (true to size)?
post #12217 of 12663
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Originally Posted by enarchay View Post
I have two questions.

First, what do you guys think of these shoes in the "oak" color? I had ordered the classic boat shoes model online in a darker brown, but they didn't fit so I had to send them back. I picked these ones up at a local store because I found them to be more comfortable than the classic model, but I'm not sure what I think of the color. I could take them back and order the same shoe in another color online, but I'm not sure if it is worth it. What do you guys think?

Second, what kind of socks do you guys usually wear with casual shoes/boots and what are the color matching rules? For example, what color should I wear with the shoes linked above?

Thanks.

The color is meh. The oak color, as someone pointed out, screams for light pants only and lacks the versatility of a darker shade of brown. Me thinks you should just look around more or hope a pair pops up on B+S.

I think socks are usually just whatever. I tend to wear dark colors and every color except white and black. Back in high school, I'd only have white socks and I realized the err in my ways. White is horrible because any stain is very noticeable on white socks (especially if you plan to ever step into someone's house in socks). White socks also remind me of athletic socks and I have no use for that when I'm wearing shoes or boots. By shoes, do you mean oxfords or sneakers? I guess white for sneakers is okay since sneakers are "athletic", but I would advise against white socks with dress shoes unless you're going for a Michael Jackson look.

I don't wear black socks either unless the event is very formal. When I wear my DBs, I wear gray, navy, charcoal, blue, maroon, etc. Doesn't matter in the case of DBs, cause I'm not walking around with huge rolls and showing off my socks.

Socks can work as a nice touch of color for your outfit (that is if your outfit calls for you to show socks). I'd look for an example in WAYWT, but I'm too lazy xD
post #12218 of 12663
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post

I think 27 is a good age to start reaching more in the shoe department. Expand to have more shoes for different occasions, not two pair for everything. Those aren't bad as weekender kickers, but shoes, to me, are becoming more of a worthy investment and less of a disposable, casual purchase these days. Good, well chosen ones should last years. And most guys can pull off more mature shoes post-college.

I'm pretty serious when I say that many people do look at your footwear as an indicator, more than many other garments or accessories. I was trained to do that in sales. Even that schlubby, unkempt dude can give himself away as being a 10k spender with his shoes. Never underestimate surface appearances.

Zappos.com is a great place to start looking. Mostly excellent (last season) stuff at sale prices.

Thanks for the advice mlyngard and I get your drift. Been looking for more mature shoes for a while and after a lot of searching, finally found a pair of monkstraps that I plan to baby for a few years atleast. Am also looking at getting a pair of Clarks DBs for casual use with jeans/chinos. I stay in India so Zappos and other such choices are out of the window. Buying shoes here is such an ordeal!
post #12219 of 12663
How difficult would it be to sew one of those little lace loop tabs onto the tongue of a pair of shoes? haha ... i dig my PF Flyers but the tongue bunches down where they meet the shoes and also slide right or left and i have to dig down into my laces to fix it. If they had that little tab i dont think id have that problem as bad and make them 10x more comfortable.
post #12220 of 12663
i need a wallet like this not at this price. halp?
post #12221 of 12663
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
I'm a big fan of mink oil, since it doesn't darken leather, is rich in oils, and has a paraffin (wax) content which doesn't require polishing and gives a nice satin sheen. But I most def defer to Kits experience here.
I don't really polish any of my boots but I use the Saphir leather conditioner regularly. Won't make the leather super shiny but it keeps it supple and I've read a ton of other experiences that put them at the top (Saphir also is rebranded by a lot of different shoe makers as their own leather care products, Allen-Edmonds comes to mind but I think there are a few English makers as well)
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Originally Posted by indialogue View Post
Not flamebait would like to know your opinion on why. Am genuinely curious
Shoes should not try to be sneakers. Sneakers should not try to be shoes. IF you want the first one, get a true wingtip shoe. The second one is just hopeless. Also, the quality will be vastly improved on a pair of real shoes
post #12222 of 12663
recommendations please:

Like the fit of seven for all mankind standards but need something in a heavier weight denim. Looking for a medium to darker wash. Whiskering is ok but no holes. Would prefer minimal to no design on the pockets (one of many downfalls of the sevens). I also wear APC NS and Nudie SJ, but need a fit that still works for me yet is a little more comfortable (looser in the thigh and leg opening).
post #12223 of 12663
do BoO oxfords shrink with a coldwash/hangdry?
post #12224 of 12663
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Originally Posted by jwied82 View Post
I was just going to ask the same thing, but for the barneys co-op house brand blazers and pants.
they have a grey wool prince of wales plaid blazer and pants online that look pretty good for the price, but i cant tell much about them because they dont show them on a real person, only show them seperately and only have a front view for each item.

Also, just noticed that they call the blazer "prince of whales sport coat"
they got it right on the pants though

ask jodum5. i know he bought a blue corduroy blazer from barneys co-op house brand cuz i was there with him when he got it. he can probably tell you what he thinks about the construction quality.

ive only bought their house brand shoes and accessories like ties.
post #12225 of 12663
which shoe?

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i've personally never seen the second in any collection and i can't find any other photos so i'm iffy
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