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post #10216 of 37392
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Thank you.

 

I hate to pit 2 beloved SF vendors against each other - but does anyone have any opinion on these AS vs Kent Wang's shoes in terms of quality?

 

 

http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/benchgrade-captoe-balmoral.html in dark brown

 

vs

 

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/footwear/shoes/antique-mahogany-wilson-cap-toe-oxford.html

 

AS without a doubt. They're on par with EG. (I know, there's no such thing as quality, but let's not start that discussion again)

post #10217 of 37392
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Also not a fan of cotton trousers (I have two pair that I wear rarely). Jeans are another matter.

 

For black captoe balmorals, Greg is practically giving these away ($450 minus 15% discount). Still a fair number of sizes available. I have the brown ones. They're great.

 

 

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Thanks for the tip! How's the fit compared to Carmina?

 

My pleasure! I wear 9.5 on most Carmina lasts (with Rain being a bit loose on my smaller foot) and went with 9.5 on the Wilsons also. The Wilsons were a bit tight on my larger foot but they've broken in well.


 

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post #10218 of 37392

AS heads and shoulders above KW

post #10219 of 37392

Thanks for the advice guys. I just placed my first order with NMWA, can't wait to get the shoes. 

post #10220 of 37392
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Get duck canvas pants! It's cotton without all the wrinkles. All of these trousers are the Luxire chocolate duck canvas:

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Yes! Nicely done crew.

post #10221 of 37392
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Those look fantastic.

Thanks goodness - for the sake of my wallet and conscience (would have felt stupid for buying G&Gs) - that these are out if stock in UK 8.5.
post #10222 of 37392
Thanks to noodles and others for pointing me to this thread, I'm not too sure how it works. Do I just post my newbie questions here?
post #10223 of 37392
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Thanks to noodles and others for pointing me to this thread, I'm not too sure how it works. Do I just post my newbie questions here?

I think you just did. wink.gif







Welcome, and start asking. smile.gif
post #10224 of 37392
You must read the whole thread from start to finish. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif except the part about what kind of underwear...that was weird. Admittedly due to my appreciation of thongs.
post #10225 of 37392
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Thanks to noodles and others for pointing me to this thread, I'm not too sure how it works. Do I just post my newbie questions here?

Just ask away and the good folks here will help you out. :slayer: 

 

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You must read the whole thread from start to finish. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif except the part about what kind of underwear...that was weird. Admittedly due to my appreciation of thongs.
He must skip the part about the pipes and toilets! 
post #10226 of 37392
To be clear, I love cotton trousers. Chinos, khakis, moleskins.... I just mean that I do not love them with wool type dressy SCs. I think they require more rumply fabric SCs, like cotton/linen, or even that distressed Boglioli wool.

The exception being more luxe cotton pants that essentially are dress pants. And on that note, I have to say that those duck canvas trousers all look great with those SCs.

I really need to get on the Luxire boat.
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This is what I like about SF: some people (we have a series of 5 photos now I think) show that it is possible to do something well, something not usually considered optimal (cotton on bottom, wool SC on top). That opens up avenues and possibilities. But it does have to be the right cotton trouser; thick to hold its shape.

 

Some day, when HY finally craps out (which I hope is never, but I worry), I will have to get all those HY pants replicated. The cut is, for OTR, perfect for me.

post #10228 of 37392
Haha I just might I think if probably learn a bunch, but I'm at work now.

I'll summarise my current quandary. I dress in menswear by choice, I do not do it in a conservative environment. I dress as a statement unlike most posters here, but I want to do it in a stylish and traditionally acceptable way as well, so I'm looking at the more "fashionable" spectrum of things that's still classic and "sf approved" so to speak. Guess it's simply to explain I play poker for a living and that's the kind of environment I'm in.

I saw a picture of a grey glen plaid peak lapel SB 2btn suit and really liked it, and wanted to get something like that. It's a bit showy but not horribly so, what do you think?

I also want to get slightly hacking pockets, I feel like it looks good visually and works with my build. Potentially I want ticket pockets too. I understand some people think hacking ticket pockets would conflict with a city and especially peak lapel suit. Thoughts?

On related note, are hacking pockets done on db jackets?

Thanks!
post #10229 of 37392
I don't know but I'm gonna watch Land before time when I get home thats for sure. Iron Giant too! Oh man it's gonna be a nerd animationathon!

Sorry folks I'm loopy today. Found out after 13 years of employment our Company got sold so new Boss come September 1st and I'm not sure how I feel about it all.
post #10230 of 37392
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I don't know but I'm gonna watch Land before time when I get home thats for sure. Iron Giant too! Oh man it's gonna be a nerd animationathon!

Sorry folks I'm loopy today. Found out after 13 years of employment our Company got sold so new Boss come September 1st and I'm not sure how I feel about it all.

Quality shines through Jung and with the way you look you'll probably get a promotion! If all that fails show 'em the FC Action shot icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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