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I'm going on a self-imposed clothing/shoe purchase ban until September, but went out with a bang by ordering these beauties from Carmina.  Pictures courtesty of @Gerry Nelson

Between these and my Islays, I think I'm pretty set for boots.

 

 

 

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Shipton and heneage seem to have some pretty rad british made shoes, esp for the price.

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Not a fan of 2 inches, used to be but have settled on a more reasonable 1.75. I'm 6"2. I think 1.5 or smaller is dated but 1.75 is pretty good across the board height wise. I don't really buy the argument that big cuffs drape better, of cuffs in general drape better. At the end of the day, the weight of the trousers determines how it will drape.


Ime, cuffs definitely affect drape on certain fabrics.
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Last pre-interview question!

I'm packing right now and wondering which shoes I should go with. Dark brown or burgundy (similar to color newshoes1 posted above). Both are captoe oxfords.

Navy suit. Green pindot tie. Navy socks.

Thoughts?

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Dark brown, we've discussed this already. Be as conservative as possible.
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Huh, really?

I guess it's weird to me that green tie with white pindots is formal while burgundy shoes are not. Green tie with pindots over herringbone grey, red blue repp grenadine, and navy/green thick stripe repp. 

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White pindots on a solid b/g are considered formal, even w/ the b/g being green. I can see a herringbone grey working but for medical school interviews, I wouldn't push it. Repps? Nope. Go with dark brown shoes and don't think twice about it. Good luck!

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Interviews aren't about what you wear, they're about you. That's why you want to take away anything that can distract from that. You don't want them to remember your burgundy shoes, you want them to remember you. Once you have the job you can wear other things, but for interviews you should always be conservative. You've asked this before and many people have said this already.

Good luck!
post #15099 of 37396

I'm somewhat confused here. Cappelli charges €25 for shipping (within the EU, Sweden). All good. I've contacted another tie maker from Italy, and asked them for a quote on shipping cost for 3-4 ties. They're saying €40-50!? What am I missing? Is Cappelli taking a loss?

 

Anyone from Italy that cares to explain this variation? At €40-50 I'd be better off trying to find someone willing to proxy.

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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 

I'm somewhat confused here. Cappelli charges €25 for shipping (within the EU, Sweden). All good. I've contacted another tie maker from Italy, and asked them for a quote on shipping cost for 3-4 ties. They're saying €40-50!? What am I missing? Is Cappelli taking a loss?

 

Anyone from Italy that cares to explain this variation? At €40-50 I'd be better off trying to find someone willing to proxy.

 

not from Italy but AFAIK merchants aren't obliged to charge you only what the carrier charges them. Often include a handling fee.  Maybe Cappelli doesn't

 

e.g. Rubinacci charges > €50 for shipping ties

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not from Italy but AFAIK merchants aren't obliged to charge you only what the carrier charges them. Often include a handling fee.  Maybe Cappelli doesn't

 

e.g. Rubinacci charges > €50 for shipping ties

Thanks. I understand some merchants take out a fee, but I just thought the variation between the two was to big to be explained by a fee. Obviously not, though, as Rubinacci charges the same.

 

Standard fold (3 I believe) tie: €70

7-fold tie: €90

Shipping: €50

Reaction: :brick: 

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I am surprised by the certainty re brown v burgundy shoes. Actual burgundy (as opposed to something like cherry) is completely unnoteworthy. He's having a med school interview, not one with a bank.
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 

Thanks. I understand some merchants take out a fee, but I just thought the variation between the two was to big to be explained by a fee. Obviously not, though, as Rubinacci charges the same.

 

Standard fold (3 I believe) tie: €70

7-fold tie: €90

Shipping: €50

Reaction: :brick: 


Are the shipping methods they use the same? €50 sounds a bit ridiculous unless it is next day.

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Are the shipping methods they use the same? €50 sounds a bit ridiculous unless it is next day.

I didn't ask further after receiving the quote. But Cappelli ships with DHL/UPS and the package usually arrives at intended destination the day after he ships it. I don't require faster shipping than that. And certainly not for an additional €15-25. At €50 I'd require express teleport.

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Wow, that's ridiculous. A very big chunk of that shipping is "service cost" I take it, because DHL don't charge more than half of that, at most, for 3 ties.
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