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Last time I ordered something from Sam Hober, I thought I was ordering a burgundy based on the picture. Then when I get it, tis a RED tie. So I want to ask. Which one is the dark gray one? First one says SAGE. What does that mean?

Swatches will help out a lot, especially if you are trying to decide from similar colors. IMO, David's burgundy grenadines have more brown in them than red...

To me the sage color is is a mix of olive and grey. Again, swatches are very helpful.
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Noodles: Those shoes are fine for CBD. Next subject.
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Noodles: Those shoes are fine for CBD. Next subject.

 

If his company is really as uber conservative as he says it is, then derbies are substandard. Although I'm all for making do with what you have, wasn't the intention of this thread perfection? He could buy a pair of nice captoes, on a better looking last for the price of 2 ties. I'd say that's a much, much better investment. I don't get dropping $1000s on suits and ties, while not upgrading the shoes.

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If his company is really as uber conservative as he says it is, then derbies are substandard. Although I'm all for making do with what you have, wasn't the intention of this thread perfection? He could buy a pair of nice captoes, on a better looking last for the price of 2 ties. I'd say that's a much, much better investment. I don't get dropping $1000s on suits and ties, while not upgrading the shoes.

Hold up for a sec here. We have to wear suits but we can do whatever we want. As far as everyone dressing conservatively, well...that's just DC and not only at my firm. Finally, I may have misspoken once or twice but it is our company that is conservative in this town, not the way we dress necessarily. The only rule is that we have to wear suits. 

 

Not bragging, but them shoes were $700. RLBL. Too bad they don't go with CBD, although I have a hard time understanding why not.

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Tweeds, as I said only my suggestions for a rounded rota,stable, collection to cover for all eventualities. I love a whole cut, but thats me. What's would make you hesitate? Great to hear your view my friend.


No general principle or anything interesting behind my reaction, just that it seems too refined for my stable, something perfect for a gorgeous navy suit but not with the charcoal flannels that I sported earlier this week. Was thinking not the shoes L2BR needs right now.

 

But I am mixing up the point of some of the exercises as there are so many flying around right now!

 

As an exercise of a group of five: your stable is full of fine stallions sir:nodding:

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I dont think theyll pick apart or even notice derby vs oxford. 

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Alright, looking around, found these AE for a pretty good deal. KOP or NOT?

 

 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 


No general principle or anything interesting behind my reaction, just that it seems too refined for my stable, something perfect for a gorgeous navy suit but not with the charcoal flannels that I sported earlier this week. Was thinking not the shoes L2BR needs right now.

 

But I am mixing up the point of some of the exercises as there are so many flying around right now!

 

As an exercise of a group of five: your stable is full of fine stallions sir:nodding:!

 

Agreed, TweedyProf. They are low on my list currently, but the actually ARE on my list now thanks to Cleav. I would have overlooked them otherwise.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Hold up for a sec here. We have to wear suits but we can do whatever we want. As far as everyone dressing conservatively, well...that's just DC and not only at my firm. Finally, I may have misspoken once or twice but it is our company that is conservative in this town, not the way we dress necessarily. The only rule is that we have to wear suits. 

 

Not bragging, but them shoes were $700. RLBL. Too bad they don't go with CBD, although I have a hard time understanding why not.

 

Basically, open lacing is more informal, more country. Derbies are fine with casual suits, but you'd be hard pressed to see them with business suits in London. It's a rule you can choose to ignore, but "technically" you'd be in the wrong, not that there's anything wrong with that. Anyway, if you're getting black captoe shoes, getting them as a derby is just incongruous to me.

 

RLBL is not a shoemaker, so who made those shoes? For $700 you might have been able to cop a hell of a lot nicer shoes!

 

Edward Green:

 

Carmina:

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Got yer Tweeds ^ and thanks
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Monkeyface, London is not DC. Noodles' shoes are absolutely fine for CBD there, or really anywhere in the US. I will say again: Next subject.

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Fine, SB! :censored:

MonkeyFace, much appreciate you sharing your knowledge. I like it. 

But let's get back to L2Refrom. I need to stop hijacking this thread. 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Monkeyface, London is not DC. Noodles' shoes are absolutely fine for CBD there, or really anywhere in the US. I will say again: Next subject.
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They're fine, but are they perfect? Besides, shouldn't anyone tell him not to spend $700 on RLBL shoes again? Anywyay, I'm a little afraid to test you, so I'll drop it! :nest: 

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Other than the open lacing, what do you not like about them? Your argument has been about suitability in his context, not really the shoes themselves. So, if we stipulate that they are contextually appropriate, do your objections remain?
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RLBL shoes are not made by C&J and so I was rightfully kicked out of their thread when I posted pictures of the shoes. I think Gitton(?) or some Italian makes them. Anyone heard of them?

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