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I feel like if you live in the countryside and not in an urban setting you're not going to wear black shoes much. I have 1:2 black to brown ratio fwiw.

I love my black sIngle monks though, they might make my personal top/first five pairs of shoes.
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This is far from wide?  I think it would be perfect if it was about 1/4 inch shorter.

 

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Black oxfords are great to wear with suits to any job interview / funeral / wedding / gala / evening event that calls for a suit. Black monks are great for a blazer and greys look in the evening. I think black loafers work perfectly fine for the latter as well, though some think that black and loafer are incongruous, black representing formal and the loafer representing casual. I see that argument, but it's never done much for me. As my brown shoe wardrobe expands, I still prefer black shoes most of the time I have to wear a suit or with grey flannels (sub Fresco in summer) and a blue jacket in the evening. Brown definitely works better with a lot of tweeds and other more casual odd jackets (though I think black would be fine with a grey Donegal or herringbone tweed).
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This is far from wide?  I think it would be perfect if it was about 1/4 inch shorter. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I would say that's wide for you, but I guess it a matter of preference. I've been thinking about a different lapel width for my next jacket, but since I've got a small chest and shoulders, I'll probably stick to the standard width.
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For purposes of perspective, I'm 6'2, 190, with broad shoulders and a fairly muscular build.
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others mostly- Harrisons, ebay, Huddersfield fine worsteds,  from members here- special runs etc +  perhps u wold like to join the London lounge  fantastic cloth, heavy weights, just rite for NZ Winters

I joined the London Lounge about a month ago but I never post there - I found the non-cloth forums to be very interesting because they talked a lot about other brands I like in terms of toiletries etc. I will start looking at the fabric threads too now though smile.gif I think before I buy any fabrics I'll get some opinions here - I don't want to make mistakes by rushing in on getting stuff made.

 

 

You're seemingly endless sand-bagging is wearing thin with me.  I feel like every time I make a suggestion to you, your response is 'Oh, I 've already done that/bought that'. 

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I hate morons!

The only time I wear black shoes is at funerals. I never have black tie events. I don't hate black shoes, but in any other situation where black shoes are appropriate, I find brown the better option. TweedyProf would say 'optimal'.

I guess it depends on what you're wearing, but grey or navy suit, white shirt, black tie, is optima appropriate with black shoes, and brown shoes would be no good there. The same is true for a similar type combinations as well. That is my opinion anyways.

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Mac, I don't think the weave makes a difference, and I don't think it is specifically a summer fabric, I just think it looks really great during the summer.
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You're seemingly endless sand-bagging is wearing thin with me.  I feel like every time I make a suggestion to you, your response is 'Oh, I 've already done that/bought that'. 

Heh I promise it's legit smile.gif At least you suggested a bunch of fabric sites I haven't been too (which I am currently perusing I might add).

What do you think of this for a jacket:


Edited by jfrater - 1/24/15 at 10:53pm
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To my (British) eyes, there are a few too people on this forum who wear brown shoes when black would be better...

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I joined the London Lounge about a month ago but I never post there - I found the non-cloth forums to be very interesting because they talked a lot about other brands I like in terms of toiletries etc. I will start looking at the fabric threads too now though smile.gif I think before I buy any fabrics I'll get some opinions here - I don't want to make mistakes by rushing in on getting stuff made.

 

Seriously? :D

 

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I guess it depends on what you're wearing, but grey or navy suit, white shirt, black tie, is optima appropriate with black shoes, and brown shoes would be no good there. The same is true for a similar type combinations as well. That is my opinion anyways.

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Mac, I don't think the weave makes a difference, and I don't think it is specifically a summer fabric, I just think it looks really great during the summer.

 

 

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To my (British) eyes, there are a few too people on this forum who wear brown shoes when black would be better...

 

Guilty as charged! I know both you and Stitchy are right, but I can't help myself :embar:

 

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This is far from wide?  I think it would be perfect if it was about 1/4 inch shorter.

 

 

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Nothing wrong with the width of those lapels, to my eyes.

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 - Go with the soft shoulder.  The standard shoulder is okay, but not anything special. When I asked about the roped shoulder a year ago, Kent did not have any pictures of it, so I have no idea how it looks.

 

 

 

The roped is not very intense.  I have it on my first Andrew Lock suit (same maker as KW).  I could only find the below picture, but it gives a little glimpse.  Also, these are the wide lapels. 

 

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The roped is not very intense.  I have it on my first Andrew Lock suit (same maker as KW).  I could only find the below picture, but it gives a little glimpse.  Also, these are the wide lapels. 



Very nice - I'm definitely going with the wide lapels.
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All good, Elio. Only love.
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Check out this donegal suit....good God, man!
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The back is gorgeous. Who is the tailor?
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