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post #2026 of 37660
I have 2 RLBL cap toe derbies.
I think the pix are couple pages back.
Clag introduced me to Cordovans.
Didnt know they killed horses to make shoes.
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Didnt know they killed horses to make shoes.



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When L2BRF gets done, boy do I have a project for you all.

Wedding date is set. 
Will have to travel to Seoul end of March.
Will take one suit, shirt, tie, shoes.
Will need something for when I give her the ring.
Must visit fiance's relatives, the important ones.
Will be very formal meetings. Doctors, judges, businessmen, scientists. 
I would like to look as young as possible but very professional and crisp.
I don't want to look 8 years older than my fiance but maybe 4 years older without making her look older LOL. 
Sounds fun? Anybody up for this? 
I'm sure this is not the end of it.
My tuppys: You'll need at least 2 suits, navy and grey (charcoal), black oxford caps and dark brown oxfords. One reason, you don't want to look the same in every pic. Secondly, your suits, shoes need a rest. Wearing any of them for days in a row isn't a good idea, also impression-wise.

Little anekdote reg age: Friends of the family had (still have, but past tense for dramatical purposes) ... had a daughter. She looked like Heidi Klum only much better, objectively. She was 16, I was 15, I had some crush on her. She married (@16) someone age 34. As far as I know, no one below age ~25 was invited...
Morale: It sucked to be too young to kop the girl.
Not a problem any more (divorced). But now it's probably the other way round. ;D
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

I...I...am drooling over your shoes.

 

Thanks.  C&J's Marlow is another solid choice for a brown shell shortwing.

 

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

Nice shoes, New Shoes! I like those a lot! Are those cordovan?

 

Yes, dark cognac cordovan.

post #2030 of 37660
Noodles, if you want a similar C&J Cordovan shoe, also check out the Marlow Wingtip. Goes down to $600 during the "Private Sale" (Or so I've heard - I got mine from the B&S )

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1812819
post #2031 of 37660
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Found this thread while browsing CM for the first time in a while, had a question regarding standard dress shoes / formality

Currently I have:
Black:
G&G Oxford Black
EG Epsom Black / Slate / Grey Suede
Alden Plaza plain shell boot (trying to sell but at current offers probably just going to keep them)

Meermin Museum Calf Brown Captoe Phillip 2 copy
EG Wells
G&G Regent


Other than the Epsom I haven't worn any of these as I don't really need to dress up anymore. However I'm probably going to start interviewing soon for a few more conservative jobs (PE / VC, Management Consulting etc.) and was wondering if the Epsom would be fine for interviews / actual work? Navy / Charcoal suits only, white shirt. Main concern would be that eyelets plus grey suede visible when sitting would make shoe too casual. Budget wise not an issue but I feel it's a waste keeping all these dressier shoes that I never wear. Shouldn't have bought G&Gs but Spoo sale too good to pass up.





Thoughts? Also any reason to keep any of the brown shoes at all?

Nice boots
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Squares purged. These are the ones I am keeping. What else needs to go? Let's wait on what needs to be kopped until after we straighten out the shoe situation.






BEAUTIFUL collections
post #2033 of 37660
34 and 16???
I don't think I want to check out high school girls.
I wonder if I should just stick with modern looking suits. It's hard nowadays to find traditional suits. Everything is becoming...feminine IMO.
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Thread Starter 
The problem is that modern looking suits look dated very quickly. More classic looks age much more slowly.

If you weren't spending $$$ for quality construction and durability, it wouldn't be a big deal as the suits probably wouldn't last long enough to become dated. But if you're buying something built to last, considering how it'll age as a look is worthwhile.
post #2035 of 37660
It's kind of hard nowadays with everyone selling suits with narrower lapels and waist. Then the rest are just boxy. I will be in Korea in April for the wedding. Let's see if we can catch up for shots...errr....just a beer.
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Thread Starter 
Bitch. No one said looking good was easy.
post #2037 of 37660
Lets go back to that freaking Johnny Walker store, get a Blue, and break it in front of them just to show them that we're VVVVVVVVVIP worthy.

I've always thut looking good cost a lot.

Btw, how do I smuggle my fiance into the States?
post #2038 of 37660
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

It's kind of hard nowadays with everyone selling suits with narrower lapels and waist. Then the rest are just boxy.

Buy fabric, go MTM/bespoke. Solves that problem.
post #2039 of 37660
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Buy fabric, go MTM/bespoke. Solves that problem.

 

That requires you to know what you want, something which Rudals does not have at the moment. Nothing wrong with that, you'll get that over time. 

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Thread Starter 

Well, it depends. If he sees a lot of Field's work and likes what he sees, I don't think there is any problem with Rudals going up and just saying "I want a gray suit in this fabric and you do whatever you think is best."

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