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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I also want to know thoughts on driving loafers or shoes to be worn in summer with light (in color and weight) denim with an ocbd or polo. I had considered espadrilles but I think that's too casual. Sneakers are an easy choice but looking for some sort of sockless option

My favorite for all-around Spring Summer casual shoes are suede bucks. They get better the more well worn they become. I wear mine with cotton suits or a navy blazer and linen pants. Their neutral color goes with almost anything. I always get compliments on them and best of all they are comfortable. I've even taken them as my one-shoe® on semi-casual business trips, walking trade shows in the summer. I will be wearing a pair to my sisters wedding on the beach in Maine this summer.
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I prefer 6 fold neckties cus I think they provide more volume for 4IH. Is this not the case? What is the advantage of more fokds?
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White sneakers are my go-to for the summer, but that's probably because I'm not a complete CM-er. I really like Kent Wang's white sneakers - http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/sneaker-white.html.
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White sneakers are my second favorite summer casual shoe. You just can't beat Stan Smiths for classic looks, quality, performance and value.

I wear them with jeans and a white OCBD or polo.

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I've had drivers and they are a cool looking shoe for lounging, pool side at a resort, a party or driving.

But, when I travel or go somewhere I like to walk, and the ones with the little rubber tip bottoms aren't very good for exploring a city. Crap sticks to the bottoms, they wear out fast and they aren't that comfortable if you are really going to go all over town. The exception are the drivers made by Harry's of London where they have a one piece rubber sole that is very comfortable for walking. A few other makers have a sole made up of large pads. Those are better if you like to walk.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!

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Did anyone else notice that thumb comments are back?
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I'm no tailor. (caveat)

The divot at the top of the sleeve may work itself out with wear as the jacket shapes itself to your body.  the looseness at the triceps is more of an issue IMO, possibly because you're right handed? (left arm is less developed, less voluminous). Not easy to fix.

 

Tiny bit more waist supression may help, but IMO the fit as a whole is not bad.  Sleeve pitch is good. Collar is good too.


Thanks for the suggestions! I have requested a remake with a few changes.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I prefer 6 fold neckties cus I think they provide more volume for 4IH. Is this not the case? What is the advantage of more fokds?

Maybe a little bit more volume, if it's a completely unlined tie? But even so, not much. There's basically no advantage except knowing that your tie is harder to make and consumes more silk. And being able to unfurl the back to look at the folds on the inside, if you're into that.
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Gentlemen, what're your thoughts on driving loafers? I'm looking at these:

 

http://www.jackerwin.com/products/ernie-driving-loafer-dark-brown-suede

 

 

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I also want to know thoughts on driving loafers or shoes to be worn in summer with light (in color and weight) denim with an ocbd or polo. I had considered espadrilles but I think that's too casual. Sneakers are an easy choice but looking for some sort of sockless option

 

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Boat shoes, boat shoes, boat shoes (they're for me; I know they aren't for everyone. And I wear shorts when possible in the summer, hence my love for them).

Though I often wear some adidas casual sneakers or some driving loafers.

@Cox
Congrats. You'll be busy...that's a big industry there, as I'm sure you noticed.

 

Summer rotation (assuming we are talking casual...shorts or casual pants) is boat shoes, suede driving loafers, Rainbow flip-flops, & most recently espadrilles.  I surprisingly get a lot of wear out of the espadrilles.  I find they don't smell as much as the others.  They look great with casual linen pants or shorts.    My suede driving loafers are Car Shoes which have held up amazingly well even though they have only the rubber "dots" as soles.  Boat shoes and Rainbows will always have a special place in my footwear heart although I tend to gravitate towards them when the rest of my outfit is on the preppier side.  

 

For something a touch nicer, I just purchased a pair of unlined suede loafers that are absurdly comfortable (Andrea Ventura).  If anyone can find the brand near them, I recommend trying them on.  

 

http://www.andreaventurashoes.com/en/shoes-collection/man-spring-summer/tasca-originale_9.html

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Question for you guys, I need to pick up some new belts. The ones I have are looking like they're past their prime.

 

Are belts pretty much a consumable or are there belts that I should consider investing in?

 

I'd be appreciative of any recommendations you could make, looking for a black, walnut and a deeper brown.

 

grazi

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

 

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

You got into the suit? Great!

 

So, when will you hear back about the interview?

 

Har har har!

 

I actually checked my voicemail at 8 30 in a bar in dublin. It took me like 15 mins to figure out how to access vm remotely, but I had a message from the school instructing me to call back. So I called back and they told me the Dean was out and that I could call back in 2 hours. 

My friends overheard this and figured I got in and one of them spent the next 2 hours buying me rounds of shots so I'd make the call to the dean totally hammered.

 

To date, trying my best to act 'sober' during that call was the hardest thing I've done. I also drunkenly wrote to the other dean telling her how happy I was. Her response to me was nice, but I'm terrified to read what I wrote. I'm actually frightened.


It was a great night.

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Epaulet for white trainers. Hands down.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I prefer 6 fold neckties cus I think they provide more volume for 4IH. Is this not the case? What is the advantage of more fokds?


+1 on what Unbel said. Almost no one will discern the difference by sight.

 

I wouldn't generalize too much. Knot size (and drape) will also depend on how the tie pattern is cut, the quality and thickness of the silk (wool, linen etc.), the type and quality of the interlining. Certainly it will be thicker relative to a 3 or 4 fold where all the other parameters are the same.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Maybe a little bit more volume, if it's a completely unlined tie? But even so, not much. There's basically no advantage except knowing that your tie is harder to make and consumes more silk. And being able to unfurl the back to look at the folds on the inside, if you're into that.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


+1 on what Unbel said. Almost no one will discern the difference by sight.

I wouldn't generalize too much. Knot size (and drape) will also depend on how the tie pattern is cut, the quality and thickness of the silk (wool, linen etc.), the type and quality of the interlining. Certainly it will be thicker relative to a 3 or 4 fold where all the other parameters are the same.

Thanks both. I have grenedine ties that are 6 folds and thought it was the 6 folds that was contributing to a nice thickness on 4IH when in fact it was due to the material. I really do not see the point of going 6 folds moving forward. Thanks guys.
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