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Originally Posted by Anden View Post

But in most cases it looks better with brown...

Not if you're going for a relatively formal city fit. For example, it's casual Friday, so you don't want to wear a suit, but you still need look formal. It's the perfect look for that, and it looks quite striking if done well. Navy blazer, white shirt, navy knit or somewhat casual tie, mid grey trousers, and well polished black loafers on a sleek last is a common look in London.

My point is that not many people on SF work in environments where suits have to be worn nearly every day, and mainly smooth worsted navy and charcoal ones with black shoes, while many people in finance and law do have to wear outfits like that. Black loafers are an excellent option in that case. Brown would look entirely out of place in a conservative environment like that.
post #22232 of 37405
I am amused by the notion that the square tip on a knit tie is what makes it informal. It will look exactly the same with a pointed tip when worn with a jacket.
post #22233 of 37405
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Yes they are informal. Shirt fabric doesn't look too formal either. @The Noodles is it a cotton linen blend? Great fabric.
Oxford cotton? Clag can confirm.
post #22234 of 37405
Or dark brown tie


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Or dark brown tie


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I guess I can wear that with the pow?
post #22236 of 37405
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Or dark brown tie


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That's a nice combination! Red, browns and tans if my screen isn't lying.

 

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I am amused by the notion that the square tip on a knit tie is what makes it informal. It will look exactly the same with a pointed tip when worn with a jacket.

 

True, except when you unbutton your jacket to sit down. Anyway, I prefer a pointed tip on knit ties, and NMWA has a bunch of nice ones from Sozzi. The crunchiness is the desirable casual aspect of a knit IMO, not the flat, lifeless end.

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Or dark brown tie
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@spoozy should really start posting on SF again.
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I would never had been able to think of a combo like that...:slayer:

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These are the shoes for reference:


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I would keep the brown.

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Agreed - those look nicer than the burg.  Real question for me though is how much would you get for either of them?  Secondhand shoes, aside from the proverbial twice-worn G&G or Lobb, I don't think command much of a price.  If you'd only get ca. $100 for them then why not just keep them?

post #22242 of 37405
Hah interesting, maybe I'll keep both as my preference was definitely for burgundy.

Dark brown are zegnas handmade line, burgundy are old AEs which i think look better than the newer ones.

Id estimate 125-150 for the zegnas.
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Or dark brown tie
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@spoozy should reall start posting on SF again.

That is him! I didn't even recognize him.

rtc, those burg shoes have the dreaded short captoe (aka dickheadtoe).
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Agreed - those look nicer than the burg.  Real question for me though is how much would you get for either of them?  Secondhand shoes, aside from the proverbial twice-worn G&G or Lobb, I don't think command much of a price.  If you'd only get ca. $100 for them then why not just keep them?

I agree - I don't see getting much money via selling
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Agreed - those look nicer than the burg.  Real question for me though is how much would you get for either of them?  Secondhand shoes, aside from the proverbial twice-worn G&G or Lobb, I don't think command much of a price.  If you'd only get ca. $100 for them then why not just keep them?

 

GG or Lobb has the highest second hand value? I figure Alden shell would be highest, given its scarcity. 

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