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Originally Posted by bmwahba39 View Post

Hi guys, does this tie work on a navy suit with walnut strands?
My only concern is that small strips of black on this tie.
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No, needs black shoes.
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No, needs black shoes.
isn't it very bad to go Navy and black though?
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Originally Posted by bmwahba39 View Post

isn't it very bad to go Navy and black though?

Quite the contrary, navy and black is a very classic and formal combination. Black ties look great with navy suits, as do black shoes. Looks great during the day, and even better at night.

Seeing as your tie is silver with black, black shoes would be the only option. Perhaps a dark oxblood or navy would work as well.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Quite the contrary, navy and black is a very classic and formal combination. Black ties look great with navy suits, as do black shoes. Looks great during the day, and even better at night.

Seeing as your tie is silver with black, black shoes would be the only option. Perhaps a dark oxblood or navy would work as well.
alrighty. I'll go ahead and try to find some black cap toes. Any recommendations for around $150? Perhaps used Park Avenue?I do have a pair of oxblood that I could try perhaps?
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Noodles, that does not look like a full break to me.
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alrighty. I'll go ahead and try to find some black cap toes. Any recommendations for around $150? Perhaps used Park Avenue?I do have a pair of oxblood that I could try perhaps?

Here you go.  Nice last, proper calf, bang on budget in the sale, and they are very helpful people to deal with for shipping/sizing etc.

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Here you go.  Nice last, proper calf, bang on budget in the sale, and they are very helpful people to deal with for shipping/sizing etc.

I'm located in U.S, preferably looking for something within the states

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Indeed, it is 1.75". 

I managed to have a full break after pulling up my pants to my navel (or right below). Them pants are too long if I wear my pants and keep them right above my pelvic bones (my norm). 

 

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No break doesn't work. You should have the tiniest bit of break, and then ask for the back of your trousers to be one inch longer than the front, assuming there's material. That way you'll have a slanted cuff, and the tiniest bit of break at the front, while still covering your socks on the side and heels in the back.
Great advice. Can I see this in action? 
So a slight break and 1" longer in the back. 
But 1" seems a LOT. You sure?

 

It's called a 'military hem', at least in the US.  5/8 inch is more typical.  I get most of my trousers hemmed this way these days if I can find the time.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by bmwahba39 View Post
 

I'm located in U.S, preferably looking for something within the states

 

I figured, but be brave.  There is a whole world out there.  And they make shoes. :)

 

Seriously, these people ship to the US a lot - and they'll use EMS/USPS too, so less chance of getting hit with taxes.

 

Otherwise, www.shoebank.com

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Anyone have any recs for sizing from UK size for AS? Is a 7E an 8E US? 5 lasted AE's if that helps.

I'm also a 7.5E on CJ chiltern and tetoury. 

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E in US is wide.

 

E in UK is either narrow or medium:

 

E = narrow: Grenson, Church's, Loake, Barker, Cheaney, Alfred Sargeant.  So F is normal, wide is G.  Vass also use this system, btw.

 

E  = medium: G&G, John Lobb, Edward Green, Crockett & Jones.  So F is wide, G would be extra wide.  Except John Lobb use "EE" for wide.

 

Tricker's use numbers - 5 being medium.  Because they do what they want.

 

 

If you're a US 8E i.e. slightly wide, a standard width size 7 from AS, Grenson, Loake or Barker might be OK, depending on the last.  I'd suggest contacting your expert retailer and asking: if you're wide only in the forefoot, or all the way over, and which shoe you're buying, will all make a difference.

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Anyone have any recs for sizing from UK size for AS? Is a 7E an 8E US? 5 lasted AE's if that helps.

I'm also a 7.5E on CJ chiltern and tetoury. 

 

AS uses F as its standard width. So a 7F would be an 8D in the US. I would probably suggest you go with 7.5F for AS, especially if you wear 7.5E on the C&J Tetbury.

 

I'm currently wearing a pair of C&J Tetbury from Barney's that is marked as 8D, and I wear 7F on the 87 last for AS, if that helps.

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are you willing to sell it?

 

If you don't mind 2nd hand: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tie-ZADI-Made-Italy-silk-/221721699825?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339fa4a5f1

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MF, from what I understand, even cuffed pants can have a back end that is longer than the front-end. However, I am pretty sure that it's really much more of a reality it when the pants are originally made that way.
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Late reply, but too low, IMO.  Suit? 

 

Ha, I knew you wouldn't like it! You prefer your gorge to be high, isn't it?
Slightly better shot. Though I like it that the low gorge creates an illusion of height, I'm not convinced about the overall silhouette. It's too blocky for my taste and perhaps a tad too short? Or maybe I'm just not used to DB yet...
Obviously I have to let out the sleeves and exchange the buttons. It's definitely true blazer fabric (serge), but the buttons are too suitish, I think.

 

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