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@Darkside where are those shoes from?

 

They're from SF affiliate vendor Andrew Lock. http://andrewlockshoes.com/ I have his burgundy double monks and they have been great all-purpose workhorse shoes. I think he was reviewed by someone on Put This On, and they graded the quality somewhere between AE and Carmina. 

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For a normal sized staple solid? I'd give that a try!

Although the staple, most popular sizes are rarely left by the time they go on sale

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double monks

 

I have those too. Love em. Andrew Lock sells some really nice shoes at a reasonable price.

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Or I would take their 'trial suit' to a decent tailor and pay to get their advice on what should be adjusted.

 

But yes, either way, the lack of tailoring credit is a bit mean.

 

 

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This is an excellent idea and one that should be advocated on the KW website. I'm trying to think of a reason that this wouldn't help improve consistency in results. I don't think it would preclude KW from also making his own judgment based on pictures. He'd just weigh them against what the tailor suggests.

 

@Kent Wang

 

I did this with the KW trial jacket in addition to getting KW's suggested changes.  I found it very helpful to the process in that I went in with Kent's suggested changes and discussed them with her.  We then measured the specific amounts to increase and decrease for sleeves, inseam, length, etc.  As I've used her on a regular basis for all my tailoring for years now, she did not bat an eye at doing this for me.


Edited by New Shoes1 - 5/27/15 at 12:49pm
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Although the staple, most popular sized are rarely left by the time they go on sale!
Unfortunately. It's doubly bad for me now that I'm a 36 (I guess), since that size is always poorly stocked from the start.

I need a new suit, and rather than start a thread maybe the noodlers can provide some suggestions. I had a full rotation of BB 1818 Fitzgerald suits in size 38S but I've dropped 20 pounds and hate the fit. My best fitting jacket is a BB sack blazer in 37S. The shoulders are very natural and measure 17 inches. The chest, which is probably too large measures right at 20 inches. I have a long thin neck and head (14.5 shirt), and muscular shoulders.

Every BB suit I try on seems to make me look like I have enormous shoulders and a gut. I'm actually a bit embarrassed to post such a shitty fit picture, but here's one from behind.

This is an unaltered 38 that could be returned. I dislike the volume at the edges of my shoulder points, for lack of a better description.
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They're from SF affiliate vendor Andrew Lock. http://andrewlockshoes.com/ I have his burgundy double monks and they have been great all-purpose workhorse shoes. I think he was reviewed by someone on Put This On, and they graded the quality somewhere between AE and Carmina. 

 

I've had a pair in brown for three years and love them.  I still wear them on a regular basis and rotate them with my Carmina and other nicer brands.  That said, I'd put the quality right about the same as AE and well below Carmina.  The last is very nice and the build quality is nice as well.  The leather, though, leaves a little bit to be desired, which is one reason I ended up using dark brown polish on them.

 

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This is an unaltered 38 that could be returned. I dislike the volume at the edges of my shoulder points, for lack of a better description.
It's difficult to judge without proper fit pics from all angles.

I like that center vent. May I ask how deep it is (inches)?
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I've had a pair in brown for three years and love them.  I still wear them on a regular basis and rotate them with my Carmina and other nicer brands.  That said, I'd put the quality right about the same as AE and well below Carmina.  The last is very nice and the build quality is nice as well.  The leather, though, leaves a little bit to be desired, which is one reason I ended up using dark brown polish on them.

 

 

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Those look great, especially after 3 years of wear! I just need some GNA on whether this is a good style to get as my one brown shoe. I just sold my AE PA's and need to replace them. I just can't decide whether the swan-neck balmoral design is something that is contraindicated with odd jacket and pants. 

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Those look great, especially after 3 years of wear! I just need some GNA on whether this is a good style to get as my one brown shoe. I just sold my AE PA's and need to replace them. I just can't decide whether the swan-neck balmoral design is something that is contraindicated with odd jacket and pants. 


For what it's worth, I only wear plain captoes like this with a suit.  I tend to rotate between shell short wings, shell long wings, suede half brogues and shell boots when I'm wearing odd jackets and trousers.

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Those look great, especially after 3 years of wear! I just need some GNA on whether this is a good style to get as my one brown shoe. I just sold my AE PA's and need to replace them. I just can't decide whether the swan-neck balmoral design is something that is contraindicated with odd jacket and pants. 


My one brown shoe (for what I wear regularly) would be suede (captoe or wingtip, ideally with light brogueing). And having a decent idea of what you wear and what you intend to wear for the next couple of years, I'd say suede would work for you. If I couldn't wear suede, it would be a brogued calf shortwing

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My one brown shoe would be suede

 

You! :fu:

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For what I wear regularly...not for what you or for what the average Joe wears regularly...what would you suggest and why?

 

(I could be persuaded to wear a brown EG Dover as my one shoe. But just that particular shoe. Not a split toe blucher in general. Just motivated by my love of the Dover)

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what would you suggest and why?

 

Mostly just ribbing you. For my part if I had to have a brown one shoe it would probably be something like AE's McAllister. In calf or shell.

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I like Mr Jort's poses. Some of them are hilarious. There was one a year or two ago with him blowing his nose into a handkerchief. Breathes some fresh air into the whole "I'm an incredibly thin handsome male model pretending to be an important suit-wearing biznizman" trope.

 

Also it's worth pointing out that he only models suits from the block that bears his name.

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@Joenobody0 you have shoulders that are more sloping than those of your jacket. That causes the floating at the shoulder ends. Don't know if a tailor can fix that.
It's hard to see on that pic, but the shoulders also look a little bit too wide.
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