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I'm slowly finding that brown suede is the ultimate material for a versatile shoe, loafer or not.

Still on the hunt for my dark brown suede OneShoe.
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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post


Would you guys be more amused if I turned out to be a troll or if I actually got the shirts/suits/shoes and posted about them? If it's better for me to be a troll, I can just not post anything and become one.

I hope you get the shirts if you want to use this tailor and I hope the shirts are amazing and worth every penny. No lie.

I think the conversation spiraled out of control for whatever reason.

You're obviously a bespoke rookie and that's where everyone starts. If you can afford to start at the top - awesome. A truly good bespoke businessman should be able to walk you through stuff front to back and prevent you from making any big mistakes like asking for some style or detail that just doesn't make any sense.
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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

Me or @Sudonihm
?

That was a timing issue - was referring to Sud copy/pasting a definition of a troll lol... that's a debate I hope never starts
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Originally Posted by Sudonihm View Post

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"In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtrl/
, /ˈtrɒl/
) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1]extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion"  Wikipedia.

Even if he's serious, he's trolling. 

By the definition you posted then he isn't trolling. Nothing inflammatory or argumentative about a guy that wants to spend big bucks on shirts.
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By the way, at the risk of people thinking I’m lowering the tone of the thread to a plebian level, I noted with interest that a number of well-regarded posters, responding to my question about how much they would pay for a dress belt (remember that?) said that $50 would be their maximum.

 

I’d be grateful for specific brand recommendations at that price point. 

 

Many thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

P.S.:  ‘Dress belt’ in this context means 'appropriate for a business suit'.

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I honestly meant no disrespect to him.  I said he was trolling, not a troll.  Whatever the initial intentions were, it has spiraled and I was trying to point that out.  And I'm a lawyer and a Contrarian, I can't help but debate!

 

And I was going for a Shrek look in the pic.  :sneaky2: 

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


I hope you get the shirts if you want to use this tailor and I hope the shirts are amazing and worth every penny. No lie.

I think the conversation spiraled out of control for whatever reason.

You're obviously a bespoke rookie and that's where everyone starts. If you can afford to start at the top - awesome. A truly good bespoke businessman should be able to walk you through stuff front to back and prevent you from making any big mistakes like asking for some style or detail that just doesn't make any sense.

This pretty much sums up everything I've felt for the entire conversation.

 

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

I'm slowly finding that brown suede is the ultimate material for a versatile shoe, loafer or not.

Still on the hunt for my dark brown suede OneShoe.

Here's a genuine question for you guys: as I go about building up a shoe wardrobe, what do you think the progression should be like? I'm starting with black cap toe oxfords and then probably some dark brown quarter brogues or something like that in order to fulfill more formal/business-y situations. I really want some suede at some point—should I go for it after those two, or get another pair or two before getting suede?

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


By the definition you posted then he isn't trolling. Nothing inflammatory or argumentative about a guy that wants to spend big bucks on a shirt.

Eh, I was going for a rise with that Maison Bonnet comment, but I've tried to be earnest about everything else.

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

By the way, at the risk of people thinking I’m lowering the tone of the thread to a plebian level, I noted with interest that a number of well-regarded posters, responding to my question about how much they would pay for a dress belt (remember that?) said that $50 would be their maximum.

 

I’d be grateful for specific brand recommendations at that price point. 

 

Many thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

P.S.:  ‘Dress belt’ in this context means 'appropriate for a business suit'.


I use Narrangasset Leathers.  Very happy with the belts and in the $45-65 range.  http://www.narragansettleathers.com/

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Well now that I know Sudonihm is a lawyer I definitely won't debate what a troll or trolling means.

Even if I'm right I'd lose lol
post #27941 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

I'm slowly finding that brown suede is the ultimate material for a versatile shoe, loafer or not.

Still on the hunt for my dark brown suede OneShoe.

Don't slowly find it, the answer, as you know dear heart has been posted many times.

My personal favourite answer...

AppleMark
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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

 

Here's a genuine question for you guys: as I go about building up a shoe wardrobe, what do you think the progression should be like? I'm starting with black cap toe oxfords and then probably some dark brown quarter brogues or something like that in order to fulfill more formal/business-y situations. I really want some suede at some point—should I go for it after those two, or get another pair or two before getting suede?

 

As always, it depends on the rest of your wardrobe.  Are you mostly suits, mostly odd jackets/trousers, fifty/fifty?    Always wear a tie?  Never wear a tie?  Etc., etc.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

As always, it depends on the rest of your wardrobe.  Are you mostly suits, mostly odd jackets/trousers, fifty/fifty?    Always wear a tie?  Never wear a tie?  Etc., etc.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

I'll build out the suits before I turn to odd jackets and trousers, so it'd probably make sense to build out the suit-shoe wardrobe before the odd-jacket-trousers-shoe wardrobe. Pretty much would always wear a tie in that case.

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For a student: suede chukkas and loafers. Cordovan or pebble grain longwings or brogue boots for wintertime.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

For a student: suede chukkas and loafers. Cordovan or pebble grain longwings or brogue boots for wintertime.

Not so much as a student though, I won't wear bespoke shoes around too much for the same reason I won't wear the Kabbaz shirts. Mostly for what I could wear after school.

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