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Little Noods has moved up in the world.

Excellent.
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Basically, if they understand you are an eccentric that loves clothes and not someone using clothing to put on airs, it's all good. I've learned now to make it clear upon entering any new workplace that I'm a hobbyist. From what I know of your new workplace, I'm willing to bet that your boss will receive your sartorial predilections well.
Boss is cool.
I just want to be professional about everything from A to Z. But yeah, def not trying to put on an air. I just love this hobby.
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Little Noods has moved up in the world.

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Excellent.
So glad I don't have to deal with politics (liberals vs conservatives). I just want to do what I do.
post #31098 of 37408

Sounds like noodles needs more odd jackets, trousers, and loafers for his new more casual business environment. 

 

THE SAGA BEGINS AGAIN. 

 

:decisions:

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I hope that there are no more picnic attacks. Then again, what fun what this thread be?

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I hope that there are no more picnic attacks. Then again, what fun what this thread be?

Is this new place business casual? If so, you can actually bide your time and buy quality things you really want versus feeling you need so many suits to get by.
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When did Noodles stop being known as Noodles?

post #31102 of 37408
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Basically, if they understand you are an eccentric that loves clothes and not someone using clothing to put on airs, it's all good. I've learned now to make it clear upon entering any new workplace that I'm a hobbyist. From what I know of your new workplace, I'm willing to bet that your boss will receive your sartorial predilections well.

 

This. Just let it be known that you love clothes, that you're a harmless eccentric who indulges this one whim so that you can focus your serious energies on doing your job well, and everybody will relax. Maybe they will even start coming to you for advice, or imitating your style just a little. This has actually occurred in my workplace.

 

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I hope that there are no more picnic attacks. Then again, what fun what this thread be?

 

Picnic attacks are like, so last year. They should be banished to the same place as short jackets and hipster beards.

post #31103 of 37408

Had three narrow escapes shopping today. Peal & Co snuff suede, brogued captoe oxfords slightly too snug. Polo chocolate suede captoe oxfords slightly loose at the heel. Purple tweed jacket with lapels just too narrow for me to accept and just a *weeeeee* bit too long (but I would have overlooked this with proper lapels). But the true deal killers were the hacking  and ticket pockets.

 

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Is this new place business casual? If so, you can actually bide your time and buy quality things you really want versus feeling you need so many suits to get by.
When at clients' sites, suits or OJT are appropriate. When at the office, OJT is more appropriate.
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With the fairly recent carmina price hike from skoakiebotalet i was wondering if anyone knew of a company that could match/replace carmina for the sub-$400 goodyear welted shoe market. 

Although i'd like this advice as a general brand recommendation, im looking for a chukka and longwing in particular. 

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With the fairly recent carmina price hike from skoakiebotalet i was wondering if anyone knew of a company that could match/replace carmina for the sub-$400 goodyear welted shoe market. 

Although i'd like this advice as a general brand recommendation, im looking for a chukka and longwing in particular. 

Meermin?

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Meermin?
Jack Erwin also makes nice shoes at a similar price point. But some of their lasts are on the clunky side and they only ship in the US.
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Meermin?
Jack Erwin also makes nice shoes at a similar price point. But some of their lasts are on the clunky side and they only ship in the US.

Agree. I like Jack Meermin, but they aren't Goodyear welted. I believe they are Blake or Blake rapid. Can't remember off the top of my head.

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Originally Posted by OdusBK View Post
 

With the fairly recent carmina price hike from skoakiebotalet i was wondering if anyone knew of a company that could match/replace carmina for the sub-$400 goodyear welted shoe market. 

Although i'd like this advice as a general brand recommendation, im looking for a chukka and longwing in particular. 


For a longwing, in this price range I don't think you can beat the AE Macneil 2.0 in brown grain.

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For a longwing, in this price range I don't think you can beat the AE Macneil 2.0 in brown grain.

 

I made the conversion from AE to Carmina years ago when Carmina was consistently in the $400 - 500 range.  AE is a great quality shoe with some aesthetics that leave some people wanting more.  Meermin has nicer lasts, but the quality is hit or miss with poor customer service.  I came to the conclusion that you were always better off spending the extra $100 to get Carmina over Meermin, if you wanted a step up from AE.  Everyone complaining about the Carmina price hike was spoiled by the last year's ridiculously low prices.

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