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@flvinny521

Brown knit. Very versatile and will go with that shirt.
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@flvinny521

Brown knit. Very versatile and will go with that shirt.

 

A brown grenadine is already on the shopping list, possibly Kent Wang. That work?

post #31128 of 37396
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I say knit over grenadine here, but that should certainly work. Rust would also be very nice.
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I say knit over grenadine here, but that should certainly work. Rust would also be very nice.

 

Maybe I'll get one color in a knit and the other in grenadine. Thanks for your advice.

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Can I get some recommendations on "business-wardrobe-appropriate" ties to coordinate with the following shirt fabric? My employer requires some green to be worn every Friday, so I picked up a dress shirt in this fabric from Luxire, but I am having a hard time pairing it. I normally wear it with a mid-grey or navy blue suit. I'm sure it goes without saying that I'd prefer the tie be something versatile as opposed to one I'd wear only with this shirt.



 

Totally agree with Clags on this. In the right setting I also quite like a solid blue tie with a green patterned shirt.
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Any recs on chukkas? Looking to wear with jeans, chinos and even occasionally to the office with some dress pants

 

+1 Loake. I have both Pimlico and Kempton, think I prefer Pimlico but presumably it differs for everyone. Close enough.

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My employer requires some green to be worn every Friday, so I picked up a dress shirt in this fabric from Luxire, but I am having a hard time pairing it.
 

I like that fabric, very nice. The wear-green-on-Friday requirement strikes me as pretty fucking weird though.
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I like that fabric, very nice. The wear-green-on-Friday requirement strikes me as pretty fucking weird though.


You no like it, the Irish?

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@Coxsackie have you posted your B&T fit yet? Suck up the humidity and do us all a favour!
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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. 

Wasn't the price hike like $20?

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Wasn't the price hike like $20?

 

:eek: omg not $20!

 

They should lower prices for American customers with the cheap Euro...

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I like that fabric, very nice. The wear-green-on-Friday requirement strikes me as pretty fucking weird though.

You're right, it is, but I think my job may be different than the professional types that likely comprise the majority of CM posters. I am in a customer facing role that is basically a glorified retail position for company who uses green in their branding and advertising.
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:eek: omg not $20!

 

They should lower prices for American customers with the cheap Euro...

 

Yeah, price hike wasn't even that much.

 

They should lower the prices... but US retailers like Leffot, Armoury, etc are complaining to the shoemakers about lower margins and more competition from EU stores who can undercut, so the shoemakers are setting solid reselling values now (resulting in the price increase of EG by ~$200, and StC of ~$400), to bring them more in line with said US retailers.

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In fairness to OP, I think the price hike was closer to $100 as we were getting Carminas for the low $300's for a few months and they're now in the $400's.  That said, it wasn't so much a price hike as it was a return to normal for those that have been buying Carminas for a few years.

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And let's be honest. Some of the state side retailers have been gouging the price for quite some time. I bought my first Carmina's from their store in Paris circa 2009 and the price has always been around $300usd-$400usd.

I bought my first pair for around $300 and that was when the euro was crazy.

$500-$600 for Carmina's is high.
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