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Consider asking on the NYC thread. The choices are numerous and sky's the limit on pricing. You should have a price point and an idea of what you want to try or what you enjoy.

 

There is a NYC thread? What am I talking about? Of course there is. There is a thread for everything here.

 

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Yes but how do you feel about sushiritos.

 

lol Ok, I had to look that up. If I'm being honest, I'd give it a try. What do YOU think about them?

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lol Ok, I had to look that up. If I'm being honest, I'd give it a try. What do YOU think about them?

 

I had a version of them locally here and they were pretty interesting tbh. I think you should definitely try them out.

Are you fan of dim sum and/or soup dumplings?

I'll be in philly next weekend (if I survive my exams this week) and I'm looking forward to stuffing my face. The lady friend is coming to my folks place for the first time and a few friends will be joining us. I have a feeling my dad is going to go nuts cooking. I can't wait to have home cooked indian food!

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Are you fan of dim sum and/or soup dumplings?

 

Heck yeah I am. Gimme the dish on where to go!

 

Also, Indian food... Oh man, I could eat it till I'm sick. Every so often my wife will spend almost an entire day in the kitchen doing it up. It takes forever to do it right but it's so worth it.

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Heck yeah I am. Gimme the dish on where to go!

 

Also, Indian food... Oh man, I could eat it till I'm sick. Every so often my wife will spend almost an entire day in the kitchen doing it up. It takes forever to do it right but it's so worth it.

 

I don't know how to cook indian food. I just never bothered to learn from my dad. I was always intimidated by how long it would take :/

 

I'll ask a few friends for recs and post them here or PM you. I'm likely going to be hunting for soup dumpings in philly this weekend since the gf hasn't ever had them before and I crave them when it's cold. 

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Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking. The title does not lie. The recipes are delicious. http://www.amazon.com/Madhur-Jaffreys-Quick-Indian-Cooking/dp/0811859010

 

Black PTB's and derbies are totally different in the streetwear context. They aren't formal at all. But I'd only do double leather soles, commando, or something else equally casual. Shell seems fine if that's what you like, since it's origins are in workwear anyway. I mean Dr. Martens has been making shoes like this for a long time--first as workwear and then as post-punk fashion.

 

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

not wearing black shoes with biz suits is largely an SF thing.  [...]

 

The CM forum is a big place, and while this might be true for some portions of it, it’s not true for all.

 

We have, for example, an entire thread devoted to the black cap toe, and I wager a lot of its contributors wear them with suits; q.v.:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/362365/the-quintessential-dress-shoe-black-cap-toe-oxford

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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[,,,] Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking. The title does not lie. The recipes are delicious. http://www.amazon.com/Madhur-Jaffreys-Quick-Indian-Cooking/dp/0811859010

 

 

Ran into her once in one of my visits to her restaurant Dawat.   The food there can be hit or miss, and it costs about 20% more than the average NYC Indian restaurant, but when it's good it's very good and the theater of the place is second to none.\

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Black PTB's and derbies are totally different in the streetwear context. They aren't formal at all. But I'd only do double leather soles, commando, or something else equally casual. Shell seems fine if that's what you like, since it's origins are in workwear anyway. I mean Dr. Martens has been making shoes like this for a long time--first as workwear and then as post-punk fashion.



I guess that's the crux of it and why I brought it up for discussion. I have this far-off, ill-defined, whisper of an idea of a look that uses black PTBs to provide a sharp SW&D accent to a more CM fit. Not necessarily as far as the big blocky docs/prada approach that you might see with highwater black slacks, but a step in that direction. Shell seemed appropriate for its slickness/shine in that CM context, but I'm still not able to bring the overall look into focus - though it's not like I've been on a photo hunt or anything, either.
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I've seen a lot of alden ptbs on swd fits over the years.
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I've seen a lot of alden ptbs on swd fits over the years.

Totes. But I'm wondering where they can cross over into CM, if anywhere.
post #35456 of 37405
Why is shell Cordovan on the casual end of the spectrum? My mind would equate the high shine to formal. Similar to patent. Is it historical association only?
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Ha, I'm clearly having trouble following the conversation I started. Did someone say shell was casual? I was trying to say it makes sense on the CM side because it's less casual (in my eyes) despite the workwear connotation.
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Sorry I'm off on a tangent. Genuinely curious though.
post #35459 of 37405
It's a heavy looking leather. Even on a sleek last, waves will occur. Both of these factors skew it a bit casual.

FWIW I wear them for all but the most formal occasions. Black boxcalf is what you'd wear for those events.
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True, they will show more wear. But let's put the shell part of the equation aside for a sec. @UrbanComposition do you have some pics for reference on how you wear them? I assume if you wear them with all but the most formal fits, you'd do suits and OJ/S - what colorways?
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