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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


That shade of blue would be limiting, I think. Most blue shirts wouldn't work well with it; it's solid-ish; and neither light nor dark, so likely limited to very light pants.

 

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I think it would be of very limited usefulness. The blue is light enough that it will be difficult to wear with light blue shirts, and a sport coat that cannot be worn with light blue shirts is not particularly useful or versatile. I think it's a summery color in a F/W weight which is another issue, since one is more likely to wear lighter colored trousers during the summer months. Birdseye is generally a suiting pattern to my eye too, but I could be wrong about that. That said, I don't think it would be too difficult to pair with patterned trousers if they were of the right shade.

 

Many thanks, sugarbutch and archibaldleach.

 

What would you suggest, then, for a reasonably versatile sport coat in a blue that's not as dark as navy?

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #4202 of 37428
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Many thanks, sugarbutch and archibaldleach.

What would you suggest, then, for a reasonably versatile sport coat in a blue that's not as dark as navy?


Cheers,

Ac

RAF blue is a very useful color here IMO. You probably want to decide if this is going to be a S/S or F/W jacket, though. Fresco or linen would work well for S/S (linen more for the summer). A hopsack or similar blazer fabric would work well for F/W. If you want something heavier, a blue Harris tweed could be very nice as could a Donegal. Both might be a bit more attention grabbing and not wearable as often as a blazer-type fabric but would still be versatile.
post #4203 of 37428

Ready to kopp!

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/lowndes-darkbrown#.U0b5AfldV8E

Last #348

$600

 

Kopp this or stick with brown oxford for now? It appears DMs are just as CBD as the oxfords. 

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post #4204 of 37428
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Ready to kopp!

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/lowndes-darkbrown#.U0b5AfldV8E

Last #348

$600

 

Kopp this or stick with brown oxford for now? It appears DMs are just as CBD as the oxfords. 

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I'll reply to your question with 2 more questions:

  1. Which one do you like better?
  2. Which one would you wear more often?
post #4205 of 37428
ill reply with this:

oxfords are more CBD and easier to wear often than DMs. if you dont have proper cap toe oxfords, buy those first, DMs later.
post #4206 of 37428
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It appears DMs are just as CBD as the oxfords. 

Pardon my foul language, but SO MOTHERFUCKING FALSE. For your environment, Noodles, buy the oxfords. Period.
post #4207 of 37428
I'll reply to your question with one question, one demand, and some advice:

1. Where can you get those for $600?

2. Buy them for me...they are top of my shopping list.

Based on your typical fits, I agree with the Stitch.
post #4208 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

I'll reply to your question with 2 more questions:

  1. Which one do you like better? I think the DM will be much more interesting than an oxford. So for now, I like the DM better.
  2. Which one would you wear more often? I would wear the oxford more often and the DM on special occasion(?)
post #4209 of 37428
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ill reply with this:

oxfords are more CBD and easier to wear often than DMs. if you dont have proper cap toe oxfords, buy those first, DMs later.

 

Haha, I wanted Rudals to realise that on his own instead of spoon feeding him the answers ;) He'll have to start developing a feel for this, and the only way to do this is to put some thought in it. 

post #4210 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Ready to kopp!

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/lowndes-darkbrown#.U0b5AfldV8E

Last #348

$600

 

Kopp this or stick with brown oxford for now? It appears DMs are just as CBD as the oxfords. 

1.jpg

 

Rudals I own these shoes and like them a great deal (wore them yesterday, in fact). I wear DMs with suits and don't see a problem with that.  That said I don't own a pair of (plain) brown oxfords, but wish that I did and hope to decide on a pair over the next few months.  If you work in a fairly CBD environment then I would get the oxfords first and then the DMs later.

 

The StyFo conventional wisdom of conservative but flexible beginnings (e.g. black then brown captoes, solid navy and charcoal suits) is something I've really come to appreciate over time.

post #4211 of 37428
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


Pardon my foul language, but SO MOTHERFUCKING FALSE. For your environment, Noodles, buy the oxfords. Period.

Sir SugarButch has spoken. 

Some freaking misinfo I was fed. 

Guess I should load up on oxfords first. Brown is next on my list. 

post #4212 of 37428

Back to the drawing board. 

I am awaiting on this to arrive at my local store. 

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I have the black version of this. I think the above in brown is much better. 

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post #4213 of 37428
A general rule, especially for your work environment, is to start with a brown/burgundy and black oxford captoe. They should be a mandated prerequisite before considering other shoes.

[this all assumes you are in professional dress]
post #4214 of 37428
top one is punch cap, so less CBD, but a fine option. all things considered, i do like that top one more of the two.
post #4215 of 37428

Rudals, this doublemonk with suits thing seemed to have 2 camps, some saw them as equally as formal as a bal and others saw them as less formal than a bal. SB clearly delineated which camp he is in and I happen to be in the same camp. I don't think DM with a suit is nearly as bad as say a loafer with a suit, but it is certainly sprezzing a bit IMO. When this was discussed somebody posted that Monks were a "halfway house" between loafers and bals, and I think that makes sense to me.

 

To me, they seem to be the perfect shoe for "city" odd jacket and trouser combos, and I think are roughly the city equivalent of the country's brogued derby. This last little piece is entirely conjecture on my part, but that is how I intend to use my new DM's. YMMV

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