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Originally Posted by SYCSYC View Post

Gents, I'm looking for a pair of wholecut black derby shoes, that would look right for my coming wedding and for work afterwards. Round or almond toe. I would not want to spend more than 600€ in these...
Any suggestion? I took a look at C&J and Church's but didn't find what I was looking for.

Contact @Skoaktiebolaget (or ask in their Affiliate Thread) about a pair of Carlos Santos or Enzo Bonafè. The former should run you well under $400 USD after shipping, unless you're in Canada.

Ask them for advice on last shape and styles. Both those brands have fair MTO pricing.
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@Citan1145

Dig the jacket. Do you have a foulard patterned tie? I think it would add some visual interest beyond the wool Glenplaid.

What do you gents think?

I'd dig that outfit more with a cream colored square and maybe light grey trousers.
post #33708 of 43983
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

 

+1 on CM   May not sound like it, but  I'm a fan too, AAS, and apologies if I came across as harsh.    You push the boundaries, and imo that's fine in this thread.  It's not Whnay's, after all.

 

 I don't understand the Mother Nature reference tho-   Women haven'tt got a clue about menswear.

:inlove:

 

Not sure if today's fit has any redeeming quality.  

 

 

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Formosa
Eton
Sozzi
Christian Kimber
Panta trousers
post #33711 of 43983
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

@Citan1145

Dig the jacket. Do you have a foulard patterned tie? I think it would add some visual interest beyond the wool Glenplaid.

What do you gents think?

I'd dig that outfit more with a cream colored square and maybe light grey trousers.

I would agree. I do have some foulard ties. I usually wear my flannels with this jacket but wanted to be a bit more relaxed with the cotton trousers today, working on a saturday and all. I do need to step up my pocket square game. I own 2, a white linen, and a purple print medallion silk square. Any suggestions on basics that work well across jacket textures and colors?

BTW, I think AAS responds very well to critique and suggestion, totally agree that that was one of the most gracious replies I had seen to criticism on here in quite a while. FWIW I really like the symphony of color AAS usually drums up. Keep doing what you enjoy and try to refine it to be harmonious.
post #33712 of 43983
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post
 
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Originally Posted by SYCSYC View Post

Gents, I'm looking for a pair of wholecut black derby shoes, that would look right for my coming wedding and for work afterwards. Round or almond toe. I would not want to spend more than 600€ in these...
Any suggestion? I took a look at C&J and Church's but didn't find what I was looking for.

Contact @Skoaktiebolaget (or ask in their Affiliate Thread) about a pair of Carlos Santos or Enzo Bonafè. The former should run you well under $400 USD after shipping, unless you're in Canada.

Ask them for advice on last shape and styles. Both those brands have fair MTO pricing

 

@SYCSYC

Vass might be in that price range and are your best option construction and appearance-wise imo  Hand-lasted and hand-welted.   F last is their easy-fit round-toe.

 

This is their 'London' 3-eye derby in F last and box calf, on the right.

You can go to the Vass pron thread for more info.

 

 

Seamless back

 

C&J also has the 'Highbury' below-  3 eye derby in black calf, but not quite whole-cut.  James Bond shoe.  

post #33713 of 43983
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Originally Posted by JHT652 View Post

Looks good Murl, but I think more contrast between shirt & tie is needed. This could be one occasion were a white shirt might be better?

I believe the fabric is a pale brown, so perhaps a pale pink shirt would add some interesting contrast? Maybe even as a pink micro stripe (ticking) so it's more of a muted tone.

cc @Murlsquirl

And @Pliny...

Great call on Vass, probably best value in any bracket. It is double the price of the others I mentioned, though. But they totally have their own aesthetic.
post #33714 of 43983
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post


And @Pliny...

Great call on Vass, probably best value in any bracket. It is double the price of the others I mentioned, though. But they totally have their own aesthetic.

 

Thanks @sacafotos and @Pliny

 

I wrote derbies but was thinking oxford. The C&J above might get a try.

I need a brand I can visit in Paris, I do not have time to order online and then send it back if it doesn't fit right. 

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@SYCSYC If no time to order online - Caulaincourt get some love from the Parisian Gentleman - here's an example:



Or cheaper, Septieme Largeur, again they get a good review from The Parisian Gentleman, here's an example:

post #33716 of 43983
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

I believe the fabric is a pale brown, so perhaps a pale pink shirt would add some interesting contrast? Maybe even as a pink micro stripe (ticking) so it's more of a muted tone.

cc @Murlsquirl

After posting I realised it was an odd jacket & not a suit, so maybe white isn't the best option for the shirt. I can certainly see a pink stripe of some description working well. Bengal, hairline etc.

The mid blue tie on light blue shirt doesn't work IMHO... But as always, Murl still looks good smile.gif
post #33717 of 43983
#41. Sunday in Osaka.





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@Coxsackie

Nice and "Anglo" (am I using that right here?). Love it.

I'm looking for a shade of brown/tan cord like yours but slightly more "British tan," so maybe a copper color and another in olive.

Would you say Brisbane Moss is my best bet for fabrics? How many wale do you think your jacket is?

Cheers,
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I'd call this jacket's cord medium wale. At a guess I'd say each "rib" is around 2.0-2.5mm.

 

In some lights it looks more olive than brown. It's a Brooks Brothers in the Fitzgerald block.

 

As a pure coincidence, three of the items in this fit are Japanese - shirt (Kamakura), tie (The Tie), and cardy (Uniqlo). This was not deliberate.

 

Going back to Kamakura tomorrow morning to spend more of the money I don't have.

post #33720 of 43983
AAS whereas I do like your Ralph Laurenness (and count myself as a fan) I think the fit from the other day had but one item that could have made a difference: the tie.
Too close in scale to the shirt, too close in color to the cardigan. It threw everything a bit off. A striped tie (with lots of space between them) might have worked better
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