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post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by wjpsweden View Post
 

Hi,

 

I'm new here and it really looks like a good forum.

 

I'm looking for italian shirts with good fit and fabrics. I'm only spot the highend shirts like Finamore but I want shirts in the price range 100-130 eur.

 

Would be really nice if somebody know some brands.

 

Regards William

 

 

Welcome to the forum, william.  Finamore, Barba, Borreli, etc. can all be found here within your price range http://www.shopthefinest.com/collections/shirts.  They are all great shirts.

post #47 of 57
Hi SF! I've been lurking here for a while and I'm well aware that if I want a long lasting formal shoe, I should probably head to Allen Edmonds. Please understand SF, I'm in a place where Edmonds only appear at Brooks Brothers, used/factory are just not available and eBay isn't affordable because of shipping.

Please also consider that I am a student, living with his parents, with no money except that which I'm given.

I need a formal shoe to wear with my suit and maybe sometimes with chinos.

The best option I've found, having never spent more than $70 on a shoe, seems to be the Aldo Mr. B's line.

Edmonds will happen someday, on my own buck.

Please keep an open mind and pick the best of the (absolutely terrible by SF standard) shoes below.

Seweryn (what I thought would be best, really matte finished leather makes me unsure, second cheapest of the lot at $70)

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/ALDO/men/mr-b's-collection/shoes/SEWERYN/p/34009548-97


Rae (sort of a variation of the Seweryn)

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/men/mr-b's-collection/shoes/c/241/RAE/p/34016895-97


Younes (Cheapest, really soft leather)

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/men/c/200/YOUNES/p/34103470-40


Adaren boot ( most expensive, might consider waiting for price to drop)

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/Aldo-Catalogue/men/mr-b's-collection/shoes/ADAREN/p/40282065-40


Gwerasa (second most expensive, might be real leather though)

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/Aldo-Catalogue/men/mr-b's-collection/shoes/GWERASA/p/37789455-2

Other options:

Beetlebug (They looked okay, what can I say. No reviews anywhere, please don't shoot me)

http://www.beetlebug.com.sg/all-shoes.html/

A certain pair of rockport chukka sort of boots with rounded toes. ( roughly $90 without discount, could fall, they were water resistant and looked decently durable, so I'd be using them for my daily commute too.)

http://m.rockport.com/889137680022.html?cgid=mens-footwear-technology-hydro-shield-waterproof&colors=&selected=BLACK%20II

So there it is, please help me SF; I am in your care.

P.S

Crockett and Jones is having a competition for the shoes James Bond wears in Spectre.

http://m.crockettandjones.com//competition
post #48 of 57
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Welcome to the forum, @yohen. What kind of suits do you have? If just plain grey or navy, then the Seweryn would be my choice. It's the best looking of the lot and everyone needs a captoe Oxford. Unfortunately, they won't work well with chinos.
post #49 of 57

My suit (singular, sadly) is black.

post #50 of 57

Quick question, what are people's opinions on what to do with the basting on peak lapels? Leave it, remove it? I'm guessing it would be in a contrasting thread if it were meant to be removed.

post #51 of 57

Hi.

 

I am quite new here, I've read quite a bit about different brands, classic menswear etc, using the search function, there is certainly a wealth of knowledge on this board. I am starting out, so looking to build a versatile winter wardrobe with items such as:

 

-Slacks: I don't like jeans, i know chinos are an alternative, but I think dress slacks are better looking and more comfortable as I have an athletic lower body due to weight training etc. I was thinking of investing in a few good pairs of grey flannel slacks, and a few other wool slacks.

 

-Shirts: A few dress shirts, one or two whites and the rest mainly blues. A few button downs also, oxford etc.

 

-Knitwear: A few sweaters made from lambswool or merino wool, perhaps one cashmere one also.

 

-Jackets: Perhaps a Navy Wool Blazer and then a Grey One.

 

-Shoes: I am going for the Loake 1880 as my first dress shoe, perhaps an oxford or one with some brogue in black. Then perhaps a penny loafer as a second shoe. 

 

I just need some overall advise if I am going in the right direction. I am nearly 24 years old, just finished a postgraduate degree and I am going into the field of computer science/data science in the UK. 

 

I've read quite a bit about dressing according to ones age and profession. Just like in most workplaces, there isnt much of a dress code in the computing domain area. So I am a little confused on how to build my wardrobe. 

 

Also in the past I've had comments on how I dress like a old man, however before I didnt know anything about clothing and perhaps things like my slacks being too baggy resulted in people saying this. Alternatively I wouldn't mind getting some long sleeve polo shirts, if that helps to make things a bit more casual. 

 

What do you guys think ? Can young person like myself wear the above items daily without going for todays ultra skinny stuff (legs are too big lol) ? Or shall I not waste my limited budget and go for a more of a dressed down approach ? Or shall I just buy one item each of these basics just incase ?

 

Also can anyone recommend any UK places for such items, is there a UK thread ?

 

Apologies for the long post, thanks for any advise.

post #52 of 57
Youre off to a great start Id say. dont shy away from jeans, but get a nice, dark denim pair--trim or classic fit. Not relaxed, baggy.
For your shoes, get a pair of brown shoes for the other pair. Khaki chinos are as universal as people think, and dont go well wih all colors, but grey can be pretty slick.
post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by yohen View Post
 

My suit (singular, sadly) is black.

 

 

First things first, get a navy or grey suit....then those black oxfords would be a good match.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Quesjac View Post
 

Quick question, what are people's opinions on what to do with the basting on peak lapels? Leave it, remove it? I'm guessing it would be in a contrasting thread if it were meant to be removed.

 

 

I'm not seeing any basting thread there, Quesjac.  You're right, basting thread is usually easy to recognize because of it's obvious color.

 

 

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Originally Posted by shahbaaz View Post
 

Hi.

 

I am quite new here, I've read quite a bit about different brands, classic menswear etc, using the search function, there is certainly a wealth of knowledge on this board. I am starting out, so looking to build a versatile winter wardrobe with items such as:

 

-Slacks: I don't like jeans, i know chinos are an alternative, but I think dress slacks are better looking and more comfortable as I have an athletic lower body due to weight training etc. I was thinking of investing in a few good pairs of grey flannel slacks, and a few other wool slacks.

 

-Shirts: A few dress shirts, one or two whites and the rest mainly blues. A few button downs also, oxford etc.

 

-Knitwear: A few sweaters made from lambswool or merino wool, perhaps one cashmere one also.

 

-Jackets: Perhaps a Navy Wool Blazer and then a Grey One.

 

-Shoes: I am going for the Loake 1880 as my first dress shoe, perhaps an oxford or one with some brogue in black. Then perhaps a penny loafer as a second shoe. 

 

I just need some overall advise if I am going in the right direction. I am nearly 24 years old, just finished a postgraduate degree and I am going into the field of computer science/data science in the UK. 

 

I've read quite a bit about dressing according to ones age and profession. Just like in most workplaces, there isnt much of a dress code in the computing domain area. So I am a little confused on how to build my wardrobe. 

 

Also in the past I've had comments on how I dress like a old man, however before I didnt know anything about clothing and perhaps things like my slacks being too baggy resulted in people saying this. Alternatively I wouldn't mind getting some long sleeve polo shirts, if that helps to make things a bit more casual. 

 

What do you guys think ? Can young person like myself wear the above items daily without going for todays ultra skinny stuff (legs are too big lol) ? Or shall I not waste my limited budget and go for a more of a dressed down approach ? Or shall I just buy one item each of these basics just incase ?

 

Also can anyone recommend any UK places for such items, is there a UK thread ?

 

Apologies for the long post, thanks for any advise.

 

 

Welcome to the forum.  Like Billy said above, you are off to a good start.  You can wear the things you listed and not look like an old man....it all depends on how you wear it.  Your wardrobe is on the casual side so it sounds like you would be better off with a blucher and in brown instead of black...a shortwing would be a good choice. I love long sleeves polos so that sounds like a good idea to me.  We don't have a dedicated UK thread here, but if you do some searching, you will probably find some old threads on UK shopping that are useful.  Best of luck.

post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

 

First things first, get a navy or grey suit....then those black oxfords would be a good match.

 

 

 

 

I'm not seeing any basting thread there, Quesjac.  You're right, basting thread is usually easy to recognize because of it's obvious color.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the forum.  Like Billy said above, you are off to a good start.  You can wear the things you listed and not look like an old man....it all depends on how you wear it.  Your wardrobe is on the casual side so it sounds like you would be better off with a blucher and in brown instead of black...a shortwing would be a good choice. I love long sleeves polos so that sounds like a good idea to me.  We don't have a dedicated UK thread here, but if you do some searching, you will probably find some old threads on UK shopping that are useful.  Best of luck.

Thank you for your reply. Thats great to hear that I can wear the above and still look my age :)

When you say it depends on how I wear it, can you be a bit more specific ? I guessing you mean with regards to fit ? Perhaps if you can link me to some reading that would be helpful.

Kind regards

post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by shahbaaz View Post
 

Thank you for your reply. Thats great to hear that I can wear the above and still look my age :)

When you say it depends on how I wear it, can you be a bit more specific ? I guessing you mean with regards to fit ? Perhaps if you can link me to some reading that would be helpful.

Kind regards

 

Yes, fit is one of the biggest factors.  Take a look in this thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/253842/waywrn-classic-menswear-casual-style/19455#post_8166573 it has a lot of great examples of how to do it right.

post #56 of 57

Hi,​

 

Thanks for a great link. It seems they have alot of shirt that doesnt sell in the stores, but still a nice website.

 

/ William

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