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"F***YeahRedSocks" Friday. Also, McT's:
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Black McGregors today. Have a good Friday!
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Originally Posted by bobbler View Post
 

I buy a ton of sportcoats and some suits on ebay.  The most important thing is to get an idea of what your true measurements are and only buy things that have all the necessary measurements listed and that fit you almost perfectly.  If you already have a jacket that fits you well, get a tape measure and a note card and make a list of what you're looking for.  If you don't, then start by getting some cheap sportcoats until you can start approaching a perfect fit.  There's tons of jackets on ebay or in your neighborhood thrift store for cheap, and you should mess around with them before spending a lot of money on a suit.  I have an Armani jacket that I love that cost me $16 shipped.  Even if you don't think you want to wear secondhand clothes, it is probably worth getting some to arrive at your precise measurements.

 

Here's an article about how to measure a jacket:  http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/clothing/style-tips/how-to-measure-a-jacket/  The shoulder width is probably the most important.

 

If the ebay listing doesn't have measurements, I don't buy.  If there are any condition problems at all, I don't buy.  If the measurements are off enough to require tailoring in any way, I don't buy.  This is mostly because I'm not really willing to spend more than $60 on a sportcoat or $100 on a suit, so spending money on tailoring would add a significant percentage to my cost.  I probably consider purchasing about one or two percent of the things I look at on ebay, and then talk myself out of most of those, but I've still ended up with around a dozen sportcoats so far this year and I think four suits.

 

So there's nothing really wrong with spending $500 on a suit on ebay, and that is really a pretty nice suit, but it's probably not a good idea for that to be the first suit you buy.

 

Great advice. Thank you. +100.

 

So far I've been able to resist even though I'm hot to trot on getting some flannel stuff for fall/winter.

 

Ok, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Originally Posted by Mat Waites View Post
 

Maiden voyage for Shannon Drives

 

You're making me want a pair especially with that price and considering the Acorn Hilfire Neumok is gone in my size at Nordstrom.

 

Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more wingtips!

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Good thinking, @Scarlet! Freiburg Friday for me too! 

 

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 

So if the colors are blue, green and ruby red here's what I'm thinking: navy Dundee, green Strand, and ruby red Fifth Avenue.  If i had to do only one, it'd be the Fifth Avenue.  Thoughts?

 

 

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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

I'm kind of feeling these shoes in the various colors:

-Navy: Dundee (yes another one, but with a natural welt/edge), Alumnus (add brass eyelets), Oak Street (add brass eyelets)

-Ruby Red: 1st Ave boot, Cornwallis, St John, Yorktown, Exchange place

-Green: Carlyle, McAlllister

 

I'll probably pick up 2-4 from this list... 

 

All these are great options, but why no natural in the list? I just talked to chicago store manager and  they told me that Natural cordovan will be available.

I am thinking natural or Navy cordovan cornwallis.. 

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Originally Posted by Gabru View Post
 

 

 

 

All these are great options, but why no natural in the list? I just talked to chicago store manager and  they told me that Natural cordovan will be available.

I am thinking natural or Navy cordovan cornwallis.. 

 

I was thinking I wanted navy and couldn't find a use for ruby red (still not sure I can without them looking like ronald mcdonalds shoes) but natural is really appealing. Dundee in natural sounds pretty good to me. 

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Who is going to step up to the plate and get the Higgins mill in natty shell??

 

Would look pretty good I think.

 

But if all of Horweens brown shades are available for order and edge color can be customized there are going to be some amazing shoes coming out of this.

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Okay - FBWs, CardCash is having a sale on AE gift cards.  With code 7for6, it brings the cost down by 22%.  hurry up!

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Okay - FBWs, CardCash is having a sale on AE gift cards.  With code 7for6, it brings the cost down by 22%.  hurry up!

 

I've seen that site before, but is it legit?

 

https://www.scamguard.com/cardcashcom/

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I've seen that site before, but is it legit?

 

https://www.scamguard.com/cardcashcom/

I was about to buy a $300 card it came to $223 that's a great deal but after reading this sounds like it could be a scam.

 

From what I read if you do buy you should use the whole card right away or you could be totally out.

 

Anyone actually have a good experience with this cardcash?

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With shell being on sale, I have been looking at the Bradley which is hardly ever mentioned on the forum. I tried it in my size in calf and found bowing at the ankles that was unacceptable. Maybe that is the shoe in general, and maybe it was that specific shoe. Does anyone have a pair of shell Bradleys who can comment on their fit experience, especially if they had also tried the same shoe in calf. Thanks

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As is mine. Assuming they are swamped with orders, and possibly waiting for stock from Loake.

 

I know pediwear lists everything in stock on their website but sometimes have to wait for the shoe to ship from Loake before sending it off to the customer.

 

Got the ship notice from Robinsons earlier this afternoon.

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Originally Posted by Middlife View Post

I like your ruby red options. The wallet may allow me to choose one, I'm leaning towards the Cornwallis.
that's what I was thinking.. along with a natural shell strand.

Note: the shell event at the LaSalle Street store is on 10/27. ( Not on 10/25 as previously reported)
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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post
 

I was about to buy a $300 card it came to $223 that's a great deal but after reading this sounds like it could be a scam.

 

From what I read if you do buy you should use the whole card right away or you could be totally out.

 

Anyone actually have a good experience with this cardcash?


I haven't used cardcash, but I've used a site called Raise. It's been legit both time I've purchased cards there.

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