Originally Posted by tims1973
What do you guys think of these offerings from these websites (Links I provide here range from pedestrian-dress to what seems to me to be high style on the links)?
Frankly, there aren't too many "vegan" suit offerings that are going to cost a lot. Most are cottons/linens/polyester which most men's suit lovers frown upon, however I've found a local suit maker in Las Vegas named Gary Franzen who actually offers vegan options in fine suits, belts, shoes, ties and hats.....and promises to promises whole ensembles that will be high end even if they are vegan. His Yelp reviews are all spectacular ratings. I am really considering getting at least a couple of suits made by this guy, even if they cost me a couple of grand.
Links to various animal-free shoes:
Remember, I'm just starting out in this fashion venture, so please don't sneer too much if something offends your style sensibilities. Just be honest and sincere.
So, do any shoes in there seem to be "passable" as a stylish shoe that can go with a suit?
Also please comment on belts from these sites:
Wallets from these:
Please, in your response, please link up the items you think have real promise to go into a nice, quality outfit ensemble.
For instance, am I out of my mind for thinking this shoe (even though its not 'gloss/shine' oriented) might make a statement with a tan-colored suit and cream color vegan belt for a summer men's professional office suit?
Belt (perhaps not a precise shade match to the shoes but with more searching I bet I can find a really spot on color match for a vegan belt)
I think that setup looks sort of South American and summer'esque. Definitely stylish and can be used for professional or upscale casual. This suit could look professional with a standard tie, or be a high-end casual with a cravat scarf. (Yeah, in my brief venture into "style" I ran across pictures/products of Ascot/Cravats, for both neck scarf and tie and I like the way they look a LOT.)
If that's not what you guys have in mind as an example, then there are plenty of other options among my links you can find for faux-leather and faux silk/wool suits for a more "pro" look.
So, please, have a look at my links and maybe do a little of your own google-fu and give me some more ideas (or better ideas) from your experienced style minds. I'm way too new at this to turn down any suggestions. Go nuts with it.