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post #27511 of 38338
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13214891

I'm in need of a Canadian East-Coast winter coat, which means something that can shed rain, sleet, and snow with equal ability, while still keeping me warm. A padded waxed cotton jacket seems to fit the bill. I tried this one on the other day, and I prefer the styling to what Barbour has to offer. My chief concern is the quality vs one from Barbour.
post #27512 of 38338
Looking for either a grey or black chunky sweater that is drapey/loose fitting to wear with those baggy pants i posted a while back.

Thanks!

Under 150, but I could stretch to 200.
Edited by Benesyed - 9/18/12 at 11:35am
post #27513 of 38338

120

 

 

need a casual-ish black boot, and this seems to be the only one I like. It's from Clae, if you don't like it anyone got recommendations? 

post #27514 of 38338
Those look pretty ugly to me. What is your budget exactly?
post #27515 of 38338
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Those look pretty ugly to me. What is your budget exactly?

 Well a friend of mine got me to apply for a modeling job and right now it's looks really good for me, so I dare say that money isn't a problem although I don't like spending too much just for 1 thing. I'm also basically trying to redo my whole wardrobe with almost a thousand bucks worth of uniqlo basics and then a leather jacket or 2 from TOJ and some mr.porter stuff among other stuff like belts and pf flyers and what not. Essentially I just don't have a black heel'd shoe, and I'd like one. That boot seemed attractive to me. I know I'm supposed to "ease into being fashionable" but to be honest I don't want to ease into settling because I took too long to buy all the stuff I wanted.

 

Oh are you sure about the shoes? here's some more pictures of them in real life (different colorway)

 

post #27516 of 38338
Pretty sure about those shoes—they're not very attractive.

If you're looking for a black boot, I'd recommend (as was once recommended to me) a boot with a heel. Preferably a sidezip, or maybe a Chelsea boot. There are a bunch of brands that get love here: Margiela, n.d.c., moma, Surface to Air, APC, Common Projects, etc. They all make, or have once made, really handsome stuff. Fish around on B&S; you might find something you really like. You could expect to budget anywhere from $220-500 for boots by those brands.
post #27517 of 38338
From what you've said about your style re-vamp, a chelsea style boot would be an appropriate choice.

In terms of styling, what that shoe lacks is a decent looking sole and heel. A chelsea boot is meant to be minimal, but also sleek and sexy.

Without a proper sole and heel, it looks neutered.

It also doesn't make sense to have contrasting details on a minimal boot.

I would check out some of the english shoe brands for a nice chelsea boot. These Loakes are about twice the price of the Claes, but IMO look more than twice as good.

Alternatively, many here would suggest a zip boot or a jodhpur instead, as these don't have the elastic gore which some people don't like. That's a personal choice that you can think about.
post #27518 of 38338
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

Pretty sure about those shoes—they're not very attractive.
If you're looking for a black boot, I'd recommend (as was once recommended to me) a boot with a heel. Preferably a sidezip, or maybe a Chelsea boot. There are a bunch of brands that get love here: Margiela, n.d.c., moma, Surface to Air, APC, Common Projects, etc. They all make, or have once made, really handsome stuff. Fish around on B&S; you might find something you really like. You could expect to budget anywhere from $220-500 for boots by those brands.

 

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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

From what you've said about your style re-vamp, a chelsea style boot would be an appropriate choice.
In terms of styling, what that shoe lacks is a decent looking sole and heel. A chelsea boot is meant to be minimal, but also sleek and sexy.
Without a proper sole and heel, it looks neutered.
It also doesn't make sense to have contrasting details on a minimal boot.
I would check out some of the english shoe brands for a nice chelsea boot. These Loakes are about twice the price of the Claes, but IMO look more than twice as good.
Alternatively, many here would suggest a zip boot or a jodhpur instead, as these don't have the elastic gore which some people don't like. That's a personal choice that you can think about.

 

I already have a pair of boots from A.P.C (the chocolate strap boots) and tbh they're my pride and joy 

what about these? If I'm gonna buy a black chelsea I might as well go with these especially since I love em.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/302535/brand-new-black-apc-chelsea-boots-44/0_100

 

 

Should I just post all of the stuff I plan on buying so you guys can critique it and steer me in the right direction?

post #27519 of 38338
yeah you may as well buy those APCs
post #27520 of 38338
Hanging out in the WAYWT thread and spending some time understanding other posters' styles, critiques, and ideals will be more helpful than crowd-sourcing your wardrobe. Though it's nice to get reassurance from other people that the thing you might wind up purchasing is not ugly, it's no more helpful for your own growth/knowledge than just getting a personal stylist. satisfied.gif
post #27521 of 38338
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

Hanging out in the WAYWT thread and spending some time understanding other posters' styles, critiques, and ideals will be more helpful than crowd-sourcing your wardrobe. Though it's nice to get reassurance from other people that the thing you might wind up purchasing is not ugly, it's no more helpful for your own growth/knowledge than just getting a personal stylist. satisfied.gif

 

Yea I totally understand that, I just don't want to waste my money then find out when it's too late that I could've bought something of much higher quality for basically the same price, or that what I was trying to wear is effing horrible. I think I once wasted money this way when I bought jean shorts, only to find out how horrible they are. In fact I think you were the one who saved me from making a 500 dollar hole in my pocket. Right now though I'm pretty confident with my sense of style, and I've gotten some compliments on it, the only problem is that I'm dressing like I'm still a freshman in high school, and I've put off upgrading my wardrobe long enough.

 

Would you guys take offence if I did put on like a ton of pictures of what I planned on buying and asked you guys if there were better alternatives or if the piece was worth buying or the quality of the piece etc etc? 

post #27522 of 38338
As long as it's clear that you're also doing your own research and not expecting everyone else to do everything for you, it should be fine.

People can just scroll down if they can't be bothered.
post #27523 of 38338
Suede chocolate brown or a bit lighter jodhpurs recommendation?
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CAFe'NOIR

I'm not entirely sold on the heel, but I do like the rest of the boot.
If not, any recommendations for a black ankle boot? I have some brown zip-up boots and I'm partial to the lace-ups in black. Sub $200 if possible.

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Also CAFe'NOIR

ALso, what would you guys suggest for a nice gray jacket/coat for the winter?
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(in black)

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