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post #10306 of 33197
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Originally Posted by gezuz View Post

Please recommend me a shoe! I currently have:
Alden Color 8 shortwings
Alden Black longwings
Alden Black plain toed boots
I feel like I wear the longwings and shortwings twice a week, and I'd like to buy one more pair to maybe wear each once a week, and sneakers on Friday. I'm very much feeling a brown cap toe?

Half brogues are essential IMO.
post #10307 of 33197
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Originally Posted by gezuz View Post

Please recommend me a shoe! I currently have:
Alden Color 8 shortwings
Alden Black longwings
Alden Black plain toed boots
I feel like I wear the longwings and shortwings twice a week, and I'd like to buy one more pair to maybe wear each once a week, and sneakers on Friday. I'm very much feeling a brown cap toe?

Suede semi-brogue if I were you smile.gif. A brown cap toe would also be good. To be honest, we need to know more about your occupation to comment, however.
post #10308 of 33197
Thanks for the suggestions! I'm an accountant in Seattle, so suede shoes are not too bueno during the fall/winter/some of spring, and I usually look pretty professional. I will look into half brogues and captoes.
post #10309 of 33197
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Originally Posted by aussie23 View Post

hey everyone

was wondering if anyone could recommend me something for my hair. its extremely thick and coarse, its usually about 2-3 inches on top, fairly straight but tends to go slightly wavy with a bit of length, and can go firzzy/fuzzy. i wash it about 3-4 times a  week with moisturising shampoo and conditioner, and get it rimmed and textured/thined out evrey 4-6 weeks, and wear my  hair in a faux hawk kind off shape. ive probably used every product on the market nearly, incl waxes, clays, paste, gels. but cant get anything to tame it well when its got a bit of length in it. ive had some luck wirth kevin murphy products, but i found they didnt rinse well from my hair, and give me enough of the chunky seperation and texture im after. im thinking maybe AC fiber? but im not sure.

 


I have (more like had when it was thick) a very similar type of hair and have found good success with 'hairplay' molding paste by KMS california.

http://www.kmscalifornia.com/en-US/products/usage/style-mold-shape.3.38.detail.aspx

However, I don't know if it is available in Oz.

Hope this helps.
post #10310 of 33197
Completely revamping my footwear (men's clothing wise).

I NEVER wear black and don't work in an office setting nor dress shoe environment, so a black shoe is sort of unnecessary to me. My dress shoes are just for when I want to wear them, meeting with professors, going out, etc. Was sort of making everything work with brown wingtips prior to this.

Would these be two solid choices as far as versatility and styling is concerned? Would appreciate any advice!

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Edited by dmash - 10/4/11 at 8:59pm
post #10311 of 33197
What happened to the list of shoe manufacturers and bespoke makers that used to be a "sticky" on this board?
post #10312 of 33197
Stumbled across a pair of Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. "Made in Italy" shoes. Anyone know who makes the "Made in Italy" shoes?
post #10313 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dmash View Post

Completely revamping my footwear (men's clothing wise).
I NEVER wear black and don't work in an office setting nor dress shoe environment, so a black shoe is sort of unnecessary to me. My dress shoes are just for when I want to wear them, meeting with professors, going out, etc. Was sort of making everything work with brown wingtips prior to this.
Would these be two solid choices as far as versatility and styling is concerned? Would appreciate any advice!

A double monk is pretty versatile, but the second is dressy. Some guys wear dressier shoes with casual stuff but it always looks off to me.

The 348 is relatively sleek/pointy, so you might consider how that would play with your style. Would look weird with full-cut khakis, for instance.
post #10314 of 33197
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

A double monk is pretty versatile, but the second is dressy. Some guys wear dressier shoes with casual stuff but it always looks off to me.
The 348 is relatively sleek/pointy, so you might consider how that would play with your style. Would look weird with full-cut khakis, for instance.

Double Monks are sweet! I think they would look better with jeans or chinos too, in case you want a more versatile shoe.
post #10315 of 33197

How should Jack Purcells fit at first?

 

I tried some 10.5s and while the length was good, they felt tight near the front of the foot. So, I tried on some 11s, and while those felt better width-wise, there was at least an inch of space extra in front of my toes.

post #10316 of 33197
Yes/No to etiher of these two? Band of Outsider ties, 100% Viscose, made in Italy.

Hoping to wear it for more business casual environment/situations:

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$69 on Gilt, but I have some credit that will knock it down to $49+free shipping.

Or any other recommendations for similar ties?
post #10317 of 33197
I still don't understand why the most expensive fashun brands always seem to be made of the least desirable synthetic materials. For $70, you could surely find something nice made of cotton or wool?

*No hate, just genuine confusion
post #10318 of 33197
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

I still don't understand why the most expensive fashun brands always seem to be made of the least desirable synthetic materials. For $70, you could surely find something nice made of cotton or wool?
*No hate, just genuine confusion

My wife has been trying to move into nicer stuff, and it seems like synthetics are almost ubiquitous in women's clothing. I understand that some of it has to do with structuring the garment, but surely it's possible to give a dress some shape without making it majority synthetic.
post #10319 of 33197
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

I still don't understand why the most expensive fashun brands always seem to be made of the least desirable synthetic materials. For $70, you could surely find something nice made of cotton or wool?
*No hate, just genuine confusion

Because their main purposes are not quality or durability, it's about the look, the brand, and what's "in" this season. And this is especially true for women's fashion clothing. Frankly, nothing wrong with that, different people have different priorities.
post #10320 of 33197
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Yes/No to etiher of these two? Band of Outsider ties, 100% Viscose, made in Italy.

Hoping to wear it for more business casual environment/situations:

$69 on Gilt, but I have some credit that will knock it down to $49+free shipping.

Or any other recommendations for similar ties?

$69 for viscose? Unless you just love 'em, I'd suggest passing. You can get striped silk knits for less than $20 regularly. I'd even suggest the $15 ones at Tie Bar over those. Or check out B&S or eBay. Polo knits are pretty common.

As for Purcells, I would not buy a pair that was tight. They don't stretch like leather shoes. The rubber footbed is the rubber footbed.
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