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Can anyone recommend a cheap v-neck undershirt that's long enough to stay tucked in? Can't stand the muffin top effect that happens when my undershirt comes untucked underneath my outer shirt.

try hanes v necks.

That's what I wear now. I'm 5'11" and wear a M. With suit trousers they're fine, but with jeans or chinos with a lower rise they aren't long enough.
post #10862 of 33197
I saw a few pairs of Allen edmond shoes at Nordstrom rack for about $130, is that a good deal? the shoe didn't stand out in my opinion
post #10863 of 33197
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I saw a few pairs of Allen edmond shoes at Nordstrom rack for about $130, is that a good deal? the shoe didn't stand out in my opinion

Yes. Those retail for $300, and are excellent shoes. The styling may not stand out, but they're well made with good leather, and are sure as hell many times better than anything else in that price range.

Allen Edmonds is basically entry level for high end shoes.
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I saw a few pairs of Allen edmond shoes at Nordstrom rack for about $130, is that a good deal? the shoe didn't stand out in my opinion

which models and what sizes? and where?
i only see super wide AE's at the nordstrom racks i've been to
or a style that i totally don't want to wear
and never as low as $130... more like $180-200
post #10865 of 33197
they were wide, I don't know about super wide, I can't remember. the models but there were 5 of the same ones, the only attractive thing was a brown loafer but I can't remember the model, they also had 7 pairs of the same Bruno magli loafer for around $120...I ended up not spending too much time in there, the shirts were. unattractive and overpriced, so hard to find something good in there nowadays.
post #10866 of 33197
are grenson boots good quality? i'm a uk9 for Loakes what size would i be for Grenson?
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I don't know what last those are on but I sized the same for my McAllisters as Clarks DBs.

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Oh man, those are awesome!  I looked on amazon and they had one Brown pair left in my size at 25% off ($210) so I ordered it.  Good deal/choice?

 

Also, is the sizing right?  Size 9 fits me on sneakers and pretty much everything I've ever tried, except for Clarks, where 8s fits me.  I was told that dress shoes are supposed to be a half size smaller since you wear thinner socks, but the ones I've owned (cheaper ones) always fit as a 9.


I can never really recommend blind buying anything without checking fit somewhere first. But at that price, assuming they are first quality shoes and not seconds, that is a good deal. So good luck to you friend, hope they end up working out.
post #10868 of 33197
What shoes pair well with dark brown pants? I have a pair of brown suede shoes, but they seem to match the pants so closely they look stupid.
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My GF regularly references the fact that she doesn't feel she dresses appropriately for work. She's 26 and works in engineering management. I don't think she under dresses terribly, but on normal days she wears jeans and a polo and on dressier days she wears pants and a button down. I guess I would say she still dresses like a college intern and not someone on a team that manages billion dollar projects. She is self-conscious about this sometimes, but she's also too apathetic to take the initiative to branch out and develop her taste so to speak.

Now I don't care how she dresses at work because I wear jeans and a t shirt most days, but if she feels she looks better and has more confidence at work then obviously I want that for her. I was thinking of getting her a subscription to some fashion magazine to see if that would get the ball rolling, but all the ones I'm familiar with either look like complete trash, or are too high fashion to be relevant.

Any suggestions? Some of you are probably thinking that this will blow up in my face, but I'm not worried about that. It will either be received appreciatively or with apathetically, but she won't be insulted.
post #10870 of 33197
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What shoes pair well with dark brown pants? I have a pair of brown suede shoes, but they seem to match the pants so closely they look stupid.

Sand color suede should look good. I also wear navy shoes with brown.
post #10871 of 33197
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Any suggestions?

My GF has a subscription to Lucky Magazine. She dresses well.
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Approximately how much should it cost to have a leather jacket cleaned? I was quoted $80 and that seemed high to me.
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Originally Posted by doug funnie View Post

My GF regularly references the fact that she doesn't feel she dresses appropriately for work. She's 26 and works in engineering management. I don't think she under dresses terribly, but on normal days she wears jeans and a polo and on dressier days she wears pants and a button down. I guess I would say she still dresses like a college intern and not someone on a team that manages billion dollar projects. She is self-conscious about this sometimes, but she's also too apathetic to take the initiative to branch out and develop her taste so to speak.
Now I don't care how she dresses at work because I wear jeans and a t shirt most days, but if she feels she looks better and has more confidence at work then obviously I want that for her. I was thinking of getting her a subscription to some fashion magazine to see if that would get the ball rolling, but all the ones I'm familiar with either look like complete trash, or are too high fashion to be relevant.
Any suggestions? Some of you are probably thinking that this will blow up in my face, but I'm not worried about that. It will either be received appreciatively or with apathetically, but she won't be insulted.

I think looking to magazines for inspiration for workwear is the wrong way to go about it. When have you seen women's workwear featured in any magazine? I don't see anything wrong with her just wearing a well tailored suit to work
post #10874 of 33197

Hi,

 

I'm a newb, but I have been lurking for a bit.  I've been out of the "style" circuit for a while (will explain later...), but I wanted to ask a quick question:

 

Today, I will be heading out to do my regular thrift shop run.  Since reading around SF a bit, I've decided to expand my search list.  I will be looking at dress shirts, suits, and ties.  Aside from Brooks Brothers, J. Press, and Paul Stuart (those are what I grew up wearing), please list 3 or 4 labels I should be looking for.

 

Any suggestions will be much appreciated, and if I find some good stuff, I will post pics over in the thrift store bragging thread.

 

Thank you!

post #10875 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sbdivemaster View Post

Hi,

I'm a newb, but I have been lurking for a bit.  I've been out of the "style" circuit for a while (will explain later...), but I wanted to ask a quick question:

Today, I will be heading out to do my regular thrift shop run.  Since reading around SF a bit, I've decided to expand my search list.  I will be looking at dress shirts, suits, and ties.  Aside from Brooks Brothers, J. Press, and Paul Stuart (those are what I grew up wearing), please list 3 or 4 labels I should be looking for.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated, and if I find some good stuff, I will post pics over in the thrift store bragging thread.

Thank you!

hmm obviously you haven't lurked enough
look through that thrift shop show off thread
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