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post #12871 of 33125

Thinking I need a pair of black casual shoes.

 

The only black shoes I own are a pair of fairly dressy cap toe oxfords and a pair of clark's wallabees. I don't really like either.

 

My normal clothes are a OCBD, sometimes a sweater, and a SC with a pair of jeans, cords, or fairly informal trousers.

 

Am I better off with a pair of brogued oxfords, chelsea boots or something else entirely? I'd like something that will work with a fairly laid back pair of jeans and sweater combo or navy blazer, tie and dress shirt if possible. Obviously coherence isn't my strong suit so I thought it might pay to farm this one out.

post #12872 of 33125

Please let me know what you think about the fit of these two items

 

1. Caruso, Pure Cashmere, size 50

I'm wearing my suit coat under the jacket, not confident about the waist or length of sleeve, price is USD1,000, bit worried how cashmere can take the elements altho we never get snow here

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2. Corneliani, Pure Cashmere, 50R - jacket length seems to short for me but I'm advised this is the Corn style, 2 open buttons on cuff in this shot (also $USD1,000)

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post #12873 of 33125
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Originally Posted by Liam O View Post

Thinking I need a pair of black casual shoes.

The only black shoes I own are a pair of fairly dressy cap toe oxfords and a pair of clark's wallabees. I don't really like either.

My normal clothes are a OCBD, sometimes a sweater, and a SC with a pair of jeans, cords, or fairly informal trousers.

Am I better off with a pair of brogued oxfords, chelsea boots or something else entirely? I'd like something that will work with a fairly laid back pair of jeans and sweater combo or navy blazer, tie and dress shirt if possible. Obviously coherence isn't my strong suit so I thought it might pay to farm this one out.


How are you set on non-black shoes? I don't find a lot of use for black, although I have several. Fairly limited application, unlike browns/burgundies.
post #12874 of 33125
@Mirador

#1.. I see you point on the waist.. it appears a bit full. What's your concern with the sleeve? Too short? From the pic it looks fine to me.

#2.. The shoulders and general fit seem fine... but again it would be easier to tell with a full-on frontal view pic... with respect to the length of you arm the coat does "look" short, but how it relates proportionally to your legs can't be determined from this pic.
post #12875 of 33125
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Originally Posted by Liam O View Post

Thinking I need a pair of black casual shoes.

The only black shoes I own are a pair of fairly dressy cap toe oxfords and a pair of clark's wallabees. I don't really like either.

My normal clothes are a OCBD, sometimes a sweater, and a SC with a pair of jeans, cords, or fairly informal trousers.

Am I better off with a pair of brogued oxfords, chelsea boots or something else entirely? I'd like something that will work with a fairly laid back pair of jeans and sweater combo or navy blazer, tie and dress shirt if possible. Obviously coherence isn't my strong suit so I thought it might pay to farm this one out.

Whatever you like is fine. Brouged oxfords, heavy longwings, or hell, penny loafers. But steer clear of black with jeans, you'll need brown or burgundy for that. Black shoes are best limited to shades of gray, black, and sometimes olive (which works equally well with brown or burgundy).
post #12876 of 33125

How do these Grenson longwings rate against the usual suspects (Aldens, Florsheim Imperials, etc.)?

 

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/grenson-sid-long-wing-brogue.html

 

I would change the laces to a darker set and use them sometimes during the week with flannels and other odd trousers but mostly during the weekends with chinos and jeans.

 

post #12877 of 33125
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post


How are you set on non-black shoes? I don't find a lot of use for black, although I have several. Fairly limited application, unlike browns/burgundies.


Great, if by "set" you mean do I have at least three pairs of brogues in varying shades of brown, Bean Boots, and a pair of desert boots. Also a pair of very nice, brogued high tan double monks that I will never wear, and a pair of driving mocs I don't think I even tried on.

 



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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Whatever you like is fine. Brouged oxfords, heavy longwings, or hell, penny loafers. But steer clear of black with jeans, you'll need brown or burgundy for that. Black shoes are best limited to shades of gray, black, and sometimes olive (which works equally well with brown or burgundy).


Huh. Just figured if I was going to be wearing a fairly informal SC that had black in it I wasn't meant to be wearing it with brown shoes. Maybe I just won't wear black shoes, period, barring job interviews and funerals...

 

post #12878 of 33125
Anyone know where I could find a polo camel coat in a size 36?
post #12879 of 33125

hi there where do you find good quality clothes for a reasonable price.

post #12880 of 33125
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Originally Posted by 11daisyduke19 View Post

hi there where do you find good quality clothes for a reasonable price.

Seriously?
post #12881 of 33125
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Originally Posted by 11daisyduke19 View Post

hi there where do you find good quality clothes for a reasonable price.

Can you restate this question, with a bit more clarity? Your question, in it's current incarnation, is akin to asking a stranger on the street "Where do you find good quality cars for a reasonable price?"

Not enough information to answer your question competently plain.gif
post #12882 of 33125

I'm playing around with the idea of trying my hand at suit making (just for fun) and I'd like to know where I can buy horsehair canvas. Any suggestions?

post #12883 of 33125

Was reading an article that mentioned "hand-sewn Borrelli shirt"

 

Wondering what part of the shirt is hand-sewn? Difficult to believe, imagine or understand that the whole shirt would be hand made without using a machine at all.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

 

post #12884 of 33125
Concerning the fit of pointy-toe shoes, it's normal to have like an inch or so of space in the toe-box, depending on how pointy the shoe is right?
post #12885 of 33125
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Originally Posted by ashjini View Post

Was reading an article that mentioned "hand-sewn Borrelli shirt"


Wondering what part of the shirt is hand-sewn? Difficult to believe, imagine or understand that the whole shirt would be hand made without using a machine at all.


Any ideas?




The shoulder panels, placket, buttonholes and shoulders are all hand sewn. The collar, labels, and buttons are attached by hand.

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