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post #14476 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ccardill View Post

Are these acceptable for a 1st pair of black shoes?
http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-black-cap-toe-oxford-robert-last

 

Surely you know the answer already.  Of course this is a fine shoe and fine choice, first pair or tenth pair.

post #14477 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

Real quick question, there is this big ebay seller called BHOF that surely most of you here know about, who sell a lot of blazers and alikes but never writes more specific measurements than 40R or 44S etc,etc. My question is, would it be correct that a 36S often is around 17 inches from shoulder to shoulder and would fit me if i'm 5,9 feet tall and kind of skinny?
Obviously there's no way telling for sure if it will fit me perfectly with such few measurements, but then again, I know a really good tailor, so I just want to know if it will fit good enough? satisfied.gif

And also, anyone have any experience with Chaps by Ralph Lauren, found a blazer for 44 total including shipping, so maybe 60-70 to make it fit real good, would you consider it worth it?

Have you messaged him and asked for more measurements?

Chaps usually sucks. You can get Polo stuff for that price on occasion and it's a whole lot nicer.
post #14478 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

but never writes more specific measurements than 40R or 44S etc,etc.
Contact the seller and request specific measurements. If he won't provide specific measurements, consider buying elsewhere.
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And also, anyone have any experience with Chaps by Ralph Lauren
Chaps is down around the very bottom of the Ralph Lauren lineup. It has little in common with high end Ralph Lauren items. Heck, it hasn't got much in common with even mid-range RL items.
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found a blazer for 44 total including shipping, so maybe 60-70 to make it fit real good, would you consider it worth it?
Great blazers routinely sell on eBay for a few pennies on the dollar. You're talking about spending maybe $110 for a Chaps blazer, from a guy on eBay. Absolutely wouldn't be worth it to me.
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Michael
post #14479 of 33197
Hi, just wondering, can a derby shoe be worn casually? If so, what are some good brand, I dont want to just blindly start searching. Not looking to spend a whole lot, would like a casual derby, brown leather for about 200 dollars or so.
post #14480 of 33197
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Originally Posted by upcoast View Post


I'm going to an evening wedding (not my own) in just over a week and I desperately need a suit.
You need to buy TODAY. Really, you should have bought a suit a week or two ago. Alterations can take time. Several days time is common, for even very basic things like shortening the sleeves or cuffing the pant legs. And sometimes the alterations need to be re-done, too.

And, of course, because you only have a week, buying by mail is out of the question at this point.
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So I have a budget of 300-400 or as high as 450 dollars for the suit.
Unfortunately, you haven't given any indication as to where you're located, so it's difficult to give detailed advice as to where you should shop, and what you might want to consider buying. Still...

I'll likely take some heat for this, but tomorrow - Saturday - go to the local Jos. A. Bank store. (Assuming there is one near you.) JAB is not high end. Its suits are not often held in terribly high regard around here. But you need a suit immediately, and you're operating on a moderate budget. If there's a JAB store near you, that's where you're headed. (If you live in, say, Manhattan, ignore my advice. You'll have better options in that case.)

As likely as not, JAB will have some suit line on sale, since the JAB marketing philosophy is to overprice most things by about 200%, and run huge faux sales 364 days per year. Buy a suit whose looks you like, and which is the right size for you, and which is in stock - you don't have time for them to order the suit for you.

Buy your suit, and make it crystal clear to the salesman, the store manager, the mannequin in the store window, and whomever else has any authority there, that you absolutely, positively need the necessary alterations finished by next Thursday. After they swear that it'll be ready by then, there's at least a 50-50 chance that it will be ready by then, and that the alterations will have been performed adequately.
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I'd like it to be a darker navy but I could be convinced of another color.  Black could look nice
Navy. Not black. Navy. (A nice gray suit would be good, too. Gray. Not black.)
 
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(If the tailor can do it quickly enough I hope to have small alterations done; I'd rather have a less expensive well fitting suit than the other way around).
Well, you're going to need some alterations done. The pant legs will need to be hemmed or cuffed, at the very least. The jacket sleeves will probably need to be adjusted for length. Maybe some other items, but these two are the most common - the pant leg thing being all but mandatory.

You waited until the last minute, and as a result your options are now more limited than they need have been, but at least you understand that it's better to wear a halfway decent suit that fits you perfectly, than a superb suit which doesn't fit quite right. The former will not only look better, but you'll also feel better wearing it.
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Michael
post #14481 of 33197
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saw this on one of our member's tumblr feed. Anyone have an idea what this jacket is or where i can get one? (or one like it?--mostly love the colors (and great pattern matching)--not sure how i feel about the throat tab but it's cool enough).
post #14482 of 33197
^ it's IST66... just PM him and ask.
post #14483 of 33197

I'd like to buy a nice pair of brown shoes, ~$700 ceiling, no firm time limit, and I prefer oxfords to other styles.

 

I mostly wear grey Paul Smith suits, a white shirt, a bright tie, and a bright pocket square. Shoes seem embarrassingly impenetrable to me & I'd love to benefit from the knowledge of folks on this forum.

 

As a point of departure, I think that these (http://www.mrporter.com/product/173099) look nice enough, but a few minutes on this forum suggests that Church's are not (or are no longer?) worth the price of admission. Generally, I'm pretty confused as to which shoe makers are good and which aren't.

 

Many thanks!

post #14484 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

^ it's IST66... just PM him and ask.

cool thanks--saw this on a tumblr of a tumblr of a tumblr, so wasnt sure the source.
post #14485 of 33197
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post

350
conservative enough for interviews? or is the grey too light?
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anyone? thanks
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Apologies if this double-posts; I got an error message after submitting the first time.

 

I'd like to buy a nice pair of brown shoes to wear with grey suits. I'm willing to spend ~$700 and would like it to go as far as possible.

 

My suits are mostly Paul Smith, and I mostly wear solid white dress shirts with a bright tie and bright pocket square. 

 

As a point of departure, these seem agreeable enough (http://www.mrporter.com/product/173099), but a few minutes perusing this forum suggests that Church's aren't (or are no longer?) worth the price of admission. In general, I don't know much about the reliability of the various brands, & am happy to benefit from the collective wisdom of folks here.

 

Many thanks!

post #14487 of 33197
^ if you shop around, for $700 you can get TWO pairs of nice shoes.
post #14488 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 4utomattic View Post

Have you looked at Ron Rider?

Thanks! I'll check it out....
post #14489 of 33197
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Originally Posted by theADW View Post

Apologies if this double-posts; I got an error message after submitting the first time.

 

I'd like to buy a nice pair of brown shoes to wear with grey suits. I'm willing to spend ~$700 and would like it to go as far as possible.

 

My suits are mostly Paul Smith, and I mostly wear solid white dress shirts with a bright tie and bright pocket square. 

 

As a point of departure, these seem agreeable enough (http://www.mrporter.com/product/173099), but a few minutes perusing this forum suggests that Church's aren't (or are no longer?) worth the price of admission. In general, I don't know much about the reliability of the various brands, & am happy to benefit from the collective wisdom of folks here.

 

Many thanks!


Crockett & Jones or Carmina, and pocket the change.

post #14490 of 33197

Quick question: I am going to an outdoor graduation tomorrow (5/5) in GA.  I have my clothing set but I need advice on which shoes (and consequently, which belt) to pair with it.

 

Blue Kenneth Cole seersucker jacket w/ white pocket square

Pink oxford shirt from Macy's

Light BR chinos

 

My shoe choices are (shoes that I own):

Brown BR driving loafer

Brown J&M penny loafers

Brown Sperry boat shoes

 

Suggestions?  Any other shoe that would be a better fit?  On a tight budget..  Any help is appreciated.

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