Hey kludi, I had the same problem too - bought a suede drivers Hugo Boss and found out that they are too big. I did put a leather pads in the shoes and it is much better now. They are still a bit big, but it is a partial solution. It is also possible to buy heel grips that can reduce the space between the shoe and the heel, so you can try it aswell. Hope it helps.
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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 1061post #15902 of 327027/9/12 at 9:18amQuote:Originally Posted by SlimJohny
Thanks a lot for the comments. Well, the shoes should be for everyday wear - mostly to school. I usually wear chinos or jeans, paired with shirt or polo (in colder weather sweater or jacket). Until now I used black oxfords as my main shoes, but it is not very comfortable and way too formal, so I need some casual yet stylish alternative.
i say if you're aiming for subtle, first pair. Aiming to stand out a bit, 2nd pair. Both look nice, imo 1st pair easier to match with chinospost #15903 of 327027/9/12 at 10:10am
First post, so be prepared for a noob question.
I have heard that in matching trousers with blazers/sport coats it is best to have the jacket be darker than the trousers.
I am trying to match a light grey and/or beige linen blazer with some trousers but don't want the pants to be even lighter than the jacket since those are already very light in colour, what are my options?post #15904 of 327027/9/12 at 10:23am
I recently purchased a leather jacket online and I need your eyes and opinions to help me decide whether I should keep it or continue looking. I bought two different sizes and the other one (not pictured) is too drapey on my arms and shoulders.
I am undecided whether to keep it or not because the fit is kinda tight when zipped close and I am worried that it might not be too comfy to layer with items thicker than tees. (though I read somewhere that leather jackets stretch a little over time with wear (?)).
Should I keep this one or not?post #15905 of 327027/9/12 at 11:20ampost #15906 of 327027/9/12 at 1:09pmQuote:It's a general rule, to which there are exceptions, not an inviolate law of the universe. By all means, feel free to wear pants darker than your light-colored jacket. I have a camel-colored jacket which I routinely wear with dark pants.Originally Posted by LokStock
I have heard that in matching trousers with blazers/sport coats it is best to have the jacket be darker than the trousers.
I am trying to match a light grey and/or beige linen blazer with some trousers but don't want the pants to be even lighter than the jacket since those are already very light in colour, what are my options?
Michaelpost #15907 of 327027/9/12 at 1:53pm
Maybe this linen square
will put the eye more at ease - leaving the blue only a tiny bit in the bow tie and the suit itself....??
But my noob-ish mind doubts that silk bow tie and linen PS will be suitable for a groom... too casual no??Quote:Originally Posted by MTB-85
Now here's my question...
First of: I am 27 and I look like someone who's 21.
For my wedding (summer, no tux) I'll be wearing; a slim 3-piece navy suit from Tiger of Sweden:
The ? is
Will this bowtie by Collared Greens
- with the reversed green side "out" and navy down the middle,
combined with this silk pocket square from Berg & Berg ???
be too matchy and/or not give enough variation in the color palette, which is navy (suit), brown (shoes+belt) and ivory (shirt)...
I wanted to have silver and/or brown in the Bow tie/Pocket square combo, but all four colors were either impossible to find or way to busy-looking!
BTW: One of the "themes" that we have been using in invitations and decorations nature/green, so that is the reason I am rating the green combo higher than silver...
Shoes and belt for those who want to see all the details:
I put in the wrong belt to begin with. This is the one that matches the shoes:
The shoes and belt does have the same hue/color
- Mortenpost #15908 of 327027/9/12 at 5:22pmOK, everything I can find says that Oxfords have the lace flap sewn under the vamp, with the bottom of the flap sewn, and that Derby's have the lace flap sewn over the vamp with the bottom of the flap unsewn. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoes and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe. The Derby page even says that Derby's are sometimes called bucks. Yet I see shoes all over the place, like these bucks I just bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X9HA1G/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00, which are clearly Derby's by that definition and yet are advertised as Oxfords. What gives?post #15909 of 327027/9/12 at 5:45pmQuote:Originally Posted by Squiddly
OK, everything I can find says that Oxfords have the lace flap sewn under the vamp, with the bottom of the flap sewn, and that Derby's have the lace flap sewn over the vamp with the bottom of the flap unsewn. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoes and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe. The Derby page even says that Derby's are sometimes called bucks. Yet I see shoes all over the place, like these bucks I just bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X9HA1G/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00
, which are clearly Derby's by that definition and yet are advertised as Oxfords. What gives?
We really need a style forum 101 entry for this. Oxford/derby are British terms. The equivalent US terms are Balmoral/blucher. In the US, Oxford simply means lace-up as opposed to loafer.post #15910 of 327027/9/12 at 10:35pmpost #15911 of 327027/10/12 at 3:43am
Thanks alot SlimJohny, I have considered those options but I would prefer if I could actually shrink the shoe without causing any damage to it. Putting insoles/heel grips would only serve to expand the shoes in the long run?Quote:Originally Posted by SlimJohny
Hey kludi, I had the same problem too - bought a suede drivers Hugo Boss and found out that they are too big. I did put a leather pads in the shoes and it is much better now. They are still a bit big, but it is a partial solution. It is also possible to buy heel grips that can reduce the space between the shoe and the heel, so you can try it aswell. Hope it helps.Quote:Originally Posted by kludi
I recently bought a pair of suede loafers from BM, which were half a size too big (compared to my usual size UK6) but they fit snugly when purchased. Now, especially after I have put in shoe trees (woodlore's ultra S), they have expanded to the point of being uncomfortable. My other shoes (leather loafers from moreschi) have also experienced the same expansion, though not as severe. Other than utilizing insoles, is there any way of 'shrinking' the shoes and prevent the heel area from expanding or will they adapt to my feet as time goes by?
Thanks in advance.post #15912 of 327027/10/12 at 3:56amQuote:
I am not sure if it is possible to shrink the shoes without risking doing a permament damage. You are right that the shoes could expand ever further if you would put the insoles/heel grips in the shoes, but I did put the insoles in, worn the shoes every day for about a month and did not notice any expansion.
I would reccomend you going to some shoemaker in your area and asked him, if it is possible to make the shoes smaller - I think that the construction of the suede loafers is not complicated and it would be possible to re-cut the shoes, but that is just my guess and it will be best just to ask a skilled shoemaker. If this does not work, try the insoles (which should not expand your shoe) and as a last option try the heel grips.
Hope it helps and good luck!post #15913 of 327027/10/12 at 4:15ampost #15914 of 327027/10/12 at 5:31ampost #15915 of 327027/10/12 at 5:52amQuote:Any thoughts...
I've tried on alot of suits the past few weeks and even had one Made to Measure.
From Brooks Brothers, Armani, Joseph Abboud, Z Zegna, Boss Black... And I even bought a Made to Measure Thick as Thieves suit which came out incredibly wrong beyond repair and unwearable but they were nice enough to REFUND my money. The owner took my measurements in person so it was their fought. I was extremely disappointed because I was so looking forward to this suit, but at the very least I want to GIVE Thick as Thieves PROPS for refunding me. THANK YOU!!!
That being said... I know everyone here for the most part does NOT like Boss suits... but the Suit that so far fits me best is the Boss Black Jam Sharp.
And at this point I want to buy it (it will be on sale for about $500) but everyone keeps saying don't buy Boss. Any thoughts?
Also there Boss Black has a similar cut suit called the Hour / Sharp (Dark Grey) that is normally $1,000 on sale for $660.
And I like the Hour / Jam even more then the Boss NAVY since I'm looking for Dark Grey / Charcoal.
So does anyone have a good Boss story that could re-assure me to buy it or should I just run away from Boss?
What I'm thinking is BOSS makes really good fitting suits and good style... but perhaps the quality is NOT good and doesn't last?
Is that why so many do NOT like BOSS?
@Stone34 my 2c is if you like the fit and don't mind the price then go for it. I think most of the hate/dislike for Boss on SF is actually the apparent lack of value for money. Most people will steer you towards other brands that can be had for the same or less and give a 'better' made suit (Polo Ralph Lauren springs to mind). Personally, I own 4 boss suits and 2 sportcoats, am wearing a blue pinstripe Selection label one today, and have only good things to say about them. Maybe when funds allow I'll jump into a 'higher' bracket and search for a similar cut but for now they're perfect for my 4 days a week in a suit and tie. Bear in mind, I have taken the somewhat cheaper approach and only one of them was purchased near full price at a B&M - the others were either new or gently used off of eBay and the B&S here - which you may want to look at if time isn't a big factor.
Hope that helps and good luck with the hunt.
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