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post #16876 of 33133
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Really? I actually like it, but some her at SF said it would look too formal.

really??? probably some noobs, who made fun of this serious topic.
post #16877 of 33133
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Really? I actually like it, but some her at SF said it would look too formal. I would consider buying some longwings or wingtips in suede, but I don't want to look like a douchebag.

Just go out of your way to not act like a douchebag, and you ought to be alright.
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Are there actually any other options than longwings or wingtips?

post #16879 of 33133
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Are there actually any other options than longwings or wingtips?

If someone at school is going to call you a douchebag, it'll be because you're trying to dress better than the norm. It won't matter what kind of shoes you're wearing; once you're past the $150 sneaker style, plenty of your peers will be out for blood (which isn't a bad thing, IMO).

 

With that being said, anything suede would look great. I'm about to start my second year of college, and I'm looking to get a pair of single monks in brown suede, as I've seen them look great with jeans and khakis. See:

 

 

 

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If you don't like the idea of wearing monks to school, I think wingtips are still a great option. I'm not a huge fan of longwings, but that's totally personal preference.

post #16880 of 33133
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Are there actually any other options than longwings or wingtips?

Yes, but you might want to stick to bluchers and loafers if the rest of your clothes are more casual. Figure out how formally or informally you want to dress, and then pick out shoes that are consistent with that.
post #16881 of 33133
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


Side tabs? Braces buttons? Back tab belt?

No, that isn't the name. But thanks. I swear it was like tri-something. but tri-tab doesn't bring up any results in a search... I may just have to wait until Tuesday to call.

post #16882 of 33133

I'm a second year law student.  I'm having lunch tomorrow at a reasonably nice hotel with a partner at big firm.  She is the aunt of one of my close friends and is going to help me find a job.  It certainly isn't an interview in the formal sense, but it's important that I make a good impression.   I'm considering wearing a suit, but I'm a little concerned it's overdoing it.  I don't have a blazer or a sportcoat that is appropriate for summer (a blazer is going to be one of my next purchases, but I don't the money right now).  I appreciate any advice.  Thanks.

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I'm a second year law student.  I'm having lunch tomorrow at a reasonably nice hotel with a partner at big firm.  She is the aunt of one of my close friends and is going to help me find a job.  It certainly isn't an interview in the formal sense, but it's important that I make a good impression.   I'm considering wearing a suit, but I'm a little concerned it's overdoing it.  I don't have a blazer or a sportcoat that is appropriate for summer (a blazer is going to be one of my next purchases, but I don't the money right now).  I appreciate any advice.  Thanks.

Do you have any decent v-neck sweaters? Nice shoes, trousers, button-up (or maybe even an OCBD), maybe a tie (depending on shirt choice), and a cotton sweater looks "nice" without being formal.

 

I'd much rather wear something like that than a full suit; like you said, that's overdoing it a bit.

post #16884 of 33133

What are the guidelines (if any) for wearing leather with leather? I have some leather boots that I'd like to wear with navy chinos this Autumn, but I don't know what to wear for a jacket. I have one in leather, but don't know if it can be worn with the boots:

 

 

 

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I might pick up a khaki field jacket, which I think would look great with the boots and navy chinos, but I'm just wondering if I'll need it.

post #16885 of 33133
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Originally Posted by jbernard View Post

No, that isn't the name. But thanks. I swear it was like tri-something. but tri-tab doesn't bring up any results in a search... I may just have to wait until Tuesday to call.

Pics would help...
post #16886 of 33133
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Do you have any decent v-neck sweaters? Nice shoes, trousers, button-up (or maybe even an OCBD), maybe a tie (depending on shirt choice), and a cotton sweater looks "nice" without being formal.

 

I'd much rather wear something like that than a full suit; like you said, that's overdoing it a bit.

 

Thanks for the reply.  I have all of the above, and I was considering something along those lines.  

 

But I'm actually starting to reconsider the suit.  Whats the worst that could happen if I overdo it?  She tells me that I didn't have to wear it and thats that.  

 

Can anyone think of a reason why overdoing it could be a bad thing?  

post #16887 of 33133
Is the fabric on this tuxedo a deal breaker? Would fit well and it's a peak/1 button model, which are surprisingly hard to find

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post #16888 of 33133
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Originally Posted by ebmk3891 View Post

Hoping to get some opinions on whether I should bother getting this jacket tailored. I bought a Scotch & Soda jacket online and the chest is really the only part that feels right. Jacket is not that loose around the waist, but i think maybe the jacket material/color makes it look "big". The sleeves are too long and I'm not sure if it'd be worth the money to have a tailor shorten these. There are 4 buttons and you can see the stitching for the button holes, but it's more for the look as the 2 components are just sewn together. Not a true button hole. Pics for reference
FYI - the pics of me in the jacket, the sleeves are rolled up



Anybody have suggestions?
post #16889 of 33133
If I'm typically a 39L or 40L in jackets and need to get the sleeves shortened by about an inch on average, is there any way to fit into a 40R and have the sleeves lengthened? Too vague of a question?

I own a few BB Fitz jackets which fit me the traditional way in length.

I have my eye on some 40R Samuelsohn's that I can get at a great price but it's online w/ no refunds.

I've been trying to find a store around me that would carry one so I can see how the length of the jacket is, but no luck yet. Anyone have any idea if it's a futile effort? I wouldn't mind if the jackets was slightly shorter but I don't want it to look ultra trendy like a Brooks Black Fleece jacket.
post #16890 of 33133
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Originally Posted by JackHunter View Post

I just got a pair of C&J westbournes. They seem to fit well, but unlike my Allen Edmonds they've been tearing up my heels. It seems like this is just because they're new and still a bit stiff, but is there anything I should do to mitigate the blistering while I break them in?

Be very careful. You may have Haglund's Deformity, like I do. I too purchased two pairs of C&J Westbournes a few months ago during the Barneys sale. And like you, I own many pairs of AE which do not bother my heels. However, the C&J Westbournes do bother my heel, and I have worn them enough where I'm not sure if they will loosen up or soften. To mitigate this risk I purchased a pair of Dr Scholl's heel cups to alter the position of the heel.

I suggest you do more research on Haglund's deformity to see if that's the underlying reason for your pain. Blisters are NOT the same as Haglund's, and Haglund's is a serious condition that can lead to surgery if you aren't careful with your feet. I learned this the hard way, and had to sell many pairs of shoes that aggravated my heels, since I did not want to go the surgery route. Find a last that works (for me it's the #8 last on AEs) and then make sure all your shoes fit just like that. It can be hard to do, and this is why I am in the same predicament you are in, because the C&J Westbournes felt great in the store when only wearing them for a couple min, but over a few days of wear I could feel that heel pain start to flare up.
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