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post #16921 of 33197
Crosspost from skinhead thread

Hello
I've posted here before looking for advise on long wings but I'm still empty handed.
I've got the chance to pick up a lightly used pair of shell Florsheim Imperial's for a good price.
They're a size 10 D, which should be around 9/9.5 in the UK. 
Would anyone wearing 10 in Florsheim's be able to measure their foot, heel to toe, so I can get an idea about how these will size. 
Shoe sizing varies so greatly it's frustrating but when it comes to shell long wings, the internet is pretty much my only choice.
 
Cheers 
post #16922 of 33197

Hey guys. Currently I got these 2 pair of shoes. I am looking to expand my collection and get a pair of winter/fall shoes. I want them to be dark. What would you suggest for a 18 year old student? I enjoy boat shoes, but since I already got a pair I've been looking for higher shoes, like chukka boots. Also been checking out oxfords, and they look pretty nice also. My budget is tops 100$ for a pair of shoes. I usually go with chinos, shirts, cardigans. What would you suggest?

post #16923 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Namehere2 View Post

Hey guys. Currently I got these 2 pair of shoes. I am looking to expand my collection and get a pair of winter/fall shoes. I want them to be dark. What would you suggest for a 18 year old student? I enjoy boat shoes, but since I already got a pair I've been looking for higher shoes, like chukka boots. Also been checking out oxfords, and they look pretty nice also. My budget is tops 100$ for a pair of shoes. I usually go with chinos, shirts, cardigans. What would you suggest?

 

Brown suede chukkas or maybe a pair of Clarks desert boots?

post #16924 of 33197

Yeah I've been kinda into that. Those kind of shoes are completely new to me so I am a bit excited about how they will be. Got any good sites that sell chukkas/desert boots to a fair price and ship to Sweden?
 

Edit: Btw do those shoes work well in fall/winter? Seeingas I live in Sweden it can get pretty cold and snow

post #16925 of 33197

Maybe Amazon?

post #16926 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Is there a such thing as a "half suit" or "partial suit"? Or am I just such an insufferable pedant that I can't stand the phrase "full suit"?
It's just a suit, not "full" or "half". I don't even know what you are asking.
post #16927 of 33197

Changing my mind a little. Maybe I should go a lighter color on the chukkas? Like light grey...
 

post #16928 of 33197
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Originally Posted by llcooljayce View Post

I am looking to get a few suits made but don't have any clue about fabrics ... suit construction ... no problem ... fabric ... a little bit of a novice.  

Question is where can I find good information and once I bone up on that information, what is a good online option to purchase?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread
post #16929 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Is there a such thing as a "half suit" or "partial suit"? Or am I just such an insufferable pedant that I can't stand the phrase "full suit"?

You may be thinking of suit separates. If not? Pedant.
post #16930 of 33197
Hi again, any idea of where to get this Michael Bastian sweater LeBron is wearing???

post #16931 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

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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It would be for me. I think that kind of stripe is bad enough on a suit let alone a dinner jacket.
post #16932 of 33197
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Changing my mind a little. Maybe I should go a lighter color on the chukkas? Like light grey...

 

Brown >> light gray.
post #16933 of 33197
Any good recommendations on where to get a nice black bow tie and cumberbund?
post #16934 of 33197
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Originally Posted by MarshMan114 View Post

I apologize if this has been asked here.

It looks like people would rather purchase 5 or 10 or 20 different types of suits before they even considered buying a black suit. So my question is, when is it correct to wear a black suit? Are there any situations where is may not be preferred (over charcoal or something similar), but still acceptable?

Marsh

If you are asking about the acceptability of black suits in the context of traditional men's suits, there are so few occasions for which they are acceptable that it would be silly to acquire one unless, as you mention above, you already own 20 or more other suits. If you are asking in the context of today's plastic, duck-billed shoes and glued polyester Men's Wearhouse suits, then black is acceptable and even preferred for lots of situations. Choose the color of your suit based on the standard to which you prefer to conform.

Since many people criticize the seemingly arbitrary character of the "rules" of traditional menswear, I will point out that charcoal suits look objectively better than black suits in the vast majority of shirt/tie combinations that would be worn in a day or business context. In other words, there are objective aesthetic bases for many of those "rules". Even the most casual observation of the duck-billed shoe/polyester black suit of today should illustrate the aesthetic carnage that results from discarding all those "rules" at once.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

It is preferred for funerals. It can also be acceptable for evening/club wear. I was interviewing job applicants recently though, and 8 out of 10 of the men wore black suits. Didn't hire any of them. marchal.gif Not for that reason though. happy.gif

That's highly debatable. Charcoal is perfectly appropriate for funerals.
post #16935 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Pedant.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

It's just a suit, not "full" or "half". I don't even know what you are asking.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

You may be thinking of suit separates. If not? Pedant.

Thanks guys. I'll guess just keep on being pedantic, because even sober, redundancies like "full suit" drive me insane.
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