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I'm looking to open a men's clothing boutique... Does anybody have ideas on the best approach to purchasing off-price men's apparel from top designers?

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Naveehgreen,

 

 

 

 

    IMHO, I think these are a good style/quality/budget shoe: http://www.dsw.com/shoe/sperry+top-sider+men%27s+gold+cup+penny+loafer?prodId=258195&productRef=SEARCH

 

I'm in grad school so I relate to the difficulty of finding a shoe that "checks all the boxes." Feel free to ask if you have any questions as I have this shoe in a lighter color.

 

Best

 

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Originally Posted by naveehgreen View Post

Hoping this is the right place for this question: I'm looking to buy my first pair of brown pinch penny or beefroll loafers and would like to spend less than $200 as I'm a recent college grad. I've done a decent amount of research and know that LL Bean, Bass, Sebago, and AE seem to be well-reviewed and have found some pairs I'm interested in.  My biggest problem is I have very wide feet and narrow heels (I wear a 9 EEE in the AE Park Avenues).

 

Can someone tell me which of these would be the best value, or let me know if there are some other options out there I'm missing?

 

Thanks in advance-- this is a great site.

 

AE Winnetka - look somewhat clunky to me and appear to be discontinued, but they're a good price and I have a 20% off coupon through Amazon for shoes making these about $155.

 

Bass Gilman - $109.95. Know these particular ones don't get a ton of love on some style forums but seem like a decent price (and they're wide enough).  

 

AE Flagstaff - in dark brown grain leather. $195. Little pricey and a new model, but really like the look of these.

 

LL Bean Allagash - $99. 

 

* EDIT: Adding Sebago Classic from DSW - $85 for 9 W or 9.5W

post #17328 of 30927
What context is it apporpriate to wear contrast collar shirts? Work? Non-Work events? Suits? Sport coats? Blazers?
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Need to purchase my first real time piece.

 

I am thinking of getting a silver bracelet, which I can always change to leather later.

 

The watch has to be automatic too.

 

I came up with these choices, they are all under my £900 budget.

 

Which one do you prefer? I would be wearing them with a suit and casually.

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-conquest-gents-watch-l36764766

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-flagship-gents-watch-l47744126

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-hydroconquest-gents-watch-l36424566

 

I am too indecisive, so any help would be greatly appreciated. For an answer that really helps me out, I will send you a random gift in the mail.

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Originally Posted by Naked Economist View Post

Need to purchase my first real time piece.

I am thinking of getting a silver bracelet, which I can always change to leather later.

The watch has to be automatic too.

I came up with these choices, they are all under my £900 budget.

Which one do you prefer? I would be wearing them with a suit and casually.

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-conquest-gents-watch-l36764766

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-flagship-gents-watch-l47744126

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-hydroconquest-gents-watch-l36424566

I am too indecisive, so any help would be greatly appreciated. For an answer that really helps me out, I will send you a random gift in the mail.

The Flagship model braclet is hideous. It also reminds me of a girls watch with shoulder and braclet.
The Sport Hydro reminds me of a Rolex. If you're okay with that, I'd say go for it. If you intend to wear the watch in casual situations it is preferable to the Sport Conquest watch. You'd have less trouble imo wearing the Longines with more formal clothing. Techincally gentlemen have pocket watches but that's another matter.
post #17331 of 30927

I got several tips on suits for hot weather but what about casual wear? I live in Florida, so it's a wet heat. I'm bored of chinos/khaki shorts + a t-shirt. 

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Originally Posted by poissa View Post

What context is it apporpriate to wear contrast collar shirts? Work? Non-Work events? Suits? Sport coats? Blazers?

Only with oversized double breasted suits with bright suspenders, ugly plain satin red or yellow ties, and a cigar.

Seriously, I'm not a fan, but I would limit them to suits, but for both work and social occasions.
post #17333 of 30927

Hello all,
I am buying a tailored suit, but I don't know the 'worth of cost' differences, if someone could please help with my decision I would appreciate it.

Suit 1 - A 3 piece serge suit which is made of 30% wool, 70% polyester

 

or

 

Suit 2 - A 3 piece VITALE BARBERIS CANONICO 120S, 100% wool, 240g/m, half canvas suit.

 

I would assume suit 2 would look and feel about better but it will be over 4x the price as suit 1. I don't mind spending the money if it is really worth it and I am only wearing it once.
Thank you again for your help.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Naked Economist View Post

Need to purchase my first real time piece.

 

I am thinking of getting a silver bracelet, which I can always change to leather later.

 

The watch has to be automatic too.

 

I came up with these choices, they are all under my £900 budget.

 

Which one do you prefer? I would be wearing them with a suit and casually.

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-conquest-gents-watch-l36764766

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-flagship-gents-watch-l47744126

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-hydroconquest-gents-watch-l36424566

 

I am too indecisive, so any help would be greatly appreciated. For an answer that really helps me out, I will send you a random gift in the mail.

 

Think this would look better with a suit:

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/raymond-weil-tradition-gents-automatic-watch-2837stc00659

 

If I were you, I'd consider getting this watch to wear with a suit, and then buy cheaper watches for casual wear.  You can then maybe have a few cheaper watches which go with different colours and types of casual outfit, and be happy that this watch looks spot on with a suit, and you wouldn't have to wear your 'good' watch on any activities where it might get scratched.

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Hi guys, is one of these combinations suitable for a club look or am I missmatching?

post #17336 of 30927
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonleb1 View Post

I got several tips on suits for hot weather but what about casual wear? I live in Florida, so it's a wet heat. I'm bored of chinos/khaki shorts + a t-shirt. 

I live in Florida, and have no trouble with tropical wool or linen blends. Have at it friend, bask in the wet heat smile.gif
post #17337 of 30927

ABout how much does it cost to have a tailor let out the seat on a pair of pants?

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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

ABout how much does it cost to have a tailor let out the seat on a pair of pants?

In my experience, a nominal $10 - 15 charge. Not an expensive alteration.
post #17339 of 30927

I have this sweater I was wondering what would go with it? I have a pair of dark jeans that go with it. Would Khaki go with this and what type of shirt, beside a white shirt. Thanks.

 

post #17340 of 30927
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

I'd say dark navy or burgundy.
what about socks?
(I'm wearing a dark navy suit, merlot color shoes, burgandy tie for a wedding as a guest)
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