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What about this picture in better lighting. I'm asking this because I really wasn't aware of this shoe being made in chili.

 

 

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post #18167 of 30736
Burgundy? Looks like the photo had flash, which lightens the color...
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Originally Posted by khe86 View Post

What about this picture in better lighting. I'm asking this because I really wasn't aware of this shoe being made in chili.



Yes perhaps burgundy then but you might want to ask the AE experts here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/11600_20#post_5852166

Explain the situation to them.
post #18169 of 30736
Who will join in posting quick pictures or links on twitter under hashtags #WAYWRN or #whatareyouwearingrightnow? Second hashtag is to explain to none forumees.

A lot of us use twitter quite a bit as is quick when moving about, as I do seeing clients, and have no time to go through forums but love seeing some good inspiration to the craft.

Sound good?
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You guys think these can successively be worn without looking like I'm about to start trekking the Pyrenees?

Went home over the past weekend and found them in the bottom of my closet.  From 2002, when they

 were still stitching these tough pups in England.  I'll wear them regardless this winter as they're great boots and still look good, but I'm in need

of a second opinion as to whether they can be sported with something like a pair of slim fitting jeans and an ocdb without looking like an ad from Dick's Sporting Goods...

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Originally Posted by FugueMeister View Post

You guys think these can successively be worn without looking like I'm about to start trekking the Pyrenees?
Went home over the past weekend and found them in the bottom of my closet.  From 2002, when they
 were still stitching these tough pups in England.  I'll wear them regardless this winter as they're great boots and still look good, but I'm in need
of a second opinion as to whether they can be sported with something like a pair of slim fitting jeans and an ocdb without looking like an ad from Dick's Sporting Goods...

lol those are huge especially compared to boots I've been looking at from AE lately.
post #18172 of 30736
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Originally Posted by FugueMeister View Post

You guys think these can successively be worn without looking like I'm about to start trekking the Pyrenees?
Went home over the past weekend and found them in the bottom of my closet.  From 2002, when they
 were still stitching these tough pups in England.  I'll wear them regardless this winter as they're great boots and still look good, but I'm in need
of a second opinion as to whether they can be sported with something like a pair of slim fitting jeans and an ocdb without looking like an ad from Dick's Sporting Goods... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

No.


As an aside, anyone know who makes sportcoats for JPress now? Looking for a three pocket patch blazer and they seem to be one of only a few to carry them.
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What color trousers do you think goes best with this SC? Was thinking charcoal but I'd figure going charcoal/charcoal combo in a different pattern/texture wouldnt work right.

post #18174 of 30736

If I get my suit waist taken in by 0.5-1 inches, would it make the suit hip width smaller (the bottom part of the suit)? Or does it depend on how the tailor cuts it? 

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It may be influenced by waist with some tailors but it is the seat measurement (around the bum and hips) that determine how much room you have in the jacket bottom. If this is looking big in current off pegs or past tailored suits then a competent tailor can cut or alter it so it is less roomy.
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Where can I find the thread that people post their suits and readers comment on the fit? Thanks

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Question about 80's jackets

 

Guys, when I was a young man, single,  fresh out of university in the early 1980's, earning a good salary, I bought what was cool at the time. And what was cool was what I saw on TV and on the big screen....... Miami Vice and Richard Gere in American Gigolo.  Those three men, Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, and Richard Gere defined for me what I needed to look like to be a chick magnet. LOL !

So I bought alot of pieces with that distinctive 80's look.  Low Gorge, Very low button stance, and very baggy fit.  I have some Armani, Boss, and Parachute pieces.  I don't wear them any more, just keep them around for sentimental purposes.  Life back then was far simpler when all you had to worry about was where the next party was, what you were going to wear, and what women you could pick up.

So my question is... Does anyone foresee at any time in the next 50 years when this 80's style could return?

I hate to just throw this stuff out.  I could give the stuff to my 21 year old son in the event that the stuff becomes trandy again.

What do you think?

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Anything's possible. And an interesting enough question that it deserves its own thread IMO (and perhaps broadened beyond the 80s).

 

I could see low gorges coming back...the low button stance and baggy fits...well...less likely, but of course possible.

 

And ultimately, it'll depend on how well they fit your son if/whenever those styles do come back.

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Originally Posted by clotheshound View Post

Does anyone foresee at any time in the next 50 years when this 80's style could return?
Could be. Fashion is pretty cyclical. Although I think it more likely that eventually styles more or less reminiscent of those of the '80s - but not necessarily identical to those of the '80s - will be in fashion again.
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I hate to just throw this stuff out.  I could give the stuff to my 21 year old son in the event that the stuff becomes trandy again.
Let me see if I've got this straight - you have various suits which by current sensibilities look terrible. You've already had them for 30 years. But you don't think you've gotten your money's worth from the Don Johnson threads, or you have fond memories of wearing them while doing lines of coke with Debbie Harry at CBGB circa 1983, or whatever, so you're asking whether you ought to hold onto them, or maybe give them to your son, on the chance that perhaps by the time he's ready to collect Social Security (assuming it still exists in the latter half of the 21st century, but let's not get all political here) he'll be able to dress in such a way as to pick up hot babes at happening parties?
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What do you think?
I think you should sell your cool '80s clothing (local consignment shop, vintage clothing boutique, eBay, whatever), and use the money you receive to buy your 21 year old son a classically tailored Brooks Brothers navy blazer. Heck, buy yourself one, too. Then your blazer will immediately take on sentimental value, since it'll be a father/son bonding thing.

Nothing in life or fashion is guaranteed, but I do know that the classic navy blazer I bought in the early '80s looked fine then (not "awesome, Miami Vice fine," but it was entirely satisfactory when worn in all sorts of situations), and it could be worn today to nearly as many places without being at all inappropriate, and I bet it'll still be an unobjectionable example of classic men's fashion for years to come. (Honesty forces me to admit that I got rid of the blazer some time ago, due to my having gained some weight as I aged, but right now I have a BB navy blazer in my closet which is near identical to the one I bought in the early '80s, save for being in a larger size.)[/quote]

If it really bothers you when a 30 year old piece of clothing is no longer fashionable, you need to buy only the most classic, traditional styles. Since while even they can change over time, they tend to change much more slowly than most. (Mind you, plenty of men don't mind buying a new wardrobe on a regular basis. If those men want to buy stylish, "in fashion" clothing, so be it. It's not to my taste, but I strongly defend their right to spend their money on whatever pleases them.)
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Michael
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 10/28/12 at 11:34am
post #18180 of 30736
Do you guys have an idea which brand this is?
(This label is shown when rolling the sleeve of the dress shirt)

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