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Shoes made in Italy vs. made in UK

 

Which country has best quality in general?

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Shoes made in Italy vs. made in UK

Which country has best quality in general?

That's not really a relevant question... Both countries have manufacturers that produce excellent shoes, and both have manufacturers that produce garbage.
post #18408 of 31072
Got a sweater from O'Connell's with the saddle shoulder. Wondering if this thing fits, feels a little snug but perhaps that's alright. Thanks in advance for the feedback.


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It looks nice, but to my eye it feels like the sleeves are a bit short. Maybe have your shirt sleeve poking out?

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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Shoes made in Italy vs. made in UK

Which country has best quality in general?

There is no definitive answer but British shoes are generally goodyear welted while the Italians like to use a lot of different methods. You can get a goodyear welt resoled easily always, some of the others might be harder
post #18411 of 31072
Sleeves are way too short up there!
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Got a sweater from O'Connell's with the saddle shoulder. Wondering if this thing fits, feels a little snug but perhaps that's alright. Thanks in advance for the feedback.


You need a larger size.And these Shetland pullovers are worn with the cuff rolled to the right length so it's too short.

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Got a sweater from O'Connell's with the saddle shoulder. Wondering if this thing fits, feels a little snug but perhaps that's alright. Thanks in advance for the feedback.


You need a larger size.And these Shetland pullovers are worn with the cuff rolled to the right length so it's too short.

P.S. these are not meant to be tight body fitting and it would be uncomfortable to wear it tight. You'd be hot too every time you went inside. btw, people sometimes would even roll the bottom ribbing. That one is also too short.

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Next ignorant question:

Is an Allen Edmonds Leeds both casual enough to wear with chinos and dressy enough to wear with a suit occasionally?



As already mentioned, yes. If you can only afford one shoe, and it has to be a PTB, you can also give the kenilworths consideration. They seem to be pretty versatile and on my purchase list.
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That's not really a relevant question... Both countries have manufacturers that produce excellent shoes, and both have manufacturers that produce garbage.

How do I know which manufactures that produce the best shoes?

post #18416 of 31072

Hello,

 

I was wondering what color/style pants would go with these shoes. 

 

Thank you for your time and help.

 

 

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Question:

 

When would it be appropriate to wear these shoes in black? What kind of pants would be all right? Would jeans be too much? I'm new to this whole "caring about how you look" thing. Basically, I'm a colorblind fashion newb who needs as much help as he can get.

 

Thank you!

 

I also have a pending post with an inserted pic with a different pair of shoes.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=Fifth-Avenue&gclid=CL6N24GfyLMCFQyk4Aodh1YA7A

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Question:

When would it be appropriate to wear these shoes in black? What kind of pants would be all right? Would jeans be too much? I'm new to this whole "caring about how you look" thing. Basically, I'm a colorblind fashion newb who needs as much help as he can get.

Thank you!

I also have a pending post with an inserted pic with a different pair of shoes.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=Fifth-Avenue&gclid=CL6N24GfyLMCFQyk4Aodh1YA7A

Basically, you should never wear black shoes with jeans. It simply looks awful. A black shoe like that would only be appropriate with wool trousers or gray and olive khakis- it's a fairly casual styling in a formal color, which is a really awkward pairing.

The fifth avenues that you just posted are a much better choice. Suits, wool trousers, gray or olive khakis. Again, no jeans, since they're still black. Get the same shoe in brown, and it could work with jeans, but that's a rather formal styling.

Basically, the only shoe that can really work all the way from jeans to suits are brown or burgundy wingtips. And those have their detractors on either end- some hate them with jeans, some hate them with suits. You might also be able to shoehorn a brown plaintoe monk into that category, but those stand out enough that they really should be worn as part of a wider shoe rotation.

IMO, you need two pairs of shoes- one pair of brown/burgundy in a more casual styling that can work with jeans up through wool trousers, and a fairly formal black pair that will see use with suits and jacket/trouser pairings. Of course, that's just the starting point. biggrin.gif
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Basically, you should never wear black shoes with jeans. It simply looks awful. A black shoe like that would only be appropriate with wool trousers or gray and olive khakis- it's a fairly casual styling in a formal color, which is a really awkward pairing.
The fifth avenues that you just posted are a much better choice. Suits, wool trousers, gray or olive khakis. Again, no jeans, since they're still black. Get the same shoe in brown, and it could work with jeans, but that's a rather formal styling.
Basically, the only shoe that can really work all the way from jeans to suits are brown or burgundy wingtips. And those have their detractors on either end- some hate them with jeans, some hate them with suits. You might also be able to shoehorn a brown plaintoe monk into that category, but those stand out enough that they really should be worn as part of a wider shoe rotation.
IMO, you need two pairs of shoes- one pair of brown/burgundy in a more casual styling that can work with jeans up through wool trousers, and a fairly formal black pair that will see use with suits and jacket/trouser pairings. Of course, that's just the starting point. biggrin.gif

Thank you so much for your well thought-out and quick response! So, would the shoes I posted count for the "formal black" pair? 

 

Again, I really appreciate the help... I have a LOT of questions stored up!

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Basically, you should never wear black shoes with jeans. It simply looks awful. A black shoe like that would only be appropriate with wool trousers or gray and olive khakis- it's a fairly casual styling in a formal color, which is a really awkward pairing.
The fifth avenues that you just posted are a much better choice. Suits, wool trousers, gray or olive khakis. Again, no jeans, since they're still black. Get the same shoe in brown, and it could work with jeans, but that's a rather formal styling.
Basically, the only shoe that can really work all the way from jeans to suits are brown or burgundy wingtips. And those have their detractors on either end- some hate them with jeans, some hate them with suits. You might also be able to shoehorn a brown plaintoe monk into that category, but those stand out enough that they really should be worn as part of a wider shoe rotation.
IMO, you need two pairs of shoes- one pair of brown/burgundy in a more casual styling that can work with jeans up through wool trousers, and a fairly formal black pair that will see use with suits and jacket/trouser pairings. Of course, that's just the starting point. biggrin.gif

Also, you mention wool, but what about cotton pants?

 

I would have edited this into my last reply, but since I'm new, I can't view it yet.

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