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post #18691 of 30374
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Originally Posted by Mr Whitebeard View Post

Right, so this is more complex and subtle than it at first appeared. Can we agree, in our advice to this chap, that the sock should not be of a lighter shade than the lighter of the two things next to it?

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2010/04/on-shoes-and-socks.html

Will has answered this many times and I think his advice is spot on.
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On dressier occasions socks should be similar to the trouser, not the shoe, and that includes texture as well as color. Wear heavier weight gray socks with heavier gray trousers, and lighter weight navy versions with lighter weight blue. Slightly more advanced dressers may add a contrasting pattern in that similar color and texture. A large herringbone works nicely. A vertical stripe begins to get a bit racy.

When proper sobriety is not required, all bets are off. Socks might pick up the color of something above the waist like the jacket or the pattern in a necktie, or just generally complement without matching like the light gray birdseyes in the photo.
post #18692 of 30374
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Originally Posted by IChen View Post

 

Boston. My budgets around 600-700. Would like to get 2 shirts for that price though. I'm unsure about Zegna and their fit since their suits aren't slim at all, so I'm guessing their shirts won't be as slim fit? I've tried Thomas Pink but returned since I didn't really enjoy the quality for the price.

I think I might try Napoli Su Misure when she comes to Boston next week. Are Charvet RTW worth the $300 price? After this, going to start ordering from Luxire instead of RTW shirts ffffuuuu.gif

I'm just looking for 1-2 really well fitting shirts for more important occasions. Thanks

RTW Zegnas can be really slim fit if you find the right ones, the best thing to do is go to the boutique and have them take a look at what fits you appropriately.  The only downside I see with Luxire right now is the fabric selection, but if all you are concerned about is fit then get something custom, you can get much more than 2 shirts for that kind of price range.

post #18693 of 30374

Hi again all, I know this has been addressed here, but I wanted to be sure.

 

I just purchased a really nice pair of used burgundy cordovan Allen Edmonds loafers and they need a little care. I brought them to AE and the rep there sold me some cordovan shoe care cream. Fine. Now I'm hearing that you should NEVER use cream and should only stick to wax when it comes to cordovan.

 

Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you!

 

 

EDIT:

 

I can see from browsing here that his is a very debatable topic. I'll just go with the cream for now (since I already own it) and perhaps order the wax for the future. 


Edited by Bartleby Trout - 11/26/12 at 5:31pm
post #18694 of 30374
Hey all,

I've been lurking for a while and caught the style bug. I found a pair of shoes that I have become obssessed with:
http://www.guylook.com/luxurious-city-wingtip-oxford-dress-shoes-shoes-06-en.html

Do you knwo of any other shoemaker that resembles that style? Low profile and possibly even same gradation of color?

I've been looking for the perfect shoe, and I feel like this is the form I like.
post #18695 of 30374
Would jacket sleeve buttons > 4mm thickness look awkward, especially if the edges are 'kissing'?
Edited by Baverso - 11/26/12 at 6:23pm
post #18696 of 30374
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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Hi again all, I know this has been addressed here, but I wanted to be sure.

I just purchased a really nice pair of used burgundy cordovan Allen Edmonds loafers and they need a little care. I brought them to AE and the rep there sold me some cordovan shoe care cream. Fine. Now I'm hearing that you should NEVER use cream and should only stick to wax when it comes to cordovan.

Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


EDIT:

I can see from browsing here that his is a very debatable topic. I'll just go with the cream for now (since I already own it) and perhaps order the wax for the future. 

There's no way the AE cream will harm the shoes. As to whether it's necessary with Cordo shoes is another question, but it won't harm them.
post #18697 of 30374
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Hi again all, I know this has been addressed here, but I wanted to be sure.

I just purchased a really nice pair of used burgundy cordovan Allen Edmonds loafers and they need a little care. I brought them to AE and the rep there sold me some cordovan shoe care cream. Fine. Now I'm hearing that you should NEVER use cream and should only stick to wax when it comes to cordovan.

Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


EDIT:

I can see from browsing here that his is a very debatable topic. I'll just go with the cream for now (since I already own it) and perhaps order the wax for the future. 

I think most of the shell heads use either Venetian shoe cream or renovateur on their shoes. The Mac method also uses wax sparingly.
post #18698 of 30374

Hello all. I was looking to buy a pair of loafers and stumbled upon these.

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130238931

 

Are these out of style or do they look fine? I know they cannot be worn into a business formal setting but would be good for dressy to casual attire. 

 

Would this belt also match well with these shoes? Thanks.

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130232261

post #18699 of 30374
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Originally Posted by SartorialNYC View Post

Hello all. I was looking to buy a pair of loafers and stumbled upon these.
http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130238931

Are these out of style or do they look fine? I know they cannot be worn into a business formal setting but would be good for dressy to casual attire. 

Would this belt also match well with these shoes? Thanks.

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130232261

I'm not a fan but I don't see anything wrong with them. Except for the rubber sole. And that ugly toe box.
post #18700 of 30374
Quote:
Originally Posted by SartorialNYC View Post

Hello all. I was looking to buy a pair of loafers and stumbled upon these.

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130238931

 

Are these out of style or do they look fine? I know they cannot be worn into a business formal setting but would be good for dressy to casual attire. 

 

Would this belt also match well with these shoes? Thanks.

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/130232261

 

 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


I'm not a fan but I don't see anything wrong with them. Except for the rubber sole. And that ugly toe box.

Would this probably be a better buy in terms of flexibility, looks, and style? It costs a bit more and isn't on sale like the one above, but maybe the above is onsale for a reason.

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/105629875

 

Thanks again!

post #18701 of 30374

I'm having trouble finding great information on leather belts on SF. I own several in the $20-$100 range and every single one either scuffs easily or the leather starts showing wear within a couple months. Is it possible to get quality leather belts under $200 that won't scuff or crack? If so, what are some brand recommendations? Thanks.

post #18702 of 30374
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Originally Posted by scrolls View Post

I'm having trouble finding great information on leather belts on SF. I own several in the $20-$100 range and every single one either scuffs easily or the leather starts showing wear within a couple months. Is it possible to get quality leather belts under $200 that won't scuff or crack? If so, what are some brand recommendations? Thanks.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/236145/who-makes-the-best-belts/0_50
post #18703 of 30374
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Originally Posted by scrolls View Post

I'm having trouble finding great information on leather belts on SF. I own several in the $20-$100 range and every single one either scuffs easily or the leather starts showing wear within a couple months. Is it possible to get quality leather belts under $200 that won't scuff or crack? If so, what are some brand recommendations? Thanks.

I like Montblanc - go for palladium finish buckle and plain (not grainy) leather from the contemporary line. I have not worn them enough to say on durability but they look and feel top notch

http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/shop/leather/browse.aspx
post #18704 of 30374


FWIW I have this MB belt I received as a gift that I wear as an everyday beater. I can't say MB makes the best belts or they are even good for the price but I have beat the shit out of this for almost three years and it's only now starting to get worn enough I need to replace the leather. Hope that helps...
post #18705 of 30374

So it's more tricky and debatable than I thought. Are we all agreed on this, though?

Of the socks, shoes and trousers, the socks must not have the lightest shade.

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