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I personally wouldn't worry about creases in your shoes as long as the rest is shined properly. It's true that the creases on your square-toed shoes there are a little oddly placed, but you shouldn't worry too much about them. Deep creases are signs of an active wearer, and are akin to battle scars on an antique bayonet. Wear your heavily creased shoes with pride.

post #19202 of 30591
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

That's what happens with these square toed things, the toe box is usually much longer than your foot and it has to flex somewhere.
They also look like they might be corrected grain. If they weren't they would likely still crease in the same places, but the creases wouldn't look as bad since they wouldn't have that horrible plastic-like look to them.
post #19203 of 30591
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But is it still a little too bright?
I don't think so.
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TheTieBar did not appear to have any conservative Gray ties (another recommendation I read).
The Tie Bar carries many conservative grey ties. I think they're color categorized as "silver." And may be listed as "traditional," rather than "conservative," in the "By Style" drop-down menu.
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Is this one good?
It doesn't do anything for me (I just don't much care for the powder blue stripes), but I wouldn't call it fundamentally horrible. If you like it, go ahead and buy it. Nothing inherently wrong with a twill in those shades.

I'd probably rather go for the very similar Classic Twill - Navy/Light Champagne (sku #12302), than for the tie you listed (Classic Twill - Navy/Powder, sku #12310), simply because the powder blue doesn't really appeal to me all that much, and I'd prefer bringing in a subdued second color (light champagne) to pairing a blue and blue tie with a blue suit. But that's just me.
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I cannot afford anything too expensive, and I was looking for conservative alternatives to the Burgundy (already have one) for a solid navy blue interview suit.
So many ties, in so many colors, can go perfectly well with a solid navy suit, that I'd rather not start recommending specific examples. But if you want a grey (silver) tie, from The Tie Bar (which, I agree, is a good source for affordable neckwear), go search for something traditional, in silk, with either stripes or dots, and choose from the many dozens of ties with which you'll be presented. If you need it narrowed down even further, you can specify from the drop-down menu's "By Matching Suit" option that it goes with a navy suit.
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Michael
post #19204 of 30591
Is the Gitman Bros. stuff on ebay real? They all seem to be right around $100. How do they sell them so much cheaper than Gitman Bros. themselves?
post #19205 of 30591
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They're both bad.


What would you reccommend in place?

post #19206 of 30591
Persol Steve McQueen shades
post #19207 of 30591
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Can some give me some websites or videos on how to tie a tie with a dimple? Looking at a 4 in hand knot probably. Preferably some easy guide as I don't know how to tie a tie at all right now shog[1].gif.

The dimple master (Spoo) ties his exactly as this video

 

http://www.trashness.com/tie-tying-with-the-armoury

post #19208 of 30591
Where can I get a good quality tweed blazer around 300 if possible
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What is a "shanked" button?

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What is a "shanked" button?

Think of a leather blazer button which typically has a metal loop protruding from the back. That loop is called a shank, so it is a shanked button. Metal blazer buttons also fit into this category.
post #19211 of 30591

is it okay to Scotchgaurd velvet slippers...I.E. Stubbs and Wootton / Del Toro? or will that ruin the velvet?

post #19212 of 30591
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Think of a leather blazer button which typically has a metal loop protruding from the back. That loop is called a shank, so it is a shanked button. Metal blazer buttons also fit into this category.

So just a button attached via a loop on its back, rather than a set of holes through which the stitching is pushed?

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So just a button attached via a loop on its back, rather than a set of holes through which the stitching is pushed?

Right.
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QUESTION: I found a really great deal on a John Varvatos slim cut 2-piece suit at Nordstrom Rack recently ($170, down from $795).  It fits very well and I like it, but I'm not sure if it's really in style and even worth the $170 I paid for it.  The first reason I'm unsure of it is that it has a peaked lapel.  I like the peaked lapel, but don't really see them in use ever.  Next, it's a light grey ghost pinstripe, which I also don't really see, but do like.  My concerns are, first, will the material pattern be too distracting and will I look outdated?  Second, will I look like I'm trying to be a pimp?  Your responses are certainly appreciated.  Be brutally honest.  I can still return it for a full refund.  Also, if you think it's worth hanging onto, what color and style shoes would you recommend?  

 700

Thanks, 

 

David

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Right.

Great, thank you!

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