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post #19681 of 30542
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

According to the weather, it wasn't supposed to start snowing until midnight
Just wear your shoes. When you get home, clean them off and let them dry. (Do NOT dry them by placing them on a radiator or something like that.)

You're not talking about trudging through 24" of snow, for several miles, in suede shoes. You're talking about walking for a couple of minutes, relatively shortly after the snow has begun falling, in leather shoes. There is absolutely no reason to blow this up in your mind into an actual problem.

Admittedly, salt - far more than a little moisture - can be hard on shoes. So on the off chance that you have salt stains on the shoes, clean them off with a 1:1 mixture of white distilled vinegar to water. (Or use some product specifically marketed to remove salt stains from shoes. It'll likely be a 1:1 mixture of white distilled vinegar to water, but may have some token "leather conditioning" ingredient added, so you'll feel justified in paying 10x as much for it as for the equivalent quantity of distilled white vinegar and water.) But if it's just started snowing, and you're walking only a very short distance, chances are your shoes will not wind up with any stains due to road salt.
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Michael
post #19682 of 30542
I mean... 1.

Just make sure to get any salt off the shoes ASAP and leave them to dry, not in front of heater (e.g. fridge, vent, etc), and turn them on their sides so the soles can dry.

Beware, leather soles in the snow are very, very slick.
post #19683 of 30542
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Just wear your shoes. When you get home, clean them off and let them dry. (Do NOT dry them by placing them on a radiator or something like that.)

You're not talking about trudging through 24" of snow, for several miles, in suede shoes. You're talking about walking for a couple of minutes, relatively shortly after the snow has begun falling, in leather shoes. There is absolutely no reason to blow this up in your mind into an actual problem.

Admittedly, salt - far more than a little moisture - can be hard on shoes. So on the off chance that you have salt stains on the shoes, clean them off with a 1:1 mixture of white distilled vinegar to water. (Or use some product specifically marketed to remove salt stains from shoes. It'll likely be a 1:1 mixture of white distilled vinegar to water, but may have some token "leather conditioning" ingredient added, so you'll feel justified in paying 10x as much for it as for the equivalent quantity of distilled white vinegar and water.) But if it's just started snowing, and you're walking only a very short distance, chances are your shoes will not wind up with any stains due to road salt.
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Michael

 

Thanks!

 

I don't think I have any distilled vinegar at home so I'll probably just have to clean them with a cloth and hope for the best..

 

I'll probably wax them later on tonight as well as I have some other shoes I need to clean.

 

 

They do always salt the front entrance area in front of my work, plus the townhome complex salts the sidewalks and walkways. 

post #19684 of 30542

I picked up a brooks brothers golden fleece suit on ebay and was wondering if anyone could help with the age and anything else they might know

 

 

It has this logo.

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It has an ACTWU tag as well so that puts it between 1976 and 1995

It is also a size 44ML which i read they don't make anymore but I am not sure when they stopped that.

 

Here is a picture of the interior of the suit jacket

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post #19685 of 30542
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Originally Posted by psufan32 View Post

Can anyone help ID Ryan Gosling's suit that he wore Wednesday night on Kimmel?

Link
Do you have a pic?
The link is not working.
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post #19687 of 30542
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Since it's not a strict rule, you don't have to follow it strictly. smile.gif

What the rule actually means is "Velvet jackets are evening wear, not daytime wear."

If the sun set at 5:04PM, and at 5:45PM you want to don your velvet jacket, you should feel free to ignore anyone who warns you that "It's not 6 o'clock yet, so you mustn't put on your velvet jacket."

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Michael

Thank you Michael for your precious help.

Of course I feel free if it was 5.45PM and I'm wearing a velvet blazer. But I see a model wearing a velvet suit under dazzling sunlight on SuitSupply website (now it is replaced by other pics). I also saw a man wearing a velvet blazer when he went for lunch yesterday and I didn't find him attractive (maybe partly because of a black velvet he wore - blacl looks lifelessly under sunlight, it's right?)

And the most important thing is, if someone wore a dark navy/green velvet blazer/suit under in daytime, would he look ridiculously?

P/s: If my firm has no dress code, since it's a casual - working environment, can I wear my navy corduroy blazer to work unfalteringly?

post #19688 of 30542
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Originally Posted by Lostinnj View Post

Does anyone know where I can find a similar coat? I love the texture of this.

http://i0.wp.com/hypebeast.com/image/2013/01/streetfsn-pitti-uomo-2013-fall-street-style-days-1-3-for-grazia-it-3.jpg?w=930

http://tommyton.tumblr.com/post/40062993390

Many thanks

I saw the a nice camel hair coat with similar texture on Billy Reid webpage. Not sure whether it still is available.

post #19689 of 30542
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

But I see a model wearing a velvet suit under dazzling sunlight on SuitSupply website (now it is replaced by other pics).
Try not to be too greatly influenced by what a model wears in an advertisement or similar commercial illustration.

What looks attractive on the model may not look all that attractive on you. You may not have the same build as the model. You may not be striking the same pose as the model. (Heck, you might actually move during the course of the day.) You may not be illuminated just as the model is. Or have clips and/or pins adjusting your clothing's fit, as is common in model shoots. Or only have people seeing a professionally made-up and expertly Photoshopped version of you. Or so on.
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I also saw a man wearing a velvet blazer when he went for lunch yesterday and I didn't find him attractive (maybe partly because of a black velvet he wore - blacl looks lifelessly under sunlight, it's right?)
Yup. That's certainly part of the reason why a general rule against wearing black velvet jackets during the daytime evolved. It's typically just not that attractive a look. (And don't get me started on why I dislike black suits, as that's another issue, albeit a tangentially related one.)
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And the most important thing is, if someone wore a dark navy/green velvet blazer/suit under in daytime, would he look ridiculously?
Well, this is SF, so I'm certain some of the people here would tell you that he could look good, and you should try it. But I'm not one of those people. smile.gif

I'm convinced that the majority of the general public would regard wearing a green velvet blazer or suit, particularly in daytime, as more costume than clothing. Even if it could, on rare occasions, be managed with some degree of success, far more often it'd count as a failure.

Again, just my opinion. And I admit to having my biases, mostly favoring the conservative end of the sartorial spectrum. But that's very much how I see it.

Navy velvet would be marginally better. Still not good, but somewhat less bad.
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P/s: If my firm has no dress code, since it's a casual - working environment, can I wear my navy corduroy blazer to work unfalteringly?
I suppose you could wear it without violating the non-existent dress code. And unless yours is a rather odd workplace, it's likely to be way better than wearing a green velvet jacket to work.

But most of the time, I'd find it to be a moderately weak choice. Not actually a terrible choice - since I could see how someone might maintain that wearing any blazer or sportcoat is better than wearing none at all. But a choice not quite as good as various other types of blazers or sportcoats. Since a corduroy jacket is about the most casual type of jacket. So, it's a less business appropriate choice, even though I acknowledge that "business appropriate" is a very difficult thing to pin down, when so many workplaces - including the one in question - don't have a dress code (either a formal one, or one which is well understood without having to be explicitly stated).

And really, given that in so many of today's workplaces anything better than jeans and a polo shirt constitutes "dressing up," isn't it silly to worry about which blazers register higher than others in the formality hierarchy? Maybe. (No, I don't think it's silly, but I bet to some medieval scholars it didn't seem silly to contemplate how many angels could dance on the head of a pin.)
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Michael
post #19690 of 30542
Hey guys,
What do you all think about these shoes?



I would have loved something less shiny and a bit more worn looking but these look alright. Was also hoping for the holes or whatever those things are called that are on a couple of the shoes here. Any insight is welcomed. I didn't make the purchase just yet.

Also what could I pair with these? I'd probably wear them to church and just casual settings.
post #19691 of 30542
Does anyone know anything about Royal Speyside and Brunella Gori cashmere sweaters? How is the quality?
post #19692 of 30542
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

I saw the a nice camel hair coat with similar texture on Billy Reid webpage. Not sure whether it still is available.

Thanks, but no such luck in finding it. Wondering where all the gents at Pitti scooped theirs up.
post #19693 of 30542

Hi there, i'm looking at picking up a pair of Men's Katahdin Iron Works Engineer Boots from LL Bean.
My (Brannock measured) shoe size is a 9.5 E+(Meaning a little larger than an E). Unfortunately they only offer widths EE and D in the bean boots I want. 

If I go 9.5EE will the extra width be a big issue? If it will be, what size should I go for, or are there another pair of recommended boots that would look similar but have a better fit for me? (I live in Canada, so something I could check out in a store would be best)

 

Thank you,

- Mat

post #19694 of 30542
If someone (me) were to wear a burgundy dress belt with dark brown shoes, would you

1) Notice
2) Think it looks strange/wrong
post #19695 of 30542
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Originally Posted by mHo2 View Post

Hi there, i'm looking at picking up a pair of Men's Katahdin Iron Works Engineer Boots from LL Bean.

My (Brannock measured) shoe size is a 9.5 E+(Meaning a little larger than an E). Unfortunately they only offer widths EE and D in the bean boots I want. 



If I go 9.5EE will the extra width be a big issue? If it will be, what size should I go for, or are there another pair of recommended boots that would look similar but have a better fit for me? (I live in Canada, so something I could check out in a store would be best)



 



Thank you,



- Mat



There's a big thread on this boot in the SW&D forum, might want to check there for a more knowledgeable opinion smile.gif
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