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Green, it really depends what you wear in general, but if this is your thing then better off asking in "Streetwear".

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I want a pair of light gray wingtips. What would these match? (I was thinking casual navy pants and jeans, but I'm not sure.)
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^^ I agree with both of those - I also think you could get away with a blue suit, if it's not too formal.

 

SF member "HandMadeShoes" has just launched his own line (J. Fitzpatrick), shortly to be available at Gieves and Hawkes and Selfridges.  More details at his blog www.theshoesnobblog.com  Take a look - he has a very nice looking grey wing tip saddle.

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It's an awesome pattern though - sounds like a real "FU" jacket.  If it fits and you love it, go for it!  

 

 

Warning: Awesome Jacket (Click to show)

 

 

There it is. Just thought I'd show you the goods.

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Hi

 

Flying  Monkey posted a pic in the wayrn thread today and said he was wearing a needle-collar shirt with collar pin. I understand the collar pin part, but why does he call it a needle-collar shirt?. I have never heard of that term before. I Added the pic for ease of reference. Please educate me?

 

 

 

 

I dont know personally what he meant (it could be the type of collar pin one has to wear with the shirt, maybe meaning a barbell like pin that requires holes in the collar, but I am not sure) but my advice is to just PM the man and ask. 

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Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?
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Warning: Awesome Jacket (Click to show)

 

 

There it is. Just thought I'd show you the goods.

 

Very nice indeed, and grey flannels is definitely the way to go.  Add brown brogues for a nice semi-formal look; black cap toes might imply Scottish golf hotel receptionist.

 

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I dont know personally what he meant (it could be the type of collar pin one has to wear with the shirt, maybe meaning a barbell like pin that requires holes in the collar, but I am not sure) but my advice is to just PM the man and ask. 

 

I think a "needle collar" simply means it has those two little holes in already, to accommodate the pin you describe that holds the two sides together.  I'm sure there are other names.

 

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Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?

 

Give us a budget and your location.  We will then spend it for you happily.

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About $3k for an initial total of 6 pairs if not more.
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I am in Las Vegas
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Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?
I don't mean to sound unfriendly, but I wonder whether your question isn't sufficiently broad as to merit its own thread, as opposed to a post in the "Ask A Question, Get An Answer," thread.

Or perhaps so as to narrow the question down a little, you could at least spend some time reading old posts, in order to gain an idea as to where you should start and with which brands. Then you could tell us what you're inclined to do, and why, and people could then comment on your choices.

I mean, come on, it's your question; do at least some of the heavy lifting yourself. smile.gif
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Do blackwatch blazers go with JUST black pants? No dark khaki or blue?

 

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Warning: Awesome Jacket (Click to show)

 

 

There it is. Just thought I'd show you the goods.


Jester-

That is a beautiful play on a Black Watch tartan.  When you first mentioned that you had a blazer in Black Watch I was not convinced that it would look anything but tacky. 

Original Black Watch is not as washed-out/faded as this blazer and would be too bold (for me) to wear except maybe on a pair of "trews". 

 

This is a great looking antique tartan.  I think you could pull it off with med. grey wool pants or even that purple/blue found in the coat.  I think solid black pants would be too stark for this.

 

When I say washed-out/faded I don't mean to insult the pattern..in fact I love it! - If you don't mind sharing- where did you pick it up?

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Originally Posted by VAMC View Post

Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?


Hi VAMC, welcome to the forum.

 

I suggest that you spend the first couple of weeks just reading threads.  Take a notebook and write down the name brands, tailors, shoe makers, etc that you read about and then do some research on them.  Once you narrow in on what you think you prefer then start asking questions.

 

In the meantime just browse the forum's many threads and do your research.  And try not to post on a thread that has been dormant for more than 6-8 months - unless you have some earth shattering news to share it just mucks up the forum.

 

Enjoy!

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Jester-

That is a beautiful play on a Black Watch tartan.  When you first mentioned that you had a blazer in Black Watch I was not convinced that it would look anything but tacky. 

Original Black Watch is not as washed-out/faded as this blazer and would be too bold (for me) to wear except maybe on a pair of "trews". 

 

This is a great looking antique tartan.  I think you could pull it off with med. grey wool pants or even that purple/blue found in the coat.  I think solid black pants would be too stark for this.

 

When I say washed-out/faded I don't mean to insult the pattern..in fact I love it! - If you don't mind sharing- where did you pick it up?

Here comes the shocker. I've been trying to be pretty picky with what I get since I've been looking at them as investments. I took my girlfriend to Nordstrom Rack since she loves the swimwear and shoes there. I was walking around, not intent on buying anything. I walked past this on the discount rack (from $900 to (something scribbled out) to $400. The only thing that needs done is to shorten the sleeves .75". 

 

It's also half lined. Half lined may be a negative to some, but not to me in Arizona. It's just Z Zegna but it's got everything I wanted in a blazer and I loved the pattern. Not so narrow lapels, 2 button, double vented, half lined, patch pockets, functional boutonniere. 

 

Side note: I tried to purchase it yesterday and my card got declined (debit). I drove to the bank and asked why. Turns out, they ran my card six times. It was charged, refunded 3 times. It all got fixed and I picked it up today.

 

Really appreciate the comment.

 

 


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Very nice indeed, and grey flannels is definitely the way to go.  Add brown brogues for a nice semi-formal look; black cap toes might imply Scottish golf hotel receptionist.

 

Thanks mimo!

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I've been trying to be pretty picky with what I get since I've been looking at them as investments.
It's be far more truthful to look at clothes not as investments, but as... clothes.

Then again, a former colleague of mine used to insist that his quarterly trips to Las Vegas were investments, because these mini-vacations "de-stressed" him, thus permitting him to do better work when he got back. And any expenditure which enhances one's ability to do high quality work is an investment, right?

Just don't try selling that line of reasoning to the IRS.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


It's be far more truthful to look at clothes not as investments, but as... clothes.

Then again, a former colleague of mine used to insist that his quarterly trips to Las Vegas were investments, because these mini-vacations "de-stressed" him, thus permitting him to do better work when he got back. And any expenditure which enhances one's ability to do high quality work is an investment, right?

Just don't try selling that line of reasoning to the IRS.

Nope. I just figure if I'm going to have it until it dies, I want to really like it. Maybe investment is the wrong word. How about, "I've got to like it a ridiculous amount," and Nordstrom Rack usually doesn't carry stuff I like.

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