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post #21511 of 31073
2 questions from a fresh grad.

- So I got my suit, and a few BB ESFs. I realized I lack a good rotation of plain shirts though. Looking @ Tyrwhitt since they are most available to me.
Judging from search results, the opinion is divided, but is their quality & extra slim fit decent enough? My other option is to go local MTM (Singapore), but the quality seems sub-par (polycotton wtf) unless I'm willing to double my budget

- Is there a source of well-priced ties to start my tie wardrobe? All I have is one 2.5" navy repp and a 2.5" cotton knit grenadine from Muji. I did go through thetiebar but heard differing reviews on their items.
post #21512 of 31073
If I was looking for a good canvas messenger bag to take back and forth to class with a 17" laptop and a few books where would be a good place to start? I also considered leather but then thought of how beat up it would get in a dorm and out on campus. Any advice is very much appreciated.
post #21513 of 31073
Ernest Alexander or Property of for waxed canvas, Mission Workshop if u want to go the tech route. Definitely can hold mbp + book since I tried on all 3 brands whilst shopping.

I don't mind proxying property of as well since its way cheaper in my country
post #21514 of 31073

Cole Haan "Air Madison" Oxford, buy it?

I was thinking of purchasing these shoes in burgundy, what do you think?

 

 

 

'Air Madison' Oxford

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/cole-haan-air-madison-oxford/3225678?origin=category&BaseUrl=Cap+Toe

post #21515 of 31073
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Go with the second tie- but try to find a discount clothing shop and pick up an inexpensive tie if you have a chance.  That one is not great but it's better than the "floral evil motherfucker of a tie" that looks like it was made from a blouse my mom used to wear. 

Go to Marshall's and pick through the ties to find a Brooks Brothers irregular tie. It'll probably about $15, but it will be better than any other $15 tie you will find.
post #21516 of 31073
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Ernest Alexander or Property of for waxed canvas, Mission Workshop if u want to go the tech route. Definitely can hold mbp + book since I tried on all 3 brands whilst shopping.

I don't mind proxying property of as well since its way cheaper in my country

Thanks for the advice. When you say tech route I take it as meaning a big laptop. I will be studying computer science in school and will probably by carrying a 17" laptop so the only bag that would work for me would be the mission Workshop she'd line if I am reading these correctly.
Edited by aglose - 5/6/13 at 9:23pm
post #21517 of 31073

Flame,  Tyrwhitt are fine.  Personally I prefer them to Lewin - they wear a bit lighter but the collars and construction seem resilent enough.  With ready to wear shirts, you're always going to find that one suits more than another.  The good thing about these brands is that they sell a large selection online, and always have something on clearance.  So I'd say go for it - my Tyrwhitt shirts came from an outlet and with a 4-for whatever deal or something, worked out about $25 each.  Edit: ties - thetiebar.com has a huge selection; they're not the greatest ties you'll ever own, but it's easy to use and if you're on a budget, it's a great way to get your basics done quick.  I have a couple myself and wear them.

 

Rick, no.  Really.  $250 for plastic-soled shoes?  They might be comfortable, but the leather's awful, they're one step up from sneakers and they look like shit.  Get some Allen Edmonds on sale for the same price, or read a few shoe threads here and check out other cheap options for surprisingly decent shoes: Meermin from Spain, Loake's L1 range (English company, but cheaper range made in India), and a whole lot of others for around that price or below.  They're all way better than that stinker.


Edited by mimo - 5/7/13 at 7:42am
post #21518 of 31073
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Thanks for the advice. When you say tech route I take it as meaning a big laptop. I will be studying computer science in school and will probably by carrying a 17" laptop so the only bag that would work for me would be the mission Workshop she'd line if I am reading these correctly.
Haha no, I meant the style. Some prefer a leather bag since its more dressed up, some prefer ballistic nylon used by mission workshop since its a very durable technical fabric. There has been a recent fashion trend towards technical fabrics and function meets style, like outlier.cc and Arcteryx veilance. The MW bags fits these styles better, hence the "tech" tag.

Tbh your bag choice shld depend on what you wear normally. Also waxed cotton is IMO a happy medium= can be dressed up or down
post #21519 of 31073

Who is "Vox"?

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Who is "Vox"?

check here and here
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Who is "Vox"?

Hahahahaha--time for that again?
post #21522 of 31073
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Ernest Alexander or Property of for waxed canvas, Mission Workshop if u want to go the tech route. Definitely can hold mbp + book since I tried on all 3 brands whilst shopping.

I don't mind proxying property of as well since its way cheaper in my country

With respect to Property Of, at retail you can definitely get better quality than that. I have a few Property Of items (tote and card wallets) and they have not held up too well.
post #21523 of 31073

Brand new member here and I'm currently changing my wardrobe and style for the workplace. My work is very relaxed and I wore jeans and polo shirts for 6 years (I have no face to face customer interaction), but over the past while others have started dressing nicer, leaving me as one of the few that still dresses in casual clothing.

 

The change will only be to khakis, with jeans sometimes and button down shirts as below. With a belt of course.

 

 

My question has to do with shoes. Ignoring the clothing worn in the following pictures, what are your thoughts on the shoes? Mainly are they too long/pointy?

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for any help. 

post #21524 of 31073

Welcome to the Styleforum! The fit that you posted looks nice. You can check the MC Casual thread for more inspiration along similar lines - http://www.styleforum.net/t/253842/waywrn-mc-casual-style .

 

As far as the shoes are concerned, there are not going to get much love here. I suggest you keep them for the moment, but take time to learn what makes a good shoe, and then get some better quality and better looking shoes.

 

For the style you are going for, some nice brown derbys, loafers or boots (especially chukkas) would work great. Take a look into suede, too.

 

To start, you can also check these articles from PutThisOn:

http://putthison.com/post/27558524428/the-seven-shoe-wardrobe-the-longer-i-write-about

http://putthison.com/post/43010205853/finding-affordable-shoes-shoes-may-or-may-not-be

post #21525 of 31073

Thank you for the links. The shoes can still go back no problem, so I'll browse those links and delay the new clothes for a few more days/weeks. The problem for me lies in hitting the middle point of too dressy and not dressy enough when it comes to shoes with khakis, and of course the fact I'm coming from wearing skate and walking shoes. I'll post if I have any follow up questions. Thanks again.

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