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post #21556 of 33081
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

With the dark green or beige I'd go with blue.  For the blue, maybe red.  But the blue ones will be most versatile for you.  They're not that nice though...get some nicer ones, in tan. :)

Thank you, but these shoes has no ones available in tan color.

post #21557 of 33081
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Not necessarily; just wear a black belt.  Dark shirt, beige linen trousers, black monks...dinner on a warm summer evening...works for me.  But browns and tans have a warmer look and complement beige tones nicely, especially in the daytime.

 

yes, the idea is black shoes and black shirt with light beige trousers

 

Thank you for your opinion!
 

post #21558 of 33081

Anyone have any idea how to get the wrinkles, and stretches, out of my linen sports coat? Half lined, fully canvassed. I'm guessing the wrinkles with a steamer. How about the stretches though? Like on the breast pocket.

post #21559 of 33081
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Don't be ridiculous.  You'll be looking at this picture for the rest of your life, so don't be a tool.

 

It's your graduation.  By all means wear something cheerful, but "playful" will just make you look like a douche.  Dress beautifully, it's the beginning of the rest of your life.  This is the "Classic Menswear" forum, dude, go look at the "What are you wearing right now?" thread for some ideas on how gentlemen of style actually dress (and ignore anyone in jeans, cargo pants, or no socks  as part of their "classic" ensemble - we're back to douche land).  There are some really well-dressed people over there, some of them just out of college like you.  You don't have to try to be "fun" by wearing a stupid tie.  If you're fun, it's in your personality.  But if you're dressed like a dick, your personality might well be overlooked.

So camo tie = douche?

post #21560 of 33081
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Originally Posted by kushburner View Post

So camo tie = douche?

Mega-douche.
post #21561 of 33081
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Mega-douche.

I always thought all camo was kind of on the lame side... (to phrase it nicely since I know there's nice people here that do wear camo).

 

I never liked the idea of trying to style up something soldiers wear as a uniform in combat. Plus, the stuff people wear as camo is all the really lame looking stuff. Get the good looking stuff if you want to do it at all, Multicam. :-)

post #21562 of 33081
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+1. Shoes are horrid and the shirt is too big. But your first attempt is a lot better than many others' attempts, so don't be discouraged.

Thanks for pointing out the shirt size. I went to the store and tried on a small shirt for the first time in my life and it fit. I had lost 25 pounds but was still buying my old size I guess. 

 

I exchanged some recent purchases for a small size and they look significantly better. 

post #21563 of 33081
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Originally Posted by Juan View Post

yes, the idea is black shoes and black shirt with light beige trousers
Kill the black shirt.
post #21564 of 33081
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Thank you, but these shoes has no ones available in tan color.

 

Exactly. ;)  But if it must be these, go blue.

 

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Originally Posted by kushburner View Post

So camo tie = douche?

 

Novelty ties in general, camouflaged anything.  Yes, just don't.  You're asking the Classic Menswear forum...so expect classic menswear to be the generally approved point of reference.

 

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Kill the black shirt.

 

Not necessarily - depends on the shirt, your style, and I'd confine it to the evening.  But I'm thinking Indigo would be nice. :)

post #21565 of 33081

I'm curious what the opinions are on a suit under 2000. As a graduation present, I think my wife may be willing to splurge (to our standards) and I would like it to be on a high quality suit. Right now I live in New York, and as I plan on leaving the State, I'd like to take advantage of the great shops around here. 

 

So my question is, what are the opinions on the best suit I can buy in that price range in New York City. 

post #21566 of 33081

Welted leather soled shoes, made in portugal for $100? Im guessing corrected grain?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261113946124?var=560163599637&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_3540wt_842

post #21567 of 33081
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Welted leather soled shoes, made in portugal for $100? Im guessing corrected grain?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261113946124?var=560163599637&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_3540wt_842

The last is fugly.
post #21568 of 33081
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Welted leather soled shoes, made in portugal for $100? Im guessing corrected grain?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261113946124?var=560163599637&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_3540wt_842


They look a little cheap to my untrained eye.

post #21569 of 33081
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The last is fugly.

 

I agree, its a little weird how the vamp and the toebox are essentially one continuous line, but some of the florsheim imperials seem to exhibit this effect as well (from certain angles) and those shoes are held in moderate regard and priced higher

 

The finish does seem to be on the lower end of the scale, but if it is full on leather, cant you strip it with reno and put down your own finish?

post #21570 of 33081

They're not the most beautiful things, but two points:

 

1. Get over the "corrected grain" fixation.  It means a lot of different things, and there's a lot of variety in leathers.  Even some decent makers use what is technically "corrected" (although they'd call it "polished" as opposed to plain "calf"), often offering both options in the same shoe.  Some of it can be very hard-wearing and smart, just as some more natural finishes can still be on shitty leather. If you don't like a shiny finish, or do, it's up to you.

 

2.  These shoes cost $100.  At the very worst, they will be worth it.  At best, they'll feel like good value.

 

So, ask yourself if you want $100 shoes, and if so, if you like the look of these.  You're not risking a lot if you do, they might turn out to be quite serviceable, but at the same time, they're not going to be John Lobbs in disguise.

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