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post #23986 of 33064
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Cheap, but they're cheap shoes, and this is full-grain which polishes up okay. Like I said, they're about on par with the full-grain Cole Haans I own, but the finishing from the factory is not nearly as good. I've probably polished them two or three times in the couple weeks I've had them, and they're starting to look pretty good.

 

In terms of what you picked up, I don't like blind brogues, there's no way I'd wear black shoes with a brown sole edge with a suit, and the overall shape is a bit clunky for a suit with a fashionably trim leg line.

 

Yeah, surprisingly the Aldo's were rather sleek. Like I said, I'll post a picture. Their stitching isn't amazing, but they look reasonably constructed. I've heard on here that they suck, but we'll see.

post #23987 of 33064
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Mtm wouldn't have darts
Darts are for slimming. Rack items

 

I'm new to the concept of darts, but was surprised to just notice some on my OTR shirt, which was not retailored. This makes me wonder, whether there really are other options of getting rid of back-blousiness.

post #23988 of 33064

Can a tailor do anything about overly puffy sleeves? I bought a BB sport shirt sight unseen and the sleeves are massive in the bicep area.. 

post #23989 of 33064
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Can a tailor do anything about overly puffy sleeves? I bought a BB sport shirt sight unseen and the sleeves are massive in the bicep area.. 

 

He definitely can, but it may not be worth the expense, depending how much he has to dismantle the shirt.  Take it to someone good, and ask for a quote.

post #23990 of 33064

Thanks ImTheGroom. Time to find a good tailor in Phoenix. 

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Thanks ImTheGroom. Time to find a good tailor in Phoenix. 

 

Search for a thread on that subject; there is likely to be one.  If there is not, start one with called "Good Tailor in Phoenix?" and I am sure you will receive many, many suggestions.

post #23992 of 33064

Woah. Didn't know about darts. Now all those BB shirts that had the right length but were too puffy for me are suddenly shirts that could fit me and look awesome. I'll have to look into it. I'm relatively skinny so having the huge poof in the back isn't so appealing...

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Woah. Didn't know about darts. Now all those BB shirts that had the right length but were too puffy for me are suddenly shirts that could fit me and look awesome. I'll have to look into it. I'm relatively skinny so having the huge poof in the back isn't so appealing...

 

I get pretty much all my shirts darted; my unique combination of shoulder, torso, chest, and waist sizes just seem to be pretty uncommon.  Adds around $10 to the cost of every shirt you buy, unless your wife/gf is handy with a needle and thread.  Or you are, I suppose, but not sure how you'd pin it yourself.

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While we're talking about BB shirts and fit, I have another question. Does BB sell any slim fit shirts that don't explicitly say "Slim Fit" on the tag? I ordered two of these shirts: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Irish-Linen-Slim-Fit-Solid-Sport-Shirt/MG00887,default,pd.html?dwvar_MG00887_Color=BLUE&contentpos=5&cgid=0310 Only the one that I mentioned earlier has arrived so far. It has the dark blue text on the tag but it does NOT say slim fit anywhere on it. I think either BB's slim fit is REALLY poofy or I got sent a regular fit shirt. 

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Side question, does the classic menswear have an ebay finds thread? I.e. someone should snag this etc.

 

I found these prada boots in an 8.5 and someone should totally grab them if they're legit.

 

post #23996 of 33064
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Side question, does the classic menswear have an ebay finds thread? I.e. someone should snag this etc.

Yes, it's here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164750/cool-shoes-paraphernalia-desiderata-part-ii

There is another thread specifically for suits, jackets and tailored clothing, but it doesn't see much action and the above thread is now used for pretty much everything from eBay or other places on the net, regardless of whether the objects are shoes, bags, ties, odds-and-ends, suits or jackets.
post #23997 of 33064
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Side question, does the classic menswear have an ebay finds thread? I.e. someone should snag this etc.

I found these prada boots in an 8.5 and someone should totally grab them if they're legit.



I wouldn't buy Prada unless you already own a few pair and are sure of their size.

Even if you just pop into Saks or Nordstrom and try them on before you buy online.

J
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Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

 

I have a navy sports coat and a charcoal sports coat and want to know if they would go with the following shirt/pant/shoe combinations.

 

Also, should I wear black shoes instead?

 

Thanks!

 

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post #23999 of 33064
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Originally Posted by JayLefler View Post
 

Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

 

I have a navy sports coat and a charcoal sports coat and want to know if they would go with the following shirt/pant/shoe combinations.

 

Also, should I wear black shoes instead?

 

Thanks!

 

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Charcoal and green shirt will look sharp.  The darkest pants might look like you're trying to fake a suit - depends how dark your charcoal jacket is.  Green and navy, I'm not sure; depends really on where you're wearing it.  They can look good together, but I probably wouldn't wear it to the office; it's a pretty summery, casual combination, in my opinion.  All of the pants would look with the navy sport coat - put on a white shirt, grey pants, and a navy sport coat, and you can't go wrong.  You won't win a contest for originality, but you'll look sharp and classic.  The brown brogues are great with a sport coat and nice pants.

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Green shirt (preferably gingham) navy blazer, and khakis are one of my favorite combinations, but by no means office wear. Bonus points for yellow tie with sailboats, tennis racquets, or some such.

J
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