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Will a pair of Chelsea boots be any more sturdy or durable than a pair of dress shoes from the same company
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Will a pair of Chelsea boots be any more sturdy or durable than a pair of dress shoes from the same company

 

From Aldo? Eh, I don't know. I'm not sure that I'd even wear Chelsea boots that much to be honest.

And if these boots hold their shape well and last a bit, I'm probably taking that as a sign of luck on my part than on quality on theirs. I've heard their made in china stuff is atrocious as they're basically 'fashion' shoes meant to last a season or two. These were made in mexico, so who knows maybe I'll get lucky!

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Picked up a pair of captoes from eBay in my usual size. If I wear them "normally", toes touching the front of the shoe, it leaves enough space in the back that they can slip off with some minor effort. If I wear them with my heel lined up to the back of the shoe, I have some space in the front and it is semi-comfortable.   

 

So question is how much wiggle room in the shoes is too much or appropriate? 

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Picked up a pair of captoes from eBay in my usual size. If I wear them "normally", toes touching the front of the shoe, it leaves enough space in the back that they can slip off with some minor effort. If I wear them with my heel lined up to the back of the shoe, I have some space in the front and it is semi-comfortable.   

So question is how much wiggle room in the shoes is too much or appropriate? 
Sounds like it might be slightly big, but really depends on the last. My toes don't touch the front of my shoes in some lasts and they do in others. I don't think that the point is for the shoes to touch the front of the shoes though unless they are loafers.
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Originally Posted by David23 View Post

Picked up a pair of captoes from eBay in my usual size. If I wear them "normally", toes touching the front of the shoe, it leaves enough space in the back that they can slip off with some minor effort. If I wear them with my heel lined up to the back of the shoe, I have some space in the front and it is semi-comfortable.   

So question is how much wiggle room in the shoes is too much or appropriate? 
Unless the shoes are too small for your feet, foot length actually doesn't have as much to do with proper fit as one might think. Check this out.
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I want to buy a shirt with a detachable wing collar. However, the collars I found so far (like this one: http://www.darcyclothing.com/shop/collars/standard-wing-stiff-collar-co110.html) are only available in steps of 0.5 inches, so there are only 15.5 and 16 while my regular collar size is 15.75. Is there any online shop that sells a 15.75 or should I just buy a 16? After wearing the wrong collar size for many years, I am afraid that there might be a collar gap with 16.

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What is a good place to buy a relatively inexpensive cashmere scarf? I'm looking for solid grey and one in black maybe. Or light subdued patterns would be fine too.

Thanks.
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What is a good place to buy a relatively inexpensive cashmere scarf
How inexpensive? Because around the holiday season, there are places at the local shopping malls selling cashmere scarfs for $19 each, or two for $35. 'Course, I'm guessing they may not be the highest quality cashmere.

Jos A Bank carries lots of cashmere scarves for $130, currently on sale for $65. Again, maybe not the finest cashmere money can buy, but you did want relatively inexpensive, and the finest cashmere is seldom relatively inexpensive.

Lands' End has a couple of men's cashmere scarves for $99 each, I think. And finding a coupon good for 20-30% off is practically a given, which would knock the price down to maybe $75.

I recall seeing a variety of cashmere scarves at the local Brooks Bros. store, not long ago. I believe they were mostly priced at around $250, with a few for more like $350 and $500.

I'll somewhat arbitrarily assume that over $500 no longer qualifies as relatively inexpensive for a scarf. Well, at least for most of us.
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How inexpensive? Because around the holiday season, there are places at the local shopping malls selling cashmere scarfs for $19 each, or two for $35. 'Course, I'm guessing they may not be the highest quality cashmere.

Jos A Bank carries lots of cashmere scarves for $130, currently on sale for $65. Again, maybe not the finest cashmere money can buy, but you did want relatively inexpensive, and the finest cashmere is seldom relatively inexpensive.

Lands' End has a couple of men's cashmere scarves for $99 each, I think. And finding a coupon good for 20-30% off is practically a given, which would knock the price down to maybe $75.

I recall seeing a variety of cashmere scarves at the local Brooks Bros. store, not long ago. I believe they were mostly priced at around $250, with a few for more like $350 and $500.

I'll somewhat arbitrarily assume that over $500 no longer qualifies as relatively inexpensive for a scarf. Well, at least for most of us.

Thanks this is really helpful!

I was hoping to get something around the $50 price point. I understand that I won't really get anything great for that much, but that's my budget for one right now.

When talking about quality in relation to these scarves, is it the durability of the material that is the main factor? Because if so, I don't mind because I don't wear scarves very often, and I keep my things relatively well so I can probably do fine with something cheap.

On the other hand, if getting cheap cashmere is no better than good wool in the same price range, then I would rather do wool.

Things around my neck irritate me, so I am looking for something very soft and comfortable.

Thanks for the help so far!
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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post

What is a good place to buy a relatively inexpensive cashmere scarf? I'm looking for solid grey and one in black maybe. Or light subdued patterns would be fine too.

Thanks.

You can find Johnstons of Elgin 100% cashmere scarves for around £30 at Highland Store and Westaway. Retail prices are usually £100.

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On the other hand, if getting cheap cashmere is no better than good wool in the same price range, then I would rather do wool.
At least when it comes to sweaters, I'll take a nice merino wool sweater over a low grade cashmere one, any day of the week.
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At least when it comes to sweaters, I'll take a nice merino wool sweater over a low grade cashmere one, any day of the week.

So a nice merino could be had for the same price as low grade cashmere?

Besides price as a hint, how do you tell if the cashmere is good? Just by how it feels generally?
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

You can find Johnstons of Elgin 100% cashmere scarves for around £30 at Highland Store and Westaway. Retail prices are usually £100.

Thanks, I'll look into those as well.
Edited by Lokesh - 10/19/13 at 1:48pm
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I was thinking more along the lines of high quality or bespoke like John Lobb for example
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I was thinking more along the lines of high quality or bespoke like John Lobb for example

They'll use the same leathers and put the same workmanship and finishing, of course. The caveat is, if/when the elastic wears out, I've heard EG and JL will not replace it. Good cobblers such as B. Nelson, however, can fab a replacement. 

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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post

So a nice merino could be had for the same price as low grade cashmere?
Often at a lower price than low grade cashmere.
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Besides price as a hint, how do you tell if the cashmere is good? Just by how it feels generally?
You start by googling "how to judge cashmere," clicking on the links to those of the results which seem most relevant to your question, and reading. smile.gif
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