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Looking for a recommendation for Oxbloods with a chunky sole that are similar to these Ferragamo's in the 300 to 500 range, preferably 300 if possible. 

 


Are you just looking for oxblood wingtip oxfords?

post #24302 of 33197

For a wardrobe comprising mostly of grey, blue, olive and brown, what colored shoes would you guys suggest if I had to only have four pairs? Trying to up the quality and down the quantity.

post #24303 of 33197
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For a wardrobe comprising mostly of grey, blue, olive and brown, what colored shoes would you guys suggest if I had to only have four pairs? Trying to up the quality and down the quantity.


 



I would go dark brown, brown, burgundy and black. For me, I pretty much rely on brown shoes for everything. If you don't want a pair of black shoes, I would swap that out for a lighter brown: walnut.

A dark brown punch-cap bal pretty much goes with everything.
post #24304 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Xancatrius View Post
 

For a wardrobe comprising mostly of grey, blue, olive and brown, what colored shoes would you guys suggest if I had to only have four pairs? Trying to up the quality and down the quantity.

 



I would go dark brown, brown, burgundy and black. For me, I pretty much rely on brown shoes for everything. If you don't want a pair of black shoes, I would swap that out for a lighter brown: walnut.

A dark brown punch-cap bal pretty much goes with everything.

 

I actually think I'd go brown, tan, burgundy/oxblood, and black. Yeah, you can skip black but why? I guess you don't have any black pants so you're fine without them so the burgundy/oxblood can cover your base there.

Navy pants and tan shoes look amazing together. It really pops!

post #24305 of 33197

Hi guys,

 

I have a quick question about the proper suit jacket length. I know the general rule is (a) cover your butt, and (b) half the distance to the ground.

 

Suit jackets:  Does half the distance to the ground include while wearing shoes?? Side view or front/back view? Or has to be half from all angles?

 

I bought a cheap 40L suit and despite being 5'10" shoeless (maybe 5'11"-6" with shoes), the suit jacket is still not fully half the distance to the ground. It kinda is half the distance from the side view, but from the back or front view it's not...

post #24306 of 33197

Side view half distance with shoes works.

post #24307 of 33197
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I know the general rule is [...] half the distance to the ground.

Suit jackets:  Does half the distance to the ground include while wearing shoes?? Side view or front/back view? Or has to be half from all angles?
I fear you're taking a general rule-of-thumb, and attributing to it a precision which is simply inappropriate.

It's just an approximate guideline. An extra half inch in height due to shoes, or the difference between side view and front view, just aren't likely to be so significant as to require that the inherently imprecise guideline be adjusted.

It's like accepting the general rule that belt color and shoe color should be reasonably similar, and then asking how to transport a spectrophotometer to the shoe store, and how to deal with two colors which appear similar in visible light, but which vary to some degree when viewed by ultraviolet light.
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despite being 5'10" shoeless (maybe 5'11"-6" with shoes)
If your shoes add nearly 2 inches to your height, your immediate concern shouldn't be about suit jacket length, but about finding non-high heeled shoes. smile.gif
post #24308 of 33197
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Can someone point me in the right direction? Looking for a grey Bengal striped shirt. Preferably spread collar with single cuffs. Seems like something that should exist, but I haven't been able to run it down. Thanks

 

Saw one exactly like that at Nordstrom's two weeks ago.

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It's much more blue than gray irl

Would this be appropriate for a summer wedding suit and work suit? Or is it too casual? I'm trying to find something that will work that isn't just plain blue or grey but don't want a casual. I don't have a very good imagination though for envisioning a fabric swatch as a whole suit
post #24310 of 33197
Looking for a winter coat in BR and Uniqlo. Which one would you pick? the Br jacket will be around $150 (waiting for deals) and the Uniqlo is $100. Both jackets are composed with mixed fabrics. Not looking to break the bank, so something in the $100 - $200 is deal.

BR

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=685346&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26frm%3D1%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CEcQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bananarepublic.com%252Fproducts%252Fgrey-donegal-topcoat-P685346.jsp%26ei%3D9SZ4UvT-B4_msATrhYGoBA%26usg%3DAFQjCNEjf3_nJ8g1XbIG51GN6wyEoIoecA%26bvm%3Dbv.55819444%2Cd.dmg


Uniqlo

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/store/goods/078910?gareco=r_l4
post #24311 of 33197
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It's much more blue than gray irl

Would this be appropriate for a summer wedding suit and work suit? Or is it too casual? I'm trying to find something that will work that isn't just plain blue or grey but don't want a casual. I don't have a very good imagination though for envisioning a fabric swatch as a whole suit

 

I don't wear suits to work, and I live on the west coast, so I may not be in the best position to give advice, but that looks like a pretty reasonable pattern.  I think it is fine for an ordinary day at work, and for a wedding that isn't overly formal.  Obviously it does not replace a charcoal or navy in the wardrobe, but it is a fairly versatile addition. I think you could also get double duty from the jacket as a sport coat, and would be wearable with dress pants or with jeans.

post #24312 of 33197
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Everybody seems to be busy debating about white shirts, none could answer my question *sigh* .... so i am asking again tongue.gif

 

 

 

I am currently rebuilding my wardrobe and i was curious to ask  .... Anybody knows a suitmaker that can make fully canvassed suits, overcoats and shirts in the price range of $700-$1000 ? 

 



I'm not sure if you're asking whether the 1k budget includes all three items, but Kent Wang has MTM full-canvassed suits for about $1000.

It terms of shirts, I presume you don't mean $700 a pop, so clarfiy a bit more before we can make some suggestions on your preferred price point.

Ya i meant suits and overcoats for a budget of 700-1000$ of course :), any reviews on kent wang and tiberias ?

post #24313 of 33197

 

Classic or trendy? Ready, set, go

post #24314 of 33197

Classic; little bit of a vintage feel with the bell lapels - looks like 4" wide, too.

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What would you wear to see a play when black-tie would be major overkill? Double duty for dinner on the town later. 

 

Am I right that a charcoal/grey/navy pinstripe suit would look like I just came from work?

 

J

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