As soon as I can justify this purchase with some convoluted woman-like logic there is going to be a new sheriff in town.
Hello, can someone recommend a pair of RTW or even MTO (but not full bespoke) boots made with high quality leather and construction? It doesn't have to be hand-welted - blake/rapid is good enough; something with a sole at least equal in quality to Rendenbach valona or J & FJ Baker oak bark soles. The closest I've come is boots from the Rider Boot Company, as they are blake/rapid with quality uppers - but unfortunately, they are only available in rubber dainite soles. Thank you for your time.
What kind of boots are you looking for?
AE has MTO's that I've seen on the AE appreciation thread here that look amazing! They do some cool boots too.
Also, have you looked at frye? They're pretty solid as well.
Whenever you like? You're talking about brown/tan spectators right? I think they'd look good with jeans or chinos tbh. I'd rock that look!
That is a very good question. There is a large Salvation Army store in Brandywine, MD that I have been meaning to pop into but I have been really looking for a decent place in the Bethesda/Rockville/Potomac area
Sorry, that's what I meant... Oy. I'm failing with the words lately.
Yes! I would do the same. Heck, I'd make reasons to wear them. If you believe you can pull it off, you will pull it off.
Take notes JR!
I really want a pair as well. I'll think about it come spring time.
Is the assumption here that the color of your coat must match the color of your suit? I was under the impression they did not have to be the same color.
1) Do you think I can lighten up the darker shoe by leaving it in my room with the light on for a while? I can polish the lighter shoe as well as keep it out of the light when it's not being worn. I think you're right that it's a display model. I like the look of the shoes. They're cole haan's but this and a pair of brown oxfords will probably cost less than $100 together in that condition. I think it's a great deal. They should easily last a few years as part of a rotation.
2) As to the johnston and murphys. I bought them used for 15 bucks, but they are incredibly comfy and fit my feet super well. I've conditioned them once and polished them once as well. I might polish them every week for a bit to see if that helps with the spots. WABI is right though. I don't baby these though... I've biked across town in them and the pedals are probably not best for the toe area of the shoe.
Yeah. My peacoat is navy and I have 2 brown tweed blazers (one houndstooth and the other herringbone) and a black and white herringbone tweed. I also have a black armani coat that's lighter and a black sweater jacket. Of all of these, the navy peacoat gets the most wear unless it's warm out. I bought slightly oversized blazers so I could wear a sweater underneath them.
Tldr: I like navy personally.