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post #24391 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

In all my time I've never seen one pair of spectators at a horse race or polo match.

As soon as I can justify this purchase with some convoluted woman-like logic there is going to be a new sheriff in town.

J
post #24392 of 33197
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Originally Posted by brew View Post
 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

When can I wear spectators aside from at a horse race, or polo match? I have until spring to convince myself that I need a pair.

J


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!

post #24393 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TobiasM View Post

Any recommendations for thrift shops around DC?

 

 

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

post #24394 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


As soon as I can justify this purchase with some convoluted woman-like logic there is going to be a new sheriff in town.

J

 

I laughed. Thank You

post #24395 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

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!

I'd get brown and white...



J
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

As soon as I can justify this purchase with some convoluted woman-like logic there is going to be a new sheriff in town.

J

I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Walnut and Bone. I have debated buying a pair for years. I finally pulled the trigger now that I live in Florida and work throughout the SE USA, the Caribbean and South America. I have yet to wear them but that will change on Tuesday of next week. I am traveling for a meeting in Miami where the weather should be 85F or so.

I will wear them with a khaki suit, pink shirt, tie and pink socks. In Florida and the Tropics I have dropped the Labor Day rule and have drawn the line in the sand by the temperature. Come summer time they will see more and more wear.

People are boorish when it comes to these shoes. It's more about attitude. I think they are beautiful and I simply love the look of the 1920s and 1930s.

All of that being said I think you can get away with more down in the South. I just recently moved here from the Midwest and I think it might have been a tougher call in the conservative Midwest.
post #24397 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


I'd get brown and white...



J

 

Sorry, that's what I meant... Oy. I'm failing with the words lately.

 

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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post


I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Walnut and Bone. I have debated buying a pair for years. I finally pulled the trigger now that I live in Florida and work throughout the SE USA, the Caribbean and South America. I have yet to wear them but that will change on Tuesday of next week. I am traveling for a meeting in Miami where the weather should be 85F or so.

I will wear them with a khaki suit, pink shirt, tie and pink socks. In Florida and the Tropics I have dropped the Labor Day rule and have drawn the line in the sand by the temperature. Come summer time they will see more and more wear.

People are boorish when it comes to these shoes. It's more about attitude. I think they are beautiful and I simply love the look of the 1920s and 1930s.

All of that being said I think you can get away with more down in the South. I just recently moved here from the Midwest and I think it might have been a tougher call in the conservative Midwest.


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.

post #24398 of 33197
I have a couple of shoe related questions:


1) I'm thinking of buying a set of brown oxfords and wingtips (2 separate pairs) where one of the shoes is a shade darker than the other. It's noticeable if you look for a bit. Is this something that you can 'fix' by adding a coat of polish or two, or not?
Here's an example with a darker left shoe:


2) I have a pair of JM shoes I thrifted that are supremely comfortable but a bit beat up. I was wondering if I should just toss them when they're done or if I can do anything to get rid of the patches where the leather has seen better days. I don't mind them looking a little worn. They're obviously not going to be worn at interviews.


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post #24399 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I have a couple of shoe related questions:


1) I'm thinking of buying a set of brown oxfords and wingtips (2 separate pairs) where one of the shoes is a shade darker than the other. It's noticeable if you look for a bit. Is this something that you can 'fix' by adding a coat of polish or two, or not?
Here's an example with a darker left shoe:

2) I have a pair of JM shoes I thrifted that are supremely comfortable but a bit beat up. I was wondering if I should just toss them when they're done or if I can do anything to get rid of the patches where the leather has seen better days. I don't mind them looking a little worn. They're obviously not going to be worn at interviews.

1. Differential polishing will bring them closer together. Also, store the lighter colored shoe in a box and leave the darker shoe exposed to light. That pair looks like one was a display model and was lightened by exposure to light while the other was tucked away in a box.

2. That shoe looks like it has not been polished. Apply a couple of rounds of brush polishing to them and answer the question for yourself. It is a bit roughed up but is an nice looking shoe. WABI (worn and broken in) is not always such a bad thing.
post #24400 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

You could start by wearing something not black like navy or grey or even khaki.


Do you wear black suits every day?

 

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.

post #24401 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bbhues View Post

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.

I don't think so, but I was wondering if the op did. I also don't think black and navy should be worn together if avoidable.
post #24402 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I don't think so, but I was wondering if the op did. I also don't think black and navy should be worn together if avoidable.

I think his point was that there is no particular reason to opt immediately for black, as it's versatility is oversold. As I said, I have two black coats, and one charcoal. Personally, I find charcoal to be the most versatile colour of suit. Though I think black outerwear is perfectoy lovely, I would say black is equally versatile. Unless you're going to have multiple coats, black is a good choice because it shows dirt the least.
post #24403 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I think his point was that there is no particular reason to opt immediately for black, as it's versatility is oversold. As I said, I have two black coats, and one charcoal. Personally, I find charcoal to be the most versatile colour of suit. Though I think black outerwear is perfectoy lovely, I would say black is equally versatile. Unless you're going to have multiple coats, black is a good choice because it shows dirt the least.
If you are only going to have one coat, I'd say charcoal. If you are going to have 2+, I'd have a black one.

J
post #24404 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post



If you are only going to have one coat, I'd say charcoal. If you are going to have 2+, I'd have a black one.



J

 




Are you guys referring to winter jackets? I would figure navy coats to be thest most versatile color since most people wear various shades of gray trousers + brown shoes. Do you guys think black coats go well with dark brown, merlot, walnut shades of brown shoes?
post #24405 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


1. Differential polishing will bring them closer together. Also, store the lighter colored shoe in a box and leave the darker shoe exposed to light. That pair looks like one was a display model and was lightened by exposure to light while the other was tucked away in a box.

2. That shoe looks like it has not been polished. Apply a couple of rounds of brush polishing to them and answer the question for yourself. It is a bit roughed up but is an nice looking shoe. WABI (worn and broken in) is not always such a bad thing.

Hey thanks!

 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post



If you are only going to have one coat, I'd say charcoal. If you are going to have 2+, I'd have a black one.



J

 




Are you guys referring to winter jackets? I would figure navy coats to be thest most versatile color since most people wear various shades of gray trousers + brown shoes. Do you guys think black coats go well with dark brown, merlot, walnut shades of brown shoes?

 

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.

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