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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Jacket off while driving.

 

Frequently.  But I also use the "@SugarButch method", whereby (assuming you're driving on the right i.e. a left hand drive car), the seatbelt goes under your tie and the right side of your jacket, and therefore only touches your jacket's left shoulder and your shirt.  As the man himself said, do it once and you'll wonder why you haven't been putting your seatbelt on that way forever.

post #26042 of 33197

Any suggestions on briefcases?  Max budget $500-$600, looking for leather.  Will be used for my tablet, notepads, files, etc.  Amount of stuff I have in there will vary day to day so I'd like something versatile (ie not slim).

post #26043 of 33197

If the shoulder to shoulder on my blazer is 20", how much longer should it be for an overcoat to account for the jacket?

post #26044 of 33197
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Three reasons not to get it:

 

1. The corrected grain, as you said.  Not the end of the world, but there are cheaper shoes with this kind of leather.  You can do better for the money.

 

2. They are cemented. Glued together.  That means rubbish.  I can't believe glued shoes cost this much.  Again, you can get more for less.

 

3.  What are they for?  The two reasons above mean they won't last well enough to justify the price, but I'm also wondering what the use was: they are a derby (open lacing), so a more casual shoe, and you didn't say which colour it was you had in mind.  Give us a clue.  Barker, and indeed Pediwear, have many shoes in the price range.  We can help, but tell us the purpose. :)

 

Thanks.

 

Yeah I'm looking for a burgundy derby, and indeed it's somewhat more casual. They are in academia, so... you know.

 

I just noticed the cement part of it; does this mean they cannot be repaired?

 

And yeah I looked in pediwear and just can't find something similar enough that's better. Just a bunch that are also CG.

 

Would you say that say, this, is a better pair?

 

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/110.php

 

I just ended up ordering it anyway I mean it's money but they really like the pair and I though, whatever, waste a bit of money for a temporary pair of shoes, we can buy more later.

 

Though you make it sound like it's a horrible horrible choice, so if you can give me your thoughts on that before they dispatch it I'd be grateful. =P

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Really, I've only been wearing/getting Loakes from Pediwear and they don't do burgundy really so I have no clue. I just want to please, help me out~

post #26047 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

 

Thanks.

 

Yeah I'm looking for a burgundy derby, and indeed it's somewhat more casual. They are in academia, so... you know.

 

I just noticed the cement part of it; does this mean they cannot be repaired?

 

And yeah I looked in pediwear and just can't find something similar enough that's better. Just a bunch that are also CG.

 

Would you say that say, this, is a better pair?

 

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/110.php

 

I just ended up ordering it anyway I mean it's money but they really like the pair and I though, whatever, waste a bit of money for a temporary pair of shoes, we can buy more later.

 

Though you make it sound like it's a horrible horrible choice, so if you can give me your thoughts on that before they dispatch it I'd be grateful. =P

 

Yes, this is better - the leather isn't much different, but it's cheaper. It's goodyear welted, meaning that it's sewn together and easier to repair when the sole wears out.  And it won't fall apart in the mean time.  I've had a pair very similar to this for over ten years.

post #26048 of 33197

Is it OK to wear a stark cardigan (navy) with cuffed mid-grey flannel trousers and mid-brown suede boots? Or is the cardigan and the boots too informal for the trousers?

post #26049 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Really, I've only been wearing/getting Loakes from Pediwear and they don't do burgundy really so I have no clue. I just want to please, help me out~

You've already bought them. How should we help you out?

And who is "they"? Are these shoes for more than one person?
post #26050 of 33197
Is wearing a tie with a chambray "workshirt" style shirt a bad look?
post #26051 of 33197

Yes. Unless it's a bootlace with a cow's head on it and you're performing with a steel guitar.

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For a material as light and breezy as cotton why are most cotton trousers/chinos I encounter so stiff and unpleasant to touch? Are there any trousers fully made from cotton that replicate the soft feel of wool?
post #26053 of 33197

Moleskins are softer.

 

But most cotton trousers will  be heavier as thin cotton creases so easily.  Same with linen - if it's too light, it won't hold any shape at all. 

post #26054 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post

Is it OK to wear a stark cardigan (navy) with cuffed mid-grey flannel trousers and mid-brown suede boots? Or is the cardigan and the boots too informal for the trousers?

Yes it's fine, I like it.
post #26055 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post
 

Is it OK to wear a stark cardigan (navy) with cuffed mid-grey flannel trousers and mid-brown suede boots? Or is the cardigan and the boots too informal for the trousers?


Better than OK, very classic look.

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