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post #26281 of 30094

Yeah, I'm looking at some lightweight summer sports jackets at about $80 and wondering if it's worth trying.  Thanks for the guidance - I'll probably pass.

post #26282 of 30094
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Maybe this is a silly question (given that, in general, you often tend to get what you pay for), but: as a non-American, I know nothing at all about "Jos A Bank".  I'm looking at 75% reductions on sports jackets and the like and wondering if it's worth a go.  Is this fused rubbish, or passable as a minimum standard?  And how do their sizes run?

If you already have a wardrobe, I would pass. If you are a college grad with his first job he needs a suit for...

J
post #26283 of 30094

@mimo, some of their made in mexico suits are tailored with zegna cloth. Obviously, that says nothing for the cut, but the fabric can be nice.

 

So a question: I've been looking for black chelsea boots and found these online. Are these too dressy to wear with say... jeans and also wear with a suit or slacks? Does the captoe etc make these too casual?
 

post #26284 of 30094

I don't like that particular arrangement of captoes, and the folks on here who vastly outdress me and like their chelseas aren't particularly fond of anything other than the plain kind.

 

If you can swing getting the LE ones very cheaply, that might not be a bad idea. Mine are holding up fine (like most of my shoes, they get hard wear and decent care), and I'm happy with them for the $70 I paid, but they'd be a great deal if they feel below $60. They run a touch wide. I do wish I'd had a topy put on mine first thing, since as far as I can tell, they're blake-stitched with a bonwelt. They have low-quality full grain leather. I'd say the styling is right on, and quality wise they're probably a cut or two above Aldo (these have leather soles, leather lining, gross synthetic insole).

 

Mimo, Joey Banks doesn't deserve you.

post #26285 of 30094
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I don't like that particular arrangement of captoes, and the folks on here who vastly outdress me and like their chelseas aren't particularly fond of anything other than the plain kind.

 

If you can swing getting the LE ones very cheaply, that might not be a bad idea. Mine are holding up fine (like most of my shoes, they get hard wear and decent care), and I'm happy with them for the $70 I paid, but they'd be a great deal if they feel below $60. They run a touch wide. I do wish I'd had a topy put on mine first thing, since as far as I can tell, they're blake-stitched with a bonwelt. They have low-quality full grain leather. I'd say the styling is right on, and quality wise they're probably a cut or two above Aldo (these have leather soles, leather lining, gross synthetic insole).

 

Mimo, Joey Banks doesn't deserve you.

 

Yeah, I think going plain might be the best option.

LE=Lands end?

I might check out ASOS as well since a user here recommended them for the price. I wish the PRL Newent chelsea's weren't sold out in my size. They're a great price (110) for the shoes. Same with the suede jodhpurs, which are about 150. Sigh.

 

What is this style of wingtip called? I bought them without quite realizing that the third row of perforations was totally different. I'm not totally sure how I feel about it, but I kind of like how different it is from anything else.

 

post #26286 of 30094

Yep, Lands' End.

 

Deez:

 

http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-fulton-chelsea-boots/id_228833

 

Those shoes are okay, but I was just polishing a pair of light colored wingtips without a medallion that I have, and I thought to myself "I don't want another pair of tan shoes without a medallion on the toe, because they show a lot of scuffs." Those are darker than mine. Those are some kind of full-brogue balmoral, but I can't give you more than that (there's an interesting thread right now on Foo's bespoke bals).

 

They're also a little more worn than I'd buy for real money without a try-on, but I'm touchy about such things.

post #26287 of 30094

So I had my fitting for my wedding shoes. They fit great and only need minor adjustments on the vamp which is encouraging. The thing is..

 

I mentioned to the cordwainer that I was a little disappointed in the color as I was expecting a light grey/blue which could get some antiquing with the finish. Instead it is a very dark grey that indoors looks black and outdoors looks just dark grey.

 

He said that he would be able to add blue dye to the leather before applying the finish which would make the it come lut a bit more how I expected. 

 

Is this ok? dying calf leather again after making the shoe sounds a bit like a hack job but I have no idea. Any input whether I should give the go ahead would be appreciated.

post #26288 of 30094
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

Yep, Lands' End.

 

Deez:

 

http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-fulton-chelsea-boots/id_228833

 

Those shoes are okay, but I was just polishing a pair of light colored wingtips without a medallion that I have, and I thought to myself "I don't want another pair of tan shoes without a medallion on the toe, because they show a lot of scuffs." Those are darker than mine. Those are some kind of full-brogue balmoral, but I can't give you more than that (there's an interesting thread right now on Foo's bespoke bals).

 

They're also a little more worn than I'd buy for real money without a try-on, but I'm touchy about such things.


Yeah, I was looking for a pair brown wingtips for a bit and I almost wanted something without a medallion. I have a pair of tan double monks wingtips with a medallion and a pair of AE walnut daltons with the same style. I figured I'd go for something more dressy and formal looking. I got both these shoes and a pair of AE penny's for 100 shipped so I think I did okay! Now just looking for black chelsea's!

post #26289 of 30094
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Yeah, I think going plain might be the best option.


LE=Lands end?


I might check out ASOS as well since a user here recommended them for the price. I wish the PRL Newent chelsea's weren't sold out in my size. They're a great price (110) for the shoes. Same with the suede jodhpurs, which are about 150. Sigh.

What is this style of wingtip called? I bought them without quite realizing that the third row of perforations was totally different. I'm not totally sure how I feel about it, but I kind of like how different it is from anything else.



I would call them quarter brogues.

J
post #26290 of 30094
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

@mimo
, some of their made in mexico suits are tailored with zegna cloth. Obviously, that says nothing for the cut, but the fabric can be nice.

So a question: I've been looking for black chelsea boots and found these online. Are these too dressy to wear with say... jeans and also wear with a suit or slacks? Does the captoe etc make these too casual?

 


FWIW I absolutely love my black Prada Chelsea boots, and got them for far less than the $800 sticker price.

Chelsea boots are not a necessity, so you have the luxury of waiting until you get a great deal.

J
post #26291 of 30094
^^ those aren't quarter brogues
post #26292 of 30094
Ok, how would you classify them?

J
post #26293 of 30094

My comment was more so about the fact that the broguing pattern, especially by the ankle, is different on these than almost all the wingtips that I've seen pictures of lately.

post #26294 of 30094
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Ok, how would you classify them?

J


Just because I know what they aren't doesn't mean I know what they are. It isn't an austerity brogue, nor a half or semi brogue. I guess I'd call it a wingtip without a toe medallion. I don't particularly like them.
post #26295 of 30094
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post


Just because I know what they aren't doesn't mean I know what they are. It isn't an austerity brogue, nor a half or semi brogue. I guess I'd call it a wingtip without a toe medallion. I don't particularly like them.

Why's that? Curious. I know you're not a fan of AE's in general.

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