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Not what I am wearing today, but I came across this Vintage Van Gils and love the lapels. My question: Is this classic menswear or is this Disco-level/cheesy looking jacket.

It's classic and it looks great. But it needs some tailoring around your waist and hips.
post #27827 of 33197
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Why is there no comments section at putthison.com?

post #27828 of 33197

With a $600 dress shoe budget and absolutely no dress shoes to start with, would you

A. Get one brown AE shoe and one black shoe from say, DSW

B. Get a brown, black, walnut, and burgundy shoe from again, DSW

C. Get one brown AE shoe, put 2nd black AE shoe on credit card

D. Something else?

 

I would think getting high quality shoes slowly would be better than getting many "decent" shoes, but I also know wearing the same shoe too frequently isn't good. What do you think?

post #27829 of 33197
Have a look at AE seconds, I think they are below the $250 mark.
Otherwise have a look at the marketplace.
post #27830 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Hammi View Post

With a $600 dress shoe budget and absolutely no dress shoes to start with, would you
A. Get one brown AE shoe and one black shoe from say, DSW
B. Get a brown, black, walnut, and burgundy shoe from again, DSW
C. Get one brown AE shoe, put 2nd black AE shoe on credit card
D. Something else?

I would think getting high quality shoes slowly would be better than getting many "decent" shoes, but I also know wearing the same shoe too frequently isn't good. What do you think?

Personally I love my AE Clifton captoes, which retail for just under $300. I'd buy those and then shop for the other pair from Meermin, Loake, Brooks Brothers, etc.
post #27831 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

Have a look at AE seconds, I think they are below the $250 mark.
Otherwise have a look at the marketplace.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post


Personally I love my AE Clifton captoes, which retail for just under $300. I'd buy those and then shop for the other pair from Meermin, Loake, Brooks Brothers, etc.

Two great answers. Cliftons look great, gonna check the stores you mentioned too. I didn't even know we had a market place here. 

post #27832 of 33197
Also, the Cliftons are Derbies/Bluchers, so depending on what you are looking for, they might be too casual.
post #27833 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

Also, the Cliftons are Derbies/Bluchers, so depending on what you are looking for, they might be too casual.

What situation would those be too casual for? 

post #27834 of 33197
For suits and rather conservative working environments.

Here is a good start to see which shoes fit which environment:
post #27835 of 33197
Surely you didn't mean to categorically state that Cliftons shouldn't be worn with suits.
post #27836 of 33197

Hi guys, newbie here. I'm 21 year old, just graduated university recently. I am currently looking for jobs and I am looking to invest in a couple of well fitting suits. I was wondering which tailor would be a good place to start for some MTM or bespoke suit in London, I know Saville Row is famous for bespoke men's wear, any recommendation?

post #27837 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Hammi View Post

With a $600 dress shoe budget and absolutely no dress shoes to start with, would you
A. Get one brown AE shoe and one black shoe from say, DSW
B. Get a brown, black, walnut, and burgundy shoe from again, DSW
C. Get one brown AE shoe, put 2nd black AE shoe on credit card
D. Something else?

I would think getting high quality shoes slowly would be better than getting many "decent" shoes, but I also know wearing the same shoe too frequently isn't good. What do you think?

If you are considering AE, there is no risk trying seconds. If you find a flaw unacceptable, just return them.

Since you are interested in a black shoe, AE's cap toe oxford (ParkvAvenue) is almost always one of the featured shoes during the annual Nordstrum's anniversary sales (starting in about 5-6 weeks. These will be first quality shoes for about 1/3 off. That would make PA's (and other featured shoes) about $239 this summer. You could get black PA's and something else in brown, plus a couple pair of shoe trees, and still be within your budget.
post #27838 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


If you are considering AE, there is no risk trying seconds. If you find a flaw unacceptable, just return them.

Since you are interested in a black shoe, AE's cap toe oxford (ParkvAvenue) is almost always one of the featured shoes during the annual Nordstrum's anniversary sales (starting in about 5-6 weeks. These will be first quality shoes for about 1/3 off. That would make PA's (and other featured shoes) about $239 this summer. You could get black PA's and something else in brown, plus a couple pair of shoe trees, and still be within your budget.

Looks like this sale is legendary. Thanks, I'll be the first one in my store this July 18th. 

Will Nordstrom sell the shoe trees? I've never bought them before; I'm guessing as long as you have the correct size any trees will do?

post #27839 of 33197
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

Surely you didn't mean to categorically state that Cliftons shouldn't be worn with suits.

If the suit is not really formal then they are fine, but in a formal environment, I would not wear them.
post #27840 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Hammi View Post

With a $600 dress shoe budget and absolutely no dress shoes to start with, would you
A. Get one brown AE shoe and one black shoe from say, DSW
B. Get a brown, black, walnut, and burgundy shoe from again, DSW
C. Get one brown AE shoe, put 2nd black AE shoe on credit card
D. Something else?

I would think getting high quality shoes slowly would be better than getting many "decent" shoes, but I also know wearing the same shoe too frequently isn't good. What do you think?
I agree with others that the Nordstrom anniversary sale is a good way to get 2 pairs of AEs in your budget. I would skip walnut for the time being though. They are not very versatile. Wait until you have 5 or so pairs of shoes before you even consider walnut.
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