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post #27841 of 33197
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

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.

Exactly. Stock with black and either burgundy or a dark to med brown.
post #27842 of 33197

I have three questions.  Thanks in advance!

 

Q1.  Matching Suit with Shoe Color Question:  For a summer wedding I have an unlined wool dark navy blue suit. I'm thinking a woven shoe would complete the look. For color Light Tan or Chocolate Brown? Samples below.

 

 

Q2. Aforementioned suit has makeup on the sleeve. I wipe it and the makeup spreads. How do I remove makeup from lightweight wool?

 

 

 

 

Q3.  My loafers had leather ties to make a knot. I broke one. Can it be repaired? What do I do?

 

post #27843 of 33197

one of my best friend's wedding is coming up, and some of the fellow groomsmen are now shopping for shirts and suits.

some of their choices are, should I say, questionable - i.e. dark blue shirt and a black suit with red tie.

 

the wedding invitations mentioned no dress code, but everyone is expected to be dressed accordingly. I myself will don a navy suit, white shirt, black oxfords and a glen-plaid tie.

 

so my question is - should I educate these gentlemen on the subject of proper wedding guest attire, or should I let it go? 

post #27844 of 33197
You could advise them but don't force the issue.

At the last wedding I attended I was forced to swap out a Kiton tie for a 4cm wide polyester red thing as all the gents close to the groom had one. Of course all you can do is smile and accept as it's their day - not yours.
post #27845 of 33197

Hey folks,

 

Anyone know of a spot in NYC I can buy various jacket buttons (horn, leather, etc...)?

 

Thanks!

post #27846 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 9thsymph View Post

Hey folks,

Anyone know of a spot in NYC I can buy various jacket buttons (horn, leather, etc...)?

Tender Buttons
http://tenderbuttons-nyc.com/
post #27847 of 33197
guys. wedding in sonoma county, california in less than 2 weeks.

i have a suit that fits me well. its nothing crazy, just a suit supply napoli in navy. im sure this will be fine for the wedding - if not a bit hot.

where im tripping up is for the rehearsal dinner. i don't really own too much in the way of dressier clothes and the stuff i do have is more work-oriented.

based on some recommendations in another thread here, i was told brown shoes, light gray trousers, blue shirt and a sport jacket would look good.

thoughts on this? additionally, what brands make a night, lightweight trouser that won't break the bank but are of decent quality?

thank you all!
post #27848 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 9thsymph View Post

Anyone know of a spot in NYC I can buy various jacket buttons (horn, leather, etc...)?

Tender Buttons
143 E. 62nd St.
New York, NY 10065

phone: (212) 758-7004
fax: (212) 319-8474

website: tenderbuttons-nyc.com
email: info@tenderbuttons-nyc.com

shop hours: M-F 10:30 - 6:00, Sat 10:30 - 5:30


Oop, I didn't realize Fred G. Unn had already answered. Well, at least I provided some additional information. Tender Buttons really is the button store in NYC. Although admittedly, there are a few places, especially (obviously) in the garment district, worth visiting, if one is in the city and simply wants to do a button tour. Sadly, some have closed in recent years - Greenberg & Hammer shut its doors about 3 years ago, after a 90+ year existence; NYC's garment district just isn't what it once was, what with higher rents, overseas outsourcing, etc. Others continue to thrive, like M&J Trimming and Pacific Trimming. But Tender Buttons would be my #1 choice.
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 6/2/14 at 11:13am
post #27849 of 33197
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

guys. wedding in sonoma county, california in less than 2 weeks.

i have a suit that fits me well. its nothing crazy, just a suit supply napoli in navy. im sure this will be fine for the wedding - if not a bit hot.

where im tripping up is for the rehearsal dinner. i don't really own too much in the way of dressier clothes and the stuff i do have is more work-oriented.

based on some recommendations in another thread here, i was told brown shoes, light gray trousers, blue shirt and a sport jacket would look good.

thoughts on this? additionally, what brands make a night, lightweight trouser that won't break the bank but are of decent quality?

thank you all!

J crew.

post #27850 of 33197
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

guys. wedding in sonoma county, california in less than 2 weeks [...] what brands make a night, lightweight trouser that won't break the bank but are of decent quality?
With less than 2 weeks until the wedding, I'd be reluctant to risk ordering online, given additional alterations time, and the possibility of a delay in shipping or delivery.

So it could be your best move is to buy locally. And as you've neglected to say where you're located, it's not really possible to say from whom you should buy for locally.

FWIW, while all trousers are certainly NOT created equal, I've long believed that proper fit matters much more than does almost anything else. So find something that looks basically acceptable, have the hopefully minor alterations done by a tailor who knows what he's doing, and you'll likely be fine.

As something of an aside, I own a couple of pairs of Lands' End Year'rounder trousers, which were inexpensive and have served me perfectly well. You might be able to find them locally, or buy them online either for the upcoming wedding (if you're willing to do mail order) or against some future need (since it's not usually a bad idea to have a couple of pairs of decent pants).

Given that your only suit is a Suit Supply Napoli, you would presumably want the tailored fit Year'rounder. I prefer traditional fit, fwiw. Anyway, particularly when on sale, and with a coupon (and LE is always running sales and offering coupons/codes), they're likely worth considering.
post #27851 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?

 

 

Scroll back a few pages.  

 

$600 will also buy you one pair of Vass, just.  Now that would be quite a place to start.

 

A little less, try J Fitzpatrick.  A lot less, try the ones suggested above, or if you're very patient, Meermin.

post #27852 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

As something of an aside, I own a couple of pairs of Lands' End Year'rounder trousers, which were inexpensive and have served me perfectly well.

I'm going to second this. The LE Tailored Fit Year'rounders are a pleasant surprise, affordable and a trim but comfortable fit.
post #27853 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Tender Buttons
http://tenderbuttons-nyc.com/
Thanks!
post #27854 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Tender Buttons
143 E. 62nd St.
New York, NY 10065

phone: (212) 758-7004
fax: (212) 319-8474

website: tenderbuttons-nyc.com
email: info@tenderbuttons-nyc.com

shop hours: M-F 10:30 - 6:00, Sat 10:30 - 5:30


Oop, I didn't realize Fred G. Unn had already answered. Well, at least I provided some additional information. Tender Buttons really is the button store in NYC. Although admittedly, there are a few places, especially (obviously) in the garment district, worth visiting, if one is in the city and simply wants to do a button tour. Sadly, some have closed in recent years - Greenberg & Hammer shut its doors about 3 years ago, after a 90+ year existence; NYC's garment district just isn't what it once was, what with higher rents, overseas outsourcing, etc. Others continue to thrive, like M&J Trimming and Pacific Trimming. But Tender Buttons would be my #1 choice.
Thanks!
post #27855 of 33197
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Originally Posted by wing8tesqw View Post
 

I have three questions.  Thanks in advance!

 

Q1.  Matching Suit with Shoe Color Question:  For a summer wedding I have an unlined wool dark navy blue suit. I'm thinking a woven shoe would complete the look. For color Light Tan or Chocolate Brown? Samples below.

 

 

 

Q2. Aforementioned suit has makeup on the sleeve. I wipe it and the makeup spreads. How do I remove makeup from lightweight wool?

 

 

 

 

 

Q3.  My loafers had leather ties to make a knot. I broke one. Can it be repaired? What do I do?

 

 

Q1: No, a woven shoe would be a bad idea. But a tan woven shoe would be very bad. Dark brown.

Q2: Dry cleaner, surely?

Q3: Cobbler, but you may be out of luck. I don't really know.

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