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post #28801 of 33197
^ never thought of it that way, sounds legit
post #28802 of 33197

I wasn't aware any of those materials got better with age, are you saying all my old faded thin ripped jeans were actually better than a new pair?

post #28803 of 33197
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Originally Posted by plainnerd View Post

I wasn't aware any of those materials got better with age, are you saying all my old faded thin ripped jeans were actually better than a new pair?

The fact that people are willing to pay a premium on denim to have someone else create the effects of the things you mentioned is testament to the fact that either people prefer this look to new denim or find it aesthetically pleasing in its own regard
post #28804 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Because millions of years of evolution has lead to much better materials than what people can come with in a single century of messing with plastics.



They are also meant to be maintained and regenerate. Leather and wool are constantly replacing themselves (well, when it still moos it does).

post #28805 of 33197

Hi, I was wondering if I should continue dressing up in a business casual work environment? I work in IT and my office is next to the President of the company. I notice that the people in the VP/Manager roles dress up, however most of the other employees dress casually (Dress pants, company logo shirt) I've been mostly wearing really nice dress shirts/dress pants and dress shoes but should I tone it down a little? 


Thank you

post #28806 of 33197
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Originally Posted by blake123abc View Post
 

Hi, I was wondering if I should continue dressing up in a business casual work environment? I work in IT and my office is next to the President of the company. I notice that the people in the VP/Manager roles dress up, however most of the other employees dress casually (Dress pants, company logo shirt) I've been mostly wearing really nice dress shirts/dress pants and dress shoes but should I tone it down a little? 


Thank you

 

Cliche, but dress for the job you want, be it IT or moving into managerial roles. I wouldn't treat proximity as a reason to change your dress code.

post #28807 of 33197
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Cliche, but dress for the job you want, be it IT or moving into managerial roles. I wouldn't treat proximity as a reason to change your dress code.

I don't think the axiom is accurate, but I think the op is fine dressing that way unless it makes them feel uncomfortable and too self conscious.
post #28808 of 33197

Hey guys, question about leather soles. I only have one pair of leather soled footwear, Frye boots to be exact, and I wore them for the first time the other night so soles are scratched and discolored. I was thinking of taking them to a cobbler for a topy, but was wondering if it was too late, or if not, should I clean the soles first? And if so, with what?

 

Thanks

post #28809 of 33197

 

 

I tried this Armani jacket on a few months ago but didn't purchase it. It was such an interesting take a sport coat I've been kicking myself ever since. Anyone know where I can find one for sale? I've looked online at the Armani store, but it's gone. Here is a Tweet by Armani with more info: https://twitter.com/armani/status/431425278879887362.

post #28810 of 33197

I've never really owned a pair of quality American-made shoes.  Is the AE 5th avenue considered a solid shoe?  Looking for something CBD-appropriate.  Would this fit the bill: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1_5737

 

Open to other suggestions of course. thanks.

post #28811 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bradp View Post

I've never really owned a pair of quality American-made shoes.  Is the AE 5th avenue considered a solid shoe?  Looking for something CBD-appropriate.  Would this fit the bill: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1_5737

Open to other suggestions of course. thanks.

If you're looking for "quality American-made (CBD-appropriate) shoes", Allen Edmonds and Alden are your best options. I think "solid" is a good description for the AE 5th Avenue. Many on this forum (and others) consider AE the best value in their price range. I don't follow the AE sales, but that appears to be a good price on shoes that definitely "fit the bill" as CBD-appropriate. Being in New York, it shouldn't be too hard to find a store where you can try them on and see if you like them; I would guess there are more than one AE-specific stores as well as several retailers that sell AE and other brands.

As for other options, it really depends on what you're comfortable spending. Meermin is a Spanish brand that is a similar price point to AE and has good reviews. I don't own any Meermin and can't speak to their quality; but based on what I've read, I'd certainly consider them. Here is a link to a thread about Meermin: http://www.styleforum.net/t/277707/meermin-mallorca-shoes
post #28812 of 33197

thanks SB.  Going to try some on in store this week.

post #28813 of 33197

MC Casual question, but a quick one so I figured I'd post it here: any thoughts on chino-cut uncreased wool trousers, strictly for casual, no-tie wear + loafer wear of course?

 

I've never encountered such, but ran across these that BR (shudder, I know) uses in their 'Aiden' fit chinos - so they're essentially wool chinos, I guess. The Aiden chinos they sell fit me so well that I use Luxire to replicate the fit with better fabrics; they're making me up some cords as I type this, but seeing this had me wondering about the whole no-crease wool pant for casual wear thing.

 

Thoughts? Again, strictly casual wear only, as a cords alternative in F/W.

 

 

Also: the size I use for replication by Luxire doesn't fit quite as skin tight as the ones in the photo.

post #28814 of 33197

^ If it makes any difference, I would be wearing them with casual SC's, but again, no tie - in the same manner as cords.

post #28815 of 33197

Hi,

 

First time poster, and couldn't find the answer elsewhere, so apologies if I have missed a similar thread.

 

I just received my first decent bonus, and I'd like to invest in a couple of decent suits. There is a Gieves & Hawkes nearby which has a sale on, offering RTW suits for c.£600 (USD 1000). Next door to it is a Suitsupply, where I could buy a suit at a similar price but it would be their top level tailoring service. This is a made to measure service, the details of which are set out in full here.

 

I'd appreciate it someone could offer me some guidance as to which of the above would be better suited to my needs (I'm looking for suits which can be worn on a daily basis, and will be buying extra trousers), and the pros/cons of each.  Alternatively, I'd be grateful if someone could suggest other options (e.g. Cad & the Dandy/A Suit that Fits).


Thank you,

 

CB

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