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I want to buy Allen Edmonds shoe polish, a shoe brush and some shoe trees. I live in Ottawa, what is the best place to get these from? Allen Edmonds only ships via UPS to Canada and I had bad experience with them trying to overcharge duty so I want to order somewhere else. Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by Tabithare View Post

I want to buy Allen Edmonds shoe polish, a shoe brush and some shoe trees. I live in Ottawa, what is the best place to get these from? Allen Edmonds only ships via UPS to Canada and I had bad experience with them trying to overcharge duty so I want to order somewhere else. Thanks in advance!

Why do you feel like you need Allen Edmonds shoe polish / shoe brush / shoe trees? They do not "make" any of these items. You would be better off (or at least, in the same position) picking up some woodlore shoe trees and some Saphir shoe polish.

Branded shoe polish is, for the most part, B.S.
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When the neck and side label don't say, how does one tell where an item was made from? I bougbt a Ralph Lauren blue label fair isle sweater but I can't figure out where it's made in.

Smell.

But seriously, I can check my Ralph Lauren blue label fair isle sweater tonight and see if mine has a label. IIRC, it was Made in Italy.
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Smell.

But seriously, I can check my Ralph Lauren blue label fair isle sweater tonight and see if mine has a label. IIRC, it was Made in Italy.

Thanks, looking forward to hearing back
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Hello, everybody. Recently I have bought this suit

 

http://eu.suitsupply.com/en/suits/napoli-navy-pinstripe/P1105-JD.html

 

Do you think it's ok to wear it in a job interview? Because I heard all kind opinions about pinestripe suits.

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Although not ideal, I do not think it is a huge issue. I have seen far, far, far worse suits worn to interviews. If you are trying to buy THE interview suit--this is not it. However, considering what most people wear to interviews, I would not be too concerned.
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Hello, everybody. Recently I have bought this suit

http://eu.suitsupply.com/en/suits/napoli-navy-pinstripe/P1105-JD.html

Do you think it's ok to wear it in a job interview? Because I heard all kind opinions about pinestripe suits.

It's a great suit for a job interview in almost any industry.
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Noob here. Is there a preferred app for this forum or do you generally use your browser to navigate the forum?
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Question gets asked all over, I'm sure, but oh well.

 

About to graduate college and need to get a couple blazers / sportcoats for work. I was thinking blue and brown, for versatility.

 

For my blue blazer, I was looking at the suitsupply Havana and Hudson, as well as Howard Yount and Brooks Brothers. I like the cuts of the SS and HY blazers better, but they have patch pockets. Do you guys think they would make for good versatile all-round blazers, despite patch pockets? Does anyone have any experience with them?

 

FWIW, I will be working in an extremely casual industry.

 

Thanks!

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Noob here. Is there a preferred app for this forum or do you generally use your browser to navigate the forum?

I just use browser.
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Originally Posted by novaeagle View Post

Question gets asked all over, I'm sure, but oh well.

About to graduate college and need to get a couple blazers / sportcoats for work. I was thinking blue and brown, for versatility.

For my blue blazer, I was looking at the suitsupply Havana and Hudson, as well as Howard Yount and Brooks Brothers. I like the cuts of the SS and HY blazers better, but they have patch pockets. Do you guys think they would make for good versatile all-round blazers, despite patch pockets? Does anyone have any experience with them?

FWIW, I will be working in an extremely casual industry.

Thanks!

Although this question is fairly frequently asked, because you have done some due diligence, I think it more than merits a reply! Plus, your question is a bit more nuanced than most.

And I think that patch pockets are absolutely fine. I don't think anyone has ever even noticed my patch pockets to be honest.

DWW wrote this a little while ago, and I thought it was apropos to your question:

Young woman in her early 20s: "You look really dressed up today."

Our protagonist Xancatrius: "No, no. This is a casual suit, which you can tell from the soft shoulders, triple patch pockets, spalla camicia sleevehead, and more textured fabric. This is actually what's known as a district checked tweed, which derives from British country life -- a very stark contrast to the more city suits that might be worn with white business shirts and dark colored foulards. I've paired this with other casual, rustic things, such as a tattersall shirt, wool challis necktie, and solid cream pocket square. I had this jacket made when I was in Naples -- a city known for its casual tailoring. Their work actually dates back to Vincenzo Attolini, who was the head cutter at Rubinacci in the early 20th century. He took all the stuffing out of suits to make them look and feel more comfortable. Everything about what I'm wearing denotes casual."

Young woman in her early 20s: "Oh. Ok."

No one knows about your patch pockets, but you.

Here is a mid-blue jacket I own that has patch pockets--I assure you, the only person who will notice them is a person who is looking for them. And a brown suit that has patch pockets.

On the other hand... triple patch can be a bit dandified.



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Thank you so much! As an aside, I really like that true blue jacket... might be #3 on my list after I secure my first two and a more well-rounded biz-caz wardrobe. I'm severely lacking in quite literally every aspect of that wardrobe, coming from college, but have saved enough to at least have 7-8 core outfits... I'll be doing quite a bit of laundry!

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Thank you so much! As an aside, I really like that true blue jacket... might be #3 on my list after I secure my first two and a more well-rounded biz-caz wardrobe. I'm severely lacking in quite literally every aspect of that wardrobe, coming from college, but have saved enough to at least have 7-8 core outfits... I'll be doing quite a bit of laundry!

No problem--I am a recent-ish grad myself, so I understand the struggle. I have gone a very arduous route though--I have slowly been acquiring "staples" over the last 4 years or so, and just now have I got to the point where I have a fairly respectable wardrobe.

If your work does not "require" you to dress up, I would suggest focusing on quality (to an extent--maybe not so much as I did).

Oh, and I see you are in Alabama... Buck fama biggrin.gif.

-Tigers Fan.
post #29174 of 33298
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Originally Posted by Tabithare View Post

I want to buy Allen Edmonds shoe polish, a shoe brush and some shoe trees. I live in Ottawa, what is the best place to get these from? Allen Edmonds only ships via UPS to Canada and I had bad experience with them trying to overcharge duty so I want to order somewhere else. Thanks in advance!


Just buy shoe polish from Leatherfoot.

post #29175 of 33298
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Originally Posted by Delf View Post
 

Hello, everybody. Recently I have bought this suit

 

http://eu.suitsupply.com/en/suits/napoli-navy-pinstripe/P1105-JD.html

 

Do you think it's ok to wear it in a job interview? Because I heard all kind opinions about pinestripe suits.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Although not ideal, I do not think it is a huge issue. I have seen far, far, far worse suits worn to interviews. If you are trying to buy THE interview suit--this is not it. However, considering what most people wear to interviews, I would not be too concerned.


+1

 

That pinstripe is hardly noticeable in the picture from a distance. White or light blue/pink shirt, shined black shoes and conservative tie and you're good to go! Good luck with the interview.

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