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Originally Posted by nbcaznmaster View Post
 

 

Mostly business casual.  Definitely no boots or loafers so it leaves McNeil, Park Ave, Cambridge, Leeds and Strand as the most likely options.  Relatively wide feet.  In the end, I'd really want to find a style that does the cordovan material justice.

In no order and knowledge of how AE's lasts fit: Macneil, Leeds and Strand.

 

Why can't you wear boots or loafers? Is it just your feet?

post #29492 of 33388
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Originally Posted by nbcaznmaster View Post

Mostly business casual.  Definitely no boots or loafers so it leaves McNeil, Park Ave, Cambridge, Leeds and Strand as the most likely options.  Relatively wide feet.  In the end, I'd really want to find a style that does the cordovan material justice.

I think it does boots the most justice.

Or get the strands.
post #29493 of 33388
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I think it does boots the most justice.

Or get the strands.


You spelled "longwings" wrong.

post #29494 of 33388

Ok, I am a complete newbie to all of the intricacies of men's fashion, specifically bespoke.  I know what looks good on me and what I like, but as far as the details I'm clueless.  Is there some sort of beginner's guide, or some good articles to get me started so I do not look like a complete idiot.  

 

Thanks! 

post #29495 of 33388
Assuming you're not working on wall street or at a law firm, can one pull of edgy colored shoes for business casual? I'm talking oxfords/lace-ups, etc in metallic, blue, green or other fun colors.

Are they inherently something that will get you called in to the HR office or all this is about how it's put together with the entire outfit?

Black and brown shoes get boring after a while.
post #29496 of 33388
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Originally Posted by superseiyan View Post

Assuming you're not working on wall street or at a law firm, can one pull of edgy colored shoes for business casual? I'm talking oxfords/lace-ups, etc in metallic, blue, green or other fun colors.

Are they inherently something that will get you called in to the HR office or all this is about how it's put together with the entire outfit?

Black and brown shoes get boring after a while.

I would be interested in hearing the answer too.
What about spectators ?

post #29497 of 33388

Metallic is not a good look for men's shoes, but blues, greens, and reds (particularly burgundy) can be pulled off if in a darker colour and conservative style otherwise.  Suede looks particularly nice with those colours, but blue calf is a reasonable choice.  Also consider white bucks (brick red soles or welted leather) and brown or black spectators/saddle shoes for summer.  Don't go for contrast soles or laces in non-standard (especially not bright) colours, it generally looks tacky.  Similarly, stay away from non-standard colourful spectators.

post #29498 of 33388
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Originally Posted by superseiyan View Post

Assuming you're not working on wall street or at a law firm, can one pull of edgy colored shoes for business casual? I'm talking oxfords/lace-ups, etc in metallic, blue, green or other fun colors.

Are they inherently something that will get you called in to the HR office or all this is about how it's put together with the entire outfit?

Black and brown shoes get boring after a while.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Feryll View Post
 

I would be interested in hearing the answer too.
What about spectators ?


I think this really depends on your industry and how conservative/liberal it is, if one is in something like a creative or IT position, I don't see why not. If one regularly meets with clients face to face, I'd stick with a more conservative shoe.

 

That said, I also agree with DeadAngle; not sure what is meant by metallic colour.

post #29499 of 33388
I operate a custom clothing company and I'm looking for another vendor to manufacture my suits and shirts.

Any recommendations?

I already know of

Trinity,
Adrian Jules,
Martin Greenfield,
Red Collar,
Lambton,
John Daniels,
English American.

I 'm looking for someone who does a fully canvassed garment with good quality.

Any recommendations appreciated
Edited by Cipollini - 1/11/15 at 6:15am
post #29500 of 33388

I just purchased these shoes. http://unipair.com/product/jalan-sriwijaya-98502/

 

Jalan Sriwijaya 98502

Model : 98502

Upper : Calf

Outsole : Single Leather Soles

Last : M02

Color :  Dark Brown

Construction : Goodyear Welted 

 

Jalan Sriwijaya 98502

 

I'm wondering what the first steps are in caring for and conditioning them.

 

I'm looking for more specific info for shoe care products if possible. I'm familiar with taking are of boots but not a decent pair of shoes.

 

I have some Huberd's Boot and Saddle Soap, Huberd's Shoe Oil, and some Red Wing All Natural Leather Conditioner. Is any of this stuff suitable for using on shoes (the Red Wing Conditioner says "Do not use on fine leathers"... Are these shoes of mine fine leather?

 

Thanks!

post #29501 of 33388

Is this blend acceptable for a winter coat ?
 70% Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Cashmere

post #29502 of 33388
I assume if I wear suede shoes my belt should also be suede. Is that correct?
post #29503 of 33388
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Originally Posted by Feryll View Post

Is this blend acceptable for a winter coat ?
70% Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Cashmere

It's fine.
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Originally Posted by bradp View Post

I assume if I wear suede shoes my belt should also be suede. Is that correct?

Not necessary.
post #29504 of 33388
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Originally Posted by Feryll View Post

Is this blend acceptable for a winter coat ?
 70% Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Cashmere

Believe me, you do not want 100% cashmere.

Very very fragile.
post #29505 of 33388
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Originally Posted by Wretchard View Post

I just purchased these shoes. http://unipair.com/product/jalan-sriwijaya-98502/

Jalan Sriwijaya 98502



Model : 98502



Upper : Calf



Outsole : Single Leather Soles



Last : M02



Color :  Dark Brown



Construction : Goodyear Welted 



 



98502-DB-1.jpg




I'm wondering what the first steps are in caring for and conditioning them.

I'm looking for more specific info for shoe care products if possible. I'm familiar with taking are of boots but not a decent pair of shoes.

I have some Huberd's Boot and Saddle Soap, Huberd's Shoe Oil, and some Red Wing All Natural Leather Conditioner. Is any of this stuff suitable for using on shoes (the Red Wing Conditioner says "Do not use on fine leathers"... Are these shoes of mine fine leather?

Thanks!

Yup, that's what would probably be considered fine leather. You need to get yourself some brown shoe polish. Your basic choice is between cream (little jar) and wax (flat tin)- cream will nourish the leather more, but offer less protection and shine. Wax gives you protection and more shine, but it's not as good as keeping the leather nourished. If you use wax, using a conditioner like lexol every few polishes is a good idea, though not strictly necessary. Lots of people alternate between cream and wax for the benefits of both, though with pretty much any polish the most important thing is that you polish regularly. Oh, and stay away from liquid polishes and those with silicone. Those are both ways to get a high gloss shine quickly, but sustained use isn't really great for the leather.

Check out the shoe care thread for more discussions on how to polish, brands, and whatnot. But really, you're fine grabbing a tin of Kiwi. It's actually decent stuff.
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