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Hi, I am looking to buy a pair of shoes from a Spanish website that does not ship to the USA.  Is there some sort of service out there that allows me to have these shipped to a country like Spain or France, and then have them forwarded to me here in the US?   If so, about how much would this cost?  Any info would be  appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

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You need a proxy service.

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Fuck no, they are hideous.

 

Do you have the Carlyle or Park Avenues in black? If so, give them a high shine and wear those instead. If you're looking at C&J, get the Alex wholecut or Wembley plain toe.

 

Haha, pretty much what I was expecting. Thanks for the honesty. I'm not sure why I like them because I'm normally drawn to more classic looking shoes. I'll take a look at some wholecuts.

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A sexy wholecut...  G&G Sinatra, Edward Green Newbury, Enzo Bonafe, Carmina.   Black, Navy, Dark Burgundy

 

Thanks for the recommendations. Would a dark burgundy work with midnight blue? If you have any of the brands mentioned, where do you purchase from? I'm in Victoria, BC. I've looked at some places online but I'm a bit worried about getting hit with huge import fees.

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Black shoes with a tuxedo only.

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Thanks for the recommendations. Would a dark burgundy work with midnight blue? If you have any of the brands mentioned, where do you purchase from? I'm in Victoria, BC. I've looked at some places online but I'm a bit worried about getting hit with huge import fees.

 

In BC?  Leatherfoot in Toronto has Navy Shell Carmina Wholecuts.  

 

The rest will have to be imported most likely, and you will pay fees.  Their are less expensive options, when you said $1,000 I was using the full $1,000.  If you cant try those on (which you probably cant in BC) than don'[t bother.  A lot of $ to waste on a bad fit.  

 

 

Carmina Wholecut in Calf is a perfectly acceptable shoe.  Maybe even a BC dealer?  Should be one.

 

 

Go Black or Navy.  Navy at night or inside will look black anyways...  I'd rather have a Navy for after the wedding than a Black.    Also look @ J Fitzpatrick for a bit lesser $ option (same price as Carmina).  And they have some funky wholecut designs. 

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So uhh. Bought some pants I thought were quite nice without thinking how I'd wear them or what I'd wear them with.

What do you guys think? 

They're Ralph Lauren flat-front pants, white base with blue pin striping.

 

 

I like to think they suit me better than the model they use!

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Agreed, which is why I am considering a Filson rucksack for more casual days. They only get better with age.

 

I think a Filson is a pretty solid choice. My go-to backpack is the Bleecker by Coach. I recommend it highly, though it certainly isn't made of the rugged sort of leather like Saddleback. I used to be obsessed with getting a Saddleback bag because they're built with a longer lifespan than humans have. But, at the end of the day, they're not all that attractive to look at.

 

I just purchased the Waterfield Hardcase MacBook case. Thanks for the recommendation!

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I think a Filson is a pretty solid choice. My go-to backpack is the Bleecker by Coach. I recommend it highly, though it certainly isn't made of the rugged sort of leather like Saddleback. I used to be obsessed with getting a Saddleback bag because they're built with a longer lifespan than humans have. But, at the end of the day, they're not all that attractive to look at.

I just purchased the Waterfield Hardcase MacBook case. Thanks for the recommendation!

Nice, wear it in good health!
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So uhh. Bought some pants I thought were quite nice without thinking how I'd wear them or what I'd wear them with.

What do you guys think? 

They're Ralph Lauren flat-front pants, white base with blue pin striping.

 

 

I like to think they suit me better than the model they use!

Maybe a navy polo and boat shoes, but they look too much like orphaned pants from a seersucker suit to me to be of any significant versatility.

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Maybe a navy polo and boat shoes, but they look too much like orphaned pants from a seersucker suit to me to be of any significant versatility.


Thanks for the reply, will give it a try.

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Maybe a navy polo and boat shoes, but they look too much like orphaned pants from a seersucker suit to me to be of any significant versatility.

They are seersucker pants, and seersucker pants are very commonly worn on their own. Full seersucker suits are far less common than people wearing just the pants. Take it from a guy from the south. Seersucker is much more common down in the south and in DC than it is in Canada.

As for how to wear them- with a linen jacket, navy blazer, madras jacket, polo, or just a long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Boat shoes, penny loafers, canvas sneakers, bucks- white or otherwise. Either loud socks or none at all, of course. Odd seersucker trousers are a summer staple in the preppy/trad world. In multiple colors, btw. Blue, as you have, but I've also seen gray, pink, yellow, and more.
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They are seersucker pants, and seersucker pants are very commonly worn on their own. Full seersucker suits are far less common than people wearing just the pants. Take it from a guy from the south. Seersucker is much more common down in the south and in DC than it is in Canada.

As for how to wear them- with a linen jacket, navy blazer, madras jacket, polo, or just a long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Boat shoes, penny loafers, canvas sneakers, bucks- white or otherwise. Either loud socks or none at all, of course. Odd seersucker trousers are a summer staple in the preppy/trad world. In multiple colors, btw. Blue, as you have, but I've also seen gray, pink, yellow, and more.

Yes, I'm aware of that.

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They are seersucker pants, and seersucker pants are very commonly worn on their own. Full seersucker suits are far less common than people wearing just the pants. Take it from a guy from the south. Seersucker is much more common down in the south and in DC than it is in Canada.

As for how to wear them- with a linen jacket, navy blazer, madras jacket, polo, or just a long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Boat shoes, penny loafers, canvas sneakers, bucks- white or otherwise. Either loud socks or none at all, of course. Odd seersucker trousers are a summer staple in the preppy/trad world. In multiple colors, btw. Blue, as you have, but I've also seen gray, pink, yellow, and more.

 

Cool. Thanks for the suggestions, I will have a play around tonight.

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I don't get how this thread is supposed to function!  the posts can be referring to any of the questions that were recently asked.  There should be a way for each response to correspond to a specific question.  like sub-threads within.  Moderators?

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Yes, I'm aware of that.

Really?

You said that seersucker pants weren't versatile because they would look like orphans from a suit. That is simply not a remotely common view of seersucker pants in cultures or climates where they are worn. Nor is it in any way consistent with the traditions or history of the garment itself. Your post basically seemed to be completely ignorant of anything but a narrow stereotype of seersucker, and needed to be countered so that you didn't turn the other poster away from a perfectly acceptable mode of dress.
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Cool. Thanks for the suggestions, I will have a play around tonight.

Enjoy! And don't freeze!
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