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post #30046 of 33197
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

Is it just me or do mainly Filipino men work at their stands? 3 of the ones I've been to have had Filipino shoeshine men. Very curious.
I think it somewhat unlikely that Nordstrom lists "Filipino ethnicity," as a qualification for the job. smile.gif

Such being the case, and especially if the 3 stands you've been to happen to be the same general geographic area, I'd assume it's nothing more than some mixture of coincidence and local demographics. (Are these stands in an area with a significant Filipino population?) It certainly doesn't apply to my local Nordstrom (in Baltimore County, Maryland).

Of course, since you've neglected to give any indication of your location, I can't really offer much more than that.
post #30047 of 33197

I think two patch hip pockets with welted breast pocket looks fine and I prefer it.

post #30048 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


I think it somewhat unlikely that Nordstrom lists "Filipino ethnicity," as a qualification for the job. smile.gif

Such being the case, and especially if the 3 stands you've been to happen to be the same general geographic area, I'd assume it's nothing more than some mixture of coincidence and local demographics. (Are these stands in an area with a significant Filipino population?) It certainly doesn't apply to my local Nordstrom (in Baltimore County, Maryland).

Of course, since you've neglected to give any indication of your location, I can't really offer much more than that.

I live in the very South Bay Area, so it's quite diverse. I've just found it funny that every time I go it's men of that ethnicity. I have nothing against it - my best friend is Filipino. And I'm sure they don't put it in their job quals (kidding :]  ). I was just curious cause it's a sociological thing, that being my major back in school.

 

@justridiculous that must be the key :nodding: 

 

 

Humor aside, I'm just happy if I can find someone that will consistently take care of my shoes well. I usually pay 50% of the actual cost in tip so it ends up being 20-30 each time. I'm afraid of them discriminating against me because they may feel i don't pay enough at $2.50/pair.

post #30049 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Belissarius View Post

So I recently bought these boots but everyone I know at school keeps saying that they look AWFULL...They dont mean that the boots dont match with the rest of my clothes because i know how to match them properly, they simply mean that the boots are ugly. I spent lots of money on them so I want to know what you think... here is a picture...thank you. (ps the picture shows a newer version of the boots, my boots do not have that piece of leather that is used to wrap the shoelaces around the boot. Also my boots are slightly less shiny than they appear in this picture)
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I'd say these are more Streetwear & Denim. I personally don't like them.
post #30050 of 33197
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Originally Posted by MarkyB View Post

^ The polish will fill in all the pores. Looks like you want to open the pores up instead and let them air out. Try mink oil/saphir rejuvie/similar product.
Thanks MarkyB. Will try that
post #30051 of 33197
is 2 pairs of shoes "enough" for the 5-day work week?

i know 3+ is optimal, but is wearing a pair every other day OK or will they break down quickly?

thanks!
post #30052 of 33197
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

is 2 pairs of shoes "enough" for the 5-day work week?!
It's fine. Assuming you take proper care of your shoes (so when they get wet, no drying them on the radiator or in the microwave), they will not fall apart if you wear them 2-3 times per week. The major advantage of having a third (or fourth, or fifth, or etc.) pair, is that you'll have a wider range of footwear from which to choose when you get dressed in the morning.
post #30053 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

... The major advantage of having a third (or fourth, or fifth, or etc.) pair, is that you'll have a wider range of footwear from which to choose when you get dressed in the morning.

Respectfully, I think the major advantage of having the 3rd, 4th, 5th , etc pair is extending the life of one's shoes. Two pair = 125 wears per year. 5 pair = 50 wears.

Right of school I had to make do for quite a while with a pair of black wingtips and burg loafers. I made do but the wear and tear piled up quickly.
post #30054 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


It's fine. Assuming you take proper care of your shoes (so when they get wet, no drying them on the radiator or in the microwave), they will not fall apart if you wear them 2-3 times per week. The major advantage of having a third (or fourth, or fifth, or etc.) pair, is that you'll have a wider range of footwear from which to choose when you get dressed in the morning.

Agreed. As long as you use shoe trees judiciously, and polish them every couple months, they should last you a good long while.

post #30055 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


Respectfully, I think the major advantage of having the 3rd, 4th, 5th , etc pair is extending the life of one's shoes. Two pair = 125 wears per year. 5 pair = 50 wears.

 

If that were the major reason to get additional pairs, we'd all have two or three pairs of the same thing. Variety is the spice of life!

post #30056 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post
 

Thanks, I think that is what I will do. 

post #30057 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

That sweater is awesome. See how it looks with a solid light blue shirt and a tie. I like sweaters with ties a lot.

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Originally Posted by someguyinboston View Post
 

Thanks, I think that is what I will do. 

 

I do a lot of sweater + tie. Ties are too fun not to wear, jacket is usually overdone for my workplace where most are in wrinkly button downs and nasty shoes. 

 

Today's example with a sig. less baller cardigan than you purpose. I find I pay a lot of attention to getting a decent formality match between the textures of the tie, shirt and sweater. Below is linen sweater (seasonal faux pas certainly), brushed cotton shirt and silk/wool blend tie. 

 

post #30058 of 33197
What do you think to the fit of this shirt out of 10? Thanks

post #30059 of 33197

Why do you keep asking us to rate it out of 10, don't you see how pointless and useless it is to ask that?

 

If you want to know fit better, ask specifically areas of fit, make comparisons with others, create some frame of reference. Some random number out of 10 does exactly what...? It means nothing without context.

 

In this case, shirt seems too baggy, also too long. Shoulders seem okay though, so you need a slimmer fit shirt. That said I'm sure it's perfectly wearable.

post #30060 of 33197
It's not even tucked in properly.
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