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post #30691 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 View Post

 

 

Could I get an opinion about this set? Please, understand my choice. I am very inexperienced in this subject. :D 

Would work fine if you're trying to smarten up a casual look. Make sure the tie is of the right fabric(i.e. not that satin/poly looking fabric in the tie you provided) and not too bright, the shirt and sweater are fitted enough, and different shoes(better) with more broguing(punched holes). Maybe a suede full brogue in snuff or chocolate depending on the color of the jeans. Someone else can chime in regarding those derbies.

post #30692 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dragos25 View Post

Anyone know of other size systems for clothing? I sometimes find suits and coats marked as size 23/24/26 while thrifting and I can't find any info about this. All clothes I've found with this sizing were from Germany/had tags in german so I assume this may be a pre 1990 - East/West German system. From what I've seen a size 23 fits like an american 36 or 38 but I may be wrong.
Has anyone seen or heard of this?

Centimeters across the chest rather than around the chest, sounds like. Double for standard euro size- 46EU is a 36US, so that fits.
post #30693 of 33197

I changed my mind a little.

 

 

 

The only thing I can't change is the vest and the shoes, but I would like to know if you think that not changing the colour of the shoes is a good idea this time. I wanted it black but I really like the design and can't find it in black. But this colour is not too far from black so it will do, right?

post #30694 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 
The only thing I can't change is the vest and the shoes, but I would like to know if you think that not changing the colour of the shoes is a good idea this time. I wanted it black but I really like the design and can't find it in black. But this colour is not too far from black so it will do, right?

Actually, I prefer the shoes in brown to leaven the gray.
post #30695 of 33197
Thought this would be a good place to start so I don't clutter the board with noob questions. My issue is that of shoe sizes. Let me first say that my experience with quality shoes is next to none. Only what I've learned in these forums in the past few days.

That being said...

Since I stopped growing (I'm 28 now, pretty sure I'm done) I've always bought shoes in a US 12. Mostly sneakers and running shoes. The dress shoes I have bought in the past were mostly just from outlets, and mass produced junk, and the size 12 seemed to work fine.

I am living in Japan now and just got a digital scan of my foot done which said I am 28.5cm EE. Any 28.5 shoe has never fit me when I look in the mass produced junk dress shoes here. I need a 29.5 or 30. 28.5 looks to be a US 10.5. There is no way I would ever fit into those.

At the department store, I tried on a shoe based on the measurements taken and it fit well! I didn't like the shoe at all (a brand called regal) but it fit! The store clerks were saying the difference in the height of the shoe makes a big difference, and lower profile shoes are usually narrower as well which is why a 28.5 would never fit in that style i.e. Hugo Boss.

My questions are, is what they were explaining to me the last of the shoe? How can I consistently know which shoes have a taller shape so that my shoe will fit? I mean, I just bought a pair online for pretty cheap that was 30cm and it doesn't fit at all, so I don't know what the deal is with sizing. And WHY do i seem to fit into a US 10.5 when I am usually a 12? If anyone can answer my specific issues, or point me to an in-depth sizing tutorial, that would be very much appreciated!

Don't know if the images will help if you don't speak Japanese, but I think you'll get the idea based on the numbers. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Edited by nellis - 5/19/15 at 11:35pm
post #30696 of 33197
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Originally Posted by pstoller View Post


Actually, I prefer the shoes in brown to leaven the gray.

You mean what I shared? Because, it's not brown exactly. But I can find it in brown.

 

post #30697 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 View Post
 

You mean what I shared? Because, it's not brown exactly. But I can find it in brown.

 

 

He means he prefers brown shoes as opposed to the burgundy ones you originally showed to go better with the grey colors in your outfit. I prefer Burgundy, but that's what he meant.

post #30698 of 33197

Oh, I can't decide.

post #30699 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 View Post
 

Oh, I can't decide.

I have 1 chocolate suede, 1 chili, and no brown shoes as of yet. I REALLY like the Burgundy Carminas I took ownership of 2 months ago.

post #30700 of 33197

Yes, I like that colour as well!!

 

I think I will for it when I get the cash.

post #30701 of 33197

Gents, quick question:

 

This happened when I rubbed some water and a paper towel on a wet spot on my shoe:

 

The spot in the first picture is almost dead center of the photo, right on the broguing on the side of the vamp. The second one is more obvious. I don't know if it was after hitting the head or WHAT. I brought it to the shoeshine guy at Nordies, thinking it was just a matter of polish and condition, but he said that I have to get it re-dyed?! What on earth does that mean? After he polished and conditioned it, it didn't change. What do I do?

Is it better if I post in the Shoe Damage thread?

post #30702 of 33197

He means that whatever you did rubbed the "paint" or leather dye off your shoe. You can technically do this yourself if you want to risk it, but you are probably better off taking it to a cobbler or shoe hospital and asking them to fix it.

 

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Originally Posted by cakv View Post
 

Gents, quick question:

 

This happened when I rubbed some water and a paper towel on a wet spot on my shoe:

 

The spot in the first picture is almost dead center of the photo, right on the broguing on the side of the vamp. The second one is more obvious. I don't know if it was after hitting the head or WHAT. I brought it to the shoeshine guy at Nordies, thinking it was just a matter of polish and condition, but he said that I have to get it re-dyed?! What on earth does that mean? After he polished and conditioned it, it didn't change. What do I do?

Is it better if I post in the Shoe Damage thread?

post #30703 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

He means that whatever you did rubbed the "paint" or leather dye off your shoe. You can technically do this yourself if you want to risk it, but you are probably better off taking it to a cobbler or shoe hospital and asking them to fix it.

Thank you thank you thank you! Does it take a competent(B Nelson) cobbler to do it? or can any ol' cobbler rescue my shoes?

post #30704 of 33197
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Originally Posted by cakv View Post
 

Thank you thank you thank you! Does it take a competent(B Nelson) cobbler to do it? or can any ol' cobbler rescue my shoes?

I'd say that depends on how much you paid for/how much you care about your shoes. If we're talking about a $100 beater dress shoe, take it to any ole cobbler, but if this is a %400 pair of Church's, maybe take it to someone with a good deal of experience.

post #30705 of 33197
Quick Question.

Could someone point me in the direction of where I'd find info on ties? I think I kind of need to learn what to look for in a quality tie. What looks good vs. bad. Good brands vs. bad. Specifically for a job working with investments/customers (aka. I'm not trying to look like a runway model here).

Thanks.
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