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post #32101 of 33197
Speaking of tailoring with someone that doesn't know English that well (but she's great), do most tailors have any experience with sleeve pitch?

I picked up a used Brioni from Craigslist that needs some tailoring in the waist and sleeves in length and pitch/angle (arm wrinkles a bit on the back side).

I've read that this is a hard process but I'm willing to pay for the tailoring to get it to fit well (275 + tailoring for my 1st Brioni suit). I just want to know any of your experiences with it because the last thing I want to do is ruin this awesome buy.
post #32102 of 33197
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During my recent interview trail, every guy who I could tell was actually "trying" was wearing this combination. Goes for weddings as well. Most of them were also wearing some sort of gingham ties with a tie bar 4/5 times as well. Or a bowtie.

Because of this do you think black shoes will soon start getting a new appreciation on SF? I mean every one is wearing brown shoes these days.
post #32103 of 33197

The majority of gold/tan shoes I see are clearly corrected grain, and you can see the cracking. Those colors just show the poor quality of leather much much more easily.

 

I think there are nothing wrong with tan shoes, and when they expose blemishes more easily, I think it's still relatively easy to stand out from the crowd so to speak.

 

That said I think there has always and will always be staunch supporters of black shoes. The thing though is that they are just... less interesting, and when you're a clothing geek, you want to get stuff that has more complexity. I think black shoes will always be a respectable but less popular choice, frequency wise, anyway. There will be many situations where most would agree black shoes look the best. Just, considering how often we wear flannel and tweed and corduroy and linen and chinos... there's just more occasion for brown shoes.

post #32104 of 33197
Burgundy, argyle, and navy today. Probably a bit of a mis-step with the corduroy and oxfords.

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post #32105 of 33197

Wrong thread, sir, but nice shoes.

post #32106 of 33197
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Wrong thread, sir, but nice shoes.
I was throwing it in as part of the whole brown shoe conversation.
post #32107 of 33197
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Because of this do you think black shoes will soon start getting a new appreciation on SF? I mean every one is wearing brown shoes these days.

 

We're not talking about brown shoes. We're talking about walnut shoes.

post #32108 of 33197

Yeah I think dark brown and burgundy are all cool, the real issues are poor quality corrected grain tan/walnut brogues worn with overly short trousers.

post #32109 of 33197

Forgive me as I am not well versed in men's shoes so this could just be something that is not a big deal. Last week I ordered from Jack Erwin. I ordered the Joe model and for the price I was very impressed with the shoe. After looking at the sole, I noticed that there was a section that was peeling up without me touching it. I was worried that if I wore them I would snag on something and rip it off. I spoke with customer service and here is the reply that I received from them:

 

"the area you are noticing is simply a covering that we added for aesthetics, to cover the Blake Stitching. It will not affect the longevity or quality of your shoes"

 

Maybe its something I'm missing but it seems like if this area peals off it will affect the longevity and quality of the shoes?

Pictures of the area are below.

 

Any info is appreciated!

 

[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/eulxsp.jpg[/IMG]

 

[IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/2nulmp2.jpg[/IMG]

 

 

post #32110 of 33197

Unless you got a good discounts for purchasing a "2nd" I would send it back.  Clearly it's not intentional and a flaw.

post #32111 of 33197
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"the area you are noticing is simply a covering that we added for aesthetics, to cover the Blake Stitching. It will not affect the longevity or quality of your shoes"
Even if this is true - and I don't know that it is, but for the sake of this post, let's assume it's true - it's irrelevant. The covering is not as it should be. Therefore, the shoes are flawed, and presumably not acceptable to you.

Let us say I buy a new car, and upon taking delivery I notice that the front right fender is a different shade of blue than is the rest of the car.

I inform the dealer that there is a problem with my new car. That the front right fender is medium blue, and not dark blue like the rest of the car.

He replies that, "The color of the paint on the fender is simply a matter of aesthetics. That it's the wrong color will not affect the longevity or quality of your car."

What he has said is absolutely true. The longevity and quality of my car would not be affected, were the fender medium blue, hot pink, or purple with green polka dots.

But is this a reasonable response, which ought to settle the matter?

Of course not!

It's a flaw - even if only an aesthetic flaw. It's a legitimate reason for me to be dissatisfied. I would be entitled to a refund, a replacement car, a re-painting of the existing vehicle, or basically some sort of mutually acceptable resolution to the problem.

Seems to me, if you purchased a pair of new shoes with turn out to be aesthetically flawed, and you were not informed by the seller prior to purchase that they might be aesthetically flawed, you have a legitimate reason to be dissatisfied with the shoes.

Aesthetic flaws matter!

Demand an exchange or a refund.

Or decide that you don't really care about the flaw, and stop worrying about it.

Your choice.
post #32112 of 33197
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I ordered the Joe model and for the price I was very impressed with the shoe.

"For the price" seem to be the key words here. Their website says they take refunds if you're not 100% satisfied. If you paid full price, send them back for a new, flawless pair.
post #32113 of 33197

Thank you for the advice fellas! I'm also looking for a pair of loafers. I know that Hugo Boss doesn't get much love around here, but I love the sleek look of their loafers vs the bulky look of some other brands loafers.

I particularly like the following pair, but do not know if I want to drop $300 on them. Can someone recommend a similar loafer in the $200 range?

 

http://www.hugoboss.com/us/%27cilby%27-italian-calfskin-loafers/hbna50298157.html?cgid=71234&dwvar_hbna50298157_color=202_Dark%20Brown#prefn1=mpg&srule=sale-categories&prefv1=Shoes&sz=96&start=1

post #32114 of 33197
Does anyone want to recommend for me a good off the rack suit line for a man with a wide back and (proportionally) narrow shoulders?

(If that's not unfortunate enough, also I am sort of ugly.)
post #32115 of 33197
Now now... We're all pretty here. When you look in the mirror we see 007.
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