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Originally Posted by Satmoche View Post

Hi,
Are they many good shoe stockists in London besides the shops like EG, Lobb and C&J ? Stockists that would have foreign brands ?

If I remember correctly Harrod's had a pretty good selection of shoes be they English/Italian/American/elsewhere. Of course I also remember Harrod's being priced quite a bit above what I'm used to paying for the same items elsewhere as well.
Edited by justonemore - 2/22/16 at 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

If I remember correctly Harrod's had a pretty good selection of shoes be they English/Italian/American/elsewhere. Of course I also remember Harrod's being priced quite a bit above what I'm used to paying for the same items elsewhere as well.

Thanks for your answer.
I went to Harrods and they have Lobb, C&J but that was it for "good shoes". I am not a big fan of Santoni, Magnanni and I think that Church's is not that good now.
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


1. quality
Likely mediocre, perhaps in a couple of cases rising to moderate.
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2. appropriate for a business casual (more towards the casual side) office
"Business casual" covers an immense amount of territory. It can mean anything from "Short are okay, so long as they're fairly clean," to "A non-white or pale blue dress shirt is acceptable on Fridays." Yeah, you say your office leans more toward the casual side of business casual, but that still takes in an awful lot of ground.

Presumably, you know the norms of your business casual environment far better than I possibly could. So you tell me - are the shoes in question appropriate for your business casual environment?
post #32240 of 33315
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Likely mediocre, perhaps in a couple of cases rising to moderate.

i thought Borgioli made a very nice shoe?

"Business casual" covers an immense amount of territory. It can mean anything from "Short are okay, so long as they're fairly clean," to "A non-white or pale blue dress shirt is acceptable on Fridays." Yeah, you say your office leans more toward the casual side of business casual, but that still takes in an awful lot of ground.

Presumably, you know the norms of your business casual environment far better than I possibly could. So you tell me - are the shoes in question appropriate for your business casual environment?

as it's a new job and i haven't started yet, i'm not quite sure. though i was told "jeans aren't out of the question", i'll be wearing chinos and a shirt.

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as it's a new job and i haven't started yet, i'm not quite sure
You've still got a clearer picture of the norms of the place than anyone else here does. I mean, you've probably been there. You've spoken with someone who works there. You know something about your new work environment, whereas we know nothing.
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i was told "jeans aren't out of the question"
So "business casual," in this context, sounds like a euphemism for "casual."

If jeans are acceptable, I would assume footwear down to the level of sneakers might well be acceptable.

Of course, "acceptable" doesn't always mean "optimal," but again - you know more about this office than anyone here does. So you're better able to judge what you should wear there.
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i'll be wearing chinos and a shirt.
Good to hear you'll be wearing a shirt. It suggests that this is a high class place. smile.gif

More seriously, what kind of shoes do you normally wear with chinos? As likely as not, you can keep wearing them at this office. Same way that if you were working in an office where everyone was expected to wear suit and tie, I'd suggest, as a starting point, that the shoes you normally wear with suits and ties could be appropriate.
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First post here, but I've been reading the forum for about 6 months now. Quick question, why are my sleeves considerably shorter when I wear a jacket? When I wear a shirt alone my sleeves fall comfortably at the base of my thumb but when I wear a jacket they don't even reach my wrist bone even when I pull the cuffs down. No matter what I do they pull up inside my jacket.

Is it a fit issue with the shirt sleeves or jacket, possibly being too slim? Or am I simply buying shirts with sleeves that are too short?

Thanks in advance

Welcome. I moved your quick question to the dedicated thread for quick questions. The lining on the coat is catching at the shirt somewhere and keeping the sleeve from falling. Your shirts are fuller at some point than your coats assume they will be.
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

not sure anyone has the time to do this, but if so can you take a look at the following shoes and advise.

Post pics, not links.
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Is there a particular name for the weave of the fabric in the suit in this J. Crew photo?

 

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Tic weave
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Thanks!

I wonder is it considered a "cheap" cloth/weave?

I couldn't help but notice after some quick Google searches that many of the hits for "tic weave suit" were of the Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, and Lauren Ralph Lauren variety.
Edited by masaccio - 2/23/16 at 8:54pm
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No, it's not necessarily a cheap weave. The search results are probably just a matter of more people looking for cheap suits than Brioni or Zegna.
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Post pics, not links.

changed my mind. would either of these work? feel free to tell me if you think they're ugly...





mainly to be worn with chinos

thanks!
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changed my mind. would either of these work? feel free to tell me if you think they're ugly... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


mainly to be worn with chinos

thanks!

Black shoes are generally too formal for chinos.
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The second pair looks to be dark brown? Brown suede derbys should be fine with chinos. But agreed, not black.

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