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good stuff! Unfortunately i think they don't have my size for those chukkas :/

What do you think about these suede boots:




I assume they are great for casual wear, but what about for office (no suit of course) and office business casual?

I would find them too casual/rustic for business wear given the color.
post #32702 of 33195
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Edward Green Newmarkets

Makes sense. On 2nd look, the toe is much more square than the Rain last

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Anyone familiar with replacement soles that have a panther/big cat as a logo? Any thoughts on quality and what their use would say as to the shop using them? Thanks in advance.

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In my opinion, yes. Sorry.
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For what? The beach or a BBQ? I guess it would be OK...For work or regular wear? I wouldn't.
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Is this lame?
Perhaps more to the point than its lameness, is the question of its relevance to the Classic Menswear forum. Admittedly, I'm not super-familiar with the Streetwear & Denim forum, but I have to think discussion of Converse photo T-shirts would fit in better over there, than here.
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Perhaps more to the point than its lameness, is the question of its relevance to the Classic Menswear forum. Admittedly, I'm not super-familiar with the Streetwear & Denim forum, but I have to think discussion of Converse photo T-shirts would fit in better over there, than here.

Sorry about that- haven't logged in in a while

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I'm always hesitant to mix patterns. In theory, the small gingham checks should be okay with the wide spaced pinstripes, but they’re throwing me off in this instance.

 

Are either of these OK? First conforms to 2/3 rule; Second breaks the rule, granted. 

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In theory, the small gingham checks should be okay with the wide spaced pinstripes, but they’re throwing me off in this instance.
If they're throwing you off, if you're not completely comfortable wearing them, then don't wear them.

It truly doesn't matter that someone else may tell you they're okay to wear together. You're thrown off by the prospect of wearing them together. So don't wear them together. It's honestly as simple as that.

There are many men who are uncomfortable with the prospect of wearing loafers with suits, or wearing bow ties, or wearing seersucker, or wearing argyle socks, or whatever. So they typically choose not to wear them. Even though lots of other men will say there's nothing wrong with wearing them. Because when all is said and done, it's you - and not some strangers on an Internet forum - who must feel confident about the clothes you're wearing.
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If they're throwing you off, if you're not completely comfortable wearing them, then don't wear them.

It truly doesn't matter that someone else may tell you they're okay to wear together. You're thrown off by the prospect of wearing them together. So don't wear them together. It's honestly as simple as that.

There are many men who are uncomfortable with the prospect of wearing loafers with suits, or wearing bow ties, or wearing seersucker, or wearing argyle socks, or whatever. So they typically choose not to wear them. Even though lots of other men will say there's nothing wrong with wearing them. Because when all is said and done, it's you - and not some strangers on an Internet forum - who must feel confident about the clothes you're wearing.


Oh, I don't mean I'm uncomfortable wearing the outfits. I mean, simply, I admit the suit jacket / shirt combo looks a little busy, despite the patterns being of contrasting widths, etc. That surprised me.

 

Anyway, what's your take on the two different combos I've posted? I prefer the first (w/ the brown tie), and would wear it. One reason I visit SF is so people stop me before I make a fool of myself. Internet strangers are honest.

post #32712 of 33195
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Anyway, what's your take on the two different combos I've posted?
Well, a pinstripe suit has always struck me as being about as "business" an item as any suit can be.

Whereas, to me, gingham checks have long carried with them "country" (not business or city) connotations. Probably just a result of my having seen Jethro Bodine wear gingham check shirts all those times in Beverly Hillbillies episodes. Maybe along with my not being able to recall a single time when my father worn a gingham shirt with a suit and tie. It was usually a solid shirt. Less frequently, a shirt with a very fine stripe. But never checks.

Hey, our attitudes are often shaped by our childhood experiences. Doesn't mean those attitudes can't be modified, or even abandoned, later on in life. But my father, in various ways, was a role model for me (as many fathers serve as role models, to greater or lesser degree, for their sons). How he dressed for work has influenced me. I understand that, and am willing to acknowledge it. Even though I've also gone against some of his practices - witness my wearing brown (not black) shoes with my navy suit, yesterday. So not defined, but influenced.

But the upshot is, I don't really care for wearing a gingham shirt with a pinstripe suit. To me, the two items... clash... when worn together.

And it occurs to me that the gingham shirt in question also has a buttondown collar. Which, if anything, makes it even more casual and less business-like. Not that I necessarily object to a buttondown collar shirt with a suit. Some people do have a problem with that, but I'll allow as how it can sometimes be okay. But a buttondown collar gingham shirt? With a dark grey pinstriped suit? That's, like, a gingham shirt that's to the left end of the gingham shirt spectrum. And a suit which is to the right side of the suit spectrum. So no; I can't get behind that. A khaki poplin suit with a gingham shirt w/buttondown collar? Now that would be a lot more acceptable to me.

But again, that's just me. And my possibly irrational biases.

However, of the two pictures you provided, I far prefer the one with the solid tie. The other combination - striped suit, check shirt, patterned tie - is simply... too much... for me. I won't say that trifecta can never be pulled off successfully, but in this case the whole strikes me as less than the sum of the parts.
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What do you think about this Meermin shoe for business casual:

 

I think the color is great, but another picture they have looks little too shinny or it's fine?:

 

or maybe these would work better:


Edited by estranged - 5/27/16 at 12:38am
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A quick shoe sizing question. I have a pair of John Lobb City II size 8.5. A good fit. I'm buying a pair of Edward Green Berkeley. Which size? Do I stay with 8.5, or are EGs larger/smaller that JLs? Many thanks.
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I found a pair of beefroll penny loafers in a dark brown for a good deal on ebay. Unfortunately they have black on the edges of the sole. I would prefer them to be a natural color wood sole. Does anyone have preferences when it comes to this?
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