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post #4591 of 33305
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Originally Posted by gamma1234 View Post
Help pick my third AE Shoe or flame me for wanting another AE - these shoes are primarily for wearing to work at a law firm. I typically wear suits or a nice version of "business casual."

First: Black Park Ave.
Second: Walnut Strand
Third: ???

Brown calf MacNeil.
post #4592 of 33305
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Originally Posted by dbc View Post
As someone who lives in the tropics but is soon moving to a colder land... 1) What winter-suitable shoes go with suits and nice jeans? 2) What's the most versatile outer coat/great coat color? Cheers
Colder as in UK colder (i.e not often below 0C) or as in Montreal colder (often below -15C)? If UK, then any leather shoe, with wool socks, will be fine. If Montreal, then you'd need insulated boots. Most versatile color is charcoal grey followed by navy. Black/Khaki shows stains easily. If you're moving to a place like Montreal, then you'll need a down coat. Accept no less.
post #4593 of 33305
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Originally Posted by gamma1234 View Post
Help pick my third AE Shoe or flame me for wanting another AE - these shoes are primarily for wearing to work at a law firm. I typically wear suits or a nice version of "business casual."

First: Black Park Ave.
Second: Walnut Strand
Third: ???

Brown Fifth Ave
post #4594 of 33305
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Originally Posted by gamma1234 View Post
Help pick my third AE Shoe or flame me for wanting another AE - these shoes are primarily for wearing to work at a law firm. I typically wear suits or a nice version of "business casual." First: Black Park Ave. Second: Walnut Strand Third: ???
1 vote for Brown MacNeil, 1 vote for Brown Fifth Ave. Thanks for the suggestions.
post #4595 of 33305
I'm in between getting the J Crew chambray shirt and the Buzz Rickson. Does anyone have a recommendation for either? Which is slimmer? How does the material on each compare to the other? J Crew Buzz Rickson
post #4596 of 33305
What's going on here?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_2218wt_905

Isn't there supposed to be another buttonhole in this 6x2?
post #4597 of 33305
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Originally Posted by Larson McCord View Post
Brown Fifth Ave

agreed.
post #4598 of 33305
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Originally Posted by gamma1234 View Post
Help pick my third AE Shoe or flame me for wanting another AE - these shoes are primarily for wearing to work at a law firm. I typically wear suits or a nice version of "business casual."

First: Black Park Ave.
Second: Walnut Strand
Third: ???

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Originally Posted by gamma1234 View Post
1 vote for Brown MacNeil, 1 vote for Brown Fifth Ave. Thanks for the suggestions.

What about the Merlot McAllister? Or try an Alden wingtip Bal, the 903 in Black Calf. Or a Brooks Peal Wingtip Bal. or perf. captoe?
post #4599 of 33305
I'm looking at a suitcoat on Ebay that is a tagged 38 but has a 18" pit to pit. Is it possible that someone with an actual 38" chest can fit into it? Please forgive my ignorance on the subject, I know it sounds ridiculous but this doesn't make any sense why it would be labeled a 38. Btw, I'm a 36 actual chest and my only blazer (don't own any suiting yet) measures 39" and fits slim (adding further confusion that someone might be able to help sort it out). Thanks


edit: this seems like something that might have whole threads explaining it but what do I search for?
post #4600 of 33305
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What about the Merlot McAllister? Or try an Alden wingtip Bal, the 903 in Black Calf. Or a Brooks Peal Wingtip Bal. or perf. captoe?

The merlot McAllister was one that crossed my mind. I only wish it came in a dark brown rather than merlot. I'll take a look at the Alden wingtip bal - I just hope its one of the sale shoes!

Thanks for the suggestions guys.
post #4601 of 33305
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Originally Posted by gamma1234 View Post
The merlot McAllister was one that crossed my mind. I only wish it came in a dark brown rather than merlot. I'll take a look at the Alden wingtip bal - I just hope its one of the sale shoes!

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

You've already got the black and brown, I think a burgundy is a good choice for a third shoe. I have PA in Merlot, I think the color is great.
post #4602 of 33305
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What's going on here?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_2218wt_905

Isn't there supposed to be another buttonhole in this 6x2?

That guy's "policies section" is insane.
post #4603 of 33305
I'm looking at buying a new suit, I have 3 black suits all being slim fit and I am looking to buy a charcoal/grey suit from
HTML Code:
http://www.saba.com.au/jackets-vests/axis-cotton-suit-jacket/w1/i1162148_1001353/

The only problem with this suit is that its 100% cotton. When I was buying my first suit I was told to always go for 100% wool. The material of the suit isn't as nice as my current suits I think because its cotton so I don't know what to do.

Can someone shed more light on cotton suits.
post #4604 of 33305
^^

I agree, only got to it after I made my intital bid.

I was going to ask him if the reason for the low price was some kind of mistake with the garment (like a missing buttonhole), but in the end I was too scared to!

The question still stands, is that look common for a DB?
post #4605 of 33305
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Originally Posted by Willskii View Post
I'm looking at buying a new suit, I have 3 black suits all being slim fit and I am looking to buy a charcoal/grey suit from
HTML Code:
http://www.saba.com.au/jackets-vests/axis-cotton-suit-jacket/w1/i1162148_1001353/

The only problem with this suit is that its 100% cotton. When I was buying my first suit I was told to always go for 100% wool. The material of the suit isn't as nice as my current suits I think because its cotton so I don't know what to do.

Can someone shed more light on cotton suits.

Cotton vs wool is not so much a matter of quality as of two very different things. You can have a high quality cotton suit or a very poor quality. The same with wool.

Wool is much more popular - it will wear longer, it (generally) will not wrinkle near as much as cotton, and looks much dressier and "nicer."

My understanding is that cotton is usually used for summer suits in warmer climates, and is generally considered less formal.

I would suggest looking for a charcoal/gray suit in wool. Later on you may want a cotton suit, but fill out your wardrobe with the basics in wool first.

EZ
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