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post #7681 of 33197
Hey guys,

Just a quick question - I'm trying to find a tie that would work well with this shirt that I have.

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...entPage=search

It's the orange one. Does anyone have any ideas as to what kind of tie I could wear with this?

Thank you for any help!
post #7682 of 33197
Hi, first post here! Wife bought me a pair of Sperry Topsider Billfish shoes. I like them a lot but they're to be worn with shorts, without socks, and the leather has chewed sore blisters into the back of my heels (they're quite comfortable with socks on). How is one to break these in so they'll be more comfortable to sockless feet? I figured wearing them with socks while wearing jeans for a few weeks might soften the leather enough. Wife suggested that they should be soaked wet and worn barefoot to break them in. I believe it's time to ask the experts here.

Thanks!!
post #7683 of 33197
Wearing a button up with a moto leather jacket, can your button up extend pass your jacket to look right?
post #7684 of 33197
Got a quick question for anyone who might know a little bit about some Vintage Allen Edmond's Sharkskin shoes.

My Grandfather passed away and since I had the same size foot, I was given all his shoes. I only took ones that were brand new. Besides the old Puma's and Tux shoes, I have 2 pairs of BRAND NEW, never worn past the original fitting...I mean, they even still have the wooden shoe fit that was put in there after they were made. I know that these are from the late 60's to 70's.

I called a shoe repair place to see what they thought (after doing some investigating on the net myself)...and he told me to bring them in, as they could be worth a ton.

SO, I was hoping someone with some knowledge about vintage shoes or sharkskin shoes could give me some "info" before I go in and either sell them too low, or, ask too much and not make the sale. I see used one selling for 50-300...but could these be worth more...a grand?...more?

Again, both are brand new, size 10.5, one is all black and the other is like a tan/beige with blakened tips of the skin texture.

Thanks and I hope someone out there can lend me a hand.
post #7685 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Abstraktmind View Post
Wearing a button up with a moto leather jacket, can your button up extend pass your jacket to look right?

Tuck your shirt in.

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Originally Posted by NiceDressShoes View Post
Got a quick question for anyone who might know a little bit about some Vintage Allen Edmond's Sharkskin shoes.

My Grandfather passed away and since I had the same size foot, I was given all his shoes. I only took ones that were brand new. Besides the old Puma's and Tux shoes, I have 2 pairs of BRAND NEW, never worn past the original fitting...I mean, they even still have the wooden shoe fit that was put in there after they were made. I know that these are from the late 60's to 70's.

I called a shoe repair place to see what they thought (after doing some investigating on the net myself)...and he told me to bring them in, as they could be worth a ton.

SO, I was hoping someone with some knowledge about vintage shoes or sharkskin shoes could give me some "info" before I go in and either sell them too low, or, ask too much and not make the sale. I see used one selling for 50-300...but could these be worth more...a grand?...more?

Again, both are brand new, size 10.5, one is all black and the other is like a tan/beige with blakened tips of the skin texture.

Thanks and I hope someone out there can lend me a hand.

They're worth what somebody will pay for them. They won't gain shitloads of value, they're not a collector's item. The people buying are buying to wear them.

Also, I doubt your assessment that they're brand new, if you're basing it off the wooden pieces in there. Those are not just things they had coming from the factory, they are called "shoe trees" and should be put back into the shoe after every wear to preserve the shape of the upper.

Really, just wear them. They're your size, that's why they were given to you. And they're nice shoes. Used shoes won't kill ya.
post #7686 of 33197
I just got a pair of Martegani black velvet slippers; are these for semi formal (smoking jacket at home, tux dinner party at home), or for outside formal occasions (black tie galas), or can I also use them for less formal? (Mabitex trousers, odd jacket) on the town?
post #7687 of 33197
Hi all, Anybody have any idea what pants/shirt combo (preferably not jeans) would go well with these bucks? Thanks in advance!
post #7688 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Cole Haan View Post
I just got a pair of Martegani black velvet slippers; are these for semi formal (smoking jacket at home, tux dinner party at home), or for outside formal occasions (black tie galas), or can I also use them for less formal? (Mabitex trousers, odd jacket) on the town?

Unless you mean an Italian smoking jacket aka an English dinner jacket a smoking jacket is about the least formal thing out there.
post #7689 of 33197
Hi all. I'm new both to the forum and style in general to some degree so do try to be gentle...

My question is in regard to color choices. I know there are colors more suited to each season and that there are colors more suited to evening vs. day wear. So my question is: is there a connection between the two; i.e. is there such a thing as a "summer evening" color or are evening colors pretty much always just evening colors.

Example: Going to the symphony on a summer evening. The suit will be dark charcoal gray (kind of stuck with that) so what are my best shirt/tie color options? (Its worth noting that its a symphony to which many won't even wear suits. I see many blazers and shirts without ties which I think is unacceptable but to each is own...)

Thank you
post #7690 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenneth Cole Haan View Post
I just got a pair of Martegani black velvet slippers; are these for semi formal (smoking jacket at home, tux dinner party at home), or for outside formal occasions (black tie galas), or can I also use them for less formal? (Mabitex trousers, odd jacket) on the town?
The bolded.

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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
Unless you mean an Italian smoking jacket aka an English dinner jacket a smoking jacket is about the least formal thing out there.
Smoking jackets are semi-formal attire. What kind of alternative smoking jacket are you talking about?
post #7691 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 9 Iron View Post
Hi, first post here! Wife bought me a pair of Sperry Topsider Billfish shoes. I like them a lot but they're to be worn with shorts, without socks, and the leather has chewed sore blisters into the back of my heels (they're quite comfortable with socks on). How is one to break these in so they'll be more comfortable to sockless feet? I figured wearing them with socks while wearing jeans for a few weeks might soften the leather enough. Wife suggested that they should be soaked wet and worn barefoot to break them in. I believe it's time to ask the experts here.

Thanks!!
I've heard custom bootmakers recommend that for breaking in boots. Seems reasonable to try with boat shoes.
post #7692 of 33197
what color polish for whiskey shell cordovan?
post #7693 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post
The bolded.


Smoking jackets are semi-formal attire. What kind of alternative smoking jacket are you talking about?


http://www.waltsense.com/storage/art...=1240417622555

That might be semi formal at the mansion.



An Italian smoking jacket. That's semi formal.
post #7694 of 33197
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http://www.waltsense.com/storage/art...=1240417622555 That might be semi formal at the mansion. An Italian smoking jacket. That's semi formal.
That's from an SNL skit. Of course it's absurd. This is much better example: http://manolomen.com/2008/01/03/smooth-jazz/ EDIT: Bruce Boyer's take on them: http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfe...s-Smoke--_1582
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