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I found a pair of leather monk straps at a thrift store, and it was labeled "DO. GI. Made In Italy". Searched for it online with no success, anyone know what brand this is?
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What pants would pair well with a black and white houndstooth sportcoat?
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Originally Posted by Minarchist View Post
What's the deal with pant sizing? Flipping through B&S I can see a lot of, say, Mabitex trousers all marked size 32 that vary from 15" flat to 16.75". That's a 3.5" delta! I could understand that with used (and therefore tailored) clothing, but it's all NWT. It doesn't seem to be different lines, though I could be wrong about that. Even if it is, should there be that much variance in a single manufacturer?

They really do just vary quite a bit. I think those made for the European market tend to be smaller than those for the American market. Certain styles may be looser fitting than others as well. Plus of course there could be a small amount of variance in the method of measurement between different sellers.
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What pants would pair well with a black and white houndstooth sportcoat?

There's not much love for black, or even navy odd trousers here in SF land but IMO your coat would go well with either. Black or white polo, or white open neck shirt to go with black trousers for casual events. White shirt and burgundy grenadine tie to go with navy trousers at work. Very light khakis or even linens for a spring look if the coat is lightweight but as it's roots are in tweed it leans more towards a cooler weather jacket.
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
They really do just vary quite a bit. I think those made for the European market tend to be smaller than those for the American market. Certain styles may be looser fitting than others as well. Plus of course there could be a small amount of variance in the method of measurement between different sellers.
It was all in the same thread, but I'll just assume that's how much they vary. Thanks for the response. The US/EU thing makes sense anyway, bunch of lardos that we are.
post #8856 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post
There's not much love for black, or even navy odd trousers here in SF land but IMO your coat would go well with either. Black or white polo, or white open neck shirt to go with black trousers for casual events. White shirt and burgundy grenadine tie to go with navy trousers at work. Very light khakis or even linens for a spring look if the coat is lightweight but as it's roots are in tweed it leans more towards a cooler weather jacket.

Thanks, navy or black trousers is the only thing that came to mind. I could live with the former.
post #8857 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Minarchist View Post
What's the deal with pant sizing? Flipping through B&S I can see a lot of, say, Mabitex trousers all marked size 32 that vary from 15" flat to 16.75". That's a 3.5" delta! I could understand that with used (and therefore tailored) clothing, but it's all NWT. It doesn't seem to be different lines, though I could be wrong about that. Even if it is, should there be that much variance in a single manufacturer?

US and EU sizes are different. i.e. a US 50 is an EU 60, and the Japanese sizing system also differs. But I think the other issue is the fit was meant to be different. It is like comparing a slim fit and non slim fit. I am a large individual, and on more than one occasion I have purchased (say, 2 weeks in between), trousers in the same size from the same co, and one of them does not fit. For instance, OTR DJ trousers are far tighter than Suit Trousers from the same co. Think about this: If a manufacturing were going for a more Italian style, the fit would be tighter than, say, J. Press, which is one of the great champions of the Sack suit style.
post #8858 of 33197
What pants would pair well with a black and white houndstooth sportcoat? Blue or black jeans work, too, if you like to wear a sports coat with it (I do).
post #8859 of 33197
Anyone have a recommendation for a pair of leather weekend bags for him and her.
In other words, two similar bags, the only difference should be that the female bag is a little smaller.

Budget : 1000 USD for both.
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Has anybody ever shopped from this seller on ebay before? Wanted to know if the sunglasses he/she sell is the real deal. username: shadesexpo

Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TOM-FORD-SUN...20971372794089

Thanks!
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Anybody have any recommendations on plain oxfords that won't break the bank? I really like the John Varvatos Dress Oxfords. I want something that's fairly stylish: no square toes, slightly low and round. Any suggestions?
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Anybody have any recommendations on plain oxfords that won't break the bank? I really like the John Varvatos Dress Oxfords. I want something that's fairly stylish: no square toes, slightly low and round. Any suggestions?

I'd like to second this, or something like it. I need a good pair of starter shoes that can be worn with basically anything, since I don't have a bank to speak of, but I have a lot invested in my appearance.
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Anybody have any recommendations on plain oxfords that won't break the bank? I really like the John Varvatos Dress Oxfords. I want something that's fairly stylish: no square toes, slightly low and round. Any suggestions?

That shown in the picture is actually a derby if I'm not wrong (seperate piece of leather for laces). You could easily get Allen Edmond's type plain oxford on the FS:Men's Clothing forum if you lurk enough for under $100.
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Anybody have any recommendations on plain oxfords that won't break the bank? I really like the John Varvatos Dress Oxfords. I want something that's fairly stylish: no square toes, slightly low and round. Any suggestions?
If you are in US, then AE seem to be well regarded. You might also like to have a look at http://www.herringshoes.co.uk there plenty of non-bank breaking oxfords to choose from there. The consensus seems to be if buying Loakes, go for their 1880 range. Have a look at their "Sale & Seconds" too; often a bargain or two to be had there. Other online retailers with decent followings here are Plal and Pediwear.
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Originally Posted by ezlau View Post
That shown in the picture is actually a derby if I'm not wrong (seperate piece of leather for laces). You could easily get Allen Edmond's type plain oxford on the FS:Men's Clothing forum if you lurk enough for under $100.

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Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
If you are in US, then AE seem to be well regarded. You might also like to have a look at http://www.herringshoes.co.uk there plenty of non-bank breaking oxfords to choose from there. The consensus seems to be if buying Loakes, go for their 1880 range. Have a look at their "Sale & Seconds" too; often a bargain or two to be had there. Other online retailers with decent followings here are Plal and Pediwear.

Thanks for the recommendations on AE's. To me, AE's are a little too conservative for me - I'm looking for something that is a little more rounded and has a lower profile. I was looking on yoox and found these four that I'm interested:

Thompson - $120

NAIF - $175

Doucal's - $225

Pollini - $265

Yoox has a 15% off a free shipping coupon that expires tomorrow so I'm pretty antsy about ordering one of these. I searched around in the forums and could only find one or two people that have Thompson, Doucal's, or Pollini's - everybody said they were of good quality. I couldn't find anything at all on Naif. Of the four, I'm leaning towards the Thompson and Pollini's, but between the two I'd have to go with the Thompson since its half the price. Thoughts?
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