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I received a $300 gift card at Men's Warehouse, and... I need help. I could get Allen Edmond's, but I'm actually SW&D guy and I'm not sure if they'd look good with jeans (I'd imagine its hard to make these shoes look bad). Here's their AE selection: http://tinyurl.com/425r94e

Other roadblocks: Clarks Desert boots are the rubber soles... yuck. Also, much of everything else is not slim fit. Does anyone have any suggestions?
post #9002 of 31072
Today I picked up a Thom Browne suit from a Neimen Marcus Last Call outlet at an extremely heavy discount with the intent to sell it on here and if I can't get back what I paid just return it. I know very little about his stuff so I was wondering if anyone could give me a little info on the suit. I have attached a few quick pictures. In general I'm looking for if there is any characteristics that makes this out of the ordinary from his usual suits that I occasionally see on here. As far as I can tell it ha no defects, bnwt w/msrp of 5.3k, a bit old from spring 2008 but handmade in USA, 2 button 3 roll and a normal color. If there is anything unusal with the cut or anything that you can see from the pictures and think I should include in the listing it would be appreciated if you let me know!

Here are a few quick simple pictures-
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0194.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0195.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0196.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0198.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0204.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0203.jpg

Thanks!
post #9003 of 31072
Size?
post #9004 of 31072
Do you guys think these Park Avenues are salvegeable/repairable? If so, was thinking about picking them up.
post #9005 of 31072
you could probably get those recrafted... to my understanding the replacement of the leather uppers does wonders for park avenues. haven't had a chance to recraft my shoes yet but am looking forward to it.
post #9006 of 31072
The scuff on the toe is my biggest concern. I don't own them but I was thinking about buying them if they can be saved. Thanks for the info.
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a very newbie question here. what is considered a pleat? the fold on the upper thigh or all the way down to the leg? when people say flat fronts are the pants really have no fold? like jeans or chinos? thanks.

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
They should look fine in normal size loops, most of my belts are only about 1".

ok, thank you. glad to hear that
post #9008 of 31072
From wikipedia: Pleat Pleats just below the waistband on the front of the garment are typical of many styles of formal and casual trousers including suit trousers and khakis. There may be one, two, three, or no pleats, which may face either direction. When the pleats open towards the pockets they are called reverse pleats (typical of khakis and corduroy trousers) and when they open toward the zipper, they are known as forward pleats. Utilitarian or very casual styles such as jeans and cargo pants are flat-front (without pleats at the waistband) but may have bellows pockets. The Crease is the fold that goes all the way down. Flat front are pants without PLEATS, but they can have a crease.
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Originally Posted by nemuine View Post
The scuff on the toe is my biggest concern. I don't own them but I was thinking about buying them if they can be saved. Thanks for the info.
Reasonably well, with some work. I bought a pair of Parks with a similar issue just to see if I could fix it. After MANY 'spit shine' applications of black Kiwi polish and judicious use of heat from a hair dryer, I had acceptable success, IMO. It still needs work and a bit more attention after each wearing but it gets better every time I polish it. The flaws that you can see with the camera right on top of it and bright flash are really not visible IRL. This is how it looked after wearing it on a bad weather day and I hadn't polished it before taking the pic.
post #9010 of 31072
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Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
What do you think of this longwings to wear with my flannel pants (and any grey slacks in my future ).

Thanks.

The shoes (Bexleys):



The pants (they're shorter now):


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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post
Nothing wrong with the style of the shoe, but I don't think Black shoes with gray pants will look good.
http://shoes.about.com/od/fitcomfort...surefeet_5.htm

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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
It won't look bad, just formal and conservative.

I'm ok with that, thanks.

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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
You shouldn't take fit pics with your hands in your pockets. Makes them look like hammer pants.

I won't, thanks.

But my real question, still unanswered is: apart from the fact that the shoes are black, would this shoes look too bulky/chunky for pants like those ?
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Hello,

I will attend my friend's wedding this summer, I only have one decent suit which is black and I think I will not wear it to the wedding. Instead, would you consider the following combination appropriate:

Navy blue single-breasted blazer (wool, black buttons)
White shirt
White trousers (cotton)
Grey or dark blue tie
Black oxford shoes

What do you think?
Thanks!
post #9012 of 31072
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Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
But my real question, still unanswered is: apart from the fact that the shoes are black, would this shoes look too bulky/chunky for pants like those ?

Well I'll stick my neck out and say yes, they look a little chunky to me - I think the fact you're asking the question shows you think so too really But I guess you could always try them anyway and return them if they're no good (post some pics and you'll find out soon enough!).
post #9013 of 31072
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Originally Posted by Trifon View Post
Hello,

I will attend my friend's wedding this summer, I only have one decent suit which is black and I think I will not wear it to the wedding. Instead, would you consider the following combination appropriate:

Navy blue single-breasted blazer (wool, black buttons)
White shirt
White trousers (cotton)
Grey or dark blue tie
Black oxford shoes

What do you think?
Thanks!

Sounds natty enough for a less formal daytime wedding, though perhaps with a jollier tie (search "wedding tie" on here). You could even go for shoes other than black. But you should see what the dress code is - ask your friend. They may be expecting male guests to wear suits.
post #9014 of 31072
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post
Size?
Its a 2
post #9015 of 31072
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Originally Posted by apolishedman View Post
to my understanding the replacement of the leather uppers does wonders for park avenues.

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