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post #9841 of 33197
It's a mid gray suit with a subtle pattern that is there essentially to lend texture.

Seriously, you're asking what to wear with about the most versatile color suit you could possibly imagine.
post #9842 of 33197
Yeah, I suppose you're right. I guess it's easy to overthink it sometimes. I haven't even seen the suit in person yet, and I think the closeup view of the pattern makes it look more "patterned" than it probably really is.
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I suppose this has been posed before: like I mentioned before in this thread, I'm just entering college, so my budget is not that impressive. However, I would be willing to invest in a more affordable pair of suede cap-toes or wingtips, brown in color. Essentially, what makers and brands would offer suede shoes at prices below, say Alden (~100 to 200 USD range)?

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http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4342728&cp=1760781.4218860&ab=ln_men_cs1_sportcoats&parentPage=family

This sucker is fully canvassed? Are all the nice, expensive Made in Italy RL sport coats/blazers fully canvassed?
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i'm in search of a new brown leather belt..
but... if i am shopping online, how can i tell the quality of the leather? ...
unless if i am already familiar with the brand and such
anyone understand what i'm saying?
i would like a decent quality leather in light brown to match my new shoes

Surely this has a pretty obvious answer: you go by reputation, and given that you're an SF member, it shouldn't be hard to find out who is recommended.

I've got a 1.25" belt in chestnut from Narragansett Leathers (http://www.narragansettleathers.com/) that I really like. The quality is excellent for the price, which is highly affordable (around $40-45).
post #9847 of 33197
Got an offer to buy a bespoke dinner suit from a friend who had it made at a Savile Row tailorshop some years ago for $100. Thing is its a notched lapel rather than a shawl or peak but the size is close to me to have it altered for fit. Good deal? Opinions?

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post #9848 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kingvlad View Post

I suppose this has been posed before: like I mentioned before in this thread, I'm just entering college, so my budget is not that impressive. However, I would be willing to invest in a more affordable pair of suede cap-toes or wingtips, brown in color. Essentially, what makers and brands would offer suede shoes at prices below, say Alden (~100 to 200 USD range)?


Herring Shakespeare II (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colset=1&style_id=1421&shoeID=5197&brandID=6&catID=129&oldcolID=2713&seconds=&colour_id=2714).

A little outside of your price range, but your price range is pretty low for decent shoes, unless you're willing to go second-hand.
post #9849 of 33197
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Thanks. What color dress pants would match the color, if not the shoes? smile.gif

Anything but black. That's why brown is a popular shoe colour, no?
post #9850 of 33197
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Surely this has a pretty obvious answer: you go by reputation, and given that you're an SF member, it shouldn't be hard to find out who is recommended.

I've got a 1.25" belt in chestnut from Narragansett Leathers (http://www.narragansettleathers.com/) that I really like. The quality is excellent for the price, which is highly affordable (around $40-45).

interesting
i just hate not being able to check something out in person first... at least to get a sense of what a certain brand/cut/fabric/etc. is like
post #9851 of 33197
Anyone know when the next Mr Porter sale will be?
post #9852 of 33197
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post



Herring Shakespeare II (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colset=1&style_id=1421&shoeID=5197&brandID=6&catID=129&oldcolID=2713&seconds=&colour_id=2714).

A little outside of your price range, but your price range is pretty low for decent shoes, unless you're willing to go second-hand.


Are most Herring shoes of similar quality? (Specifically, the styling on this shoe is more favorable to me: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?brandID=6&catID=84&shoeID=3064&selectedSizeID=15&selectedFitID=2&seconds=0# )

 

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I apologize for the misinformation. I assumed it was hand tailored in London since it has bespoke on the label but in asking its actually made in the US, i am guessing by Hickey Freeman. It shows Gieves & Hawkes Bespoke on a purple label on the inside jacket but he bought it in the US about 11 yrs ago. It seems to have a good amount of hand tailoring though, but I have been told by this forum a notch DJ is an abomination. shog[1].gif
post #9854 of 33197

ok fellas i am a newbie and i would like some critique  for my coat, especially if it is too big or not:

 

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post #9855 of 33197
Does shoe polish and leather oil have best before dates? Does it matter if it's like 20 years old?
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