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post #10126 of 28327
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Originally Posted by mr.orange View Post


+1. I love AE restoration program. You can basically get a solid shoe for around $150.

You know - I thought about this as well. It seems like new AE's are floating around for around $225-$250. These are already such a good value. Why bother finding a used shoe and having it restored (assuming it's in restoration condition), when you can do your own wearing on the shoe without the wait for just a few bucks more. These are staple shoes anyways so it's not like you won't get your use out of them.
post #10127 of 28327
^ I agree dude, and that's what I would do, but for someone who's budget is around the $150 range like Lektrix (bless his heart), the restoration program would be their ideal way of getting a good shoe at a reasonable price.
post #10128 of 28327
do other shoe makers offer restoration for about the same price as AE?
if so, buying a used AE + restoration might not make sense...
but buying higher end shoes + restoration does?

shoes are something i try to buy new since i don't like the idea of someone with sweaty nasty feet having worn the shoes for months.. maybe even years
post #10129 of 28327
Alden offers restoration as well.
post #10130 of 28327
Question: What is a good source for inexpensive decent quality long, full size umbrellas. I like to keep a couple in by the door in the umbrella rack for quick trips out, to offer to guests if it's raining, for the kids to use, etc. Something that will hold up, but I won't be devastated if it gets lost. They should be black or tan or a subtle plaid (black watch good). No logos or loud patterns. I have used Land's End in the past, but was not really happy with the quality.
post #10131 of 28327
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post


have you ever thought that maybe your questions are too dumb ie. can be answered if you look hard enough?

good luck browsing MC with your clarks db budget..

Jeez, having a bad day or something? What makes you think I have a clarks db budget...? I was only asking because I see differences in opinion on certain things. For example, in streetwear it seems like Ralph Lauren is looked down upon yet here in MC it's the opposite I think. So I just wanted to know what are some other differences...sorry if it ruined your day.
post #10132 of 28327
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Hey everyone, I've been a member here for a while. Used to only really visit the streetwear section but stopped visiting the site for a few months until now. I am now browsing the men's clothing section more and I recall in streetwear there was a lot of hate for the men's clothing section. I'm guessing there are difference of opinions regarding style. What are these differences? Just wondering, thought I'd ask here because quite frankly I found most people to be douches in the streetwear section when answering questions.

Asking a pretty loaded question there Clarks. I'd say that the main difference, from the little I know about the other side of the tracks, is that there is an onus here on tailoring, craftsmanship, materials, attention to detail and classic styling, whereas the gents over at SW are more inclined to study trends and "fashion movements."

Now not to say that SW guys don't have an eye for quality, especially with items like denim, but some of our greatest contributors and members here are men that have been dressing the same way, with more or less the same labels on their backs, for years (for better or for worse). It seems the majority of us consider ourselves students of tradition and quality. Many of the brands drooled over in MC can trace their history in centuries.

I welcome you to the MC side of things. As a relative n00b myself, I can say there is an uncomfortable amount to learn.
post #10133 of 28327
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post


have you ever thought that maybe your questions are too dumb ie. can be answered if you look hard enough?

good luck browsing MC with your clarks db budget..

nice one, douche
post #10134 of 28327
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

do other shoe makers offer restoration for about the same price as AE?
if so, buying a used AE + restoration might not make sense...
but buying higher end shoes + restoration does?

It makes sense if the price is the same.

I know AE, Cole Haan (pfffft), and Alden have a restoration program. I'd like to know who else does this. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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shoes are something i try to buy new since i don't like the idea of someone with sweaty nasty feet having worn the shoes for months.. maybe even years

A reasonable preference, but the same logic can applied to shirts and pants, which can be even worse becaus of their direct contact with the skin; for example, I have a friend who goes commando about 80% of the time. Yeah he washes his clothes and showers, but I just think it's really gross.
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


Jeez, having a bad day or something? What makes you think I have a clarks db budget...? I was only asking because I see differences in opinion on certain things. For example, in streetwear it seems like Ralph Lauren is looked down upon yet here in MC it's the opposite I think. So I just wanted to know what are some other differences...sorry if it ruined your day.

Fuck that. You don't have apologize for anything.
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


Asking a pretty loaded question there Clarks. I'd say that the main difference, from the little I know about the other side of the tracks, is that there is an onus here on tailoring, craftsmanship, materials, attention to detail and classic styling, whereas the gents over at SW are more inclined to study trends and "fashion movements."

Now not to say that SW guys don't have an eye for quality, especially with items like denim, but some of our greatest contributors and members here are men that have been dressing the same way, with more or less the same labels on their backs, for years (for better or for worse). It seems the majority of us consider ourselves students of tradition and quality. Many of the brands drooled over in MC can trace their history in centuries.

I welcome you to the MC side of things. As a relative n00b myself, I can say there is an uncomfortable amount to learn.

Bourbonbasted, I could've sworn you had more than 600+ posts. I know it's not germane to anything being said, I just wanted to let you know.
post #10135 of 28327
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Originally Posted by mr.orange View Post




A reasonable preference, but the same logic can applied to shirts and pants, which can be even worse becaus of their direct contact with the skin; for example, I have a friend who goes commando about 80% of the time. Yeah he washes his clothes and showers, but I just think it's really gross.

lol
gross

but i figure... clothes can be washed in the machine or dry cleaned
whereas shoes ... you really can't do anything except spray something and/or let the shoe tree soak up some moisture
just not the same
post #10136 of 28327
Kind of an odd question, but I have a pair of denim that I really like aside from the fact that they have pretty bad hip flares. I know they'll come down a bit with wear, but is this something a tailor could fix? Anybody have any success with it? Thanks!
post #10137 of 28327
I need a recommendation for a navy wool suit for a (broke) college student (e.g. for interviews, weddings, etc.).

Uniqlo regular Tasmanian Wool suit or +J (which fits much slimmer)? Or does anybody have any other suggestions for a reliable suit that isn't too hard on the wallet?

Thanks!
post #10138 of 28327
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Originally Posted by Tonybag0dohnutz View Post

Kind of an odd question, but I have a pair of denim that I really like aside from the fact that they have pretty bad hip flares. I know they'll come down a bit with wear, but is this something a tailor could fix? Anybody have any success with it? Thanks!

What is hip flare?
post #10139 of 28327

Pocket square question:

 

Is one meant to remove the labels on pocket squares before wearing them?  I acquired a couple recently as I look to improve my wardrobe and they have rather obtrusive labels.  In the past I would have removed them in a heartbeat, but thanks to this forum, I've learned that good clothing has resale value and i don't want to 'anonymize' the pieces to diminish their potential resale value. 

 

Every time I try to place them, the tag seems to interfere.  Again, I'm still new to their use, so i may simply be incompetent.

 

Thanks.

post #10140 of 28327
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Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post

I need a recommendation for a navy wool suit for a (broke) college student (e.g. for interviews, weddings, etc.).

Uniqlo regular Tasmanian Wool suit or +J (which fits much slimmer)? Or does anybody have any other suggestions for a reliable suit that isn't too hard on the wallet?

Thanks!
Use Gilt. That's what I did when I was in your situation. Got a Calvin Klein and a Tommy Hilfiger suit for $200 a piece, relatively crummy OTR but for the price and the need it sufficed. Or, wait for sales at Bloomingdales/Nordstrom/Saks etc.
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