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Originally Posted by htrieu View Post

I'm looking for a new pair of casual shoes that conservative/not too bold. I'd be wearing these day to day to school (I'm an undergraduate student). My desert boots are my current daily shoe. Any recommendations? Thanks.

Alden Indy boots
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Quick question. Which of the following grenadine tie goes well with white dress shirt & charcoal suit? burgundy, navy or black?

 

Thank you for your input

post #12378 of 28872
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Originally Posted by rollafan View Post

Quick question. Which of the following grenadine tie goes well with white dress shirt & charcoal suit? burgundy, navy or black?

 

Thank you for your input


All of the above?
post #12379 of 28872
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I actually haven't purchased anything yet.  I'm still looking into the bespoke option, but the PS suit in question would save me about $1,000.  It fits pretty much perfectly, which is the only reason that I'm considering it.  Unfortunately, however, $1300 is the retail price.  Additionally, Nordstrom worldwide only owns three of those suits in my size, and one of them happens to be in the Nordstrom near me.  Talk about pressure.

I guess I'll just have to decide if the extra thousand for bespoke is worth it.  bored.gif

CD ...PM'd you... GILT has a handful of PS suits on today in the $600-$700 range!
post #12380 of 28872
Bought a pair of Chelsea's last Friday by C&J. They felt fine in store but after wearing them a couple of days lightly I noticed the left foot felt loose compared with the right. It's my left foot that is bigger than my right so it felt odd to me. I just threw in two insoles that measure exactly the same and it seems that the left is indeed bigger. Being Chelsea's this also throws off the fit of the shaft so there is more room here too. This is my first decent pair of boots so I'm a bit disappointed to say the least.
Would I have a case here to have them replaced or repaired or is there a tolerance for sizing with shoe manufacturers? Thanks for reading
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post #12381 of 28872
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Originally Posted by rollafan View Post

Which of the following grenadine tie...
Any of them could work. I'd probably go for the burgundy first, simply because with the charcoal and white combination, I'd want a splash of color.

The black tie with the charcoal suit and white shirt is just a very colorless, severe look which doesn't typically appeal to me. To me, the look amounts to almost a caricature, bringing to mind Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues (although, in fairness, their suits were black, not simply dark grey, their skinny black ties weren't Grenadine, and you didn't mention anything about sunglasses), or some 20-something fellow trying to look hip or edgy. As for the navy tie, if it's dark enough to look black to most people under typical lighting, it's got all the disadvantages of the black tie.

Please bear in mind, these are just general observations. Many exceptions do exist. Nor is there anything inherently bad about navy or black grenadine neckties. In fact, I'd maintain that solid burgundy, solid navy, and solid black, should probably form the core of most men's assortment of either silk knit or grenadine neckties.
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Michael
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Originally Posted by Gaillimh Abu View Post

Bought a pair of Chelsea's last Friday by C&J. They felt fine in store but after wearing them a couple of days lightly I noticed the left foot felt loose compared with the right. It's my left foot that is bigger than my right so it felt odd to me. I just threw in two insoles that measure exactly the same and it seems that the left is indeed bigger. Being Chelsea's this also throws off the fit of the shaft so there is more room here too. This is my first decent pair of boots so I'm a bit disappointed to say the least.
Would I have a case here to have them replaced or repaired or is there a tolerance for sizing with shoe manufacturers? Thanks for reading
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mistakes happen. Id take them back if there really is that big of a difference between the shoes
post #12383 of 28872
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Originally Posted by GamaH View Post

Does anyone know if Murray's nantucket reds are actually comfortable?

Sure they are. When new they are a bit stiff, but they soften up nicely. They are cut pretty full and not slim, but a tailor can take care of that if you like.
post #12384 of 28872
I was looking to get a casual shoe (I just have an old pair of sketchers right now, or my AE Parliaments for going out) and was thinking of getting boat shoes. More specifically, AE's Eastports:

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Would these be ok with jeans and polos/sweater? Or shorts and T-shirt/polo shirt? I did some searching on google and they seem to be ok from the pictures that I've seen; just wanted some other thoughts if there are better options out there.

Cheers
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are you a dad? or an IT specialist? If not then id say there ugly as sin.
post #12386 of 28872
I'd wear them on days over 100 with linen shorts at the beach nod[1].gif

Well, actually, I got these for that purpose

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400269750682?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1150wt_1396

That, and crepe soles are super comfortable. (I know they are ugly, please don't judge)
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


All of the above?


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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Any of them could work. I'd probably go for the burgundy first,..


Thanks for the reply you guys! Much appreciated. It looks like I will be buying a burgundy one first as it will be my first grenadine tie.

 

post #12388 of 28872
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

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Originally Posted by rollafan View Post

Which of the following grenadine tie...
Any of them could work. I'd probably go for the burgundy first, simply because with the charcoal and white combination, I'd want a splash of color.

The black tie with the charcoal suit and white shirt is just a very colorless, severe look which doesn't typically appeal to me. To me, the look amounts to almost a caricature, bringing to mind Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues (although, in fairness, their suits were black, not simply dark grey, their skinny black ties weren't Grenadine, and you didn't mention anything about sunglasses), or some 20-something fellow trying to look hip or edgy. As for the navy tie, if it's dark enough to look black to most people under typical lighting, it's got all the disadvantages of the black tie.

Please bear in mind, these are just general observations. Many exceptions do exist. Nor is there anything inherently bad about navy or black grenadine neckties. In fact, I'd maintain that solid burgundy, solid navy, and solid black, should probably form the core of most men's assortment of either silk knit or grenadine neckties.
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Michael

There is a world of difference between the charcoal suit/white shirt/black grenadine combo and the black suit/white shirt/skinny black tie combo. In fairness, a light blue shirt with the charcoal suit and black grenadine also works with substantially less severity than a white shirt.
post #12389 of 28872
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post

Sure they are. When new they are a bit stiff, but they soften up nicely. They are cut pretty full and not slim, but a tailor can take care of that if you like.

Thanks, but I ended up being unable to make the purchase because of some stupid AVS mismatch (even though I'm 100% positive that I'm typing the correct address).
post #12390 of 28872

Question about alteration.

I have a velvet blazer. Shoulder and waist fits perfect but chest is about 2 inches big. It's velvet and from designer so I don't think it's canvassed but the jacket has lining.
Can I bring to a tailor let them take in chest 2 inch? Is that possible? Average cost?

I have another velvet blazer, shoulder, chest all good, but waist is too small, I need about 2 more inches. If a tailor would be able to take out 2 inch chest?

Thanks in advance
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