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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I used to watch sports, but then my dad got a job.


This would be a fine year to get back into it! The Yankees have a beastly pitching staff and all the big-hitters back. Very excite.

 

post #13547 of 28352
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



This would be a fine year to get back into it! The Yankees have a beastly pitching staff and all the big-hitters back. Very excite.

:yawn:
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Hey all - I'm looking to make an investment in a versatile wool coat / jacket that will look good, keep me warm, and serve me well for several years. Something clean and classic would be nice. I'm more interested in value than concerned about actual cost (willing to lay down some dime for the right coat).

I'm looking for something that meets the following criteria:

-For casual city wear. Will only be worn with denim, usually with quality brown leather boots.
-Not a peacoat: I already have 2 nice old kersey wool peacoats
-Gray or navy
-button closure
-around 31-34" inches long or so (about the length of a size 40 Barbour Beaufort, or a bit longer, if that helps) that covers the rear but stops well short of the knees.
-don't want a cropped coat with a waistband
-don't want a long coat or top coat (too dressy, annoying to sit and drive in, generally not as utilitarian as I'm looking for with this jacket)
-preferably with vents
-will consider lined or unlined. My priority is to find a quality wool shell and the right cut
-by 'quality wool' I don't mean cashmere or anything with a fancy finish--i loved the tight-knit kersey wool of old peacoats
-I'm 5'9" and 185 lbs and wear a size 40 suit (but will never wear this jacket with a suit)

Years ago as an undergrad, I wore and loved the J. Crew University Jacket because it was warm, easy to wear, had generous pockets, and looked somewhat respectable. I'm essentially looking for an "adult" version of that coat, if such a thing exists. Better quality, better construction, but equally versatile and utilitarian.

Any suggestions or ideas where to start?
Edited by Trapp - 3/14/12 at 1:33pm
post #13549 of 28352
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

:yawn:

Baseball....
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can someone decipher the numbers for me?
so far, these alfred sargent made peal & co. shoes have been the most comfortable and best fitting dress shoes ... so i'd like to know what last it is and stick to it
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Just picked up a pair of AE Strands for $180 online from AAFES, but they were shipped from AE.  Shoes have wrinkles in the leather and I

should be worried about?

 

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post #13552 of 28352
Help me choose summer loafer:

Alden Suede Tassel Loafer...$450 new
233

SW1 Sloop Water Buffalo...$550 new
233

SW1 Sloop Dark Brown...$550 new
261

SW1 Sloop Brown Suede...$550 new
350

Vass Shell Penny Loafer F-Last...$8-900 i believe
467

Any other recommendations, perhaps in navy suede?
post #13553 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Help me choose summer loafer:

Any other recommendations, perhaps in navy suede?

Alden LHS.
post #13554 of 28352
^ Not a fan of the LHS, maybe its the last, just not appealing
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


Alden LHS.



+1 Also consider the RL Marlow penny loafer but if you want navy suede, there are these.

 

post #13556 of 28352
Looking for an SF-approved tailor either in Utah or Nevada (roughly between SLC and Las Vegas). I've been having jackets nipped and tucked by fly-by-night "tailors" who proceed to butcher the lining while leaving me with a (still) poor fitting garment. As I read more on the subject through the stickies (thankyouSF) I realize there's far more to it than just opening the back seam and pulling in fabric. Any recommendations?
post #13557 of 28352
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Originally Posted by jjjcking1 View Post

Just picked up a pair of AE Strands for $180 online from AAFES, but they were shipped from AE.  Shoes have wrinkles in the leather and I
should be worried about?

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Don't worry, they are fine.
post #13558 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Help me choose summer loafer:
Alden Suede Tassel Loafer...$450 new
233
SW1 Sloop Water Buffalo...$550 new
233
SW1 Sloop Dark Brown...$550 new
261
SW1 Sloop Brown Suede...$550 new
350
Vass Shell Penny Loafer F-Last...$8-900 i believe
467
Any other recommendations, perhaps in navy suede?

You can pick up the C&J Cavendish from Shipton & Heneage for ~$350.
post #13559 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Help me choose summer loafer:

SW1 Sloop Water Buffalo...$550 new
233
SW1 Sloop Dark Brown...$550 new
261
SW1 Sloop Brown Suede...$550 new
350
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Any other recommendations, perhaps in navy suede?

I have never seen such a treatment of a camp moc design. It just looks strange- to me, they're boat shoe equivalents. The first is the strangest, the second two at least use leathers a little more suited to the design, but the last and structure still wierds me out.

This is what a camp moc is supposed to look like:
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That aside, buy 'em if you like them. But the europeans keep (IMO) butchering classic american shoe designs. The english did it to penny loafers, which I have seen before, and now the Italians are doing it to the camp moc. A similar version of the bean boot must be in the works...
post #13560 of 28352
I like the dark brown ones personally.
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