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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post

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?

Filson?

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Hi everyone. I found my way to this forum after an internet search for affordable quality dress shoes. Armed with information from SF, I bought a pair of AE Park Avenues. While this satisfies my need for black dress shoes, I still need some brown shoes. I may end up getting another pair from AE to fill the formal brown shoe void, but I came across these shoes from Profession Bottier and at their current price ($110 incl. shipping) appear to be a good deal for casual brown shoes? Although I don't completely believe in the "retail yoox price," a large European online shoe store (spartoo.eu) seems to corroborate their retail value. I did an internet search and the few thoughts on the internet seem 50/50 on the brand/quality (incl. a french clothing forum - thank you Google translate).

 

I know it's just a picture, but any thoughts on the brand Profession Bottier? overall quality? type of leather and construction? would you buy it?

I would appreciate thoughts and advice!

The original image can be found here and the product here.

 

Profession Bottier

post #13563 of 29422

Borrelli Navy Blue Sportcoat – Size: 42 US ($399) 91% Cotton, 9% Linen

Is this a good deal for a summer blazer? Yes or No? Its pretty much perfect size-wise for me.

 

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Originally Posted by sohwhat View Post

Hi everyone. I found my way to this forum after an internet search for affordable quality dress shoes. Armed with information from SF, I bought a pair of AE Park Avenues. While this satisfies my need for black dress shoes, I still need some brown shoes. I may end up getting another pair from AE to fill the formal brown shoe void, but I came across these shoes from Profession Bottier and at their current price ($110 incl. shipping) appear to be a good deal for casual brown shoes? Although I don't completely believe in the "retail yoox price," a large European online shoe store (spartoo.eu) seems to corroborate their retail value. I did an internet search and the few thoughts on the internet seem 50/50 on the brand/quality (incl. a french clothing forum - thank you Google translate).

 

I know it's just a picture, but any thoughts on the brand Profession Bottier? overall quality? type of leather and construction? would you buy it?

I would appreciate thoughts and advice!

The original image can be found here and the product here.

 

Profession Bottier



 

 

I've never heard of Profession Bottier, so I can't comment on quality.  However, those look really dark - almost black.  A lighter shade of brown would be much more versatile.

post #13565 of 29422
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

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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

My guess is that's last 87.

Here's a link to the last silhouettes

http://alfredsargent.co.uk/test-pages/
post #13566 of 29422

Yes, grab it.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-ALLEN-EDMONDS-FIFTH-AVENUE-BROWN-SZ-10-5-C-WORN-ONCE-/290682252261?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43ae032be5

is this a good price for a pair of AE?

I'm a size 10 in most shoes, will the 10.5D run too big? I really like the color. Trying to match it with a navy suit
post #13568 of 29422

borrelli up there?

anyone/

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I am honestly curious, is there a tailor in the Bay Area that understands what is this so called "styleforum approved" dress code for MC?

I would definitely be interested in paying he or she a visit as I have a small amount of alterations to be made and would like their input.

Or are the tailors only as good as the individual who details what they specifically like the way their suit/trousers fit?

Would really like to walk up to the tailor and be like "Hey Styleforum, you know?--Yeah please give me that type of cut/tailoring job please"

Any regulars on this side of the forum could give me some suggestions to think about where to hit up next?
It sounds like I'm asking for an interview and a foot in the door to some exclusive tailor...
post #13570 of 29422
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Originally Posted by smashwindow View Post

borrelli up there?
anyone/

Buy it. Yes. Proceed.
post #13571 of 29422

finally, an affirmation, gaahhbounce2.gif
 

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Buy it. Yes. Proceed.


 

post #13572 of 29422
I've got a pair of cashmere lined leather gloves that are losing their lining. The leather is beautiful and broken in, aging well. The gloves were not particularly fancy, maybe ~$80 US. Is it possible to have them re-lined for <$40? I'd like to take care of them and keep them a few more years.
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I want to get a pair of brown leather chelsea boots for a reasonable price.  I buy most of my shoes from AE (so around that price range).  Can someone recommend me a good pair?

post #13574 of 29422
Would it be an abomination to wear navy chinos with a brown tweed jacket and tie to a funeral? My finances are currently tight so I can't shell out for a quality suit I really want and I don't want to waste money buying a cheap suit I'll only wear once.
post #13575 of 29422
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

Would it be an abomination to wear navy chinos with a brown tweed jacket and tie to a funeral? My finances are currently tight so I can't shell out for a quality suit I really want and I don't want to waste money buying a cheap suit I'll only wear once.

If that's what you've got, showing respect is far more important than any traditional dress code. I'm sure the family would just be grateful you're there. White shirt and as conservative a tie as you have, of course.
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