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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Ok, I need some sweater recommendations. I own 3 cardigan sweaters (all Brooks Brothers) and 1 v neck sweater (JCrew)*. Living in Denver and with fall/winter coming up, I'll be wearing sweaters a lot and wanted to find some cheap but quality options from $0 - $100. I will likely buy 3 or 4. I'd love to buy a nicer sweater like Lyle and Scott or Pringles of Scotland, but I'm going to need a few and will need to wear these almost every day during fall + winter, which is why I'm hesitant to buy just one sweater and wear that over and over again.

Any suggestions?

*I do have 2 or 3 beater sweaters from Old Navy from last year, and I'll probably throw those on here or there, but their clothes kinda suck.

A little pricier than what you are looking for but Sierra Trading Post has some good deals on Johnston of Elgin. Some are under $100 with their Deal Flyer coupon. Sale ends today.
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Weird question... I'm looking for crepe soled (or similarly silent) shoes that could pass for dress shoes from far away. (i.e. they could be worn with a suit and wouldn't look out of place to someone unless they were close)
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What about just rubber soled?  Allen Edmonds has many good calf leather choices in rubber soled shoes.  

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Weird question... I'm looking for crepe soled (or similarly silent) shoes that could pass for dress shoes from far away. (i.e. they could be worn with a suit and wouldn't look out of place to someone unless they were close)

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Originally Posted by benjclark View Post

What about just rubber soled?  Allen Edmonds has many good calf leather choices in rubber soled shoes.  

Both ideas are horrible. Just wear leather soled shoes.
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Question:  Using a clothes brush/garment brush for your suits, jackets, trousers, and sweaters is fairly common and encouraged, but what about broadcloth shirts, denim jeans that are only washed every 3 weeks, chinos, garments that aren't mentioned in the first group and have either a thick shetland-like pile or something much tighter and neater?  Recently, I've started doing just that, and enjoy doing it, but if there's nothing outstanding on the fabric is it really accomplishing much other than aligning the showing threads in the same direction?

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Both ideas are horrible. Just wear leather soled shoes.

I knew I'd get a unhelpful, dogmatic answer like that. I need SILENT soles. No squeaks, no heel clicks, nothing. I own multiple pairs of leather sole dress shoes already, and they make tons of noise. Most hard rubber soles on dress shoes squeak. I don't care what they look like up close, just as long as they pass for dress shoes from 50+ feet.

Edit: Somehow stumbled across an answer to my own question. Red Wing 101/9196. 9196 is exactly what I was thinking of (black calf chukkas).
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


I knew I'd get a unhelpful, dogmatic answer like that. I need SILENT soles. No squeaks, no heel clicks, nothing. I own multiple pairs of leather sole dress shoes already, and they make tons of noise. Most hard rubber soles on dress shoes squeak. I don't care what they look like up close, just as long as they pass for dress shoes from 50+ feet.
Edit: After a bit of Google-fu, I found one option... Red Wing 101. It's ugly as sin but this is about utility, not beauty.

 



Have you considered a bit of felt from your local hobby store?  Cut it to size, stain the edges black with polish, some light sanding on the soles, and glue it on.  I've had friends do this for large choral concerts where the halls were unforgiving to the heels of the ladies.

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Originally Posted by FugueMeister View Post

Have you considered a bit of felt from your local hobby store?  Cut it to size, stain the edges black with polish, some light sanding on the soles, and glue it on.  I've had friends do this for large choral concerts where the halls were unforgiving to the heels of the ladies.

That's not a bad idea, thanks. I actually have some sheets of black adhesive craft felt. Might try it out on a pair of beater shoes and see how it works.
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*Deleted, 'cause I see now that Van Veen would just dismiss it as an unhelpful, dogmatic answer.*
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Along with the first question I posted several replies up, what's the best way to get plugged in on the styleforum?

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*Deleted, 'cause I see now that Van Veen would just dismiss it as an unhelpful, dogmatic answer.*

If it leads to completely silent dress shoes on a hardwood stage, I'm all ears. (Eyes, I guess.)
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Just got my first pair of nice dress shoes, Park Avenue, in 10 D.

 

1. AE shoes trees sizing chart recommends Medium for 10 D and Large for 10.5 D. Which one to go with? My foot width is between D and E, but went with D in hoping that it will stretch after break in period. Would a Large shoe trees help stretch/fill better?

 

2. I want to keep my shoes maintenance down to as minimal as possible because I don't have any opportunities to wear them right now, at least not until next year, so the shoes is going to be in storage most of the time right now. Can I just do shoes cream without the polish? I don't care for the shine that much, just want the leather to be properly care for. Also, people say that polish protects the shoes from weather better but also dry out the leather so can I just not use it? Plus, I'm still a newbie so I don't want to have to deal with wax build up/cleaning it out once in a while. I am still in college so funds is limited. Would a horse hair brush and can of AE shoes cream be sufficient?

 

I DID and RAPED the search engine so please, just give me the answers to my questions, lol THANKS!!

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


If it leads to completely silent dress shoes on a hardwood stage, I'm all ears. (Eyes, I guess.)

 

I was guessing that you were either pulling a heist and needed to get past the security guard without attracting attention before going into silent mode, or were performing in a play or similar. Sounds like the latter. What about something like this: http://www.shoemall.com/p/dressabout-mens-oxford/?color=Black&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=PLA+Dressabout%20Oxford%20Black&CAWELAID=1024518107&catargetid=1519354554&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CL7tvtyy6LICFUqi4AoduyoAJA
post #17804 of 28325
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Originally Posted by NamlikeaG6 View Post

Just got my first pair of nice dress shoes, Park Avenue, in 10 D.

2. I want to keep my shoes maintenance down to as minimal as possible because I don't have any opportunities to wear them right now, at least not until next year, so the shoes is going to be in storage most of the time right now. Can I just do shoes cream without the polish? I don't care for the shine that much, just want the leather to be properly care for. Also, people say that polish protects the shoes from weather better but also dry out the leather so can I just not use it? Plus, I'm still a newbie so I don't want to have to deal with wax build up/cleaning it out once in a while. I am still in college so funds is limited. Would a horse hair brush and can of AE shoes cream be sufficient?

Yup. Totally sufficient. Wax is for shine.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I knew I'd get a unhelpful, dogmatic answer like that. I need SILENT soles. No squeaks, no heel clicks, nothing. I own multiple pairs of leather sole dress shoes already, and they make tons of noise. Most hard rubber soles on dress shoes squeak. I don't care what they look like up close, just as long as they pass for dress shoes from 50+ feet.
Edit: Somehow stumbled across an answer to my own question. Red Wing 101/9196. 9196 is exactly what I was thinking of (black calf chukkas).
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