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post #18436 of 29416
Does 1 size down in EEE equal to 1 size up in D? i.e. 10D = 9EEE?
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Originally Posted by bapelolol View Post

Does 1 size down in EEE equal to 1 size up in D? i.e. 10D = 9EEE?
depends on width of your feet
post #18438 of 29416
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Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

 

I don't know why I did that. Here you go:

 

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Indeed, the sleeves are a bit long but the fit seems perfect to me. I like it that way. Not too tight but definitely not too wide!

post #18439 of 29416
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Snug, but not like it's stretching the shoe. Is it just sticking a bit on the leather, or are you really having to wedge it down in there?

It doesn't really require too much strength to push it down but I got the split toe trees so I'm worried it might stretch out the front width wise. I've attached a photo to show how much is sticking out without pushing it in. The trees are Woodlore size L and the shoes are a 44 (UK 10).

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Originally Posted by bapelolol View Post

Does 1 size down in EEE equal to 1 size up in D? i.e. 10D = 9EEE?
Generally, no.

Of course, as with most "would it fit me" type questions, the only way to know for sure is to try it on.

I do know that I typically wear a 13EEE. I cannot comfortably wear a 14D. And while I've never tried on a pair of 12 EEEEE shoes (which I have seen advertised now and then), I'm pretty sure they wouldn't fit well, either.

If you're asking because you've found a pair of shoes you really want, but they're not available in your actual size so you're wondering if you could size up or size down in order to get a fit more or less equivalent, I'd urge you not to buy the shoes.
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Michael
post #18441 of 29416
Does anyone here use shoe trees with suede shoes, and if so, have you found that they get stretched?
post #18442 of 29416
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Does anyone here use shoe trees with suede shoes, and if so, have you found that they get stretched?
I only own one pair of suede shoes. I use shoe trees with them. I haven't found that the shoe trees stretch them.
post #18443 of 29416
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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

So sorry to post a few in a row (when my other posts are cleared, that is), but I forgot to mention that I also own these:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4112_1_40000000001_-1

Would they be more like the brown casual to formal shoes you were talking about, or are these too loud for formal? Could these be worn with jeans?

Like I said... total newb here.

Thanks again!

Well, maybe. I wouldn't though, those are probably best as a offbeat summer alternative to dressier shoes with fairly formal clothing, bottoming out with khakis.

You're going to want something like a penny loafer or a wingtip. Look at the MacNeil or Walden. A monk like the Norwich or a saddle shoe like the shelton could work too.
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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Also, you mention wool, but what about cotton pants?

I would have edited this into my last reply, but since I'm new, I can't view it yet.

Depends on color. Olive or gray, sure. Khaki, like what you probably have? Hell no. I've never seen black shoes with khaki look good- it makes you look like you have no clue about how to dress.
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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Thank you so much for your well thought-out and quick response! So, would the shoes I posted count for the "formal black" pair? 

Again, I really appreciate the help... I have a LOT of questions stored up!

The 5th avenue is perfect for a formal black pair.
post #18444 of 29416

Hello MC'ers

 

I need to start delving into a little more proper attire and branching out in my style. In light of recent employment, I could stand to upgrade to a few things. I've got a variety of very casual--but very simple-- sport shirts and oxfords... But, I'm wondering what brands of trouser / slack I should look at. Specifically, in the "below 250 range" and something with a slim, modern cut. The only way I'd consider going above 250 -- this is my first pair of proper pants that aren't denim-- would be a company carried at Bergdorf due to my access to discount -- theory, cucinelli, zegna, thom browne (one of my personal favorites) and any other "Fashion" oriented brand not necessarily MC stuff. 

 

If you had to go with one trouser / slack / pant (to be worn once or twice a week) would you go navy, black, charcoal, grey, brown... suggestions definitely welcomed. Worn with black or dark brown shoes, for reference. 

 

Thanks guise. 

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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

I only own one pair of suede shoes. I use shoe trees with them. I haven't found that the shoe trees stretch them.
I have at least two or three pairs and keep trees in all of them. I have not noticed any stretching.
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Hello MC'ers

I need to start delving into a little more proper attire and branching out in my style. In light of recent employment, I could stand to upgrade to a few things. I've got a variety of very casual--but very simple-- sport shirts and oxfords... But, I'm wondering what brands of trouser / slack I should look at. Specifically, in the "below 250 range" and something with a slim, modern cut. The only way I'd consider going above 250 -- this is my first pair of proper pants that aren't denim-- would be a company carried at Bergdorf due to my access to discount -- theory, cucinelli, zegna, thom browne (one of my personal favorites) and any other "Fashion" oriented brand not necessarily MC stuff. 

If you had to go with one trouser / slack / pant (to be worn once or twice a week) would you go navy, black, charcoal, grey, brown... suggestions definitely welcomed. Worn with black or dark brown shoes, for reference. 

Thanks guise. 
Ahh, the BG discount. I used to be privy to this. I'm not going to go into brands, but for colors I would go with any of the ones you mentioned except the black. I would lean towards the navy and charcoal.
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Ahah, it's wonderful is it not?

 

It's a shame that even at discount, the merch is still painfully expensive. Yeah, I was pretty much leaning towards navy and charcoal as well.

 

I realize this is probably a bad and most likely stupid analogy, but is there any gateway-type company for trousers and slacks -- like with raw denimz, most people start with A.P.C., very classic, relatively easy to procure (not really an issue with my locale), pretty moderately priced, and a good value. Anything like this ring any bells for some of the MC favorites?

 

I'm going to have to start paying closer attention to the WAYWRN thread, fuck... 

post #18447 of 29416
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Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

Next ignorant question:

 

Is an Allen Edmonds Leeds both casual enough to wear with chinos and dressy enough to wear with a suit occasionally?

 

 

It could work for a suit. I would go for a fancier shoe though. Even to wear with jeans. I've never heard anyone criticize me for overdressing their shoes. I have only heard people compliment it. Assuming your not wearing a t-shirt.

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Just wondering on what people think about this pair of shoes.  I know they're not the fanciest but for the price point is there something vastly better for me to get?  Just curious if it's possible to assess the quality at all.  I bought a pair of boots there this summer and have been pretty happy with them.

 

http://www.jose-markham.com/the-moty-black.html

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Originally Posted by Dragne View Post

Just wondering on what people think about this pair of shoes.  I know they're not the fanciest but for the price point is there something vastly better for me to get?  Just curious if it's possible to assess the quality at all.  I bought a pair of boots there this summer and have been pretty happy with them.

http://www.jose-markham.com/the-moty-black.html

Pay $50 + $50-100ish in duties more and you could get a pair of Meermin
http://www.styleforum.net/t/277707/meermin-carmina-2nd-brand
post #18450 of 29416

Quick question gents...I have an athletic build and fit a 44R usually off the rack with a waist of 36.  Where I run into problems is the sleeves of suit jackets in that they bunch in the arms.  My upper arms are fairly developed and I'm not sure what the best solution is to this other than staying away from certain makes and styles.  Problem is, a trim suit suits me very nicely.  Can a tailor do anything about this? Or do I just have to choose carefully?

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