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I'm having trouble finding great information on leather belts on SF. I own several in the $20-$100 range and every single one either scuffs easily or the leather starts showing wear within a couple months. Is it possible to get quality leather belts under $200 that won't scuff or crack? If so, what are some brand recommendations? Thanks.

I like Montblanc - go for palladium finish buckle and plain (not grainy) leather from the contemporary line. I have not worn them enough to say on durability but they look and feel top notch

http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/shop/leather/browse.aspx
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FWIW I have this MB belt I received as a gift that I wear as an everyday beater. I can't say MB makes the best belts or they are even good for the price but I have beat the shit out of this for almost three years and it's only now starting to get worn enough I need to replace the leather. Hope that helps...
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So it's more tricky and debatable than I thought. Are we all agreed on this, though?

Of the socks, shoes and trousers, the socks must not have the lightest shade.

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What the devil happened to these shoes, and how on earth do I fix it?

Polished my shoes for the first time last night. It's worth noticing that my thrifted florsheim loafers came out looking better than ever. However, my stacy adams hold-me-over-till-i-get-allen-edmonds-for-xmas pieces of crap came out with dark brown streaking all over.
The original color was a dark cognac or a light brown. I used brown kiwi polish. Are the brown streaks due to using too dark a color, the shoe being crap, or inadequate polishing technique?

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Originally Posted by Mr Whitebeard View Post

So it's more tricky and debatable than I thought. Are we all agreed on this, though?
Of the socks, shoes and trousers, the socks must not have the lightest shade.

It's not really that debatable- socks are either an independent element to be coordinated like a tie or pocket square, or they approximately match the pants. Matching the shoes is simply not the correct answer. And yes, they can be lighter than the pants or the shoe, but you've got to walk before you run, so I don't recommend that while you're still unlearning old habits.

Hell, I'm not sure I even own a pair of black socks...
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

The original color was a dark cognac or a light brown. I used brown kiwi polish. Are the brown streaks due to using too dark a color, the shoe being crap, or inadequate polishing technique?
How do I fix it?

Yes, yes, and yes. Repolish with a matching polish. Look up the "Mac method" as your primer on how to polish.

http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/
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Originally Posted by Mr Whitebeard View Post

So it's more tricky and debatable than I thought. Are we all agreed on this, though?
Of the socks, shoes and trousers, the socks must not have the lightest shade.
No, we do not all agree on this.

Below, is a picture from today's "A Suitable Wardrobe." The socks (grey and white houndstooth) are lighter in shade than the trousers or shoes, but I don't find the combination at all objectionable.



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Michael
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Yes, yes, and yes. Repolish with a matching polish. Look up the "Mac method" as your primer on how to polish.
http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/

Thank you. I don't need to remove the screwy polish?

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Cross post from the AE thread.

 

It looks as if the heels are falling off of one of my park avenues (as they tend to do, apparently, with that line). What are my options?

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Yes, yes, and yes. Repolish with a matching polish. Look up the "Mac method" as your primer on how to polish.
http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/
I thought the mac method was only for shell.
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Cross post from the AE thread.

It looks as if the heels are falling off of one of my park avenues (as they tend to do, apparently, with that line). What are my options? HIDE (Click to show)
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You can either contact customer service and see what they will do for you or go to your local cobbler and have them reattach.
Edited by Winston S. - 11/27/12 at 11:57am
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Cross post from the AE thread.

It looks as if the heels are falling off of one of my park avenues (as they tend to do, apparently, with that line). What are my options?

Apparently this is a common issue with AE. It's an easy fix for a cobbler though and much quicker than sending them back to AE.
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Originally Posted by Mr Whitebeard View Post

So it's more tricky and debatable than I thought. Are we all agreed on this, though?
Of the socks, shoes and trousers, the socks must not have the lightest shade.

Lighter socks looks better. The same tone is optimal, but if one has to choose lighter is better. As Will from ASW puts it it draws the eye in and it makes the combo look more "interesting". I agree with him.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Apparently this is a common issue with AE. It's an easy fix for a cobbler though and much quicker than sending them back to AE.

Very easy fix for a cobbler, not worth sending back.
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Can anyone tell me where I can find this fabric or even what this fabric is called?!?!  thanks so much!!!

 

 

 

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Edit - wrong thread delete please
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