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post #18856 of 28247

Thank you all for the input. I think it is quite clear what I should be doing with them laugh.gif

 

I was looking at Johnson & Murphy shoes and some of them look like square toed shoes to me, yet the reviews on them are quite positive (ex. Dobson). Is the problem with square the fact that not enough effort is put into the quality and detail of the shoe, rather than the shape itself? http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/category_listing.aspx?c=1215

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Originally Posted by newbie369 View Post

Is the problem with square the fact that not enough effort is put into the quality and detail of the shoe, rather than the shape itself?
In a nutshell, the shoes in question are not attractive in design. And they are almost certainly made of inferior grade leather. And not unlikely employ sub-standard construction.

This combination of negatives means they probably won't garner too much positive feedback from folks here on SF. Although, as has been noted, you could likely wear them in the real world without anyone taking much notice of them, one way or the other.
post #18858 of 28247

If I recall correctly, I purchased the shoes at the Bay for approximately $70. I think that really helps emphasize the factors you listed.

 

Are there any shoes that are decent in quality and can be shipped to Canada for a reasonable price? An "entry level" oxford perhaps?

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Originally Posted by newbie369 View Post

If I recall correctly, I purchased the shoes at the Bay for approximately $70. I think that really helps emphasize the factors you listed.

Are there any shoes that are decent in quality and can be shipped to Canada for a reasonable price? An "entry level" oxford perhaps?

Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank. They ship to Canada for $25 per pair. Only order 1 pair at a time or you will be charged taxes. Up your budget just a bit and you can get a pair for about $170.

Go to Harry Rosen and try on a few AE shoes to see how they fit and what size you are. Don't buy from them though as they sell for $400 with tax and all.
post #18860 of 28247

Hi everyone

I've been perusing this forum for a few months now. Just wanted to ask a question bc I'm stumped

 

I'm looking for a versatile brown shoe. Something I can wear with a navy suit, but would also work with dark denim

$200-250 limit

 

What would you guys recommend?

 

The only thing that seems like it could work are the Loake Pimlico in brown leather

 

 

Thanks! 

post #18861 of 28247
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Originally Posted by gonadwarrior View Post

Hi everyone
I've been perusing this forum for a few months now. Just wanted to ask a question bc I'm stumped

I'm looking for a versatile brown shoe. Something I can wear with a navy suit, but would also work with dark denim
$200-250 limit

What would you guys recommend?

The only thing that seems like it could work are the Loake Pimlico in brown leather


Thanks! 

I would shop clearance allen Edmonds. Or stretch the budget they are about $320 normally.
post #18862 of 28247

Are the  Milano Vintage Chinos in tan to bright for winter?

 

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Originally Posted by gonadwarrior View Post

Hi everyone
I've been perusing this forum for a few months now. Just wanted to ask a question bc I'm stumped

I'm looking for a versatile brown shoe. Something I can wear with a navy suit, but would also work with dark denim
$200-250 limit

What would you guys recommend?

The only thing that seems like it could work are the Loake Pimlico in brown leather


Thanks! 

Wingtips of some variety. Call the Allen Edmonds shoe bank or pick up a pair of vintage Florsheim shells off e-bay.
post #18864 of 28247

I just bought a brown windowpane tweed blazer, what type of pants do you suggest i wear with it? Would khaki chinos be a bit much?

post #18865 of 28247
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I just bought a brown windowpane tweed blazer, what type of pants do you suggest i wear with it? Would khaki chinos be a bit much?

Since when have khaki chinos been a bit much for anything? Sounds like a great, and easy, pairing.
post #18866 of 28247

1000

 

I found these on Pinterest and was curious what make and brand these shoes are. I have looked everywhere but thus far have been unsuccessful. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 

(Also if you find good alternative to these boots please feel free to post pictures and links on where to get them) 

 

Thanks for your help

post #18867 of 28247
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Since when have khaki chinos been a bit much for anything? Sounds like a great, and easy, pairing.

+1.
post #18868 of 28247
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Originally Posted by brunost View Post

Are the  Milano Vintage Chinos in tan to bright for winter?

 



Not to me.
post #18869 of 28247
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Originally Posted by Pig Farmer View Post

I've read a bit further and answered my own question, hopefully.  Verification would be nice.

Yoke seemed to be the main shoulder measurement, so I went with that.




As instructed by a few different sources, I started from slightly outside the little nub at the top of the shoulder joint.  I secured the measuring tape with a rubber band, draped it across my back, and gently pulled the long end taut while keeping both hands at my side.  I felt just outside the bony protrusion I was measuring to and pressed with my fingernail to leave a mark.  Then I stood naturally and checked the tape in the mirror.

I rechecked the position of the tape and the location of my shoulder joints several times.  Number was 16.5" consistently.

Did I do anything wrong?  Is 16.5" unusually narrow for a 43-44" chest?

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I can see you are very serious about this, but the short answer is to not overthink it. The long answer follows.

You should be measuring beyond where the shoulder bone connects with the arm, where your shoulder meets the fleshy upper part of your arm. You should be able to depress the top of the arm slightly where it arcs. No one wears their shirts with the seam riding up by the top of the shoulders, so if you are measuring near the nubs, you are doing it wrong. A shirt (I assume you were talking about shirts) seam should drape just slightly over that intersect, not sit flush on your shoulder bone, unless you want to feel a taut shirt all day. Yes, 16.5 is more akin to a size small or extra small, but everyone has different physiology.

You would be better served A) finding a shirt you like the fit on and measuring the fit from top shoulder seam to shoulder seam, laid flat, and working against that template; or B) going to a dry cleaner or tailor and asking them very nicely to help you. Perhaps you can think of a compelling reason to convince them.

Don't worry about yoke. And when self measuring, you should really have a third party measure you for an objective result.

 

My tailor did a measurement but I think he went from the end of the shoulder to the middle of my back but following the shoulder linethen he measured fro mthe middle of the back to the other end of the shoulder following the shoulder line.
post #18870 of 28247

1 - Do you think these shoes are nice?

 

2 - (if so) What color suit would these go with?

 

Also,

 

Would these be okay to wear with dress pants (and/or nice jeans?) and a sport coat?

 

In short... how versatile are these shoes?700

 

 

Thank you!

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