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post #19666 of 29358
Searching entire planet for a Filson wool vest, updated model- # 10213
need a large in blue, preferably, or also comes in grey.
Discontinued item but will compensate generously to anyone who can find it.
post #19667 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Muve View Post

Starting to get into the menswear game, and I'm attempting to purchase my first pair of quality dress shoes. I'm looking at secondhand since I'm not in a position to buy full retail, and I wanted to get your opinion on how fixable or long lasting some creases on these AE Park Ave's are. Is this something I can eventually remove from the shoes with some quality shoe trees, shoe care, and TLC? 




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That's normal creasing, it's what happens when you wear shoes. Shoe trees keep it minimized,and keep it from turning into cracking. Those shoes are in nice shape, they'd be a good buy at an appropriate price.
post #19668 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post


I know I don't have many shoes and the idea was to find what my next one should be. As in, what staple am I missing? I am aware that there are many more which would be nice to have, and I will keep adding over time.

I don't like longwings or monks. Love suede but really looking for that versatile suede shoe before I pull the trigger. I think my small collection could be missing a dark brown cap-toe. A semi-brogue is also a good idea.

Suits: Charcoal/Navy staple suits
Business Casual (I wear this most of the time): Epaulet trousers in grey, french blue, etc along with an OCBD.

I'd say you are missing a casual lace up. My first choice would probably be a longwing, but since you don't like them... Although not a fan myself, I would go with a plain-toe derbie which could be suede.
post #19669 of 29358
looking to buy a nicer luggage/bag
thinking of something like Filson ... something canvas/leather
or a roll on luggage like briggs & riley
what are some other brands to consider?
post #19670 of 29358
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

looking to buy a nicer luggage/bag
thinking of something like Filson ... something canvas/leather
or a roll on luggage like briggs & riley
what are some other brands to consider?

Not the same style, but Rimowa for rolling luggage.
post #19671 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

This is very nice. Where is it from?

Not really sure.
I pinned it from this tumblr blog of swedish shop "Rose & Born".
Their website got some cool stuff.
post #19672 of 29358
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

looking to buy a nicer luggage/bag
thinking of something like Filson ... something canvas/leather
or a roll on luggage like briggs & riley
what are some other brands to consider?

 

Personally I use Saddleback Leather for my luggage.  Hand made with a 100 year warranty, great small American business.  I've attached a photo of my bag. 

I have leather bags from Tumi as well, I also use their "Bedford" line of travel accessories.  

 

 

Other places to look:

Duluth Pack has some nice canvas/leather bags- a little sportsman-ish but made in American and lifetime warranty. 

Kenton Sorenson USA has a beautiful duffel bag. 

Hard Graft is a UK company - bags made in Italy.  Nice leather and felt wool stuff. 

Tanner Goods makes a nice canvas duffel.

 

Hope that helps.

post #19673 of 29358

Do you guys think it is appropriate to wear a navy corduroy blazer in daytime?

Regarding to velvet jacket, should we have to follow strictly to the rule "do not wear a velvet jacket from 6 am to 6 pm"?

And sorry for a silly question, but what is a "epaulet trousers"?

Thank you for your help.


Edited by azumi - 1/11/13 at 8:25am
post #19674 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Muve View Post

Starting to get into the menswear game, and I'm attempting to purchase my first pair of quality dress shoes. I'm looking at secondhand since I'm not in a position to buy full retail, and I wanted to get your opinion on how fixable or long lasting some creases on these AE Park Ave's are. Is this something I can eventually remove from the shoes with some quality shoe trees, shoe care, and TLC? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good choice for your first grown-up shoes. 

These are in very good shape.  They will last you another 20 years easily.  The creases that I see in the photos are very normal.  Naturally they were made by someones elses foot so the shoe will change once you start wearing them so I'd apply mink oil or polish to keep the leather supple.  Get some wooden shoe trees and keep them polished and I think you will be fine.

Good luck. 

post #19675 of 29358
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Do you guys think it is appropriate to wear a navy cordoroy blazer in daytime?

Regarding to velvet jacket, should we have to follow strictly to the rule "do not wear a velvet jacket from 6 am to 6 pm"?

Thank you for your help.


I don't own either, but I think a corduroy blazer would be a day-time wear item and velvet would be for evening wear. 

post #19676 of 29358
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

Personally I use Saddleback Leather for my luggage.  Hand made with a 100 year warranty, great small American business.  I've attached a photo of my bag. 
I have leather bags from Tumi as well, I also use their "Bedford" line of travel accessories.  




Other places to look:
Duluth Pack has some nice canvas/leather bags- a little sportsman-ish but made in American and lifetime warranty. 
Kenton Sorenson USA has a beautiful duffel bag. 
Hard Graft is a UK company - bags made in Italy.  Nice leather and felt wool stuff. 
Tanner Goods makes a nice canvas duffel.

Hope that helps.

I love those bags, but there are two big problems with them:
  1. They weigh an absolute ton
  2. They look expensive and nice, and are thus much more likely to "disappear" if ever checked at the airport

Honestly, if you're flying with the bags, don't get something made of leather. Filson would be nice, but I'd only do it for carryon. If you're checking a bag, get something made of black ballistic nylon and just accept that it looks like shit.

Now, if you're talking about car luggage, then that's a totally different ball game biggrin.gif I've been wanting a leather weekend bag...
post #19677 of 29358
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


I love those bags, but there are two big problems with them:
  1. They weigh an absolute ton
  2. They look expensive and nice, and are thus much more likely to "disappear" if ever checked at the airport

Honestly, if you're flying with the bags, don't get something made of leather. Filson would be nice, but I'd only do it for carryon. If you're checking a bag, get something made of black ballistic nylon and just accept that it looks like shit.

Now, if you're talking about car luggage, then that's a totally different ball game biggrin.gif I've been wanting a leather weekend bag...


Not quite a ton, but It is on the heavy side- weighs 17lbs empty, but I use a folding wheel cart to get to the airport and then check the bag and then put my carry-on on to the wheels and just pull it on to the plane.  If I had it to do again I would buy the medium size suitcase and not the large. 

post #19678 of 29358
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


Not quite a ton, but It is on the heavy side- weighs 17lbs empty, but I use a folding wheel cart to get to the airport and then check the bag and then put my carry-on on to the wheels and just pull it on to the plane.  If I had it to do again I would buy the medium size suitcase and not the large. 

That 17 lbs. eats into your 50 lb. airline maximum though. I'd rather get a lighter bag and be able to pack more stuff in it.

post #19679 of 29358
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Do you guys think it is appropriate to wear a navy corduroy blazer in daytime?
So long as it's a somewhat informal social occasion, I think it's quite appropriate. For example, it's a Sunday afternoon, it's winter, and you're meeting some friends for lunch. You don't feel like wearing your tweed sportcoat. Could you put on your navy corduroy blazer, instead? You betcha.

But, naturally, if a situation calls for an actual suit, a blazer is not the best choice. And a navy corduroy blazer is an even worse choice than is a navy wool blazer, since in general corduroy is a less formal option. (Related to this, I'm pleased that you specified "in daytime," since it suggests that you understand that, on average, acceptable daytime attire tends to be more casual than evening attire.)
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Regarding to velvet jacket, should we have to follow strictly to the rule "do not wear a velvet jacket from 6 am to 6 pm"?
Since it's not a strict rule, you don't have to follow it strictly. smile.gif

What the rule actually means is "Velvet jackets are evening wear, not daytime wear."

If the sun set at 5:04PM, and at 5:45PM you want to don your velvet jacket, you should feel free to ignore anyone who warns you that "It's not 6 o'clock yet, so you mustn't put on your velvet jacket."
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And sorry for a silly question, but what is a "epaulet trousers"?

1. Trousers made/sold by the company "Epaulet New York." This is by far the more common usage.

2. Trousers having epaulets. (Usually about the waistband, although around a year ago I saw a man wearing a suit, with epaulets down at the bottom of his pants legs. Assuming they served some functional role - as opposed to the merely ornamental - perhaps they permitted the pants leg to be gathered up, so as to be tucked into a boot.)
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Michael
post #19680 of 29358

Can you guys help me find good online stores to buy shoes in Canada? Even though I'm looking for under 75 dollar shoes as my first dressy shoe (all you guys seem to suggest are AE which will never happen at my age so I'm brand hunting atm) the problem I have is that I really have to go to 50 bucks because ordering from the states is 25 dollars import duties (even 40 dollars in case of florsheim when I thought a 59 dollar chase shoe would be fine...checkout import is 40 on top of that to Canada)

 

All these stupid things for over the boarder tax...If I could get rid of this I could buy shoes more easily and not sacrifice dough just to get it sent to me.  I'm in a more quiet part of canada that is about 2-3 hours away from any store dedicated to selling shoes (such as toronto which my parents never take me to)...other than walmart and stuff...online is all I have...

 

So the budget brands (so no AE, I'll cross that bridge when I can afford to) that I can be looking at for a brown oxford/lace up shoe)?

 

and the Canadian places online to buy shoes so I'm not paying double the value because of shipping? Thanks.

 

I don't use things such as ebay or believe in the idea of used shoes (my dad would slap me if I brought somebody else' shoes home)...so let's keep this in mind and not ask why this is the case...it just is.

 

Also I am not too keen of the idea of save up for 2 or 3 years to buy AE because within those 2-3 years I need something to GET BY with...until then...you know?

 

Thank you with sincerity,

majik

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