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post #19786 of 29360
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Originally Posted by MrPhineasCole View Post

Does anyone in the Chicago area know of the status of Shrine Haberdashery?
Shrine's phone number is (312) 675-2105. Why not pick up the phone tomorrow and give them a call? Perhaps even ask them about their website being down?

I'd have called them for you, but they're open from 10-7, so they're already closed for the day.
post #19787 of 29360
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


Just be patient and buy well- you'll save money in the long run.  Being well dressed and well educated will land you a nice job after college and then you can apply your classical sense of style to a few of the finer things that are a bit dear in price but will be passed on to your kids! 

Classic advice.
post #19788 of 29360

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producti_SF4145_1_40000000001_-1

 

Do you think these are a good deal?

Or should I wait for a real Allen Edmonds sale?

post #19789 of 29360

is a charcoal grey pinstripe suit with plain shirt and tie acceptable for a funeral if I dont own a black suit?

post #19790 of 29360
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


It is only appropriate for wear while chugging Grey Goose from the bottle.

Because being overdressed is always in style.

 

You know, I read somewhere that class isn't about how you dress or what wine you drink, it's about being able to make everyone around you feel comfortable. You know what doesn't do that? Being very overdressed.

post #19791 of 29360
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

is a charcoal grey pinstripe suit with plain shirt and tie acceptable for a funeral if I dont own a black suit?
Yes I would think so
post #19792 of 29360
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

Because being overdressed is always in style.

You know, I read somewhere that class isn't about how you dress or what wine you drink, it's about being able to make everyone around you feel comfortable. You know what doesn't do that? Being very overdressed.

There are much, much better ways to dress casually than a suit with no tie, or even worse, a tie with no coat.
post #19793 of 29360
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Or should I wait for a real Allen Edmonds sale?
I don't much care for the color, and would find it to be of less utility than various alternatives, but if you want the shoes I suspect you're unlikely to find AE pricing them significantly lower than they currently are, at 50% off.
post #19794 of 29360
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

is a charcoal grey pinstripe suit with plain shirt and tie acceptable for a funeral if I dont own a black suit?
Even if you owned a black suit, a solid charcoal suit is every bit as "funeral appropriate" as is black.

Granted, the pinstripes definitely count against it for funeral wear, and if you had the option of choosing between a solid charcoal and a charcoal pinstripe, the proper choice would be obvious. However, probably 99% of the time you'll still be dressed acceptably.

Wear it with a white shirt and somber tie, and don't worry overmuch about your appearance. Yes, there are such things as guidelines for what to wear to a funeral, but that does not mean that funerals are fashion events. So long as you've made some effort to treat the occasion respectfully, nobody will have the moral right to take you to task for your attire. If somebody does give you a hard time about the pinstripes, that person needs to get his priorities straight.
post #19795 of 29360
Well said!
post #19796 of 29360
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


There are much, much better ways to dress casually than a suit with no tie, or even worse, a tie with no coat.

With what he has?

 

By the way, I don't really understand the problem with a tie with a vest but no coat. I'm aware it's hardly traditional, but it doesn't exactly make you look like a Jehovah's Witness.

post #19797 of 29360
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

With what he has?

By the way, I don't really understand the problem with a tie with a vest but no coat. I'm aware it's hardly traditional, but it doesn't exactly make you look like a Jehovah's Witness.



If you think that's okay then a vest with no jacket is just fine
post #19798 of 29360

Crosspost from a different thread; sorry for doing that, I guess this one might be more suitable for my question.

I've found a pair of boots in a shop in Canada at a bargain price. I would like to have them shipped to US, and then have them sent to Poland, where I live. That's right - even though I don't have relatives in US and have never been to your country, I figured a way that will make shipping cheaper this way. I realise there are customs duties on products imported to US from Canada. However, as far as I know, some exclusions apply - for instance, I've heard products made in US are free of tax imposing. And as a matter of fact, the boots I'm interested in are US-made. Would that save me from paying?

Will appreciate help from people who have had some experience with these issues - I'm counting on you :-).

post #19799 of 29360
I just bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds! What products should I invest in to keep them in optimal condition?

I'm new to the dress shoe game so if someone could point me in a direction of a good place to purchase a shoe horn, shoe tree and whatever polishes and protectors I need that would be awesome!
post #19800 of 29360
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Originally Posted by AmericanLion View Post

I just bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds! What products should I invest in to keep them in optimal condition?

I'm new to the dress shoe game so if someone could point me in a direction of a good place to purchase a shoe horn, shoe tree and whatever polishes and protectors I need that would be awesome!

Number one is trees. Either your feet or trees should be in them at all times.

Number two is a shoe horn, so you dont crush the back of the shoe when putting it on.

Number three is learning how to polish them to keep the leather supple.

Allen Edmonds sells good trees and polishes, and I'm sure they probably have a shoe horn as well. You can sometimes get cheaper trees on eBay or Sierra Trading Post.
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