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post #19876 of 28327

Quick Question. New Here and was just wondering what you guys think of Navy Lace Ups. What color suit do you wear them with and do you think its a viable option for a dress shoe or is it just a gimmicky color that doesnt really go well?

post #19877 of 28327
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Originally Posted by Homerunking17 View Post

Quick Question. New Here and was just wondering what you guys think of Navy Lace Ups. What color suit do you wear them with and do you think its a viable option for a dress shoe or is it just a gimmicky color that doesnt really go well?

You mean like oxfords?

Regardless, navy shoes are definitely a statement shoe. Definitely should not be something you buy until you have a whole bunch of other more versatile shoes in your lineup. Black or dark brown shoes are much better for a dress shoe to be worn with a suit.
post #19878 of 28327
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


You mean like oxfords?

Regardless, navy shoes are definitely a statement shoe. Definitely should not be something you buy until you have a whole bunch of other more versatile shoes in your lineup. Black or dark brown shoes are much better for a dress shoe to be worn with a suit.

Yeah I just Ordered a pair of Harris Navy Blue Wingtip oxfords on sale at barneys because I never really seen anything like them. I currently own black brown and grey but thought these might stand out a bit but now im not sure what I can wear them with other than a blue suit. 

post #19879 of 28327

Hi there, what is the strip of fabric/ribbon that comes in the pants pocket of expensive suits (its about half an inch thick and maybe 3 feet long)? possibly expensive pants too? Ive had this a few times. Thanks in advance for the help.

post #19880 of 28327
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Originally Posted by AceK View Post

Hi there, what is the strip of fabric/ribbon that comes in the pants pocket of expensive suits (its about half an inch thick and maybe 3 feet long)? possibly expensive pants too? Ive had this a few times. Thanks in advance for the help.

 

It's hem tape to reinforce and weight the pant hems.

post #19881 of 28327
Been looking everywhere for this with no perfect fit: I'm trying to find a grey suede derby shoes with a standard, brown leather sole. Like bucks but with the kind of brown sole you'd see on a typical brown dress shoe rather than red brick or some other plastic looking thing.

The Grenson Finlay is a near fit but it has this odd contrasting trim between the sole and the upper.

Any ideas?
post #19882 of 28327
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post

Been looking everywhere for this with no perfect fit: I'm trying to find a grey suede derby shoes with a standard, brown leather sole. Like bucks but with the kind of brown sole you'd see on a typical brown dress shoe rather than red brick or some other plastic looking thing.

The Grenson Finlay is a near fit but it has this odd contrasting trim between the sole and the upper.

Any ideas?

That's just a different style of welt, one that deals with foul weather better. You'll also see it on a lot of longwings. It's perfectly normal and appropriate for those shoes.
post #19883 of 28327

Thanks (hem tape)... Whats the best place (or places) to get high quality fabrics (for suits) for great prices in the nyc area?

post #19884 of 28327
When wearing brown shoes with grey pants should the shoes get lighter or darker as the shade of grey gets lighter?
post #19885 of 28327

I need two pair of cheap dress shoes, one in black and one in brown. I want to spend under $150 for both. What brands and styles should I be looking at?

post #19886 of 28327
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Originally Posted by Texx View Post

When wearing brown shoes with grey pants should the shoes get lighter or darker as the shade of grey gets lighter?

My rule is that as long as the shoes are about the same shade or darker, you can wear whatever you like. So if you're wearing charcoal pants, only a dark brown would work, but if you're wearing dove gray, you can pull off really light tans.
post #19887 of 28327

How does proxying work? I see a 59.99 dollar shoe (on sale) that I like and if I send it to where I am in Canada there is 40 dollar shipping making it 99.99...I have a cousin in the USA...so if I sent it to him I wouldn't pay 40 for shipping...is this what proxying does? I don't know what happens after...how my cousin gets me the shoes afterwards with no shipping charges....can someone help me here.

post #19888 of 28327
I'm going on a first date with a woman and we agreed to dress up 1920s-style and go to a speakeasy. I'm trying to figure out what to wear and how to put together an outfit that's 1920s-ish but doesn't look like a Halloween costume. I'm thinking less Al Capone, and more Midnight in Paris. I'm open to buying a thing or two on eBay or Etsy but don't want to spend too much money, nor do I want to look like I spent days planning it. Advice?
post #19889 of 28327
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Originally Posted by kushburner View Post

I need two pair of cheap dress shoes, one in black and one in brown. I want to spend under $150 for both. What brands and styles should I be looking at?

Instead of buying 2 pairs of cheap dress shoes, buy one pair of nice ones. Regardless of the outfit you wear, shoes will make it break the outfit and one pair of nice ones are far better than several pairs of cheap ones.
post #19890 of 28327
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Instead of buying 2 pairs of cheap dress shoes, buy one pair of nice ones. Regardless of the outfit you wear, shoes will make it break the outfit and one pair of nice ones are far better than several pairs of cheap ones.

Then you wear the one pair down fairly quickly, and don't have the versatility of having both black and brown.

kushburner: what kind of setting will you be wearing these shoes in? Because it's relatively easy to find a $100ish (less on sale) moccasin, but more difficult to find a nice lace up in the same price range.
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