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Hi all, Im curious if Nike Airmax will work as well as new balance 574 with the trousers? 

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post #20582 of 29358
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what color and pattern neckwear should be for gingam shirts? can't imagine, cause as it seems to me, gingam pattern is a self-enough saturated. so how to adjust to it?



where can i find info on that: any "how to", review or a rules summary?



Gingham is pretty informal and generally would not be worn with a tie. If you do wear a tie with it, I'd go for a solid, as it's going to be hard to find something that doesn't clash with the gingham.
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Go with solid ties for gingham shirts IMO.

Agreed.
post #20583 of 29358

shoe trees or newspapers?
 

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Originally Posted by Danzel View Post

what color and pattern neckwear should be for gingam shirts? can't imagine, cause as it seems to me, gingam pattern is a self-enough saturated. so how to adjust to it?

where can i find info on that: any "how to", review or a rules summary?

 

Don't wear gingham for formal wear.  Ergo, no tie. A micro-check on the other hand can be treated almost like a solid colour, just not with a fine patterned or heavy textured tie.

 

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Originally Posted by keisuke1 View Post

Hi all, Im curious if Nike Airmax will work as well as new balance 574 with the trousers? 

 

Hello.  This is "Classic Menswear".  Burn those things and start reading from the top.  Your plastic leisurewear has no place in here.

post #20585 of 29358
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shoe trees or newspapers?
 

 

Tree, unvarnished.  Newspapers are fine for an emergency if your shoes are soaked, otherwise they neither support nor freshen the shoe like trees do.  Varnished trees do keep the shoe's shape, but are a useless and pretentious affectation.  Also, if your trees are not made specifically for your shoes ("lasted"), then there is no real advantage of more expensive ones over cheaper ones:  Go for a full-shaped heel, and unfinished cedarwood - cheap, cheerful and absolutely fine for most shoes.

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Tree, unvarnished.  Newspapers are fine for an emergency if your shoes are soaked, otherwise they neither support nor freshen the shoe like trees do.  Varnished trees do keep the shoe's shape, but are a useless and pretentious affectation.  Also, if your trees are not made specifically for your shoes ("lasted"), then there is no real advantage of more expensive ones over cheaper ones:  Go for a full-shaped heel, and unfinished cedarwood - cheap, cheerful and absolutely fine for most shoes.


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post #20587 of 29358
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Are cowboy boots with a conservative design and in good repair considered acceptable for casual wear? Maybe with a pair of well-fitting chinos and a Brooks Bros. sport shirt? Mind you I'm located in metropolitan Phoenix where the Western influence remains ever-present.

It's not my intention to spam the forum, but it's been 48 hours with no response to my question so I'm going to repost it. What does the MC forum think about a nice-looking pair of cowboy boots?

 

I'm looking at something like this. Not too flashy. 

 

post #20588 of 29358
I am in need of some brown shoes for CBD

Would these CT give me any trouble in terms of wear? http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shoes/men's-business-shoes/Brown-semi--brogue-shoes?q=usgob||ML081BRN||||7.5,|||||||||&page=3



I think they cover the basics and are the shade of brown I'd prefer, both in suede and leather, respectively. Looking to wear with an assortment of trousers including gray and charcoal.
post #20589 of 29358

Recommendations on an overcoat?

I wanted a custom one from MAB but they start at like 1800 and since I'm only a college sophomore, it's a bit out of my price range.

 

Anyone have recommendations for $1000 or below?

post #20590 of 29358
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What does the MC forum think about a nice-looking pair of cowboy boots?
I agree with what you suggest, that to a considerable extent, it's a regional thing.

And as you're the one in Phoenix, and I'm not, you tell me - do men in Phoenix wear cowboy boots like those? Have you noticed any negative reaction to the practice?

Since you indicated in your previous post that you'd be wearing them casually, with chinos and a sport shirt, I would guess they might well be acceptable. After all, people tend to be allowed rather more leeway when it comes to casual wear, than when it comes to, say, dressing to argue a case in court.

(Although even in dressing to argue a case in court, regional standards can be important. Some places, a lawyer can wear a seersucker suit and nobody will even notice. Other places, even 20 years later, his colleagues would still be kidding him about the day he showed up in court while channeling the spirit of Atticus Finch.)
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post #20591 of 29358
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Originally Posted by AceBoogie View Post

Recommendations on an overcoat?
I wanted a custom one from MAB but they start at like 1800 and since I'm only a college sophomore, it's a bit out of my price range.

Anyone have recommendations for $1000 or below?
You'll have to narrow it down a little more for us. There's a huge variety of overcoats out there. Give us a hint of exactly what you want in an overcoat, what you are neutral about, and what you actively dislike. Maybe even some idea as to where you are (climate), what sort of clothes you anticipate wearing with this overcoat, that sort of thing.

Right now, it's almost as if you were saying:

Recommendations on a car? I wanted a Jaguar XJ, but as they run, like, $70,000, and I'm only a college sophomore, it's a bit out of my price range.

Anyone have recommendations for a car costing $36,000 or less?
post #20592 of 29358
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I agree with what you suggest, that to a considerable extent, it's a regional thing.

And as you're the one in Phoenix, and I'm not, you tell me - do men in Phoenix wear cowboy boots like those? Have you noticed any negative reaction to the practice?

Since you indicated in your previous post that you'd be wearing them casually, with chinos and a sport shirt, I would guess they might well be acceptable. After all, people tend to be allowed rather more leeway when it comes to casual wear, than when it comes to, say, dressing to argue a case in court.

(Although even in dressing to argue a case in court, regional standards can be important. Some places, a lawyer can wear a seersucker suit and nobody will even notice. Other places, even 20 years later, his colleagues would still be kidding him about the day he showed up in court while channeling the spirit of Atticus Finch.)
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Michael

Thanks for the response.

 

Well, it's not terribly uncommon in Phoenix to see cowboy boots. But I've only ever seen them worn with jeans here. 

 

The reason I'm concerned is that I'm going to be moving back to Tempe very soon. Tempe is a small city attached to Phoenix.  Tempe is where ASU is located, and it's a very young and hip city. This stands in stark contrast to the city of Phoenix where people drive pickup trucks, have cowboy decorations in their front yards, and the businesses play old-school country music. The difference between Tempe and North Phoenix where I live now is massive. IMO there is no Western culture at all in Tempe because of all the dang college students coming from every corner of the US.

 

I do want to get a pair but I'm concerned with how they will be received in Tempe. 

post #20593 of 29358
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I am in need of some brown shoes for CBD

Would these CT give me any trouble in terms of wear? http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shoes/men's-business-shoes/Brown-semi--brogue-shoes?q=usgob||ML081BRN||||7.5,|||||||||&page=3

 

 

I think these are made by Loake, possibly in India.  The leather quality won't be very special, and there will be the occasional quirk in the finishing if you look closely.  But they're  a goodyear welted shoe, the last shape is really quite nice, and there's no reason you shouldn't get good service out of them.

 

I have something similar in an oxford full brogue rather than adelaide, in brown suede.  I find them very wearable, even though they're at the cheaper end of "proper" shoes.  You might find similar shoes just a little cheaper under the Loake brand itself: try www.pediwear.co.uk who have a good selection.  They also - importantly for you if you're in the US - ship by EMS with is the international postal courier, meaning it will be deliverd to you by USPS and you should avoid customs and brokerage fees.

 

 

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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post

It's not my intention to spam the forum, but it's been 48 hours with no response to my question so I'm going to repost it. What does the MC forum think about a nice-looking pair of cowboy boots?

 

I'm looking at something like this. Not too flashy. 

 

 

 

Sorry I didn't see this. I have a friend who insists on wearing his cowboy boots with anything from a pinstripe suit to local national dress.  As an Arab and a Texan he's maybe a bit confused, but I think he looks a tool (and tell him).  However, what you're suggesting makes sense to me: the boots are understated, and for anything other than jeans I'd go in that direction definitely.  And the geographical context, although I've never been to AZ, sounds sensible enough.  

 

At the end of the day, it's not "classic menswear" per se. But as these things go, I think your instincts are relatively tasteful.  No fucking embroidered eagles or confederate flags and you're probably OK.  Personally I'd go perhaps for a lower boot - even a chukka - but if you want something more "southern", then a dealer boot, biker boot or other straight boot with  a straight heel, is I think more tidy and masculine.  I quite like the pic you've posted.  Then how formal it is depends a bit on the material.  Nubuck or suede is great with chinos or jeans.  Calf leather is versatile - polished up for chinos, shirt and jacket, or left dull and scruffy for jeans.  But my pick would be some kind of grain calf that's robust, versatile and an interesting texture.

post #20594 of 29358
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I have a friend who insists on wearing his cowboy boots with local national dress.

 

Bahahahaha! Oh man I am picturing that as we speak.

post #20595 of 29358
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


You'll have to narrow it down a little more for us. There's a huge variety of overcoats out there. Give us a hint of exactly what you want in an overcoat, what you are neutral about, and what you actively dislike. Maybe even some idea as to where you are (climate), what sort of clothes you anticipate wearing with this overcoat, that sort of thing.

Right now, it's almost as if you were saying:

Recommendations on a car? I wanted a Jaguar XJ, but as they run, like, $70,000, and I'm only a college sophomore, it's a bit out of my price range.

Anyone have recommendations for a car costing $36,000 or less?

Hey,

 

Planning on wearing the overcoat over a suit only.

I live in NYC so winters can get cold sometimes.

 

I prefer peak lapel but notch lapels are fine too, ticket pocket if possible. 

 

http://michaelandrewsbespoke.com/menswear/overcoats/

 

one on the left is something i'd buy.

 

As far as colors go: black, grey, navy, brown, tan, just nothing too bright or out there.

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