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post #20791 of 28324
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Originally Posted by mans72 View Post

Hi, I'm trying to identify the fabric of this beautiful suit. 

Can anyone help me either identify it or the best way to describe this type of fabric/suit?

Colorwise - is this what one calls "Oxford grey"? 

Probably newbie questions, but trying to educate myself ;)

 

Hoping this is the right place for this question..

Thanks in advance :)

 

 

This looks to me like it is a simple worsted wool (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worsted), perhaps a sharkskin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharkskin), with the color just called mid grey. Just FYI, most suits are made from wool and most of them are worsteds. Here is a good start for fabric decoding:

 

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2006/11/suitable-wardrobe.html

post #20792 of 28324

Are the laces too wide here? The one on the left is a tiny bit looser than the right. Salesperson told me that the shoe would 'break in' but I snapped a shot just to ask you guys and make sure. 



post #20793 of 28324

The 'saleperson' is the usual. A liar telling you anything to make a buck.

Break in a gap like that? No.

And that gap is grossly wide and ugly.

I prefer mine quite tight and I have seen a few that prefer a bit less so that is still alright

but what you have is........not good.

Do not buy or do return.

post #20794 of 28324

Thanks for the reply. I didn't buy them. I just wanted to check here first. 

The front area of my feet and my heel are a great fit, it's just that I have big over pronated feet. How do I get a pair of shoes that will fit properly? :(

post #20795 of 28324
Hey guys I asked this yesterday but still haven't received a response. Where can I learn about the quality points of a shoe?
post #20796 of 28324
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Thanks for the reply. I didn't buy them. I just wanted to check here first. 

The front area of my feet and my heel are a great fit, it's just that I have big over pronated feet. How do I get a pair of shoes that will fit properly? :(

Can you get to a Allen Edmonds store?  They can fit you properly and make sure you get correct "last" for you foot's shape.

post #20797 of 28324
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Originally Posted by AceK View Post

Hey guys I asked this yesterday but still haven't received a response. Where can I learn about the quality points of a shoe?
A simple list, such as you initially requested, is not practical. This is due to the fact that different shoes have different strengths, weaknesses, design elements, construction elements, etc. And that different people will tend to weigh the choices and trade-offs differently, based on personal biases, situational needs, stylistic concerns, financial constraints, etc.

This does not mean that there aren't some things which are strongly associated with excellent shoe quality, and others which are strongly associated with disappointing shoe quality. But these associations are insufficient to permit a simple "Shoe Quality Checklist." It's similar to how there is no simple checklist which can be used to determine whether two items of clothing "go well together" and should be worn together, for all that there are various empirical rules and associations which can be of value in determining an answer to this question.

Ultimately, if you want to know how to tell good shoes from not-so-good shoes, you'll have to put in the time and effort of reviewing some of the very many posts and threads which involve such discussion. You will also have to gain some understanding as to what it is that you want in a given pair of shoes, for a given situation. And then, you'll be able to make up your mind (well, most of the time).
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Michael
post #20798 of 28324
Thanks for the response Michael. I see what your saying but what about an article or thread to learn about lasts, Goodyear welts, etc.
post #20799 of 28324
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Originally Posted by AceK View Post

Thanks for the response Michael. I see what your saying but what about an article or thread to learn about lasts, Goodyear welts, etc.
These things have been discussed endlessly on SF. Old discussions are archived and readily available. Do some searches and start reading.

If that's too much effort, Google "What makes a shoe good," click on some of the results, and read them.

The information you say you want is not in any way difficult to find.
post #20800 of 28324

Thanks again for your help, I will do that, I just wanted the SF approved best article to read. But I guess there is none specific. Thanks

post #20801 of 28324
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

Can you get to a Allen Edmonds store?  They can fit you properly and make sure you get correct "last" for you foot's shape.

This was an Allen Edmonds store...

post #20802 of 28324
Too bad. Perhaps speak to the manager and request that they meet you for a fitting? Sorry man, I don't know.
post #20803 of 28324

Yeah it's a bummer since I really love the Strands. Will the leather really not be able to adjust to my foot? Might a wide size fix the problem? 

post #20804 of 28324
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Yeah it's a bummer since I really love the Strands. Will the leather really not be able to adjust to my foot? Might a wide size fix the problem? 

Best way to find out is to fit a pair on, esp since you have access to an AE store. When buying shoes there is no substitute for an in store fitting with a knowledgeable sales assistant.
post #20805 of 28324

Especially if there is salt involved, you'll have a hard time. I managed to destroy my newly bought shoes in only one night one time.

 

There might be some sprays for impregnation, otherwise I'd generally try to stay away from snow/rain/h2o with suede.
 

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