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post #22156 of 28243

Is $400 a good price for a pair of Canali monks?

post #22157 of 28243

I have a light grey suit and plan on wearing some navy blue suede oxford shoes with it. What color belt would you wear with a shoe that color? These aren't the shoes, but they look very similar:

 

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=6854&vid=1&pid=326063012

 

thanks for any help!

post #22158 of 28243
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Originally Posted by Taktix1 View Post

I have a light grey suit and plan on wearing some navy blue suede oxford shoes with it. What color belt would you wear with a shoe that color? These aren't the shoes, but they look very similar:

 

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=6854&vid=1&pid=326063012

 

thanks for any help!

 

Any reasonably refined brown belt will pass muster. A tan would work alright, a dark brown would be fine, and a burgundy would be quite passable.

 

Blue suede would, of course, be ideal.

post #22159 of 28243

"Some guy I know" spilled chocolate ice cream on his poplin gingham shirt today. "That guy" tried spraying Shout onto the stain and then running it through the wash, but the stain is still subtly there (or so "that guy" tells me).

 

How to remove? shog[1].gif

post #22160 of 28243
How do you measure suit lapels? Is it across the widest point? A picture would be very useful.
post #22161 of 28243
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Originally Posted by NotCreative View Post

Is $400 a good price for a pair of Canali monks?

It depends; is it the blake or goodyear welted model? What type of sole?
post #22162 of 28243
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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post

"Some guy I know" spilled chocolate ice cream on his poplin gingham shirt today. "That guy" tried spraying Shout onto the stain and then running it through the wash, but the stain is still subtly there (or so "that guy" tells me).

 

How to remove? shog[1].gif


Tell that guy- do not dry the shirt until the stain is out or it will set.  Oxyclean spray or powder and spot treat, let sit for a bit then rub fabric together to clean and rinse.  Run it through the wash again and check it.  Or- take it to a local cleaner (not someone who just sends it off to a central location) and tell them what a slob your friend is and ask if they can get it out for you. 

That's what I do for my stains- which I make a lot of. 

post #22163 of 28243

I am looking for a carrier bag / briefcase (needs strap) in a dark green leather.

What are some good options and roughly how much do I have to spend to get some decent quality?

 

Thanks in advance!

post #22164 of 28243
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

How do you measure suit lapels? Is it across the widest point? A picture would be very useful.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/135586/measuring-lapel-width

post #22165 of 28243

 

I've seen a pair of Loake Chukkas in TKmaxx for 89$

BUT they are tad o small (slightly too narrow, slightly too low), 

how much a boot like that can stretch? Is it worth taking chance or should I pass?

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What color/pattern would this be considered?

post #22167 of 28243

W: don't do it.  It is a good price, but don't by shoes that don't fit.  It's someone else's lucky day, and they're not that expensive anyway.

 

P: I'd call that a very small gunclub check.

post #22168 of 28243

:/ thanks for the advice, I've been through some foot ache lately and perhaps you're right...

damn it, is me or buying good shoes is super hard

post #22169 of 28243

The problem I have, and maybe you too it seems, is finding sufficient variety locally to try on.  There's no substitute for wearing stuff.  But once you know some lasts that fit you well from particular makers, you're set for a good choice by mail order.  As it is, dealing with good vendors is worthwhile because you can ask questions, return stuff and work together to find things that are right for you.  It's worth the initial effort.  

 

I've found www.herringshoes.co.uk and www.pediwear.co.uk very good to deal with, and their websites make it very easy to search in your size (and for sale items in your size!).  Affiliate vendors here like Bespoke England, Skoaktiebolaget and The Armoury have a really good reputation on the forum for service.  What they all have in common is small, self-run businesses that have to invest in happy customers by giving some time and effort.  If you're buying from Yoox or wherever, you might occasionally get a bargain, but mostly not, and prepare for frustration (and dishonest "tax charges" by the way!).

 

(But what size and last are those boots?  You can pick them up for me if they're a 9.5 on the 026 or similar...!)

post #22170 of 28243
They were 8 and I'm 8,5-9, mostly 9 since most shoes are not wide enough at smaller size I'll check them out thanks, problem is that I don't have that much money to spare atm and the availability of goodyear welted shoes in Poland is very small.
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