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post #24421 of 27523
Look here my good man, the obvious solution is to buy a pair of cheap flip-flops.

When you are outdoors, wear the dark shoe, and a flip-flop, when indoors, switch to the light shoe and wear a flip-flop on the other foot. This will ensure that the dark one is lightened by the sun but that they both wear in evenly.

If anyone questions why you are wearing one shoe and one flip-flop, just tell them that it is for science.

J
post #24422 of 27523
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


I wasn't aware that it had been determined that it was exposure to sunlight which faded the shoe. But even if that was the cause, there is a vast, fundamental difference between exposure to sunlight, and exposure to the light in your bedroom. Sunlight is almost certainly many times brighter (feel free to confirm this with the light meter in a camera, keeping in mind that each f-stop difference represents a doubling in brightness), and likely includes an enormously more significant UV component (which is why people can tan from sunlight, but probably can't tan from the light in your bedroom) (and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it was the UV which accounts for the lion's share of color fading).

I strongly suspect that exposure to the light in your bedroom would not fade the shoe in any significant way. And that extended exposure to intense sunlight in an effort to fade it until it matches the other shoe would create more issues than it would solve.

The color difference between the shoes in question is minor, and with polishing will be further diminished.. I'd suggest you simply not let the difference bother you. And if you can't bring yourself to the point where it doesn't bother you, then simply don't buy the shoes.

 

I think I have a better solution.

I should go tanning while wearing the shoe. Problem solved.


The flip flop idea was a close second choice. I might do that too.

post #24423 of 27523
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If anyone questions why you are wearing one shoe and one flip-flop, just tell them that it is for science.
Claim it's sprezzatura. But to pull that off you also have to be wearing an overly short and tight suit.
post #24424 of 27523
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Claim it's sprezzatura. But to pull that off you also have to be wearing an overly short and tight suit.

My brass buttoned navy Thom Browne blazer with the white piping still hasn't seen the light of day.

I'll wear it in public I promise, just need to do some squats so my ass looks nice and firm sticking out from under it.

J
post #24425 of 27523

I point y'all to the section titled 'some practical examples':

 

http://www.mrporter.com/journal/journal_issue73/8#1

post #24426 of 27523

Navy/blue Herringbone.  I have never considered this combo.  Thoughts on this combo and the coat in general (appearance, utility etc.)

 

 

post #24427 of 27523

I like that blazer a lot. The combo looks good but I would probably pick a different tie.

post #24428 of 27523
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I like that blazer a lot. The combo looks good but I would probably pick a different tie.

It is begging for burgundy.

J
post #24429 of 27523
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I like that blazer a lot. The combo looks good but I would probably pick a different tie.


Any thoughts on Herringbone/Navy (or maybe this is more blue?)

 

I don't own it and am considering buying

post #24430 of 27523

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It is begging for burgundy.

J

 

Now we're talking. That said. I need to pick up a burgundy tie. I don't think I own one.

 

Travesty.

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Any thoughts on Herringbone/Navy (or maybe this is more blue?)

 

I don't own it and am considering buying

 

I would wear the sh!t out of that blazer.

post #24431 of 27523
I've always been fundamentally opposed to Gingham in fall/winter, putting it almost on par with linen, seersucker, and madras.

Am I being unfairly prejudiced?

J
post #24432 of 27523
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I've always been fundamentally opposed to Gingham in fall/winter, putting it almost on par with linen, seersucker, and madras.

Am I being unfairly prejudiced?

J

 

I think it's super 'in' right now. A lot of places are selling the shirts as part of their catalog for the fall.


Personally, I definitely see seersucks as a summer thing. Linen too. Madras and gingham, not so much. It depends on the colors, textures, and density of the fabric though.

post #24433 of 27523
Maybe a dumb question but I'm going to ask anyways. Wondering if I could get your guys opinion on the versatility this coat:

http://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Jackets/zoom/Jackets_Blue_Plain_Italia_C478_Suitsupply_Online_Store_1.jpg

I'd like to wear it to work, where I'm mostly wearing dark grey or brown pants with various coloured dress shirts (blues, lavenders, some green). While it's certainly not as versatile as navy, do you think this shade of blue would still be fairly versatile?

Conversely, I could get this:

http://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Jackets/zoom/Jackets_Light_Grey_Plain_Italia_C476_Suitsupply_Online_Store_1.jpg

Maybe the grey would be easier to pair with more colours?
post #24434 of 27523
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Am I being unfairly prejudiced?

Can one be fairly prejudiced? biggrin.gif
post #24435 of 27523
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Maybe a dumb question but I'm going to ask anyways. Wondering if I could get your guys opinion on the versatility this coat:

http://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Jackets/zoom/Jackets_Blue_Plain_Italia_C478_Suitsupply_Online_Store_1.jpg

I'd like to wear it to work, where I'm mostly wearing dark grey or brown pants with various coloured dress shirts (blues, lavenders, some green). While it's certainly not as versatile as navy, do you think this shade of blue would still be fairly versatile?

Conversely, I could get this:

http://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Jackets/zoom/Jackets_Light_Grey_Plain_Italia_C476_Suitsupply_Online_Store_1.jpg

Maybe the grey would be easier to pair with more colours?

I think it looks dorky on the model but the jacket itself is great, very versatile in the warmer months.

J
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