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post #25561 of 29363
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Can you leave a pair of shoes to change into at work or carry them with you?

Also, I think it's a little ironic because you wouldn't wear suede in the wet, but you're okay doing so with Cordovan!


Why not winterize a pair of boots with obenauf's or such? I've had decent luck with the stuff and wear some boots with the treatment in the wet and in the salted snow.

I don't own cordovan boots, I'm only pointing out that many of them seem to be made for bad weather.  That seems counterintiutive given pbooth's assertion (that I have read here from other posters as well) that they are a poor choice for bad weather.  I always thought sueded to be more delicate than leather, so my hesitation is based on preconceived notions rather than their actual performance. The only suede shoes I own are Ferragamo bit loafers and a pair of JM Weston captoes, so I wouldn't wear them for bad weather regardless because they aren't boots.  I keep a few pair of shoes at my desk in case I want to/need to change them for whatever reason.

post #25562 of 29363
Obenauf's is great for casual boots, but I'd never put it on dress boots--would certainly discolor the leather.
post #25563 of 29363
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

a barbour jacket is a nice spring/fall piece but if you spend anytime exposed to the elements in the Norteastern US you need something  knee-length and IMO hooded (though of course perhaps not in every setting).  I agree on the suede.  I know people here use them as foul weather shoes but I can't get my brain around that.  Winter calls for proper boots.

What do you suggest as knee length and hooded?

J
post #25564 of 29363

No love for duffles? They make a few that are knee length. A bb I tried was that long.


Too informal?

post #25565 of 29363
Cliche has it. Duffle coat. And you won't look like you got lost on your way to the slopes of you need to wear it to the office.
post #25566 of 29363
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

Cliche has it. Duffle coat. And you won't look like you got lost on your way to the slopes of you need to wear it to the office.

Even a broken clock...

 

On the note of obenauf's. I'd argue that danite soles aren't super formal. If you get boots with them you can probably treat them without worrying too much. Dark brown or black are probably best though. Honestly, you can't win. If the shoes are built for the elements, they're not going to be dainty. It's a catch 22.

post #25567 of 29363
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

No love for duffles? They make a few that are knee length. A bb I tried was that long.


Too informal?

 

 

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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

Cliche has it. Duffle coat. And you won't look like you got lost on your way to the slopes of you need to wear it to the office.

 

I have a really nice black one, but I was looking along the lines of something more waterproof. You can wear anything in the snow, and just brush it off, it is that miserable rainy, cold, slushy, northeastern crap we get when it is 32-45 out.

 

Also during the spring/summer when we get those soakers. I have a white squall jacket, and a few others that aren't too bad, but spring/summer rainy day wear always kind of flummoxes me.

 

J

post #25568 of 29363
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

 

 

 

I have a really nice black one, but I was looking along the lines of something more waterproof. You can wear anything in the snow, and just brush it off, it is that miserable rainy, cold, slushy, northeastern crap we get when it is 32-45 out.

 

Also during the spring/summer when we get those soakers. I have a white squall jacket, and a few others that aren't too bad, but spring/summer rainy day wear always kind of flummoxes me.

 

J

 

Honestly, I struggle with that sometimes too as I'm in boston. Somedays an umbrella is best for dealing with that crap.


There are some days that you really can't do anything to keep your outer layer dry and those days the best you can hope to do is for your outerwear to keep you warm and dry. I think duffle's do that. Unless you want to wear a ski jacket...

post #25569 of 29363
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Honestly, I struggle with that sometimes too as I'm in boston. Somedays an umbrella is best for dealing with that crap.


There are some days that you really can't do anything to keep your outer layer dry and those days the best you can hope to do is for your outerwear to keep you warm and dry. I think duffle's do that. Unless you want to wear a ski jacket...

Glad I'm not the only one. In the fall, I can wear my oilcloth duster, and a hat even if I have to ignore the random shouts of "Cover your heart Indy" and "Hey, look! It's the Marlboro man." 

 

Oh well, I guess it doesn't exist. Not like anyone is going to fault me for layering up in Gore-Tex if it is particularly miserable, I'd just love a solution that wasn't quite as modern.

 

J

post #25570 of 29363

On some days, outerwear looks go to shit in favor of staying warm and dry. For those 14 days of the year in the northeast, I can live with it. I'll wear my ski jacket to work over an odd SC if the alternative is getting soaked and being miserable. Such is the burden of riding public transportation, but so it goes.

 

The only other thing I can think of is a trench/duster over a puffer jacket, but then you're in the same place...

post #25571 of 29363

I have a couple of LL Bean barn coats, thinking about treating one of them with a waterproofing stuff, then I could wear an ocbd, sweater, layering vest, tweed SC or hacking jacket, and the waterproofed barn coat, and have a temperature controllable by adding or removing layers, quasi-waterproof getup.

 

J

post #25572 of 29363

Yeah. I'm not saying leather is right for that, but I'd be tempted to try obenauf'ing a leather jacket!

 

I have enough of that stuff to last decades.

post #25573 of 29363
Does anyone know how wide are isaia napoli lapels on Base S model 2 button?
post #25574 of 29363
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

You can wear anything in the snow, and just brush it off, it is that miserable rainy, cold, slushy, northeastern crap we get when it is 32-45 out. Also during the spring/summer when we get those soakers. I have a white squall jacket, and a few others that aren't too bad, but spring/summer rainy day wear always kind of flummoxes me.

A Mac coat and an umbrella is all you need.
http://www.gq.com/how-to/fashion/201004/how-to-stay-dry-gq-guide-to-dressing-for-rain#slide=1
post #25575 of 29363
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Glad I'm not the only one. In the fall, I can wear my oilcloth duster, and a hat even if I have to ignore the random shouts of "Cover your heart Indy" and "Hey, look! It's the Marlboro man." 

Kent Wang makes a good looking blue cotton trench for warmer weather

Oh well, I guess it doesn't exist. Not like anyone is going to fault me for layering up in Gore-Tex if it is particularly miserable, I'd just love a solution that wasn't quite as modern.

J
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