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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Equal or lower.

Maybe socks aren't included in the sale. Or perhaps their prices aren't changed to $0 until later in the check out process.

But as I previously indicated, I think that this weekend's sale is "Buy 1, Get 3 FREE," on most suits, sport coats, and outerwear. It has nothing to do with socks. So if you tried doing this today, that could be your answer for you.

 

I'm trying to order these socks: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100642

 

It indicates "Buy 1, GET 2 FREE!* Mix'n Match", and my total is $54 even in the payment/send order page.

 

Anyway, I contacted customer services on the phone and the rep says there seems to be problems with their catalog.

post #26282 of 27548

@12345Michael54321

I'm counting on you to tell me is Jos A Bank is garbage or not.
post #26283 of 27548
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Is this fused rubbish, or passable as a minimum standard?  And how do their sizes run?
JAB gets a lot of criticism on SF, but the truth is that some of stuff is perfectly acceptable. Oh, their regular prices are a joke - a suit with a regular price of $1200 at JAB is NEVER actually worth anything remotely like $1200. But when on sale for $299, it may be worth buying.

As for fused, and sizes, and the rest, a lot depends on which line we're talking about. I believe Signature Gold, Signature Platinum, and above, are half canvassed. Lower lines are, I think, fused. There may be some exceptions, or I may be slightly off, but I believe that's about right.

And some lines are sized big, while others are sized... well, somewhat less big. JAB isn't a place I think of for extremely slim-fitting suits and jackets, although some of their lines come a little closer to it than do others. I think their Joseph line is supposed to be their take on a more modern fit.

I have found that their Signature and Signature Gold suits have ridiculously over-padded shoulders. I mean, it's like JAB figures all men want the "I'm wearing NFL shoulder pads under my jacket" look.

But I have also read that starting sometime a year or two ago, JAB began slimming down some of their suits and jackets (and maybe reducing the shoulder padding a little). I don't know if this is true, or to which lines it applies, but it's something I've heard.

As for whether it's worth a go for you, I'd suggest that unless you can go to a JAB store and try on some items, you'd be better off not buying. Again, it's not like you'd be passing on the opportunity to snag yourself some $1200 suits for $299. They're really just $299 suits, with "pretend" regular prices of $1200.
post #26284 of 27548

Yeah, I'm looking at some lightweight summer sports jackets at about $80 and wondering if it's worth trying.  Thanks for the guidance - I'll probably pass.

post #26285 of 27548
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Maybe this is a silly question (given that, in general, you often tend to get what you pay for), but: as a non-American, I know nothing at all about "Jos A Bank".  I'm looking at 75% reductions on sports jackets and the like and wondering if it's worth a go.  Is this fused rubbish, or passable as a minimum standard?  And how do their sizes run?

If you already have a wardrobe, I would pass. If you are a college grad with his first job he needs a suit for...

J
post #26286 of 27548

@mimo, some of their made in mexico suits are tailored with zegna cloth. Obviously, that says nothing for the cut, but the fabric can be nice.

 

So a question: I've been looking for black chelsea boots and found these online. Are these too dressy to wear with say... jeans and also wear with a suit or slacks? Does the captoe etc make these too casual?
 

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I don't like that particular arrangement of captoes, and the folks on here who vastly outdress me and like their chelseas aren't particularly fond of anything other than the plain kind.

 

If you can swing getting the LE ones very cheaply, that might not be a bad idea. Mine are holding up fine (like most of my shoes, they get hard wear and decent care), and I'm happy with them for the $70 I paid, but they'd be a great deal if they feel below $60. They run a touch wide. I do wish I'd had a topy put on mine first thing, since as far as I can tell, they're blake-stitched with a bonwelt. They have low-quality full grain leather. I'd say the styling is right on, and quality wise they're probably a cut or two above Aldo (these have leather soles, leather lining, gross synthetic insole).

 

Mimo, Joey Banks doesn't deserve you.

post #26288 of 27548
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

I don't like that particular arrangement of captoes, and the folks on here who vastly outdress me and like their chelseas aren't particularly fond of anything other than the plain kind.

 

If you can swing getting the LE ones very cheaply, that might not be a bad idea. Mine are holding up fine (like most of my shoes, they get hard wear and decent care), and I'm happy with them for the $70 I paid, but they'd be a great deal if they feel below $60. They run a touch wide. I do wish I'd had a topy put on mine first thing, since as far as I can tell, they're blake-stitched with a bonwelt. They have low-quality full grain leather. I'd say the styling is right on, and quality wise they're probably a cut or two above Aldo (these have leather soles, leather lining, gross synthetic insole).

 

Mimo, Joey Banks doesn't deserve you.

 

Yeah, I think going plain might be the best option.

LE=Lands end?

I might check out ASOS as well since a user here recommended them for the price. I wish the PRL Newent chelsea's weren't sold out in my size. They're a great price (110) for the shoes. Same with the suede jodhpurs, which are about 150. Sigh.

 

What is this style of wingtip called? I bought them without quite realizing that the third row of perforations was totally different. I'm not totally sure how I feel about it, but I kind of like how different it is from anything else.

 

post #26289 of 27548

Yep, Lands' End.

 

Deez:

 

http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-fulton-chelsea-boots/id_228833

 

Those shoes are okay, but I was just polishing a pair of light colored wingtips without a medallion that I have, and I thought to myself "I don't want another pair of tan shoes without a medallion on the toe, because they show a lot of scuffs." Those are darker than mine. Those are some kind of full-brogue balmoral, but I can't give you more than that (there's an interesting thread right now on Foo's bespoke bals).

 

They're also a little more worn than I'd buy for real money without a try-on, but I'm touchy about such things.

post #26290 of 27548

So I had my fitting for my wedding shoes. They fit great and only need minor adjustments on the vamp which is encouraging. The thing is..

 

I mentioned to the cordwainer that I was a little disappointed in the color as I was expecting a light grey/blue which could get some antiquing with the finish. Instead it is a very dark grey that indoors looks black and outdoors looks just dark grey.

 

He said that he would be able to add blue dye to the leather before applying the finish which would make the it come lut a bit more how I expected. 

 

Is this ok? dying calf leather again after making the shoe sounds a bit like a hack job but I have no idea. Any input whether I should give the go ahead would be appreciated.

post #26291 of 27548
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

Yep, Lands' End.

 

Deez:

 

http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-fulton-chelsea-boots/id_228833

 

Those shoes are okay, but I was just polishing a pair of light colored wingtips without a medallion that I have, and I thought to myself "I don't want another pair of tan shoes without a medallion on the toe, because they show a lot of scuffs." Those are darker than mine. Those are some kind of full-brogue balmoral, but I can't give you more than that (there's an interesting thread right now on Foo's bespoke bals).

 

They're also a little more worn than I'd buy for real money without a try-on, but I'm touchy about such things.


Yeah, I was looking for a pair brown wingtips for a bit and I almost wanted something without a medallion. I have a pair of tan double monks wingtips with a medallion and a pair of AE walnut daltons with the same style. I figured I'd go for something more dressy and formal looking. I got both these shoes and a pair of AE penny's for 100 shipped so I think I did okay! Now just looking for black chelsea's!

post #26292 of 27548
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Yeah, I think going plain might be the best option.


LE=Lands end?


I might check out ASOS as well since a user here recommended them for the price. I wish the PRL Newent chelsea's weren't sold out in my size. They're a great price (110) for the shoes. Same with the suede jodhpurs, which are about 150. Sigh.

What is this style of wingtip called? I bought them without quite realizing that the third row of perforations was totally different. I'm not totally sure how I feel about it, but I kind of like how different it is from anything else.



I would call them quarter brogues.

J
post #26293 of 27548
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

@mimo
, some of their made in mexico suits are tailored with zegna cloth. Obviously, that says nothing for the cut, but the fabric can be nice.

So a question: I've been looking for black chelsea boots and found these online. Are these too dressy to wear with say... jeans and also wear with a suit or slacks? Does the captoe etc make these too casual?

 


FWIW I absolutely love my black Prada Chelsea boots, and got them for far less than the $800 sticker price.

Chelsea boots are not a necessity, so you have the luxury of waiting until you get a great deal.

J
post #26294 of 27548
^^ those aren't quarter brogues
post #26295 of 27548
Ok, how would you classify them?

J
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