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post #7846 of 28327
I could use some help finding some nice dress pants to wear, that I would be wearing without a suit jacket, but I'll be hard-pressed to spend more than $75.

Any help? I'd prefer that they are slim fitting. Thanks.
post #7847 of 28327
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Originally Posted by thecheat View Post
I could use some help finding some nice dress pants to wear, that I would be wearing without a suit jacket, but I'll be hard-pressed to spend more than $75.

Any help? I'd prefer that they are slim fitting. Thanks.

H&M or Zara: knock yourself out.
post #7848 of 28327
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Originally Posted by thecheat View Post
I could use some help finding some nice dress pants to wear, that I would be wearing without a suit jacket, but I'll be hard-pressed to spend more than $75.

Any help? I'd prefer that they are slim fitting. Thanks.

I got a nice pair of slacks in kinda a rich gray (very cool in hue) from the gap recently that would fit the bill.
post #7849 of 28327
Can someone please suggest a lightweight spring/fall coat that's appropriate for work? I don't want something as dressy as a sportcoat/blazer. I was looking at Harrington jackets, but wasn't a big fan of the neck-flap. Plus they felt a little old-man-ish. Also don't want anything too aggressive looking. What would be a good simple alternative? I typically wear gray slacks so probably something like navy/charcoal/etc.
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post #7851 of 28327
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
I got a nice pair of slacks in kinda a rich gray (very cool in hue) from the gap recently that would fit the bill.

Thanks (to you too Ace).
post #7852 of 28327
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Thanks (to you too Ace).

No problem. Actually, since I bought em in Korea they were a bit overpriced, but the store hemmed them with 4cm cuffs in 45 mins while I had lunch for free.
post #7853 of 28327
What is the best source (online or B&M in US) for Isaia suits in staple colors (navy, charcoal etc)?
post #7854 of 28327
I am considering buying a Hart Schaffner Marx suit, but it is black. All black. Is black an ok color for a suit, solid black with no pinstripe, etc? Thanks
post #7855 of 28327
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I am considering buying a Hart Schaffner Marx suit, but it is black. All black. Is black an ok color for a suit, solid black with no pinstripe, etc? Thanks

Most believe that black suits can only be used for weddings, funerals, and Russian mobs. For solid, use other colors such as charcoal, grey, navy.
post #7856 of 28327
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
Most believe that black suits can only be used for weddings, funerals, and Russian mobs. For solid, use other colors such as charcoal, grey, navy.

I would but the other colors are not available. black is the only one available. so do i get it or not, $200 all in, but i would like to wear it to meetings w/ clients, but i don't want to have the russian mob look. so mabye not.
post #7857 of 28327
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
Tuck your shirt in.



They're worth what somebody will pay for them. They won't gain shitloads of value, they're not a collector's item. The people buying are buying to wear them.

Also, I doubt your assessment that they're brand new, if you're basing it off the wooden pieces in there. Those are not just things they had coming from the factory, they are called "shoe trees" and should be put back into the shoe after every wear to preserve the shape of the upper.

Really, just wear them. They're your size, that's why they were given to you. And they're nice shoes. Used shoes won't kill ya.

I hate to have to do this as it's somewhat childish, but your reply/post bothers me...and it's not so much the post, but the words/thoughts/personality behind it.....as I would bet that most people ususally just don't say anything to you when you be-little them or their question/comment....so until people put you in your place, and teach you like I'm about to, you'll keep doing it.

REALLY, you doubt my assessment that they're brand new. Dude, you didn't even "read" my post. I am actually not a child, so without knowing me, please don't talk to me like one. I know you have posted almost 2,000 times in about a year, but no matter what you think or what others tell you or, all those posts don't make you "the man". And, I was actually told by an old-school local shoemaker that they ARE collectible as for "rare skin" shoe lovers, sharkskin is one of the toughest materials to find shoes in...and that AE also doesn't make them anymore (I was told for the true shoe aficionado, sharkskin TOPS gator or snake). He already has people that would be interested in buying them, hence, why I came onto this site looking for a little help before I go in and sell them.

You say wear them as that's why they were given to me...but again you don't know me yet you make assumptions...I got my pick of whatever I wanted and took them b/c I thought they might be worth something. I have no desire to wear them as I think that are ugly and I am not too much of a "metro" guy. Unlike other's (and you sound like one of these)...I don't wear ugly stuff just b/c it's expensive or b/c the "star's in hollywood" are wearing it.

The only thing I agree with you is that "used shoes won't kill ya"....true. But, with never worn vintage AE sharkskin shoes that I will never wear...selling them for cash won't kill me either.

Second, sorry I was at a loss for words/thought when thinking of "shoe trees"...didn't know such high fashionistas had to be so exact. But I was NOT mentioning the "shoe trees" b/c I thought that's what made the actual shoes new...I mentioned them in reference to "the shoes are so un-used" that they still have the original shoe trees in them that AE put in after they made them, custom made to fit his foot. Again, being an adult, I know what the purpose of shoe trees are you db.

Other than that....I KNOW they are brand new as there are no scuff marks, not even a scratch anywhere (on the sides/top/back/bottom, and not even one single scratch on the sole....so unless my grandfather was only wearing them w/o shoelaces on all carpet surfaces or if he walked on clouds before he died, the are brand new), no wear marks at all anywhere, they're not even laced up. I was told by the same shoemaker that sometimes shoe trees which are THAT old and in THAT good condition could also be worth some money.

So to you CPTJEFF and you parent's cat (well, you can call it your cat as long as you continue to live in your parent's basement)...thanks for nothing...but I hope that your reply-talk-down-post made you feel better about yourself. I sure hope that at 45, or whatever age in mid-life you are, that the 1 nice Versace outfit you own and wear out EVERY time you go out looking for women that are half your age, doesn't wear out and actully gets you a chick (at least until she experiences your personality, as the Versace might get you in the door initially, but then as you know time and time again, it stops about there). As it only took me 1 post from you about shoes on the internet to see what type of person you are.

Lesson over.

To the others who posted, thanks....and to any others who might see this and post a reply to my original post questioning cost/price, thanks in advance.
post #7858 of 28327
Can anyone post reading material/web links I should start with if I am interested in starting a bespoke business?

Thanks
post #7859 of 28327
Anyone have any suggestions for a nice rain coat? I'll be wearing it with a suit to work. I'd prefer a rain coat to a trench coat as all the trench coats I've come acorss are very bulky looking and I'd prefer something "sleeker".

I was looking at some Hugo Boss (as they have a more fitted cut) raincoats the other day but they seem to out of my size for the season (EU 54).

I'm located in Canada and would prefer to shop in a physical store at sizes widly vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
post #7860 of 28327
Does a shoe width not convert evenly between US and UK sizing? In other words, does a UK sized shoe with an E width convert to and American D? Sorry if this a an ignorant question.
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