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Newbie here.  Looking to get a pair of versatile dark brown dress shoes to add to my new collection of Allen Edmonds (Park Avenue in black and Strand in Walnut - Thanks, Nordstrom).  Will wear them most of the time with nice wool slacks and a shirt, but would like to occasionally wear them with my Navy pinstripe suit.  I was looking at the AE Delray, Lasalle and Kenilworth today, but wasn't sure if any of them were dressy enough to wear with a suit occasionally.  Would I be better served to get the Fifth Avenue even though I would mostly wear the shoes with slacks and a shirt?  Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Looking for a hard-soled loafer recommendation. Ideally something I can wear with a suit or jeans, but most likely wearing them with jeans. I like the profile and sleekness of the Prada (2nd from the left) and Dsquared2 loafers (light brown suede right in the middle on the guy with jeans on) in this picture:

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But I know you gents are better with quality and versatility than GQ. Ideally I'd like to spend under $150 used (via B/S forums) so I'm currently researching Zegna, Ferragamo, AE and Alden.

Is this a joke? It looks like the sole is coming off that D-squared shoe in the photo.

For $150 bucks you're gonna have to be pretty flexible as to brand/style even on B/S - my advise is to get busy looking at what's available on B/S and simply shop until you find something you like - THEN ask for opinions if you wish.
post #9663 of 29409
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Please don't buy that shoe. It's terrible. Try these for casual with jeans:
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/product_6525381_1_40000000001_-1?top_category=120552

And get brown loafers, not black.


Thanks for the recommendation. I'm planning on going to one of my local Allen Edmonds stores for sizing next week. I am also in the market for some quality dress shoes. Currently looking at the Park Avenue and Strand. Should be fun to look at some more casual shoes as well.

 

post #9664 of 29409
AE advice needed please...

just got back my AE Black Seneca's from recrafting. Man these look good. As i was showing someone here at work the "new shoe", I noticed that there was a gap between the heel and the sole.

Is this an easy fix? glue possibly? or is something serious enough that i should contact AE and possibly send back because it'll be a bigger issue down the road?


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I have heard this happening with a lot of AE's. You could contact them, or bring it to a local cobbler.
post #9666 of 29409
I'm looking for a pair of grey flannel trousers to dress things up from denim, but down from dress slacks. Not a huge fan of chinos/khakis, so I thought they might help bridge that gap.
I know very little about trousers. Any recommendations on labels and/or other trouser options?
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AE advice needed please...

just got back my AE Black Seneca's from recrafting. Man these look good. As i was showing someone here at work the "new shoe", I noticed that there was a gap between the heel and the sole.

Is this an easy fix? glue possibly? or is something serious enough that i should contact AE and possibly send back because it'll be a bigger issue down the road?


500

I just returned a pair for this same issue over lunch. Apparently they have had a lot of this issue lately.

Edit: Yes, I would suggest sending them back. I walked in with a pair that had the same problem, showed the employee, and he swapped them out for a new pair without any questions asked. I was prepared for a battle and was out of the store in under five minutes (that included time spent browsing). I would think this is worth sending back if only for cosmetic reasons (thought there are likely structural issues as well).
Edited by ElDave - 8/19/11 at 11:56am
post #9668 of 29409
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I'm looking for a pair of grey flannel trousers to dress things up from denim, but down from dress slacks. Not a huge fan of chinos/khakis, so I thought they might help bridge that gap.
I know very little about trousers. Any recommendations on labels and/or other trouser options?

If you've got the money to spend go Incotex, Zanella, Ovadia and Sons or Howard Yount.

If you don't have the money to spend hit up B&S or try PRL or J Crew.
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And the pic:

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Thank you very very much NOBD!!
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I just got a new "property of..." waxed cotton bag and it has a musty sort of smell. is this typical with waxed cotton? I found something on google mentioning some waxed cotton smells because of a linseed oil treatment, but I have no idea how linseed oil smells. is there any way to know if this is just "new bag smell" or if it came from a flooded warehouse? if the former, is there a good way to get the smell out?

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Originally Posted by jsmaria View Post

I'm looking for a pair of grey flannel trousers to dress things up from denim, but down from dress slacks. Not a huge fan of chinos/khakis, so I thought they might help bridge that gap.
I know very little about trousers. Any recommendations on labels and/or other trouser options?

Was also wondering about this... what pants do people like for casual wear outside of jeans? I feel odd wearing my grey dress pants out to bars/etc.
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Some people like cotton chinos.
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Was also wondering about this... what pants do people like for casual wear outside of jeans? I feel odd wearing my grey dress pants out to bars/etc.

Cords, Moleskin, Poplin, Linen, Wool... You can find solid casual pants in all of those materials, though bear in mind that the more casual you try and get the closer you'll inevitably get to chinos.
post #9674 of 29409

I am looking to buy my first suit. I would like it to be a classic (and practical) midnight blue (call it navy if you wish) two-button. Austin Reed are doing made to measure suits from 8-9 oz. wool from English mills for £299. Is that good bang for the buck or should I seek out something elsewhere? And if so, where?

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Thank you very very much NOBD!!

You're most welcome.
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