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The Ludlow suit is a marketing strategy using fashion models photographed by professionals. You obviously appreciate and spend good money on your footwear. Unless you want to look like a grown man still wearing the same suit he wore to his senior prom don't do it. J Crew ready-to-wear is extremely over priced and not of good quality. Ask yourself if you want to look like a guy who dates girls, or a gentleman who accompanies woman? Get a nice two-piece navy blue suit to start with. I wear Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Madison wool suits because I can walk into a 43R, and they're made in America. Old school ya know. Just like we shop and research cool shoes you can do the same with suits. Look good feel good I say.

Thanks, good to know. 

 

I haven't been suit shopping in about 6 years. The last one I bought is a Paul Smith black suit which I like a lot. 

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^Epaulet does separates really nicely and they have a few pieces in basic colors that are intended to be combined into a suit. If you haven't considered them, you might. They can also do some basic MTO sizing adjustments as well. Also American made.
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^ Great suggestion Frank. With Epaulet your talking about going from fashion to "style".
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I'd quickly second Epualet MTO suiting. Fantastic offerings.

EDIT: Will also utilize this here post for the latest in a series of photographs. I call this "Last Day of the Year for Indy Boots"


Edited by El Argentino - 4/8/13 at 12:50pm
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^Epaulet does separates really nicely and they have a few pieces in basic colors that are intended to be combined into a suit. If you haven't considered them, you might. They can also do some basic MTO sizing adjustments as well. Also American made.

Sounds cool. If I was in NY (I'm in SF), I'd definitely pay them a visit but am a bit leary of buying suiting without having first tried it on. 

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Sounds cool. If I was in NY (I'm in SF), I'd definitely pay them a visit but am a bit leary of buying suiting without having first tried it on. 

Headed out to SF within the next week or two. Looking forward to some shopping out there
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Headed out to SF within the next week or two. Looking forward to some shopping out there

The SF Alden shop rocks. Uniqlo for some socks too. 

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

The SF Alden shop rocks. Uniqlo for some socks too. 

Thanks. You are liking the uniqlo socks? Which ones?

Probably try and hit a few places for denim. I like raw denim and SF has some cool options
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Thanks. You are liking the uniqlo socks? Which ones?

Probably try and hit a few places for denim. I like raw denim and SF has some cool options

 

Yes, liking the Uniqlo socks quite a bit. They have an entire wall of different colors/patterns (downstairs, basement level). I bought some of the regular ones 4 for $9.90 as well as some of the premium 'Pima' ones 3 for $9.90. It hasn't been long enough for me to tell how long they will last but the premium ones feel a bit nicer although they are all quite nice. 

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...You'd have better luck going to The Tannery and offering to pay cash in exchange for a % discount. (you didn't hear it from me)

I can't stand those guys at the tannery and they have never had my size (10.5D) in a shell shoe or boot.

Cool store downstairs. I assume its different ownership/management?
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I can't stand those guys at the tannery and they have never had my size (10.5D) in a shell shoe or boot.

Cool store downstairs. I assume its different ownership/management?

Wilderness Workshop is a completely different animal than the Tannery upstairs. I can't comment on who owns it, but the dude who runs it (jason) is a class act and everyone who works there has been nothing but friendly and helpful.

Contrast that with upstairs where it's high pressure sales by dudes who really aren't well informed on what they're selling.
I had one guy tell me he owns every Alden model that the store carries, but was flummoxed when I asked him which Alden last fit his foot the best.
Another time a different du asked if my whiskey bluchers were made by Stacy Adams.
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Dear Alden Fellows,

I had the luck to get a pair of unlined Tan Suede PTB Dover Pattern at my local/German Alden stockist. The shoes are marked with 29332F.



I bought them 1/2 size smaller and same width as all other Barrie lasted Aldens. The sales agent wasn't sure on what last these shoes are built.

Could anyone confirm these are Barrie lasted shoes, please?

cheerio
Joachim

PS After i stumbled about the information a few pages ago Alden DC offers the unlined PTB No. 8 on the flex sole i get in touch with Kathy today - and luckily i got the chance to get my pair shipped to Germany. I was looking after these beauties for the 1st time i discovered them at LSH and Tassels 2 years ago. What a lucky day icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by terradilavoro View Post

Dear Alden Fellows,

I had the luck to get a pair of unlined Tan Suede PTB Dover Pattern at my local/German Alden stockist. The shoes are marked with 29332F.



I bought them 1/2 size smaller and same width as all other Barrie lasted Aldens. The sales agent wasn't sure on what last these shoes are built.

Could anyone confirm these are Barrie lasted shoes, please?

cheerio
Joachim

PS After i stumbled about the information a few pages ago Alden DC offers the unlined PTB No. 8 on the flex sole i get in touch with Kathy today - and luckily i got the chance to get my pair shipped to Germany. I was looking after these beauties for the 1st time i discovered them at LSH and Tassels 2 years ago. What a lucky day icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Yep, Barrie last: http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Arthur_Unlined_Suede_Dover_in_Tan_29332F_3602.html

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Sounds cool. If I was in NY (I'm in SF), I'd definitely pay them a visit but am a bit leary of buying suiting without having first tried it on. 

Taylor Stitch actually does suits. I've never tried them but next time I can get up there from LA I definitely plan on it. I love everything else they make... Might work for you in SF
post #47880 of 79653
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Originally Posted by terradilavoro View Post

Dear Alden Fellows,

I had the luck to get a pair of unlined Tan Suede PTB Dover Pattern at my local/German Alden stockist. The shoes are marked with 29332F.



I bought them 1/2 size smaller and same width as all other Barrie lasted Aldens. The sales agent wasn't sure on what last these shoes are built.

Could anyone confirm these are Barrie lasted shoes, please?

cheerio
Joachim

PS After i stumbled about the information a few pages ago Alden DC offers the unlined PTB No. 8 on the flex sole i get in touch with Kathy today - and luckily i got the chance to get my pair shipped to Germany. I was looking after these beauties for the 1st time i discovered them at LSH and Tassels 2 years ago. What a lucky day icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Can I ask why you sized down from your other Barrie shoes? I have the snuff suede ones and wear the same size as my other Barries.
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