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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. michaelyork

    michaelyork Well-Known Member

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    np
     
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  2. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    ^ from here? mid-late 30's but since you're asking he's probably 26. :p


    anyone know how the sizes on these Butteros run?

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  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I'd ask SWD about those.
     
  4. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Well-Known Member

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    beautiful fantasy ... I love it ... congratulations.
     
  5. javal23

    javal23 New Member

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    Hello. Quick questions. I have a pair of gray chinos and I wanted to wear then with a yellow button down. Is that a good idea? Should I do brown belt & shoes? Thanks!
     
  6. ImTheGroom

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    Depends on the shade of yellow I suppose, but I don't think it's a bad idea. Brown shoes are probably good. Black and yellow together is harsh. And risks looking like a bee.
     
  7. Cheuk

    Cheuk Active Member

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    Black Plain Toe Blucher (AE Leeds).

    Is this a good shoe to have? I thought it was a classic, got a pair, but am unimpressed with the look. Anyone an advocate of this style? How do you like to wear it?
     
  8. acecow

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    You're fine. If anything, it's a little short.
     
  9. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    The appeal of PTB lies in its utilitarianism. It's not meant to be an "impressive" look, hence its traditional chunky profile and lack of adornment. That said, the Leeds or Alden PTB in burgundy cordovan can indeed be a thing of beauty when well buffed and maintained.
     
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  10. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    Well put. A PTB can be worn with nearly anything. However, if you feel uncertain about it, or don't like it, save your money. I have never come across one I liked enough to own - not to say I won't some day.
     
  11. Cheuk

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    Yes, I think the prob (for me) is the black and not the PTB. I bet I'd love them in burgundy shell cordovan ....
     
  12. Cheuk

    Cheuk Active Member

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    Another question, this time regarding "large" feet: clunkier shoes or sleeker shoes?

    From searching the forum, it seems the consensus is that with large feet one should get sleeker shoes to minimize the size of the shoes. I wonder if chunkier/clunkier shoes is not the way to go though.

    For some context, I have relatively large feet---12 D for height 5' 10". I just got a pair of AE Cliftons (single-soled, captoe blucher with light brogue-ing) and they appear very long and narrow. My thought is that beefier shoes---such as the double-soled PTB or double-soled long wings---might look better, their girth making their length look more proportionate.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     
  13. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    It depends on your overall aesthetics. If you're wearing slim trousers then clunky shoes look awkward. Long and sleek lasts don't go well with jeans and wider casual pants.
     
  14. facet

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    you can also consider brown as well. I have AEs Kenilworth and love them for their versatility. Not as nice as burgundy, better than black, IMO, but, yeah, as peppercorn stated, not really the kind of shoe to make an aesthetic statement with.
     
  15. TheYachtMaster

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    It just feels tight in the shoulders in a way that I've never experienced before from a jacket. Like I feel slightly relieved when I take it off. And there's the slight pulling across the back too.

    And yeah, I feel you on the gorges, but I still think it's pretty sick, especially for the price. A little trendy, but whatever. I found a size up online and copped it so hopefully that works out.
     
  16. feralboy

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    Looking for some pocket square help for a suit for my wedding. It will be on the beach, coral and green are the wedding colors. It's a linen suit, cotton shirt, silk tie. I tried it with a white linen pocket square, but i'm not sure if it works. The tie matches the wedding color. I would consider changing the tie, but it should be a similar color. A few other PS I was looking at were:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/1901-gingham-cotton-pocket-square/3661631?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Pink&resultback=1737&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_5_B

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/edit-by..._sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_11_A

    http://www.kentwang.com/cat-burgundy.html

    http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/gingham-orange.html

    http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/jacobean-laton.html

    http://www.kentwang.com/linen-pink-with-blood-red-edge.html

    http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/star-chart-cellarius.html

    I'm open to any other suggestions though. Suit is below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  17. ovlov

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    You can't go wrong with a white PS at a wedding IMO. I think if it is your wedding most people on here will tell you it is the ONLY PS worth considering. Though given the casual suit it probably wouldn't matter that much if you went for something a little more flamboyant.

    You could try asking for advice on the wedding thread, though expect to get a lot of disapproving comments if you choose to match the the bridesmaids.
     
  18. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    I think a little more contrast from the tie will make this look much better, and that will help the white square grab the shirt. Maybe something like this:
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    Pocket squares, I think this would be very crisp, and sharp:

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    If you want to do something more playful, I found this one. I'm not sure how much I like it, but it's in your wedding colours:
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  19. scubaskier

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    I am not sure but I just bought one aswell. I'd love to know an answer as well and if they carried any other colors? Anyone know the model name of it?
     
  20. scubaskier

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    Anyone know if it's this same jacket as this link? I believe it to be but the blue color is a little different.
     

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