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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. in stitches

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    What the... How did you know I was drinking and internetting?
     
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  3. in stitches

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    Some call it intuition. Others call it advanced spyware. Six in one...
     
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    E are a decent choice if you can get them for around $200. Anything over that is crazy. You can get Carmina these days for less than $400 and the quality is far superior....not to mention the lasts/styling.
     
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    Do it on April 3rd. I won't be in London but April 3rd is my Birthday and I'd enjoy know that Mims is in London having lunch that day.
     
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    First quality is closer to $300 when tax is included. $200 for seconds maybe....

    And yes, I agree....with the depressed Euro, it makes sense to pick up the likes such as Carminas for a great price.
     
  7. Claghorn

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    Allen Edmonds and Jalan Swirijaya are the only brands I've ever owned that didn't make my feet hurt in some way at some point. Meermin takes a lot of breaking in (and still isn't great). I had a pair of Carmina for about a month; best fitting of their lasts for me. But it just was uncomfortable and they were traded. Yount shoes fit alright. C&J fit ok. But they aren't actually comfortable. Just not uncomfortable.
     
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    They each have a bunch of lasts. Try more!
     
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    Interesting comment about Jalan Sriwijaya. Are they good? Where did you get them? Strangely enough, though they are made here in Indonesia, they are not sold here. Probably because there is no market for quality footwear [​IMG]
     
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    They look really nice. Clags got his from Unipair....I think.
     
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    Got mine at Unipair. Simian (who picked up the Frui order for UK), has a pair he likes a lot. Held up well to tough wear. He also just got some pants, a jacket, and a suit from B&T. Hoping he'll start posting pics.

    Anyway, I like mine a lot. Wore them today. I wish I had gotten another pair while I was there, but none of them spoke to me the last time I was at Unipair.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've never owned anything from Carmina. I like things that I can actually try on and see in person when it comes to shoes. Don't see the issue with paying retail for AE just because there happens to be some other obscure brand that may be better for the price. I'd say AE provides a solid shoe for a reasonable price compared to a lot of other shoes out there.
     
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    Would be a bit weird for me to get them via Unipair, knowing that they're made in Bandung. About a two hours drive from where I live... [​IMG]
     
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    Elio...you can go to their factory!!!!! And they'll sell direct to you.

    Make this happen for the love of god. Proxy for meeeeeeeeeeee
     
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    Y u no try Vass tho?

    If you admit you find a lot of shoes uncomfortable, and you drop coin on BNT, so its not like Im giving this rec to someone who never upspends on menswear, why not give a shot on some Vass or something? You might be surprised.
     
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    I love Vass. In terms of comfort, I think my EG are a little more comfy.
     

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