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

  1. comeonyouspurs

    comeonyouspurs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the in-depth reply haha. Just to clarify I do have two other pairs of ok, probably SF approved (i.e. better than Florsheim) shoes to service suits and more MC stuff. But the other shoes I have are really "dressy" and end up looking kind of daft with jeans or chinos (I'm def not the trim fit jean build, and they would require such. With trousers though, they're not bad). So, not looking for the one and only service shoes but your advice was well taken. Impatience def influenced my interest in Florsheim. The quick fix is rarely the right way to go, but I'm so goddamned impatient! haha

    With all that blah blah out the way, the Strand does seem like a good investment. Looks like the sale you speak of starts June 15. Let the countdown begin!
     


  2. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Distinguished Member

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    Notwithstanding the occasional military uniform, I'm not all that fond of wearing black shoes with chinos. But that aside, I kind of prefer monk straps to lace ups. Well, usually I do.

    Also, I'm not the best source for advice on what to wear with jeans, but while the monk straps, above, seem like they'd be okay with jeans, I don't think the laced pair would work well at all.
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    12345Michael54321 Distinguished Member

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    You know, if you just want some less dressy shoes to wear with jeans and chinos, you could go with a pair of loafers. Bass Weejuns, if you aren't sure whether you're a loafer kind of guy so you want to try 'em out on the cheap. Sebago Cayman II's, if you're willing to pay a little more for something arguably a little nicer. Various Allen Edmonds or Alden loafers, if you want a genuinely high quality pair.

    Loafer opinion seems to be polarized - some of us love loafers, others dismiss them as horrible and/or "old man shoes." Me? I like them and have been wearing them since I was young. They're sort of my "go to" footwear, for that vast middle ground between boat shoes and "suit" shoes.

    If you're not already a loafer guy, but you're willing to give them a try, start with something like beef roll penny loafers. Leave the tassel loafers and the horsebit loafers to more veteran players. :)

    Neither am I. Which doesn't particularly bother me, mind you.

    If you start jonesing for a new shoe fix, try to deal with the urge by buying yourself some really cool socks, instead. I'm talking colorful wool argyles, man. If a shoe purchase is your heroin, the argyles ought to at least function as methadone.

    All joking aside, it really is a shoe that can function as a wardrobe staple for many years to come.

    Heck, pick up a pair of loafers, and a pair of Strands. They differ from each other sufficiently that you needn't feel like you're making duplicate purchases. And the thing with buying quality footwear is that the pleasure of owning and wearing the shoes remains, long after the pain of laying out the money is forgotten.
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    swlavitoo New Member

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    Help
    What brand is this jacket anyone know?
    Thanks
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  5. vonklark

    vonklark Senior Member

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    Looks like Belstaff.
     


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    vonklark Senior Member

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    double post. delete.
     
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  7. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior Member

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    I plan to buy my first Gitman Vintage shirt, and I am not sure what shirt looks best. Which one looks best?
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    It's Belstaff.
     


  8. Namehere2

    Namehere2 Active Member

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    ust bought shoes like this today, sorta. Light mocha loafers.
    I was planning on buying some clothes to match these shoes. What kind of clothes would go well? I assume my bright-red shorts doesn't go well with these so I need some stuff to fill upp my wardrobe and I am not sure of with what.

    My style is chinos/chinos-shorts, polos, t-shirts and shirts. Cardigans too.
     


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    ey, I just bought shoes that looks sort of like these today. Light mocha loafers :)
    I also need some new clothes, so I was wondering of what piece of clothing would go well with these shoes? I assume for example that my bright-red shorts wont go well with these?.. Anywho, I'd love some tips of colours and colour matching that would fit with these shoes, thanks.
    My style is chinos/chinos-shorts, t-shirts, shirts, polos and cardigans.
    I got short brown hair :)

    Thanks in advance
     


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    Hey, I just bought shoes that looks sort of like these today. Light mocha loafers :)
    I also need some new clothes, so I was wondering of what piece of clothing would go well with these shoes? I assume for example that my bright-red shorts wont go well with these?.. Anywho, I'd love some tips of colours and colour matching that would fit with these shoes, thanks.
    My style is chinos/chinos-shorts, t-shirts, shirts, polos and cardigans.
    I got short brown hair :)

    Thanks in advance

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  11. Stugotes

    Stugotes Senior Member

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    Does Borrelli do bespoke shirts? And do they take order from their store/showroom in Milano?
     


  12. gyasih

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    Can anyone tell me what style Lobb this is? Thanks

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  13. Uberjebus

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    I'm 6' 3" 215 and I'm wondering if the Brook Brothers slim fit oxford shirts would be an ok cut for me. I've heard they're cut quite large
     


  14. clarksdb

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    1) White or blue shirt for university graduation?

    2) Should white bucks be in shoe trees?
     


  15. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Distinguished Member

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    If the person wearing the shirt is graduating, I assume a gown will be covering all/nearly all of the shirt during the ceremony, so shirt color would probably not be too important. (If no gowns are to be worn, and no guidelines have been offered regarding shirt color, either color is likely to prove unobjectionable.)

    If the person wearing the shirt is simply attending the graduation exercise, well, I still can't see how it really matters very much which color shirt a member of the audience chooses to wear.

    No, but shoe trees should be in the white bucks. :)
     


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