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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. ImaPro

    ImaPro Senior member

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    Those are called slippers. Try making some searches for that instead of loafers.
     
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    I tried but I still mainly get the ones with 'stitching' on top. Cant find any plain ones for men.
     
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    Yep, a navy linen/cotton would do well and is very versatile.

    Now, clearly unstructured linen is less formal than a regular SC. Whether its too informal for your office only you can answer, but since they don't require you to wear a jacket, I'd say it's more formal than that, so I'd *think* it's fine--but only you could answer that.
     
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    My typical brand of dress shirt has always been Arrow. How good, or bad, is arrow brand quality?
     
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    Google "albert slippers". They are most likely velvet rather than suede, and aren't really meant for heavy wear. Various retailers sell them - C&J, Shipton & Heneage, Del Toro.

    Alternatively try googling "wholecut suede loafer". That should return proper shoes with goodyear-welted soles rather than slippers. Most English shoe makers should offer one, though often with a floating medallion. G&G's version is pretty bitchin' and I daresay they'd make one for you without the medallion.

    See the Shoesnob's article on them.
     
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    What about the Allen Edmonds Ridgeway? Same style, rubber sole but a little more flashy because if the colored stitching.

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1505_1_40000000001_-1

    I know it's not a wingtip but the AE Elgin for Brooks Bros. has a combination sole and could be an option for a casual shoe. I just ordered one from the AE outlets myself.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen...l?dwvar_MH00129_Color=LTBR&contentpos=9&cgid=
     
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    Hi

    I've been looking all over the internet to find the sweater that DiCaprio wore in The Great Gatsby (see pic below), but could not find it anywhere! Does anyone know which brand it is, or where I could find similar sweaters?

    Thanks!

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    How good or bad is Arrow's dress shirts in terms of quality? They are my typical brand of dress shirts.
     
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    I am trying to suit a basic suit collection. I work in banking so I need to wear it.

    can you advise--which would be a good initial purchase?

    This one:

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    or this one:

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    Is one more versatile than the other? I am normal build, dark complexion, if that makes any difference.
     
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    Darker is more formal, so in your circles I'd probably go for that. Although the one I want to wear is the top one. But then I'm not a banker, and wear whatever I like.
     
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    Since they are the brand you buy and wear, why don't you tell us how good or bad they are in terms of quality? Do you like them? If so, why? Do you dislike them? If so, why?
     
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    damn.

    & Thank you. That was the wake-up call i needed in a general sort of waywt or projecting to the world sort of way.
     
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    1. The baseline/starting fit was not established. You normally wear a 33 in what fit style?? 2. So for this brand you size up, have alterations performed and the pants fit. So what's the problem?? Every brand/label has their own fit. A slim fit 33 waist dockers chino may not fit the same as a slim fit 33 waist haggar chino. Consider shopping around. 3. The fold is probably extra fabric in the thigh and the pants tapers @ the knee; or its from the pocket gaping outward and creating fold.
     
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    You're welcome. And don't get me wrong; there's nothing inherently objectionable about wearing white pants in the appropriate setting. It's wearing see thru pants that tends to be a bad move. Sometimes a hot young woman can wear see thru pants and get away with it. On the off chance that you're a hot young woman, wing8tes_qw, please feel free to post multiple pictures of yourself wearing see thru clothing, and I'll happily provide you with feedback. Feel really free to do this.
     
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    I think they're cheap crap with a brand name in them. Don't buy them. Read around this forum and take the leap on some "proper" shoes, even if they're "entry-level" e.g. Goodyear welted L1 Loake or Meermin Linea Classica: they're still far ahead of these turdies for about the same price.
     
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    I recently acquired a vintage glen plaid 3 piece in heavy wool, tweed-like fabric; and I was just wondering whether if it's excessively loud. I am hoping that I could keep this for the fall/snow seasons here in Norther Michigan. The item was relatively cheap, keep or return? :embar:

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    Too loud to wear for business, but just fine for a variety of non-business purposes. I'd keep it.

    I phrase my answer this way, as many people regard a suit purely as an "office uniform" (and perhaps the occasional wedding or funeral), so when they ask "Is it too loud?" what they mean is "Is it too loud to wear to work?" Not saying that's what you were asking, just that it's how more than a few people think. And that suit wouldn't be what I'd wear to go on a job interview, or to address the Board, or to attend the deposition of one of the other side's witnesses, or to a funeral, or so on.

    Oh, I'll also point out that for various reasons, it's also essentially a daytime suit. I'd be considerably less inclined to wear it in the evening.

    But for daytime, wintertime, non-business wear? Looks like a keeper to me.
     
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    I agree- keep and and use it as a weekend suit. I think it will be fine.
     

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