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

  1. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    The main benefit of overshoes is they stop saline water wicking up through the welt and damaging the uppers. With a rubber sole being impermeable there is no discernible wicking effect.

    There is a secondary benefit of swims which is they cover the uppers and protect from spray but in terms of salt this is secondary.

    So if the aim is to protect from salt damage, you should be fine with just a rubber sole. If it's bad enough to wear swims over a chunky rubber sole perhaps you should just look at something more practical for poor weather and carry dress shoes in your bag?
     
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  2. clarksdb

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    Yes. Don't wear a brown tie with black shoes.
     
  3. gs77

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    Hi guys, does anyone have a recommendation on decent quality chinos and jeans manufacturers/models that are fairly modern (slim in the legs, but not skiny) AND that have a higher rise so to sit closer to waist instead of half my ass?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. zerostyle

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    Thoughts on dress shirt colors or patterns to match with navy suits?

    Don't like too much "blue on blue", so tend to avoid solid light blue shirts or blue striped shirts with suits like this.

    Maybe a check pattern instead?
     
  5. Churchill W

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    Micro check gingham?
     
  6. Churchill W

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    Gustin or is the rise not high enough?
     
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  7. Churchill W

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    Burgundy?
     
  8. gs77

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    Thanks. Just took a look, never seen them before. Interesting business model.
    I wish their slim cut would come with higher rise. Straight cut rise is spot on. Do you have experience with straight cut? Is it too baggy? Cuff opening in my size is 19'' which seams too much.
     
  9. 1up

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    Does this jacket fit me properly? It's APC and I ordered from tres bien in a size medium. It's good in the shoulders, chest and even sleeves. But the silhouette is not as slim in the waist and down the legs - I think it's meant to be that way?

    I've never owned a jacket this long so I'm not sure?

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  10. jamesmkeart

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    Does any one recognize this tag? It's the only one on a gray 1/4 zip sweater I found.
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  12. Van Veen

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    I've been looking at Brave Star slim straight, but I don't have them, so I can't vouch for them. The measurements are on point for the only pair of pants I really like the fit of, though.
     
  13. clarksdb

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    Go with stripe shirts.
     
  14. Churchill W

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    The slim fit is too skinny for my thighs. I buy the straight and have the legs tapered down.

    This is straight tapered down. Size 32 9oz. denim

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    This is straight not tapered. Size 33 14oz. denim

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  15. gs77

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    Thanks @Churchill W that helps. I might give them a try.

    G.
     
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    I just got through the 2nd season of Broadchurch and really liked the jacket worn by the priest. It's waxed cotton and seems a little cropped. See pic below. Any one know what brand it could be?

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  17. SimonC

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    I think that's a Barbour International:

    http://www.barbour.com/uk/all-colle...s-international&breadcrumbs=mens-waxedjackets

    Edit to add - the older versions can vary a little, e.g.:

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    Cross-posting from the Noodles Advice thread, because I happened to post there during a majorly off-topic discussion... please weigh in with your thoughts on socks:

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  19. Isolation

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    I'd recommend HJ Hall (I did recommend it in the thread fwiw).
     
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  20. flvinny521

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    Oh thank you, I must have missed your post there. I'll grab a few.
     

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