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  1. Churchill W

    Churchill W Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather them not try and just stick with an open channeled sole then.
     
  2. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    Yep. $300 makes them unconscionable.
     
  3. Pierson v Post

    Pierson v Post Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone shed any light on this old tie I found today? Made in Scotland by Laurie of Glasgow. "Lawrie for Tartan". I guess this was a kilt-making company?

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  4. mosy

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    What would be the cheapest method to ship 2 pairs of shoes (one package) to Spain from the US? Would need to be track-able.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  5. coldinboston

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    Probably USPS, especialky if they fit into those fixed rate boxes.
    I have shipped fedex and ups before and its probably going to be close to 200USD
     
  6. Darkside

    Darkside Well-Known Member

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  7. Temple90

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    Can you recommend a loafer or slip on style shoe that would go well with a suit? I like the look of the boss shoes, but not the buckle or the price. I'm looking to stay with a dark brown and ~$200.
     
  8. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    Both of these are $167 right now.

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    I'm not sure why you want a loafer with your suit but just for a respectable beater shoes at a good price AE is pretty typical. Also not sure about your size but there are tons of better shoes on sale right now… and there's always the factory seconds site as well.

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    http://www.allenedmonds.com/clearan...le=price-low-to-high&sz=54&start=0&prefv1=9.5

    this search is under my size for AE … 9.5 US.
     
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  9. clarksdb

    clarksdb Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what size you are but I am selling gently used Allen Edmonds Mcgraw in dark brown size 9.5 US.

    Will probably be around $120.

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  10. Suetonius

    Suetonius Well-Known Member

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    I'm Scottish, I'll have a crack at it, but I'm no expert.

    "Laurie" belongs to a family of tartans originating in Fife, an area of eastern Scotland between Edinburgh and Dundee (google "Fife" and you'll see where it is). Lawrie and Lowry are other examples of the same tartan, but with different colour schemes. My guess would be that whoever made the tie and owned the shop in Glasgow specialised in this family of tartans, or was known for it, and designed that tie using the Laurie pattern, but with a different colour scheme.

    I could be totally wrong, but there's an educated guess for you!
     
  11. Pierson v Post

    Pierson v Post Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I appreciate the history.
     
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  12. Darkside

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    Traditionally, SF rules say oxfords with suits. Oxfords (as opposed to derbies) have a closed lacing system, and are the most formal shoe you can wear. If you are in the $~200 range, look at Allen Edmonds Seconds Park Avenue, Carlyle, or even Jack Erwin captoe oxfords. You can call the AE Seconds warehouse, and they will take a look at the shoe to make sure there is nothing egregious is wrong with it. Both of these options will provide easy returns in the US if the fit doesn't work.
     
  13. Koala-T

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    @Temple90 , I think certain more casual suits can work with loafers.

    A nice refined venetian, or a well shaped, higher-vamped penny. But if you want the comfort of a slip on with with the formality of a suit, look into chelsea boots.
     
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  14. troika

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    Going a little #menswear and looking for some light suede tassle loafers for summer weddings; thinking either Barbarena, RLPL, Alden, or something english


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    RLPL
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    Barbarena from nmwa
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    Thoughts?
     
  15. abl

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    I'm looking to pick up my blazer game. I currently have one brown herringbone tweed blazer (nice for winter, but a bit too distinctive to wear with regularity / in warmer months), so I need a couple more. I'm looking for things that cover a lot of ground and are versatile -- e.g., ideally 1-3 additional pieces that'll at least give me a strong base for the next year or two. FWIW I'm in my early 30s and in a conservative profession. My total budget is ~$500.

    Classic navy:
    1. http://www.ebay.com/itm/JCrew-388-M...087860?hash=item25b49ead34:g:b40AAOSwHaBWlBPD
    2. http://www.ebay.com/itm/JCrew-525-M...937700?hash=item2360166ca4:g:JvIAAOSwaA5Whxui
    3. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-J-CREW-...289776?hash=item25b28bb330:g:zNoAAOSwf-VWY013 (I like the texture but worry about how formal it is)

    Something for summer?:
    4. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-J-CREW-...543168?hash=item33af1248c0:g:lTMAAOSwPcVVuJEu
    5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ermenegildo...774d9b0&pid=100033&rk=3&rkt=4&sd=161944087860 (I'm a little nervous about the fit -- it looks more like a 36R than a 36S, and I'm the latter.
    6. http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-CREW-Ludl...172128?hash=item33b08a17a0:g:YNMAAOSwYHxWOBq7 (is it too distinctive for regular wearing?)
     
  16. FrogTO

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    Can you put pleats on a CBD navy suit or should you hem it?
    Is it personal preference or a good taste?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  17. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    I assume you mean "cuffs," not pleats. As in cuffing the pants, instead of hemming them. Since pleats vs. hemming is not an either/or type question.

    And the answer is yes, you can. In fact, many would contend that cuffs are preferable (and more CBD tradtional) in most circumstances. But this does vary somewhat based on where you are, what your background is, the nature of the suit and your body type, etc.

    And at the risk of further confusing the issue, if your pants are pleated, I'd strongly recommending getting them cuffed. If they're flat front, it's much more of an optional thing.
     
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  18. FrogTO

    FrogTO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Micheal!

    English is not my first language so the terminology is not my forte. You did pinpoint my question very well.

    Some more background :

    -pants are not flat front (1 pleat)
    -23 years old
    -finance background (private equity)
    -5 foot 10 and not athletic

    So cuffs but short cuff since I'm small?
     
  19. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    First of all, you're 5'10". You're not small. If you were 5'1", I could see that maybe being relevant to the decision, but at 5'10", it's just not a factor. Do not go for unusually short cuffs on the basis of your size.

    And yes, given that they're pleated pants, you're 5'10", and you're after CBD, I'd tend to suggest cuffs.

    BUT - I'm speaking from a US-centric perspective. I know that there are other countries where cuffed pants are decidedly uncommon. Since I have no idea where you are, I thought I'd throw that in.

    It's a little like the way that in some places, and/or for certain communities/professions, OCBD's are CBD inappropriate, or French cuffs are CBD inappropriate, or tassel loafers are CBD inappropriate, or black suits are CBD inappropriate. But in other places, they're not.

    There's no set of stone tablets, with the Universal and Eternal Laws of CBD Dress carved into them by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Himself. Yeah, there are norms and guidelines, but there are also exceptions. Know the standards for your locale, profession, social circle, etc.
     
  20. Slh

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    Why people in the 5ft9-6 ft range consider themself "short" is beyond me
     
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