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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    That is an excellent question. I went in there once and asked for a patterned button down collar shirt in NON non-iron and all of their heads exploded. They couldn't understand why I didn't want non-iron. I never went back to Brooks Brothers.
     


  2. OffTheRack

    OffTheRack Senior Member

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    That is an excellent question. I went in there once and asked for a patterned button down collar shirt in NON non-iron and all of their heads exploded. They couldn't understand why I didn't want non-iron. I never went back to Brooks Brothers.

    I bet most of their customers interested in cotton are probably about at the point where they'd consider MTM for anything more than the absolute basics, whereas everyone else in the general population thinks non-iron is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
     


  3. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    I bet most of their customers interested in cotton are probably about at the point where they'd consider MTM for anything more than the absolute basics, whereas everyone else in the general population thinks non-iron is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    Yeah...but BB non-iron sort of is the greatest thing since sliced bread (especially on a shirt you have had for a while so it has worn out a little). Everybody elses non-iron/easycare/whatever is shit...but the BB stuff always seems nice to me.
     


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    enarchay Senior Member

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    I just like to have the option to iron, and I'm not particularly jumping up and down to buy shirts with more chemicals on them.

    For those who don't like BB, what other options are there in that price range?
     


  5. TieMyShoe

    TieMyShoe Senior Member

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    Hello Everyone,
    I am a young professional in the medical field. I am in the market for a new pair of dress shoes. I need something that is professional, comfortable, and not too over the top as far as style goes. What are the brands that I should be looking at? Yes, I have seen the list of 50+ brands of "top" shoes. However, this doesn't narrow my considerations.

    My price range is not huge probably $250-300. Probably a contemporary loafer or an oxford (black). I need to make sure I get a good quality shoe because it will see a lot of wear. Any suggestions please??

    I am also worried about leather soles considering that I will be running around a hospital all day and night and need some grip. Takes. . ?

    Thanks!! RLB


    buy 2 shoes thats in the 100-150 range (AE on sale would be a good deal) and rotate instead of getting one for 300.
     


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    Hello Everyone,
    I am a young professional in the medical field. I am in the market for a new pair of dress shoes. I need something that is professional, comfortable, and not too over the top as far as style goes. What are the brands that I should be looking at? Yes, I have seen the list of 50+ brands of "top" shoes. However, this doesn't narrow my considerations.

    My price range is not huge probably $250-300. Probably a contemporary loafer or an oxford (black). I need to make sure I get a good quality shoe because it will see a lot of wear. Any suggestions please??

    I am also worried about leather soles considering that I will be running around a hospital all day and night and need some grip. Takes. . ?

    Thanks!! RLB


    Call Allen-Edmonds and ask them to send you a list of discontinued shoes in your size. AE makes great shoes and you can get discontinued models for nearly half price.
     


  7. onix

    onix Distinguished Member

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    Call Allen-Edmonds and ask them to send you a list of discontinued shoes in your size. AE makes great shoes and you can get discontinued models for nearly half price.

    I don't think they do this anymore. See the second sentence of the second paragraph: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...45&postcount=1 . You can double check though.
     


  8. Wiseguy

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    Hello all,

    I have a quick question today.
    I'm trying to purchase my first Alden wing tip shoes and
    I'd like to find out what size I should go with.

    my foot measurement : 10.5in (Length) x 4.25in (Width)

    Should I go with 10D?

    Thanks
     


  9. dah328

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    Take a look at Allen Edmonds, starting with the classic Park Avenue. Though they're priced at $325 or something like that. One can easily obtain them for way less than $300. With enough patience and search, <$150 new can be found. Also, leather sole is not as slippery as people make it. Moreover, Allen Edmonds shoes have full rubber heels, so that reduces slipperiness significantly. They also have many other models that are rubber soles (but these are not resole-able, so I would not choose them).
    AE's rubber-soled shoes can be resoled.
     


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    Question on scarves: what colors match best with a charcoal overcoat?
     


  11. onix

    onix Distinguished Member

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    AE's rubber-soled shoes can be resoled.
    Quote from AE Recrafting website "Due to special construction methods, our Italian shoes, Allen Edmonds Crosstown Collection, Allen Edmonds Seven™, driving moccasins, Casual Comfort Collection and some handsewn and woven styles cannot be Recrafted."
     


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    I don't think they do this anymore. See the second sentence of the second paragraph: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...45&postcount=1 . You can double check though.

    They did it for me a couple days ago. I'm talking about discontinued models; not seconds.
     


  13. onix

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    They did it for me a couple days ago. I'm talking about discontinued models; not seconds.

    I see. That's good to know.
     


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    I am attending what seems to be an outdoor wedding here: http://www.playgreenriver.com/wedding.php?page_id=2240&name=Wedding_Events. The wedding is scheduled for late July at 5PM.The golf club is located in Southern California

    I am at a loss as to what to wear. All the style guides say to go with a dark suit and tie after 5PM. Yet, those same guides also say to wear light colored suits at outdoor ceremonies.

    So, here I am to ask your wizened opinions: What should I wear to this wedding? I'd enjoy as many details as possible: color, shoes, belt, shirt, tie, pocket square, etc.

    Regards,
    TK
     


  15. chopp

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    I am attending what seems to be an outdoor wedding here: http://www.playgreenriver.com/wedding.php?page_id=2240&name=Wedding_Events. The wedding is scheduled for late July at 5PM.The golf club is located in Southern California I am at a loss as to what to wear. All the style guides say to go with a dark suit and tie after 5PM. Yet, those same guides also say to wear light colored suits at outdoor ceremonies. So, here I am to ask your wizened opinions: What should I wear to this wedding? I'd enjoy as many details as possible: color, shoes, belt, shirt, tie, pocket square, etc. Regards, TK
    not sure if there are any official rules to this, but what ive done in the past is: if it starts in the daytime, wear something light. it would be outrageous to have to switch to something darker colored just because its evening. 5pm in southern california in july = 90 degree heat until sundown (8-9pm). i would think that its perfectly acceptable to wear a lighter suit. with that said, i have a wedding tomorrow and i will be wearing a light grey summer weight suit, white shirt, seersucker tie, white pocket square with brown captoes and a brown belt. then again..im only a noob here as well, so take my advice with a grain of salt? [​IMG]
     


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