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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. koolside

    koolside Member

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    What is a good shirt color for a dark grey pinstripe suit?
    This will be worn as business professional for interviews or similar events.


    You never can go wrong in a solid white. Light blue is also a good bet.
     
  2. officeboy

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    You never can go wrong in a solid white. Light blue is also a good bet.

    +1 those are the classics. I've just tossed out 1/2 my regular dress shirts to make space for more white and light blue.
     
  3. officeboy

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    Too pointy? It's about 1/2 an inch longer then my next longest shoe.
    Here it is with a converse and a pair of Clarks DBs (and my foot in x-ray style).
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  4. svd

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    Too pointy? It's about 1/2 an inch longer then my next longest shoe.
    Here it is with a converse and a pair of Clarks DBs (and my foot in x-ray style).


    Is your concern that the shoe looks too pointy, and as a result too big. Or the fit?

    From this perspective it doesn't look like a clown shoe. Space around the toe shouldn't matter for fit.
     
  5. officeboy

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    Is your concern that the shoe looks too pointy, and as a result too big. Or the fit?

    From this perspective it doesn't look like a clown shoe. Space around the toe shouldn't matter for fit.


    The fit (width, heel etc.) is great, there is just more toe then I'm used to.. I know there is a lot of hate on the pointy toe around here so I figured if I didn't get shot for posting this then I would be safe from these being too pointy/long.
    I'm also a lot more used to the whole aldo/kennith cole square toe. [​IMG]
     
  6. TRA8324

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    I just bought a beautiful pair of Edward Green MTO whiskey shell cordovan wingtips off of B&S. They are a 9D on the 606 last. Will I have any trouble fitting into these with my US size 9.5D feet?
     
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  9. krspdla

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    Hey guys, quick question. I was at Harry Rosen earlier to see what size I am in AE Park Avenues. the 10.5s fit me well lengthwise, and she was mentioned that they were regular width. What's regular width? A D? or an E?
     
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    Hey guys, quick question. I was at Harry Rosen earlier to see what size I am in AE Park Avenues. the 10.5s fit me well lengthwise, and she was mentioned that they were regular width. What's regular width? A D? or an E?

    The middle width is D
     
  11. w.o.e.is.me.

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    looking for some loafers to kick around in this spring.
    any suggestions?
    think i might want something tassle-y.

    any thoughts on the AE Grayson?
     
  12. thenanyu

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    Attending a summer wedding which is apparently going to be held on a beach. Seersucker suit + white bucks acceptable?
     
  13. cptjeff

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    The fit (width, heel etc.) is great, there is just more toe then I'm used to.. I know there is a lot of hate on the pointy toe around here so I figured if I didn't get shot for posting this then I would be safe from these being too pointy/long.
    I'm also a lot more used to the whole aldo/kennith cole square toe. [​IMG]


    I'm not that big on the pointy toes, but those look a billion times better then the KC/Aldo snow shovel toe.

    Certainly they're of a certain aesthetic, but if you like that aesthetic, go right ahead. Just be warned, they'll look comical with trousers that have rather narrow openings, since both aspects will exaggerate the proportion of foot size to leg size.
     
  14. mm84321

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    Should I pick this up? http://cgi.ebay.com/4150-Rare-TOM-FO...ht_3214wt_1132 I've wanted that particular sport coat since I first saw it at the Madison Avenue boutique a few years back; luckily, this one is in my size, and at a reduced price. The cerulean blue is probably my favorite color, however, how versatile do you think it will be? Are there a fair amount of options to pair with a jacket like this? I'd like to be able to get my money's worth out of it, but I don't want to wear it like a uniform every time with white pants as shown in the lookbook: [​IMG] Thoughts/opinions? edit: To those who have experience with Tom Ford jackets, is base D the slim cut? I can't remember the bases and their coordinating letters, but I know from trying them on that the slimmest cut fits me best.
     
  15. in stitches

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    i have always worn sneakers, or a casual slip on type shoe (canvas or leather) with jeans. im thinking id like to try a suede chukka type boot. i have never owned a pair in my life. any suggestions. all brands and price ranges welcome. thanks.

    tried this in sw&d only got one response (was a good one though) any thoughts here?
     
  16. Harold falcon

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    looking for some loafers to kick around in this spring. any suggestions? think i might want something tassle-y. any thoughts on the AE Grayson?
    I own a pair. Very happy with them. I picked up the shell cordovan version and they really stand up to a beating.
    Attending a summer wedding which is apparently going to be held on a beach. Seersucker suit + white bucks acceptable?
    Seersucker and white bucks is fine. The go-to shoe for Seersucker in my mind is light tan, but if the wedding is anything like most of the weddings I've been to recently you'll be one of the few not wearing sandals. EDIT - Although, I am looking forward to wearing the AE Strawfuts in brown/linen with seersucker this summer...
     
  17. onix

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    tried this in sw&d only got one response (was a good one though) any thoughts here?

    Many shoemakers carry suede chukkas. Some SF-popular/favorite and readily available choices are Crockett & Jones Tetbury, and Alden unlined chukka boots. There are also cheaper options by Loake 1880 and Clark desert boots.
     
  18. in stitches

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    Many shoemakers carry suede chukkas. Some SF-popular/favorite and readily available choices are Crockett & Jones Tetbury, and Alden unlined chukka boots. There are also cheaper options by Loake 1880 and Clark desert boots.

    2 replies, same answer, must be a winner. thanks guys
     
  19. Staggerlee

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    I wear a 10.5, sometimes 11. I have a pair of Bruno Magli's in 10.5 that fit well. Would 10.5 work for AE?

    Thank you.
     
  20. officeboy

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    Should I pick this up?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/4150-Rare-TOM-FO...ht_3214wt_1132
    I've wanted that particular sport coat since I first saw it at the Madison Avenue boutique a few years back; luckily, this one is in my size, and at a reduced price. The cerulean blue is probably my favorite color, however, how versatile do you think it will be? Are there a fair amount of options to pair with a jacket like this? I'd like to be able to get my money's worth out of it, but I don't want to wear it like a uniform every time with white pants as shown in the lookbook:
    [​IMG]

    Thoughts/opinions?

    Seems like any shade of light khaki would go well with that or maybe some light grey pants, after that it might get tricky. Maybe black/grey jeans or more brown khakis in later summer?

    What would be your choice for a versatile second pair of shoes (after black)? Dark brown, Merlot or Walnut?
    Merlot instead of black, but probably dark brown first. (Unless you have a black suit, then probably black shoes)

    Attending a summer wedding which is apparently going to be held on a beach. Seersucker suit + white bucks acceptable?
    Bucks at the beach kinda bothers me for some reason, I suppose I have this idea of a tropical beach and well I was barefoot at my beach wedding. Maybe a boat shoe/summer loafer or nicer leather sandals depending on the formality and how ugly your toes are? Unless then is like an east coast beach and it's really mostly on a lawn, then bucks. [​IMG]
     

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