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    I recently bought a pair of boots in a tan/light brown grainy leather. I wanted something a little more chocolatey in color but I couldnt find the shoe I wanted so I have these now. What is the best way to darken them? To what extent is using darker shoe polish on them (dark brown or cherry or even black) to darken them with time useful? Has anyone done this? What are the results? Thanks

    Best way to darken them: search for the antiquing thread. Basically you'd strip the color off using acetone, then build it to the color you want with cremes, polish and lots of elbow grease.
     


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    when does the nordstrom half yearly begin?
     


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    I recently bought a pair of boots in a tan/light brown grainy leather. I wanted something a little more chocolatey in color but I couldnt find the shoe I wanted so I have these now. What is the best way to darken them? To what extent is using darker shoe polish on them (dark brown or cherry or even black) to darken them with time useful? Has anyone done this? What are the results? Thanks

    I've had success using dark brown shoe cream, did it gradually, and the color darkened nicely over time, shoe creams contain more pigments than oil based shoe polishes.
     


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    If it fits you, buy it. It's a very good price and a white polo is pretty versatile: jeans, khakis, almost everything works I think.

    I found a white Lacoste polo for $23 out the door after various sales and coupons I have. Should I cop? I'm not sure how I'd wear a white polo.
     


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    Is the jacket below real leather or pleather? I'm finding it really difficult to tell for some reason.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     


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    What is the thought of khaki or light tan dress pants in a business casual setting? Too casual-looking? Too middle-schoolish?
     


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    What is the thought of khaki or light tan dress pants in a business casual setting? Too casual-looking? Too middle-schoolish?

    It depends on the industry and specific company's culture. Business casual in law or banking, stick with darker trousers until you have reason to believe lighter will fit in.

    I would avoid tan or "khaki" chinos in the office even if others choose to wear, but it's personal preference.
     


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    when does the nordstrom half yearly begin?

    Today.

    In-Store and Online Sale Dates

    * "¢ Half-Yearly Sale for Women and Kids"”starts Wednesday, May 25
    * "¢ Half-Yearly Sale for Men"”starts Friday, June 17
    * "¢ Anniversary Sale"”starts Friday, July 15 and ends Sunday, July 31
    * "¢ Half-Yearly Sale for Women and Kids"”starts Wednesday, November 2
    * "¢ Half-Yearly Sale for Men"”starts Sunday, December 25 online, and Monday, December 26 in-store​
     


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    It depends on the industry and specific company's culture. Business casual in law or banking, stick with darker trousers until you have reason to believe lighter will fit in.

    I would avoid tan or "khaki" chinos in the office even if others choose to wear, but it's personal preference.


    Yeah, I'm definitely talking about khaki-COLORED dress pants, not Dockers or something you'd see a skateboarding teen-ager tooling around in.

    Hardest thing for me about dark trousers is finding a sports coat to wear with them without it looking like a suit. With light pants, you can throw on a gray or blue blazer and there's good contrast.
     


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    Is the jacket below real leather or pleather? I'm finding it really difficult to tell for some reason. [​IMG] Thanks.
    If it looks so cheap that you can't tell the difference then why would you want to buy it anyway, whether it is actually real leather or not?
     


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    Yeah, I'm definitely talking about khaki-COLORED dress pants, not Dockers or something you'd see a skateboarding teen-ager tooling around in.

    Hardest thing for me about dark trousers is finding a sports coat to wear with them without it looking like a suit. With light pants, you can throw on a gray or blue blazer and there's good contrast.


    Do you currently work in the environment or is this a new job? Nothing "wrong" about tan colored trousers for business casual, especially when paired with SC. My approach for a new gig would be to start conservative and make adjustments once you've had a chance to feel things out. You should have a good idea within the first week what is appropriate and what is not, and can use the first weekend for shopping if necessary. Or buy now, return later.
     


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    Is the jacket below real leather or pleather? I'm finding it really difficult to tell for some reason.

    [​IMG]


    Thanks.


    I am not an expert but it doesn't look like leather - unless it is a really thin one.

    The folds are not rigid enough. It looks more like Polyester or Nylon.
     


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    Question: I love the way houndstooth looks on ties, but I'm not sure if silk would be the right material for the pattern.

    Example: Spoo's tie by GShen here

    I was thinking something brown, like this tiebar tie. Should I stick with b/w? Houndstooth to me just seems to beg for brown/tan.

    However, I can't help feel that it would look way better if it were wool or cashmere. Thoughts?
     


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    Is this shirt good looking, stylish, and not metrosexual? I have no style muscle so I need your opinions please! Pic #1: [​IMG] Pic #2: [​IMG] Yes, that is really me. Sure I'm pudgy but I have lost over 10 lbs this year.
     


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