Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
I think brown or heather brown/tan is a good one. It gives you variety.
Nice sweaters. I'd like the brown one; will look good with blue jeans.
What do you think of this Massimo Dutti sc:
Would it be a nice business casual/just casual sports coat for some years or does it look a little too trendy (thin lapels ?, high button stance?). Fabric is like a very fine velvety corduroy. They call it sarge but I don't think that's very accurate.
I had to buy a pair of florsheims as a clutch pair of dress shoes and they were $80, I can't return them now because I've worn them outside, I can only exchange, so are there any pair of florsheims that are actually good quality and worth the price?
I got these as a gift: http://www.thefryecompany.com/mens-...-shoes/view-all/84625/james-wingtip?color=BGY in burgundy.
I want to darken them as they are alot brighter than the picture looks. Any suggestions, comments, advice, etc? I know the "redish" color will not completely go away because it is pretty bright but somewhere between this and brown would be fine.
I'd send a pm to Man Of Lint. He's posted a number of times about how he's changed the appearance of shoes. He always seems willing to help someone who is truly interested.
What's wrong with the ones you have now? Can you post a picture or link?
Its the welles i hate the weird diamond stitching on the side. Should I just cut my losses and just wear these when I need to or does florsheim still that make shoes of actual quality?
OK, yeah, those are kind of fail. Their Imperial series wing tips tend to be pretty well made. And I have a pair of bone Zurich loafers that are sort of a summer staple.
If you don't already have a longwing, Florsheim's Veblen longwing is relatively inexpensive---and therefore worth the price, depending on your perspective. I don't know how it holds up to wear.
I was under the impression leather soles were to be avoided in the rain, no? I've been nervous about wearing my cordovan and calf shoes when raining. Should anything be done to the shoe after returning indoors from the rain? Just give the leather a quick wipe down?
Just let soaked shoes air dry away from heat. Use shoe trees to retain their shape. Leather can get wet. It is heat and chemicals that hurts it.
I feel that all-leather shoes are never truly broken in until they have been worn in the rain and have had a good soak. That seems to allow the inner sole and uppers to mold to your feet for maximum comfort.
I've tried to search around the internet but don't find much about padded down blazers. What are they called anyways? Here is some pictures of what I mean.
(from sw&d, so I apologize in advanced)
I am building up my Mc wardrobe and have recently purchased a pair of Park Avenues for 220 (seconds) in black. I want to keep these shoes in great condition so I am looking to buy a pair of nice (sub $25) shoe trees. Also any recommendations on waxed, polishes, and conditioners would be great.
Here is "some" info on the second part of your question.
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