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

  1. oisin

    oisin Senior member

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    saw this on one of our member's tumblr feed. Anyone have an idea what this jacket is or where i can get one? (or one like it?--mostly love the colors (and great pattern matching)--not sure how i feel about the throat tab but it's cool enough).
     
  2. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    ^ it's IST66... just PM him and ask.
     
  3. theADW

    theADW New Member

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    I'd like to buy a nice pair of brown shoes, ~$700 ceiling, no firm time limit, and I prefer oxfords to other styles.

    I mostly wear grey Paul Smith suits, a white shirt, a bright tie, and a bright pocket square. Shoes seem embarrassingly impenetrable to me & I'd love to benefit from the knowledge of folks on this forum.

    As a point of departure, I think that these (http://www.mrporter.com/product/173099) look nice enough, but a few minutes on this forum suggests that Church's are not (or are no longer?) worth the price of admission. Generally, I'm pretty confused as to which shoe makers are good and which aren't.

    Many thanks!
     
  4. oisin

    oisin Senior member

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    cool thanks--saw this on a tumblr of a tumblr of a tumblr, so wasnt sure the source.
     
  5. pronxs

    pronxs Senior member

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    anyone? thanks
     
  6. theADW

    theADW New Member

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    Apologies if this double-posts; I got an error message after submitting the first time.

    I'd like to buy a nice pair of brown shoes to wear with grey suits. I'm willing to spend ~$700 and would like it to go as far as possible.

    My suits are mostly Paul Smith, and I mostly wear solid white dress shirts with a bright tie and bright pocket square.

    As a point of departure, these seem agreeable enough (http://www.mrporter.com/product/173099), but a few minutes perusing this forum suggests that Church's aren't (or are no longer?) worth the price of admission. In general, I don't know much about the reliability of the various brands, & am happy to benefit from the collective wisdom of folks here.

    Many thanks!
     
  7. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    ^ if you shop around, for $700 you can get TWO pairs of nice shoes.
     
  8. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Click on your bolded user name at the top right of the page, scroll down (or Ctrl + F) to the 'edit signature text' link at bottom left.
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    Thanks! I'll check it out....
     
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  9. ManCrush

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    Crockett & Jones or Carmina, and pocket the change.
     
  10. jcb9

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    Quick question: I am going to an outdoor graduation tomorrow (5/5) in GA. I have my clothing set but I need advice on which shoes (and consequently, which belt) to pair with it.

    Blue Kenneth Cole seersucker jacket w/ white pocket square
    Pink oxford shirt from Macy's
    Light BR chinos

    My shoe choices are (shoes that I own):
    Brown BR driving loafer
    Brown J&M penny loafers
    Brown Sperry boat shoes

    Suggestions? Any other shoe that would be a better fit? On a tight budget.. Any help is appreciated.
     
  11. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    What shade of brown? I think anything medium to dark brown should work well. I would probably go with the penny loafers.
     
  12. jcb9

    jcb9 Senior member

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    The BR and the J&M loafers are medium to dark brown. Thank you for your advice.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Derby's are technically casual shoes, so yes. I would look for Alden, or Allen Edmonds used on ebay.
     
  14. radiocures

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    I live in an area with very limited retail options for men's clothing - Belk is one the higher end stores nearby - and the ones we do have carry a very limited selection.

    I'm a novice when it comes to fit or style, and I'm looking for a fairly mainstream navy blazer. I am very slim and above average height - 6'1", 130lbs - and 36R has the been the best fit OTR that I can find; shoulders are usually okay, chest sometimes too large, and waist almost always too large.

    After visiting every store in the area, I found four navy blazers. Three are low-end with lousy material that I don't care for; the last large enough I worry if it will look okay after alterations.

    I don't live near any big cities, and it's difficult for me to travel. When I do, I rarely have a lot of time available to clothes shop.

    I'm considering trying online MTM even though I don't have any jackets that fit well. I'm also thinking of ordering jackets from places like Zappos and Nordstrom and returning them until I find one that fits, though I feel a little bad doing that.

    What would you do in my situation?

    (Note: I'd like to spend less than $500 for the blazer.)
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Move out of the sticks.
     
  16. radiocures

    radiocures Member

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    I'm planning on it, but it's 2-3 years out. :)
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Save your money for 2-3 years and get something nice. :)
     
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    Looks fine.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Really? Why? Because they are formal? If you get that picky than even the sportcoat would be too casual.
     

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