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

  1. GrensonMan

    GrensonMan Senior member

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    What do you gents think about these boots for office wear? We are required to occasionally wear formal business attire but all other times is business casual. Would these boots be versatile enough to pull off formal and casual?

    Thank you,
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  2. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    They are a bit... shiny? Do you know what the material is? It's hard to tell from the picture.

    I think that generally, a derby boot CAN be versatile enough to work both casually and for some slightly dressier occasions, but not this particular boot. As said, it's very shiny, which leads me to believe isn't full grain leather. Also, rubber soles, especially red rubber soles, wouldn't work for a dress boot to be worn with a suit. If you can find something similar made from a full grain leather and with a leather sole, you'll be on a better track.
     
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  4. calcoast

    calcoast Well-Known Member

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    Hey I've been looking around for some nice grey trousers (~$150 range) and I wanted to know if you can can recommend any?

    I like the style of these: (http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=56575&vid=1&pid=421166&scid=421166002).

    Is there something similar or better quality-wise you guys can recommend for around the same price, with this same kind of style?

    I prefer them to be slim fit have have some kind of pattern but I am open to suggestions.

    I'm a size 36x30 and I'm open to ebay/B&S

    Thanks...
     
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  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not with that sole, contrast stitching, and patent leather..
     
  6. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    Epaulet and Howard Yount are both in this price range, slim fit, and much higher quality than BR.
     
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  7. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    edit...sorry read it wrong. Why not a split toe? Are you basically looking for a glorified boat shoe?
     
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  8. theyare

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    Is this a forward or a reverse pleat? Also, would it be described as shallow or deep?

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  9. zerostyle

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    I dunno.. something about split toes just look really tacky to me
     
  10. calcoast

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    Thanks, I knew I could count on SF to help me find something better than some of these mall brands...
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Forward, shallow.
     
  12. JesseJB

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    Any opinions of the quality of Howard Yount's brogues? I took a stab at it and ordered a pair in brown the other other day. Been exclusively wearing AE's for the last 5 years.
     
  13. jslade

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    Spilled a tiny bit of pasta sauce (quarter the size of a penny) on my tie today. What would you gentlemen recommend as the best way to get it out? FWIW, it's a silk tie (I think) from Brooks Brothers. Not super nice quality, but nice enough that I'd like for it to last for at least a few weeks.
     
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    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    If there is any hope then its a good dry cleaner, you definately don't want to take water to a silk tie
     
  16. mco543

    mco543 Senior member

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    I've had success with saline solution on a q-tip for getting stains out of things.
     
  17. Smock

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    Looking for a pair of swimming trunks. I need to get rid of my baggy shorts. It's hard for me to find fitting shorts because most retailers only go down to 28" waist. I look in the kids section, but I can't find anything mature for my age, since the section is plagued by huge boardshorts with wacky colors and prints.
    Here are my measurements.
    Top of waistband on boxers is 2" below bottom of naval.
    Natural waist-26"
    Hip-32"
    Inseam(2"from top of knee to crotch area)-9-10"
    Outseam(top waistband to start of knee)-16"
    Thigh-17.5"
    Backrise(bottom ballsack to top waistband)-13-14"
    Frontrise(top waistband to bottom of ballsack)-11-12"

    I have a ~100$ price range. Looking for a 4" or 6" inseam since I am 5'4".
    Any help or direction is greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
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  19. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    http://tiecrafters.com/
     
  20. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Don't buy it. It may be legitimate in terms of maker, but please go with one button peak or shawl lapel. The two button notch is pretty much a universal indicator that the wearer has no idea what a tuxedo is.

    Read this:
    http://blacktieguide.com
     

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