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  1. Kid Nickels

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    Is is generally safe to order from overseas? I've never tried it. Also did I mention I'm on a budget?
     
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    Thanks for the help on this-- the material looks like leather of some sort of synthetic twine.
     


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    well sure...folks on here order shit from all over the world. Just stick w/ reputable dealers with real websites and clear satisfaction/return policies. If you find some great bag, for a too-good-to-be-true price from some guy in Shenzhen or Jakarta or something then, well you know it's probably not legit. That Japanese site is totally fine...other members have bought from there. What's the budget btw?
     


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    any thoughts on covert fabric for a sportcoat? I'm not too familiar with it but came across it recently and am considering that it would make a nice looking, but durable and well-wearing SC. Thoughts?
     


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    Bump?
     


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    These questions are kind of basic, so that's probably why you didn't get any response.

    1. Yes. Beeswax DBs are a casual brown shoe. Khaki chinos are casual tan pants. What makes you think they won't work together? (rhetorical question, no need to answer)

    2. You're wearing neutral pants and neutral shoes. You can wear nearly any color you want on top. This question is kind of like asking "I have two slices of bread. Any recommendation of what I can put in between them?"
     


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    I am shadowing a buyer for Bergdorf in NYC on Monday, and was told to show up in a relatively conservative suit (he said my ugly socks, belts and scarves would be fine since its a fashion related job), but there is a problem; it turns out since I've dropped ~60 lbs in the last year and a half, apparently all my dress shirts look like trashbags on me. I'm short on cash and time, so...

    Question: Is it ever acceptable to wear a button down oxford with a business suit?

    Suit in question is a navy blue microcheck (weave only, no other colors in it). I have a large collection of conservative oxfords, but I tend to think of them as country clothes, aka not businesswear, so I'm guessing I need to pick up a decent white dress shirt on short notice.... Right or wrong?
     


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    I'll go ahead and disagree with you. A navy sweater with black doesn't emphasize the contrast, but I don't see it as a wrong by a rule or necessity. It'll probably look just fine.
     


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    It is almost always a perfectly fine choice.

    I am aware of the rule which says that OCBDs are not to be worn with shirts. However this rule never had anything like near universal acceptance - old photos pretty much prove this - and whatever acceptance it did once have has eroded over time to the point where it's almost meaningless today.

    If one wishes to refrain from wearing OCBDs with business suits, that's fine. But it's purely a personal choice. If one prefers wearing OCBDs with business suits, that's fine, too.

    It's akin to the rule against wearing brown in the City. Or against wearing a non-white dress shirt with a business suit. Or against wearing non-black shoes with a grey or navy suit. Rules which have been diminished in strength over the years to the point where their remaining significance is of little more than relatively limited situational importance. (For example, I might not care to wear a brown suit to an employment interview.)

    And yes, I recognize that in other parts of the world, different standards may exist. Many of these rules originated in London (the "City" in the aforementioned rule on wearing brown), and I'm led to believe that even today OCBDs with business suits are far less common there, than they are in, say, Manhattan.

    BTW, assuming your weight loss was intentional, I congratulate you. I'd also suggest that you reward yourself by maybe picking up an affordable - but perfectly serviceable - non-OCBD dress shirt, sometime soon. Particularly if it's on sale and there's some 30% coupon code floating around, a dress shirt from Lands' End might well fit the bill. It just sounds like you might be more comfortable having a non-OCBD option available to you, is all.
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    If you were going to shadow a lawyer or banker I might suggest against it, but doing something fashion-related I'm sure it would be fine.
     


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    Does anyone know which model Grenson George Clooney is wearing on this month's Esquire?
     


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