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  1. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Olive over dark chocolate irish 2-1 twill "tweed" trousers with a scottish herringbone sport coat?

    thinking too busy, want confirmation.

    Also, grey flannels and brown tweed sport coats, y/n? I'm always iffy about brown and grey but I've seen a lot of people do it well.
     


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  3. kareem

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    Hi all,

    I've read a bunch on these forums about protecting leather boots, and seen conflicting advice (protect them against water! don't protect them!)

    Just purchased these Billy Reid full grain buffalo leather boots:

    http://www.mrporter.com/product/177330

    And I'm wondering whether I should use water repellent spray or leather conditioner on them (I'm in the north east, which has been relatively dry and free of snow so far, but you never know...)

    I've heard good things about, and picked up Bickmore water and stain repellent:
    http://www.bickmore.com/bickmore/Hat%20Care/GardMore.html

    and Leather Conditioner:
    http://www.bickmore.com/bickmore/Leather%20Care/Bick4.html

    I haven't worn them yet, and haven't treated them yet. Any advice on whether to treat them (and why) is much appreciated - don't want to ruin these beautiful shoes.

    Thanks,

    Kareem
     


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    Hello, first post on the forum so here goes. I picked up a pair of Francesco Smalto Paris Alligator?? Crocodile?? shoes slightly used but in descent condition about 2 yrs. ago in a second hand shop. Haven't been able to find out much about them like when they were made, exact skin material, or about how much these would have cost new. Being from the USA, we do not have his boutiques here in the states and I'm not planning a trip to Paris anytime soon. Just curious if these are common style and mid-tier quality or more of a higher-end bespoke item? Are these an Oxford ankle boot or another style? Any info is appreciated, Thanks!
     


  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Well they are definitely not an oxford/balmoral style boot. They have a blutcher cut, but styled more like a chukka boot. The toe shape is unusually square as well, especially if it is indeed exotic skin. Maybe someone else can chime in.
     


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    I would simply call them chukkas, if they are in croc, aligator or whatever leather, I can't tell you.
     


  7. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Yes, to the extent that any sport coat matches jeans, that one will. It's essentially a medium to dark gray jacket and could be paired with anything that works with that shade of gray and that texture.
     


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    There are too many variables that you don't mention to comment on the first combination. Gray flannels and brown tweed are a classic combination for very good reason.
     


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    It looks decent though it has no shoe creams which you will want for calf leather shoes. I'd stay away from the "instant shines" and the waterproof sprays. Read the pinned shoe care threads in the Men's Clothing forum to learn how to properly use creams and polishes.
     


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    A good application of shoe polish should provide all the water protection your boots will need for normal wear. See the "shoe care" thread in the Men's Clothing forum for a thorough discussion of polishes and shoe care.
     


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    Looks great for that. If you are buying on line, just make sure it fits you. Know your measurements.
     


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    Final thoughts on my outfit please.

    What is the best color of tie to compliment/liven up the following for the spring time:

    Relatively dark brown shoes/matching belt, dark navy suit, white french cuff shirt w/cufflinks.

    Thanks,
     


  13. Texastyle

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    Does anyone know of any blogs or lookbooks online focusing on just navy suits? I've looked through the "In Praise of Navy" thread and WAYWRN threads but I'd like to see if there is anything else out there that you guys have come across.
     


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    Number one get rid of the french cuffs. That will liven it up nicely for the spring. As for the tie maybe a green grenadine, or a repp tie.
     


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    No, but what are you looking for? :confused:

    Navy is just a color not a discipline.
     
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