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

  1. Liam O

    Liam O Distinguished Member

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    Thinking I need a pair of black casual shoes.

    The only black shoes I own are a pair of fairly dressy cap toe oxfords and a pair of clark's wallabees. I don't really like either.

    My normal clothes are a OCBD, sometimes a sweater, and a SC with a pair of jeans, cords, or fairly informal trousers.

    Am I better off with a pair of brogued oxfords, chelsea boots or something else entirely? I'd like something that will work with a fairly laid back pair of jeans and sweater combo or navy blazer, tie and dress shirt if possible. Obviously coherence isn't my strong suit so I thought it might pay to farm this one out.
     


  2. Mirador

    Mirador Well-Known Member

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    Please let me know what you think about the fit of these two items

    1. Caruso, Pure Cashmere, size 50
    I'm wearing my suit coat under the jacket, not confident about the waist or length of sleeve, price is USD1,000, bit worried how cashmere can take the elements altho we never get snow here
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    2. Corneliani, Pure Cashmere, 50R - jacket length seems to short for me but I'm advised this is the Corn style, 2 open buttons on cuff in this shot (also $USD1,000)
    [​IMG]
     


  3. Gibonius

    Gibonius Stylish Dinosaur

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    How are you set on non-black shoes? I don't find a lot of use for black, although I have several. Fairly limited application, unlike browns/burgundies.
     
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  4. Kid Nickels

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    @Mirador

    #1.. I see you point on the waist.. it appears a bit full. What's your concern with the sleeve? Too short? From the pic it looks fine to me.

    #2.. The shoulders and general fit seem fine... but again it would be easier to tell with a full-on frontal view pic... with respect to the length of you arm the coat does "look" short, but how it relates proportionally to your legs can't be determined from this pic.
     
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  5. cptjeff

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    Whatever you like is fine. Brouged oxfords, heavy longwings, or hell, penny loafers. But steer clear of black with jeans, you'll need brown or burgundy for that. Black shoes are best limited to shades of gray, black, and sometimes olive (which works equally well with brown or burgundy).
     


  6. Gerry Nelson

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    How do these Grenson longwings rate against the usual suspects (Aldens, Florsheim Imperials, etc.)?

    http://www.endclothing.co.uk/grenson-sid-long-wing-brogue.html

    I would change the laces to a darker set and use them sometimes during the week with flannels and other odd trousers but mostly during the weekends with chinos and jeans.
     


  7. Liam O

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    Great, if by "set" you mean do I have at least three pairs of brogues in varying shades of brown, Bean Boots, and a pair of desert boots. Also a pair of very nice, brogued high tan double monks that I will never wear, and a pair of driving mocs I don't think I even tried on.



    Huh. Just figured if I was going to be wearing a fairly informal SC that had black in it I wasn't meant to be wearing it with brown shoes. Maybe I just won't wear black shoes, period, barring job interviews and funerals...
     


  8. Philip

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    Anyone know where I could find a polo camel coat in a size 36?
     


  9. 11daisyduke19

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    hi there where do you find good quality clothes for a reasonable price.
     


  10. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Seriously?
     


  11. JubeiSpiegel

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    Can you restate this question, with a bit more clarity? Your question, in it's current incarnation, is akin to asking a stranger on the street "Where do you find good quality cars for a reasonable price?"

    Not enough information to answer your question competently :plain:
     


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    I'm playing around with the idea of trying my hand at suit making (just for fun) and I'd like to know where I can buy horsehair canvas. Any suggestions?
     


  13. ashjini

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    Was reading an article that mentioned "hand-sewn Borrelli shirt"

    Wondering what part of the shirt is hand-sewn? Difficult to believe, imagine or understand that the whole shirt would be hand made without using a machine at all.

    Any ideas?
     


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    Concerning the fit of pointy-toe shoes, it's normal to have like an inch or so of space in the toe-box, depending on how pointy the shoe is right?
     


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    The shoulder panels, placket, buttonholes and shoulders are all hand sewn. The collar, labels, and buttons are attached by hand. [​IMG]
     
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