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  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I actually use them for exactly that. They take some time to break in, but I prefer them to my other hiking boots now. I wore them exclusively on a week long trip to Alaska last summer.
     
  2. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    I'd say just pick up a versatile pair of Merrells for all your outdoor needs. I have a pair of Moab trail shoes by them that survived 27 miles on the Inca Trail and are still going strong.
     
  3. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    He's a blogger. Bloggers post opinions, and on this one there's no ironclad right or wrong answer. The problem is that you posted this as your entire response:


    Anyone who takes any blogger's opinion on something this subjective as an indisputable fact is a sheep begging to be shorn. And now you're going to call someone ignorant because he doesn't share your idolatry?

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  4. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    I'm a young guy who is new in his career and is just looking for a first "real" suit. I get away with business casual at work and don't have to wear a suit. I work work at a tech start-up, so people dress like computer nerds, and i'll only be wear the suit once in a while. I'd like to get a slim model suit and am willing to spend $400 - $800. I'd like to find a local store to go and have them measure my proportions, but the only store I can find in the Denver, CO area is:

    http://www.andrisenmorton.com/index.html

    http://www.garmentdistrictcolorado.com/men/men.html

    http://homerreedltd.com/homer_reed_2011_002.htm

    http://www.lawrencecovell.com/

    http://www.tedsclothiers.com/about.cfm

    http://www.theregimentshops.com/

    I know nothing about suit brands, and specifically the one's mentioned on that site, but can anyone make any suggestions?

    Would it be better just to go to a Brooks Brother?

    Help!
     
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  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    can you post some pics of your boots after actual outdoor use?


    not going to buy them (my size is gone online anyway)
    it was just a fleeting thought
     
  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I've posted these elsewhere. Again, it takes a while to break in, so if you're only doing this as an occasional hobby they might not be the best bet for you. But I love them.

    These were taken shortly after my return from Alaska and a good cleaning.

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    And of Alaska itself, it was really beautiful.

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  7. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Why not consult both brothers?
    But seriously, folks, BB on sale will give you a decent suit in your price range. Try the Fitzgerald model.
     
  8. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    Your original post said, "Black ties are for funerals, grenadine is not." There's no "even if" in there. Based on that, since it's a black tie, it should be only worn to funerals, but it shouldn't be worn to funerals since it's a grenadine. So it can't be worn anywhere and is useless. This is the implication of your original post. Point being just be careful about how you word things. This isn't cable news punditry where you have to make everything seem 100% certain with no gray area. My advice, which I kept to myself because I have no experience with grenadine ties, would have been, "there's nothing wrong with a black grenadine tie, but navy and burgundy are more versatile and traditional, so if I'm only getting two, I'd get those." But I'd definitely prefer to get that advice from someone with a good reputation or a history of posting quality fits.
     
  9. Spurious

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    Jesus this is AIDS.

    Solve it via PM, I dont care about your semantics argument. /off-topic
     
  10. Liam O

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    You're arguing with me "based on" the "implications" of advice you agreed with, called me ignorant, accused me of being poorly dressed, and said I need to be more aware of how I phrase things?
     
  11. Van Veen

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    You're giving advice on $80 bespoke ties when you are, admittedly, are both a beginner and have a limited budget. I'm a beginner too, and I come here to get advice from people who know what they're talking about, not people in the same situation as me. I try to keep my mouth shut unless it's something I actually have experience in and I'm not just regurgitating something I read. (The first post said "wrong" just to show that there's nothing inherently wrong with wearing a black grenadine tie, which is what your post made it sound like.) I know who I'll take advice from, and I know who's advice I'll ignore or take with a grain of salt. I just wish more of the experienced and reputable posters would answer questions in this thread, and beginners would not give advice on things they have no experience with. That's all.
     
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  12. jrd617

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    LOL at Liam O and CruzAzul calling Will Boehlke a "random blogger." A Suitable Wardrobe is very influential in the blogosphere.



    Liam O, stop talking out of your ass. You speak very authoritatively on this issue, but your own fit pics are not very good. I agree with what Van Veen has said about "the blind leading the blind."

    A solid black tie is actually very versatile. Not associated with funeral. Works well with navy, gray, brown, tan, and olive suits.

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  13. CruzAzul

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    Except that I said no such thing.

    And "influential" doesn't make one's opinion is God's Holy Word. Hell, Rush Limbaugh is "influential" but that bloated colostomy bag couldn't say something truthful if his life depended on it.
     
  14. JubeiSpiegel

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    I have a question for the "Ask a question, get a answer" thread. Can we get back to this thread, please?

    You all are frightening the noobs away, forcing them to create endless iterations of the same thread elsewhere.

    For shame SF... :plain:
     
  15. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    I think the general SF consensus is that threads should be gotten back to, but it might just be SF groupthink. Remember, style is subjective.

    Good to see that you're taking the first step to becoming stylish! Keep posting!

    oh, wait... this wasn't a legit "ask a question, get an answer" question. [​IMG]
     

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