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  1. jjjcking1

    jjjcking1 Member

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    Just picked up a pair of AE Strands for $180 online from AAFES, but they were shipped from AE. Shoes have wrinkles in the leather and I
    should be worried about?

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  2. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Help me choose summer loafer:

    Alden Suede Tassel Loafer...$450 new
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    SW1 Sloop Water Buffalo...$550 new
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    SW1 Sloop Dark Brown...$550 new
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    SW1 Sloop Brown Suede...$550 new
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    Vass Shell Penny Loafer F-Last...$8-900 i believe
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    Any other recommendations, perhaps in navy suede?
     
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Alden LHS.
     
  4. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    ^ Not a fan of the LHS, maybe its the last, just not appealing
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    +1 Also consider the RL Marlow penny loafer but if you want navy suede, there are these.
     
  6. El Argentino

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    Looking for an SF-approved tailor either in Utah or Nevada (roughly between SLC and Las Vegas). I've been having jackets nipped and tucked by fly-by-night "tailors" who proceed to butcher the lining while leaving me with a (still) poor fitting garment. As I read more on the subject through the stickies (thankyouSF) I realize there's far more to it than just opening the back seam and pulling in fabric. Any recommendations?
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't worry, they are fine.
     
  8. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    You can pick up the C&J Cavendish from Shipton & Heneage for ~$350.
     
  9. cptjeff

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    I have never seen such a treatment of a camp moc design. It just looks strange- to me, they're boat shoe equivalents. The first is the strangest, the second two at least use leathers a little more suited to the design, but the last and structure still wierds me out.

    This is what a camp moc is supposed to look like:
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    That aside, buy 'em if you like them. But the europeans keep (IMO) butchering classic american shoe designs. The english did it to penny loafers, which I have seen before, and now the Italians are doing it to the camp moc. A similar version of the bean boot must be in the works...
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the dark brown ones personally.
     
  11. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Filson?

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  12. sohwhat

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    Hi everyone. I found my way to this forum after an internet search for affordable quality dress shoes. Armed with information from SF, I bought a pair of AE Park Avenues. While this satisfies my need for black dress shoes, I still need some brown shoes. I may end up getting another pair from AE to fill the formal brown shoe void, but I came across these shoes from Profession Bottier and at their current price ($110 incl. shipping) appear to be a good deal for casual brown shoes? Although I don't completely believe in the "retail yoox price," a large European online shoe store (spartoo.eu) seems to corroborate their retail value. I did an internet search and the few thoughts on the internet seem 50/50 on the brand/quality (incl. a french clothing forum - thank you Google translate).

    I know it's just a picture, but any thoughts on the brand Profession Bottier? overall quality? type of leather and construction? would you buy it?
    I would appreciate thoughts and advice!
    The original image can be found here and the product here.

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    Borrelli Navy Blue Sportcoat – Size: 42 US ($399) 91% Cotton, 9% Linen
    Is this a good deal for a summer blazer? Yes or No? Its pretty much perfect size-wise for me.

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    I've never heard of Profession Bottier, so I can't comment on quality. However, those look really dark - almost black. A lighter shade of brown would be much more versatile.
     
  15. black_umbrella

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    My guess is that's last 87.

    Here's a link to the last silhouettes

    http://alfredsargent.co.uk/test-pages/
     
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