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

  1. jlconley

    jlconley Well-Known Member

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    They came today!

    I'm on the fence, I love the looks, but they are not $695 (retail) quality. I'm by no means a shoe expert still just learning. I have a couple pair of C&J's, Stuart's choice, Lloyd's, and few imp Florsheim's, but no Italian shoes to compare, (Ferragamo wing tips = not a good comparison).
    They are light weight that's for sure and I haven't any sort of trained eye (other than obvious quality)and I can still spot little cosmetic inconsistencies.

    What do you guys think? are they worth $325 I paid from Gilt, or should I spend another $100-300 and look for another used pair of C&J's, e. greens, etc? I have yet to buy a Brand New pair of mid-high end shoes except these in quite some time, although $695 retail seems like a gimmick. I was thinking they look like more of a $200-300 shoe. Leather is not shiny and is soft with nice color although it has some small "spots/rubs." I can't find much info from whats on the box ?

    Here are Pics I took of them tonight, not the best light but you'll get the idea
    http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h24/kydux/Antonio Maurizi/

    Question is, are they worth $325 for a regular use shoe or would I be better off spending like $300-500 (I'd have to wait til my piggy bank refils) and get another used pair of C&J's or similar?
    I can return them made sure before purchase with no charge other than shipping.
    Thanks
    Lucas
     


  2. Poindexter

    Poindexter Senior member

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    You gonna be my idol now, you know that?
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012


  3. idntfs

    idntfs Member

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    Looking to get input on if this shirt is too dark to wear with a dark navy suit for a casual event (no tie, cordovan tassel loafers).

    Muchos gracias.

    [​IMG]
     


  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Not a fan, but I don't see a problem with it. Would it be an afternoon/evening event?
     


  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I'd probably hold out for a better quality shoe. If you are willing to spend up to $500 you could probably get some C&J on sale or maybe buy direct from the UK. Not sure if you will get hit with customs duties though.
     


  6. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    Another newbie question:

    I've been trying to understand the difference between sports shirts, dress shirts, oxford sport shirts, and oxford dress shirts.

    I'm thinking about what to wear on the weekends as it get's warmer (78 deg F tom). I have a couple sport shirts (size small)
    and some BB oxford dress shirts (15-33). I'm just wondering what is more appropriate for casual weekend wear. I always
    assumed that shirts with collars buttoned down were casual shirts, but I've noticed that BB has sports shirts with buttoned
    down collars and oxford dress shirts with buttoned down collars. What is more appropriate for weekend wear? I don't own any
    of their sports shirts, so I'm not sure what they're like.
     


  7. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    My general rule is that any shirt that is not sized by the neck and is designated by a letter size should be considered a sportshirt. I would also say that pretty much any shirt with a button down collar would be a more casual shirt when pitted up against it's non-button down brethren. Shirts that don't have slots for collar stays are usually more casual in my opinion too.

    I think your sportshirts and button-down collar shirts are fine for weekend casual wear.
     


  8. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Do chelsea boots crease a lot? I'm going to buy one from Carmina soon and they look great in the pictures but I'm wondering how it'll look after being worn for a while. The nice thing about captoe oxfords is that the toe cap never creases and I'm hoping Chelsea boots will be the same.
     


  9. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    I have a 14.5" neck and 5' 5" height. From the base of my neck to my belt line, the length is 20.5". Would a 58" tie be too long?
     


  10. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    Has anyone tried ordering with standard shipping from Robert Old to the US? Were you hit with customs? What can I expect? What courier do they use?
     


  11. josh1492

    josh1492 Member

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    if its a lumberjack convention youll look perfect (sorry haha)
    Looking to get input on if this shirt is too dark to wear with a dark navy suit for a casual event (no tie, cordovan tassel loafers).

    Muchos gracias.
     


  12. josh1492

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    Ok...rather than ask if anyone can help me find fitting clothes and listing my measurements does anyone know of an online program that i can input my measurements and find appropriate/flattering jean and shirt cuts/brands? I found one for womens clothing but nothing for men...
     


  13. josh1492

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    please help me find low rise wide leg jeans that are nice. i dont want the stupid fad jeans that are all tight and shit. I want some jeans that look good on me regardless of what some milan asshole says. Help me please. google and this forum's search function are not helping.
     


  14. Poindexter

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    I'm your height and neck size, and don't like my ties to go over the belt buckle (just touch the pants is perfect), and I use regular length ties with no problem. In fact, I sort of wonder what six foot guys do.
     


  15. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    People here don't wear wide leg jeans. Popular straight leg selvedge jeans include APC New Standard and Levi's Vintage Clothing 1947 501
     


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