Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
Thank you, Steve.
I need to build a suitable wardrobe for the spring/summer.
How are these Brooks Brothers driver shoes? How are drivers different than penny loafers?
Need some linen shirts to wear with jeans and shorts as well. Will Brooks Brothers be a good option? Any other recommendations for the spring/summer will be greatly appreciated.
Drivers are going to have a sole that turns up and covers part of the heel (the part you would normally rest on the floor board of your car while driving). Personally, I'd go a little adventurous if I were going for the driver, like these...
but that's just me.
you are a 36s. i'm 5' 7.75" and i'm a 36s.
Yey or ney on these shoes? AE Hinsdale. Looking for a brown wingtip that is versatile. FWIW, I have tried on some c&j and peal shoes and the narrower widths of those lasts kill my feet which are rather wide. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help guys
^^^^ What do you want to wear those with?
chinos, odd trousers and sportcoats. tropical wool and linen in summer, flannel or cord in winter. Not suits.
with your SC collection, I vote yey..I like the color, it looks like instant patina and character..
^^^^ I think you're in good shape. Make sure you like the fit.
I have wide feet and I find that the Vass U last or Edward Green's 888 last in E width are good choices if you are looking for a nicer shape.
Yay, those look nice.
Any other recommendations? Is there an alternative to Suit Supply up North (or in the Midlands even)?
How many shoes do you have in rotation?
I work in a business casual tech start-up environment and wear 2 shoes in my rotation, a pair of
mocs and a pair of Eastland leather shoes. I'm wondering I shoes get another pair to add to the rotatioin.
A few, related questions:
How much do most people here expect to pay for an acceptable quality suit?
I have one black suit right now, and I would like another. It seems like I have a couple options that I can find something that resembles fitting me: Express, Banana Republic, or Macys (Bar III suit) for $300-500. Everyone on here seems to think their suits are terrible though.
What are some acceptable options?
ModernTailor for $300+ seems prone to failure but at least I could get something that fits for a low price if it works, and I've seen several links to SuitSupply. I'm really nervous to buy a suit online given that I've never found one that I thought fit in person even.
Brooks Brothers doesn't seem to have anything close to fitting me, and it costs $1k. This suit seems to be the closest fit/size wise, but the minimum size is 7 too large.
Should I be a 36L?
I think perhaps the reason I cannot find any suits that fit me in person is because I should be a 36L. 38s always seem too large, despite a lot of salespeople telling me they aren't (the suit hits the wall before my shoulder [a test that I read on this site]).
These are the measurements that I've put into ModernTailor to try a shirt (haven't gotten it yet to see if it fits): Neck 15; Chest 36; Waist 33; Hips 41; Shoulder 16.75; Sleeves 25.5 (I wouldn't be surprised if this is too short); Armhole 21; Wrists 7
I feel like I should just give up trying to buy/wear any suits/blazers given the extremely high difficulty in getting anything that looks reasonable.
Thanks for any feedback.
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