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

  1. major1953

    major1953 New Member

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    Searching entire planet for a Filson wool vest, updated model- # 10213
    need a large in blue, preferably, or also comes in grey.
    Discontinued item but will compensate generously to anyone who can find it.
     
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    That's normal creasing, it's what happens when you wear shoes. Shoe trees keep it minimized,and keep it from turning into cracking. Those shoes are in nice shape, they'd be a good buy at an appropriate price.
     
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  3. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I'd say you are missing a casual lace up. My first choice would probably be a longwing, but since you don't like them... Although not a fan myself, I would go with a plain-toe derbie which could be suede.
     
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  4. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    looking to buy a nicer luggage/bag
    thinking of something like Filson ... something canvas/leather
    or a roll on luggage like briggs & riley
    what are some other brands to consider?
     
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  5. Winston S.

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    Not the same style, but Rimowa for rolling luggage.
     
  6. Yorsch

    Yorsch Well-Known Member

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    Not really sure.
    I pinned it from this tumblr blog of swedish shop "Rose & Born".
    Their website got some cool stuff.
     
  7. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    Personally I use Saddleback Leather for my luggage. Hand made with a 100 year warranty, great small American business. I've attached a photo of my bag.
    I have leather bags from Tumi as well, I also use their "Bedford" line of travel accessories.

    [​IMG]

    Other places to look:
    Duluth Pack has some nice canvas/leather bags- a little sportsman-ish but made in American and lifetime warranty.
    Kenton Sorenson USA has a beautiful duffel bag.
    Hard Graft is a UK company - bags made in Italy. Nice leather and felt wool stuff.
    Tanner Goods makes a nice canvas duffel.

    Hope that helps.
     
  8. azumi

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    Do you guys think it is appropriate to wear a navy corduroy blazer in daytime?
    Regarding to velvet jacket, should we have to follow strictly to the rule "do not wear a velvet jacket from 6 am to 6 pm"?
    And sorry for a silly question, but what is a "epaulet trousers"?
    Thank you for your help.
     
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  9. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    Good choice for your first grown-up shoes.
    These are in very good shape. They will last you another 20 years easily. The creases that I see in the photos are very normal. Naturally they were made by someones elses foot so the shoe will change once you start wearing them so I'd apply mink oil or polish to keep the leather supple. Get some wooden shoe trees and keep them polished and I think you will be fine.
    Good luck.
     
  10. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    I don't own either, but I think a corduroy blazer would be a day-time wear item and velvet would be for evening wear.
     
  11. aravenel

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    I love those bags, but there are two big problems with them:
    1. They weigh an absolute ton
    2. They look expensive and nice, and are thus much more likely to "disappear" if ever checked at the airport
    Honestly, if you're flying with the bags, don't get something made of leather. Filson would be nice, but I'd only do it for carryon. If you're checking a bag, get something made of black ballistic nylon and just accept that it looks like shit. Now, if you're talking about car luggage, then that's a totally different ball game :D I've been wanting a leather weekend bag...
     
  12. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    Not quite a ton, but It is on the heavy side- weighs 17lbs empty, but I use a folding wheel cart to get to the airport and then check the bag and then put my carry-on on to the wheels and just pull it on to the plane. If I had it to do again I would buy the medium size suitcase and not the large.
     
  13. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    That 17 lbs. eats into your 50 lb. airline maximum though. I'd rather get a lighter bag and be able to pack more stuff in it.
     
  14. 12345Michael54321

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    So long as it's a somewhat informal social occasion, I think it's quite appropriate. For example, it's a Sunday afternoon, it's winter, and you're meeting some friends for lunch. You don't feel like wearing your tweed sportcoat. Could you put on your navy corduroy blazer, instead? You betcha.

    But, naturally, if a situation calls for an actual suit, a blazer is not the best choice. And a navy corduroy blazer is an even worse choice than is a navy wool blazer, since in general corduroy is a less formal option. (Related to this, I'm pleased that you specified "in daytime," since it suggests that you understand that, on average, acceptable daytime attire tends to be more casual than evening attire.)

    Since it's not a strict rule, you don't have to follow it strictly. :)

    What the rule actually means is "Velvet jackets are evening wear, not daytime wear."

    If the sun set at 5:04PM, and at 5:45PM you want to don your velvet jacket, you should feel free to ignore anyone who warns you that "It's not 6 o'clock yet, so you mustn't put on your velvet jacket."

    1. Trousers made/sold by the company "Epaulet New York." This is by far the more common usage.

    2. Trousers having epaulets. (Usually about the waistband, although around a year ago I saw a man wearing a suit, with epaulets down at the bottom of his pants legs. Assuming they served some functional role - as opposed to the merely ornamental - perhaps they permitted the pants leg to be gathered up, so as to be tucked into a boot.)
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  15. mixedmajik

    mixedmajik Senior member

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    Can you guys help me find good online stores to buy shoes in Canada? Even though I'm looking for under 75 dollar shoes as my first dressy shoe (all you guys seem to suggest are AE which will never happen at my age so I'm brand hunting atm) the problem I have is that I really have to go to 50 bucks because ordering from the states is 25 dollars import duties (even 40 dollars in case of florsheim when I thought a 59 dollar chase shoe would be fine...checkout import is 40 on top of that to Canada)

    All these stupid things for over the boarder tax...If I could get rid of this I could buy shoes more easily and not sacrifice dough just to get it sent to me. I'm in a more quiet part of canada that is about 2-3 hours away from any store dedicated to selling shoes (such as toronto which my parents never take me to)...other than walmart and stuff...online is all I have...

    So the budget brands (so no AE, I'll cross that bridge when I can afford to) that I can be looking at for a brown oxford/lace up shoe)?

    and the Canadian places online to buy shoes so I'm not paying double the value because of shipping? Thanks.

    I don't use things such as ebay or believe in the idea of used shoes (my dad would slap me if I brought somebody else' shoes home)...so let's keep this in mind and not ask why this is the case...it just is.

    Also I am not too keen of the idea of save up for 2 or 3 years to buy AE because within those 2-3 years I need something to GET BY with...until then...you know?

    Thank you with sincerity,
    majik
     
  16. psufan32

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    Can anyone help ID Ryan Gosling's suit that he wore Wednesday night on Kimmel?

    Link
     
  17. amathew

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    According to the weather, it wasn't supposed to start snowing until midnight so I wore my leather shoes to work. However, it's coming down heavy outside and I have leather shoes on. I have a 1 minute walk from my office to the parking garage, and after I get to my townhome, a 1 minute walk from my car to my front door. I'm wondering how I should handle this situation.

    1. Just walk in the snow with your shoes, it's not a big deal if it's only 2-5 minutes. Just make sure to clean them when you get home.

    2. Take off your shoes and walk to your car and home in your socks. Better to replace a pair of socks than a pair of shoes.

    3. Other?


    What should I do?
     
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  18. Poncho1992

    Poncho1992 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am currently looking for my first pair of 'decent' shoes. I'm after brogues, in a 'Dark Leaf' colour, or something relatively similar. I was at first looking at Loake 1880's, the Ashby in particular, tried it on and fit an 8.5 in G fitting (I know that isn't Dark Leaf colour). Since then, I've been looking at Cheaney shoes, and was wondering about quality etc comparatively. I have seen some Cheaney Avon country brogues in a drak tan and can get them for £225, is this a good price? The RRP is £295. I can't try any Cheaney on as nobody stocks them nearby. I live in Liverpool in the UK. For a similar price (sub £250) what could I get? Can anyone tell me about how Cheaney fit? Any links to anything for me to consider would be appreciated. Other colours, fits etc would be fine too, I'm just after some food for thought really.

    Thanks!

    Cheaney pair: like: http://www.cheaney.co.uk/country-leisure/12/cheaney-avon-brogues-in-hand-burnished-dark-leaf
    Loake pair: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=7&shoeid=3919
     
  19. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Just wear your shoes. When you get home, clean them off and let them dry. (Do NOT dry them by placing them on a radiator or something like that.)

    You're not talking about trudging through 24" of snow, for several miles, in suede shoes. You're talking about walking for a couple of minutes, relatively shortly after the snow has begun falling, in leather shoes. There is absolutely no reason to blow this up in your mind into an actual problem.

    Admittedly, salt - far more than a little moisture - can be hard on shoes. So on the off chance that you have salt stains on the shoes, clean them off with a 1:1 mixture of white distilled vinegar to water. (Or use some product specifically marketed to remove salt stains from shoes. It'll likely be a 1:1 mixture of white distilled vinegar to water, but may have some token "leather conditioning" ingredient added, so you'll feel justified in paying 10x as much for it as for the equivalent quantity of distilled white vinegar and water.) But if it's just started snowing, and you're walking only a very short distance, chances are your shoes will not wind up with any stains due to road salt.
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    Michael
     
  20. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    I mean... 1.

    Just make sure to get any salt off the shoes ASAP and leave them to dry, not in front of heater (e.g. fridge, vent, etc), and turn them on their sides so the soles can dry.

    Beware, leather soles in the snow are very, very slick.
     

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