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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Plestor

    Plestor Senior member

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    Lachyzee, you certainly could request it (some places might not want/ be able to do it tho). I would caution that it was an anomaly caused by the of factors you mentioned (lapel width being the main culprit). Higher gouge and/ or buttoning point will also cause this.

    I still don't like it even on period pieces -- Vox recently put up some pictures from Breakfast at Tiffanies that also have the same thing going on if you're interested.
     
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    Got it from the armoury.

    I half a sized up as i am normally a UK 7.5/8 so i went with the 8. i know a lot of people have trouble with the simpson last but i love the look of it.
    Im now saving my pennies for the next shoe- possibly a boot that i can wear with suits/casually. I used to wear businss attire once every few weeks but have moved to a job where i wear it everyday. Makes it hard- need to add things gradually but also need to wear stuff everyday!



    http://epauletnewyork.com/collectio...nclair-shortwing-boot-burgundy-shell-cordovan

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    http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/steinbeck-shortwing-boot-midnight-calfskin

    Is what i am thinking. ( i know the blue might be a bit much but i reckon i could just about pull it off.
     
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    lachyzee Senior member

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    Yeah, it's not that I want that look, just interested to know if it was an "option" on MTM suits as I hadn't heard of people talking about that before when they discuss pocket configurations.
     
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    Both of them look great! I think the burgundy would be a tad more versatile.
     
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    I had a strong suspicion that you knew that already, but it's difficult to be certain of these things on the internet!
     
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    Nice boots...a little heavy for business wear though? Also, they're both going to be tricky to find appropriate belts for.
     
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    Which one are you getting and where are you getting if you do not mind sharing.

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    Ive got the robert last captoes on today and ive got the brown punched simpsons. Metal toe taps recommended!

    Don's suit has a skinny lapel but im not a fan - dont move your pocket position otherwise it will look odd


    PS - my 3sixteens just arrived!
     
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  11. wishiwasricher

    wishiwasricher Senior member

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    My work so it isnt really "business" but rather smart professional. i reckon i could get away with it compared with the worn out hush puppies i see on some peoples feet. As for the belts.... m goodness this upgrading your wardrobe business takes its toll on the wallet. Which by the way i need to upgrade as well.
     
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    Anyone have any experiences with Barker, namely Barker Black, shoes for sizing? I'm a UK9.5e/f and wanted to know if they were roughtly the same as most C&J 9.5

    I'm assuming there is no place in Melbourne where I can try these on (just plain Barkers even)...
     
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    Have you tried them on yet? Was the sizing right?
     
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    Right, I get you, that's sort of my environment as well. Still, I think I would opt for something simpler, not to mention cheaper and more comfortable in the warmer months, like a Loake chukka in brown.
     
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    For belts, try http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/accessories/Belts for both blue and burgundy - remember, they don't need to exactly match. Just get them in the right ballpark and you'll be fine.
     
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