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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Bowball

    Bowball Well-Known Member

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    Will have to give Stafford's a go, its not somewhere that's appeared on my radar so far. My brain kind of linked American bar with the Savoy.
     
  2. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    For me, the one shoe would be a brown or dark tan calf brogue. I don't think suede is the right one shoe in itself. But if calf shoes are covered, I'd say the soft informality of suede would point me at a monk or a tassel loafer: that easy slipper feel is nice for lazing in chinos at a coffee shop, or just as well as a monk with a sports jacket - from autumn tweed to summer linen; anything with texture.
     
  3. ridethecliche

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    Sweet, looks like i know what I'm doing one of these afternoons!
     
  4. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    @The Noodles do you have any more pics of the Formsoa blue plaid?

    Everyone - which would be the most practical addition to my wardrobe, the navy plaid Formosa or the grey flannel Formosa. Workplace is on the slighter more casual side of CBD (i.e. suit/tie every day, but freedom to go beyond charcoal/navy) Bear in mind this will be for average temperatures ranging from 50 - 80. I currently have:

    Navy wool birdseye
    Grey wool birdseye
    Charcoal wool
    Light blue wool/linen

    Thanks!
     
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  5. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Vass' mid brown and Carmina's polo suede are both fantastic, rich colors if you like the hint of red. Carmina's 5 eyelet chukka on Rain last could be perfect for your use. easily pairs with SC or on the weekend with jeans. Here are mine in tobacco suede:

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    And the Vass

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    I would also consider a double monk for use with slacks and SC.

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    haha, i guess not under utilized by all.
     
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  6. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    My Alden unlined suede chukkas get the most wear, but exclusively casual.
    My Heschung suede boots are awesome, but not a one shoe.
    My various bucks and suede sneakers are what they are.

    My one suede shoe would be my Vass wingtips.
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  7. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    My suede one shoe (out of 11) also happens to be wholecut.

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  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I have those Vass and they would probably be my "one shoe" too.
     
  9. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Grey flannel is more versatile during the time period when you can wear the thing. If you're concerned about summer temperatures, wearing the blue plaid during the summer will suck less than wearing the grey flannel. Basically comes down to how important the summer months are to your decision IMO.
     
  10. Coxsackie

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    I definitely think that to be truly versatile, any suede "one shoe" has to be a wingtip oxford in a darker tone.

    Here are mine. Oddly enough, this pair is from Canali.

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    But why stick to one pair when you can have two? This brown suede tanker boot with contrast stitching from Carmina perfectly complements the formality of the Canalis. Works for me...

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    Noodles thread is slow this morning. Vacations must alleviate picnic attacks.
     
  12. ridethecliche

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  14. Isolation

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    +1 on dark suede chukkas being the one shoe. I volunteer Loake Pimlico.

    I think the pick obviously depends on how you dress/where you work. A casual pair of boots just make more sense if you live in Cambridge for instance.
     
  15. Slh

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    I commissioned a jacket from a local tailor. Will let you know how it will work out
     
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    :facepalm:

    If that's your belief you've been shown the wrong path! That along with what you're used too being what it is :stirpot:
     
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  17. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    So show me the right path! [​IMG]
     
  18. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    You got it, when you over for a pub crawl!

    Hic!
     
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  20. SeaJen

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    You have said some stupid things before, RTC, but this one takes the biscuit. If British beer is bad, you are doing it wrong. Real ale, my good man, is not served frosty...think the difference between white and red wine.


    Don't encourage him!
     
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