Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    well, it's more of a judgment call, which makes this minor argument more interesting

    this argument stemmed from one of stitchy's SWD fits. he consider the marlow to be more SWD than MC, and I totally disagree there
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I don't just mean it's a judgement call...I mean it's a question that isn't even well defined. But I'm being kind of pedantic anyway. My main point is that no, Marlows are not very sleek at all IMHO.
     


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    The marlow, build quality aside, isn't an aesthetically pleasing beauty. More of a utilitarian beater. Nothing special about it at all. It kinda looks like the Carmina forest last, maybe a tad more stout.
     


  4. jrd617

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    My intuition for judging sleekness is to first look down at the last from a bird's eye view. You can distinguish which have a more aggressive shape at the toebox.

    In the picture I put up, I think that we could all agree that the brown captoe is the sleekest, followed by the Marlow, then the Rancourt ranger moc, then the Samba
     


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    Stitchy is right on the sleekness (or lack thereof) of the Marlow, but wrong on the Marlow being more SWD than MC. The Marlow is sleeker than the Vass Budapest, which I think everyone would agree is MC.
     


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    SHOTS FIRED!!!!
     


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    That's what I was trying to get at.

    And of course taste is relative. But I'm always surprised at the amount of hero worship for the Marlows.

    I think these look better:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Cordo...tml?dwvar_037H_Color=BLCK&contentpos=25&cgid=

    Would look great in burgundy.
     
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  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    The shoes here all fit my feet similar despite the numbers. Sizing across brands and US vs UK varies tremendously

    -9G UK for the C&J captoe
    -10D US for the Marlow (it broke in decently, though I get a blister in the little toe area if I wear it too many days in a row)
    -10.5D US for the Rancourt (it's meant to fit short and stubby compared to a dress shoe)
    -10.5 US for the Adidas


     


  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have one. Linen-cotton, beige/sand color. I struggle to wear it though. Pants is hard. I also have a well fitting 100% cotton beige suit. Never seem to wear it though. I plan on it in the spring. I just need to get invited to a wedding or some sort of WASP yacht party.

    Not really looking for summer; at least, not until I figure out where I'll be after summer 2015. Could be I'm still in Texas, in which case it'll be pointless to build up a summer wardrobe (at least in color, not necessarily fabric. I wore linen yesterday).

    I'm leaning towards getting one of these two options to get me through until the next time I can visit Seoul.

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  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Dislike those. I prefer the Marlow, partly for the reason that those Alden for BB's have a very short medallion area

    Also, those are much dressier. (Oxfords rather than derbys; single leather vs. double leather 360 degree welt soles )


     
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    I like to be humble and not show off my enormous feet size~
     


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