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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Distinguished Member

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    Would the Marlow and the Vass Budapester lie in the same category? The Budapester is a monster, a real shoe-nut shoe. I don't mind a solid shoe; I'll even wear a blucher with a suit, but I wouldn't wear the Vass buda with any kind of fit. You could fit a Mack truck in that toe-box.
     


  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I don't know...this looks pretty good to me.

    [​IMG]
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Marlow is MC. You can tell by how it is named. If it were primarily SWD, it would have a name like "Millennium Ghosthorse 2g"

    Seriously though, as much as it pains me to miss an opportunity to argue with Stitchy, the Marlow is more MC than SWD.
     
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  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    BOOM!

    JRD: 2
    Stitchy: 0


     


  5. Pliny

    Pliny Distinguished Member

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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I never said it was more SWD than MC.

    I said:

    1. Its not in any way a sleek shoe.

    2. It can easily cross into SWD type fits.

    3. It is one of the few pairs of shoes that is worn and appreciated on both sides of the forum.

    4. It is an awesome shoe.

    I am unassailably correct on all four accounts.

    Also, jrd, I don't think you understand how counting score works. You don't get to count points for yourself when people agreed with you and dismiss points for your opponent for all those who agree with him. Moran.
     
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  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    AC and Clags are the only ones to comment directly on the "controversy"!
     


  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  9. Pliny

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    i definitely think it is an mc shoe.

    the corthay is a very sleek shoe...and is a city shoe.

    the marlow is not a city shoe. it is a casual "country-themed" shoe. it works well with country fits and casual fits, such as ones i referenced previsouly - corduroys, moleskins, etc....It is perhaps most at home with tweed ensembles.
     
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    if marlow is a 10 on country sleekness....then budapester is a 5 and those enormously clunky dinkelacker things are a 0. honestly...i think those things are the evolutionary cousin to the clog.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I wore my Marlows with a navy suit to a wedding this fall :hide:

    But the wedding was a hippy wedding in the forest...
     


  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    @PCK1 Where would you rate Marlow on the Samba/Deco scale?
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Thanks. I should have clarified that "the" budapester isn't top of the list....but I do like it. I just want that P2 u-cap a lot more.
     


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    the 3-piece trees rok
     


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