Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    I actually have a pair of carmina cordovan whole cuts at Dandy Shoe Care right now being re-patinated. I really like the Navy and will keep them as they are - I just need to pair them well. I also have an amazing pair of Bonafe navy suede chukkas coming - I thought they might go nicely with a solid navy suit.

    Incidentally - if you are not familiar with Dandy Shoe Care check out his work - amazing! http://www.dandyshoecare.it
     


  2. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I think a big issue with many shoes that are a little more out there is that they look better in stand alone pictures on the internet than on your feet with an outfit.
     


  3. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    I have 2 pairs of wholecuts, one deep burgundy and one black, both from Bonafe. I won't think of wearing the black ones at all, unless I'm wearing either a navy suit or grey. I won't pair them with any odd jackets. The burgundy however, lends itself to more more casual outfits and I can see them being worn with odd trousers and sport coats.

    I like the idea of a black chelsea boot although I've yet to find one that fits properly. I think those could probably do double duty with suits in the fall / winter and sport coats.
     


  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    This. Assuming an unlimited budget, I would be very tempted to kop these beauties:

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    ...but then what would I do with them? Mount them on a pedestal in my hallway? They are basically unwearable - except maybe at Pitti.
     


  5. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I wager that if we did a large enough survey we’d find a meaningful correlation between relative youth and the belief that whole cuts don’t look novel.

    The rate of change in classic style accelerated considerably in the last three decades of the 20th century. As a result we’re seeing bigger generation gaps, and we’re seeing the span of time that counts as a ‘generation’ get smaller.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  6. MDeKelver

    MDeKelver Senior member

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    Agree. I wear mine evenings (with navy suit) and days (grey plaids). These are Alfred Sargent Miltons. With these and a pair of balmorals, I'm trying to tell myself that I have all the black shoes anyone needs. Except maybe a quarter-brogue.
     


  7. sugarbutch

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    Medallions on whole-cuts look weird to me.
     


  8. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Whole cuts look like dancing shoes to me. There's no value judgment in that comment fwiw.
     


  9. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Me too, for the same reason they're not to my taste on Chelsea boots either (and I love Chelsea boots), In both case the underlying simplicity and sleekness of the shoe or boot is the main attraction of the thing, and the additional decoration visually detracts from that.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  10. Swangerman

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    What size cuffs do you guys get on your pants? 2in?
     


  11. heldentenor

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    1.75, but I'm a short guy (5'9").
     


  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I'm shorter than helden, and I get 2" cuffs.
     


  13. An Acute Style

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    I go between 1.75 and 2. I'm 5'9" as well.
     


  14. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Bunch of guys hanging out talking about how big their cuffs are, and who has the biggest.

    Yeah, cuffs.

    Right. Sure. Nothing Freudian here.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  15. Swangerman

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    Interesting. I'm 6' and go with 2"...would you reco a little more for someone my height?
     


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