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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

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    I have no experience with Rider or Moretti, but I feel very comfortable at $129 a pair that we are taking little risk given Ron's reputation.
     
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    I actually bought the suede boots, seems like a good deal for that price point. Thanks for the headsup
     
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    Are the Rider shoes in US or UK sizing?
     
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    Cheers.
     
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    Thank you for the heads up on the Rider sale. Grabbed two pairs myself.
     
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    @Claghorn Are pictures of the neckties on Exquisite Trimmings darker on lighter than real life?
     
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    The rust suede on the rider boot website is very tempting
     
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    What do you guys think of double monks? I already have a pair in burgundy calf, but I feel they would be more versatile in suede.
     
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    Love my suede double monks. Assuming you don't hate the style (some do), it's a highly versatile shoe that I'd wear with anything short of a CBD rig.
     
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    Not a fan of any of the lasts. All a bit too pointy for my taste. Also not a fan of the soles. In all, the construction doesn't seem to be on par with their main line. But at a $130 a pop, I guess that's to be expected.

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    I dislike double monks; they seem archaic. My wife calls them dwarf shoes. I did have a pair for a while, and they were in suede. Were I ever to get them again, I'd get them in suede.
     
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    Whatever cachet double monks still had was eroded after being flooded into the market over the last several years. I don't know about archaic, but definitely elfin and French. Suede is definitely cartoon level. Brown calf with a suit, with the straps buried under a break, maybe. Unfortunately they are the uniform of every wannabe guy in Asia and Finland, so best left to a cooling period. Put them in your time capsule and unearth in 10 years along with pocket squares.
     
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    My suede Double monks get a ton of wear. I don't get the comment about archaic, but too each their own. I get a lot of compliments on the two double monks I currently wear.
     
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    Double monks are great. As long as they look good, which I think they do, I don't care how popular or over saturated they are.
     
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    What brand double monks do you guys wear ( which lasts too?)
     

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