Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    If you read the Allen Edmonds thread on SF you'd think they are the second coming.

    This is not accurate.
     


  2. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Oh man junglethug, I too ordered that red only to realize that it is quite red. I will go for a dark burgundy. Nice pickup on both Hobers.

    That is a suit. Zegna Mila...courtesy of JRD.

    Okay, pass on AE.
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    good stuff, jr. the cantarelli is awesome. saw it in person and its amazing.

    rudlas, if you wanna get GREAT shoes at a great price, stick with meermin.
     


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    That's all really great schnaps. Deets on this one, please.
     


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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    In my opinion, AE is a great option when on sale or purchasing seconds. Better yet, seconds on sale. I just picked up a pair of Park Avenue (Brooks Bros. version) seconds for $149 during the recent outlet sale. I can't even find the flaw that caused them to be seconds. Are they as nice as some of the baller brands? No way, but I'm just starting out, so AE seconds are great in my mind. I'll build up my shoe wardrobe with 2-3 more pairs of different styles, then maybe it will be time to move on to something nicer and pricier. I don't think I'd ever buy AE firsts at full retail. Not many people here do, considering how easily and often they are had for much less.

    Breaking-in my new Park Avenues the other day:

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    I'm fine with the placement of the toe cap and think the Park Ave is a fairly attractive design. Need to add a little shine to mine.
     
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    Nice goold old conrad wu tie
     


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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now doodles, you are all grown up now 222 pages into this thread...I think you can fly solo [​IMG].
     


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    I am still a project. Don't defund it when it's riding high.
    Any rules on french cuff shirts and cufflings that I should know about? I need one for the wedding.

    Thanks
     


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    I've been slowly acquiring some new stuff as I learn a bit on here. I'm ready to start tackling shoes. I grabbed a pair of burgundy wholecut Lodger's from Spoo because they were a good price - I know they probably aren't the best place to begin. Other than those, I'm starting from scratch. From what I've read here, Meermin's seem to be the best bang-for-your-buck at my price point. I really like the dark brown double monks, but again, I realize probably not the best place to begin. Can someone give me a list of which pairs to start with?
     


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    You may want to start by telling us what you need it for. Office? Casual work environment? etc.
     


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    Nothing other than I enjoy wearing suits, etc. I work in journalism, my office has a convenience store policy. As long as I'm wearing shoes and a shirt, I'm fine. Regardless of what they look like.
     


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    For wearing with suits, I'd start with black captoe oxfords and dark brown captoe oxfords, with some broguing on the latter. Then maybe something a bit more casual, like a sleek derby in medium brown or burgundy.
     


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