Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    It's just my guesstimate given the fact you don't know who makes them. Perhaps you may get more, but I would be seriously surprised if they went for $200 or more.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    id say right around 200. keep em rudlas, and use em as needed.
     


  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    fine. lesson well learned. don't buy brand name [email protected] at full retail.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    eh, i bought marlows from RL at full price and dont regret it for a second. the lesson is, everyone makes mistakes, and dont worry about it, just be more prudent in teh future.
     


  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    The more well known brands are easier to sell because people know how they fit, while these RLs are from an unknown maker. There's very little information out there regarding lasts, construction quality etc. Just keep them as bad weather shoes, and those brown ones don't look bad at all.
     
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  6. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    This. At least you'll have beaters to wear in crappy whether that will preserve the life of your other shoes. If you sell each one for $200, that still won't buy you a new pair of shoes. As much as I do not like wearing a pair of derbys with suits, I think it's kind of silly to sell them unless there are major fit issues (in which case, dump them because few things are more uncomfortable than ill fitting shoes).
     


  7. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Yeah man keep em. I don't wish you to get fat again but I know sometimes I fluctuate and having them around for that and a spare set can only be good.
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    this. especially the last part. uncomfortable shoes are the wurst.
     


  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Unfortunately, the newly wedded Mrs. Noodles loves cooking and my diet has been thrown out the window. I was on no carbs and meat and veggie hybrid diet but she's now making all kinds of stuff for me...Chicken carbonara with bacon for dinner last night. I can feel all them fat just piling on me. [​IMG]
     


  10. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Any opinions on the potential versatility of a sport coat in the following birdseye 12 oz. wool?

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    (1) I imagine pairing it with lighter trousers in grey, cream, or brown/tan. Any other possibilities come to mind?

    (2) The swatch displayed is 6 cm. square. Is birdseye a sufficiently strong texture at this scale that it counts as a “pattern,” and thus would be difficult to pair with patterned trousers?

    Thanks,

    Ac
     


  11. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I hope someone can answer Academic2's question.

    Anyways, when I was meeting my buddies in Korea, some of them (MEN) were wearing wedding bands with diamonds in the center. I thought, "That looks really odd." Is this a norm? I know of a great man who wears nice pants who can answer this question but just wanted to know if any of you MEN do this. I just found it...feminine.

    Sorry for hijacking the thread/topic that we're on.
     


  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Um Rudals...exercise?
     


  13. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Does this count?
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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    That shade of blue would be limiting, I think. Most blue shirts wouldn't work well with it; it's solid-ish; and neither light nor dark, so likely limited to very light pants.
     


  15. archibaldleach

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    I think it would be of very limited usefulness. The blue is light enough that it will be difficult to wear with light blue shirts, and a sport coat that cannot be worn with light blue shirts is not particularly useful or versatile. I think it's a summery color in a F/W weight which is another issue, since one is more likely to wear lighter colored trousers during the summer months. Birdseye is generally a suiting pattern to my eye too, but I could be wrong about that. That said, I don't think it would be too difficult to pair with patterned trousers if they were of the right shade.
     


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