Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Very cool, never heard of these guys. Seems like they are hard to get ahold of outside of Japan and Korea.

    Wish I'd known about them when I was in Japan a few weeks ago...
     


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    Thanks for the tips, jrd. Just a bit too large for me, otherwise I would've kopped.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Buying both pairs when I get back to the States. Ridiculous that it's cheaper to ship to myself in the States than it is to walk into the store and buy them.
     


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    Really... Where are you buying from?
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unipair. Because of VAT, it's cheaper to have them ship it to me there.
     


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    Yeah I'm not crazy about them either. I like the color. I think it's the Cap toe + Blucher look I dislike. If it were an Oxford I would like it better but I understand what that says formality wise so... I don't I just don't like cap toe bluchers they look weird to me.
     


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    just looks really plasticky to me
     


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    Epaulet has some funky shoes, which can be good and bad.
     


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    Very SW&D oriented all around.
     


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    I am the reverse. I think casual derbies look better with some kind of broguing or stitching. It "fills out" the front of the shoe and keeps it from looking too sleek/modern.

    Also broguing or stitching will help camoflauge the inevitable wrinkling on a leather shoe. @Claghorn is with me on this. Plain toes in cordovan are especially bad. That's why I'll never buy the Marlow PTB. See this discussion: http://www.dressedwell.net/forum/threads/what-type-of-shoes-get-the-least-amount-of-creasing.449/

    For what it's worth, in a black tie setting, captoes considered to be less formal than plaintoes: http://www.styleforum.net/t/221250/...e-oxford-or-wholecut-oxford/0_50#post_4051535




    It just has a shitload of wax on it. Would look better once the shine wears off and it dulls a bit. My old split toes looked great.
     
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    indeed. stopped posting there a few months ago. too much to keep track of
     


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    I wouldn't go the Commando myself- too limiting. Couldn't wear it with most suits, say.

    In calf, a simple plain front derby like the Vass London looks awsm IMO. I use it for suits and casual.

    I have these Tenterdens below- my first decent shoe- very casual, but not as casual as anything with a Commando sole IMO-

    http://www.cheaney.co.uk/country-leisure/99/cheaney-tenterden-in-hand-burnished-mahogany


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    Enzo Bonafé Norvegese Split Toe
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    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/boots/products/enzo-bonafe-norvegese-split-toe


    the C&J Onslow in grain (and C&J have others, like the Pembroke, a brogued derby in grain
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    http://www.bodileys.com/onslow.html
     


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    I agree but something about captoes with derbies disrupts my eyes. I much prefer the flow of like a wing tip vs brogued cap toe in a derby. I'm not sure if I'm using the right terms here.

    I like the flow of this:

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    I do not like the flow of this:

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    The Cap toe, whether brogued or not just stops everything right there and jars my eye. It doesn't bother me as much when it's an oxford for some reason. I like those split toe derbies. The lines flow well.
     


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