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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Oh man. I don't have a good feeling in my stomach. I would definitely reach out to Steve and see what he thinks. I mean your not demanding perfection but this is a $400+ shoe. I don't think it would hurt to approach Steve with an open mind on what to do, it's not his fault. Ultimately, I would be able to live with that as I don't see it as a huge deal but like I said I would at least talk to Steve.
     
  2. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    It seems that MTOs tend to have more defects than regular models. Meermin has the same problems.

    I'd return the shoes, but that's just because I know it would bother me.
     
  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I'm with MF, I would have to return those.
     
  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think that counts as a factory second level. But talk to the middle man (gentlemans footwear?) sorry to hear the MTO has gone awry twice now.
     
  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Thanks all. I'll talk to Steve and get his thoughts as well. And, just to be clear, my complaints about the GMTO process are about the fact that Carmina seems to be shipping shoes that should not be shipped and that they would normally not ship when ordering directly from the factory. I've got zero complaints about how Steve handles these issues. Thanks again.
     
  6. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Did you get yours yet?
     
  7. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    They came earlier than expected so my Shoe funds aren't available quite yet. It's been an expensive May/June. :brick:
     
  8. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Oh puleeez~
    Whatever fund I had has been blown into pieces with nonstop shopping spree that's been ongoing at the Noodles' residence.
     
  9. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    11UK? Perhaps I can get a replacement pair quicker than I thought. [​IMG]
     
  10. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Lol no 10.5 I'll be good with Steve in a week.
     
  11. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Some of these are so hideous that even my dad didn't want them. Which ones to the grill and which ones to the closet?
    [​IMG]
     
  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    HW assignment for noodles

    Tell us which your ties you'd grill and which you'd keep. Give justification. Deduction for not showing your work

    Luv2b and Jungalo invited too to partake
     
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  13. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Keep: Middle Brown, staple and versatile.
    Maybe: 2nd and 3rd from right, maybe far right green I know I shouldn't like that one but I have a soft spot for greens, hard to tell based on the colors, grey can be versatile, plain and simple. The neat tie can be classic but I can't tell if that's green or yellow.
    Burn: Everything on left half, I just don't like. I'm trying to stay away from yellows and thin striped ties. I don't like the loudness of the paisley, minus the yellow and it wouldn't be as bad. The white tie has it's place but I don't think its here. They all seem somewhat shiny too.
     
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  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Burn all except the following:
    (Going Right to Left)
    1 - Nice green with navy stripe will go well with navy suits
    3 - Grey with patterns spaced apart is good
    4 - Brown with micro pattern goes well with a lot
    7 - For Holdfast
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    keep solid brown give away the rest to a n00b.
     
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  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Why Stitchy, what a lovely avatar you have.

    Where ever could it have come from? :slayer:
     
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  17. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I give stitch an A, and luv and rudals a B-

    Brown is really the only useable tie
     
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  18. jrd617

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    1). Cream is a bad color for a tie. Too light for anything in grey, charcoal, navy in a business setting. Gives off a misplaced morning dress or white tie vibe
    2). so is very light pink. would prefer a darker shade
    3). another cream, burn
    4). that particular paisley pattern looks like it came from window drapes or a 70s couc
    5). stripes are too "busy" and closely spaced
    6). mid/dark grey is not a bad color for a tie, but I think I'd prefer something with more texture, or in wool.
    7). brown tie is ok i guess
    8). light grey tie is no bueno
    9). that murky yellowish-olive color is no bueno
    10). Green tie is okay, you could keep that one too. I like the spacing. Particular shade of the ground has me on the fence. Not the best shade of green. Looks "minty".
     
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  19. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Cream ties requires skill not necessarily bad.

    Maomao
    [​IMG]
    Giampaolo Alliata[​IMG]
     
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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Got it from a good buddy!
     

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