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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why? Some of their lasts are inelegant, though not all, and certainly more elegant than Alden. That being said, I doubt any "acceptable" brand has more ugly shoes out there than AE. It's a solid brand and you should own at least one pair. It'll give you some variety from your pointed G&G elf shoes.

    What has the experience with B&T/Jason like? Timeline, etc?
     
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  2. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Thanks. No collar gap in that shot, but IRL there is.

    Joe, not Jason. Payment is up front and I don't have the funds right now. I will definitely go ahead but might have to wait a couple of months.
     
  3. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Just want to share this with all my good friends on the site. My wife has just been granted her temporary residency visa for Australia. (She already resides here.)

    The path to citizenship is now basically a formality.


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  4. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Congratulations! Long process?
     
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    Congratulations, @Coxsackie ! Hope the bureaucratic process is a bit easier than here in Indonesia...
     
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    Congrats. Well done on all accounts. :)

    And very appropriate Kung Fu Hustle attire. Cosplay?
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Congrats Cox
     
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    The purity of this claim has been debated
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, alright, but the majority of the staple shoes (Park Avenue, etc) are made in the US. And I know some are made in Dominican Republic (like the ae line), but they are always marked as such. But I think almost anything over 250 dollars is made in Wisconsin or Italy.

    And check out this beauty for all the baseball fans out there. Rudals, does Papa Noodle like baseball?
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  10. jrd617

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    That is an abomination
     
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    I like me some AE loafers, but you should note that most (if not all) uppers are stitched & assembled in DR now as well...
     
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  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Yes and no - it started over a year ago in Shanghai with our application for a "prospective marriage" partner visa, which was damn expensive and took seven months to be granted.

    Wedding in January, applied to convert the visa to a temporary residency visa on 1st April this year. According to the Immigration Department, this normally takes 12 to 15 months, hence my great surprise at receiving the acceptance letter today, only 11 weeks later.

    Now we can get my wife a Medicare number and also enrol her for free English language classes, funded by the Australian Government. Better hurry though, Mr Abbott will probably withdraw that funding at some point in the near future.

    Had to look those terms up. Nah, just a modelling pose. (She's actually not a model - paid to have these done in Shanghai. Turned out pretty well!)
     
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    AJL Senior member

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    You can go straight from work as a hospital orderly to the ballpark, a seamless transition.
     
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  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I am looking for something that he can wear to the pulpit. And no, he's a football fan (soccer).
     
  15. New Shoes1

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    Cut and stitched in the DR, yes, but I'm pretty sure everything else takes place in Wisconsin.

    AE's more formal designs leave a lot to be desired, but they do a great job with loafers, wingtips, shell cordovan and boots.
     
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    Noodles, have you considered getting your Dad a gift card and then going with him to help him pick out the shoes? If you get him a Nordstrom gift card, black park avenues are usually on sale for $220 during the Anniversary Sale in late July.
     
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    Highly recommend the film, much different from most everything. Your wife might actually know it.
     
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    Just get your Dad a comfortable pair of shoes that he can stand in for hours. Forget SF taste, it doesn't matter.
     
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    Cox congrats

    Immigration can be so tricky. Glad you've jumped a major hurdle.
     
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    Congrats Coxsackie!!!
    "Knee how"
     

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