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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    You would make a terrible :foo:
     


  2. aglose

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    So I'm looking for a good boot to walk to class in for this winter. I go to school in Colorado, so snow is pretty prevalent. Would leather or suede be better? I was thinking suede chukka on a danite sole would be the best. Would darker colored suede be better or lighter?
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Go with dark brown/chocolate. I have a pair of snuff and while I like them, they can look pretty awful after a while. Check out the MTOs on Skoak or GFW page. If they don't already have something similar going, they will soon.
     


  4. Monkeyface

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    http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=4080, if you don't mind waiting for a month or two.
     
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  5. JubeiSpiegel

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    For those winter conditions, a pebble grain w/ commando sole boot might fit the bill...
     


  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    If the price on that jacket was good, you could get a good tailor to cut away at the quarters...

     


  7. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  8. aglose

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    ^was thinking of the Islay, but it's just so dang expensive. Kinda hoping they go on sale when C&J have their June sale but I doubt it will be on their sale list since it's so popular.
     


  9. TweedyProf

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    I'm perhaps in the minority for this thread, but in wet snow, high salt conditions, I figure I should have something I'm less concerned about getting beat up, but still of reasonable quality, so no Carminas/C&Js for me.

    I have these as my winter boots, which I picked up at quite a discount (easy to find AEs at big discounts if you are patient)

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6041_1_40000000001_-1_

    I admit they do not look as handsome as the C&J, but I doubt it snows as hard in London where Cleav is than in Colorado. And in a foot of snow, I don't want to worry about my boots. You can always change into something work appropriate when you get to the office. I use trees, brush them off, obenaufed them. They'll last for a while, and I don't think twice as opposed to a $600 boot.
     
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  10. jungleroller

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    I'm with you Tweedy. ^^ I have those in Grey and they are tough and I think they're stylish enough.
     


  11. TweedyProf

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    Oh, you're a student. Definitely AEs, unless you have some atypical means for a student. C&Js are hard to find in the AE range unless you get lucky at Barney's Warehouse.
     


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    ^another good option, but not in my size currently :/ need a size 9 US.
     


  13. TweedyProf

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    Well, it's not winter yet. I got mine at 6PM or some place like that sub $200. Patience, and you'll easily score a deal on that make.
     


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    Grenson "Fred C" (the triple-soled Fred with a commando sole). Some time over the summer you'll find them on sale somewhere - either Grenson's own sale, Pediwear or East Dane (where I got mine). They have a hatch-grain type finish on the ones I've got. Cheapish but robust leather and for the price (I got mine for about $200), they are a lot of boot. Perfect for your needs I think. Here are mine - various colours and options are out there, see what's at a good discount in your size:

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    N.B. They are a "G" fitting and feel like it, so size down a whole number from your US size if you're a US "D" width, and you'll still have plenty of room for two pairs of socks!
     
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    Well, as a student I invest in my wardrobe more then most other students, I usually get a pair of shoes at the end of the summer with some of the money I've made working over the summer.

    Edit:I like the grenson the best so far I think. Great price point at sub $200 and leaves some room for another pair of shoes before I head back to school.
     
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