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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    The movie Skyfall almost inspired me to start working out and get buffed...

    Besides the pair of boots already mentioned, I hear he was wearing the C&J Alex.
     
  2. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    As I said mate, some pages back, better to go direct.

    Here's the definitive.

    Mark from C&J Colmore Row B'ham UK told me that DC specifically asked for C&J to be his shoe of choice for films. The franchise expected to get all of his shoes free in return for the PR but C&J refused. DC got his way and all shoes purchased just as you and i would.

    http://www.crockettandjones.com/news/index/james-bond-skyfall-crockett-and-jones#.U-0lZVboY_M

    What make up/size are you after BTW?
     
  3. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    The Alex is a kick ass wholecut too. The only pair of shoes in the movie I wasn't crazy about was the highbury, which to me just seemed like a shrunken pair of tetburys.
     
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Even buying through C&J direct by emailing or calling a store you can't find them?
     
  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    The next purchase that I will make most likely will be those Alex oxfords on black.
     
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  6. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cleav, your picture reminds me that I've been looking for an answer: Shouldn't the sides come together when laced? Both on open- and closed-lacing shoes? My understanding is that the V indicated a less-than-optimal fit.

    (No disrespect to you or your shoes; I have some which do and some which don't)
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    V does not bother me. As long as the shoes fit comfortably I think it's fine. I'm sure others are more OCD about this, though.
     
  10. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I agree with this. Then again I am probably less OCD than some on here.
     
  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Fair point Shugz, I hear both sides and I have some do and (few) don't. Personally I reach for a v more often, not coz a that but I like that pair o kicks more and I enjoy the fit better, oh well :nodding:
     
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  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm a 10UK.



    Barneys, Robert Old and C&J direct.....missed Cleav's advice earlier about going direct. So I guess they aren't that hard to find after all. Barney and RO are the same price.


    Thanks.
     
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  13. AJL

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    I tried on NMWA, no response. Figure I'd try the Noodlers, who typically bend over backwards to help a brutha out. To whit: how wide, measured perpendicular, is the Formosa lapel?

    I know you know. You know you know. You know who you are.
     
  14. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I dont know what measurement you are asking for. :(
     
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  16. New Shoes1

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    I'm probably a few steps behind you in the process. I'm still at the point where I see $630 from Robert Old and $750 from Barneys and say no way I'm paying that for a calfskin boot. Yet, I look at the cheaper options and don't get the same warm fuzzies and begin to rationalize the purchase for the Islays because I've got all my staples (and then some) covered and I should just get what I want since I'm only buying one boot. I just won't tell the wife what they cost when she asks ("Honey, they were on sale for $250.").

    If you go the direct route, pm me what the cost is.
     
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  17. V1KTA222

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    Thank you, both, for the feedback. While thinking about whether the brown is too dark, I browsed some more sites to see if there were any better options. My apologies if this is rehashing much of the beginning of this thread, but I am going through everything piecemeal and am just hitting on the tie discussion that started it all. Your .thoughts would be very helpful.

    I've picked out several lighter options that I'm hoping would work with my worsted navy and charcoal suits. Some of this is an exercise to see if I can pick out "beginner CBD" appropriate ties, but also I do need to pick up one or two more ties in the next few weeks. I am currently with just navy and chocolate grenadines from Chipp.
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    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-71336-luigi-borrelli-brown-silk-tie.aspx

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    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-36244-luigi-borrelli-orange-tie.aspx

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    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-6378-finamore-napoli-green-tie.aspx

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    http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/bar...e-00505029398904.html?index=39&cgid=mens-ties

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    http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/isaia-diamond-print-tie-00505032163483.html?index=6&cgid=mens-ties

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    http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/isa...ie-00505032163612.html?index=8&cgid=mens-ties

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    http://www.kentwang.com/ties/flower-brown-blue.html

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    http://www.kentwang.com/ties/cashmere-herringbone-brown.html

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    http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/burgundy-macclesfield-neat-print/
     
  18. Murlsquirl

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    After VAT is deducted, there is still a 75gbp tax that is tacked on at checkout. I'm with ya, it's tough to fork out that much for a calf boot...unless we were taking Galways or Shannon's. I'm glad I don't like shell...
     
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  19. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Most things that have an MSRP of under $1000 I get nervous that they are crappy.
     
  20. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    ^ Stitchy is starting to sound a bit like Noodles.
     
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