Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I screamed at one of my employees this morning because he has a habit of just waltzing into my office and just start talking. I chewed him out and kicked him out of my office.

    I hate it when he walks in while I am working (or SF'n) without knocking. I have told him many times that this needs to stop but I think I am going to have to sit him down and tell him that when the door is closed, it means you don't just walk in without knocking. He does this to everyone. That idiot.
     


  2. Murlsquirl

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    I need some boot help people! I'm looking for a nice casual wingtip boot that I can dress up a bit if I wanted to. I always prefer to buy from AVs but I'm have trouble finding anything that fits the bill. Here is what I've come up with so far:

    https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AlfredSargentForJCrew/PRDOVR~02802/02802.jsp

    https://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Brown_Wing_Tip_Boot_207.htm

    http://www.barneys.com/Crockett-Jones-Islay/500700826,default,pd.html

    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/boots/products/carmina-brogue-boot-chromexcel-1

    http://unipair.com/product/carmina-80277/

    Opinions and other suggestions are welcomed! Thanks.
     


  3. TweedyProf

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  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yeah, I've seen those but they are a little too flashy for me. I've thought about EG Alderely, but not sure I want to fork out that amount of cash.
     


  5. MGoCrimson

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  6. in stitches

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    #realtalk


    The one I left is unquestionably the best one. Kop now.
     


  7. Murlsquirl

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    Can't find em anywhere...not even the PRL site.
     


  8. The Noodles

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    I think any one of them are fine.
    I am not into boots, but have you looked at C&Js?
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    Description

    Skye, a full brogue derby boot with wing tip design and bold punching detail. Made from the finest calf leather, a Storm welt and double leather soles for the Men's Main Collection.
     


  9. MGoCrimson

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  10. Murlsquirl

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    There was a C&J Islay in there.

    Link. Now. Noodles.
     


  11. TweedyProf

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    I like pebble-grained shoes for casual country fits, but if you want to dress it up occasionally, perhaps avoid in favor of smooth calf etc. Shell too expensive (you're looking at 500-700?).

    What shoes fit you well: might be the better place to start.

    I didn't think the Vass so flashy. The two colorways the issue?
     


  12. edmorel

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    wow, C&J's are $750 for rubber soled leather now??? I need to raise my prices.
     


  13. in stitches

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    Does not matter. Just get the CJs.


    Pibble is more country fo sho, but I think those boots can easily be "dressed up." Also, its not like he is going to wear with Formosa. For what I imagine/gather he will dress them up with, I think they will rock.
     


  14. TweedyProf

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    When you say dress it up, what are you thinking of? Odd jacket or suit?

    For example, the unipair Carmina for the latter, since it has a more tapered, elongated toe; rounded toe even pebbled grain for the former.

    Heh: apropos for Stitches comment just before this one.
     
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    Please wait 4 days. Kthnx.
     
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