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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    those Buday are $950, that's nuts!! Oh, wait a minute....

    If by versatile boots you are looking for something to wear with odd jacket fits, jeans/cords/khaki's, I would much prefer something in suede than something in any leather, but thats just me.
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Ed I pm'd u about teh budays...
     


  3. Murlsquirl

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    These are in my size...
    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/boots/products/carmina-jumper-boot
    I just don't see them as being as versatile and casual as a brouge wingtip


    I know...ridiculous, right? Yes, you're definition of versatile is what I'm going for and thanks for the good advice.
     


  4. TweedyProf

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    Well, they have a bit of texture to them so that softens them a little.

    How are you going to dress them up and down again? I think this would help narrow things down a bit.

    I think it's clear you want a leather sole? After that, brogue or non-brogue? If jeans, cords and khaki's more, I'd opt for the brogue but with a slightly more tapered toe in case you want to dress up a little. I like Ed's suggestion of suede then as well.
     


  5. Murlsquirl

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    Damn, I can barely keep up with this thread!

    Doesn't HAVE to be a leather sole. I just think a commando sole limits a boot to casual use...just my opinion. I love Dainite sole...very comfy. They will be worn with jeans, chinos, and occasionally wool....I don't do cords. I would say 90% of the time it will be chinos or jeans.
     


  6. TweedyProf

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    Quote: Oh, I like the suede, brogue option then, although a cap toe in suede would be fine too. I'd still go with a tapered rather than rounded toe (cf. the bottom Carmina at unipair versus the others).
     


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    I have a question regarding suiting advice for my body type. I live in Australia, which means I have to take shipping into consideration as well, and am set to graduate next year from University. I have accepted a role in finance, but in a casual workplace. I am 6ft and weight 90kg (200 lb), with broad shoulders and I believe a jacket size of 43/10. This makes ready to wear difficult. I have one MTM suit, which I'm not entirely happy with, and one sportcoat, which I am fairly happy with, but neither of the MTM makers in my price range locally are able to produce natural shoulders, which I understand would be a perfect match for my frame. My question is, whilst I build my suiting/sportcoat collection, should I begin with altering RTW suits, or go for MTM at a higher price? Further, will a very soft shoulder still look good on me?

    I've looked around a bit, and like the look of MaCo suits , or perhaps Suitsupply (no idea if they will fit however) for RTW, as they both offer a natural shoulder and are roughly $650. For MTM, I quite like the idea of Kent Wang, which will run more expensive (I'll assume $900 all up), or P Johnson in Australia - probably $1300-1500. I would greatly prefer to get clothes initially that I will like in a few years time, as opposed to clothes that fill my need now, and I will lose my taste for. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
     


  11. in stitches

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    Sidebar - Thanks again to @Monkeyface for forcing me to get the Eidos jacket from SCS. It arrived today and it is hot fire.
     


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    ...not even a peak?
     
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