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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Sorry, I meant the pleats the other way round, so yes. And visible or not, I find them good for all but jeans.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    People actually wear AE shoes? :/
     


  3. archibaldleach

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    Re: the pleats conversation, if I experiment with pleats it will likely be on a suit or pair of grey flannels that will most often be worn with a jacket. Jeans should not be pleated and I personally find the look of pleated corduroys or moleskins to be rather odd and discordant, but I think you could get away with pleated linen trousers / khakis and even dressier trousers that you plan to wear sans jacket.
     


  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Distinguished Member

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    Pleats are simply a tailoring technique of shaping a trouser and adding extra material in the right place. It has nothing to do with fabric or formality. You can wear pleated cords or linen trousers without a jacket or a dinner suit with pleats, it's all equally appropriate.
     


  5. ridethecliche

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    Mimo, lr, and NS1:

    Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate it!

    I just bought the amok in tan suede so I have a relatively nice casual boot that will go well with jeans and even chinos. So the grain leather doesn't really fill any void. I have a black chelsea boot and two beater pairs of merlot-esque boots that are my winter shit eaters. They're salt damaged and the leather is ripping, but they're what I'll reach for when it's gross out. I'll change in the office if I have to. Walking around in boston in the winter on a sloppy day with nice shoes on is asking for them to get completely obliterated by salt damage.

    The merlot would be awesome and would probably bridge the gap between a casual and formal shoe. I'm sure I could get away with wearing it with suits, but I rarely wear suits (i.e. a few times a year) so it's really not something I have to think about right now. The navy is more of a novelty really, but I like zany things so it could be cool and I'm sure I'd work it into my rotation in the F/W/S because it's attention getting.

    I actually have a pair of walnut daltons as well and I've come to realize that they just don't fit all that great. I'm going to try putting a tongue pad in them, but if that doesn't work I think I'll just have a new topy and heel put on and sell them. I should get back most of what I paid I think.

    As far as the sizing issues that @New Shoes1 points out, I'd go try on a pair of EC's at a store before ordering. The amoks are supposed to be really narrow but the 8E's fit me relatively well. The heel just hurts my feet, but I'll probably throw a pad in for that. Not sure why they put that weird divot/cup there.
     


  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Goooooooooooooooooood morning Noodlers!!!


    Anyhow, I know menswear don't translate apples to apples to the ladies but when my wife wanted to get a pair of boots from jcrew, I had to stop her as it seemed like throwing away our money, I'd rather put up some more money for something that will last longer. So I recommended C&Js and this is what she picked out. Y'all with wives, do you just leave your wives to shop wherever or do any of you do something like this from time to time?
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    http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/jodhpur-tan
     
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  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Distinguished Member

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    No, I actually buy mine to stare at them.
     
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  8. MGoCrimson

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    IME quantity and choice >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> quality and durability when it comes to women's shoes
     


  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Then I'll leave her to zara, H&M, loft, jcrew, rl, etc [​IMG]
     


  10. EliodA

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    My wife won't even consider wearing a pair of shoes for longer than one season.
     


  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    so it's about the look/trend over quality
     


  12. MGoCrimson

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    Well, thank goodness for the classics that they hang onto. I can't imagine anyone replacing Balenciagas, Louboutins, etc every season haha
     


  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Distinguished Member

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    Women's fashion flies a lot faster than mens. There's also much more pressure to look trendy. It's a totally different world. I'd compare it more to streetwear than to CM, tbh.
     


  14. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Ah. Thank you gentlemen.
    I have a better understanding of Women's fashion. I need to stop thinking like I am buying for myself when I am out shopping with her. I consider quality more important than appearance.


    I am glad those LV bags don't go out of trend. [​IMG]
     


  15. kulata

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    Wise words. Thank God for Banana, Jcrew, Zara and H&M

    Handbag on the other hand.....Let's just forget that topic. :D
     
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