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Sinyo18

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Heya,

I live in Northern California but I'm from the midwest. Go Buckeyes!!!!!

I've been slowly upgrading my wardrobe over the last year. I usually wear jeans, button down shirts (my favorites are from Charles Tyrwhitt and Brooks Brothers Red fleece oxfords), and minimalist sneakers or boots. I've recently branched out to chinos (hey Bonobos). It's getting a tad chilly so I've been purchasing more sweaters.

My flashest pair of dress shoes are Magnanni's I picked up from Saks. I'm still mulling over where to buy my next cap toe oxfords. So far, AE Park Avenue's have my attention.

My recent big purchase was a custom suit. I'm looking forward to my company's holiday party...it will be the first time I wear it.
Hello there, a shout out to No Cal and them Buckeyes. It sounds as if you've done a bit of shopping lately. I'm happy to assist you in helping to make your choice of oxfords. Shoot us some photos of what you had in mind. Welcome to the forum!
 

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Hello there, a shout out to No Cal and them Buckeyes. It sounds as if you've done a bit of shopping lately. I'm happy to assist you in helping to make your choice of oxfords. Shoot us some photos of what you had in mind. Welcome to the forum!
Thanks for the warm welcome! Yes, my wallet has been under assault haha. I WAS gonna take a small break then...black friday showed up ;)

As for oxfords, I have two in mind. 2 of them are from AE. The other is from Ace Marks.

AceMarks
AE Park Avenue

I've tried the Park Avenue's on irl. My size is a 12.5.

I've never tried AceMarks and I'm always hesitant to buy shoes online without trying them on. I know I can return them but I rather not be bothered haha.

I really like the bottom of the Ace Marks. I know nobody is gonna see them, but I really like the sole...in particular the nails on the heel.

Any thoughts on rubber soles?

I don't quite need them yet, so I'm more than likely gonna wait.
 
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I am a professional online marketer work on Skating Designs online store. Skating Designs specialize in figure skating dresses, ice skating dresses, Polartec clothing and accessories, and matching doll dresses that fit American girl dolls.
Want to know more visit our website - https://www.skatingdesigns.com
 

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Hello, I've joined in order to learn more about bespoke tailoring and classic menswear, in general. I plan on commissioning a suit, blazer, and couple pairs of odd trousers in the Neopolitan style, if I can settle on a tailor and organize an appointment. I'm on the east coast but not in New York, so there is an extra bit of logistics involved for me.

At work, I'm usually [over-]dressed in a navy blazer and gray trousers with either a knit polo or an OCBD underneath and tassel loafers. On weekends, the trousers get swapped for jeans or chinos and white sneakers.
 

Hanto

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Hi I'm Antonio. 28 based in UK. Been lurking for a while but finally looking to get involved!
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome! Yes, my wallet has been under assault haha. I WAS gonna take a small break then...black friday showed up ;)

As for oxfords, I have two in mind. 2 of them are from AE. The other is from Ace Marks.

AceMarks
AE Park Avenue

I've tried the Park Avenue's on irl. My size is a 12.5.

I've never tried AceMarks and I'm always hesitant to buy shoes online without trying them on. I know I can return them but I rather not be bothered haha.

I really like the bottom of the Ace Marks. I know nobody is gonna see them, but I really like the sole...in particular the nails on the heel.

Any thoughts on rubber soles?

I don't quite need them yet, so I'm more than likely gonna wait.
Hi there, I'm not familiar AceMarks, cannot comment on their quality. They seem affordable. Personally, I would never buy any shoes 'sight unseen'. I would wait, save your money and buy a proven quality product & try them on in person, in a store for sure.
 

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Hello, I've joined in order to learn more about bespoke tailoring and classic menswear, in general. I plan on commissioning a suit, blazer, and couple pairs of odd trousers in the Neopolitan style, if I can settle on a tailor and organize an appointment. I'm on the east coast but not in New York, so there is an extra bit of logistics involved for me.

At work, I'm usually [over-]dressed in a navy blazer and gray trousers with either a knit polo or an OCBD underneath and tassel loafers. On weekends, the trousers get swapped for jeans or chinos and white sneakers.
Welcome aboard!
 

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Hi Everyone,
I am a professional online marketer work on Skating Designs online store. Skating Designs specialize in figure skating dresses, ice skating dresses, Polartec clothing and accessories, and matching doll dresses that fit American girl dolls.
Want to know more kindly reply.
 

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Hey everyone I've been lurking for a long time and had some good deals from here.

But I felt guilty for not ever posting a deal so I posted one I found today in the official sales thread, lol

Happy Black Friday and thanks for a cool forum!
 

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Hi there, I'm not familiar AceMarks, cannot comment on their quality. They seem affordable. Personally, I would never buy any shoes 'sight unseen'. I would wait, save your money and buy a proven quality product & try them on in person, in a store for sure.
Thanks for the advice!
 

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Hi,
I am a Fire Chief with a large oil company and lives in Asia but have business travels quite frequently to Europe and the US. My dress style is more classic than new style. I love chinos, double breasted suits, OCBDs, leather shoes and belts made of leather from Bakers of Colyton and Sedgewick. My lifelong passion has been cowboy boots and had acquired through the years around 300 pairs. Some of them custom made. But I am too old to wear them now so I have switched to wearing normal shoes.

Thanks and hope to enjoy the stay here.
 

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Hi there
I'm in my mid 30s, only recently started frequenting this forum and getting great deals through LuxeSwap/Spoo and others on eBay. Really enjoy the knowledge and specificity of this forum, and have learned a lot and continue to learn a lot. I'm mostly fairly conservative with dress but I know what I like, and learn from experience. I used to shop second hand a lot as a kid so I figured out what works to an extent, and now I've progressed to a more sophisticated understanding of labels and garments, I've been able to put together a fairly decent wardrobe, which I'm trying to keep a hold of now so it's actually being used and rotated. I get mostly second hand pieces and I'm largely happy with what I've got. LuxeSwap and Ownly have been especially good to me, especially with the specific measurements, and I now have some favourite brands and know what to look out for, with a better idea of overall value and what to pass on. As far as shoes, my eyes are bigger than my wallet but I am a fan of makers like Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling, John Lobb, Church's and Alden, classic style mainly. For work I just wear a beat-up pair of captoe Nordstrom Oxfords, with an eye on nicer shoes once I have the budget for them. Clothing wise I'm into and wear Kamakura, Gitman Vintage, Ledbury and Drake's cotton shirts (I also admire Eidos but I'm not sure about the fit for my body, also I'm a little on the fence about Ledbury's stitched-in collar stay or whatever it is they do but their shirts fit and feel nice); classic wool suits and jackets in interesting patterns - currently I have a nice if too tight AMI jacket and a Formosa jacket, the sleeves of which I would like to have shortened but can't find a decent tailor nearby, so it will have to wait or I'll have to sell it - I tend to prefer a classic natural shoulder although I'm starting to figure out what actually works and looks good on me; Corneliani, Canali, Zegna and PT01 wool trousers, and I really like Malo and RLPL 100% cotton trousers too; also a bunch of nice silk and wool ties, pocket squares, leather belts and other accessories. I love cashmere scarves and own ones by Inis Meain and Begg that feel super luxe and comfortable to wear. I have my eye on other stuff but now that I've developed an eye for it I know it's not always easy to afford what I would like. I do tend to spend a bit more these days to get good quality items, and usually go for things that I'll wear for several years, which will go with many different items. I'm a big fan of Epaulet and Brunello Cucinelli too but usually find the latter unaffordable because of its popularity. What I like about here though is learning more about the smaller makers and tailors and then being able to look for something a little less trendy and cheaper that will stand the test of time or at least look great for a while. Generally this forum has helped me to understand where I should look for bargains and where I'll probably need to shell out the shekels to get something decent - essentially value.
 

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Hi,
I am a Fire Chief with a large oil company and lives in Asia but have business travels quite frequently to Europe and the US. My dress style is more classic than new style. I love chinos, double breasted suits, OCBDs, leather shoes and belts made of leather from Bakers of Colyton and Sedgewick. My lifelong passion has been cowboy boots and had acquired through the years around 300 pairs. Some of them custom made. But I am too old to wear them now so I have switched to wearing normal shoes.

Thanks and hope to enjoy the stay here.
Hello Chief, welcome aboard!
 

Sinyo18

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Hi there
I'm in my mid 30s, only recently started frequenting this forum and getting great deals through LuxeSwap/Spoo and others on eBay. Really enjoy the knowledge and specificity of this forum, and have learned a lot and continue to learn a lot. I'm mostly fairly conservative with dress but I know what I like, and learn from experience. I used to shop second hand a lot as a kid so I figured out what works to an extent, and now I've progressed to a more sophisticated understanding of labels and garments, I've been able to put together a fairly decent wardrobe, which I'm trying to keep a hold of now so it's actually being used and rotated. I get mostly second hand pieces and I'm largely happy with what I've got. LuxeSwap and Ownly have been especially good to me, especially with the specific measurements, and I now have some favourite brands and know what to look out for, with a better idea of overall value and what to pass on. As far as shoes, my eyes are bigger than my wallet but I am a fan of makers like Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling, John Lobb, Church's and Alden, classic style mainly. For work I just wear a beat-up pair of captoe Nordstrom Oxfords, with an eye on nicer shoes once I have the budget for them. Clothing wise I'm into and wear Kamakura, Gitman Vintage, Ledbury and Drake's cotton shirts (I also admire Eidos but I'm not sure about the fit for my body, also I'm a little on the fence about Ledbury's stitched-in collar stay or whatever it is they do but their shirts fit and feel nice); classic wool suits and jackets in interesting patterns - currently I have a nice if too tight AMI jacket and a Formosa jacket, the sleeves of which I would like to have shortened but can't find a decent tailor nearby, so it will have to wait or I'll have to sell it - I tend to prefer a classic natural shoulder although I'm starting to figure out what actually works and looks good on me; Corneliani, Canali, Zegna and PT01 wool trousers, and I really like Malo and RLPL 100% cotton trousers too; also a bunch of nice silk and wool ties, pocket squares, leather belts and other accessories. I love cashmere scarves and own ones by Inis Meain and Begg that feel super luxe and comfortable to wear. I have my eye on other stuff but now that I've developed an eye for it I know it's not always easy to afford what I would like. I do tend to spend a bit more these days to get good quality items, and usually go for things that I'll wear for several years, which will go with many different items. I'm a big fan of Epaulet and Brunello Cucinelli too but usually find the latter unaffordable because of its popularity. What I like about here though is learning more about the smaller makers and tailors and then being able to look for something a little less trendy and cheaper that will stand the test of time or at least look great for a while. Generally this forum has helped me to understand where I should look for bargains and where I'll probably need to shell out the shekels to get something decent - essentially value.
Hello 2Legit (to quit? Lol!), What you've written indicates to me that you're a man of taste, perhaps not yet wealth. Did you know that Barney's N.Y. department stores is going out of business. There are some very nice sales available on their website. If you live near a Barney's retail store, run don't walk. I'm not trying to plug for Barney's but I've gotten some great buys there recently. On a side note if I could afford to dress head to toe in one designer it would be Cucinelli. How can I help? Do you have any questions regarding the brands for shoes and clothing that you've mentioned?
 

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