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Need to revise travel wardrobe for trip...

The_Foxx

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Ok, would like to get advice on items I plan to take on a short trip (four days in Amsterdam) in November; travelling strictly carry-on (although it is a LARGE carry on bag that always ends up on the cart by the plane) + Black Chelsea boots. Need to buy a pair for at or under $200; any suggestions? I'll probably order RM Williams, but do I go with rounded toes or chisel shaped? I figure i can wear with jeans, dress trousers, on the plane, etc. http://www.bootsonline.com.au/boots.htm + Black wool and cashmere SB topcoat, to take on the plane, wear with suit, wear with jeans when walking around the city. + Diesel Kratt jeans + Oxxford SB grey wool (small amt of cashmere) flannel suit, I figure will wrinkle very little during trip. + tie for suit + sweater of some kind, that i can wear with jeans or dress pants, and black topcoat?? + white FC shirt for suit (silver Asprey oval cufflinks), white Ben Silver simple white shirt to wear with open collar. + possbly brown cashmere sportcoat with tan windowpanes + twill pleated dress trousers, that match well with sportcoat + black C&J handgrade captoes That's about all I can come up with....other suggestions? I'll likely be in museums, cafes, and one or two dressed-up fine dinners. What else do you suggest I think about taking/ purchasing between now and then?
 

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Sounds good, but (i) the topcoat is bound to be bulky; make sure it's what makes the most sense; and (2) it doesn't sound as though you are bringing much in the way of comfort clothes, walking shoes, etc. I assume you'll be doing lots of walking....
 

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Two things that I don't see in your list

Rubber soled shoes for bad weather - or something equivalent.

An umbrella.

November in Amsterdam can be pretty rainy.
 

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I'm confused by the "rubber soled shoes" recommendation--and related allusions here and on Ask Andy. Weren't any of you guys trained by your mothers to wear overshoes ("rubbers")?

They're light-weight, much more water resistant than soles of any type, and removable once you've reached your destination.

What am I missing?
 

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Foxx--

Do you plan to spend any time in hotel rooms (room service breakfasts, for example)? If so, you'll need something casual to wear indoors--a terry robe and slippers. Or sweatpants, polo shirt, and sneakers.

Exercise attire?

Sleepwear?

Extra pair of contact lenses?

Hat?
 

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I'm confused by the "rubber soled shoes" recommendation--and related allusions here and on Ask Andy. Weren't any of you guys trained by your mothers to wear overshoes ("rubbers")?

They're light-weight, much more water resistant than soles of any type, and removable once you've reached your destination.

What am I missing?
Overshoes would work, but usually they work best when it is a point-to-point foray that you're making - and you know what the weather is going to be like in advance. Rubber-soled dress shoes/boots give you a tad more flexibility, and look, IMHO, a little better in the bargain.
 

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I don't think any shoes look that good when they've been out in the rain. That's why I like overshoes -- they won't look good when you're outside, but when you're inside you can take them off and allow your real shoes to shine.

Of course, I realize I'm in a tiny minority. Many shoe shops don't even carry them any more.
 

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I don't think any shoes look that good when they've been out in the rain. That's why I like overshoes . . . Of course, I realize I'm in a tiny minority.
I, too, like the overshoes and have several pair.  But what do you do with them after you get to the meeting or the reception or the restaurant?
 

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Of course, I realize I'm in a tiny minority. Many shoe shops don't even carry them any more.
Very true. My C&J's are wonderful, yes, but I do need some good rubber-soled shoes for those nasty days.
 

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faustian bargain

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actually it's just a phonetic spelling of

"L, eh"

but i'm not sure what that means.
 

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actually it's just a phonetic spelling of "L, eh" but i'm not sure what that means.
You are so weird. Â
 

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