new member- couple of questions- italian shoes, interno 8 and jeans

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  1. masterpp

    masterpp Well-Known Member

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    hey guys, new to site and with a few questions.

    1. what makes of shoes can you recommend. i usually go for the dolce gabbana smart shoe look (even during the day) but i want to invest in some nice italian shoes. i have quite small feet so i need the pointy shoes (hency why i usually wear Dolce). i was thinking of investing in either Santoni's or Berluti's. which of these brands is better for a young guy, and of the berluti's which are there pointiest fit (is it the piercings)- im only 19 so i like pointy shoes

    2. what do people think of interno 8 shirts. im really thinking of getting one with the super high collar to wear in the summer. id only get it in white, as i think that the unusual details are enough, and one doesnt need to go over board with wacky colours or silver buttons or anything.

    3. can someone recommend a good brand of jeans. i usually wear apc new standards, as they are narrow on the leg but comfy and loose ish on thigh and around the waist. however im looking for some other brands. what do for instance the dior homme jeans fit like.
    im about 5.10 and 140 pounds, so im skinny but i hate the lanky nerd look.

    any advice appreciated.

    cheers
     
  2. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    1. Refer to the comprehensive list of RTW shoes - http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=49981.

    2. Not familiar with the brand.

    3. Look around in the Streetwear and Denim forum. It's dedicated to jeans - you will find a lot of information there without even asking for advice.

    Welcome to the board.
     
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    2. what do people think of interno 8 shirts. im really thinking of getting one with the super high collar to wear in the summer. id only get it in white, as i think that the unusual details are enough, and one doesnt need to go over board with wacky colours or silver buttons or anything.
    I don't own any, but I think the look is great. Yes, they are quite a trendy item, but they're also pretty cool-looking in their own right, and in white it'd be mostly pretty timeless. Even if not, you'll probably wear the shirt out before the trend subsides.

    Are you from the UK? What's an Interno 8 shirt cost these days?
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Interno 8 shirts are nice looking and if you like the high collars and get basic colors, I wouldn't worry about them going out of style.

    I would worry about the shoes, though. If you like the really pointy shoes (witches shoes as some call them here), I would shy away from spending Berluti/Santoni FAM money on that style of shoe as you do not know how you'll feel about it when you get older. Unless you are flush with cash and $1,000 means nothing to you. Dolce and Gucci make those really pointy shoes and they can be had on ebay for relatively low amounts so I would stick in that realm.

    If by pointy, though, you mean the more conservative elongated toe that is very popular here (C&J Weymouth, RLPL Mackay, EG 888 last, the conservative Berluti's and Santoni's), then I would whole heartedly agree with getting high quality in that regard as these are timeless shoes and the price is well worth it.
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    1. See Vass U Last.

    2. The high collar is not objectionable if you have a long neck and it sounds like you do. Some of the other Interno 8 gimmicks are not as appreciated.

    3. I second the streetwear and denim rec. Do you want jeans that fit similarly to your New Standards?
     
  6. masterpp

    masterpp Well-Known Member

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    yeah i live in london so the shirts are about 150 ish up to 300 depending on how fancy you want them.

    the naffer, colourful ones often also go on sale/

    interno shirts are associated with naff playboys, but i think in classic white it could be classic and kooky for summer.



    I don't own any, but I think the look is great. Yes, they are quite a trendy item, but they're also pretty cool-looking in their own right, and in white it'd be mostly pretty timeless. Even if not, you'll probably wear the shirt out before the trend subsides.

    Are you from the UK? What's an Interno 8 shirt cost these days?
     
  7. masterpp

    masterpp Well-Known Member

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    by the way with regards to pointy, i like a rounded point. i think people take the points too far. i think YSL have got it just about right. im quite a traditional dresser, but i like my clothes to have an edge. i just think berluti are such beautiful shoes though.

    perhaps im more interested in them as an object rather than as something to wear
     
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    Beckwith Senior member

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    I own a few interno8's that I picked up a few years ago. I really like the shirts, their thick MOP buttons and high double button collars. The collars have remained stiff after many launderings and the shirts seem to hold up rather well. Unfortunately the dry cleaners killed my buttons, so I need to find some replacements. I purchased mine on sale, not sure if they still hold the sale, but they were pretty darn cheap.
     
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    Nick M Senior member

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    interno shirts are associated with naff playboys,
    I think of that show, Footballers' Wives - rubbish TV, great clothes.
     
  10. masterpp

    masterpp Well-Known Member

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    sorry to go back to the shoe question, for a young guy who is conservative but edgy, do you think berluti would be too conservative, round toed for me. i must confess to enjoying a good sharp ROUNDED or chiseled point on a shoe. for instance i find churches, and even john lobb too rounded-i like the style, but not the shape

    should i be looking more at santoni. i enjoy dolce shoes but i think its a shame to stick to one brand- i also just think berluti;s are so beautiful
     
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    berluti and conservative are rarely used in the same sentence. [​IMG] really, its all up to you. don't be so constrained with brand choices. if it fits you and you like it, just buy it. the guides here point out the brands that make good quality stuff, let that be your guide. don't sweat it if the brand is not to your liking.
     
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    berluti and conservative are rarely used in the same sentence. [​IMG]

    really, its all up to you. don't be so constrained with brand choices. if it fits you and you like it, just buy it. the guides here point out the brands that make good quality stuff, let that be your guide. don't sweat it if the brand is not to your liking.


    absolutely- i dont want to be constrained. because my feet aren't particularly big, i usually go for a pointy dolce as it gives my foot a nicer shape.

    but i want to start getting into proper shoes, berluti, santoni ect
     
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    Berluti piercing sounds about right for you.
     
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    Definitely wouldn't call Berluti conservative..

    You could try Lattanzi. [​IMG]
     
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    i am a fan of santonis. their chisel cuts do make your feet look longer. also, try crockett & jones. the models in the 337 last, as also mentioned by the seniors in this thread, are quite good and conservative. i have always found the shoe guide in this forum very very informative and honest.
     

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