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    Is there an "everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about" shoe trees post?

    I searched and couldn't find one.

    To be honest, I dont want to know everything about shoe trees, just want to find some under $50 for my new AEs. I saw the container store has a pair for something like $18. Do I really need to drop ca$h on this item? Does it make a difference?


    As far as I know, the quality of a shoe tree is based around the quality of the wood... but you're asking in the wrong spot. If you're feeling a little risky, hop over to Men's Clothing. Be careful.
     


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    uhh, might be a stupid question, but what happens if you were to taper selvage jeans? i have some edwins id like a little tighter (The sens). any recommendations on what i should do or anything?
    tyia.
     


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    uhh, might be a stupid question, but what happens if you were to taper selvage jeans? i have some evisus id like a little tighter (The sens). any recommendations on what i should do or anything?
    tyia.


    depends on the tailor. I've seen people on here post pics of tapered selvage in which the tailor only took in the other side, and I saw one picture (I think it was on sufu) of a guy who had his Imperial Kings taken in and the selvage was tapered, so it was really wide. I thought it was a cool look.
     


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    kronik, the only place you might run into trouble is the arms. It's difficult to shrink the armscye, as there's not usually much fabric at the side (I would assume especially if you're taking it in in the chest at all). If it already fits well in the upper arms, it shouldn't be a problem.

    I've never actually had this done, but I did have a jantzen shirt that was slim in the body with big armholes (measurement mistake), and it looked odd.
     


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    Any ideas on how Allegri casual jackets fit? Will Tobi measure a piece for you if you call them? http://www.tobi.com/Product/3152-All...-Safari-Blazer They have sz 52 and 54 left; I can wear 50R if it is cut generously in the shoulders or 52R if it is slim overall.. not sure if I should pull the trigger on the Allegri 52R, thanks.
     


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    I am interested in buying a pair of Allen-Edmonds. Specifically, this pair of oxfords. The price is a little more than I'm used to paying for shoes, but I love the shape and style.

    However, I've never tried on a pair and doubt I'd have time to. The best fitting shoes for me are a 12 in Onitsuka Tiger Mexico '66 and 11.5 in Chucks Premium. I have an 11 in my Clarks Desert Boots and wish I had a 10.75 but they don't make it.

    Any insight as to sizing on these shoes? If it was absolutely prohibitive, I could try to find a store to try them on, but I don't have the time, and I'm even slightly on the fenc about dropping that cash.

    Thanks in advance.


    It's difficult to compare dress shoes with athletic shoes. If I had to guess, I'd say try a 11D, but that's sort of a wild guess though.
     


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    guys should i get some low top chucks in optical white or red?

    mostly going to be worn with dry denim so take that into acct.


    thanks [​IMG]
     


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    Belts are my thing, and that one is really pretty "meh". I mean, you can't go wrong, and Ralph Lauren belts are generally reasonable quality, but the color and the buckle are both dullsville. Here is a John Varvatos belt that is immensely cooler:

    http://www.bluebee.com/product_displ...=JOM01326&pn=1


    Hmm thanks for the feedback guys.

    I don't think I could pull off the varvatos belt, but I'm going to hold off on the RL one.
     


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    guys should i get some low top chucks in optical white or red?

    mostly going to be worn with dry denim so take that into acct.


    thanks [​IMG]


    this is entirely your call. but if you are going to buy red chucks buy hi-tops. red low tops are... I don't know what it is but low top chucks in colors other than black,white,offwhite,brown,and grey look we tall ed.

    robbie
     


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    As far as I know, the quality of a shoe tree is based around the quality of the wood... but you're asking in the wrong spot. If you're feeling a little risky, hop over to Men's Clothing. Be careful.

    Thank you. And thanks for the warning. I think Ill just get the AE's and save myself the drama [​IMG] Sometimes ignorance can be bliss [​IMG]
     


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    Hi can someone help me out here regarding allen edmonds shoes. This was origianlly posted by blank about asking the size of these shoes. But my question is, is it ok to wear these shoes with like a pair of raw acne or any dressy raw denim? Thanks
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/2379993/...rs&pbo=2379993
     


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    Thank you. And thanks for the warning. I think Ill just get the AE's and save myself the drama [​IMG] Sometimes ignorance can be bliss [​IMG]

    You should buy the epic shoe trees in the thread kronik posted. They're the "official" SF shoe tree, $20.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Hi can someone help me out here regarding allen edmonds shoes. This was origianlly posted by blank about asking the size of these shoes. But my question is, is it ok to wear these shoes with like a pair of raw acne or any dressy raw denim? Thanks
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/2379993/...rs&pbo=2379993

    Yes, yes it is.
     


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