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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. bry2000

    bry2000 Well-Known Member

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    yohji triple collar shirt in grey voile.....yay or nay?
     
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  2. OccultaVexillum

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    It seems like black would take some of the fun out of wearing these in. I've wanted a pair of the naturals for years, but I also have the AF1 Flax/wheats that I wear a ton as is (obv not on the level of Hender).

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  3. notwithit

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    Always buy what is awesomest. The naturals are objectively awesomer than the blacks.
     
  4. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Well-Known Member

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    Truuuuuue but I'm drawn to black shoes and the worn in black ones looks awesome (much more subtle of course).
     
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    Yay! Love these types of elongated shirts!
     
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    I love elongated shirts but I think that a) elongated shirts come in versions a lot more elongated than that one (depends on body height I guess) and b) the triple collar looks kinda silly to me.
     
  7. 1up

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    Have 2 schneider knits. Been impressed with the quality. Should I pull the trigger on this jumper?

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  8. bry2000

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    ^ Kop. I would if my size were still there.
     
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    Opinions on these?
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    Got a whole bunch of weddings coming up and should probably get around to getting a pair of decent formal shoes.
    Oxfords are obviously a good and safe option, but since the rest of my outfit will be "normal" I'm very tempted to get a less usual model of shoes, though still in the realm of "dark formal leather shoe".
    Not usually a huge fan of split-toes but rather like these, alternatively a pair of double-monks for that #pitti #menswear
     
  10. nahneun

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    I think you should opt for some wholecuts instead...
     
  11. FrankCowperwood

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    Those seem a little bit of a mish-mosh to me, though I do like split toes. A whole cut does seem like a good option.
     
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  13. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Big fan of split toes, but those don't look good.
     
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    Agreed on wholecuts. More interesting than regular old captoes but not straying into unsightly or unseemly territory.

    Not that anyone else at the wedding will notice what shoes you're wearing.
     
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    Appreciate all the input, the ones pictured are obviously not a contender any longer. Regarding wholecuts the impression I've gotten is that all the nice-looking ones are $$$ while the cheaper options usually don't have a nearly as nice shape and often a chisel toe that's a bit too pronounced for my taste. Then again I don't really know what particular models or even brands to look for so I might be mistaken here.

    What about double-monks then, something like the Allen Edmonds Mora 2.0? Seems like you can find them for decent prices and they look pretty nice imo. As with almost everything else I buy I do prefer to buy stuff off ebay/grailed/b&s or on sale, but even so I realize I will probably have to increase my initial budget of 150$ a bit.
     
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  16. dieworkwear

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    Personally not a fan of wholecuts. I think they just look too bare. That said, if you're looking for one, Meermin has an OK looking model for like $200 or so.

    Best wholecut I've seen is JL's Saint Crepin model a few years ago, where they cut a spiral shape out of a hide and used it to wrap around a last. Crazy expensive and obviously not a practical suggestion, but a fun model to look at.


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    If your budget is around $150, maybe look into Allen Edmonds seconds (they have an online for slightly defective models that haven't passed quality control tests. Shoes are usually fine though, and the issues are so minor you'd be hard pressed to find them). Their factory seconds are usually $200-ish, but sometimes go on sale for $150. Otherwise, Meermin is really nice for $200-225. I think their designs are generally better than Allen Edmonds.

    For something cheaper, there's Jack Erwin. Build quality isn't the greatest, but it's also not terrible.

    If you don't wear suits often, I would go for some kind of style you can wear with other clothes. If you don't mind having a suit-specific shoe though, oxfords look great. Otherwise, maybe some kind of derby? From the stuff I've seen you wear, I assume a plain toe derby would be best. Not the most exciting design, but versatile and useful.
     
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    Yeah I used to feel the same way about wholecuts being too bare, but just googled again and realized I actually don't mind that any longer, as long as the shape is nice.
    Anyway Meermins look really good, really like most of their designs. Price is slightly higher but same as you I prefer them over both AE and Erwin, and especially against Erwin the finish looks so much nicer.

    Wearing them with other clothes is actually a reason I'm also leaning towards double-monks. Already have a pair of derbies (albeit with a futuristic sole) with a clean upper, but I think some Mallorcas could look really good with black jeans and a tucked t-shirt/shirt, filling a more different function than another pair of derbies would. Also can't see much reason why they wouldn't work equally well with a charcoal suit
    (would almost certainly get them topied, thin enough to still look sleek but still beefing up the sole slightly to make them easier to wear in a more casual way)
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  18. FrankCowperwood

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    For buckles I prefer a single monk. Not so much so that I own one, but it's what I would buy.

    Don't have a helpful suggestion for one off the top of my head.

    Those double monks look good however. Much better choice than the other shoes.
     
  19. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    You can wear double monks with suits.

    Also prefer single monks over double, with the caveats that:

    1) I think it's easier to have an ugly single monk than double.
    2) Single monks can sometimes look bad until you try them on in-person with tailored clothing.
    3) Double monks are probably easier to wear with non-tailored clothing.
     
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