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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by nicole » 14 Mar 2018, 19:31

Jadagul wrote:
14 Mar 2018, 19:25
Yeah, this was an argument against all non-laced shoes, basically.

I don't just want them to fit, I want them to grip. I want them to be much tighter when I'm wearing them than would physically allow me to put them on or take them off. This is why I carry a shoehorn: I have shoes that I genuinely can't get on without it.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by JD » 16 Mar 2018, 13:36

Shoes without laces just feel weird and wrong to me, like they're slippers or something. (Boots without laces are a different matter. I wear engineer boots about 75% of the time.) Straps..eh, maybe, but they make the whole thing feel too Mary-Jane-ish for me.

Besides, you can personalize your shoes with the lacing - I am a devotee of Ian Fieggen's shoelace site, and I've had Over-Under on my Doc Martens, Straight Bar on my Chuck Taylors, Ladder on an old pair of hiking boots, Bow Tie on dress shoes, etc. and I've even experimented with a fancy Straight Bar/Over-Under combo when I've had the chance to play around with it, although you really need a lot of eyelets to make it work.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by JasonL » 16 Mar 2018, 14:32

Over Under 4 Ever.

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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 17 Mar 2018, 11:36

How one's shoes are tied is the sort of detail that should be left to the valet to decide.

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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Dangerman » 18 Mar 2018, 11:02

How did you feel when your valet went with velcro?

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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Andrew » 18 Mar 2018, 12:45

Dangerman wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 11:02
How did you feel when your valet went with velcro?
He was delighted. Velcro shoes go perfectly with tall white socks.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by JD » 09 Apr 2018, 17:39

A while back at a vintage store I found what I believe is a WWI-era overcoat - wool, double-breasted, with a couple odd patches on the left sleeve, "U.S." stenciled inside and "AJW" and "Arthur" written inside in ink. And for only $40!

I took it to the dry cleaners, and they were a little leery of cleaning it, pointing out that it might be dry-rotted after about 100 years, but it came through just fine, although I think the buttons are going to have to be re-sewn, since the thread is questionable.

It is a very heavy but very warm coat, with a lot of nice touches. You can close it all the way up to your throat for warmth, and while it normally only buttons to about the waist, to let you walk or run freely, it does have a button all the way at the bottom if you want to close it as much as possible. The inside pocket is mounted very high, which makes it easier to get to, and the side pockets have button-able slits so you can get to your pants pockets. The only other thing I could wish for would be a breast pocket.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Kolohe » 09 Apr 2018, 22:06

"U.S." stenciled inside and "AJW" and "Arthur" written inside in ink. And for only $40!
Fancy thrift shops distributing cheap jackets is no basis for a system of government, just so we're clear.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Warren » 10 Apr 2018, 00:47

Kolohe wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 22:06
"U.S." stenciled inside and "AJW" and "Arthur" written inside in ink. And for only $40!
Fancy thrift shops distributing cheap jackets is no basis for a system of government, just so we're clear.
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Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Post by Andrew » 16 May 2018, 18:14

I finally broke down and ordered some new undershirts from Mr Davis. I've been wearing some tone v-necks for a while, but I've either put on upper body muscle (so I like to think) or they've shrunk in the wash, which makes them uncomfortably snug in the shoulders and arms. I've been putting off ordering new ones, though, because it seems like I just bought these and they're in good shape.

I checked the prior order and it was Jan 2015. So I'd say the durability is quite good if you need some undershirts.
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