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    I’m in court this morning for a case management conference, and there’s a lawyer here on another matter, who is wearing a really great suit that is tailored perfectly.

    Maybe one of the best I’ve ever seen. Makes my BB suit look like a rag

    Would it be weird to ask him who made his suit and who his tailor is?


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    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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      Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
      I’m in court this morning for a case management conference, and there’s a lawyer here on another matter, who is wearing a really great suit that is tailored perfectly.

      Maybe one of the best I’ve ever seen. Makes my BB suit look like a rag

      Would it be weird to ask him who made his suit and who his tailor is?


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      Nope! I’d ask away.

      Ps. Please share with us the maker of his suit.


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        Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
        I’m in court this morning for a case management conference, and there’s a lawyer here on another matter, who is wearing a really great suit that is tailored perfectly.

        Maybe one of the best I’ve ever seen. Makes my BB suit look like a rag

        Would it be weird to ask him who made his suit and who his tailor is?


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        Is it the suit or the tailoring that sets it apart most? I really feel that great tailoring is crucial. I'm a smedium so take quite a bit of my purchases to my tailor, just to get them to the right size. But he's so good that by the time he's finished, even something that I originally thought was the right size looks very different. He can make the cheapest stuff look great.

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          Originally posted by Rbirnie View Post
          Nope! I’d ask away.

          Ps. Please share with us the maker of his suit.


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          Originally posted by JohnR View Post
          Is it the suit or the tailoring that sets it apart most? I really feel that great tailoring is crucial. I'm a smedium so take quite a bit of my purchases to my tailor, just to get them to the right size. But he's so good that by the time he's finished, even something that I originally thought was the right size looks very different. He can make the cheapest stuff look great.
          I didn't ask. I felt too weird.

          Funny thing was that he was wearing this amazing suit, guy probably mid-40's, and then I noticed that instead of a sharp briefcase, he had a backpack. I thought that was strange.
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            Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
            I didn't ask. I felt too weird.

            Funny thing was that he was wearing this amazing suit, guy probably mid-40's, and then I noticed that instead of a sharp briefcase, he had a backpack. I thought that was strange.
            I always cringe when I see that, too. It's a "one of these things is not like the other" moment. I carry a nice over-the-shoulder Tumi but when I travel, I did find myself wanting a backpack occasionally. I found a sharp looking Briggs & Riley that I felt matched up with the rest of my ensemble. Yet I still can't help but think, "I'm all dressed up but I'm carrying a backpack. Feels weird".

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              Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice\guidance on replacements for my current brown leather chukka boots.
              -Brown leather (not burnished, not too dressy or shiny, something that can take a bit of a beating-pebbled is fine, not suede)
              -resoleable
              -leather or rubber soles
              -At least 3 eyelets (so not a true chukka I guess) but no more than 5
              -toe shape and lines that make them nice enough to wear dressy casual
              -plain toe (no caps or perforations)
              -luckily can say price is not a concern

              I'm having a heck of a time finding what I'm looking for.

              Thanks in advance.

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                Originally posted by BoM View Post
                Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice\guidance on replacements for my current brown leather chukka boots.
                -Brown leather (not burnished, not too dressy or shiny, something that can take a bit of a beating-pebbled is fine, not suede)
                -resoleable
                -leather or rubber soles
                -At least 3 eyelets (so not a true chukka I guess) but no more than 5
                -toe shape and lines that make them nice enough to wear dressy casual
                -plain toe (no caps or perforations)
                -luckily can say price is not a concern

                I'm having a heck of a time finding what I'm looking for.

                Thanks in advance.
                Herring may have some pairs that fit your bill. They have several with three eyelets, which isn't common.

                https://www.herringshoes.co.uk/searc...keyword_search
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                  Originally posted by BoM View Post
                  Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice\guidance on replacements for my current brown leather chukka boots.
                  -Brown leather (not burnished, not too dressy or shiny, something that can take a bit of a beating-pebbled is fine, not suede)
                  -resoleable
                  -leather or rubber soles
                  -At least 3 eyelets (so not a true chukka I guess) but no more than 5
                  -toe shape and lines that make them nice enough to wear dressy casual
                  -plain toe (no caps or perforations)
                  -luckily can say price is not a concern

                  I'm having a heck of a time finding what I'm looking for.

                  Thanks in advance.
                  Did you see these from AE?

                  https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m...chukka&start=1

                  Carmina will probably make these for you in brown instead of burgundy, with their customization program:

                  https://www.carminashoemaker.us/mens...n-burgundy-905

                  Oh yes, start here for Carmina; you will get exactly what you want:

                  https://www.carminashoemaker.us/cust...ts/product2459
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                    Thank you for the suggestions. I had never heard of Carmina, very cool to be able to customize to that level. It would be nice to find some that I could try in person before buying. Shoes fit my right foot much different than my left (old injury). Loake has a few that seem like they would fit the bill, not super easy to get access in person though.

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                      Originally posted by BoM View Post
                      Thank you for the suggestions. I had never heard of Carmina, very cool to be able to customize to that level. It would be nice to find some that I could try in person before buying. Shoes fit my right foot much different than my left (old injury). Loake has a few that seem like they would fit the bill, not super easy to get access in person though.
                      Not sure where you are, but Carmina has a store in NYC:

                      45e E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

                      Given the prices they charge for customized shoes, I'm sure they would be helpful on the phone as well.

                      Also, I think they carry them at Barney's in New York, San Francisco, and Beverly Hills.

                      https://www.carminashoemaker.us/store-locator

                      Oops . . . my bad. Barney's is going out of business. They have some other US locations if you follow the link.
                      Last edited by mebejoseph; January 18, 2020, 12:21 PM.
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                        Originally posted by BoM View Post
                        Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice\guidance on replacements for my current brown leather chukka boots.
                        -Brown leather (not burnished, not too dressy or shiny, something that can take a bit of a beating-pebbled is fine, not suede)
                        -resoleable
                        -leather or rubber soles
                        -At least 3 eyelets (so not a true chukka I guess) but no more than 5
                        -toe shape and lines that make them nice enough to wear dressy casual
                        -plain toe (no caps or perforations)
                        -luckily can say price is not a concern

                        I'm having a heck of a time finding what I'm looking for.

                        Thanks in advance.
                        I love shopping for shoes on the internet, so here are a few more pairs I've found that more or less fit your description:


                        https://www.cobbler-union.com/collec...eum-brown-soho

                        Highly recommend Cobbler Union shoes.


                        https://www.shoepassion.com/mens-boots/no-601.html

                        https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m...chukka&start=1


                        https://meermin.com/in_en/1014681617...-e-marron.html

                        https://meermin.com/in_en/1014681120...alf-g-oak.html

                        https://www.jackerwin.com/collection...12411168161878

                        https://www.magnanni.com/shoes/boots/mundo-brown.html
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                          This may seem like a dumb question, but Pearl & Co shoes for BB are in US, not UK sizes right?

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                            I own AE Daltons in 10.5 E and they fit great. Just ordered Fifth Ave in 10.5 E and they fit like a vise. Wore for ten minutes and my feet still hurt 12 hrs later.

                            Anyone own both Daltons in 10.5 E and an AE 65 last shoe that’s comfortable? Or anyone suggest a conversion formula? Based on how it felt, thinking I need to go from 10.5 E to a 10 EEE... ?

                            Thanks all!


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                              Originally posted by ryn View Post
                              This may seem like a dumb question, but Pearl & Co shoes for BB are in US, not UK sizes right?
                              Yea they are US size. Don't know if Peal are still made by C&J though.

                              Originally posted by JayS View Post
                              I own AE Daltons in 10.5 E and they fit great. Just ordered Fifth Ave in 10.5 E and they fit like a vise. Wore for ten minutes and my feet still hurt 12 hrs later.

                              Anyone own both Daltons in 10.5 E and an AE 65 last shoe that’s comfortable? Or anyone suggest a conversion formula? Based on how it felt, thinking I need to go from 10.5 E to a 10 EEE... ?

                              Thanks all!


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                              Daltons are on the 511 last which is wider than the 65 last. I have heard of people sizing down then up a width but I did not do that so am not much of a help.

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                                Does anyone have experience with the technical suits from Ministry of Supply? I am intrigued by the technical fabrics and was hoping to get a Dappered review before pulling the trigger.

                                Thanks!

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