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  • skylark
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    I'm looking for some black boots to wear in the gross, relentless winter rain we've been getting lately. One of this week's Dappered e-mails mentioned boots, which seemed to be perfect timing. But I have a couple of questions:

    These Aston Grey Chelsea boots look nice - but do the soles have any kind of treads? https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/as...ctiveColor=240

    Also does these Romero boots look better in person? Because the website pic does them no favors https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/john-w-...ot-men/4609502

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  • gochrisgo
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    I work in a pretty casual office in downtown Manhattan. I usually wear button downs and jeans, sometimes with a sport coat or sweater. I try to keep my work look casual but cleaned up and professional.

    These Firenze loafers were one of the first pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes I ever bought. I thought they were a bit weird, beyond my style when I bought them. I thought the metal bit was weird. The salesman told me they would grow on me and he was right. I bought them and loved them for years. I had them re-crafted once and then wore them to death. They were so stretched and scuffed that I didn't think they had another re-craft in them so I reluctantly threw them out. I came to really like the texture of the leather and the bit of shine from the bit.

    Now I see them on clearance on AE for $197.

    So my questions are: Should I buy these same shoes again? Did I make a mistake throwing my first pair out? I assume a bunch of new loafer styles will come out for spring, but this seems like a decent deal and I have a bunch of shoes at re-craft that are taking too long to come back!

    https://www.allenedmonds.com/outlet/...r/SF49980.html

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  • Vic
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    Originally posted by doomx View Post
    The actual pair has the alden commando sole, which is thin enough while maintaining good traction.

    My original question had mostly to do with the looks. Do you think the above, or the one posted here, would work with sports coat/trousers/tie/shirt?
    If that is the case, I would wear them. The link provided stated the boots had double leather soles.

    -Vic

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  • Spex
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    Double post.

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  • Spex
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    Originally posted by doomx View Post
    My original question had mostly to do with the looks. Do you think the above, or the one posted here, would work with sports coat/trousers/tie/shirt?
    I think they would work fine with a tweed sportcoat and flannel trousers. As long as the entire outfit is more casual and not businessy.

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  • doomx
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    Originally posted by doomx View Post
    http://leathersoul.com/2011/09/08/al...-toe-boot-lsw/

    Do you think this shoe could work as tough weather (rain/slush/snow) business casual (=flannels+sports jacket+shirt+tie)?
    Originally posted by theplayerking View Post
    Suede and tough weather are not a great combination.


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    There is a version in chamois which is actually (I just learned this) another word for roughout leather. This makes it very weatherproof and interesting the same time. I have a pair of Chippewas in light brown (snuff?) roughout leather
    and love them.

    Originally posted by Spex View Post
    Suede is supposed to be quite durable (if it's not cheap thin suede, which I doubt Alden's would be). I even read somewhere that suede is one of the original snow boot materials.

    OK, that might not be the absolute best advice, but honestly suede isn't all that bad to maintain. Spray it down with waterproofing spray once in a while, and maintain with a suede eraser and suede brush. I think it's a misconception that it's fragile, for some reason. Heck, it's the hide of an animal. It's not going to melt when it gets wet!
    Since they would be chamois, they wouldn't need extra waterproofing. I have three pairs of suede shoes that I wear commonly in the winter (two of them have dainite soles as well), and the spray works very well. I won't wear them if there is a down pour though.

    Originally posted by Vic View Post
    Considering that it has a double leather sole, I would avoid it for slush/snow work.

    -Vic
    The actual pair has the alden commando sole, which is thin enough while maintaining good traction.

    My original question had mostly to do with the looks. Do you think the above, or the one posted here, would work with sports coat/trousers/tie/shirt?

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  • Vic
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    Originally posted by doomx View Post
    http://leathersoul.com/2011/09/08/al...-toe-boot-lsw/

    Do you think this shoe could work as tough weather (rain/slush/snow) business casual (=flannels+sports jacket+shirt+tie)?
    Considering that it has a double leather sole, I would avoid it for slush/snow work.

    -Vic

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  • Spex
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    Suede is supposed to be quite durable (if it's not cheap thin suede, which I doubt Alden's would be). I even read somewhere that suede is one of the original snow boot materials.

    OK, that might not be the absolute best advice, but honestly suede isn't all that bad to maintain. Spray it down with waterproofing spray once in a while, and maintain with a suede eraser and suede brush. I think it's a misconception that it's fragile, for some reason. Heck, it's the hide of an animal. It's not going to melt when it gets wet!

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  • theplayerking
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    Originally posted by doomx View Post
    http://leathersoul.com/2011/09/08/al...-toe-boot-lsw/

    Do you think this shoe could work as tough weather (rain/slush/snow) business casual (=flannels+sports jacket+shirt+tie)?
    Suede and tough weather are not a great combination.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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  • doomx
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    http://leathersoul.com/2011/09/08/al...-toe-boot-lsw/

    Do you think this shoe could work as tough weather (rain/slush/snow) business casual (=flannels+sports jacket+shirt+tie)?

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  • Rocco
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    Does anyone who has a Schott 740 peacoat know if there is enough material at the cuff to lengthen the sleeves? I would need about an inch.

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  • ianr
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    Originally posted by Ben View Post
    Anyone that's gotten a suit from Spier and Mackay -- how long did it take to ship to you? I ordered one a while back, and it still says "processing" as my status on the website. Just wondering if they are making it, and it takes a while, or if I should give them a call and see whats up.
    I would definitely get in touch with them. They had a problem with their inventory system (I assume with reservations/allocations). In my case, customer service was right on it once I contacted them.

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  • Ben
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    Anyone that's gotten a suit from Spier and Mackay -- how long did it take to ship to you? I ordered one a while back, and it still says "processing" as my status on the website. Just wondering if they are making it, and it takes a while, or if I should give them a call and see whats up.

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  • theplayerking
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    Originally posted by zerostyle View Post
    Can anyone recommend a winter jacket that meets this criteria?
    Not a peacoat (already have one) - want an option I don't have to wear with a scarf
    Suitable for wearing to both a workplace but also bars/restaurants at night (not some crazy ugly puffer jacket)
    Under $200
    Warm enough to wear down to 10-30F or so.
    If you want wool, maybe a duffle coat?


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  • zerostyle
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    Can anyone recommend a winter jacket that meets this criteria?
    Not a peacoat (already have one) - want an option I don't have to wear with a scarf
    Suitable for wearing to both a workplace but also bars/restaurants at night (not some crazy ugly puffer jacket)
    Under $200
    Warm enough to wear down to 10-30F or so.

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