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  • Get Bean boots (one of the insulated versions) and keep a pair of work shoes to switch into at the office.
    Ben

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    • I was able to jump on the deal for Red Wing Beckman's but in a Black Featherstone for $183 shipped! I already have the 1Ks in brown so do you think I will be able to get some good use out the black RW's? I really wanted the Cigar color but maybe Black is not a bad color to have considering I have the 1K's. Thoughts?

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      • I'd get the duck boots or wait for a sale on Sorels (similar).

        I personally was able to snake these in the recent BB sale for this winter; we'll see how they handle some ice and snow on walks to work in DC - http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Hiking...efault,pd.html

        Sadly, they're out of stock but I got 'em for like $85.

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        • Has anyone tried the J.Crew Factory Thompson in Flannel? Looking to add a little warmth this year for another long NYC winter. Curious as to what people's thoughts are. I have a Factory Thompson in Navy Wool and I'm quite happy with it.

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          • Originally posted by bjmcgeever View Post
            I'll vote for tweed too. Depends on your climate tho. I've got this one from JCF and I can only really wear it when its in the 50s, which isn't too often in Houston.
            [MENTION=4719]bjmcgeever[/MENTION] or [MENTION=12680]groomt[/MENTION], what are the wool/nylon percentages on that tweed jacket? The JCF site doesn't say - but at $78 the brown one is pretty tempting.

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            • What do you guys think of these double monks?

              http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3606226?origin=wishlist

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              • Originally posted by JTH View Post
                What do you guys think of these double monks?

                http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3606226?origin=wishlist
                Joe did a review on them a while back.

                I've picked them up in store...but never bought them. They're light, and flexible. No noticeable smell. Would probably make a good pair of beaters if I could ever find them on sale. The reviews about the soles on the Nordstrom site (IIRC) make me iffy about actually buying them at retail.

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                • Is it possible to remove shoulder padding/structure from a jacket/sportcoat, and how much can I expect to pay for it?

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                  • Originally posted by bjmcgeever View Post
                    I'll vote for tweed too. Depends on your climate tho. I've got this one from JCF and I can only really wear it when its in the 50s, which isn't too often in Houston.
                    Hope you were getting your tweed on for the last week or so. Or you could always move to Dallas. I have to travel between the two and it's about 10 degrees colder here than in Houston.

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                    • Originally posted by ELNJ View Post
                      [MENTION=4719]bjmcgeever[/MENTION] or [MENTION=12680]groomt[/MENTION], what are the wool/nylon percentages on that tweed jacket? The JCF site doesn't say - but at $78 the brown one is pretty tempting.
                      90/10, I think. I tried the 100% wool J Crew version and I couldn't even tell a difference. $78 is a steal.

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                      • Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
                        Hope you were getting your tweed on for the last week or so. Or you could always move to Dallas. I have to travel between the two and it's about 10 degrees colder here than in Houston.
                        Indeed I have! I love the cold. We may actually end up in Dallas eventually; both of our families live up there.

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                        • Originally posted by bjmcgeever View Post
                          Indeed I have! I love the cold. We may actually end up in Dallas eventually; both of our families live up there.
                          Born and raised in Houston and now stuck in Dallas... I miss it.

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                          • Originally posted by DapperTexan View Post
                            Born and raised in Houston and now stuck in Dallas... I miss it.
                            How is Dallas? I'm actually moving up there from Puerto Rico in December.

                            Random question; does it get cold enough to wear peacoats and such? Might sound a bit ignorant of me, but I've lived in 80+ F weather all my life.

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                            • Originally posted by idevarona View Post
                              How is Dallas? I'm actually moving up there from Puerto Rico in December.

                              Random question; does it get cold enough to wear peacoats and such? Might sound a bit ignorant of me, but I've lived in 80+ F weather all my life.
                              Its a fine place to live. Smaller than Houston which can be nicer when trying to get around. Texas weather means the forecast every day is highs in 90s lows in the 70s with a 10% chance of rain (kidding). Its North Texas, so it does tend to get a little more wintry by Texas standards. I wear a peacoat on days like the last few (20s-30s) but once its up above 50 just a sweater or cardigan. Maybe a light jacket. Up till Jan/Feb this is most days.

                              Shopping here is pretty good though. Northpark, Galleria, and Allen Outlets. All the necessities and then some.

                              One warning, the city has the highest number of restaurants per capita in the country...which means a lot of terrible eateries that survive on Groupons and good luck. Do your homework and find the gems if you are a foodie.

                              And on behalf of the rest of the state, welcome [emoji5]

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                              • Thank you! Great tips on the shopping and food, as I am definitely a foodie.

                                I opened a thread on this, but seeing as you are a local, might as well ask here: Are there any good local-based leather jacket manufacturers?

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