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    Originally posted by gochrisgo View Post
    I bought the new AE Bleecker Street boots today at their sale: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...000001_-1_8498. I have been looking for pretty basic black boots that can go from work to jeans and casual.
    Can you post a review when you get them? I'm very interested, but will probably do seconds when I get around to it.

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      Moss Green Shawl Neck Fisherman sweater! Bought last Saturday in Killareny ireland. Was on sale!

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        Got my Bonobos Milanese cords today from the Hautelook sale.

        They were the straight leg version and to my surprise they fit nearly identical to the slim straight Weekday Wariors I have, with maybe a slightly higher rise.

        Construction quality seems excellent, which has been my personal experience with Bonobos. These cords are cut like a trouser, not jeans, and the pockets all have bar tacks in the right places, belts loops are tucked, nice buttons, etc. and they come pressed with a crease.

        Material is softer than my JCF cords with a finer wale. Would I be able to tell these are $145 cords? Hell no. You would be able to pick out the nicer material easily side by side, but damn, $145 regular price? These are a cool pair of $60 trousers. I like that they've got the dress pants details with the cord material, but could never justify full price for corduroy.

        But for the $60 I paid, I'll wear the heck out of 'em this fall & winter, and if they ever get that low again, I would seriously consider another pair for some variety.

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          Received my brown shell AE Patriot loafers from the 2nds sale today. Can't find anything wrong with them. Right shoe MAY be slightly lighter, but not really noticeable, and seems more like natural leather variation to me.

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            Originally posted by Chadanth View Post
            Can you post a review when you get them? I'm very interested, but will probably do seconds when I get around to it.
            Hey I've worn the Bleecker Streets twice so far and they are pretty great. They are breaking in well and I'm thinking about taking them on a trip to Italy where they'd get lots of wear. I like that they are lower, I think that makes them a bit less warm for wear in the office.

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              Originally posted by andrewlcraft View Post
              Got my Bonobos Milanese cords today from the Hautelook sale.

              They were the straight leg version and to my surprise they fit nearly identical to the slim straight Weekday Wariors I have, with maybe a slightly higher rise.

              Construction quality seems excellent, which has been my personal experience with Bonobos. These cords are cut like a trouser, not jeans, and the pockets all have bar tacks in the right places, belts loops are tucked, nice buttons, etc. and they come pressed with a crease.

              Material is softer than my JCF cords with a finer wale. Would I be able to tell these are $145 cords? Hell no. You would be able to pick out the nicer material easily side by side, but damn, $145 regular price? These are a cool pair of $60 trousers. I like that they've got the dress pants details with the cord material, but could never justify full price for corduroy.

              But for the $60 I paid, I'll wear the heck out of 'em this fall & winter, and if they ever get that low again, I would seriously consider another pair for some variety.
              Good to know. I've got a couple of pairs I the way. I just hope they aren't too slim for me.

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                Ordered three sweaters from BR and they came today. This one is horrible on me (http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...&pid=130196002) and going right back. All of the flecks in the fabric plus the shawl collar plus the front pockets are a whole lot of look on me. Have to return it tomorrow. As a tall guy, I don't have too many reliable sweater options.

                Also got one similar to this (http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...&pid=969892002). I thought it would be the one I wouldn't like, but it's the only one of the three sweaters I'm keeping.

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                  Originally posted by gochrisgo View Post
                  Hey I've worn the Bleecker Streets twice so far and they are pretty great. They are breaking in well and I'm thinking about taking them on a trip to Italy where they'd get lots of wear. I like that they are lower, I think that makes them a bit less warm for wear in the office.
                  What color did you get? I'm thinking of getting them in chili, I don't have anything in that shade right now.
                  Last edited by Chadanth; October 15, 2014, 11:18 PM.

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                    Originally posted by Shomas View Post
                    Good to know. I've got a couple of pairs I the way. I just hope they aren't too slim for me.
                    If they fit you, I think you'll really like them. I wore mine to work and after a day, I can appreciate the fabric more.

                    The fit does seem roomier in the thigh for me, but I'll damned If I can't see a difference in the lower leg and cuff opening. Laying directly on top of my slim Weekday Warriors the cuff is virtually identical, and there is supposed to be an inch difference between the two fits. Honestly, I like how this particular pair fits better than the slim W/W's. I'm learning that I like a higher rise these days....

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                      Originally posted by andrewlcraft View Post
                      If they fit you, I think you'll really like them. I wore mine to work and after a day, I can appreciate the fabric more.

                      The fit does seem roomier in the thigh for me, but I'll damned If I can't see a difference in the lower leg and cuff opening. Laying directly on top of my slim Weekday Warriors the cuff is virtually identical, and there is supposed to be an inch difference between the two fits. Honestly, I like how this particular pair fits better than the slim W/W's. I'm learning that I like a higher rise these days....
                      This sounds perfect. In the slim fits, it's the thighs that are the deal-breaker. The cuff openings are fine.

                      In other news, I recently picked up (and am currently wearing) a Ratio chambray "utility" shirt. It's awesome. I've ordered a few shirts from Ratio, so I have my fit pretty well nailed down. In this one, I asked them to lower the 2nd button a bit (thanks for the suggestion, Joe!) and had them make the collar an unlined, long roll, button-down. This collar (which is not listed as one of their standard options, but is apparently always available) is great for a casual shirt. It's basically the same as the collar on my Kamakura OCBD, which I love. I also had them make it in the short fit so I can wear it untucked if I want. That said, I'm wearing it tucked into a pair of Bonobos Travel Jeans today (jeans Friday in the office) and it's fine that way. Aside from the fit, the collar, and the nice (as always) buttons, the material on this shirt is really nice. It's very soft but substantial, has a nice color, will probably work perfectly for three-and-a-half seasons. Overall, I'm thrilled with how it came out.

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                        [MENTION=3269]Shomas[/MENTION], would you mind posting a picture of the shirt? I've been curious about Ratio shirts for a while. I like the sound of the "special" options you requested too (unlined collar with longer points to button down, lowered second button, etc.)

                        Thanks!

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                          Long time no post, as I've been avoiding y'all so that I kept my spending down. I did however buy a bit of a splurge item for my 30th that's coming up later this month... a pair of Oak Street cap-toe trench boots in natural chromexel ( http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footw...oe-trench-boot ). I was intending to post some pictures of today's first wear, but unfortunately the Tapatalk app is being an asshole (keeps saying I need to change my email... even after I changed my email), so no-can-do.

                          I will say that these boots so far are fantastic. The quality of the construction is readily apparent. They fit my feet well (admittedly it's a little wider than normal shoe, but that's what I need, and I sized down to a 11.5 even though I'm usually a 12... still some room if I want to wear heavier socks, which was my intent) and they're pretty comfortable right out of the box. That being said, I can't wait for these to get broken in a little. The natural chromexel on my pair is a little lighter than the finish that appears in their stock photos, but not by much. It should darken with some wear and develop my own personal patina. Excited to have these in my otherwise pretty basic shoe collection. I bet they'll get a lot of wear in the casual and dressy casual arena where my Clarks DBs usually got all the play.

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                            Originally posted by hornsup84 View Post
                            Long time no post, as I've been avoiding y'all so that I kept my spending down. I did however buy a bit of a splurge item for my 30th that's coming up later this month... a pair of Oak Street cap-toe trench boots in natural chromexel ( http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footw...oe-trench-boot ). I was intending to post some pictures of today's first wear, but unfortunately the Tapatalk app is being an asshole (keeps saying I need to change my email... even after I changed my email), so no-can-do.

                            I will say that these boots so far are fantastic. The quality of the construction is readily apparent. They fit my feet well (admittedly it's a little wider than normal shoe, but that's what I need, and I sized down to a 11.5 even though I'm usually a 12... still some room if I want to wear heavier socks, which was my intent) and they're pretty comfortable right out of the box. That being said, I can't wait for these to get broken in a little. The natural chromexel on my pair is a little lighter than the finish that appears in their stock photos, but not by much. It should darken with some wear and develop my own personal patina. Excited to have these in my otherwise pretty basic shoe collection. I bet they'll get a lot of wear in the casual and dressy casual arena where my Clarks DBs usually got all the play.
                            Those definitely look cool. Congrats.

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                              Originally posted by sabrown View Post
                              [MENTION=3269]Shomas[/MENTION], would you mind posting a picture of the shirt? I've been curious about Ratio shirts for a while. I like the sound of the "special" options you requested too (unlined collar with longer points to button down, lowered second button, etc.)

                              Thanks!
                              Here's a couple of quick and dirty shots to show the fit, fabric, collar, and button stance. I included that side shot so you can see how well the shirt fits through the midsection and how well it stays tucked, despite being shorter fit.



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                                Thanks [MENTION=3269]Shomas[/MENTION]! The shirt looks great, and the fit looks spot on too. It's good to know you can request a shorter size in case you want to wear it untucked, but that it still stays tucked in. I'm consider my picking one up over Christmas. I've wanted to try online MTM for a while.

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