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    New Job - Upgrading Wardrobe

    I have been away from Dappered for a while...but I got a new job as an assistant principal and I am looking to make a few upgrades to my wardrobe, shifting to a bit more of a shirt and tie look. I have been searching for years for a plain black pair of shoes. I checked these out at Nordstrom today but felt the toe may be a bit too "boxy." I am digging the boots that were on the front page today. Also interested in these for something slightly more casual.

    I am really struggling with pants. I have always worn the Jcrew Broken in Chinos, but that won't be quite dressy enough. I snagged a pair of the Ludlow 4 season wool pants on super sale today, I am interested in a few more pairs of wool pants or a dressier option than the chinos I used to wear. I picked up a 3/99 deal from Charles Tyrwhitt, going to make sure sizing is right before ordering any more from them.

    TLDR...New job = new wardrobe, need black shoes/casualish brown shoes, dress pants...

    Thoughts?

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    I don't think you NEED black shoes if you don't want them. But if you do, I think the shoes you linked to are good looking in both brown and black--but don't forget that the Nordstrom summer sale is coming up soon. Maybe they will get reduced.

    Also, don't overlook Nordstrom Rack. They have a number of shoes in that price range that look similar, including some Allen Edmonds for $160:

    https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/M...t=most_popular

    And Allen Edmonds has a great sale on the Whitney cap toe model right now, if you like that--only $127, marked down from $425!

    https://www.allenedmonds.com/outlet/...lucher%2FDerby

    They have some other models on sale right now in that price range as well.

    And don't forget they have 15% off your first purchase if you sign up for the mailing list.
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    The general shape of those shoes is quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    I don't think you NEED black shoes if you don't want them. But if you do, I think the shoes you linked to are good looking in both brown and black--but don't forget that the Nordstrom summer sale is coming up soon. Maybe they will get reduced.

    Also, don't overlook Nordstrom Rack. They have a number of shoes in that price range that look similar, including some Allen Edmonds for $160:

    https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/M...t=most_popular

    And Allen Edmonds has a great sale on the Whitney cap toe model right now, if you like that--only $127, marked down from $425!

    https://www.allenedmonds.com/outlet/...lucher%2FDerby

    They have some other models on sale right now in that price range as well.

    And don't forget they have 15% off your first purchase if you sign up for the mailing list.

    Awesome, I picked up the Whitney plain toe. Now onto pants...thanks for your suggestions!

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    They arenít cheap, but the wool dress pants from the tie bar are probably the best dress pants Iíve bought in the past few years. $75 a pair and they are never on sale but they are far better quality than my j crew and BR wool dress pants Iíve purchased. They also have a tint bit of stretch added in for extra comfort.

    https://www.thetiebar.com/product/PNT-3653-0445

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidw25 View Post
    Awesome, I picked up the Whitney plain toe. Now onto pants...thanks for your suggestions!
    Oh yes--forgot about the plain toe. And I have some right here that I purchase for my son. Glad you like them. I'm not a big fan of the plain toe--but I guess a lot of people like them. My son and you, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abh159 View Post
    They aren’t cheap, but the wool dress pants from the tie bar are probably the best dress pants I’ve bought in the past few years. $75 a pair and they are never on sale but they are far better quality than my j crew and BR wool dress pants I’ve purchased. They also have a tint bit of stretch added in for extra comfort.

    https://www.thetiebar.com/product/PNT-3653-0445
    That isn't a bad price for wool trousers. I quite like these on Amazon (I have five pairs), and they are about the same price.

    Never mind--they are mostly sold out.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Oh yes--forgot about the plain toe. And I have some right here that I purchase for my son. Glad you like them. I'm not a big fan of the plain toe--but I guess a lot of people like them. My son and you, for example.
    Yeah, the reason I go with plain toe is that schools tend to be very conservative when it comes to dress. Having nice shoes is already something that draws attention, wearing shoes with a wingtip or brouging ends up screaming out.

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    Lands End year rounders are a decent wool trouser that wont break the bank and wear well.

    https://www.landsend.com/products/me...sers/id_200237

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    Quote Originally Posted by abh159 View Post
    They arenít cheap, but the wool dress pants from the tie bar are probably the best dress pants Iíve bought in the past few years. $75 a pair and they are never on sale but they are far better quality than my j crew and BR wool dress pants Iíve purchased. They also have a tint bit of stretch added in for extra comfort.

    https://www.thetiebar.com/product/PNT-3653-0445
    That's interesting - I would never have guessed that about the quality. Thanks.

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