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Old 03-15-2009, 03:16 PM   #76
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Re: EDF Fashion (and Fashion Deals) Thread

I like the washes on boot-cut jeans better, because I feel like almost all of the dark jeans I like are boot-cut. Is there a ballpark leg opening width I should stay below if I just want to wear normal shoes?
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:44 PM   #77
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Choosing a boot-cut because you like the wash is like choosing an entree because you like the garnish. Maybe you just need to look around more so you have a better selection. Jeans come in all kinds of washes and different cuts. The width on the opening is relative to your size, but you should be able to eyeball it. Just get what looks good to you.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:55 PM   #78
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KLJ - Ideal hem width is proportionate to the size of the waist. With jeans, I stick to 7.75"-8.25" hems as a size 32. I could probably go to 8.5" in a straight leg or bootcut jean.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #79
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Re: EDF Fashion (and Fashion Deals) Thread

Maybe it's just me, but I don't generally change what shoe I'm wearing if I'm wearing a boot-cut jean. It doesn't seem to be a problem. It's not like they're bell-bottoms.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:32 PM   #80
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Maybe it's just me, but I don't generally change what shoe I'm wearing if I'm wearing a boot-cut jean. It doesn't seem to be a problem. It's not like they're bell-bottoms.
Bootcut jeans and slim shoes like Converse sneakers look bad imo.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:29 PM   #81
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With today being the first day of spring I am looking to get some new shorts, I have been updating my wardrobe a lot over the past few months (mostly stuff from Express) and was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to get quality shorts for less than $50 a pair that Express charges.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:52 AM   #82
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Bootcut jeans and slim shoes like Converse sneakers look bad imo.
Yeah, that's probably true. I may not be a good example, since I have huge feet. Size 14 and super wide, so I can't wear narrow shoes anyway.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:26 PM   #83
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With today being the first day of spring I am looking to get some new shorts, I have been updating my wardrobe a lot over the past few months (mostly stuff from Express) and was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to get quality shorts for less than $50 a pair that Express charges.
marshalls or tj maxx
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:31 AM   #84
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I'm looking for a nice pair of shoes/loafers that can be worn with jeans. Here are a few pairs I like. Do you think these are too casual for jeans, and what are your overall impressions? $500 is my limit and would appreciate any other suggestions.

Option 1

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:01 PM   #85
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#1 & 2 I hate the sole. #3 looks too much like a slipper. #4 is too dressy for jeans IMO, and I would stay away from Cole Haan. Gilt (see my above posts) had a Cole Haan sale last week where I think you could have gotten that loafer for $80 or something. I reluctantly got a pair of CH sneakers because they were only $50 and they look really great. But CH has a very poor reputation for construction. If you have a $300+ budget, you can get some really sweet shoes.

If you're not set on a specific color, These are sold out at the online store, but you can probably find them elsewhere. Rogues Gallery makes really great stuff:

http://roguesgallery.com/store/index...roducts_id=166

The other brand I would suggest is Quoddy. Check out some of their stuff here:

http://www.southwillard.com/designer.../blue-blucher/

If you're looking for a classic loafer, I didn't see them there, but they have them on their home site for under $200:

http://www.quoddytrail.com/Venetians.htm

Those saddle loafers look fantastic.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:08 PM   #86
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I can't believe people still wear boot cut jeans.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:54 PM   #87
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I can't believe people still wear boot cut jeans.
This is trollish and weird as one of the most popular brand/cuts of raw denim is in a boot cut.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:30 AM   #88
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This is trollish and weird as one of the most popular brand/cuts of raw denim is in a boot cut.
nah it's not trollish, he's just attempting to appear knowledgeable about fashion. and i'm sure he is very knowledgeable and looks exactly like all the other tools at styleforum.
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Re: EDF Fashion (and Fashion Deals) Thread

Hi, I don't know much about fashion(or anything else) but I'd like to look good.

So I put on some weight, slowly shedding the pounds but in the meantime my jeans don't really fit.

I used to be fine in a slim/straight 32 and now I'm more of a relaxed 33 or straight 34 type of guy it seems. I went shopping today and man, Neiman Marcus makes me feel like George Costanza.(I'm 5'11 170lbs with zero muscle mass)

So I bought some stuff and I was wondering if it's going to look silly when/if I get back to my target weight of 15X.

I tried on a bunch of stuff and it's weird because stuff like a 34 the waist is clearly loose and a bit much but it fits perfectly on my thighs and ass. I'm half-Hispanic half-Russian so I guess huge thighs/ass is just inevitable. damn you lucky western euros!

Also is being a 32/30 or I guess a 34/30 standard? This is what made me feel like I'm really overweight. Everything was crazy long on me. I know that's sort of the look(or at least I got that feeling looking at Acne's website) but I don't really prefer it. I also wear my jeans super-low fwiw, dangerously close to hairlines.

Trying shorts was the same thing, I'm a 34" ass and a 33" waist, no big deal but I have a feeling losing weight is going to be all from that area so I hope these clothes don't look silly on me.



Here's what I ended up with.







Kickass selvedge jeans and a decent dress shirt I picked up. This and the black shoes are fine right? The shirt has french cuffs, am I best off with some black silk-knots?


Sweet Perry Ellis jeans that fit really well.

AG Heros, these fit really well too. The Salesperson at Neiman Marcus was incredibly helpful and I told her my issue and she just said "Oh, relaxed fit" and things started clicking.


More Perry Ellis jeans.


These for the lighter jeans and shorts.





I grabbed these shirts because I thought they looked neat and they're paper thin which should be nice for the heat.

Are these socks too long for shorts? You guys don't really have to like shorts, that's the opinion I got in OOT, it's fine. I live in Arizona, it gets to 110 degrees in the summer, I'm wearing shorts.

Should I switch the shirts around when I wear these shorts? Would I be better off with plain white crewneck t-shirts? I grabbed some of those as well.

I get the feeling I'm going to be humiliated for this post. Oh wellllllllllll!

edit: wow these shirts make me look muscular, I'm buying some more tomorrow.



oh yeah. So I found this jacket in my closet, don't know whose it is. It's mine now.


I've been wearing it because why not, is this acceptable attire or is this now in the vault with cross-colors and Bugle Boy?

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:35 AM   #90
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nah it's not trollish, he's just attempting to appear knowledgeable about fashion. and i'm sure he is very knowledgeable and looks exactly like all the other tools at styleforum.
boot cut is lame imo
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:32 AM   #91
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What cut of jeans do you prefer?
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:58 AM   #92
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boot cut is lame imo
this is true if you're fat
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:13 PM   #93
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#1 & 2 I hate the sole. #3 looks too much like a slipper. #4 is too dressy for jeans IMO, and I would stay away from Cole Haan. Gilt (see my above posts) had a Cole Haan sale last week where I think you could have gotten that loafer for $80 or something. I reluctantly got a pair of CH sneakers because they were only $50 and they look really great. But CH has a very poor reputation for construction. If you have a $300+ budget, you can get some really sweet shoes.

If you're not set on a specific color, These are sold out at the online store, but you can probably find them elsewhere. Rogues Gallery makes really great stuff:

http://roguesgallery.com/store/index...roducts_id=166

The other brand I would suggest is Quoddy. Check out some of their stuff here:

http://www.southwillard.com/designer.../blue-blucher/

If you're looking for a classic loafer, I didn't see them there, but they have them on their home site for under $200:

http://www.quoddytrail.com/Venetians.htm

Those saddle loafers look fantastic.
Thanks for the input, very much appreciated. I really liked the shoes from Rogues Gallery, but I think it will be too hard to find in my size - 13.

I also really liked the quody saddle loafers, especially #421 Do you think they will be fine to wear with a nice pair of jeans and dress shirt?

Also, thoughts on these?
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:51 PM   #94
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I'm going to defer on the jeans question because I don't own any loafers and I'm just not sure how they look with jeans in general. I would guess that it depends on the jeans and the shirt/jacket. But if you are dead set on loafers, go with the Quoddys and you are off to a great start.

As for that other pair, it's the same deal. The sole looks cheap to me. Maybe it's just me. Although, that sole does give the shoe a more casual look so that may actually work to your advantage if you're wearing them with jeans. I don't know, the Quoddys are 1/2 the price so it seems like a no-brainer.

Whatever you get, you should post pics when you get them. This thread could use some more pics.

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Old 04-01-2009, 08:01 PM   #95
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Bootcut is just not "in" anymore to be honest. Maybe at places like the gap, abercombie, etc it is but if you look at lookbook.nu or http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ it's pretty obvious that this isn't 2004. I prefer a skinny jean myself, I wear these everyday. By everyday I mean everyday. They start out dark and stiff but eventually break in and have natural fades. Obviously these are too tight for most people. Levis makes slim jeans in several fits, I just prefer the super skinnys.

I really like this guys style right here

I imagine that there aren't a lot of hipsters that read 2+2 so I probably alone on this.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:34 PM   #96
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JPantz,

Hipsters are a subculture that think they have style (as a movement) but are just like every other subculture in the standard sheeptastic views they take. Trying to use that as a bolstering point to your argument is quite silly. Style is more than just a simple look that anyone can emulate. There are certain looks that certain people can wear. (I can't wear a fricking cream jacket cause I don't have dark skin. LDO) Whatever. Your post is inane.

You're friend Mr. Schulman photoed this gem three days ago:



There is also a "raw" denim thread in this forum that covers what you're trying to say about the whole "hipster" thing. I'm not going to name any names since I'll likely forget someone who is super knowledgeable and feel bad... But the thread has a wealth of information in it about raw denim with corresponding links to much more gheymo boards, full of wee men. (Nudie makes a line of jeans called Regular Alf, which is a remake of their old Regular Ralf line. This is a very popular style for any line of raw denim. They're boot cut. And not like a little namby pamby boot cut, but a full on man sized boot cut.)

Sly Caveat,

Those weird soles are the hallmark of "Driving Shoes". I do agree with your analysis of how they're more casual. I don't really like the one's En Passant picked out, nor do I really like driving shoes at all, so I'll refrain for picking any out. Here is link that is pretty empty:

http://men.style.com/gq/fashion/styleguy/shoes/489

En Passant,

I wouldn't wear loafers with jeans ever. Atleast not shiny penny/tassel loafers. Though I abhor those shoes in general. I wear monk straps or some chocolate laceups depending on how much I want to dress up/what else I'm wearing. I'm a big fan of the monk straps in a brown for a dress casual shoe. You can take them either way with great ease.

Keep in mind that the shinier the shoe, the dressier it is. (General rule caveat.)
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #97
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Thanks Thremp. It's not that I'm sold on loafers/drivers, I just want something I can wear out with jeans and a nice dress shirt. I will look into your suggestions.
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jesus, skinny jeans are disgusting.
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Thanks Thremp. It's not that I'm sold on loafers/drivers, I just want something I can wear out with jeans and a nice dress shirt. I will look into your suggestions.
Drivers are very stylish. They're just... not my thing. If I was an elderly Italian man, I'd have a full collection of ascots/scarves/driving shoes. But I'm not, so I don't.

Another quick suggestion, you might want to try some slip ons:

http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/cat...ctGroup=243462

I have a similar shoe though its a darker brown with a matte finish instead of that creepy gloss look. You might want to root around and see what else you can find in that look. In general I'd just stay away from anything that looks 1) dressy 2) what someone's dad would wear.
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