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Old 08-11-2015, 05:32 PM   #21
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wtf is the difference between hangers?!?

and that's the issue, I'm pressed for space so I'm in a quandry. Unless these fancy magical hangers really do the trick
They absolutely work, but they can be really pricey. I know Hanger Project's stuff is great.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:36 PM   #22
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wtf is the difference between hangers?!?

and that's the issue, I'm pressed for space so I'm in a quandry. Unless these fancy magical hangers really do the trick
Just don't use the hangers with the spaces on the top and you'll be fine. If you want to be really anal (which you don't, you're not that type) you get thick strong wooden hangers.

There's a certain way you're supposed to hang sweaters that you're probably not doing:

https://snapguide.com/guides/hang-a-sweater/

I don't do that bc it's too much work tbh. I just use hangers without the holes and I'm fine. But that's technically what you're supposed to do.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:18 PM   #23
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You can get a decent quantity of pretty good wooden hangers from Target on the cheap. That's what I use. I fold sweaters because hanging them stretches them out at weird places no matter what hangers you have, but I might try that trick bbd posted.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:41 AM   #24
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I need new fancy shoes. Im going to buy a new gray suit and I need new shoes to go with them. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:55 AM   #25
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Do you have any nice shoes at the moment? If not, a pair of black plain captoe oxfords is the way to go.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:21 PM   #26
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i'm looking for some sexy reddish walnut wingtips for an october wedding under 200. paging @rob s

been waiting for some sale on a quality brand but no luck so far.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:40 PM   #27
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i'm looking for some sexy reddish walnut wingtips for an october wedding under 200. paging @rob s

been waiting for some sale on a quality brand but no luck so far.
lol. reddish/walnut is very confusing to me. Do you want walnut (light brown), burgundy (purple/red) or straight up red?

Also, casual wear or work wear?
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:58 PM   #28
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lol. reddish/walnut is very confusing to me. Do you want walnut (light brown), burgundy (purple/red) or straight up red?

Also, casual wear or work wear?
walnut or dark chili. it'd just be for special occasions or those days when i wanna feel dapper as fuck.
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:44 PM   #29
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walnut or dark chili. it'd just be for special occasions or those days when i wanna feel dapper as fuck.
Allen Edmonds is basically the only reputable brand you can get for ~$200. The good news is that chili and walnut are their 2 best colors imo. Just wait for a seconds sale and you can snag them at a steep discount.

These are 2 decent options:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/wi...ip-oxford-shoe

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline..._-1?style=4555
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:06 PM   #30
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Rob I'm thinking about getting another pair of Kent Wangs. Talk me out of it.
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Rob I'm thinking about getting another pair of Kent Wangs. Talk me out of it.
I am not the guy to go to for that haha. Although I could try to talk you into another brand. Which pair?
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:12 PM   #32
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I am not the guy to go to for that haha. Although I could try to talk you into another brand. Which pair?
http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/handgr...y-loafer.html#

I need a pair of dark brown loafers, but I don't want to spend that much for them. But I also don't want to get AEs bc I already have a bunch of them, I want a different brand. My other pair of Kents are my best pair of shoes so I do trust the brand.
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:39 PM   #33
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http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/handgr...y-loafer.html#

I need a pair of dark brown loafers, but I don't want to spend that much for them. But I also don't want to get AEs bc I already have a bunch of them, I want a different brand. My other pair of Kents are my best pair of shoes so I do trust the brand.
DC Lewis makes great stuff for sure.

Carmina is kind of a bargain now though w/ the EUR way down. Standard calf shoes are going for about the same price as AE firsts, which is a steal. They have some really stylish lasts. I'd encourage you to look around their online store or Skoaktiebolaget (which has very low prices on Carminas).

You could look into Enzo Bonafe as well. Really great up and coming Italian maker. They don't have an online shop right now. I know Leffot in NYC stocks them as does Skoaktiebolaget, but neither of those options give you the EUR advantage.

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DC Lewis makes great stuff for sure.

Carmina is kind of a bargain now though w/ the EUR way down. Standard calf shoes are going for about the same price as AE firsts, which is a steal. They have some really stylish lasts. I'd encourage you to look around their online store or Skoaktiebolaget (which has very low prices on Carminas).

You could look into Enzo Bonafe as well. Really great up and coming Italian maker. They don't have an online shop right now. I know Leffot in NYC stocks them as does Skoaktiebolaget, but neither of those options give you the EUR advantage.
Dammit Rob, now you got me looking at some Carmina Oxfords. I'm not a fan of their loafers but their oxfords are nice.

Enzo makes some nice stuff. How much do they go for on avg? If it's reasonable I might go check them out.
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Enzo Bonafe usually goes for $500 - 600 for standard models in calf.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:08 PM   #36
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Alright nvm then haha.

At that point I rather just splurge on some G&Gs.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:27 PM   #37
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Is there anything cheaper than AE that is really worthwhile? Still on the college budget.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:29 PM   #38
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Is there anything cheaper than AE that is really worthwhile? Still on the college budget.
Not particularly. Though AE has huge bi-yearly sales on seconds including a 2 for $200/$250 deal that you could wait for.

If you can't swing at least $150 or so, you're better off just buying something cheap-ish that has a decent shape to it.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:35 PM   #39
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I think AEs are your safest bet, like Rob said you can get seconds for a solid price.

But whatever you get, the key is to maintain them. You can make a cheap pair of shoes last well beyond their years if you just take care of them. Shoe trees, avoid the rain/snow, polish once a month, and you'll be fine. Maybe change out the laces when they start getting worn.

I have a pair of old Stacy Adams that were like 50 bucks, they actually look very nice even though the sole is cheap, but I maintain them the same way I do with my AEs and they've lasted much longer than any pair I've had previously before I started actually caring about shoes.
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Allen Edmonds is basically the only reputable brand you can get for ~$200. The good news is that chili and walnut are their 2 best colors imo. Just wait for a seconds sale and you can snag them at a steep discount.

These are 2 decent options:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/wi...ip-oxford-shoe

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline..._-1?style=4555
that's because i was using their shoes as a pseudo-guide. ae is probably too much since i can't anticipate them having another sale within the next month.

thanks for the help rob! you only help the rich.
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