Menswear: trews in 2019


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NigelBenn
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4009 posts since 6/2/08

2 May 2019 20:58
Bass Loafers with slim dark navy chinos and tailored white shirt all day every day.
pentonville
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332 posts since 12/3/12

2 May 2019 21:01
swede wrote:
Sneakysbest wrote: Just buy some Samuel Windsor’s they are like 35/40 quid. Get fucked relatively quickly, but so does stomping round the city in any pair of shoes.

fucking hell awful awful advice do not do this

Laughing out loud

Is the Samúel Windsor scam still going?! Can you buy them anywhere apart from the middle pages of the Daily Mail?
Doogan
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379 posts since 13/4/14

2 May 2019 21:08
Cheers for the DM's shout - would never have considered them.

I've ordered some trews and an Oxford off Arket. Laughing out loud
andymakesglasses
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20087 posts since 26/1/06

posted 3 May 2019 07:12, edited 3 May 2019 07:12
swede wrote: depends what look you are going for…

Do not take shoe advice from this man.

Agree with Mark on the shoes, you can find Loakes for around £140 in some places. Picked up some of their suede brogues 10+ years ago and they're still going strong. Think I got them from one of the outlet shoe places actually (no swede).
MLI
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4133 posts since 6/10/09

3 May 2019 07:20
swede wrote:
Doogan wrote: For the office folk, what shoes do you wear with chinos?

I might start wearing them to work instead of a suit but don't really want to wear my CPs with them as I do now.

depends what look you are going for… I wear doc martens 1461 monos (no yellow stitching). go with everything (except light chinos). so comfy yet so hard wearing. would highly recommend

https://www.drmartens.com/uk/en_gb/p/11839002

dr martens do other styles too. their made in GB versions are a bit less chunky. went for these after rinsing through so many crepe soled shoes like desert boots etc. despite being in an office - wearing shoes 5 days a week and shuffling between meeting rooms, lunch runs etc does actually knacker shoes. can imagine if you're in the rat race on the tube it kills shoes even faster. really is worth investing in a decent pair

In Australia, people that wear Docs with a suit are a special kind of individual. Usually expat British, usually care about clothes to a point, usually used to be punks or like BBC shows.

I rocked my Alden All Weather Walkers today coz it was raining. I stepped in a flood stream that I thought was shallower, anyway the water flow was over toe height and I anticipated that wet sock feeling, didn't happen, completely dry Cool. These bastards took forever to break in but it was a good test for them today and they actually lived up to their name. Been rockin for 3 years prolly once a week and bought used. Crepe sole is black as fuck, still thick tho and the upper got a few scrapes but still tons of life left.

Buy good shoes and rotate.
swede
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7627 posts since 21/3/09

3 May 2019 07:47
I don't wear docs with a suit. just dark chinos and a shirt
Blofeld
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134 posts since 30/12/15

posted 3 May 2019 07:52, edited 3 May 2019 07:52
I would imagine an office going from business formal to business casual would see most employees err on the side of caution and go for slightly more formal wear, at least to begin with. Business casual is going to mean different things office to office, but one thing is always true - you want to stand out for the right reasons. And personally when I look sharp, I feel sharper, and really feel like I work better.

I love DM 1461s, but I'd imagine some Loake brogues/chelseas/derbies (the 771 suede a personal favourite) with some Dainite soles would be just as comfortable, and look smarter. And as has already been mentioned, they don't have to cost too much more either (~£100 'new without box' on eBay, ~£150 if you get a store deal).
swede
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7627 posts since 21/3/09

3 May 2019 07:54
completely valid points and I agree with you blofeld
Doogan
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379 posts since 13/4/14

3 May 2019 14:06
Some good advice, cheers.

pentonville
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332 posts since 12/3/12

3 May 2019 20:37
Discount Shoe Sales in Victoria for shoes. Allow the name
Doogan
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379 posts since 13/4/14

3 May 2019 22:24
Blofeld wrote: I would imagine an office going from business formal to business casual would see most employees err on the side of caution and go for slightly more formal wear, at least to begin with. Business casual is going to mean different things office to office, but one thing is always true - you want to stand out for the right reasons. And personally when I look sharp, I feel sharper, and really feel like I work better.

I love DM 1461s, but I'd imagine some Loake brogues/chelseas/derbies (the 771 suede a personal favourite) with some Dainite soles would be just as comfortable, and look smarter. And as has already been mentioned, they don't have to cost too much more either (~£100 'new without box' on eBay, ~£150 if you get a store deal).

The suede loakes look spot on for what I'm after.
DuffMan
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14232 posts since 21/2/07

4 May 2019 16:53
Anyone seen any nice blue / navy jumbo cords around?
swede
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7627 posts since 21/3/09

4 May 2019 17:05
duffman check these - https://adaysmarch.co.uk/shop/trousers/relaxed-trousers-corduroy-navy

good price point too

cords not ideal in summer though. very very warm
DuffMan
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14232 posts since 21/2/07

4 May 2019 17:11
Nice those - smallest size is a 33" waist though? Probably be a touch big.
swede
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7627 posts since 21/3/09

5 May 2019 08:51
surely that’s not true… they’ve got a store in soho. try em out
Doogan
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379 posts since 13/4/14

7 May 2019 12:16
Blofeld wrote: I would imagine an office going from business formal to business casual would see most employees err on the side of caution and go for slightly more formal wear, at least to begin with. Business casual is going to mean different things office to office, but one thing is always true - you want to stand out for the right reasons. And personally when I look sharp, I feel sharper, and really feel like I work better.

I love DM 1461s, but I'd imagine some Loake brogues/chelseas/derbies (the 771 suede a personal favourite) with some Dainite soles would be just as comfortable, and look smarter. And as has already been mentioned, they don't have to cost too much more either (~£100 'new without box' on eBay, ~£150 if you get a store deal).

Just bought the suede 771s from Loakes in Edinburgh. Superb shoes and great service from the shop. Will definitely go back there.
D9
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44 posts since 5/11/09

posted 8 May 2019 19:20, edited 8 May 2019 19:20
mm
Blofeld
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134 posts since 30/12/15

posted 12 May 2019 19:11, edited 12 May 2019 19:11
excellent!
Doogan
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379 posts since 13/4/14

12 May 2019 22:17
Possibly for the nankid thread… I ordered two pairs of slimfit chinos from Gap. 40% off orders until tomorrow.