Designer to Deal: Early Fall

Affordable Men's Style 2015

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24 Comments

  • Reply September 28, 2015

    Rt1583

    Keep an eye on Banana Republic for a top coat also. They generally have something on offer every year and if you’re patient enough you can get it for 40% at one of their many sales.

  • Reply September 28, 2015

    Jeff H

    Men’s Warehouse regularly has 50-60% off top coats. I picked up a really nice charcoal Calvin Klein coat for $220 or so a few seasons back.

  • Reply September 28, 2015

    techorama

    So….errr…what makes the Tom Ford sneakers so amazing?

    • Reply September 28, 2015

      Andrew

      Beats me!

      • Reply September 28, 2015

        Chris Eyestone

        Wondering the same – maybe just the TF name itself!

  • Reply September 28, 2015

    Dennis Swender

    Are “boat shoes” cool for fall? I finally found some Sebagos that fit my wide foot. How do socks work with boat shoes?

    • Reply September 28, 2015

      Andrew

      Boat shoes can work in fall. Generally people say to never wear socks with boat shoes, but that’s usually with shorts. If you’re wearing them with pants, more like loafers, it may work.

      • Reply September 29, 2015

        Dennis Swender

        today we are sockless.
        I may get some of those really low cut socks – I hear they help with sweat.

    • Reply September 28, 2015

      Dave S

      Harder to pull of but a darker brown would work with denim. If it’s too cold to go sockless think about some thicker, textured socks in a wintery shade like grey or brown. I tend to pack up my Sperry’s when it gets too cold. The topsider sneaker is a good replacement

    • Reply October 6, 2015

      Duke Pandzic

      I wear boat shoes and socks all the time with pants. The only exception is typically the summer. I usually wear some sort of dress sock with them to work, works well with a lighter business casual environment.

  • Reply September 28, 2015

    Max K

    stay away from J Shoes like the plague- better options at that price point

    • Reply September 28, 2015

      bhoe

      Could you elaborate on your experience and the other options you mention? I’ve never heard of J shoes, but like the slightly dressier aspects on the design.

      • Reply October 4, 2015

        Max K

        http://i.imgur.com/pgcV7WJ.jpg- the shoes on the right are the same color- but came in different. the construction are poor- sole is glued on. If you want the ones on left or far right- you can have them cheap from me if you can stomach the plague LOL-http://imgur.com/a/Ttscm

  • Reply September 28, 2015

    Kev

    Anyone know if those Ralph Lauren chukkas are any good? I’m on a college student budget, and I was originally planning to save up for a pair of Clark’s Original Desert Boot in Beeswax. How is the quality of the Ralph Lauren’s compared to the Clark’s?

  • Reply September 29, 2015

    Cody Martin

    Is anyone else having trouble finding combatgent’s topcoat? The link sends you to a blank page, and its not in their site directory anymore.

    • Reply September 29, 2015

      Andrew

      Looks like maybe it sold out. Bummer.

  • Reply September 29, 2015

    Daniel

    Doesn’t a topcoat (overcoat) make you look shorter if you’re less than 6′ tall?

    • Reply September 29, 2015

      Andrew

      Like a lot of things, it has to do with proper fit and proportion. If it fits correctly it’s not going to make you look anything but sharp.

  • Reply September 29, 2015

    Serafin Nunez

    Nice job! This guy on a teacher’s budget is very appreciative.

  • Reply October 6, 2015

    Duke Pandzic

    Easy to wear Chinos that are comfortable and actually surprisingly durable are American Eagle. No major logos showing and can be thrown into the washer and dryer with no worries. Not the dressier but a great casual pair. I have them in various colors. These are a bit more budget friendly especially if you catch them on sale.

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