Originally Posted by alexei
Looking for where to buy a fabric brush to brush wool pants/suits, what kind of brush to buy:
Not my dry cleaner I asked today. Anyone else?
Kent brushes, they have an outlet on the e-bay!
Originally Posted by apropos
Yes, there is:
1. Place shoe on carpet
2. Bonus points for artfully arranging them
3. Take photos
4. Show off to 'friends' on SF
(and the optional 5th-7th step)
5. Sell on SF for massive loss
6. Justify loss as 'part of learning process'
7. Purchase shoes from an English maker, preferably with a Long and Illustrious History
condition, cream and light shine;
and so on
Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
This just hit my local Barnes & Noble and I read through most of it last night. Overall very well done. Generally good advice. I do have some issues though...
1. They give the typical advice that if you buy one pair then make it black lace-ups. Uh no. I think brown shoes are more versatile and stylish. I'm not sure why GQ goes down this road after a brilliant quote from Domenico Vacca who also recommends a...
Originally Posted by krawlxx
The caps of my black leather lace-ups have small, spiderweb cracks. I don't think it's the leather that's actually cracking as the shoes are good quality, and fairly new. Instead, I think it's from too much polish. If I accidently scuff my shoe, or push on it, the cracking spreads out from the point that pressure was applied.
I don't polish my own shoes, as a man in my office tower comes around, and for $20 a month,...
Originally Posted by kolecho
2m is adequate for jackets, even if they are patterned, unless you are very large and tall.
He said he is a 46 L (assuming anglo-saxon measure) he is tall and not small!
Originally Posted by texas_jack
I skimmed this thread but I'm just too lazy to keep going. How much fabric does one need for a single breasted jacket in about 46L? A 46L suit?
To be sure 4m for the suit, 2 m for the SB jacket, 2.2 if it has plaid (for the pattern matching). There are some tailor that can do that with less, but that is the safe side.
I tend to do it once a year - normally before storage (late spring for fall/winter, autumn for summer wear, except for the linen pants that are washed at home, air dried and pressed by yours truly).
When needed, I do the necessary touch up, or they go to the tailor for a sponge and press. But it depends on usage and accidents.