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I need a reliable online source for shoelaces for my dress shoes ... the high quality, waxed laces (rather than the cheap-o ones I can find at Walmart and the other similar retailers in my area.) Many thanks in advance ...
I've had lots of good work done at Oakridge. They are very busy, so yes, there IS a waiting time.
I haven't pulled the trigger on a MTM/bespoke suit from either yet ... life keeps getting in the way and the money goes elsewhere, LOL ... one of these days I will. Interesting that Oakridge may not be doing custom work anymore ... but I was thinking of asking them to do a vest for me sometime soon, so maybe I'll get the goods straight from the horse's mouth, as it were.I know that they do "turn away work" in the sense that people show up and ask for quick-turnaround...
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I can't take it back as it was a close-out sale (many years ago back when I was fatter and didn't understand my proper size too well.) The material is so thick and wonderful ... not like the overly-shaved thin stuff you normally see nowadays ...that buying a different coat isn't an option. But thanks, I'll see what a good leather craftsman can do.
I managed to get my hands on a lovely Schott shearling jacket ... shawl collar and raglan sleeves ... at an absolute steal of a price. Unfortunately, the jacket is several sizes too large for me to wear, and looks like an absolute tent on me. Other than that, I absolutely love it, and the shearling itself is so thick and wonderful ... the sort of stuff I never see ... that I'd love to salvage the jacket. Is this something that a good leather specialist can do? Knock...
My condolences on the VCS headaches. I've used Oakridge Tailors and Townline Tailors (downtown) for alterations with great success. I'm thinking of having of (or both?? ) of them make me a custom suit ... Has anyone out there had experience with Oakridge and/or Townline in terms of making them a custom suit?
I've had them hem some suits from STP for me, and agree they are very nice to deal with. I had the same experience getting them to pin my sleeves and pants as short as I wanted, but once we got over the initial discussion (and once I cam back a second time and he could see that I really liked it that way) we were fine. I get the impression that most of his customers like sleeves and pants to be longer, no doubt the same with other tailors, so the occasional odd duck who...
Quote: Originally Posted by Mal Yea, personally if it was my top-5 it'd be replaced with a navy sportcoat. Where do people work that they have to wear suits absolutely all the time? I interviewed at a bunch of the top Canadian law firms last year, and many of the students were wearing business casual. Forget what the other students were wearing ... what were the partners wearing?
Quote: Originally Posted by CalTex bump, waiting for an answer. The only one that comes to my mind is, its the default for many people and too plain??? The "why not a black suit" question has been debated over and over again here ... well, not so much "debated" as "hated on" with most members solidly against them. I'll offer two reasons that come to mind ... 1. far too many cheap & poorly made suits at the bottom-end of the...
Quote: Originally Posted by RSS Do you suggest one umbrella per watch? Say I have fifteen Swiss watches ... do I buy 15 SAB umbrellas? Yes, of course. One for each watch. Quote: Originally Posted by Reevolving A $50 Timex is just as stylish as a $500 Sekio or a $5000 Rolex. They are look identical from 3 feet away, and certainly from across a table. Watches serve one main purpose: logo flaunting...
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