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I've been looking for a shoe similar to this one for some time: http://www.shoeparlor.com/Merchant/DslDaveBlk236.jpg The model above is the "Dave" from Diesel, the upper looks like a football (soccer) shoe with the sole from a driving shoe.  Unusual, trendy, but not exactly what I'm looking for.  Actually I would be happy with the shoe above but the quality is rather low - I know not to expect a lot out of an $80 mass produced shoe, but I'm looking for something that...
I presume you're wearing the right size, right? Hanes are not meant to be worn super fitted... I can't help with specific brands, but some info on the stretch problem... unless you have a T with stretch, the neck hole will ALWAYS have to be much bigger than the neck itself (i.e since your head is bigger than your neck - usually 9-10 inches difference.) Therefore, a proper T cannot have a neckhole that's a perfect circle - it'll never fit over the head (i.e. as with...
Designer pieces rarely have a high quality/price ratio. It's a fact of life, you're paying for a name, runway shows, marketing, yachts, coke for models, etc. etc. For example, a typical BOSS Hugo Boss shirt is made overseas and is no better than an American staple like Brooks Bros./Van Heusen/etc. yet it costs 2-3 times as much.
Quote: Personally, I like trainers, retro or otherwise.  If you don't like sneakers, however, I would recommend Clarks desert boots or Blundstones.  Both are comfortable and pretty stylish for loafing around in.  More importantly, both are fairly durable and neither is particularly expensive. I'll second Blundstones, I wear the 902 model everywhere. Stylish enough not to be bland, but not flash enough to be overly noticeable. The only caveat I...
I've been away from this topic for a few days, in an effort to catch up/contribute: Skate shoes: 99% of them have padded tongues for protection from falling/stray boards, except for a couple of Nike models. In this case unless you're in high school, I think it's a case of appropriateness. No skate shoes unless you're actually skateboarding. Polyester in hot weather: I'm baffled by this myself, maybe cost/availability issues? Given a certain weave, polyester can be...
Some bulge is inevitable... if you tuck in, then sit down, raise your arms, etc. etc. the shirt will come out to a degree. This will happen with a tailored/bespoke shirt unless you specify the amount of ease (extra material to allow for freedom of movement) to be very low (i.e. so the shirt is slim or form fitting.) So slim fitting shirts would be your answer... alternately, you can do an "old style" thing by sewing buttons on your pants, and have buttonholes sewn into...
Like with almost every question... it depends.  Depends on the type of cotton, type of needle used (big/small/sharp/blunt), type of stitching, etc. etc.  I've done exactly what you've described to an Ike Behar shirt (only it was a spot on the pocket that I couldn't get out) and the holes/pocket lines were still visible, even after multiple washings. Your idea sounds fine in theory, but in practice some fibres may be broken, pushed too far apart (then set in the "hole...
Tom's Place. If you hurry, the annual clearance sale is on right now until the 6th, at the Bloor/Spadina JCC. There's always the Holts Last Call, and the Harry Rosen outlets in Mississauga... I have found a couple of good pieces there from time to time. Best time to shop is during the sales - one of the reason I hate paying retail is that I could buy a good suit for an OK price at retail, or wait a bit and find a great suit for the same OK price on sale.
re: link above, the small, squarish shape looks more to me like a purse than a messenger bag Howabout something like this: http://www.eluxury.com/browse....ID=6000 Not that particular model (because it's insanely expensive for no good reason) but something lux with an interesting closure.
I see nothing effeminate about a messenger bag. I used one for five years until I switched to a backpack (I had neck/back problems - not due to the messenger bag, but it wasn't helping.) I can't remember the brand, but it was an outdoorsy type like Lowe Alpine or something. If you want manly, it's tough to beat ballistic nylon with lots of clips & straps. For something more traditional, beaten up leather looks good. I bought a very reasonably priced bag from J Peterman...
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