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Accidentally pitched my 25-year old Dremel Regent shoe buffer in a move. I understand that Dremel no longer makes these (which baffles me), so I'm looking for another brand of replacement with the same quality. I've heard a brand called 3-Star is very good. Can anyone corroborate this? Any other ideas? I've seen a lot of alternatives that are frankly laughable, such as the one sold by Sharper Image—I don't want one of those.
I just ordered a MTM sports coat from HF in their "Heritage" model, which is a bit softer, shorter, and more trim than the Beacon model that they seem to be heavily pushing recently. I was very fond of the try-on sample that the fitter used to fit me, but I'm having difficulty finding more information this model beyond the 10 minute exchange I had during the ordering process. Anybody else have one of these? How about some sort of marketing materials that give a little...
For sale: A soft back, first-print copy of the "OPH," the guide to all things preppy. Good condition with age-appropriate shelf wear. Best reasonable offer accepted.
I need a blazer—that's the value in having it fixed, assuming that would be cheaper than getting a new one. Or do you think this is too far-gone to even try; that I should just suck-up a new one?
Thanks, Chris. I actaully just got an email back from William Field here in DC that essentially said the same thing. He thinks he can fix this, but I'm not sure the cost would be justified since the alterations might be almost as much as the jacket was to begin with--we shall see. This is MTM done remotely--and yes, I know that is not advised. The shame is that the jacket looks very good from the front. I think that the big mistake here was insisting on a soft shoulder....
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I get the impression that Mercer isn't as flexible—that there is less customization and you can't really do a slim fit because it's not in their aesthetic realm (which I understand). Also, you can get good oxford cloth from Hemrajani for about $50/shirt less.
Thank you. Any insight on the fabrics they carry?
I curious about Sofio's MTM tailored clothing. I saw a guy wearing a suit from them the other day that generally looked very nice—if the guy had any taste, I bet the suit would have looked even better. Anybody know makes their garments for them? What are the price points for full canvas garments? What sort of piece goods do they stock—the we site indicates these are mostly Italian, which doesn't bode well for finding something nice and heavy (13+ oz.).
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