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As noted earlier, several of the reputable tailors in this thread are not interested in doing shirts. They have no problem staying busy doing only the bigger jobs.I'm sure if you look around hard enough you'll find somebody who will do it, but as mentioned above, most of the shirts in Manhattan are tailored by your neighborhood dry cleaner.You're gonna have to do this the old fashioned way. Use yelp, or call the department stores and find out who they send their...
Just FYI, I may have misinterpreted the above, but the kibata ST cut is not currently available at SENY. The SL cut is in stock and looks SWEET!
Samesies.
I've only been to a few of tailors in NYC, but none of them wanted to do shirts. They only wanted bigger jobs like suits and sportcoats. I suspect most people would just go to the dry cleaner for something as simple as slimming a polo shirt.
Thanks, "transformation" is definitely the right word! The photos really can't even really capture just how much better the boots are now than they have ever been. Brian's work isn't cheap ($225 for my pair), especially considering that I only paid $250 for the boots to begin with. For comparison, I had previously paid about $180 for a new welt and stitched Itshide commando sole from B. Nelson, so Brian's cost isn't out-of-line considering how much more handwork he does...
Here are some before/after photos from my recent Role Club/Brian the Bootmaker re-sole with a storm welt and Vibram 435 sole. Before: After:
I wear mine year-round, just choose your socks wisely. When it's hot out, I like the thinnest Icebreaker/Smartwool type sock I can find. I find they wick moisture, breathe well, and resist odor.Synthetic socks like CoolMax will probably work too.
The 1Ks also do come in #8, and so Rust and Brown are actually both somewhat different from it. Having said that, Brown will be furthest from #8 since it has no trace of red at all. It's very much a medium walnut-brown color. Rust does have quite a bit of red in it, and IMO looks sorta like a lighter shade of #8.
5 oz is reasonably heavy for a t-shirt. I have some 4.8 oz tees from American Giant that are quite honestly too heavy in the summertime.For comparison:AA Fine Jersey (their standard tees) = 4.3 ozAA Sheer Jersey (light, but still wearable on their own) = 3.8 ozAA Heavy Jersey (I didn't even know they made these) = 5.8 ozhttps://www.americanapparel.net/wholesaleresources/fabrics.aspOf course there's more to it than just weight, but that gives you a good ballpark idea.
Cool, if you like that one, check these out as well to give you some idea of what's involved in doing a half-sole:http://halfsoles.com/category/how-to/The guys also sells Vibram halfs, heels, and cement. So you can compare the DIY cost (including tools, cement, shipping) to your cobbler's cost.I'm not certain, but the pair you referenced on pg 570 doesn't look like the full-sole was applied in the usual way. Typically to do a full-sole, the entire heel is removed, the...
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