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Quote: Originally Posted by trigirdbers I have a solid navy blazer with sleeves that are pretty much at the minimum acceptable length so getting them taken up is not an option. This being the case, is there any way of repairing the frayed sleeves? I've seen a new coat where the sleeve ends were done in leather as a stylistic nod, if I recall correctly a SF member said this was a way that they used to repair them for longer wear.
Quote: Originally Posted by lee_44106 doesn't change the fact that they sell junk. I think that is pretty harsh - they offer a wide range of quality. I've been happy with most of my purchases.
http://www.gilt.com/blog/2011/05/16/...eo-kevin-ryan/ Gilt will now be offering full returns if you pay for shipping back - great news in my opinion. They are also going to be expanding what they will accept back to include some of the smaller stuff like belts.
Just received this from Yoox: Billtornade (or Bill Tornade) is a French company but I don't know much else. This is labelled a "S" and fits like a narrow 36R with high/tight armholes and very slim (and long) sleeves. No place of origin but I'm guessing overseas and not France. Reasonable quality for Yoox price of $300->$100. And got these about a week or two ago: Zegna XXX Couture double monks with plain chisel toe in black. 8.5D
Quote: Originally Posted by VelvetGreen I noticed a reference on another thread to the 'elusive' 38L. Is this the most popular men's jacket size? In the past I've had to go halfway across London because only one particular outlet of a certain brand had one last example remaining while all other sizes were plentifully in stock. Do retailers not make many, or is it simply the popularity of the size which means it sells out quickest? Err,...
Quote: Originally Posted by SpooPoker Note - I have the 2" version as I prefer it a bit thicker. Oh, reaaaaally? This explains a lot.
Quote: Originally Posted by 888style Tim and Fiona Slack It looks very basic & clean - in a good way. Not a shoe I'd personally wear but I can appreciate it.
I really like the jacket, including lapels & blunted corners. To me that is what shows (aside from fit) that it is bespoke. If I had to make a negative comment it would be to have a different buttonhole style and tighter armoholes.
Quote: Originally Posted by untungl They are made in China though. Bummer, I had thought all of their stuff may have been US made. I don't recall what the theoretical retail on the (US made) sport coat I have is, maybe $450-600? I bought it for $115 off Gilt about a year or so ago.
Quote: Originally Posted by Jangofett Er, you dont really fall off the building at the edge you know. The optical illusion when you get off the elevator is quite stunning and it looks like people are going to swim right over the side! It's hard to see in the picture but there are two tiers below the pool to allow for water collection & maintenance - you'd be hard pressed to go overboard - I thought you guys would be more interested in this...
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