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Hey guys,

This might be a stupid question, but how do you get the crease in trousers like the following photo has (stolen from SF user Crats)?

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Originally Posted by lostintranslation View Post

Hey guys,

This might be a stupid question, but how do you get the crease in trousers like the following photo has (stolen from SF user Crats)?

 

...ironing...

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Originally Posted by lostintranslation View Post

Hey guys,

This might be a stupid question, but how do you get the crease in trousers like the following photo has (stolen from SF user Crats)?



Buy them with them. They're pleats and come on dressier pants.
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I need a recommendation of where to get a good casual (for jeans and chinos) leather belt in NYC.  Want something that's ~35mm in brown leather with a traditional style buckle.  Thanks.

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Originally Posted by lostintranslation View Post

Hey guys,

This might be a stupid question, but how do you get the crease in trousers like the following photo has (stolen from SF user Crats)?

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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

...ironing...

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Originally Posted by Timbaland View Post

Buy them with them. They're pleats and come on dressier pants.

No, those are just pressed into your trousers. You don't iron them in, you press them. And pleats are a different thing.

Take your trousers to a dry cleaner, and they can press them for you. If you want, you can also try pressing them at home. There are tutorials online, if you want to look around. Simply though: you take a press cloth, put it over your folded trousers, and press them in. The key is to press, not iron, because if you iron your trousers, you will create a shine.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post




No, those are just pressed into your trousers. You don't iron them in, you press them. And pleats are a different thing.

Take your trousers to a dry cleaner, and they can press them for you. If you want, you can also try pressing them at home. There are tutorials online, if you want to look around. Simply though: you take a press cloth, put it over your folded trousers, and press them in. The key is to press, not iron, because if you iron your trousers, you will create a shine.

 

That's interesting. It's possible to iron without the shine result though. Or is this particular to wool?

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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Just curious on opinions here. I'm only buying one wingtip, and I was curious which one you would suggest: the BB or the AE Gearys.

I like the darker brown pair, personally. The color is more versatile, and being a blucher, I imagine it might be better for you. Most men chose oxfords - where the eyelet tabs are sewn into the shoe - but don't wear suits enough to justify them.

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Originally Posted by mayormccheezit View Post

Which of these shoes should I get as a boat shoe alternative?

FWIW, neither of those are particularly well made. They use really cheap leathers. Have you considered maybe something like Russell Moccasin's camp moc? Same kind of style, and while the leather isn't fantastic, I think it's a slight upgrade in quality. They make them custom through their site, and have them ready to wear at Sid Mashburn. $150.

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I am interested in this silk knit tie: http://www.reiss.com/rw/mens/accessories/cutler/navy/

What do you guys think?  

Knit ties with a triangle end are fine.
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Originally Posted by jaythaame View Post

With a tuxedo?

No, they don't work with tuxedos. Try plain black toe oxfords or formal pumps. The simplicity of your tuxedo calls for a simple shoe.

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Hey all!

I am looking for a pair of dressy-casual shoes, something ideally on the level of walnut AE strands -- e.g., a shoe that you could wear to work with nice slacks as well as to dress up jeans after work. My budget's about $125 -- although ideally I'd like to stick closer to $100 (and would maybe stretch up to $150 for the right pair). I'm happy buying used from eBay so long as the shoe's in good shape. Any tips??

(I've been looking for strands in my size -- 8.5e -- on eBay for almost a year now, and although they come tantalizingly close, I haven't won any bids yet ... so I thought I'd ask for some help.)

AEs can often be found for not too much money on eBay, but frankly -- a lot of their line is poorly designed. Try searching for Ralph Lauren shoes, but stick to the stuff that's made in the USA, England, or Italy. Also stick to stuff made with a Goodyear welt (stitched on sole), originally retailed for $350 and above, and doesn't have any logos on the uppers. RL makes a wide range of quality, so when you can't feel the shoes in your hand, you have to go off of identifying markers. That said, if you're willing to wade through the muck that is RL shoes on eBay, you can sometimes find a pair for about $100 to $150. One way you can cut through the chaff is to do an advanced search for:

Ralph Lauren (England, Italy, USA, benchmade, handmade)

Then click "descriptions and titles," so it searches for Ralph Lauren, and any of the words in those parentheses. You'll get a better search result that way, as it'll weed out most of the crap.
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Anyone know where I can get a good type 2 denim jacket that fades well?

I wanted the Momotaro but I think it ended up too slim in the chest for me.

I've always been impressed with how The Flat Head's denim fades.

http://www.selfedge.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=392

3XXX is their signature denim. If you Google around, you can see how it ages.
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

That's interesting. It's possible to iron without the shine result though. Or is this particular to wool?

It's more the case with wool, but I wouldn't iron cotton or linen trousers either.

Note, throwing steam into your trousers like that is very controversial. A conversation for another day, but if you're interested, you can search for JefferyD's posts on the CM side of the board.
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I only own 1 pair of jeans: These Black 511s by Levi's. 

I don't know what pair of jeans to buy next but im thinking of these: Levi's 511 Slim-Fit Rigid Dragon Jeans, is this a step in the right direction?

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I like the darker brown pair, personally. The color is more versatile, and being a blucher, I imagine it might be better for you. Most men chose oxfords - where the eyelet tabs are sewn into the shoe - but don't wear suits enough to justify them.
 

 

Thanks so much for responding. Really appreciate the help from you guys. While I have the will to put clothes together in an aesthetically pleasing way, I don't always have the skill. 

 

Michael

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Is it possible to have tailor alter an oxford collar to a straight collar or any other kind of collar that's not a button down.
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And add collar stay pockets
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Just buy a new shirt...

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What Air Max 90 colorway is most versatile?
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What kind of jeans have a silhouette that can match stephan schneider and margaret howell tops? Something that's wide around the thigh but tapers a bit like trousers? Is there a Japanese or just a workwear brand that makes those cuts? Would the same be okay with EG also? Thanks.

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