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@europrep, I'm on the fence about a GMTO for the Carmina 5 eyelet chukka in snuff suede.  I recall you have a pair.  Do you have any pictures of them with trousers?  I'm curious how much of the lacing shoes.

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Originally Posted by mdancel View Post
 

For those of you that iron your own shirts, is that everyone?   How long does it take you for each shirt? 

 

I used to drop them off at the drycleaners, until I realised I was spending about $150/month it. Now I just put on a show I've been meaning to catch up on, and iron a week's worth of shirts. Takes me about  45 minutes for 7 shirts. I'd probably pay for the drycleaners if I didn't have so many shows to catch up on. 

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I currently own these shoes:
 

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I dress casually almost every day of the year, as in neither SCs or suits (only on very few occasions). I was thinking some better looking hot weather shoes than my current boat shoes would be a decent buy, but I'm open to suggestions.

 

I currently wear a pair of shell loafers (Allen Edmonds Patriot) pretty regularly in the Summer.  If I were to add another pair, it would without a doubt be the Carmina string loafer in snuff suede, which can be worn with jean as well as dressier trousers.  I would not wear it with a suit, though.  Use Google images and you will see some great ideas for how to wear it.

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I currently own these shoes:
 

I dress casually almost every day of the year, as in neither SCs or suits (only on very few occasions). I was thinking some better looking hot weather shoes than my current boat shoes would be a decent buy, but I'm open to suggestions.

 

I wear these almost daily in the summer:

 

http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/brown-boat-shoe

 

I think it is an improvement on your current boat shoes as well as an alternative to them (though not a particularly divergent alternative).

post #18965 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Iron shirts?!

 

It takes me like 1 minute to steam my shirts and they are as good as shirts that I pressed when I worked at my parents' dry cleaners, without pay. 

 

I am supposed to get my annual bonus within a week or so, I think I will shave off about 75% and buy my wife a J Crew Gift Card with the rest. :nest:


Fixed.

post #18966 of 37396

Sperry's for boat shoes. I don't see the point of spending that much money on a pair of boat shoes that are going to last a couple of summers.

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I think I am going to get a batch of shirts done MTM from my tailor, who has already done a couple jackets for me and does fantastic work.

But, he tends to want you to tell him what you want - he's not all the great with giving suggestions and guidance but so far that's been a non-issue.

Anyways, that's just my wordy preamble to ask everyone what their collar preference is. I can't exactly ask him for a Claghorn or NOBD collar.

First batch of shirts I ever had done was a basic semi-spread collar, but it feels like it should have been a little higher, and I have some very minor collar gap issues with certain jackets that bugs the crap out of me since the jackets themselves fit just fine.
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I think I am going to get a batch of shirts done MTM from my tailor, who has already done a couple jackets for me and does fantastic work.

But, he tends to want you to tell him what you want - he's not all the great with giving suggestions and guidance but so far that's been a non-issue.

Anyways, that's just my wordy preamble to ask everyone what their collar preference is. I can't exactly ask him for a Claghorn or NOBD collar.

First batch of shirts I ever had done was a basic semi-spread collar, but it feels like it should have been a little higher, and I have some very minor collar gap issues with certain jackets that bugs the crap out of me since the jackets themselves fit just fine.

 

If you like the collars that those posters have, I'd just get stuff through luxire with their collar design and your fit...Why try to reinvent the wheel?

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Yeah, maybe, but I like giving my tailor continued business and I really like his work. In return I've gotten some discounts here and there for repeated business so I like having this rapport.

Unless I could save a good deal of money via Luxire, I'd rather go through him. I don't doubt he can create anything - I just have to know how to ask for it.
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Yeah, maybe, but I like giving my tailor continued business and I really like his work. In return I've gotten some discounts here and there for repeated business so I like having this rapport.

Unless I could save a good deal of money via Luxire, I'd rather go through him. I don't doubt he can create anything - I just have to know how to ask for it.

 

Then probably do as others here have done and go one shirt at a time till you like what you've accomplished!

I think the measurements for things were on the luxire google doc, though i'm not sure how standard those things are. I don't know about the terminology so I'll let someone more familiar with the process answer!

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Yeah, maybe, but I like giving my tailor continued business and I really like his work. In return I've gotten some discounts here and there for repeated business so I like having this rapport.

Unless I could save a good deal of money via Luxire, I'd rather go through him. I don't doubt he can create anything - I just have to know how to ask for it.


TM79, are you asking for suggestions on collar type? Or do you have a good idea of what you like and want to tweak?

 

If the latter, why not trace out your collar from your best shirt and then have your tailor draft from that (e.g. if you want to increase the front collar band height but not the back)? I'm always for minor adjustments, so one shirt at a time.

 

I'm planning to add a slight curve to my collar to give it a little more spread, and increase the height a touch. 

post #18972 of 37396
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

@europrep, I'm on the fence about a GMTO for the Carmina 5 eyelet chukka in snuff suede.  I recall you have a pair.  Do you have any pictures of them with trousers?  I'm curious how much of the lacing shoes.


Hmmm...I'm interested in this answer too @europrep 

 

NS1, did you already commit?

post #18973 of 37396
If you're talking about Raymond's, I would suggest not getting shirts through him. Luxire or Proper Cloth are much better options.
post #18974 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

@Coxsackie

Dearest badass looking Aussie,

 

I believe you said you're a physician before so I summon you for a question.

I just got over the hump with this damn cold/flu but I am experiencing vertigo. The vertigo gets worse every time I blow my nose, I do blow hard. It is pretty evident that blowing my nose hard is damaging my cochlea (snail in my ear). Or is it? 

 

I doubt it. However it sounds like you have a blocked eustachian tube. Blowing your nose is forcing air through the blockage and raising your middle ear pressure, which then interferes with the function of your balance organ (the semicircular canals, next to the cochlea but not part of it).

 

You could try a decongestant like Sudafed for a day or two.

 

Clearly this is just general advice which does not substitute for a proper consultation; especially given the fact that I am actually a serial killer, posting this from prison.

post #18975 of 37396

I'll go for the string loafers. Not feeling another pair of boat shoes. Thanks for the help, everyone.

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