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sexy, Darkside.  I believe my next shoe purchase however is Alden snuff chukka smile.gif

Mine get worn all the time (including tonight). I need a better photo.
post #29417 of 37396
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What am I like the black death?
Why is everyone say "while I don't agree with Noodles..."
C'mon people.

Please stop. You did something dumb, and people are going to razz you about it for a while. Then people will forget, for the most part. Occasionally, someone will still bring it up. That's life. Just deal.
post #29418 of 37396

Noodlers et al, need some confirmation: this, with green tweeds and brown wool/grossa grenadine ties, in the fall and winter?  

 

Thanks!

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Noodlers et al, need some confirmation: this, with green tweeds and brown wool/grossa grenadine ties, in the fall and winter?  
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Thanks!

It will work if the collar was more interesting biggrin.gif




Looks like russian calf beats pebble grain. St Crispin's

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Question for tailoring. What would be an approx cost for having the waist and seat let out in a trouser? Obviously there is a tailor thread but figured didn't want to get into a huge discussion with pictures and why the alterations are needed.

Also if anyone has recommendations in the Bay Area prefererably in the South Bay area :-)
post #29421 of 37396
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Question for tailoring. What would be an approx cost for having the waist and seat let out in a trouser? Obviously there is a tailor thread but figured didn't want to get into a huge discussion with pictures and why the alterations are needed.

Also if anyone has recommendations in the Bay Area prefererably in the South Bay area :-)

 

Highly variable depending on whom you go to, since that's usually a very simple alteration that can be done just by a seamstress and doesn't require a lot of actual tailoring expertise.

 

I wouldn't expect to pay more than 30 USD tops, and could probably get it done for less.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I pay $20 for the waist and seat to be taken in so I imagine the opposite would be about the same

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FC Poll is up. Thanks for whoever submitted. Some creative entries in there.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/504916/friday-challenge-july-31-fine-art-friday

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Question for tailoring. What would be an approx cost for having the waist and seat let out in a trouser? Obviously there is a tailor thread but figured didn't want to get into a huge discussion with pictures and why the alterations are needed.

Also if anyone has recommendations in the Bay Area prefererably in the South Bay area :-)


Around $ 25-50, I'd imagine.

 

I've done quite a few of similar alterations (actually, taking the waist in) with Manuel's Custom Tailors, Stevens Creek Blvd., just down the road from Valley Fair. Does a good job and is very responsive to requests. 

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Not a fan of red-brown suede. Nothing wrong with it, I just don't care for it. I also wish Carmina did more with the Robert last and less with Forest. Forest is fine but Robert is similar and I think much nicer looking (I have both).

Soller looks pretty nice. I do agree, snuff suede >> red brown suede


Soller always looks a little too rounded to me as an oxford or derby. 

post #29426 of 37396
FYI, a few GMTO PSAs for the NSTs we've been discussing... IIRC:

Skoak is doing one in brown calf on the Alcudia last, leather sole - $334 usd (no VAT): http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/carmina/products/carmina-split-toe-brown-gmto



Meermin has one in chestnut country calf on Rui, commando sole - $175 (no VAT; only two days left): https://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=197



Gentlemen's Footwear appears to have two going, not sure of cost: http://gentlemensfootwear.myshopify.com/pages/made-to-order-pre-orders

1) Burnished Chestnut Calf, Soller last, Leather sole



2) Polo suede, Soller last, Dainite sole (looks like this might solve the "I wanted the polo suede but don't like the stitching" issue for what's currently on the Carmina site)

Same shoe as #1 but in polo suede:

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Didn't @Henry Carter
 have Luxire replicate the Milano II?
Yeah but they didn't do a great job. The collar is still lovely, but a long way off the milano 2.

 

 

Thanks for responding.  Are you able to say a bit more specifically what it was they didn't get right?  Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

 

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

No worries. In short, too cut away and collar points are a bit short. I did send them the exact measurements off the pc site.

I've been meaning to give pc a go but the weak AUD and $30 shipping has had me putting it off.

 

 

In case anyone else (now or in the future) is interested in having Luxire try to copy the Milano II collar, here is my first attempt, based on the measurements provided on the PC website, to which I linked when placing my order with Luxire so they also (in principle) had access to a photo.  My neck size is 15.  I show them here laid flat, with the Proper Cloth shirt on the top of the photo and the Luxire on the bottom.  Measurements are in inches.  I suspect that 1/16 is within the margin of measurement error.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                PC           Luxire

A             11 ¼       11 ½

B             3 ¼         3 3/16  

C             3 ½         3 1/16

D             2.0          2.0

E              1 ¼         1 ¼

 

As you can see, the main difference here is in measure ‘C’, and as a consequence the PC collar has a more ‘concave’ shape as photographed.

 

Just FYI.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Thanks Ac, do you have a an order number you would be willing to share with the community?
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No order number.  I just asked them to replicate the PC Milano II and provided them with the measurements and specs from PC’s website, viz.,

 

" 3 11/16” collar points;  6 ½” spread;  1 5/8” front collar band height;  2” rear collar height; stiff fused interlining; removable collar stays; two button closure "

 

and provided them with a link to the relevant PC webpage:

 

http://propercloth.com/collar-styles/milano-ii-spread-collar

 

One difference I didn't note in my immediately previous post is the angle between B and D.  Presumably this accounts for Henry Carter's observation that the Luxire is more cut-away.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #29430 of 37396

Would be interested if someone had the roma spread, or the ivy BD copied

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