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I can see how it looks that way, but I can stick my entire fist between the jacket and my body. The chest isn't the issue.


The tightness looks to be actualized to me by the buttoning point, not the upper chest. But it also gives the impression of general tightness, even in areas where it likely is not. Just my impression from the pic. You know better how fits as it is on your body.
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These Carminas are new (Thanks, LS!). I spent a good chunk of time today trying to shine the toe. And this is what I got. I'm clearly doing it wrong. Which leads me to ask:
Is there some service I can pay to spit shine my shoes? Because I'm terrible at it AND don't enjoy it.
Feel free to PM with the answer, and thanks in advance.
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I had the same problem for probably 2-3 years until I figured it out. And honestly, I paid more time trying to figure out how to do it by rubbing, polishing and shining (or so I thought) than was needed to work up the shine. On the plus side, Carmina's leather is really easy to maintine in that regard. Once you've worked in a nice shine, that's it. It only needs slight maintenance.

 

If the shoes are clean to begin with:

1. Go over them with one layer of cream. Use a drop of water for everytime you apply cream. Nothing fancy. Don't use to much cream. This step takes probably 1-2 minutes per shoe. The most important area in this step is where the leather is bent over (at the wrist) as it needs nourishment.

2. Let them dry for about 10 minutes.

3. Use polish. This is where time should be invested. Focus on the caps. Use small circular movements or rub it in with small movements, whatever you prefer. Same goes here, use a drop of water for everytime you apply polish. If the shoes are new, I'll probably go over the caps in this step 7-10 times for approximately 1 minute maximum each time. Apply polish, a drop of water, do it for one minute maximum, and repeat 7-10 times per cap. Do the same thing for the rest of the shoe. As the polish cracks where the leather moves, you don't need to build up several coats of polish as you do on the caps. I usually go over the rest of the shoe with polish only 1-2 times. If I want a nice shine on the heels, I'll go over them more, of course.

4. Let them dry.

 

That's it. The next time you're about to maintain the shoes, just go over the shoes with one coat of cream and one coat of polish. That should be enough as you've layed down the ground work earlier. I've found great success with this process and am able to work up incredible shining and burnishing effects to the point where people actually takes their time to stop and stare and sometimes even comment my toe caps. If I want to achieve burnishing/antiquing effect, I apply another color in step 3 than the actual shoe color.

 

Now, I'm aware there're probably better and more efficient procedures to this, but it works for me. Good luck!

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poor indoor lighting...

Cotton Navy Suit

 


 

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Whoa, that tie makes me dizzy. From a distance you think it's a normal printed one, but when you get closer... those ovals point in different directions!

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Finally some weather for heavier fabrics!

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The shirt is quite horrible in my eyes, which is a shame since the rest is very good, especially the tie knot.

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Dearest AAS, I'm afraid this one has gone off the rails. I suspect most of the blame lies with the choice of sweater, but that shirt's pattern isn't helping. If you insist on it, then a less refined tie is in order.

+1. I'd name the shirt the main culprit, but overall it's just too much. You can get away with a lot more than most people, but this is simply too much.
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Try taking pictures from waist to breast level, the resulting photos will be much more reflective of the real proportions.
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What is going on with the lapel and collar on your coat? As Sander mentioned, better camera angle will correct the proportions. I like the suit pattern! 


 

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Tell me more about that coat, NYI.
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FC x-post.

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Need to press the trousers again and the shirt collar is somewhat low.




 

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might be my last post for a while as I've pretty much run through my entire rotation.

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TIBOR! smile.gif
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Dont leave us, P&A!
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@Shen lovely jacket.

Shoulder extension and a bit of drape
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@kulata, trousers look comfy!  

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