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post #26176 of 51002
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Some John Lobb bespoke goodness;
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Heel dressing would do wonders for those bad boys. I keep a bottle of brown and black on hand. It lasts forever and makes a huge improvement.
post #26177 of 51002
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Heel dressing would do wonders for those bad boys. I keep a bottle of brown and black on hand. It lasts forever and makes a huge improvement.

Any specific recommendations? I just use polish normally.
post #26178 of 51002
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Any specific recommendations? I just use polish normally.

I bought mine from Allen Edmonds.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/shoe-care/polish-creams-cleaner/heel-and-sole-edge-dressing/SF524.html?dwvar_SF524_color=524#start=3
post #26179 of 51002
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Any specific recommendations? I just use polish normally.

I use Angelus edge dressing in the red white & blue box. From ebay. $6.85 and free ship.
post #26180 of 51002
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Looks like an R3. Find the style number on the tag and Google it.

Thanks. no tag in it though, just logo tags and polartec tag.

post #26181 of 51002
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Thanks. no tag in it though, just logo tags and polartec tag.

Fold the fleece lightly and take a picture next to a measuring tape. I should be able to tell for sure.
post #26182 of 51002
I got a good deal on a couple staple Caruso suits. But, there's a (undisclosed, of course) snag in the back of one and, after looking at it, I think the best bet is to get it re-woven. I'm looking for suggestions for good re-weavers who take non-local work. People on here have mention Alex's in LA, but I'm not sure if they are set up to take work from people outside of LA.
post #26183 of 51002
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I got a good deal on a couple staple Caruso suits. But, there's a (undisclosed, of course) snag in the back of one and, after looking at it, I think the best bet is to get it re-woven. I'm looking for suggestions for good re-weavers who take non-local work. People on here have mention Alex's in LA, but I'm not sure if they are set up to take work from people outside of LA.

I used Fabric Reweavers USA in Miami for an approx. 1" clean cut on a suit jacket and it came back with an invisible repair. I could not tell at all that it had been fixed. Fabric, weave, pattern etc play into how it will come out, but they will call after receiving the item and give you a good idea of what to expect before they do any work and the exact cost, and you decide whether to go with it ir not. They deal thru the mail all the time and have been doing it for years / decades.
post #26184 of 51002
Couple of other bits from yesterday, Oliver Spencer jacket, slim 44



And kinda weird YMC tan half cord half jeans, 33

post #26185 of 51002
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

I got a good deal on a couple staple Caruso suits. But, there's a (undisclosed, of course) snag in the back of one and, after looking at it, I think the best bet is to get it re-woven. I'm looking for suggestions for good re-weavers who take non-local work. People on here have mention Alex's in LA, but I'm not sure if they are set up to take work from people outside of LA.

http://www.fabricreweaversusa.com/

I've used them three or four times. Good results. I think a few others here have, as well.
post #26186 of 51002
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

I got a good deal on a couple staple Caruso suits. But, there's a (undisclosed, of course) snag in the back of one and, after looking at it, I think the best bet is to get it re-woven. I'm looking for suggestions for good re-weavers who take non-local work. People on here have mention Alex's in LA, but I'm not sure if they are set up to take work from people outside of LA.

You can feel free to send em to me and I can help you out with that if they don't take out of state business...if you decide to use them...

post #26187 of 51002

What is this? I picked up another waistcoat earlier, fits really well but I'm confused about the label. History of it makes it an early 60s garment, but still rather baffled.

 

 

Are these rare?

post #26188 of 51002
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What is this? I picked up another waistcoat earlier, fits really well but I'm confused about the label. History of it makes it an early 60s garment, but still rather baffled.

 

 

 

Are these rare?

 

Rare in the UK? Possibly... In my neck of the woods? Not so rare...

post #26189 of 51002
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

I got a good deal on a couple staple Caruso suits. But, there's a (undisclosed, of course) snag in the back of one and, after looking at it, I think the best bet is to get it re-woven. I'm looking for suggestions for good re-weavers who take non-local work. People on here have mention Alex's in LA, but I'm not sure if they are set up to take work from people outside of LA.


I have used these guys twice and was pleased.  You can mail the stuff to them:

 

http://www.alterknitnewyork.com/about-us/

post #26190 of 51002
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Rare in the UK? Possibly... In my neck of the woods? Not so rare...

 

It's got 4 pockets and made from a tweed fabric. Are they worth anything or just a run off the old mill vintage waistcoat?

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