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post #10141 of 30968
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Originally Posted by Coronaeus View Post

Pocket square question:

 

Is one meant to remove the labels on pocket squares before wearing them?  I acquired a couple recently as I look to improve my wardrobe and they have rather obtrusive labels.  In the past I would have removed them in a heartbeat, but thanks to this forum, I've learned that good clothing has resale value and i don't want to 'anonymize' the pieces to diminish their potential resale value. 

 

Every time I try to place them, the tag seems to interfere.  Again, I'm still new to their use, so i may simply be incompetent.

 

Thanks.


I have the same question, so I am interested what the opinions are on this topic.
post #10142 of 30968
i keep seeing this on ebay...
why do people bid HIGHER than the actual dollar amount on a gift card for sale?
wtf...
i see $400 gift card selling for $415... $250 gc selling for $258 ... etc.
i don't get it

is there some sort of scam? some way of paying less that i don't know about?
or are these people just really stupid and get caught up in the bidding war?
post #10143 of 30968
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coronaeus View Post

Pocket square question:

 

Is one meant to remove the labels on pocket squares before wearing them?  I acquired a couple recently as I look to improve my wardrobe and they have rather obtrusive labels.  In the past I would have removed them in a heartbeat, but thanks to this forum, I've learned that good clothing has resale value and i don't want to 'anonymize' the pieces to diminish their potential resale value. 

 

Every time I try to place them, the tag seems to interfere.  Again, I'm still new to their use, so i may simply be incompetent.

 

Thanks.


I just removed the sewn on tag from a couple YSL pocket squares my father gave to me the other day.

To be honest with something like a pocket square I don't know you should be that interested in resale value. With the exception of a few brand or material purists (I assume they exist), most people purchase a PS based on its look. Things that increase the value like nice silk and hand-rolled edges are fairly evident but even those are perks IMO. I generally buy a PS because I like the pattern or know it will match an outfit I have in mind.

All that said, my YSL pocket squares had a sewn on tag and featured a logo printed into the silk. IME most higher-end PS makers (Hermes, Talbott, Versace, etc) all print their logo in the silk somewhere. So if it bother you that much perhaps look for the logo somewhere in the pattern?

If the tag is interfering with your ability to fold or roll the PS then I say get rid of it. Never base your clothing or accessory decisions on their resale value. It's your item. Enjoy it in good health.
post #10144 of 30968
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

i keep seeing this on ebay...
why do people bid HIGHER than the actual dollar amount on a gift card for sale?
wtf...
i see $400 gift card selling for $415... $250 gc selling for $258 ... etc.
i don't get it

is there some sort of scam? some way of paying less that i don't know about?
or are these people just really stupid and get caught up in the bidding war?

assholes
post #10145 of 30968
Are the tassel loafers at Brooks Brothers still made by Alden? The BB website doesn't say (and affirmatively refuses to identify the maker on a different pair), and I haven't been able to find anything on it. I'd been told that AE was taking over the BB line, but I didn't know if that applied to all the non-Peal dress shoes or not.
post #10146 of 30968

Just wondering if anyone can recognize the boots featured in the 7 For All Mankind ad I attached.  As far as I know, 7 For All Mankind doesn't make any men's boots.  Any recommendations on similar boots would be great as well.  Thanks.

 

 

 

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post #10147 of 30968
They look kind of like Red Wing Iron Rangers
post #10148 of 30968

Thanks for the reply to the pocket square question.

 

I will likely remove the offending tags.  The two pocket squares in question are a Zegna which has a logo in the silk, and an Armani which does not.  The label on the Armani is so large, and the square a little smaller in size, that no matter how I fold it, it seems to find a way to surface.

post #10149 of 30968
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

NO. Do not buy any suit that you can't try on first. You will be sorry. Go to Brooks Brothers during a sale on their 1818 line.

Of course; I've never bought something I haven't tried on in person.

Turns out that the +J jackets fit me perfectly. Their pants are a bit slim, though.
post #10150 of 30968
Almost every suit I bought I haven't tried in person. However, my body type is easy to fit.
post #10151 of 30968
Quote:
Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

i keep seeing this on ebay...
why do people bid HIGHER than the actual dollar amount on a gift card for sale?
wtf...
i see $400 gift card selling for $415... $250 gc selling for $258 ... etc.
i don't get it

is there some sort of scam? some way of paying less that i don't know about?
or are these people just really stupid and get caught up in the bidding war?

There is a scheme, the details of which I don't recall, that gets them 10% back from these cards.
post #10152 of 30968
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Hey everyone, I've been a member here for a while. Used to only really visit the streetwear section but stopped visiting the site for a few months until now. I am now browsing the men's clothing section more and I recall in streetwear there was a lot of hate for the men's clothing section.

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There are dolts, mostly noobish, on both side of the divide that look down on the other side just because it is the other.

Don't perpetuate it; its a continuum.
post #10153 of 30968
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Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post

I need a recommendation for a navy wool suit for a (broke) college student (e.g. for interviews, weddings, etc.).

Uniqlo regular Tasmanian Wool suit or +J (which fits much slimmer)? Or does anybody have any other suggestions for a reliable suit that isn't too hard on the wallet?

Thanks!

I have heard the Uniqlo is a pretty good value. If it's available for you to try on and it's a great fit, it would probably work well for your occasional use situation. The online suggestions (i.e. gilt) will definitely yield a better price/quality deal, but that's only value built on the assumption that the online suit fits you perfectly. The materials in a high quality suit will not offset the less-desirable fit. And for a limited use suit, the lifetime won't be too much of a factor either.

So here's what I think you should do: 1) find a reasonably priced suit that fits perfectly with minimal alterations. 2) Bring a tape measure and measure it on the spot. 3) Keep your eyes out for the right suit on B&S. If you can't find a suit that matches the measurements before the occasion that you need it, go buy the one you tried on. If you can, use B&S to save some money (or get a better quality suit).
post #10154 of 30968
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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post


There is a scheme, the details of which I don't recall, that gets them 10% back from these cards.

Are they perpetually re-buying the card from themselves with an alter-username?
post #10155 of 30968
Quote:
Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

i keep seeing this on ebay...
why do people bid HIGHER than the actual dollar amount on a gift card for sale?
wtf...
i see $400 gift card selling for $415... $250 gc selling for $258 ... etc.
i don't get it

is there some sort of scam? some way of paying less that i don't know about?
or are these people just really stupid and get caught up in the bidding war?

One explanation: the bidders are using the cards as gifts. People are willing to pay a little more in that scenario.
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