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post #11716 of 33185

Whats a 7 fold tie? Do you use them in a diffrent way or what? I dont get it really.

 

Thanks for the help!

post #11717 of 33185
Having acquired a few decent suits via ebay, I was looking to getting some proper hangars but on a college student's budget. I came across these but have some questions:

1) For hanging trousers, do you prefer the clamp or the bar?
2) Does these seem a decent deal?

I am unsure of the construction and quality, if you have purchased these yourself I wecome your comment.
post #11718 of 33185
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

500+ for AE shoes seems crazy, but the 260-10% seems fairly reasonable. Guess I'll just see how they fit/look in person.

Is there any difference in quality of shoes AE makes for Ralph Lauren or are they the same shoe with an insane mark up? Thanks.
post #11719 of 33185
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Whats a 7 fold tie? Do you use them in a diffrent way or what? I dont get it really.

Thanks for the help!

There's a great thread on this but unfortunately a lot of the pictures are dead. It may still be useful.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/94314/multi-fold-neckties-a-photographic-survey-of-whats-real-and-whats-not/0_100
post #11720 of 33185
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Originally Posted by jc4jax View Post

1) For hanging trousers, do you prefer the clamp or the bar?
Of the two, I'll take the bar.
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2) Does these seem a decent deal?
Maybe. Can't really tell, from the minimal information provided. And without knowing your suit size, I can't say whether the hangers are the right size, either.

If you want some good suit hangers at a decent price, Jos A Bank occasionally runs a "3 for the price of 1" sale. They last did this about a week ago. Their $15 and $24 contoured suit hangers are a pretty fair buy at such times.

HangerClassics.com sells some pretty good hangers, too. I have a number of their deluxe walnut hangers with nonslip bar and chrome hook. They ran me $8.50 each, plus about a buck more per hanger for shipping.

The Hanger Project's suit hangers are supposed to be the Rolls Royce of hangers. But because of their price ($75 for 3), I've never purchased any.

While one can debate whether a $25 hanger is overpriced, or whether an unfinished cedar hanger is a good thing or a bad thing, the one point of which I'm totally, utterly certain is that hanging a nice jacket on some short, skinny little plastic hanger - or, Dog forbid, on a skinny little wire hanger - can absolutely harm the jacket. (And no, just because the hanger came with the suit when you bought it, doesn't necessarily mean the hanger's any good.) So, since a good hanger only costs a few bucks, and since it could last a century or so, I was willing to go and buy a dozen such hangers. Same way that I sprung for some decent cedar shoe trees. They're lifetime purchases, they make an actual difference, and all the hangers and shoe tress I'll ever need cost less than a single sport coat or pair of shoes.

I suppose if one is into Do It Yourself, a nicely contoured, sized, shaped, sanded, etc., hanger could be whipped up at home. But that wasn't even a remotely tempting option for me.
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Michael
post #11721 of 33185

Where is the best place to go to try on cologne? I went to Saks today, but they seemed to have a rather paltry selection. I don't have a lot of experience with cologne, so a large selection and some good advice is what I need. 

 

Of course, the salesman at Saks told me that it's really just a matter of preference, so maybe I don't need advice.

post #11722 of 33185
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There's a great thread on this but unfortunately a lot of the pictures are dead. It may still be useful.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/94314/multi-fold-neckties-a-photographic-survey-of-whats-real-and-whats-not/0_100


To advanced english for me cant understand that mutch :( its hard without the pictures. I just want to know whats so speciall about it and if you use them in a diffrent way?

post #11723 of 33185
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To advanced english for me cant understand that mutch frown.gif its hard without the pictures. I just want to know whats so speciall about it and if you use them in a diffrent way?

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post #11724 of 33185
is it possible to shorten a jackets length? not talking drastic, but about an inch or so?
post #11725 of 33185
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is it possible to shorten a jackets length? not talking drastic, but about an inch or so?

Yes, in fact I am picking up a jacket today that I had shortened by 2". You just want to make sure the balance isn't thrown off, some say you should have at least 9-10" from your pocket mouth to the bottom hem. Its not exactly a cheap alteration but its doable.
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To advanced english for me cant understand that mutch frown.gif its hard without the pictures. I just want to know whats so speciall about it and if you use them in a diffrent way?

If you go toward the end of that thread a helpful user reinstated the pictures back into the original post.
post #11726 of 33185
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This is how they are made? Nothing more special about it?

 

post #11727 of 33185
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This is how they are made? Nothing more special about it?

 


No, but a 7-fold tie requires something like twice as much silk as normal 3 or 4-fold.
post #11728 of 33185
how tall should one be before they can wear a 3 button suit, i read they only look good on taller guys, thoughts?
post #11729 of 33185
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


No, but a 7-fold tie requires something like twice as much silk as normal 3 or 4-fold.


So a 7 fold tie is a bit ''nicer'' then the normal ties?


Edited by cliche - 12/17/11 at 7:24am
post #11730 of 33185
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So a 7 fold tie is a bit ''nicer'' then the normal ties?


Generally, yes. They're certainly more expensive. It's a matter of taste, though, and depends on the type of fabric used as well. If the fabric is quite heavy then a 7-fold, especially if lined as well, can sometimes end up tying quite a large and bulky knot. With lighter fabrics though the extra folds can provide more body without the stiffness of a wool interlining.
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