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So I picked up this 100% cashmere scarf a couple days ago. I can't find any price points for their scarves on line, so I was wondering maybe any of you had any idea. I got it for $250 (less $100 for a groupon to the botique I bought it from). Also what do you guys think of this as a scarf to go along with my suit and charcoal grey overcoat? 

 

 

 

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So, it cost $150?  What is the brand?

 

I recently bought a 100% cashmere scarf at Off 5th (Saks discount store) for $50.  It was a Saks black label, not a brand name, but it is still cashmere.  My point is that you can definitely find cheaper cashmere.

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So, it cost $150?  What is the brand?

I recently bought a 100% cashmere scarf at Off 5th (Saks discount store) for $50.  It was a Saks black label, not a brand name, but it is still cashmere.  My point is that you can definitely find cheaper cashmere.

Johnstons of Elgin from Sierra Trading Post is great, at least when the Ebay flippers aren't buying them all.
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Serious question here. I just bought a gorgeous Burberry London Mini Check shirt. Got it from Mr. Porter and it's currently sold out now everywhere. It was a steal and would have been one of my favorite check shirts. Problem is, I got a 16.5 when I should have got a size 16. Its slightly too big in the shoulders, in the sleeve length and in the chest. For most guys I know it wouldn't be an issue. But I just downsized my wardrobe by 1/3, and tossed anything that I don't LOVE. Non-perfect fit has become unacceptable.

 

I know my tailor can get the job done, but to tailor a shirt this well made, where all the lines match up at the seams just so, would probably cost a pretty penny. Should I get it tailored to fit me and pay for the fine needlework, or should I sell it to the forum? Decisions decisions....

 

 

 

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I took these to a cobbler to get taps put on, and asked his advice concerning shoe care.  He said that I didn't need to shine them, just use leather conditioner.  Leather conditioner certainly helps-it makes the leather softer and removes smudges-but why would he tell me to not shine them?  They are burnished brown leather, not shell cordovan.  I thought all good leather shoes were meant to be shined...?

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Hi all, I'd like to share this shirt I came across and also ask if anyone knows what brand it is. Or similar brands with this style. Does necessarily have to be pink :)

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Do one button suits have a place in history? What would generally be the rules, style effects, when-to-wear, etc. of a one button suit?
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Serious question here. I just bought a gorgeous Burberry London Mini Check shirt. Got it from Mr. Porter and it's currently sold out now everywhere. It was a steal and would have been one of my favorite check shirts. Problem is, I got a 16.5 when I should have got a size 16.


You're not wearing it with a coat or tie? The oversized collar would bother me more than the slightly large shoulders.

Personally, I would consider rebuilding the shirt more trouble than it's worth, especially considering the collar will still look large.
post #11784 of 33197
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I took these to a cobbler to get taps put on, and asked his advice concerning shoe care.  He said that I didn't need to shine them, just use leather conditioner.  Leather conditioner certainly helps-it makes the leather softer and removes smudges-but why would he tell me to not shine them?  They are burnished brown leather, not shell cordovan.  I thought all good leather shoes were meant to be shined...?

Does "burnished" mean "high-shine corrected grain"? If so, polish may be of limited effectiveness. But it won't hurt to polish them, so there's no reason not to, if you think it would help.

They don't look CG in the pic, but it can be hard to tell in photos.
post #11785 of 33197
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Do one button suits have a place in history? What would generally be the rules, style effects, when-to-wear, etc. of a one button suit?

Yes, they do. The Savile Row firm of Huntsman is known for its one-button coats. It's a clean look, but because it's rarely seen in RTW, some folks will consider it trendy or fashion forward. If the suit is otherwise conservative, most folks probably won't notice. But typically the one-button comes with a bit of styling flair, so you have to consider the cut as a whole to determine its appropriateness for a given circumstance.
post #11786 of 33197
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You're not wearing it with a coat or tie? The oversized collar would bother me more than the slightly large shoulders.
Personally, I would consider rebuilding the shirt more trouble than it's worth, especially considering the collar will still look large.


Thanks Doc, that's what I needed to hear.

post #11787 of 33197
Here's my problem. I bought a new Brunello Cucineli sports coat for a steal. It fits fine in the shoulders and when unbuttoned. However, when I button the darn thing it's too tight in the upper waist area (too much beer!). Anyway, can a tailor can remedy this? If so, at what cost? Otherwise, I may post it to B/S....
post #11788 of 33197
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Cold water, and no dryer.  Hang them out to dry.

Chinos really don't shrink that much since they are woven, not knit, so you don't have to worry too much.

Thank you! I'm probably overthinking it but when people say hanging them out to dry do they always mean outside or just hanging them out inside change anything but just takes longer?
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