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post #14446 of 33197

Hi,

can anyone help me out finding out what boots those are?: http://imgur.com/a/RQ56n

I'm looking for a decent pair of leather boots which I can go backpacking with. Not hiking shoes but something rougher than the average leather shoe; for the occasional hike. I pretty much like the Vasque's Sundowner, but it's still a hiking shoe and looks a bit funny in town. This one in the pictures looks like what I'm looking for.

 

Thanks,

k

post #14447 of 33197

Carmina vs C&J Benchgrade?

post #14448 of 33197
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Originally Posted by doughie View Post

Carmina vs C&J Benchgrade?


Uh oh...here we go.  fight[1].gif

post #14449 of 33197

Haha, I see. I just wonder if it's worth to pay an extra addition of ~120$ for C&J Benchgrade instead for Carmina?

post #14450 of 33197
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Originally Posted by konradm View Post

Hi,
can anyone help me out finding out what boots those are?: http://imgur.com/a/RQ56n
I'm looking for a decent pair of leather boots which I can go backpacking with. Not hiking shoes but something rougher than the average leather shoe; for the occasional hike. I pretty much like the Vasque's Sundowner, but it's still a hiking shoe and looks a bit funny in town. This one in the pictures looks like what I'm looking for.

Thanks,
k

Have you looked at Wolverine 1000 Mile?
post #14451 of 33197
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Originally Posted by rdstour View Post

I just bought a Harris Tweed Ludlow Blazer in 40R and it's a little too big. I can wear 38Rs in the Ludlow, but it's a little tighter than I would like.
Do you guys think it'd be a good idea to try to get the blazer tailored or better off selling it?
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In terms of the fit I can say that:
1. The shoulders are a little wider
2. There's fabric bunching where the sleeves meet the jacket back, around the armpit area
3. The waist is a little loose.
Obviously, I won't waste my time trying to get the shoulders tailored, but the local tailor tells me he can slim down the back and add some waist suppression.
He can't suppress too much, or it'll look hokey with the too-wide shoulders.
So what do you guys think?
Thanks!

I don't think you need anymore waist supression honestly. To really tell how it fits I would take the basting threads out of the vents to see if they slay open. If they do then supression would exacerbate this. If not, than maybe a pintch at the back center seam.

Most people here will tell you the jacket is too short. I think it is ok though.

I don't see what you mean about fabric bunching in the armpit area.

I think, in general the jacket is a size too large by how the collar is gaping around your neck. No getting out of that.
post #14452 of 33197
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Originally Posted by doughie View Post

Haha, I see. I just wonder if it's worth to pay an extra addition of ~120$ for C&J Benchgrade instead for Carmina?

 

Always comes down to taste.  Bottom line...which shoe wows you more?  They're close enough in quality whereby the wow factor would be the deciding factor in my decision.  If I were to like the more expensive shoe more, I wouldn't let $120 stop me from getting it, but that's me.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/221883/shoes-c-j-or-carmina

post #14453 of 33197

I'm planning to put cash and one or two cards in one of these:

 

http://www.maxtonmen.com/products/organic-wool-heritage-card-sleeve-wallet

http://www.maxtonmen.com/products/organic-wool-oxford-card-sleeve-wallet

 

Which one would work better? (don't try to dissuade me from buying please!)

post #14454 of 33197

Does anyone know what might cause these "indents" in the shoulders of a jacket, and whether a tailor can repair them?

 

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Hi everybody,

So I just picked up a BB Fitzgerald suit, and I wanted to make sure there isn't anything glaringly wrong with the fit before I commit to keeping it and get it tailored. To my eye, it looks pretty good, but I figured it would be a good idea to ask for the opinion of some people who know better. If it's hard to tell, these pants aren't the suit pants so don't worry that they don't quite match.

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It seems to me that the shoulder fit is spot on, the midsection may be just a touch tight (especially with a dress shirt rather than a t-shirt on), and obviously the vent wants to open up but can't because it's still sewed shut.

I plan on taking this to Mr. Field in DC to be altered. I haven't really dealt with a really good tailor before, so I have one question: if I just take the suit to him and say, "Make it fit, please," is that appropriate and would he know just what to do? I certainly don't know whether one sleeve is a quarter inch too long, etc

Also, I would use this suit to interview for positions in a relatively conservative industry. Is it too light a shade of gray for fall/early winter interviews? I know charcoal or navy is preferred, but I think this could be fine with a conservative shirt and tie and black shoes, and may go a little better with my complexion than darker colors.


Thanks for your help!
post #14456 of 33197

Where do I find these shoes? Who designed them?

 

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Does this creasing look excessive (Burgundy Shell Cordovan Alden)?

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The creasing on my AE's seems greatly reduced, although they are a half size smaller and a longwing:

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I've seen a similar amount of creasing in photos posted on the Alden thread.  How old are the shoes and/or how much have you worn them? You may want to cross post on the Alden thread.  Those guys have a lot of experience with shell.

post #14459 of 33197

I posted a page back but no one replied.

 

I'm getting one of the two:

http://www.maxtonmen.com/products/organic-wool-heritage-card-sleeve-wallet

http://www.maxtonmen.com/products/organic-wool-oxford-card-sleeve-wallet

 

Which one would be better to hold your money? I feel like the first one but I'm afraid it'll have a really high chance of falling out. I'm definitely getting one of them so help me choose the lesser of the two evils :) Thanks in advance.


Edited by Essential - 5/2/12 at 8:11pm
post #14460 of 33197
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I posted a page back but no one replied.
You asked this about 5 hours earlier, and just 4 posts back.

Since I think both are horrible, and you'd made it clear that you didn't want to be talked out of buying one, I remained silent. Could be that's why nobody else has helped you choose.
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Michael
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