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Is there any place to get a dress shirt in downtown LA? I'm here for a wedding (tomorrow evening), and the shirt I brought was ruined by the cleaners. Unfortunately I'm a little short on time and mobility, so any suggestions for things reasonably nearby would be much appreciated.
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Below I have attached a picture of a tag on the back of my chinos. I don't like the label and want to get it removed. Will it cost a lot (DIY- friendly perhaps?) and will it look good if I take it off or will it be entirely messed up? Thanks in advance.

 

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post #15738 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Below I have attached a picture of a tag on the back of my chinos. I don't like the label and want to get it removed. Will it cost a lot (DIY- friendly perhaps?) and will it look good if I take it off or will it be entirely messed up? Thanks in advance.

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Just cut the stitching and take it off. The stitches may leave some marks in the fabric, though a bit of steam can help to close them up.
post #15739 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


Just cut the stitching and take it off. The stitches may leave some marks in the fabric, though a bit of steam can help to close them up.


My mom said that would mess it up :p I'm taking it that she's wrong? The holes for the stitching are a bit small. Is there a good tool to loop into the holes? (P.S. I just saw my Dentek teeth cleaning kit and it seems that it might possible work though I'm not too sure)

post #15740 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Is there a good tool to loop into the holes?

To pick out the stitching? A seam ripper:

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


To pick out the stitching? A seam ripper:
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I have the set above. I did a test run with the tool on the right and it seems to be able to pull the thread up. The tool I have is alright right? (this whole thing is kind of frivolous but I wanna be sure haha)

post #15742 of 33197

Are pockets on dress shirts a matter of preference or are there rules (i.e. should dress shirts have pockets?)

post #15743 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

I would like to get some input on what I should be buying next for my wardrobe.

 

Own now: (* = would like to phase out)

- Shoes

  - AE Strand Captoe Walnut

  - AE Neumok Snuff Suede

  - *Random black loafers

- Suits (normally don't wear these jackets but wear the trousers)

  - Macy's Alfani black with light pinstripes

  - Gray suit from Rick's tailoring

- Pants

  - Light gray, cotton from Express

  - * Medium/dark gray, cotton from Express (not as long as I would like)

  - Dark blue jeans, Express  (not sure on these, they seem to sit weird) - usually on wear these on the weekends

- Shirts

  - 1MX Express shirts in (solids): black, bright red, purple, dark green, gray - these are all a bit too tight, and I think they're too dark to wear with anything except casually with jeans

  - BB white French cuff

  - ModernTailor white French cuff

- Random brand reversible dark brown/black belt

- Guess steel watch

 

I don't wear a suit jacket or tie often. Partially because I don't think I look better with it (I wouldn't be surprised if I'm convinced otherwise reading here long enough) and partially because I work at an engineering company where I'm already the most dressed up.

 

Things I'm thinking about getting next:

- small check white/purple dress shirt with a button down collar - I want to have shirts that aren't as super-casual/inappropriate with dress pants as the solid Express shirts I have now. I wanted to get a button down collar because it seems popular here when not wearing a tie.

- a new belt, because I want one that is lighter to go better with my shoes and I would like one of those flat buckles (looks like a rectangle, don't know if it has a name)

- a light blue dress shirt with button down collar

 

Do others think I'm on the right track with this? Suggestions for something different?

 

Thanks!

I just started building my wardrobe and really like Charles Tyrwhitt shirts. 

 

Here's some that aren't solids that you may want to consider:

 

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Sky-_and-white-large-grid-check-slim-fit-dress-shirt?q=usddefault||FC118SWT|||||407,||||||||&sortBy=Price%20(Ascending)

 

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Wine-mini-grid-slim-fit-dress-shirt?q=usddefault||FC119WIN|||||407,||||||||&sortBy=Price%20(Ascending)

 

http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts/Sky-gingham-slim-fit-dress-shirt?q=usddefault||FC091SKY|||||407,||||||||&sortBy=Price%20(Ascending)&page=5

post #15744 of 33197
Preference
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Are pockets on dress shirts a matter of preference or are there rules (i.e. should dress shirts have pockets?)

Purely preference, though some maintain dress shirts should not have a pocket. That is a holdover from a time when most men wore vests. More formal shirts certainly should not have a pocket. Personally, I tend to get shirts with barrel cuffs with a breast pocket, and shirts with french cuffs without.
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I'm sorry .. this might sound stupid .. but where can i ask a question about john lobb shoes .. thank you in advance
post #15747 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

Got a new shirt in the mail today.  TM Lewin St. James collar.  What do you all think of the fit?  Fresh out of the box, I starched it after I tried it on.

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You would be better off with a skinny necktie 2.25" to 2.75" inches. And a little semi-spread as well. smile.gif
post #15748 of 33197
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http://www.kentwang.com/polos

 

Some of the best polos out there :)

They seem nice, great price to. Better then Sunspel?

post #15749 of 33197
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

You would be better off with a skinny necktie 2.25" to 2.75" inches. And a little semi-spread as well. smile.gif
+1
post #15750 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post


My mom said that would mess it up tongue.gif I'm taking it that she's wrong? The holes for the stitching are a bit small. Is there a good tool to loop into the holes? (P.S. I just saw my Dentek teeth cleaning kit and it seems that it might possible work though I'm not too sure)

On a pair of cotton twill slacks like this the stitching holes really will not be visible after a washing or two. I am with you on taking the label off, BTW.
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