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post #15961 of 30951
I am having an issue with several pairs of my shoes (C&J in particular). When walking, there is a whooshing noise that comes from the shoes as if air is being forced out of the shoe on each step.

Does this come from heel movement? My heels do not lift or rub, but there does seem to be some slight movement. I tried on this size and a size smaller in the shop, but this seemed to work better.

Any clues what causes this and how it can be rectified?

Thanks
post #15962 of 30951
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Originally Posted by GumbyFan View Post

I am having an issue with several pairs of my shoes (C&J in particular). When walking, there is a whooshing noise that comes from the shoes as if air is being forced out of the shoe on each step.
Does this come from heel movement? My heels do not lift or rub, but there does seem to be some slight movement. I tried on this size and a size smaller in the shop, but this seemed to work better.
Any clues what causes this and how it can be rectified?
Thanks

I have the same issue with a pair of Allen Edmonds loafers. They fit great, so I am not going to take them back and get a different size. I also don't know how to get rid of the noise.

post #15963 of 30951
If my pant waist fits fine, but the pockets are flaring, does that mean they're too tight in the seat?
post #15964 of 30951
Most likely, yes. Better to fit the seat and have the waist taken in.
post #15965 of 30951
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post


It refers to the type of yarn used to weave the cloth; nothing to do with the cut of the finished garment . High twist yarn is harder and stronger than "low twist": fresco is a high twist cloth, flannel a low twist. As i understand it, it has to do with the angle and tightness with which the separate strands of wool are woven together to make the yarn.
I suggest you lurk on the forum for a while longer before you buy anything...

 

Thank you! Does that imply a high twist cloth will have a certain kind of hand/feel? I'm not familiar with fresco so I can't compare mentally the difference between it and flannel. Would this have any effect on the way it drapes/is there any conventional wisdom about buying pieces with higher vs. lower twist?

post #15966 of 30951
Are the front pockets of a sport coat supposed to be functional, do you ever store anything in them?

The tailor that I go to told me that you are not supposed to use them.
post #15967 of 30951
If you store heavy stuff in there regularly, the pockets can bag over time. Thus the recommendation against using them. But it's up to you. They work, and some guys like the look of a well-loved garment.
post #15968 of 30951
I use the front pockets for small things fairly often. Big bulky stuff? No, but if, say, I run to the drugstore and whatever small item (say a tin of altoids), I'll throw it in there rather than carrying it in a bag.
post #15969 of 30951

locking for a sports coat worn by Robert deniro in movie casino,it was blue but a deep color can't seem to find any manufacturer that carries it.It was unique

post #15970 of 30951
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

If you store heavy stuff in there regularly, the pockets can bag over time. Thus the recommendation against using them. But it's up to you. They work, and some guys like the look of a well-loved garment.

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I use the front pockets for small things fairly often. Big bulky stuff? No, but if, say, I run to the drugstore and whatever small item (say a tin of altoids), I'll throw it in there rather than carrying it in a bag.

Thanks for the replies guys!
post #15971 of 30951
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

If you store heavy stuff in there regularly, the pockets can bag over time. Thus the recommendation against using them. But it's up to you. They work, and some guys like the look of a well-loved garment.

What about the inside pockets?
post #15972 of 30951
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

What about the inside pockets?
A jacket's inside pockets are intended to be used. One might routinely carry a wallet or a pair of glasses in the breast pocket, for example. Stuffing a pocket so full that it presents an unsightly bulge isn't recommended, but the same could just as easily be said for pants pockets.

The outside pockets aren't really intended to be used (not counting the outside breast pocket, which might hold a pocket square). Indeed, more than a few men don't even have removed the basting which hold these pockets closed. (That's right - these outside pockets often come stitched closed when you buy them.) The rationale - assuming the failure to remove the stitching is an intentional decision, and not simply a product of ignorance - is that if the pockets can't be used, the man won't wind up using them out of force of habit. For example, he won't be able to put his keys in the pocket, won't stand around with his hand in his pocket, etc.

Personally, I think the stitches should be removed, but the pockets shouldn't be used for anything larger/heavier than a ticket stub. And ideally, shouldn't be used at all.

However, to the extent using a jacket's outside pockets can be tolerated, I tolerate it far more readily when we're talking about, say, a casual sport coat, or even the ubiquitous navy blazer, than when the jacket is part of a suit.
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Michael
post #15973 of 30951

What are some online stores that sell brown boots similar to http://www.barneys.com/Shoto-Combat-Boot/501531080,default,pd.html?index=3 or http://www.barneys.com/Buttero-Lace-Up-Boot/00505001550238,default,pd.html?index=2.

 

I was considering those two, but unfortunately, they don't have them in my size (I am a size 7D). Any recommendations for a similar boot are recommended as well.

post #15974 of 30951
Is there a thread explaining sport coats and suits? I know there is one for shoes and pants. I am looking for one that goes into detail about how I can determine the quality of a sport coat.
post #15975 of 30951
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

, won't stand around with his hand in his pocket, etc.
Personally, I think the stitches should be removed, but the pockets shouldn't be used for anything larger/heavier than a ticket stub. And ideally, shouldn't be used at all.
However, to the extent using a jacket's outside pockets can be tolerated, I tolerate it far more readily when we're talking about, say, a casual sport coat, or even the ubiquitous navy blazer, than when the jacket is part of a suit.
--
Michael

I shove my hands in my pockets all the time. It's frequent enough and mindless enough that I didn't even think of it until you mentioned it.

Yeah, that has decent odds to deform pockets over time, if it's not an old wives tale. Even if it is true, the flaps are there to hid the sagging (part of the reason formalwear isn't supposed to have any- everything is supposed to be pristine, and obviously so), and clothes are meant to be worn. And yeah, nothing looks better than an old tweed coat that's perfectly broken in to your body and how you use it. I haven't had any pockets deform on me yet (though a few pairs of jeans suffer), but I won't be terribly saddened if they do.
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