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post #16531 of 30727

So, I ended up getting one of those Zegna cloth suits from Off Fifth for ~$350. Its one of the made in the USA ones (which is an Abboud suit), half canvased and fits like a glove. I was in a tough spot b/c I needed to have a conservative suit for law firm interviews and only had a small window of time to be able to buy the suit and get it to my tailor in time plus I didn't enough money for the suit I'd been saving for (Samuelsohn). So, is this thing complete crap or can it be a decent rotation every day work suit?

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Originally Posted by Nailjohnj View Post

So, I ended up getting one of those Zegna cloth suits from Off Fifth for ~$350. Its one of the made in the USA ones (which is an Abboud suit), half canvased and fits like a glove. I was in a tough spot b/c I needed to have a conservative suit for law firm interviews and only had a small window of time to be able to buy the suit and get it to my tailor in time plus I didn't enough money for the suit I'd been saving for (Samuelsohn). So, is this thing complete crap or can it be a decent rotation every day work suit?

I'd say that's a good buy. Half canvassed out of good cloth for $350 is nothing to sneeze at.
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My dress shoe front tip portion of the sole is wearing down pretty fast, is this normal or am I wearing them too much? Should I use toe taps?
post #16534 of 30727
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My dress shoe front tip portion of the sole is wearing down pretty fast, is this normal or am I wearing them too much? Should I use toe taps?

The portions of sole that show wear the quickest are the toe and heel, respectively.  Using taps on each will noticeably prolong the life of your leather soles and heels.  It is relatively cheap to pay your local cobbler, or you can install them yourself.  When the taps get worn down, simply replace the old taps with new.

 

This will feel awkward at first but you will quickly grow accustomed to them.  In fact, one of my heel taps fell off last week (needed to be replaced anyway), and it felt strange walking about town until I replaced it.

post #16535 of 30727

Whar do you call this style of shirt?  Is it simply double breasted or is there another name for yhe style?

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d140/blazesemporium/Gents2/lapidusplaid1.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d140/blazesemporium/Gents2/lapidusplaid2.jpg

Thanks in advance for any hewlp.

post #16536 of 30727

Let me try asking on this thread ... I love this "tall" collar. What is the correct language to use in describing this, i.e., How would you order it?63d3a33f.jpg
 

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Let me try asking on this thread ... I love this "tall" collar. What is the correct language to use in describing this, i.e., How would you order it?63d3a33f.jpg

 

Perhaps pB himself will answer that question for you...
post #16538 of 30727

I purchased this pair of Cole Haan's today from the Rack for $59. The right shoe has what appears to be "stretch marks". Is this repairable?

 


 

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

Perhaps pB himself will answer that question for you...
I want to know, rather, where you can buy shirts with low collar(so a lot of your neck shows)
Oh and I could probably ask this tomorrow by calling ralph lauren, butt just wanna know real quick;
do you know if I could exchange a rlbl suit which I bought at neiman marcus, for a same suit with same size in different color at ralph lauren?
Edited by smk - 8/6/12 at 9:24pm
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

My dress shoe front tip portion of the sole is wearing down pretty fast, is this normal or am I wearing them too much? Should I use toe taps?

 Topys are another option.

post #16541 of 30727
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Originally Posted by TRIALnERROR View Post

I purchased this pair of Cole Haan's today from the Rack for $59. The right shoe has what appears to be "stretch marks". Is this repairable?

 


 

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As far as i know it can only be repaired by re-stretching it. Which is quite a process. Allen Edmond only does it when they take of the sole and replace it.

post #16542 of 30727

What would be the most appropriate type of outer pockets for a smart navy blazer with chrome/silver-coloured metal buttons - patch pockets, standard flap pockets, or slanted/hacking flap pockets? 

post #16543 of 30727
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Originally Posted by smk View Post

I want to know, rather, where you can buy shirts with low collar(so a lot of your neck shows)
Oh and I could probably ask this tomorrow by calling ralph lauren, butt just wanna know real quick;
do you know if I could exchange a rlbl suit which I bought at neiman marcus, for a same suit with same size in different color at ralph lauren?

I do not know the maker of the shirt; however, I do know two things: that is a Drake's tie and this outfit is accompanied by freshly shined black non-derby shoes.

It's doubtful RL will exchange that suit. They will demand a proof of purchase (receipt) and they will turn their nose when they see a NM receipt. Maybe their customer service is feeling generous tomorrow. Doesn't hurt to give them a call
post #16544 of 30727
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

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My dress shoe front tip portion of the sole is wearing down pretty fast, is this normal or am I wearing them too much?
Should I use toe taps?

yes
post #16545 of 30727
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

 In fact, one of my heel taps fell off last week (needed to be replaced anyway), and it felt strange walking about town until I replaced it.

how can a heel tap fall off when done correctly?

rubber:

heel.jpg

metal(mine):

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heel & toe

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