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post #17431 of 33080
OK and try the ironing tip too. Good luck!
post #17432 of 33080
Thanks and FWIW I meant collar roll without tie as I see you posted a photo with.
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I like the stuff from Unis. First pair of pants I've ever owned that were truly (by my estimation) slim fit. Ok, and also once at the gap I swear I bought this pair of pants labeled "Gap slim fit" that also fit the bill, but I've never seen it past that one time a few seasons ago, everything else from there since has been a parachute in comparison. Still though, its kept me wandering into that store for years. I'm haunted by those pants. I threw them away after they got some discoloration from industrial strength cleaners (long boring story). 

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I'm also looking for slim-fitting chinos. I'm 5' 7", 145 lbs and in good shape. I tried J. Crew but their fit and quality are terrible. Brooks has better quality but their fit isn't much better. Thanks.
post #17434 of 33080
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Thanks and FWIW I meant collar roll without tie as I see you posted a photo with.

You are going to have a hard time with this. There is no great way to have a nice-looking collar on dress shirts without buttoning the top button and wearing a tie. If you aren't going to do this, you should be looking at a button-down collar.

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Love this watch (birthday present from Mrs Smudge) but not sure that tan is the best colour strap though. Thinking a darker brown, any thoughts / suggestions much appreciated? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I think any dark strap would look fine with that watch dial. You should check out the sales corner on Timezone.com as there are a few sellers on their of reasonably priced watch straps.
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Anyone? Looking for some collar stays that work without the gimmicky magnet.

I've bought several metal sets from Gilt that I like. I think they are usually from Link Up. $20 gets you about 6 pairs.

I also have a set from here, because I needed collar stays which were shorter than the standard that Link Up sells for spread collars:

http://www.stayclip.com/
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You are going to have a hard time with this. There is no great way to have a nice-looking collar on dress shirts without buttoning the top button and wearing a tie. If you aren't going to do this, you should be looking at a button-down collar.
I think that's a bit drastic and think that open button collars can look fine, they just won't look as good as with the top button buttoned and with a tie.
post #17436 of 33080

Noob here who's just starting to build out a shoe collection.

 

I threw on my new Meermin shoes this morning and ran out of the house because I was late for work, and didn't quite notice that it was raining. I have a towel in my car and rubbed my shoes with that after walking from my front door to the vehicle, and after going from the parking garage to the business office. There wasn't much water exposure to the leather, but should I be worried about potential damage to the leather. I guess it's supposed to rain all day, and I have to walk back to my car, then have a couple places to go, so I'm wondering if I should run back home and grab some shoes which are more casual.

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I threw on my new Meermin shoes this morning and ran out of the house because I was late for work, and didn't quite notice that it was raining. I have a towel in
my car and rubbed my shoes with that after walking from my front door to the vehicle, and after going from the parking garage to the business office. There wasn't
much water exposure to the leather, but should I be worried about potential damage to the leather. I guess it's supposed to rain all day, and I have to walk back to
my car, then have a couple places to go, so I'm wondering if I should run back home and grab some shoes which are more casual.

No worries, it happens to the best of us. Take them off tonight, put in shoe trees and lay them on their side. After 24 hours get some Saphir renovateur and slather some of that on them, let dry and buff. Then polish as desired. No harm, no foul.
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My shirts are nothing special $30-40 at retail.
Thought collar stays with a bit of stiffness would help.
Not going to be spending a lot of money on nice shirts at the moment so I'll just experiment with collar stays for now, but stay away from the magnetic ones.
Thanks!

Try a shirt from express men, you can get them on sale for like 30-35, if you like slim cuts then they have some nice fitting shirts too but quality is nothing out of this world, what I found nice was that the shirts come with these metal collar stiffers, same as the typical plastic ones only metal and work great on my spread collar shirts, I only have 2 shirts from express men but I use those 2 sets of pins and switch then out to whatever shirt I wear, they're not too long so you get a nice roll on top and theres no magnet so they don't look weirdly stiff either but they are heavier than the plastic ones so no flying away collar look, ymmv.....
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Noob here who's just starting to build out a shoe collection.

I threw on my new Meermin shoes this morning and ran out of the house because I was late for work, and didn't quite notice that it was raining. I have a towel in my car and rubbed my shoes with that after walking from my front door to the vehicle, and after going from the parking garage to the business office. There wasn't much water exposure to the leather, but should I be worried about potential damage to the leather. I guess it's supposed to rain all day, and I have to walk back to my car, then have a couple places to go, so I'm wondering if I should run back home and grab some shoes which are more casual.

For water protection on my leather shoes I just rub them down with Obenauff LP or mink oil, it will darken the leather a bit when you first rub it in but it works great.....
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For water protection on my leather shoes I just rub them down with Obenauff LP or mink oil, it will darken the leather a bit when you first rub it in but it works great.....

Horrible advice, that stuff is for rough, work boot leather. After applying too much of this stuff you won't be able to work up a good shine anymore. I threw an $800 pair of shoes in the garbage after slathering too much oils and heavy duty LP on them.
post #17441 of 33080

Which size shoe tree to get.

 

I have a size 8UK shoe. 

 

The Allen Edmonds shoe trees I am looking at come in 6-8 or 8-10 ( US sizes  ?? )  are Allen Edmonds USA made.

 

I am thinking I should get the 8-10 size am I right or wrong. 

post #17442 of 33080
Get the 8-10 size Your UK 8 equates to a US 8.5.
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Get the 8-10 size Your UK 8 equates to a US 8.5.

Thanks for advice, I will look at your links now.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

You are going to have a hard time with this. There is no great way to have a nice-looking collar on dress shirts without buttoning the top button and wearing a tie. If you aren't going to do this, you should be looking at a button-down collar.

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I think any dark strap would look fine with that watch dial. You should check out the sales corner on Timezone.com as there are a few sellers on their of reasonably priced watch straps.
I've bought several metal sets from Gilt that I like. I think they are usually from Link Up. $20 gets you about 6 pairs.
I also have a set from here, because I needed collar stays which were shorter than the standard that Link Up sells for spread collars:
http://www.stayclip.com/
I think that's a bit drastic and think that open button collars can look fine, they just won't look as good as with the top button buttoned and with a tie.

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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

Try a shirt from express men, you can get them on sale for like 30-35, if you like slim cuts then they have some nice fitting shirts too but quality is nothing out of this world, what I found nice was that the shirts come with these metal collar stiffers, same as the typical plastic ones only metal and work great on my spread collar shirts, I only have 2 shirts from express men but I use those 2 sets of pins and switch then out to whatever shirt I wear, they're not too long so you get a nice roll on top and theres no magnet so they don't look weirdly stiff either but they are heavier than the plastic ones so no flying away collar look, ymmv.....

Thanks. Will stick with the shirts from Uniqlo right now as I like them. With added darts the fit on me is impeccable. And the reason why I want to stray away from OCBD is that when I get them darted, the middle darting typical of OCBD shirts causes upper blousing of my back. As far as collar stays I just want to minimize the "flying away" of spread collars as that is the only collar I enjoy wearing when I do sport a tie. So, here is to ordering a few collar stays and see how that goes.
post #17445 of 33080
You should wait for sales on Charles Tywhitt shirts. they are decent and can usually be gotten at around $30 on sale. They have constant sales too.
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