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That's what dry cleaners are for.

 

I just wanted to know if there were any immediate solutions. Just got into men's fashion recently and have never taken my clothes to a dry cleaner before, but I'll have to do that.

 

Hand soap and water has cleared up most of the stain, but I'll take it to the dry cleaner tom.

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If you bring it to the cleaner, better don't do anything.

And if you do something, use bile soap.
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Originally Posted by Rum Runner View Post

I am considering having a new suit made, I am set on a three piece (with no lapels on the vest), however as all of my current suits are notch lapels, I was hoping to make the three-piece with a peak lapel. My issue is as an individual of smaller stature I have made all my current suits with narrow lapels (regular sized lapels look unusually large on me), approx. 2.25".

 

My question is, has anyone seen narrow peak lapels on a suit? And if so, I would appreciate someone positing some pics so that I can determine whether it would look odd on a suit.

 

Thanks SF brethren!
 


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What happened to the thread with a comprehensive list of high-end shoes, with pictures? IIRC, it included a picture of swatches showing the colors of John Lobb leathers. I'm looking for suedes in particular. I'd greatly appreciate a link. TIA.
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What are typical Louis Vuitton bags made of? They look like leather, but I am not sure. 

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how much do ermenegildo zegna trefeo milano cut suits in staple colors like navy or charcoal cost?
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I'm planning on building my dress shirt wardrobe from the ground up. Soon, I'm going to commission a couple of MTM shirts from my tailor to see how the fit/quality is. But I haven't decided what cloth to go with. Would it be more practical to go with easily found staples that would be slightly more versatile (white spread and blue OCBD) or less common shirts that are harder to find OTR (red microcheck and black/white gingham, perhaps)?

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Originally Posted by Redbird13 View Post

I'm planning on building my dress shirt wardrobe from the ground up. Soon, I'm going to commission a couple of MTM shirts from my tailor to see how the fit/quality is. But I haven't decided what cloth to go with. Would it be more practical to go with easily found staples that would be slightly more versatile (white spread and blue OCBD) or less common shirts that are harder to find OTR (red microcheck and black/white gingham, perhaps)?

What do you already have by way of staples and how good are they? If you already have white and blue spread collar ish shirts in a decent quality that fit well, you could branch out a little. If those need upgrading, start with those.
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

What kind of shirts would not go well with charcoal pants?

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

 I agree that medium gray is more versatile, but because it pairs better with a variety of jackets, including a navy one. It provides a bit more contrast with the navy than charcoal does.

I agree that navy would pair better with a medium gray than with charcoal, but I think thats it.

I also think charcoal is a better choice for clarksdb in particular since he stated its his first pair of wool trousers, so I'm assuming its his only pair and charcoal is not only very versatile but its also a color of trouser that doesn't stand out or gets noticed too much, meaning that you could wear it (or repeat it) more often without being noticed, not sure if it made sense but I hope you got it....

I used to wear trousers everyday to the office in my past job and had tons of different colored trousers but the ones I used the most were charcoal, medium gray, chocolate brown and navy, all very versatile but personally I found charcoal the best.
Edited by canstyleace - 9/17/12 at 7:28pm
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Originally Posted by Rum Runner View Post

I am considering having a new suit made, I am set on a three piece (with no lapels on the vest), however as all of my current suits are notch lapels, I was hoping to make the three-piece with a peak lapel. My issue is as an individual of smaller stature I have made all my current suits with narrow lapels (regular sized lapels look unusually large on me), approx. 2.25".

My question is, has anyone seen narrow peak lapels on a suit? And if so, I would appreciate someone positing some pics so that I can determine whether it would look odd on a suit.

Thanks SF brethren!

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Do you mean something like any of these?

viridiann-narrowpeaklapel.jpg
viridiann-narrowpeaklapel2.jpg
three-piece-suit-2011.jpg
peaklapel.jpg
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Edited by canstyleace - 9/17/12 at 7:40pm
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

What are typical Louis Vuitton bags made of? They look like leather, but I am not sure. 

If by "typical" you mean the classic brown monogram line of bags then its coated canvas, if you meant something else then please be more specific or post a picture of the bag.......
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My last few suits have been bought off rack and tailored and one has been MTM. A recurring problem on all of them is that on the back of the jacket, there is a crease at the top of the flap (all have been double vents). Is there any way to eliminate this crease through tailoring? Or is bespoke the only way to go? What I'd like to have resembles this but with a double vent...

 

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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

I agree that navy would pair better with a medium gray than with charcoal, but I think thats it.

"That's it"? That's a really, really important one.

You can wear mid gray trousers every day and it won't be noticed. They're not particularly loud, and certainly not loud enough where they'll stand out if you wear them several days in a row.

Medium gray is a conservative color, and THE default odd trouser for most men. If they own nothing else, they own a blue blazer and gray trousers. We're not talking a neon green with red checks here, though I'm sure somebody on this forum owns a pair of those.
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Ok fair enough, I can see your point and its a valid one, in the end though I guess I just have a personal preference towards charcoal.
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All - I'm in need of an interview suit ASAP as I'm told black suits are not totally appropriate for interviews (have a black theory suit that fits perfect and I love...but hate to risk standing out considering it's Big 3 consulting firms). Any suggestions on trim fit suits in Chicago? I was looking at Nordstrom and found this which I liked a lot: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/boss-black-jam-sharp-trim-fit-grey-virgin-wool-suit/3023542?origin=category&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=200

It seemed to fit the bill and I think I could get Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue to tailor it pretty quickly...by Friday at the latest I'm hoping (or would a non-Nordstrom tailor be better...?).
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