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post #18346 of 30552
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Originally Posted by Zack Fowler View Post

I'm looking for a pair of winter boots that I can wear around campus through some light rain and snow.  I've been browsing SF and have been falling in love with wingtip boots, especially the AE Daltons.  I don't have $300+ to drop on a pair of boots right now, though.  What are some alternative choices for wingtip boots that I can wear in mild winter weather around campus that wont run me past $200? 

Thanks guys!

Florsheim Gaffney - $140.00
Mike Konos Wingtip - $150.00
post #18347 of 30552
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Originally Posted by Zack Fowler View Post

I'm looking for a pair of winter boots that I can wear around campus through some light rain and snow.  I've been browsing SF and have been falling in love with wingtip boots, especially the AE Daltons.  I don't have $300+ to drop on a pair of boots right now, though.  What are some alternative choices for wingtip boots that I can wear in mild winter weather around campus that wont run me past $200? 

Thanks guys!

You can find AE boots for $200 or less from the shoe bank.
post #18348 of 30552
While we're on the subject of AE, has anyone been to the AE outlet in Ohio (Tanger Outlets)? Is it worth a trip?
post #18349 of 30552

Bought a pair of trousers which fit fine but seem to "sway" at the bottom when I'm walking, they're wool. Never been a fan of hemming but would a hem help them fall better?

 

They are 34 x 32 by the way.

post #18350 of 30552
What do you mean buy "sway"? Are they too roomy in the cuff for your tastes, and not tapered enough to have a more modern look?

Pics if possible.
post #18351 of 30552

I'll edit this post with a picture when I get back. By sway I mean when I take a step the front of pant will go forward and sort of come back and hit my ankle when I retract my step I've been thinking about getting it tapered but thought a hem might do a better job of preventing that.

post #18352 of 30552
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Originally Posted by dena View Post

I'll edit this post with a picture when I get back. By sway I mean when I take a step the front of pant will go forward and sort of come back and hit my ankle when I retract my step I've been thinking about getting it tapered but thought a hem might do a better job of preventing that.

Tapering and shortening are two very different thing. If the trousers are too long, have them shortened. If you want them trimmer, have them tapered.

Example of the different breaks here: http://www.effortlessgent.com/the-break-how-to-choose-the-best-pants-length-how-to-tell-your-tailor/
post #18353 of 30552

looking for a nice leather belt that's better suited for formal wear. any recommednations? preferably less than 100. simple, probably a sqaure buckle. 

post #18354 of 30552
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Tapering and shortening are two very different thing. If the trousers are too long, have them shortened. If you want them trimmer, have them tapered.
Example of the different breaks here: http://www.effortlessgent.com/the-break-how-to-choose-the-best-pants-length-how-to-tell-your-tailor/

 

Thank you, the length is fine, just seems that the leg opening is too much, I measured them before and they are an 8", most of my trousers are "7.5, so I'll definitely have them tapered over the weekend. 

post #18355 of 30552

Two questions...answers to either or both would be much appreciated! 

 

 

QUESTION 1:

 

A) If a tailor takes IN the waist on trousers (34 -> 32), can it be reversed in the future (32 -> 34), or is it permanent?

 

B) If a tailor takes OUT the waist on trousers (32 -> 34), can it be reversed in the future (34 -> 32), or is it permanent.

 

 

QUESTION 2:

 

Which is better:

 

A) Buy trousers with an ideal waist but baggy thighs (and have thighs taken in).

 

B) Buy trousers with ideal thighs ( andhave the waist taken in).

 

 

Thanks!! :)

post #18356 of 30552
bik,

I don't think belts are for formal wear.
post #18357 of 30552
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

bik,
I don't think belts are for formal wear.

what? why not? okay so maybe formal isn't the right word. i'm thinking like business casual type of wear.

post #18358 of 30552
Formalwear means tux and stuff- traditionally no belts. Try Trafalgar.
post #18359 of 30552

So there are some great deals to be had out there on SCs and Suits, however my question is, I am right at a 38R.  If I buy a 40R jacket (implying a good tailor) can it be tailored sufficiently to fit me well?

post #18360 of 30552
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Originally Posted by Jhors2 View Post

I am right at a 38R.  If I buy a 40R jacket (implying a good tailor) can it be tailored sufficiently to fit me well?
Given sufficient money and sufficient tailoring skill, almost any downsize alteration is possible. But as a practical matter, it is almost always far wiser to buy the right size, than to buy the wrong size in the expectation that it can be altered to fit.

Yes, even when the right size is more difficult to find than is the wrong size.
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