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Can anyone tell me if these pants can be tapered at all? With there being an elastic cuff at the bottom? 

 

I just got these in the mail today and they clump up at the bottom, and are very loose so they look like MC Hammer pants.


Edited by MonsieurLock - 12/11/12 at 10:06pm
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I was thinking about picking up a pair of AE Fifth Aves in brown (I have them in black), but they are so dark in brown that I was wondering if it was worth it. 

 

Would getting the Fifths in brown open up any clothing possibilities, or are they too dark and too formal? Could I wear these with, say, navy dress pants? Probably not chinos, correct?

 

Thank you.

 

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^ get the Walnut ones... I have them both (black & walnut)
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Can this linen suit jacket, or one in navy, be worn as an odd jacket?

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I Am Curious what is the Average Salespersons Commision,,,working at A RRL Store,,in Los Angeles,Ca
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for $500 and under suits, BR Monogram or CK?

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Can this linen suit jacket, or one in navy, be worn as an odd jacket?

One in Navy certainly can. Especially with its different coloured buttons.
I have one which has brown horn buttons and it goes perfect as an odd jacket.
People will say no as it's part of a suit. But it looks good, so why not.
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^ get the Walnut ones... I have them both (black & walnut)

I was hoping for more comments about the brown ones I posted. Thanks for the reply, though.
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I was hoping for more comments about the brown ones I posted. Thanks for the reply, though.

I have the brown ones, and I think they are worth getting. They are dark, but not so dark that someone would ever mistake them for black. After a few wears and shines, they start to develop a nice patina. They are also considerably more conservative than the walnut ones and look great with a navy suit.

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Can this linen suit jacket, or one in navy, be worn as an odd jacket?


I think so, especially in navy as powneb noted. To me, the criterion is "is it obviously part of a suit?" Double-breasted and pinstripes jackets are obvious no-no's, but given that this one's a solid color and linen, I don't think anyone's going to know, especially if you change the buttons to, say, dark brown.

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I was out thrifting today, and I found these shoes for ten bucks. Can anybody help me by identifying them? As a hint, one of them says "Permasole--the lifetime sole" on the inside of the sole. Would it even be worth it to take it to a shoe repair place to get the loose sole reattached? Thank you so much for your help.

 

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Forgive me if this has been asked before but I've been trying to buy better made clothing recently and I'm wondering why (for example) a $165 button down shirt from Unionmade is worth the extra money vs. say your run of the mill button down that costs 1/3 of the price. I know there is going to be a bit of a cost increase due to it being made in the USA but is the quality really that much better?

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Can donegal fabric be worn in the summer?
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^^^^^^^^^^^

Nope!
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Forgive me if this has been asked before but I've been trying to buy better made clothing recently and I'm wondering why (for example) a $165 button down shirt from Unionmade is worth the extra money vs. say your run of the mill button down that costs 1/3 of the price. I know there is going to be a bit of a cost increase due to it being made in the USA but is the quality really that much better?

Yes, there certainly is a cost increase because an item is made in the USA. But that is not the only reason most of us are not interested in purchasing shirts from run-of-the-mill factories. And if by 'run-of-the-mill button downs' you mean the kind of shirts which line the shelves of Sears and Macy's, etc. then ---
From an wide, overhead view, most forum members purchase quality shirts (and most other menswear items) using the Substantive Procedures Method of FFC. Fit Test, Fabric Test, & Construction Test. If the tests meet predicted level of quality, they can move on to further analytical procedures.

As for the last part of your question: 'Is the quality really that much better?' This is a value judgement. Materiality of the shirt in question is entirely up to the Forum Member's professional judgement. With enough hits on the search button they hopefully will exercise their judgement with professionalism and due care. smile.gif
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