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post #21046 of 33197

Do hugo boss or ralph lauren have big sales for their suits? And if so, how often? (was asking because I need suit pants)

post #21047 of 33197

Looking for a suede jacket like this:

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/se/sv/zara-neu-S2013/358050/1050339/MOCKAJACKA

 

Never worn or owned a suede jacket before. So i'm after one now, in fact is that jacket good quality that Zara have? What should I be looking for.

 

Also good brands that I should look up would help!

post #21048 of 33197
I wear 8M i my sebago Docksides. Considering buying a pair of Sperrys. How is the Sperry A/O compared to docksides in size?
post #21049 of 33197

I have these shoes that I bought years ago with a fairly long split toe. Do the proportions look odd to you ? 

post #21050 of 33197
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Originally Posted by PiCcolocV View Post

Would this tie be able to pull double duty as part of work attire, say navy suit and white shirt?

My answer is no. You need something more stronger in color. That tie may be better complement a different shirt color and not white.

http://www.kentwang.com/ties/glen-plaid.html
post #21051 of 33197
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Do hugo boss or ralph lauren have big sales for their suits? And if so, how often? (was asking because I need suit pants)
Ralph lauren - depends. Ive not seen black labels go on sale. But other labels do
Boss - if u r going to be spending some $800+ then might as well go to Brooks bros cus they have sales now and plus Boss is...not well regarded around here for many reasons
post #21052 of 33197
I'm selling my RL purple label suit right now
post #21053 of 33197
Is there a beginners' guide to shoecare that you guys would recommend? I've recently gotten my first pairs of decent shoes (Church's, Aldens, Tricker's, that kind of stuff) and I'm pretty clueless as far as what I should do. I hear words like Saphir and Venetian cream thrown around a lot but don't know what should be used for what, etc.
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post #21055 of 33197
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

Is there a beginners' guide to shoecare that you guys would recommend? I've recently gotten my first pairs of decent shoes (Church's, Aldens, Tricker's, that kind of stuff) and I'm pretty clueless as far as what I should do. I hear words like Saphir and Venetian cream thrown around a lot but don't know what should be used for what, etc.

The simplest way to care for your shoes is to buy a slightly darker shade of cream polish from Saphir if you need to cover any scoffs or marks, or just use the clear one if you just want a polish. You can order them from Ron's store, he has most excellent customer service. http://www.riderbootshop.com/
You can buy a cleaner from there too, or use the re-branded one from Allen Edmonds. They used to have free shipping there. Also, buy a brush for brown polish and brush for black polish. I also have one for clear polish, but I'm OCD like that. You don't need to buy polishing cloth, just use an old t-shirt.
Take out the laces. Wipe the shoes with a damp towel. Let it dry. Apply the cleaner and conditioner. Let it dry. Apply a little bit of Saphir cream. Let it dry for 5 minutes. Brush vigorously with an appropriate brush. Finish off with an old t-shirt. Brush before wearing.

If you want to go really hardcore, then you can apply a layer of wax afterwards. There's a lot of youtube tutorials on that. I seldom do that lately, and the shine is still good enough.

Hope that helps.
post #21056 of 33197

Wait, if you can't wear a glen-plaid wedding tie with a navy suit and white shirt, what can you wear it with?

 

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Originally Posted by PiCcolocV View Post
My answer is no. You need something more stronger in color. That tie may be better complement a different shirt color and not white.
 
post #21057 of 33197
Quick question on when you get your suit cleaned:

I just went to an interview, and in the 15min walk to the building, it rained a decent amount. I had an umbrella, but a fair amount of water still hit my sleeves and bottom of my pants.

For the most part, it seemed to just bead up and wipe off with paper towels once I got there.

Should I take this to the dry cleaners, or not worry about it since it was just water? (Not sure how dirty rain is. This was in NYC).
post #21058 of 33197
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post

Quick question on when you get your suit cleaned:

I just went to an interview, and in the 15min walk to the building, it rained a decent amount. I had an umbrella, but a fair amount of water still hit my sleeves and bottom of my pants.

For the most part, it seemed to just bead up and wipe off with paper towels once I got there.

Should I take this to the dry cleaners, or not worry about it since it was just water? (Not sure how dirty rain is. This was in NYC).

It's water. Wool is not some ultra super delicate material that will be irreparably damaged by water, even if said water was not perfectly pure. Dry cleaning is actually a somewhat harsh process, and should be used sparingly. Wool repels a lot of crap, and is anti microbial, so it doesn't need it often- your primary mode of cleaning should be brushing every once in a while.
post #21059 of 33197

I found answers to similar questions, but they were more focused on the waist so I was hoping someone could give me a more specific answer. I found a suit that I like but they don't make the in between size I need for my pants. I'm generally a 33x30. The store has a 32x30 and the pants (slim cut) fit well through the legs and on the waist, but are too tight in the crotch and seat. The 34x30 on the other hand looks too baggy on me. What would give me better results? Buying the 32x30 and having a tailor let it out where needed or buying the 34x30 and having the tailor take it in where needed?

post #21060 of 33197

When wearing suspenders with a shirt that has epaulettes, is it correct to put the suspenders under, or over the epaulettes?

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