"Some guy I know" spilled chocolate ice cream on his poplin gingham shirt today. "That guy" tried spraying Shout onto the stain and then running it through the wash, but the stain is still subtly there (or so "that guy" tells me).
How to remove?
Tell that guy- do not dry the shirt until the stain is out or it will set. Oxyclean spray or powder and spot treat, let sit for a bit then rub fabric together to clean and rinse. Run it through the wash again and check it. Or- take it to a local cleaner (not someone who just sends it off to a central location) and tell them what a slob your friend is and ask if they can get it out for you.
That's what I do for my stains- which I make a lot of.
The problem I have, and maybe you too it seems, is finding sufficient variety locally to try on. There's no substitute for wearing stuff. But once you know some lasts that fit you well from particular makers, you're set for a good choice by mail order. As it is, dealing with good vendors is worthwhile because you can ask questions, return stuff and work together to find things that are right for you. It's worth the initial effort.
I've found www.herringshoes.co.uk and www.pediwear.co.uk very good to deal with, and their websites make it very easy to search in your size (and for sale items in your size!). Affiliate vendors here like Bespoke England, Skoaktiebolaget and The Armoury have a really good reputation on the forum for service. What they all have in common is small, self-run businesses that have to invest in happy customers by giving some time and effort. If you're buying from Yoox or wherever, you might occasionally get a bargain, but mostly not, and prepare for frustration (and dishonest "tax charges" by the way!).
(But what size and last are those boots? You can pick them up for me if they're a 9.5 on the 026 or similar...!)
I understand. Indian made Loakes start at about $150, and I have one pair myself that I like very much. Pediwear has a good selection, and often throw in extras like free trees or a tie. Herring have some too, and also some of their own lines that are made by Loake's Indian factory for the same price.
Just took two sport coats to the tailor to get some waist supression. The tailor marked chalk on the "rear/side" seams, that run along the sides of the back that run up from the double vents. \
Is that right? Or should I call them and tel them to change it? I thought waist supression was supposed to be taken in on the sides, not the rear/side area.. (Middle picture, that seam).