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post #22786 of 30147
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Originally Posted by Jwatkins View Post

What do people think of buying overcoats on ebay? I need my first db overcoat and I'm thinking of http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HART-SCHAFFNER-MARX-GOLD-TRUMPETER-DB-Over-TOP-Coat-CASHMERE-Trench-Jacket-38-L-/360694620142?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item53fb131fee
My suit shoulder to shoulder is 17".

Thanks!

I've bought several overcoats from eBay, including my absolute favorite, an old PRL double breasted guards coat that weighs like 15 lbs and is super warm, and looks like it has never been worn. Didn't require a single alteration to fit me spot on. And I paid $60 for the thing.

As will all things eBay, you just need to 1) know what you are looking at--cannot always rely on descriptions, 2) know your size measurements very well, and 3) even if everything looks perfect, know that sometimes things won't work out. For example, I bought a coat once that looked great, fit well, etc, but was just a little long in the tooth. The condition was not such that I felt like I could return it for incorrect description--there were no holes or threadbare spots--it had just clearly been worn hard and didn't have much life left in it. Accept that this might happen and move on.

Also, know that it might take some time to find what you are looking for. I stalked overcoats for a good six months before finding that PRL guards coat I love so much.
post #22787 of 30147

Try as I can, I cannot seem to be able to spot the difference between corrected and full grain leather from online photos.  So, if an expert could just briefly glance at the below (AE) shoes and tell me if they're CG or not, or if there's any other problems with them, that would be great.

 

Woodstock: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF44414_1_40000000001_-1

Boca Raton: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6903_1_40000000001_-1

New Orleans: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4112_1_40000000001_-1

Cahill: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1139_1_40000000001_-1

Neumora: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4233_1_40000000001_-1

Larchmont: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1523_1_40000000001_-1

Granville: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5544_1_40000000001_-1

 

Thanks a lot.

post #22788 of 30147
The Granville might be, I doubt the others are as they are part of their normal line. Only the cheap ones would be.
post #22789 of 30147

Are there any places that sell double sided cufflinks? I know kent wang is one but anywhere else?

 

I want something like this but double sided:

http://www.logsdailclassic.com/products/William-%26-Son-Panther-Cuff-Links.html

http://www.logsdailclassic.com/products/William-%26-Son-Lion-Cuff-Links.html

post #22790 of 30147
How far can/should I trust my mtm tailor to design my suit? Need to get something for my wedding and nothing otr ever world for me (I have 2 mtm suits but both purchased in very conservative styles/colours. Basically online). If the tailor is local is it reasonable to just tell him for example "I want something in a gray that that will stand out a little In a fabric suitable for hot outdoor weather, and look good on someone of my size and shape".
I've read elsewhere people saying you should bother with mtm suiting until you know what you like or you won't know what to ask for, but I don't have much of an option and though maybe this advice is intended more for online mtm suiting?
post #22791 of 30147
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

How far can/should I trust my mtm tailor to design my suit? Need to get something for my wedding and nothing otr ever world for me (I have 2 mtm suits but both purchased in very conservative styles/colours. Basically online). If the tailor is local is it reasonable to just tell him for example "I want something in a gray that that will stand out a little In a fabric suitable for hot outdoor weather, and look good on someone of my size and shape".
I've read elsewhere people saying you should bother with mtm suiting until you know what you like or you won't know what to ask for, but I don't have much of an option and though maybe this advice is intended more for online mtm suiting?

That sounds reasonable to me. Perform some quick research so that you'll have an opinion regarding number of buttons, peak lapels or notch, single- or double-vented jackets, pleats or not, suspenders or side adjusters or belt loops. I specified all the details on my own MTM wedding suit and now almost wish I'd picked notch 2B instead of peak 1B; it limits my options for wearing the suit down the road (it's a hell of a special event outfit but kind of verboten for business use).
post #22792 of 30147
I was looking to see if there was a shoe specific ask a question thread, but ill just post here. What would you guys think of a wingtip monk strap I was thinking of buying
Edited by Joe-Costello - 7/14/13 at 6:07pm
post #22793 of 30147
Gentleman, a nubuck question:

I've got some chalk, and I've got some some talc. (Talcum powder, to be precise. OK, it's baby powder). Will either of these things refresh my bucks on the fly? Or do I need to wait until I can order a proper chalk bag from the internets?

Thanks. biggrin.gif
post #22794 of 30147
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Originally Posted by Joe-Costello View Post

I was looking to see if there was a shoe specific ask a question thread, but ill just post here. What would you guys think of a wingtip monk strap I was thinking of buying

You need to provide a picture at the very least.
Wingtip Monkstrap doesnt sound right to me though.
post #22795 of 30147
I want to grab a pair of Moma derbies. I am usually a 42. Do the momas run true to size, or how should I fit them? A quick answer would be highly appreciated.
post #22796 of 30147
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Originally Posted by Joe-Costello View Post

I was looking to see if there was a shoe specific ask a question thread, but ill just post here. What would you guys think of a wingtip monk strap I was thinking of buying


It depends, if you are buying a quality pair than I think some of them look fantastic. If you are buying a pair from walmart than I disapprove? What kind of answer were you expecting when you don't give us a brand, picture or link?

post #22797 of 30147
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Originally Posted by Joe-Costello View Post

I was looking to see if there was a shoe specific ask a question thread, but ill just post here. What would you guys think of a wingtip monk strap I was thinking of buying

 

Show us a pic.  Conceptually it's not common, but not outrageous either.  I've seen some nice examples on this forum.

post #22798 of 30147
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Originally Posted by Joe-Costello View Post

I was looking to see if there was a shoe specific ask a question thread, but ill just post here. What would you guys think of a wingtip monk strap I was thinking of buying

Sounds a bit asymmetric and not very elegant to me.
post #22799 of 30147

Of those I've seen, I prefer the "austerity" wingtip type.  But let's see some pictures.

post #22800 of 30147
Impulse purchase? Shoot, I sure hope not.
3 button suit. Not 3/2 button suit but a 3 button suit.
Zegna. Milano Fit. Trofeo fabric.
I am 6 ft and 165lbs and 30 years old. Did I FFFFFFFF up on this purchase?!
Fudge, I luved it. But aren't 3 buttons out of style and for taller than 6'4" men?

Edited by rudals1281 - 7/16/13 at 7:06pm
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