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You need to stop wearing them five times a week.
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Originally Posted by rangen930 View Post

Bought my first pair of AEs (Mactavishes) about 3 months ago. Granted I wear them 5 days per week (to work) but I am suprised to see that the rubber part of the heel is already peeling away from the rest of the heel. AE told me to send them (using supplied UPS label) for inspection. The quick question is will I screw up my recrafting options if i take these to a local shop for repair? Should I just gorilla glue them? I hate to do that. I love these shoes but it seems a shame to start rigging things up this soon. What would you do?
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

You need to stop wearing them five times a week.

Agreed. I used some of this goop to keep the rubber part of a combination heel where it should be after it fell off (of some shell cordovan shoes with JR soles); as long as it doesn't do anything to the welt, AE should be fine with a dab to keep the heel on... but the real problem is wearing the same pair of shoes five days in a row for months at a time.

Two pairs of shoes each worn every other day will last much longer than buying a pair of shoes and buying another pair when the first wears out. Get a rotation going.
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

You need to stop wearing them five times a week.

+1

 

You truly should let leather shoes air/rest one day between wearings.

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Another +1...
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I recently had a suit made but the tailor messed up the breast pocket. The placement is about an inch too high and I've been told it's irreversible. Is there anything I can do about it because it looks awful?
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It's literally a hole in the fabric, so there's not much you can do about it unfortunately.
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that sucks....coz everything else is spot on. Guess I should ask my tailor for a refund. 

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Originally Posted by holkn View Post

I recently had a suit made but the tailor messed up the breast pocket.
I guess I could understand not specifying pocket placement in conversations with the tailor about the desired suit, but didn't you notice the problem with the placement of the pocket prior to the final fitting?

Still seems like something a good tailor ought to get right. Who is this tailor, if you don't mind my asking?

And just to humor me, would you mind putting on the suit, taking a photo, and posting it here? Could be I'll think that the placement of the pocket is just fine, and that it's your perception of it that's the issue. (Meaning no offense, I assure you.)
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Evening guys. I just acquired this linen Armani Collezioni sport coat for cheap. However I was wondering about the versatility, and what you would pair it with. My guess is that it's obviously best suited for spring/summer, and dark pants would be ideal. Indigo denim perhaps? Anyway, if you have any thoughts please feel free to chime in here. I just threw on a random shirt/tie combo for the picture..

 

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Hey,

 

anyway I own a pair of beeswax clarks bushacre 2s and recently I applied the kiwi brown instant wax polish on them because I wanted to darken them and I have a couple questions, any help is great

 

a) was kiwi brown instant wax polish okay for the boots? will it harm them in any way? 

b) i think its cracking a little bit, is that normal? should i dampening a cloth and wiping it over the boots?

c) my friend just gave me a can of obernaufs heavy duty LP the day after I wax polished, can i apply it over the wax polish?

d) how can I remove the wax polish if needed?

 

thanks so much!

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what is the best kind of shirt to go with a charcoal suit in the pattern below? I know i wont go wrong with solid, but can i use a thin stripe shirt?
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

what is the best kind of shirt to go with a charcoal suit in the pattern below? I know i wont go wrong with solid, but can i use a thin stripe shirt?

You can but some may suggest to make the stripe a different scale than what's on the shirt. I think if you wore a candy or dress stripe it may not look great. Maybe bengal. I think hairline stripes could work. You should always vary scale of patterns and textures. You could see how it's possible that a candy-stripe could be the exact same, or close, scale and would throw it off. Pin stripes too. Wide pin stripes, dress stripes, bengal, hairline, etc, could be good. 

 

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

what is the best kind of shirt to go with a charcoal suit in the pattern below? I know i wont go wrong with solid, but can i use a thin stripe shirt?

 

You generally have two possible routes to go. You either chose a stripe pattern that has a more or less comparable size as the pattern of the suit, or you go with a thinner one. The first route is acceptable because the pattern of the suit is somewhat complex and thus there will be no visual war between the two. This route includes the wide/medium pin stripe (if the bigger, usually, white space is similiar to the pattern block of the suit), which, in my opinion, will probably look best. The second possibility is to wear shirt with typical dress stripe, which will genrally be a safer option.

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Hi, does anyone know where to kop this kind of wrist strap? I have been trying to find something similar but all I found are too thick for my like or have other materials, eg wood and metal, on them. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by anandc123 View Post

Hey,

 

anyway I own a pair of beeswax clarks bushacre 2s 

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and recently I applied the kiwi brown instant wax polish on them because I wanted to darken them and I have a couple questions, any help is great

 

a) was kiwi brown instant wax polish okay for the boots? will it harm them in any way? 

b) i think its cracking a little bit, is that normal? should i dampening a cloth and wiping it over the boots?

c) my friend just gave me a can of obernaufs heavy duty LP the day after I wax polished, can i apply it over the wax polish?

d) how can I remove the wax polish if needed?

 

thanks so much!

 

 

 

First, stop buying shoes from Clark's, and stop buying shoes you don't already like.  But:

 

a) no, it won't harm them

 

b) if the "cracks" are small like the wrinkles in your grandmother's eyelids, they are either in the polish because you've applied too much,  or in the surface of the leather because it's not that great (and has an artificial coating).  If the latter, there is nothing to be done save attending to my first piece of advice above.  If the former, cleaning the polish off and starting again is the solution.  There is nothing I can do for your grandmother, but she is beautiful in her own way.  Do not apply Kiwi to her, though.

 

c) I don't know what that means.  But don't pile on loads of stuff (see "b").  Even if you use a renovator and/or a cream polish first, the wax polish should always be last.

 

d) Take a small amount of your wife/grandmother's nail polish remover, and dilute it one part in five with water.  Wipe off the polish gently with a soft cloth e.g. an old cotton t-shirt.  You don't need to strip it all off, just until it's completely dull-looking.

 

You're welcome.  And there are lots of threads here about great shoes.  Even if you read back in this thread, there are lots of suggestions for properly made cheaper shoes.  Many of those suggestions are from me, and most of them regard shoes I've bought for myself or my loved ones.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

what is the best kind of shirt to go with a charcoal suit in the pattern below? I know i wont go wrong with solid, but can i use a thin stripe shirt?

 

Right on both counts: you won't go wrong with solid (this is begging for the SF-approved light blue, and a brownish or burgundy tie).  And you can use a thin stripe.  Contrary to advice above, though, I would suggest respectfully that only a dress or hairline stripe is suitable.  The reason is not the scale of pattern, but that candy and bengal stripes are extremely bold and "city" (think Gordon Gekko 2013), and best suited to solid or certain striped suits in a very rigid business environment.  The softer tones of your lovely suit will not be flattered by thick stripes and bright colours, in my opinion.  Mixing patterns is a bit of an art, and I don't have a suit like yours.  But in terms of scale and tone (albeit much bolder), this might illustrate how a more subtle stripe can work with a less business-y ensemble, with a patterned jacket of similar scale:

Semi-formal pattern combination: dress stripe shirt and gun club check jacket (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by obama View Post

Hi, does anyone know where to kop this kind of wrist strap? I have been trying to find something similar but all I found are too thick for my like or have other materials, eg wood and metal, on them. Thanks.

 

There is a member on here called "Hampton" who, if I recall correctly, has an advertisement for such things in his signature.  You can also buy leather shoelaces and adapt them as you will.  However, speaking personally, I would advise you not to buy this or anything like it.  It was a fad in the mid 80s (alas, I'm old enough to remember the first time around), recently recycled, and will pass very soon.

 

 Therefore it falls firmly in the realms of fashion rather than style, let alone "Classic Menswear", and in my opinion is the mark of a sheep-like follower of i-gent style blogs, and possibly a douchebag.  I'm sure you're not a douchebag.  Leave fashion for teenaged girls and stay in the manly and stylish world of CM. nod[1].gif

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