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post #23446 of 33019
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That looks good. I have heard though that J. Crew blazers are made rather poorly?

Also, what do you mean with just crickets?

Thx!

 

I just meant that no one seemed to have suggestions of alternatives along those lines ("heard nothing but crickets"). I know some J.Crew stuff is well made, but I'm hoping to find a couple of other options to consider, both stylistically and cost/quality wise.

post #23447 of 33019

Well, thank you for clearing it up. It seems that the jacket is no where to be found, it is all backordered.

Ebay seems to be sparse.

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I bought a used J. Press tie on Ebay, and it turns out it's got a bad crease on the front where someone apparently ironed it, pressing it into the loop on the back.

 

Is there any way to "uncrease" this, as it were?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

 

Tim

post #23449 of 33019
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

I bought a used J. Press tie on Ebay, and it turns out it's got a bad crease on the front where someone apparently ironed it, pressing it into the loop on the back.

Is there any way to "uncrease" this, as it were?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Tim


Steam, maybe, depending upon the type of fabric. Silk ties should never be pressed.
post #23450 of 33019
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Steam, maybe, depending upon the type of fabric. Silk ties should never be pressed.

Thanks.  Sadly, it's silk.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #23451 of 33019

I've been invited to an art deco wedding with a 1920's and 30's theme.

 

Is there any way to pull that off without spending bucks on clothes I'll never wear again?

 

I'll be flying to Austin, TX for the wedding.

 

All suggestions appreciated...

 

Thanks,

post #23452 of 33019
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

I've been invited to an art deco wedding with a 1920's and 30's theme.

Is there any way to pull that off without spending bucks on clothes I'll never wear again?

I'll be flying to Austin, TX for the wedding.

All suggestions appreciated...

Thanks,

That depends. What kind of stuff would you wear again? What kind of clothes do you have now?

The answer may be as simple as wearing one of your regular suits with a loud shirt, somewhat unusual tie, and a tweed linen (noticed you were going to Texas) cap.
post #23453 of 33019
Rent a nice tuxedo. A classic black and white tux is the essence of Deco.
post #23454 of 33019
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Rent a nice tuxedo. A classic black and white tux is the essence of Deco.

+1. From here: https://theblacktux.com
post #23455 of 33019

When/where should I buy clothes?

 

A) New York - 1 week before Christmas 

B) Boston - During Christmas

C) Chicago - After Christmas

D) Los Angeles - After New Years

 

Not from the US so I'm not sure when stores have their sales. Mainly want to check out JCrew, Brooks Brothers, Uniqlo, Allen Edmonds, Epaulet, Nordstrom and Kamakura.

post #23456 of 33019
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

When/where should I buy clothes?


A) New York - 1 week before Christmas 

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post #23457 of 33019
Quote:
Originally Posted by rossoz View Post
 

I've been invited to an art deco wedding with a 1920's and 30's theme.

 

Is there any way to pull that off without spending bucks on clothes I'll never wear again?

 

I'll be flying to Austin, TX for the wedding.

 

All suggestions appreciated...

 

Thanks,

 

I'd look at this the other way round: if you were to buy a sharply tailored double breasted suit, with fairly wide peak lapels in a bold Prince of Wales check, trousers high-waisted with buttoned braces (suspenders) and turn-ups (cuffs), and then wear it with a high-collared white shirt and a strong striped tie, add a pair of spectator shoes (I just bought a classic black and white "Broadstreet" from the Allen Edmonds shoe bank for $99), and of course, a neat cream linen pocket handkerchief....then...

 

You would indeed have "spent bucks", but you would and should most certainly be wearing them again, and probably better dressed than you've ever been.  20s/30s is sharp as hell, and as it happens, rather current at the moment. The only more frivolous touch might be a neat grey fedora hat, but that doesn't have to be expensive, and if you've got the balls, there's no law says you can't wear that again either.

 

Do it. :)


Edited by mimo - 9/9/13 at 6:03am
post #23458 of 33019
I am looking for a minimalist cotton jacket-bomber.

I would exclude Baracutta from the list because the curtain like thing that runs on the back. I would love to buy Valstarino jacket but they do not have 52 size in stock in Japan and I cannot have order processed through their website and the emails I am sending to them bounce back.

Would someone be able to recommend an online store offering Valstarino products, preferably men and women lines, or a substitute for them in a minimalist type of blouson jacket?

Thanks in advance
post #23459 of 33019
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Awesome! Let's hope I won't regret it after Christmas (totally ignoring possible Boxing Day sales...) :P

post #23460 of 33019

Question:


Can someone please explain to me the relation if any between the "S" number of wool and the weight as measured in ounces and the relation of each of these to the durability of the fabric?

 

I assume that other factors being equal the lower the "S" number the more durable the fabric, while the greater the weight the more durable, but is either of these a better predictor of durability than the other?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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