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Fair enough. biggrin.gif
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These are the black aldo boots I picked up. A little pricey for Aldo shoes at 90, but I think they look good. These ones were made in mexico, not china, as well.




Edited by ridethecliche - 10/18/13 at 11:35am
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Fair enough. biggrin.gif

 

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Sound point " ridethecliche" ...those of us pasty-faced by mid-October must choose more carefully.    

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I know sleeve length is a somewhat personal thing, but wanted to ask for some feedback anyway. Are these sleeves a bit too short, or just right? The cuff is buttoned in this picture.



Secondly, and this sounds kind of silly, but what's the proper way to put on a jacket and get the shirt sleeves where they're supposed to be? If the shirt sleeve length and cuff diameter allow, one can pinch the cuff between one's fingers and the meaty part of the hand, pulling the sleeve through. That's just barely possible with the sleeves on this shirt, though. Or is the answer simply to have the cuff be tight enough to not ride too far up the wrist and pull the sleeve out once the jacket is on?
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I know sleeve length is a somewhat personal thing, but wanted to ask for some feedback anyway. Are these sleeves a bit too short, or just right? The cuff is buttoned in this picture.



Secondly, and this sounds kind of silly, but what's the proper way to put on a jacket and get the shirt sleeves where they're supposed to be? If the shirt sleeve length and cuff diameter allow, one can pinch the cuff between one's fingers and the meaty part of the hand, pulling the sleeve through. That's just barely possible with the sleeves on this shirt, though. Or is the answer simply to have the cuff be tight enough to not ride too far up the wrist and pull the sleeve out once the jacket is on?

 

For a barrel sleeve (i.e. buttons, no cuff links) your length looks just fine.  If the sleeve gets caught up inside the jacket sleeve when you put on your jacket, grab the cuff between your palm and fingers as you pull it through the sleeve - if the sleeve's too short, leave it unbuttoned so you can grab a corner of it to hold, and keep it in place while you don the jacket, then button it up after.

post #24021 of 31071
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Are these sleeves a bit too short, or just right?
The length looks okay to me.
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Secondly, and this sounds kind of silly, but what's the proper way to put on a jacket and get the shirt sleeves where they're supposed to be? If the shirt sleeve length and cuff diameter allow, one can pinch the cuff between one's fingers and the meaty part of the hand, pulling the sleeve through. That's just barely possible with the sleeves on this shirt, though. Or is the answer simply to have the cuff be tight enough to not ride too far up the wrist and pull the sleeve out once the jacket is on?
As you note, the "pinch shirt cuff while putting one's arm into jacket sleeve" approach is time tested and can prove fairly effective.

I can't believe that nobody's marketing some device which clips onto one's shirt sleeve cuff, and anchors to one's finger, preventing the shirt sleeve from riding up when one puts on a jacket. Surely, tens of thousands could be sold at $17.95 each, resulting in the brilliant inventor/marketer reaping a substantial profit. (Hey, I thought up the idea, so I want in on the ground floor.)

Alternatively, the shirt sleeve ride-up problem can be minimized by wearing jackets the sleeves of which aren't overly snug. Or, if the shirt sleeve does ride up a bit after putting on the jacket, reaching up into the jacket sleeve and tugging down the shirt sleeve via the use of thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand, is usually practical and can typically be done sufficiently unobtrusively so as to avoid attracting undue attention. (Of course, the old school, traditional rule has it that a gentleman does not remove his jacket in public. Such being the case, there would be no occasion for anyone else to see how you address this problem.)

Then again, perhaps this is an inherently trivial problem, and wasting more than half a second to it is excessive. But in a world where wars have been waged over which end of the soft boiled egg to crack (the bloody 18th century Endianess War, fought between the Lilliputs and the Blefescu, comes to mind), who is to say that a given issue is too unimportant to merit our attention, eh?
post #24022 of 31071
Thanks for the feedback, gentlemen!
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Any input on the shoe picture earlier? I'll post a pic or two of just the shoes later if that'll help.

post #24024 of 31071
The 90 buck Aldo's? What's there to say?
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not sure if this is the right way to ask a question for a quick reply....

 

Does anyone know the width of fabrics currently being sold by Gladson? The fabric I have in mind is a two ply 170's cotton...Is it 45" or 36"?

 

Thanks!

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The 90 buck Aldo's? What's there to say?

 

Lets see how they hold up, but I think they look pretty good. Obviously, the devils in the details and the stitching isn't great... I'll probably wear them like once every week or two so I expect that I'll get atleast a couple of years out of them!

 

The uppers are softer than my AE's actually! I wanted to post pictures to show that I think that these are a great intermediary for boots that can be worn with jeans or a suit. I'll spend some time conditioning the leather and polishing them up over the weekend as well.

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Lets see how they hold up, but I think they look pretty good. Obviously, the devils in the details and the stitching isn't great... I'll probably wear them like once every week or two so I expect that I'll get atleast a couple of years out of them!

 

The uppers are softer than my AE's actually! I wanted to post pictures to show that I think that these are a great intermediary for boots that can be worn with jeans or a suit. I'll spend some time conditioning the leather and polishing them up over the weekend as well.

You are likely confusing soft leather with thin. In addition, those boots should not be worn with suits. Enjoy them for what they are.  

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Is this Drake's tie autenthic, or is it not part of the mainline? Notice the white label. 

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post #24029 of 31071
Hey what's this guys name?

I like his style
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I'm going to check out a couple of places this weekend for MTM suiting. Some of their higher end ranges sound a little too good. Is there an issue with people peddling fake Dugdale Bros, Ariston, Dormeuil etc?

If so is there anything in particular I can look out for on the swatches to make sure they are legit?

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