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post #25036 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post

Is Donegal wool generally softer than Shetland wool?

I tried a Shetland sweater and am not really liking the feel. I am considering a speckled Donegal now for a similar look but softer feel

Shetland wool is from shetland sheep. AFAIK, all "donegal" means is the fiber has flecks in it.

 

Most wools are going to be a little softer than shetland, but my understanding of the terminology means that a donegal shetland isn't impossible.

 

Wear a thicker shirt with the shetland. I wouldn't want to wear mine with anything too thin -- though the oxford I have on under it as I type works well.

post #25037 of 33197
Just picked up a pair of Alden captoes at J. Press in Manhattan today. Wonderful shoes, but upon further inspection the stamp on the inner heel says 'Alden for J. Crew'. I'm a bit baffled by this -- any explanation or need for concern? Thanks.
post #25038 of 33197
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Shetland wool is from shetland sheep. AFAIK, all "donegal" means is the fiber has flecks in it.

Most wools are going to be a little softer than shetland, but my understanding of the terminology means that a donegal shetland isn't impossible.

Wear a thicker shirt with the shetland. I wouldn't want to wear mine with anything too thin -- though the oxford I have on under it as I type works well.

Thanks. I though Donegal denoted origin
post #25039 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post


Thanks. I though Donegal denoted origin


No problem. It is a place, after all. :)

post #25040 of 33197

What's the dress code for semi-formal? I'm going to an event at school at night and the dress code is semi-formal. This is what I have in mind. 

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post #25041 of 33197
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What's the dress code for semi-formal? I'm going to an event at school at night and the dress code is semi-formal. This is what I have in mind. 
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"Semi-formal" issued from anybody who isn't up on his Emily Post is meaningless. It could conceivably mean anything from a polo shirt to a tuxedo. Ask a male organizer what he's planning to wear and dress accordingly.

Since you're asking in Classic Menswear, you'll probably hear that a tie is mandatory. If it were me and I had no other context I'd wear the nicest suit I own with a white shirt and a textured black necktie. Better overdressed than underdressed.
post #25042 of 33197

Hi,

 

I plan to get some cedar shoe tree because I heard it will keep my shoes in good condition. However, I never bought one before so I do not know what size should I get. I am a size 8 to a 8.5 US size. Should I get a medium size cedar shoe tree?

post #25043 of 33197
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Originally Posted by n2da2nd View Post

What's the dress code for semi-formal? I'm going to an event at school at night and the dress code is semi-formal.

If it's at school just ask someone. You'll probably be fine with suit no tie, but can't hurt to be overdressed with tie as Random suggested... although I have no idea what a semi-formal tuxedo might be in this context. I can't imagine anyone will be wearing one so don't worry about it.
post #25044 of 33197
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Originally Posted by CLiang View Post
 

Hi,

 

I plan to get some cedar shoe tree because I heard it will keep my shoes in good condition. However, I never bought one before so I do not know what size should I get. I am a size 8 to a 8.5 US size. Should I get a medium size cedar shoe tree?

Small (8.5d) or medium (8.5E) at Allen Edmonds or Jos A Banks

post #25045 of 33197

Any stores in NYC that stock grey flannel trousers?

 

I'm after a pair similar to Epaulet's Rudy-fit (room in seat but tapered leg opening) but I can't afford to wait weeks for it to be made. Need to try in-store and buy right away.

post #25046 of 33197
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

"Semi-formal" issued from anybody who isn't up on his Emily Post is meaningless. Since you're asking in Classic Menswear, you'll probably hear that a tie is mandatory. If it were me and I had no other context I'd wear the nicest suit I own with a white shirt and a textured black necktie. Better overdressed than underdressed.

+1. Wear a black suit, white shirt, black tie, white pocket square. If you're so overdressed that you feel uncomfortable, just take off the tie.
post #25047 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

... although I have no idea what a semi-formal tuxedo might be in this context.

Traditionally, a tuxedo is semi-formal. Tailcoat and white-tie is formal.
post #25048 of 33197

 

Anyone know where to get this quilted coat (or similar)?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #25049 of 33197
Lots of places are doing quilted jackets now. Barbour has tons of options, some of them pretty close to the picture you posted:

http://www.barbour.com/All-Collections/Mens/Quilted-Jackets/c/mens-quiltedjackets?breadcrumbs=mens
post #25050 of 33197

I'm looking for a decent quality brown/orangy cord blazer that comes in smaller sizes (32 or 34).  Trying to find it in time for Christmas, anyone have any ideas?

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