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Great replies, I just wanted to make sure my question didn't come across as "I don't think your Edward Greene is any better than my Bostonian."

I'm an auto mechanic by trade, but have a fascination with how anything is put together or made, be it a skyscraper, sportcoat, or watch.

I also want the knowledge of what exactly I'm paying for so that I can determine if I feel that it is worth it to me.

J
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A hand sewn stitch isn't "better" than a machine made one. It takes more time, and costs more. But "better" is subjective.

Much in the same way a Casio tells the time similar, if not better, than a Patek Phillipe.
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Two inches or more is pushing your luck but a good tailor will also recognize this, tell you this, and either not do the adjustment or tell you some other stuff will be thrown off due to it.

If I am buying off the rack the most I'll ever go is one higher - I'm a 32 and won't buy higher than 33.
Like you said my tailor usually warns me of such matters, but I wasn't sure if buying a pair of pants that was 1" larger than my size was safe. Thanks for the info!
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You're welcome and enjoy the new purchase if you pull the trigger on it!
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Every now and then I'm in a thread and see someone who is "banned". How does one achieve such distinction (not that I'm planning on this!)?

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Every now and then I'm in a thread and see someone who is "banned". How does one achieve such distinction (not that I'm planning on this!)?

Posting Prada fit pics, mostly.
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Posted in another thread and was directed to classic menswear...

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-RARE1960-OMEGA-SEAMASTER-AUTOMATIC-SS-MENS-WATCH-CAL-591-REF-14704-3-SC-/191068390293?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item2c7c904395

 

Should I bid on this Omega Seamaster? I'm a watch novice but really like the look of the vintage Seamasters. Ebay makes me nervous with the number of fakes out there though...

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Has anyone tried the Marcoliani wool boot socks from Kabbaz? Too hot to wear as dress socks in a typical office environment? (I'm looking for some thicker dress socks to help take up room in a couple of shoes that could be a bit more snug--just the left shoe, the right is fine. angry.gif)
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Should I bid on this Omega Seamaster? I'm a watch novice
No. If you are a watch novice and are worried about counterfeit Omegas, then bidding on a vintage watch, from Peru, via eBay, is quite possibly a mistake.

A much more comprehensive discussion on this topic could be had at any of various watch-oriented sites. Two with which I'm familiar are www.timezone.com and www.watchuseek.com.
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I like timezone. I bought my first used watch from there. It was a great experience.

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I have a couple of quilted jackets (Barbour and Jack Wills) with side vents and snaps on the vents.

Is there a name for that?

J
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Anyone know where I can still find those SLP (SAINT LAURENT PARIS) ripped denim? In either faded blue or black?  I know they sold out, but I was hoping someone can help me out! :)

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I've received my shoes from ebay. They feel a bit tight but they are not broken in yet. I am a little bit worried about the lacing. It shows a V shape instead of a closed line.

Do you think this is acceptable ? (I have high arched feet)

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Originally Posted by Feryll View Post

I've received my shoes from ebay. They feel a bit tight but they are not broken in yet. I am a little bit worried about the lacing. It shows a V shape instead of a closed line.
Do you think this is acceptable ? (I have high arched feet)
The lacing looks acceptable to me. It's not exactly a wide V shape, after all.

Far more significant is that they feel tight. While it's true that some shoes can break in after a few wearings and be more comfortable than they were when brand new, often people take an exaggerated view of this. Usually, if the shoe is tight when new, it's going to remain tight (and uncomfortable).

Whether the tightness is due to your high arched feet, I can't say. It could be. Maybe you'd be better off with wider shoes, or shoes built on a different last. I just know that if a shoe feels tight on my foot, I don't buy it. If buying via eBay, I'd make sure I knew exactly what size (including width) I needed to buy in the specific model shoe in question, in order for it to fit me. And which shoes just aren't a good match for my feet, so I shouldn't buy them.

Beware shoes which are "a little tight, but not too bad," at 8 o'clock in the morning. By the end of the day, they run the risk of having transformed into something akin to medieval torture devices. smile.gif
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