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post #26596 of 33389
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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)

You don't want them to lace up tight. These seem maybe...maybe...borderline but I could comfortably predict that, all things being equal, by the time the shoes are a year old the facings will be only about a quarter of an inch apart. Every time you lace the shoes up, the facings will get just a tiny bit closer together. If they ever finally lace up tight, you'll have nowhere to go as the shoes stretch and accommodate themselves to your foot..

You have to understand that, esp. with manufactured shoes, very little of the stretch inherent in the leather has been taken out during lasting. Some yes, but there's plenty in reserve. The simple fact is that patterns are designed to more or less "fall" on the last and all the lasting machine has to do it take out the slack and snug the leather up to the last.

The idea that a shoe should fit like an old slipper upon first wearing is a little wrong-headed. I'm not advocating buying shoes tight to the point of discomfort but the reality is that shoes will stretch....will stretch. Think about it, if they are loose now, do you think they will get tighter with wear?
post #26597 of 33389

Too check-ish or grid-y? Tie is my favorite Marinella, this combo caught my eye originally but I ended up playing it safe and going for solid shirt instead; would this tie possibly work with a thin blue/white striped shirt? Thanks!

 

post #26598 of 33389
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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)


V shaped lacing looks totally fine. This is what my new AE park ave looked like, after 10 wears the sides are almost parallel; I think the cork insole sinks a bit, lowering my arch in the shoe. If the toes are tight, however, you need a larger or wider size.
post #26599 of 33389

Does anyone know if the buttons of Brando jackets are either working or fake buttons?

Thanks

post #26600 of 33389

Thank you for your answer. I guess it will be fine.

My toes are perfectly okay in the shoes, I feel that the leather is hard around my ankle (and there is no gap behind my heel) but I think this is what it feels before breaking it in.

post #26601 of 33389
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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)


Very nice shoes.

post #26602 of 33389
I just bought a pair of chinos and they're slightly long for my legs so they form stacks. It looks ok to me but what's the view on stacks in chinos?

Hem, cuff, or leave it as is?
Edited by dan138zig - 2/20/14 at 3:24am
post #26603 of 33389
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Originally Posted by beneven View Post

Too check-ish or grid-y? Tie is my favorite Marinella, this combo caught my eye originally but I ended up playing it safe and going for solid shirt instead; would this tie possibly work with a thin blue/white striped shirt? Thanks!



Sub-optimal but by no means terrible.

If your stripes were that width or closer it would be totally fine, but because they are both box patterns it makes it a touch confusing.

The only reason yours is ok is because the shirt pattern is faint, if it was black or navy I would say leave it on the shelf.

J
post #26604 of 33389
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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

I just bought a pair of chinos and they're slightly long for my legs so they form stacks. It looks ok to me but what's the view on stacks in chinos?

Hem, cuff, or leave it as is?

Hem if you are going to wear with a jacket and tie, let it fly as is if you are wearing it with a polo shirt to go grocery shopping.

J
post #26605 of 33389
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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

I just bought a pair of chinos and they're slightly long for my legs so they form stacks. It looks ok to me but what's the view on stacks in chinos? Hem, cuff, or leave it as is?

That's not slight. Hem them.
post #26606 of 33389
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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

I just bought a pair of chinos and they're slightly long for my legs so they form stacks. It looks ok to me but what's the view on stacks in chinos?

Hem, cuff, or leave it as is?
Definitely too much break. I only hem suit pants I want to fit perfectly. Chinos are casual enough where I think you can get away with just cuffing them.
post #26607 of 33389
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Originally Posted by beneven View Post
 

Too check-ish or grid-y? Tie is my favorite Marinella, this combo caught my eye originally but I ended up playing it safe and going for solid shirt instead; would this tie possibly work with a thin blue/white striped shirt? Thanks!

 

 

That tie is not a good choice with that shirt. I'm not going to say you should never wear it with a striped shirt, but I think finding the right striped shirt for it would be more effort than I like to put into my own clothing.

 

Never, ever wear your tie bar that high again. It should be a little above the buttoning point of the jacket -- like two or so inches. Unless that is two or so inches above the buttoning point, in which case don't wear that jacket anymore.

post #26608 of 33389
Is there a method for cleaning and un-yellowing a pique cotton vest?

I'm fixing to throw it in the sink with some oxy-clean.

J
post #26609 of 33389
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Is there a method for cleaning and un-yellowing a pique cotton vest?

I'm fixing to throw it in the sink with some oxy-clean.

J

I usually wash my whites with oxiclean or a detergent with oxiclean mixed in. If that doesn't work you can try progressively stronger methods. You can try spot cleaning or letting it sit in white vinegar. If that doesn't work you can try hydrogen peroxide mixed with water. As a last resort you can use bleach. If you use bleach make sure you neutralize it later with hydrogen peroxide so it doesn't continue to eat at the fabric and potentially stain other clothes.

You can also just accept some level of discoloration. I'm personally an adherent to "wabi sabi" philosophy to a certain degree.
Edited by Kensington - 2/21/14 at 6:28pm
post #26610 of 33389

Navy vs. tan trench coat for a uni student?

And would trench coat be too 'out of place'? I wear OCBDs, raw denim, chinos, v-neck, crewneck and moleskin pants. 

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