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post #26611 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

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. 

Tan is more classic. It really comes down to your preference. Navy could look a little "trenchcoat mafia".

It will be out of place since most college students look like they just rolled out of bed. I wouldn't worry about it.
post #26612 of 33197

I'd go for tan. I own a trench in olive, which is cool, but my go-to overcoat is a heavy navy blue not-quite-Crombie.

 

The tan trench is the most classic, though.

post #26613 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

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 vinegar or 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.

Thanks, it is uneven discoloration, maybe a water stain.

I'm prepared to throw it out if it doesn't come clean. Bought on the cheap.

J
post #26614 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


Thanks, it is uneven discoloration, maybe a water stain.

I'm prepared to throw it out if it doesn't come clean. Bought on the cheap.

J

 

Before throwing it out, if your efforts are fruitless, go to a professional cleaner and see what they think.  Might be worth the investment, might not.  Though I probably didn't have to tell you that.

post #26615 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post
 

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. 

 

My dad wore a navy in the fall and spring to work at IBM in Toronto in the 80's, so I would say it is perfectly classic - though tan is the iconic colour.  Navy shows less dirt.  So, really comes down to preference.  I wear my black trench with all kinds of casual things up to suits, and I think it looks fine.  But I have a black trenchcoat, so what do I know?

post #26616 of 33197
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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)

 

I have a pair I can lace all the way closed, or leave a v, and be much more comfortable - I have a high bone on top of my foot, and stiff leather basically spends all day trying to flatten it.  I think it looks fine, but I don't know if it's correct, or not.

post #26617 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

 

My dad wore a navy in the fall and spring to work at IBM in Toronto in the 80's, so I would say it is perfectly classic - though tan is the iconic colour.  Navy shows less dirt.  So, really comes down to preference.  I wear my black trench with all kinds of casual things up to suits, and I think it looks fine.  But I have a black trenchcoat, so what do I know?

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

I'd go for tan. I own a trench in olive, which is cool, but my go-to overcoat is a heavy navy blue not-quite-Crombie.

 

The tan trench is the most classic, though.

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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post


Tan is more classic. It really comes down to your preference. Navy could look a little "trenchcoat mafia".

It will be out of place since most college students look like they just rolled out of bed. I wouldn't worry about it.

Thanks for the reply guys!

 

Is 3/4 (mid-calf) length appropriate? I read that 3/4 is more inspired by fashion trends as opposed to full length which is more 'classic'. 

But I am not sure if a full length trench coat will look good on me. I am just 5'7''.

post #26618 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

Before throwing it out, if your efforts are fruitless, go to a professional cleaner and see what they think.  Might be worth the investment, might not.  Though I probably didn't have to tell you that.

I might have her put on a new elastic and adjuster band anyway, but then again maybe not as I'll wear it so rarely.

J
post #26619 of 33197

Hi, 

 

I'm hoping to get some insight on this jacket from Club Monaco.

 

http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=28716626&cp=12243591.12280933.12454394&ab=ln_men_apparel_sportcoats

 

I have a size 42 chest but I'm only 5'9". I'm worried that the 42 will be too long but that a 40 will be too constricting. Any chance that anyone has this jacket or has tried it on and can provide feedback? 

 

Also, I'm open to other recommendations if you think there's something out there of better value. 

 

Thanks for your help.

post #26620 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Thanks for the reply guys!

Is 3/4 (mid-calf) length appropriate? I read that 3/4 is more inspired by fashion trends as opposed to full length which is more 'classic'. 
But I am not sure if a full length trench coat will look good on me. I am just 5'7''.

I've never seen a trench coat longer than mid calf. I've always considered that full length, myself. Knee length is popular now, and has been for around 10 years; maybe that's what you're reading about? Anyway, mid calf is what I wild get, if you want a long coat. Only thing I can think of longer is an opera cloak.
post #26621 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Thanks, it is uneven discoloration, maybe a water stain.

I'm prepared to throw it out if it doesn't come clean. Bought on the cheap.

J

**I realized I made a potentially dangerous mistake in my first post. DO NOT USE VINEGAR TO NEUTRALIZE BLEACH! Vinegar and bleach creates even more toxic and deadly chemicals. Hydrogen peroxide can be used to neutralize bleach.
post #26622 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

**I realized I made a potentially dangerous mistake in my first post. DO NOT USE VINEGAR TO NEUTRALIZE BLEACH! Vinegar and bleach creates even more toxic and deadly chemicals. Hydrogen peroxide can be used to neutralize bleach.

Both bleach and hydrogen peroxide are bases, so there won't be any neutralizing.

After bleaching, you are best just washing it normally.

J
post #26623 of 33197

Generally speaking, if I buy OTR dress shirts that I plan to have tailored, would it be advisable to dry clean and see any shrink results first?

post #26624 of 33197
Why would you dry clean? Can't you just wash on the delicate cycle and then hang dry?

Does dry cleaning even cause items to shrink?
post #26625 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Both bleach and hydrogen peroxide are bases, so there won't be any neutralizing.

After bleaching, you are best just washing it normally.

J

Bleach is corrosive and will continue to eat at the fabric after you clean with it and potentially stain other clothes you wash in the machine after.

I thought I read somewhere that whatever chemical reaction occurs neutralizes the corrosive properties of bleach but I could be wrong. I'm terrible at chemistry. shog[1].gif
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