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post #27271 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

Brown, or burgundy tassel loafers might be a nice choice.
I have been looking at Gray or Tan Vans Classics - do you think they'd look good?
post #27272 of 33197
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Originally Posted by omgitiszmd View Post


I have been looking at Gray or Tan Vans Classics - do you think they'd look good?

 

That's a question for the Streetwear & Denim side.  I had one pair of Vans, but not classics, and they were good shoes; comfortable, and lasted well.

 

Edit: That was also ten years ago, so I have no idea of what their current quality is.


Edited by ImTheGroom - 4/5/14 at 5:59pm
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Al
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

That's a question for the Streetwear & Denim side.  I had one pair of Vans, but not classics, and they were good shoes; comfortable, and lasted well.
Alright thanks!
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Or... Do either of these work?




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Can someone clarify if/when Southwick suits were full canvas? Specifically those sold under their own label, not manufactured to outside specs?

I was under the impression that they only were half canvassed, at least those < ≈10 years old. However, I have seen a few second hand ebay listings recently where they are explicitly described as full canvas. For example:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/390804457842?cmd=VIDESC
http://m.ebay.com/itm/331134937910?cmd=VIDESC
http://m.ebay.com/itm/161235605365?cmd=VIDESC

I will concede that I don't know how to date these examples, and that the sellers could simply be misinformed/dishonest. Althought with more than three independent sellers describing them as full camvas, I am wondering if it could actually be true.

Any thoughts?
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Any clues guys?

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I don't have any idea of the retail value, but that is one hell of a tie. Although 64 inches is pretty damn long, that might detract from its value (due to the smaller population of people who can wear that well).

Or it might add to it, I really don't know.
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It certainly is a puzzle is it not?

 

But not half the puzzle it must have been stitching it together lol.

 

again, any advice would be gold dust.

 

many thanks

Mike

post #27279 of 33197

Do you gents think this would make a good pocket square? It is light cotton.:lookaround:

post #27280 of 33197
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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post
 

Do you gents think this would make a good pocket square? It is light cotton.:lookaround:

 

Certainly.

post #27281 of 33197
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Originally Posted by tanasap View Post

I don't have any idea of the retail value, but that is one hell of a tie. Although 64 inches is pretty damn long, that might detract from its value (due to the smaller population of people who can wear that well).

Or it might add to it, I really don't know.

Probably add to it. With the obesity epidemic, there are always some larger guys looking for extra long ties, and when the bulk of ties are regular length, that will probably drive up the bidding a bit.

As for value, with vintage clothing of any sort, it's a bit hard to determine. I just searched for pleated ties in the completed listings of e-bay, and similar ties are all over the place- from $20 to $150. The ones that seemed to do that best are ones where they put a high BIN and took a best offer. Unfortunatly, they don't tell you what those best offers were, but I would not set it up to automatically reject bids- my best guess by looking at some of the other prices is that they were probably taking about $100 when they listed them for $200. And most sales seemed to be in the $50 range.
post #27282 of 33197
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Borrelli or shmorrelli - doesn't matter. You can make it look better. There is no sugar-coating it: the tie knot is ugly right now. Look at the WAYWRN thread for examples. Or, here's a random google image of a good four-in-hand knot:


Nice colors ties.

post #27283 of 33197

Thank you all for the suggestions, really helped me out ^__^

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Another annoying noobie question: 

 

My dad was nice enough to buy me a shoe tree today in a MED size, I wear a 9/9.5 but the back end sticks out of the shoes. I

 

personally think it's too large but wanted to know if it's absolutely essential that the back end fit comfortably.

 

Haven't been able to find any concrete answers, any suggestions?

 

post #27285 of 33197
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Originally Posted by MoroccoMole89 View Post
 

Another annoying noobie question: 

 

My dad was nice enough to buy me a shoe tree today in a MED size, I wear a 9/9.5 but the back end sticks out of the shoes. I

 

personally think it's too large but wanted to know if it's absolutely essential that the back end fit comfortably.

 

Haven't been able to find any concrete answers, any suggestions?

 

It depends what kind of tree he bought you. THey should all have spring-loaded mechs to fit and stretch the shoe properly.

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