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I loop my belt in the back if I want it out of the way.
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anyone on here big into cigars? what's the best thread in your opinion? got a humidor question.
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I loop my belt in the back if I want it out of the way.
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anyone on here big into cigars? what's the best thread in your opinion? got a humidor question.
I am quite big into cigars wink.gif There is a thread simply named cigars here, which is about the only thread for cigars I read on this forum.
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First-hand opinions on the comparative slimness of CT Extra Slim Fit vs. BB ESF? I see measurement charts assembled on 3rd party sites that would list the CTs in this comparison as slimmer, but wondering if anyone could speak more directly to the question. Which brand's ESF in a 16/35 will be slimmer?

FWIW, I take 16/35 in BBESF just fine. Up to now had only tried CT Slim fit, which were good, but still a bit of volume in the trunk - however, the measurement charts put the CT ESF as almost 4 inches smaller in the waist than ESF and wondered if that was true or just e-measurements being e-measurements.

I think the measurements on the websites are correct and should be a good guide. I don't have a 16 inch collar handy, but I just took a BBESF 16.5 inch collar out of the cupboard and measured it. The waist is 45, just as the BB website says. I also just measured a CT ESF 16.5 collar. It's 42 on the waist, just as the website says.
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I have been getting my shirts with darts in the back lately to reduce extra back fabric.

 

I want to do a make up with side pleats AND darts, thoughts? 

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Well I suppose if you feel you could use a bit more room up around your upper back and shoulders but the shirts are baggy round your middle or lower back, you might need both darts and pleats. I get darts but no pleats myself.
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When should I start shoe care if wearing from May on alternate days for work?

 

Which items to use for very basic maintenance?

 

-In Singapore

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Originally Posted by Midnight View Post

I think the measurements on the websites are correct and should be a good guide. I don't have a 16 inch collar handy, but I just took a BBESF 16.5 inch collar out of the cupboard and measured it. The waist is 45, just as the BB website says. I also just measured a CT ESF 16.5 collar. It's 42 on the waist, just as the website says.

thank you for the answer - I appreciate it.
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Shaving soap, does it really make much difference from using regular hand soap?
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

Shaving soap, does it really make much difference from using regular hand soap?

 

For shaving, or for washing?  Though, in either case, yes.  Shaving soap, which I used a bit many years ago, provides a much more comfortable shave than would hand soap.  Shaving with hand soap sounds abominably unpleasant.  Shaving soap, I would imagine, does not cleanse the skin in quite the way hand soap would.  I would use each for its intended purpose.

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Sorry, I just saw this thread. I think I should have posted this here to begin with.

Because of my dog's newly developed appetite for shoes, I need a pair of dress shoes by Saturday.

Tuesday, my dog ate my black dress shoes. This wasn't too big a deal, since they were old and of low quality to begin with. I have a dance to go to on Saturday though, so I have to get shoes by then. I only have a few options that I can go with, as I need the shoes so soon.

The options:

Florsheim Edgar (really not as shiny as the picture makes them seem)



Bostonian Andover





Cole Hann Caldwell

(I don't have any pictures of these, the other two pairs I ordered from zappos to try out. The cole Hanns are at a store nearby.)


Any advice? I've never owned a good pair of dress shoes with leather soles. I'm excited to have something better to wear and to dance in, but I want to make sure I choose shoes that I can use for a few years, and for work/ formal events. The cole Hanns are 155, the other two are 120. If the cole hanns are worth the extra few bucks, I'm not worried about the price difference. They are very shiny though, is that appropriate for a variety of situations? Or do they seem dressier because of that?

Thanks!
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@oxfordms I can't really advise you on those shoes though I expect the predominant response here is going to be to send them all back and go buy some Allen Edmonds (though they will be about $100 more).
I will warn you though that new leather soled shoes + dancing is probably a recipe for disaster. People new to proper dress shoes often end up stacking it once or twice on smooth floors. Try and get them topy'd first or wear them out and about a couple times before the dance
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Originally Posted by oxfordms View Post

Sorry, I just saw this thread. I think I should have posted this here to begin with.

Because of my dog's newly developed appetite for shoes, I need a pair of dress shoes by Saturday.
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Tuesday, my dog ate my black dress shoes. This wasn't too big a deal, since they were old and of low quality to begin with. I have a dance to go to on Saturday though, so I have to get shoes by then. I only have a few options that I can go with, as I need the shoes so soon.

The options:

Florsheim Edgar (really not as shiny as the picture makes them seem)



Bostonian Andover





Cole Hann Caldwell

(I don't have any pictures of these, the other two pairs I ordered from zappos to try out. The cole Hanns are at a store nearby.)


Any advice? I've never owned a good pair of dress shoes with leather soles. I'm excited to have something better to wear and to dance in, but I want to make sure I choose shoes that I can use for a few years, and for work/ formal events. The cole Hanns are 155, the other two are 120. If the cole hanns are worth the extra few bucks, I'm not worried about the price difference. They are very shiny though, is that appropriate for a variety of situations? Or do they seem dressier because of that?

Thanks!

 

I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Oxfords that I thrifted recently, and I've had a pair of Florsheim Oxfords for 10 years.  The Florsheims are indestructible, but the leather is quite stiff, and so, after a whole day of wear, my feet hurt.  I have a high bone on the top of my foot and, basically, almost any Oxford would hurt it a little by the end of the day, but, by comparison to the AE, the Florsheims hurt more, and sometimes hurt in other places as well.  But, as I said, the Florsheims are indestructible.  They have gone through moves, been worn in and out of every hockey rink on Vancouver Island, sometimes after up t three hours of driving (okay after a couple of times, I drove in my running shoes for the really long drives, and changed before getting out of the car.  Needed the running shoes to warm up before games, anyway), tossed in closets, lost for periods of months, buried under boxes, scuffed by all manner of debris, and they are still on their first sole, take a brilliant shine, and look the same as they did a month after I started wearing them.  With minimal treatment from a shoe repair store - namely a good shine, and repainting the outer edges of the outsole to their original black, they were up to scratch to pair with morning coat, and top hat, for my wedding.  They have been well worth the $110 investment.

 

That said, the AE's are a better shoe.

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Hi

I want to start my business wardrobe and i dont have a single pair of brown shoes. should my first pair be formal or more casual?. if u can provide me links with pics ill really appreciate it.

regards.
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