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post #28321 of 33197

Speaking of 100%, I've been looking for a source of inexpensive (disposable, really) 100% cotton dress socks in solid colours or two-tone body and toe/heel/top, but haven't found any.  Are there any sub-$10 choices out there so I can just load up on them?  Colourful or subdued.

post #28322 of 33197

Sorry newbie question.  Just bought my first suit and sport coat this year.  When storing the jackets, should I store them buttoned up or opened up?  Or does it even matter?  Thanks!

 

 

Also, what are the drawback of having an unlined wool coat?  Two that comes to mind is that it might causing itching on exposed skin and that it might be harder to put on the jacket.  Any other major drawbacks?  Thinking of getting the Billy Reid Bond peacoat but it is unlined.

 

http://www.billyreid.com/product/peacoat-navy-9.html


Edited by jermyzy - 7/23/14 at 12:37am
post #28323 of 33197

Why do people want 100% for their socks I don't really understand.

post #28324 of 33197
I just found this. Since I wear suits daily for work, I don't want to spend a fortune. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Michael-Kors-Modern-Fit-Solid-Navy-Blue-Two-Button-Wool-Suit-/141308969911?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&var=&hash=item20e6abc3b7 Michael Kors, which looks like a good deal and from what I hear, they're decent. Thoughts?
post #28325 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bluhorseshoe View Post

I just found this. Since I wear suits daily for work, I don't want to spend a fortune. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Michael-Kors-Modern-Fit-Solid-Navy-Blue-Two-Button-Wool-Suit-/141308969911?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&var=&hash=item20e6abc3b7 Michael Kors, which looks like a good deal and from what I hear, they're decent. Thoughts?

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/227073/michael-kors-suit

http://www.styleforum.net/t/20685/michael-kors-suits

 

By the way, know your jacket and trouser measurement. If you still want to purchase it, ask the seller for them.

post #28326 of 33197
Yes, I know my size, 38r. Was curious about what your guys think about the suit/brand for the price.
post #28327 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Why do people want 100% for their socks I don't really understand.

comfort, functionality -- breathes well, environmental - don't want synthetics -- i can't "compost" these socks after I'm done. if petroleum is used - composting isn't really possible; and you aren't getting value, it's cheaper to make
post #28328 of 33197

Shoe identification help, please.

 

The linings on these are incredibly soft.  The number 48 appears near the top, but the other numbers are illegible.  NO marks visible on the sole.  Former owner glued in his insoles, so I can't see if there was any marking there. Zippers say "ailée"  The style is pretty femme, but they fit me, a men's 9.5-10 US.

 

 

 

 

 

And another pair.  These have some kind of air-cushioned sole with a window on the inside.  I suspect Florsheim, but any mark is worn away on these, too.

 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

post #28329 of 33197
Hello guys,

I have a mtm business and to get straight to the point, I have a problem with the fitting of a shirt.

I have attached a picture of the first try of the shirt.

As you can see in the picture, there is a big wrinkle on the sleeve. Any idea as to why this happens.

There are also wrinkles at the armpit on both the sleeve and the chest on the front and on the back.

Any opinion is highly appreciated.

Thank you

post #28330 of 33197
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post
 

Speaking of 100%, I've been looking for a source of inexpensive (disposable, really) 100% cotton dress socks in solid colours or two-tone body and toe/heel/top, but haven't found any.  Are there any sub-$10 choices out there so I can just load up on them?  Colourful or subdued.

 

Marks and Spencer?  Bexley?  

 

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gents -- both of these are 80/20. Do you know of anyone selling 100% wool?
 

 

I think the Gammarellis are 100% wool.  Marciolani also do some rather expensive 100% cashmere OTC, though most of their others are mixed.  Bresciani might have some also.  And you will also find some Vicuna ones at meschaussettesrouges.com if you really want to warp the fabric of space and time with your hosiery.

 

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

Why do people want 100% for their socks I don't really understand.

 

Why do people go from glued together shoes to welted to hand-welted to bespoke, or eschew cheap bonded suits for canvassed suits that fit pretty well and then in turn for special cloths and elite tailors?  Diminishing returns of course, but sometimes excellence is its own reward.  And 20$ for a nice pair of socks is hardly insanity compared to the rest of SF's fixations, so whether or not I can actually feel the difference of 3% nylon or whatever, sometimes when you're buying something good, you just want to know.  "Just enough" is never going to be the motto around here.  Thank goodness. :)

post #28331 of 33197

It was a genuine question, not sure why you have to respond like that. Those things you listed are all superior, and have very good reason, but I personally don't know of any significant practical improvement of 100% cotton socks over mixed ones.

post #28332 of 33197

Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as quite so dismissive, I meant it more in self-deprecation: what I mean is that if one has thirty pairs of shoes, the endurance of goodyear welting over blake stitching becomes rather redundant, and seven-fold ties are a lot less practical than lined ones and tend not to look good as long, etc.  It's one of those things where I think we happily kid ourselves we can tell, but sometimes it's just for our own satisfaction.  Nylon socks make your feet smell.  But a few per cent in your wool socks?  Maybe not, I just don't like the idea of it.  But even if I'm kidding myself, I feel I can tell!

 

My point is that this place is full of self-delusion and indulgence, and if pure wool socks are the worst of it, then he's got off easy!

 

Anyway, no offence intended.  May your feet always be happy. :)

post #28333 of 33197

No, I understand, but personally I'm the kind who wouldn't care much about seven-fold ties until I can personally observe the supposed improvement in drape. I feel like with a lot of small things I can tell the difference (canvassing etc) and would be happy to pay the extra, but I haven't yet been convinced with regards to 100% cotton/wool socks, and in fact have been told that it might be less practical, so I was curious if there's more to learn about the situation.

post #28334 of 33197

All,

 

New to this site, but have read a few threads.  Anyway, today I purchased a Brioni dress shirt (white, twill, spread collar, french cuffs) and a Brioni tie for a total of $250 or so (Nieman Marcus sale).  Was this a good deal?  These are my first Brioni items...

 

Thanks! 

post #28335 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Gancini View Post

All,

New to this site, but have read a few threads.  Anyway, today I purchased a Brioni dress shirt (white, twill, spread collar, french cuffs) and a Brioni tie for a total of $250 or so (Nieman Marcus sale).  Was this a good deal?  These are my first Brioni items...

Thanks! 

It's a good deal if the shirt fits you well and the tie is beautiful. However, focus more on the fit, look and quality of the item than the brand name.
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