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I was only joking with 997... about trying to find an alterations tailor. Whereas, he can do his own alterations.

The library here emptied out lots of books. They were not being checked out. They don't understand them as resources and how people used them. So the library here is rather useless. And, some ways the old card catalogs were better.



My alterations are more along the high level plumbing type
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Has anyone ever bought from this website before? Just want to make sure it's safe.

 

http://www.quality-shop.com/world/

 

Yes, I bought a pair of Carmina from them with no issues - they have a good collection of Simpson lasted models. They took a bit of time to get here as the German post seemed to have a hiccup in getting things into NYC

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Whats the brand of the sf member that made his own all-natural shoe cream and has a water-resistant one too? I wanna buy some
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Hello, newbie here but have lurked here for a while. I'm planning on attending a nice dinner (birthday celebration) with a couple of friends at this place that requires a suit or sports coat for men. Now, outside of weddings my friends and I don't get to wear suits or tuxedos often, so this seemed like a good time to go out and wear something different for fun's sake. I don't own a lot of formal or semi-formal wear, and don't intend on going out and buying too much stuff just for this, so I'm hoping to make do with what I've got.

 

My questions for you all:

 

Question 1: Black three-piece suit for dinner?

I know this is uncommon nowadays, but would a three-piece suit (black, with very subtle stripes) be odd to wear to a restaurant? I know black is not the favored color of this forum, but sadly the only other suit I have is a navy one that no longer fits very comfortably. The black one is one I bought just two years ago and still fits quite well to my figure (which is on the slimmer side), and I plan to wear it with a nice white shirt (not a tuxedo shirt).

 

 

Question 2: Which tie?

Bow tie: I only have two of these, but don't worry, neither of them are black. One that is darker grey in dotted pattern (more classy), or another checkered one that is purple/white/grey that is quite loud and screams "happy new year!" I was planning on going with the darker grey one out of these two, but wonder if this is breaking some sort of fashion faux pas. There are plenty of photos online with a dark grey suit donning on black tie, but not many in the reverse.

 

Regular tie: I have a black skinny tie and some other ridiculous ones that fall into the "why-did-I-think-it-was-a-good-idea-to-buy-this-shiny-turquois-color-tie" category. Black skinny tie is really the only one I would consider wearing, but that seems so boring. Plus, I may look like one of the waiters since I believe that's what they will be wearing ;)

 

 

Again this is just for fun at a nice jacket-required dinner, not black tie or anything actually formal. Thoughts?

 

Thanks in advance.

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can somebody suggest affordable european sites where you can find a good selection of trousers ( wool, cotton, linen, tropical wool)? The budget in the range of 150€. Thank you.
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can somebody suggest affordable european sites where you can find a good selection of trousers ( wool, cotton, linen, tropical wool)? The budget in the range of 150€. Thank you.

Howard Yount, Epaulet, Incotex (sale or eBay)

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Howard Yount, Epaulet, Incotex (sale or eBay)
Hi
as far as I know howard yount and epaulet are american sites. I like both but I would like something based in europe in order to avoid the custom duties. Also with the €/$ at almost 1/1 shopping in american sites is not that convenient anymore for us europeans.
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can somebody suggest affordable european sites where you can find a good selection of trousers ( wool, cotton, linen, tropical wool)? The budget in the range of 150€. Thank you.

Search the marketplace here.
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I got these from luxire to be beaters. Thoughts? It's far from perfect and too long/needs belt but I was thinking maybe they're adequate. I usually go no break and quite slim and wanted a fuller pair with full break to try different cuts, so I'm not sure if this works or not, as it's not something I go for very much.

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Can anyone speak to the quality of Hertling pants? I see a few that I like, but I haven't heard anything about them.

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That looks like a pretty heavy flannel. I think they would benefit from a more defined crease, and maybe some tapering.

 

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I got these from luxire to be beaters. Thoughts? It's far from perfect and too long/needs belt but I was thinking maybe they're adequate. I usually go no break and quite slim and wanted a fuller pair with full break to try different cuts, so I'm not sure if this works or not, as it's not something I go for very much.

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Can anyone speak to the quality of Hertling pants? I see a few that I like, but I haven't heard anything about them.


Pretty sure Hertling makes Epaulet and Howard Yount trousers.  Fan favorites around here. 

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Pretty sure Hertling makes Epaulet and Howard Yount trousers.  Fan favorites around here. 

That's great to know. Thank you!

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I have a pair from Luxire of the same fabric in a similar cut - single forward pleated with full legs, 10" leg openings, 2" cuffs.  The full cut makes them super duper comfortable, and the weight of the fabric makes for incredibly straight and clean lines when pressed.  Mine have been an absolute workhorse these past two winters, I've probably worn them at least 75 times and they still have plenty of wear left in them.  Good value for money.


My two cents from my pair:
- Keep the length they are, it keeps the cuff resting on top of your shoes when you walk and helps keep the cold out.  With the full cut, you also get a nice amount of air circulation which prevents your legs from getting sweaty.  With a belt they should already be the proper length for this.

- Don't bother tapering them.  Full cut is very underrated, and the mobility and cleaner lines it offers versus a tapered cut work well with this fabric and your chosen designation of beater pants.  I'm not sure if a tailor would even want to work with fabric that heavy.
- Give them a good pressing after every 5-10 wears.  Spray tons of water on the creases.
- The fabric pills after a while, but it's still presentable.  Brush them with a lint catcher brush or iron down the pilling, your choice.

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I'm looking to find a quality pair of wingtips that I can wear with jeans, chinos, or a suit if needed. I'm not looking to spend AE money, but would like something like the AE McCallister Wingtips. Does anyone have suggestions on a good quality pair of tan/light brown wingtips for $200 or less? Yes I know $200 is tough to find a high quality shoe, but there has to be something that is a good place to start that isn't a glued sole.

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