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I'm going to be in the states (NY and Vegas), and I've been interested in Alden 8 jumper boots for a while. Are they available anywhere, are there shops in those places I could visit and get a pair or do I have to order them somewhere?
Several places sell Alden in NY, but not sure if any have jumper boots. Try checking City Shoes, Alden, Moulded Shoe, Leffot. Those are the ones I can name off the top of my head. The Alden thread would probably more definitive.
post #30797 of 33462
Can anyone tell me anything about the French sporting goods company Geologic?
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Got some shoes (see pics), nothing fancy, just for work.

They're 'brown' according to the box, but have a nice sort of oxblood/burgundy tinge to them (which is particularly accentuated in a few of the photos).

 

 

I've got a few Kiwi polishes (Mid Tan, Dark Tan, Neutral). Which colour would suit it best, or would you recommend a different colour. I dig the shade they are at the moment, but understand that it might change a little!

 

 

 

 

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Which shoe do you think I'd get more wear out of? (chinos/jeans and a polo or oxford shirt topped with an unstructured SC) They're cheap enough that I'd usually just get both but I just bought a pair of AE Macneils and I may be blowing through my clothes budget for the month between those and my tailor bill. I know the Cole Haan takes a lot of heat here mostly for not getting what you pay for at retail prices but I've seen these in person and for $90 I think that it changes the value proposition.

 

Allen Edmonds Sanibel: $100 ($250 MSRP)

 

Rubber sole men's slip-on loafer casual shoes

Handsewn moc-toe Venetian style moccasin

Lined premium grain calfskin leather upper

Tempest Combination leather/rubber sole

Cole Haan Ellwood Penny: $90 ($428 MSRP)

Italian leather upper
Fully leather lined
Stacked leather heel
Hand-polished leather sole with TPU injected midsole for flexibility
Padded footbed
Welted construction
Handcrafted in Italy
 

 

post #30800 of 33462
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

Hello friends. So a couple months ago I spilled god knows what on my briefcase.

It has left a gnarly stain and I don't have the foggiest idea of how to get it out, if even possible.

Care to advise?

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Take it to a leather repairer/cleaner and see what they say.
post #30801 of 33462
How complicated is shortening cuffed pants ?
post #30802 of 33462
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Originally Posted by hrv123 View Post

How complicated is shortening cuffed pants ?

Not very. Depends on how high you want your cuff to be, but basically, lets say you want a 2 inch cuff. First, using a seam ripper, remove the original hem, and any sewing holding the cuffs up (usually on the outside and inside seams about 3/4 of the height of the cuff. Once you've got all that removed, fold the pants about 2 inches longer than you actually want them to sit, so say your outseam is 40in, you would fold them over so that they are a 42 in outseam without a cuff. Iron in the new crease, sew in the new hem, then fold back the cuff to the height you want it (2in), and sew in about 3/4 of the way up the cuff from the bottom of the cuff along the out- and inside seams from the bottom to hold it up. I'm willing to bet you could find a tutorial online somewhere if you googled a bit.

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I have a pair of flannel trousers with bell bottoms :lol: from a thrifted suit and I want to have them made straight or tapered a bit from the knee down, should I have tailor take them in from both sides so as to preserve the crease, or just from the outseam/inseam , whichever one's better. Should I be worried about the tailor messing up, the old crease not coming out completely, or not being centered (if taking in from both sides) or even the wool developing a shine from pressing?

Sorry to bother but I'm paranoid and don't trust anyone :p

post #30804 of 33462
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Originally Posted by dragos25 View Post
 

I have a pair of flannel trousers with bell bottoms :lol: from a thrifted suit and I want to have them made straight or tapered a bit from the knee down, should I have tailor take them in from both sides so as to preserve the crease, or just from the outseam/inseam , whichever one's better. Should I be worried about the tailor messing up, the old crease not coming out completely, or not being centered (if taking in from both sides) or even the wool developing a shine from pressing?

Sorry to bother but I'm paranoid and don't trust anyone :p

Both sides if you want the crease. You can avoid pressing sheen by placing a thin cotton cloth between the iron and the pants. Tshirt will do. make sure they do that when pressing, or, if you don't trust them, press them yourself. Anyway, if you only take them in from one side, they're going to look all fucked up.

post #30805 of 33462
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post
 

Both sides if you want the crease. You can avoid pressing sheen by placing a thin cotton cloth between the iron and the pants. Tshirt will do. make sure they do that when pressing, or, if you don't trust them, press them yourself. Anyway, if you only take them in from one side, they're going to look all fucked up.


I'll look around for a better tailor and see what they can do. Thanks!

post #30806 of 33462
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Originally Posted by Randy Brooks View Post

Which shoe do you think I'd get more wear out of? (chinos/jeans and a polo or oxford shirt topped with an unstructured SC) They're cheap enough that I'd usually just get both but I just bought a pair of AE Macneils and I may be blowing through my clothes budget for the month between those and my tailor bill. I know the Cole Haan takes a lot of heat here mostly for not getting what you pay for at retail prices but I've seen these in person and for $90 I think that it changes the value proposition.

Allen Edmonds Sanibel: $100 ($250 MSRP)

Rubber sole men's slip-on loafer casual shoes
Handsewn moc-toe Venetian style moccasin
Lined premium grain calfskin leather upper
Tempest Combination leather/rubber sole Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Cole Haan Ellwood Penny: $90 ($428 MSRP)
Italian leather upper

Fully leather lined

Stacked leather heel

Hand-polished leather sole with TPU injected midsole for flexibility

Padded footbed

Welted construction

Handcrafted in Italy

 
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


The darker pair IMO.
post #30807 of 33462

I think if you can get a darker pair than both, then I'd get that one and the lighter one, if you just want one, then yeah, the darker pair.

post #30808 of 33462
Can any identify the designer of this coat? Seen in a recent Yoox email blast. Thanks!
post #30809 of 33462
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

I think if you can get a darker pair than both, then I'd get that one and the lighter one, if you just want one, then yeah, the darker pair.

Thanks for the feedback but I bought the darker pair and after walking around my house for a bit the heel slips too much, so they're going back to the store. I already have a darker pair but the lighter ones have shipped already. If they fit I suppose I'll keep them.

post #30810 of 33462

Not sure where to put this since Howard Yount thread is closed, but is he still shipping out orders? I know people have had trouble with emails and returns but last I checked, he still ships items out. I ordered a few days ago and nothing when in the past I got tracking pretty much within 24 hours. 

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