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post #30886 of 33197
Dear CPTJeff,

Thanks very much for your friendly and kind review. I did notice the thinner sole of the Wiltons and guessed from the numerous colors that this must be a popular model for maximum slipper feel. Why can't a rubber sole be glued on the thin sole and heel to protect it from wear and water? What you describe of the classic flat strap's leather being treated so it looks like plastic fits perfectly to a Jodhpur boot made by A. Sargent I bought from Shipton & Heneage. The leather was not calf, and treated with a chemical. Ugly! I'm afraid I don't understand your sentence beginning classic and ending Walden. I didn't recognize from the photo on the Bass website that Smooth Brown Turner is pebble grain, which saddens me, because I felt Smooth Brown looked good. Do you mean Smooth Black of another model is also pebbled? If I walk down a pebbled street, I wouldn't call it smooth. My observation is Smooth Black and Smooth Brown look unpolished, like that automobile paint that doesn't reflect, and indoor house paint without shine. I don't know why Bass uses Smooth. I should have recognized Nubuck brown and tan for Ray. So now I feel unsure if pebble, if your judgment the leather is pebbled is correct, were beautiful. What you add to the Ray about contrast stitching "eh": what do you mean? Don't you feel contrast stitching is attractive? For example, the grey Wilton with contrast stitching I think looks cool. The problem is how long the shoes look like their photographs?
Edited by Naive, Jr. - 6/22/15 at 8:41pm
post #30887 of 33197
I remember one cosmopolitan SF member who is a Brit living in Italy disliked Gieves & Hawkes RTL jackets. Besides the complication there seem to be two ranges, approx. £600 and approx. £1300, of disparate quality, I 'd appreciate a criticism of the cut and quality of manufacture, and possibly a contrast to New & Lingwood jackets? (Not House of Fraser, but Jermyn Street) Thanks very much.
post #30888 of 33197
Dear Beyond Mars,

My remark about the jacket back was based on your lower photo at the odd dark section to the left on the level of the shoulder sleeve underside. What is that vertical dark section?

Because the jacket's shoulders are not padded and look natural, and I can understand an enthusiasm for the jacket, I have no pleasure whatsoever to damper your happiness. That's why you need a professional, I'm not schooled for this delicate matter.
post #30889 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Hey, everyone. So I just noticed that one of my double-vented blazers has a weird wavy effect near the hem, where the fabric sort of juts out on one side. The fabric doesn't crease easily, so I have no idea what's causing this. Have any of you experienced something similar? And is it something a pressing would fix? Thanks


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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Where else aside from NMWA and ASW can I pick up a dark brown tubo belt in size 90? These things are quite difficult to find..

Anyone?

What about MTO options for the belt?
post #30890 of 33197
Hi, just wanted to get your opinions on what you would think would be appropriate.

I'm going to a friend of the family's funeral this Sunday. From the invitation, they said to wear blue/aqua/turquoise in honor of his love of the ocean. So I could wear a blue suit; but I also know that generally one wears a dark suit so I could go with my default charcoal suit and wear a blue tie. I'm leaning towards the latter as it's the safer option because, while I want to respect their request for wearing blue, I don't know if wearing a blue suit would be disrespectful to the occasion. Any opinions?
post #30891 of 33197
I picked up a pair of AE Jeffersons and need to get some shoe trees. Is there a particular set I should get? I've had problems in the past with shoe trees being of a shape that doesn't jive with the shoe I'm trying to use it with.
post #30892 of 33197
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Originally Posted by vafan13 View Post

I picked up a pair of AE Jeffersons and need to get some shoe trees. Is there a particular set I should get? I've had problems in the past with shoe trees being of a shape that doesn't jive with the shoe I'm trying to use it with.
I have the Jeffersons as well. I just got a pair of the split toes from cedarville (no longer in operation) and they've been fine. It's been a few years and no deformations so far.
post #30893 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Timbaland View Post

Is this hanger too big for this suit?







I think some people say a hanger shouldnt extend past the shoulder seams. This does slightly but with the slope it isnt too bad.


Is this hanger too big for the suit? Thanks.
post #30894 of 33197
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Originally Posted by facet View Post

Hi, just wanted to get your opinions on what you would think would be appropriate.

I'm going to a friend of the family's funeral this Sunday. From the invitation, they said to wear blue/aqua/turquoise in honor of his love of the ocean. So I could wear a blue suit; but I also know that generally one wears a dark suit so I could go with my default charcoal suit and wear a blue tie. I'm leaning towards the latter as it's the safer option because, while I want to respect their request for wearing blue, I don't know if wearing a blue suit would be disrespectful to the occasion. Any opinions?

Wait. You got an "invitation" to a funeral? Wow.

Nothing you wear will be disrespectful. If you have something with those colors that you can incorporate into your outfit, fine. if you don't, don't stress it.
post #30895 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Wait. You got an "invitation" to a funeral? Wow.

Nothing you wear will be disrespectful. If you have something with those colors that you can incorporate into your outfit, fine. if you don't, don't stress it.

Well, maybe invitation isn't the right word; I didn't know how else to explain it. I'd been corresponding with one of his cousins via email to get updates and she that's where she notified me of the funeral details. Thanks for the feedback though.
post #30896 of 33197

Kind of a dumb question, but...

 

Where can I get affordable dress shirts? Normally I go to Wal-Mart, but they never fit right. I'm rather large, I get 2XL or sometimes 3XL shirts. But the main problem is the sleeve length, I wear 36/37 sleeves and can never find the right size at the box stores. How much should I expect to spend on decent dress shirts in my size?

post #30897 of 33197
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Originally Posted by billf View Post
 

Kind of a dumb question, but...

 

Where can I get affordable dress shirts? Normally I go to Wal-Mart, but they never fit right. I'm rather large, I get 2XL or sometimes 3XL shirts. But the main problem is the sleeve length, I wear 36/37 sleeves and can never find the right size at the box stores. How much should I expect to spend on decent dress shirts in my size?

What is your definition of affordable. I'd recommend going made to measure if you have fit problems. I've been having good work with Cottonwork recently.

post #30898 of 33197
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Originally Posted by facet View Post

Well, maybe invitation isn't the right word; I didn't know how else to explain it. I'd been corresponding with one of his cousins via email to get updates and she that's where she notified me of the funeral details. Thanks for the feedback though.

Just wear whatever you have available. A funeral/wake isn't a fashion show. You are there to pay respects to the dead. Just being there will(should) be comforting to the family.
post #30899 of 33197
I just bought a new 2-button dark blue blazer (almost midnight) with patch pockets and dark brass buttons. I don't like the buttons and want to replace them but I'm wondering what kinds of replacement buttons would look good? I plan on wearing it as a casual jacket to work with chinos and/or jeans, if this helps with the context.

thanks.
post #30900 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mouseandcat View Post

I just bought a new 2-button dark blue blazer (almost midnight) with patch pockets and dark brass buttons. I don't like the buttons and want to replace them but I'm wondering what kinds of replacement buttons would look good? I plan on wearing it as a casual jacket to work with chinos and/or jeans, if this helps with the context.

thanks.

Try silver or brown mother-of-pearl.
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