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Hey everyone, I hope this is the right place for this. Didn't want to make a thread just for it. I'm looking for these loafers or something very similar. Can anyone help?
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Those are horsebit loafers, or bit loafers as they're more commonly known these days. Gucci made 'em famous (and that's probably what the pair pictured are), but you can find them from most makers these days, at pretty much any price point.
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Re: the glasses above - Lens size looks fine.  The nose bridge looks too wide.

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What do you guys use to care for leather watch bands and straps?
Between shoe polish, cream and conditioner, conditioner seems to be the best one as it doesn't crack, flake or stain shirt cuffs. Is there something better, like mink oil or saddle soap, or some specialized product that maybe gives water resistance?
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Shoe trees:

 

What is the difference (functional ?) between split toe and full toe shoe tress? 

 

Is there a benefit or preference of one style over other?

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Are these way too big for my face?

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I like 'em.
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Except for lasted shoe trees, split toes are the best fit for shoes, and make creases in leather disappear a bit better.The split toe can also theoretically allow better air circulation and help shoes dry faster.

I'm personally satisfied with solid trees, but split toes are often a sign of quality, although IMO solid, wide wooden heel pieces that don't stretch out or deform the heel counters of your shoes are more important than split toes.

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Those are horsebit loafers, or bit loafers as they're more commonly known these days. Gucci made 'em famous (and that's probably what the pair pictured are), but you can find them from most makers these days, at pretty much any price point.


Thanks. I've found a few pairs, but none just like these. The closest I've seen are the Gucci ones. Any links to similar ones possibly?

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Thanks. I've found a few pairs, but none just like these. The closest I've seen are the Gucci ones. Any links to similar ones possibly?


Gucci, Cole Haan (I lowkey like their outlet models best), Jay Butler, AE.

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Gucci, Cole Haan (I lowkey like their outlet models best), Jay Butler, AE.


Jay Butler's were exactly what I was looking for. Would have never known to check their site, thanks so much!

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If a shirt already has darts, can it easily (read: inexpensively) be made slimmer?

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If a shirt already has darts, can it easily (read: inexpensively) be made slimmer?
Yes, this is a simple alteration that should be pretty cheap. It's basically just redoing the dart seams parallel to the old ones and an inch or less towards the inside of the shirt.At least that's how I do it. If there's too much fabric to be taken in it'll have to be taken out of the sides too, which could end up costing more.
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Couple of related questions:

 

1. 3 or 4 stud holes on a tuxedo shirt? I've read that traditional/old styles took only 3, but it is much more common now to find 4 holes. It seems that a lot of the time the vintage sets of studs on Ebay have only 3 studs.

 

2. Are 4 stud holes then frowned up by the 'classists'? 

 

3. Getting a shirt made at Proper Cloth and they do 4 holes. Could a tailor remove the stitching on the back enclosure, sew the fabric and add a button to 'make' another buttoned hole? Is this weird or even necessary?

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3 or 4 stud holes on a tuxedo shirt?
Three is the traditional number, but modern day, ready-to-wear tuxedo shirts are far more likely to have four.

I prefer three. If you were getting a bespoke shirt made, okay, then I suppose I'd suggest you go with three. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it all that much.

If it's got 5 stud holes, avoid it. One's got to draw a line somewhere.
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It seems that a lot of the time the vintage sets of studs on Ebay have only 3 studs.
Often true.

It's something to keep in mind if you own many vintage stud sets with 3 studs each, I guess.
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Are 4 stud holes then frowned up by the 'classists'?
I don't doubt that there are some who would frown upon you wearing a shirt that takes four studs, in much the same way that there are some who frown (depending upon the situation) upon you wearing bluchers instead of balmorals, satin trim instead of grosgrain, broadcloth instead of Oxford, and so forth.

But the vast majority of people truly won't care whether your tuxedo shirt takes three studs or four. And wearing a four-stud shirt isn't some horrible faux pas, like showing up at a state funeral in madras shorts and an "I'm With Stupid" hoodie.
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Getting a shirt made at Proper Cloth and they do 4 holes. Could a tailor remove the stitching on the back enclosure, sew the fabric and add a button to 'make' another buttoned hole? Is this weird or even necessary?
Of, for goodness sake - if you're getting a shirt made up either have it made the way you prefer, or shop elsewhere. Getting a shirt made, then having it changed this way, is just silly.

The mere fact that you're asking these questions suggests to me that you won't be entirely comfortable with a shirt taking four studs. You'll constantly be wondering if you've made a mistake. So spare yourself the second guessing, and find someone who'll make the shirt the way you want - taking three studs - and be done with it. Even if it costs a few bucks more, it'll be worth it for your peace of mind.
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Of, for goodness sake - if you're getting a shirt made up either have it made the way you prefer, or shop elsewhere. Getting a shirt made, then having it changed this way, is just silly.

 

Agree with this. I'm willing to bet that if you contact Proper Cloth they'll be willing to accommodate you.

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Are these way too big for my face?

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I think they'd look better on your face if you grew out your beard more.

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