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post #32536 of 33197
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

OK. I don't have leather straps on the buckles of any of my monks...are you sure the straps aren't there only for temporary protection of the buckle? If you're not happy with the situation make the return...but I would guess that such a small piece of leather in such a spot will eventually come off with all the friction.

maybe they are indeed for temporary protection? How am i suppossed to know that haha? These little leather thingies are glued up, and look quite sturdy on other straps. Here is a close up:

 

post #32537 of 33197
I've just brought this tie. It's Gucci and I have a big interview coming up. I intend to wear it with a white shirt and navy suit. It's grey with pink polka dots if you look really closely you can see interlocking G's. I'm starting to think that tie maybe too flashy and I should opt for something more conservative like a navy polka dot tie. What do you guys think? Am I overthinking this?



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I looking at ordering some separate flannel trousers from Luxire and was just wondering if there were any thoughts as to what is an ideal hem width, I'm a reasonably short chap, and usually would go with quite slim trousers. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

post #32539 of 33197
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Originally Posted by hindi ako View Post

I looking at ordering some separate flannel trousers from Luxire and was just wondering if there were any thoughts as to what is an ideal hem width, I'm a reasonably short chap, and usually would go with quite slim trousers. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
Hem width and trouser leg taper are very subjective preferences. I would say that there is no platonic "ideal". Personally I think it has to work with your leg diameter. If you have larger thighs and calves, an overly narrow hem either forces you to have an exaggerated taper (carrot) or the trousers are too tight in the leg and don't drape properly.
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Originally Posted by breakaway01 View Post


Hem width and trouser leg taper are very subjective preferences. I would say that there is no platonic "ideal". Personally I think it has to work with your leg diameter. If you have larger thighs and calves, an overly narrow hem either forces you to have an exaggerated taper (carrot) or the trousers are too tight in the leg and don't drape properly.

Thanks. My slim jeans are around 7.5 inches, and while thats probably ok for casual wear I wanted to avoid a too slim look for more formal wear. Being as I am of a slim and short stature, think I might trial a pair at around 8-8.5.

 

Thanks again.

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post #32542 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

I've just brought this tie. It's Gucci and I have a big interview coming up. I intend to wear it with a white shirt and navy suit. It's grey with pink polka dots if you look really closely you can see interlocking G's. I'm starting to think that tie maybe too flashy and I should opt for something more conservative like a navy polka dot tie. What do you guys think? Am I overthinking this?
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I would go with something more conservative, but this tie is not going to make or break your interview. If you hadn't told us it was a Gucci tie I don't think I would have figured it out.
post #32543 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

I would go with something more conservative, but this tie is not going to make or break your interview. If you hadn't told us it was a Gucci tie I don't think I would have figured it out.

Thanks for your reply! I think I will go for this tie instead:

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What do you guys use to protect your fine leather belts when packing them for travel?

post #32545 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

What do you guys use to protect your fine leather belts when packing them for travel?
Nothing.

Taking care of my clothes and accessories is one thing, but worrying about "protecting" a belt while it's in a piece of luggage is simply going to an unhealthy extreme.

It's a belt. A piece of leather. It's not fine Ming dynasty Imperial porcelain. It requires no special protection during transport.

Nor do I keep my leather briefcase in a protective briefcase case, to keep it from taking damage on my way to or from the office. smile.gif
post #32546 of 33197

I get your point.  However, I've found that on occasion something in my luggage will cause a scratch on my leather belts.  After enough scratches the belt doesn't look so great anymore.  When you pack shoes you do put them in something, correct?

post #32547 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

When you pack shoes you do put them in something, correct?
If I pack my shoes in something, that something would be to protect my clothes from contact with the soles of my shoes (which are prone to getting dirty) and not to protect my shoes, themselves.

Nor have I ever had a belt (or a shirt, a pair of pants, socks, etc.) damaged while packed. Typically, the items in my overnight bag, duffel bag, or suitcase, are packed - while not so tightly that zipping up the bag/suitcase is a challenge - without sufficient unused space that the contents of the bag or suitcase have much freedom of movement. There are no sharp edges bouncing around in my luggage, to scratch anything.

But hypothetically, if I were worried about protecting a belt from such largely imaginary harm, I suppose I could simple roll up the belt and put it in one of those small-to-medium sized pockets on the outside of my bag. Or wrapped up in a shirt or something. Or in my carry on bag. Or in a Tupperwear container. Or whatever.
post #32548 of 33197
@mosy adding to what @12345Michael54321 said, why not put the belt inside the shoes? Assuming it can be rolled up that tight. Or wrapped in a shoe bag or soft old T shirt in pocket of the bag.
post #32549 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Rewfio View Post

@mosy adding to what @12345Michael54321 said, why not put the belt inside the shoes? Assuming it can be rolled up that tight. Or wrapped in a shoe bag or soft old T shirt in pocket of the bag.
This is what I do with my socks/underwear/worn undershirts. You can also just lay the belt around the inside perimeter your bag.
post #32550 of 33197
I have some pristine high end ties (brioni, barbera etc.) which i never wear and was thinking about throwing them up on the B/S forum. Ive looked at past sales is $40-$70 the going range?
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