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post #33001 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JonSmythe View Post

No, Cheaney.  I'm not planning on wearing them with anything but a tux.  But is this style going to be out of fashion in 10 years / appropriate for all black tie affairs?
Still think you're going to regret it. I would only go all patent. IMO, the suede makes it less formal.
post #33002 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JonSmythe View Post

No, Cheaney.  I'm not planning on wearing them with anything but a tux.  But is this style going to be out of fashion in 10 years / appropriate for all black tie affairs?

It's not 'in style' now; it's the sort of thing designed for those who want to stand out a bit.

I would recommend sticking with the true classics; something like the Cheaney Kelly (http://www.cheaney.co.uk/collections-c2/classic-collection-c3/cheaney-kelly-black-patent-leather-oxford-dress-shoe-p23) or Shipton's Tamar if you are on a lower budget (http://www.shipton.com/tamar-mens-patent-oxford.html)

post #33003 of 33197

Thanks, @SimonC!  Would you recommend that Cheaney shoe over a crockett and jones Overton for the same price?

 

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No
post #33005 of 33197
imho no too
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A very dumb question, but Im a bit confused with sizes of pretty much all OTR shirts. On the picture is an TMLewin example of a Regular Fit and Super Fitted, there is 18cm different in the waist circumference. there should be 4.5cm at both sides of extra fabric, where the hell is it?

post #33007 of 33197
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Originally Posted by FlyingCzechman View Post

there should be 4.5cm at both sides of extra fabric, where the hell is it?
Maybe gathered up in back, where it can't be seen. Because the photographer/artistic director/marketing manager thought the shirt looked better when presented that way.
post #33008 of 33197

What are your suggestions for making a pair of shoes, that are probably a size too large, and cannot be returned, work for you?  Should I insert a tongue pad?  Wear two pairs of socks, or extra-thick socks?  Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

post #33009 of 33197
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Originally Posted by FranklinMadison View Post

What are your suggestions for making a pair of shoes, that are probably a size too large, and cannot be returned, work for you? 
Sell them or donate them to charity. Then buy a pair that fits.

Life is too short to put up with the wrong sized shoes.
post #33010 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Sell them or donate them to charity. Then buy a pair that fits.

Life is too short to put up with the wrong sized shoes.

This. Although if you are set on keeping them, analyse where they are too large. Insoles reduce depth and therefore overall volume. Heel pads address a heel cup that is too large, and tongue pads a shoe which has a lasted instep higher than your foot.
post #33011 of 33197
Is there really such a thing as a bespoke fused canvas suit?? If so is this a warning sign to avoid that tailor?
post #33012 of 33197

Fusing is inferior, but whether you should avoid it or not is your decision. Very often it's a bad tailor overcharging for a bad product, sure, but if it's placed at a reasonable pricerange, and fits well, it can be reasonable.

post #33013 of 33197
Another way to look at it - if fused is the only construction technique offered by the tailor then walk away. If they offer a fully bespoke pattern with fused construction as a lower cost option against fully canvassed then it can be a means to dial in your pattern or experiment with fabrics with less sunk cost.
post #33014 of 33197

Hello,

 

I am thinking the back side of my pants are too short. You can see the socks show:

 

 

Do you think I should ask to have it lengthened in the back or are socks showing acceptable? I should say this shoe's heel (total heel not just the rubber bottom) seems low.

post #33015 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

Another way to look at it - if fused is the only construction technique offered by the tailor then walk away. If they offer a fully bespoke pattern with fused construction as a lower cost option against fully canvassed then it can be a means to dial in your pattern or experiment with fabrics with less sunk cost.

Thanks for the input. I was under the misunderstanding that fused suiting was a product of factory production line work, and so would never be considered in the repertoire of a a bespoke tailor. I spoke to a local guy who quote $850 as a starting price for a 'tailor made' suit. He said that he had been making the suits himself for 40+ years. When I asked him about canvas construction he said that he used to do it in the old days but now he makes everything with a fused canvas as "that is the way suits are made nowadays".

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