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post #4291 of 33197
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Originally Posted by poissa View Post
Thanks for the reminder about the shoe tree. I got woodlore or some such. They are solid, shaped to the shoe and most importantly fit the shoe.
Are my $200 Allen Edmond's worth purchasing Saphir Renovateur. If so, I'll pick them up. I would also like budget options for an older pair of AE's that I'm keen on keeping much longer.

I think any shoes you want to keep nice are worth purchasing Renovateur for.
post #4292 of 33197
silly question: one piece of cordovan = 1 horse? Or is it possible to get more pieces from a single horse in the manifacturing process?
post #4293 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mouseandcat View Post
Can someone confirm that JM Weston (on madison ave) sells re-branded saphir? I tried calling no one picked up..........

Why waste your time? Go to VIP Shoe Service plus, or Leffot. They have actual Saphir.
post #4294 of 33197
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silly question: one piece of cordovan = 1 horse? Or is it possible to get more pieces of a single horse in the manifacturing process?

One horse gives two shells. One shell for the most part makes one shoe. Thus, one horse = a pair of shoes.

Some horses have larges shells than others. I have seen shells that you could probably get two pairs of shoes out of.

You can use other parts of the horse for leather, however, it won't be shell cordovan.
post #4295 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
One horse gives two shells. One shell for the most part makes one shoe. Thus, one horse = a pair of shoes.

Some horses have larges shells than others. I have seen shells that you could probably get two pairs of shoes out of.

You can use other parts of the horse for leather, however, it won't be shell cordovan.

thank you
post #4296 of 33197
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Wear pleated pants and this will stop, or at least be significantly reduced.

B-b-but Styleforvm tells me that pleated pants are for old men! Does this mean that this place just wants to see my pants tent?!
post #4297 of 33197
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
Wear pleated pants and this will stop, or at least be significantly reduced.

I think pleats make this worse. It is probably more of an overall fit issue. Also getting pants with button flys solve this as the illusion of a boner is caused by the zipper crunching up.
post #4298 of 33197
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Why waste your time? Go to VIP Shoe Service plus, or Leffot. They have actual Saphir.
sweet, thanks. will check them out.
post #4299 of 33197
Is it unusual that the ideal shoulder measurement for my dress shirts is 18.5", while my sport coats are best at 17.75? I assume this has something to do with the weight of the fabric, etc but I find it a little confusing.
post #4300 of 33197
I've been doing as many different google (and SF) searches as I can, to no real avail. I'm interested if anyone out there has any information or knowledge regarding a (i guess now-defunct) USA shoe company by the name of Bob Smart.

Any thoughts or info on the quality of the shoes? Were they comparable to AE or Alden in their day? I found a pair the other day thrifting that seemed quite nice- brown longwings, pretty much brand new condition, all leather sole/heel, leather lined. I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to shoes, so I don't really know if these would have been welted or glued or whether they would be worth picking up.
post #4301 of 33197
Why all high-end dress shoes have a leather sole without a rubber protector/layer?

I am asking since it's impossible to actually walk with shoes that have a leather sole. They slip and the leather breaks down quickly on asphalt, so all of them have to be taken to a tailor to have it attach a leather protector.

What's up with that?
post #4302 of 33197
Since a BB opened close by, I have been trying to figure out who makes their current lines of shoes. Searches indicate C&J and AS but I haven't found a recent post. When I had asked the BB SA, the response was..."We make them. They are all made by Brooks Brothers in a factory we own." Bullshit. Can anyone tell me?
post #4303 of 33197
Would a pale pink shirt work with a navy suit? And if yes, wich tie color to go with it?
post #4304 of 33197
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Would a pale pink shirt work with a navy suit? And if yes, wich tie color to go with it?

I wouldn't do it personally, unless it was a festive and formal occasion. Brown goes well with Navy and pink so I would try a brown tie.
post #4305 of 33197
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Would a pale pink shirt work with a navy suit? And if yes, wich tie color to go with it?

Yes. Navy tie, either solid or subtle patterns.
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