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post #5686 of 33197
Shoes from Hugo Boss Black, how's the quality? Decent enough to buy a pair if you get 50% off? Or should I steer away?
post #5687 of 33197
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Originally Posted by henrikc View Post
Shoes from Hugo Boss Black, how's the quality? Decent enough to buy a pair if you get 50% off? Or should I steer away?

Just go with AEs. You want welts and I doubt Hugo Boss Black has welts.
post #5688 of 33197
Is .5" of excess on an unhemmed pair of pants enough for a hem if I am not adding cuffs?
post #5689 of 33197
I just bought a rather tight fitting suit jacket. I have a few normal-fitting jackets that have adequate room for movement, but I wanted one with a tight-fitting look as well. It's for casual wear rather than work.

But then I suddenly wondered - will this jacket shrink when it's dry cleaned and become too tight? Some materials shrink when washed in water, but I have no idea about dry cleaning suits for the first time. It's 100% wool, and is a very light and thin fabric. As things stand, I wouldn't like to wrap my arms right around myself, especially with the button done up, for fear of damaging the stitching (which is fine for a casual jacket I never intend to do up). The next size up was still a good fit, just with a more conventional kind of suit jacket look with slightly overhanging shoulders. Perhaps I should have got that to allow for shrinkage?
post #5690 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Flea Spray View Post
I just bought a rather tight fitting suit jacket. I have a few normal-fitting jackets that have adequate room for movement, but I wanted one with a tight-fitting look as well. It's for casual wear rather than work.

But then I suddenly wondered - will this jacket shrink when it's dry cleaned and become too tight? Some materials shrink when washed in water, but I have no idea about dry cleaning suits for the first time. It's 100% wool, and is a very light and thin fabric. As things stand, I wouldn't like to wrap my arms right around myself, especially with the button done up, for fear of damaging the stitching (which is fine for a casual jacket I never intend to do up). The next size up was still a good fit, just with a more conventional kind of suit jacket look. Perhaps I should have got that to allow for shrinkage?

It depends on a lot of things, the construction of the jacket, the quality of the wool, and the weave and also how good the cleaners you are using are, which is most likely bad because 99% of them are. I wouldn't worry about it too much as you should only be dry cleaning a suit jacket about once per year. If it does shrink a bit with wear it will give back out.
post #5691 of 33197
Just received in the mail a brooks brothers slim fit oxford that I've really been looking forward to. It fits well around the body, but i'm worried about the sleeves. When standing with arms straight, the end hits about 2/3 down on the nub (bone) on the outside of the wrist, but i'm afraid it comes up a bit too much my arms bend. Like, as I type now, the bone-nub-thing is clearly visible and then probably half an inch more. Is this too short? Also, if it shrinks, it will be way too short. Will this shirt shrink at all when washed?
post #5692 of 33197
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Originally Posted by iamjammin View Post
Just received in the mail a brooks brothers slim fit oxford that I've really been looking forward to. It fits well around the body, but i'm worried about the sleeves. When standing with arms straight, the end hits about 2/3 down on the nub (bone) on the outside of the wrist, but i'm afraid it comes up a bit too much my arms bend. Like, as I type now, the bone-nub-thing is clearly visible and then probably half an inch more. Is this too short? Also, if it shrinks, it will be way too short. Will this shirt shrink at all when washed?

You really have to include photos for a good answer. In the end it is preference and if you are wearing a jacket how much cuff you want to show.
post #5693 of 33197
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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post
Is .5" of excess on an unhemmed pair of pants enough for a hem if I am not adding cuffs?

Yes.
post #5694 of 33197
do you know if they shrink much?
post #5695 of 33197
where can I get hold of [ebony?] macassar or similar buttons for a midnight blue blazer I am having made?

also looking for a nice lining material in black or midnight blue herringbone, is it possible to get hold of a herringbone pattern lining?
post #5696 of 33197
would it be acceptable to go to an interview with a navy blazer, charcoal trousers, and black shoes? would it cost me any points?
post #5697 of 33197
Anybody know a UK proxy buying service?
post #5698 of 33197
I am a shoe newbie. Please tell me if this oxford shoe fits my feet? Is the gap between the eyelet tabs too wide or is it okay? Thanks.

post #5699 of 33197
Why is it acceptable for a morning suit in daylight to be black?
post #5700 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jakt View Post
I am a shoe newbie. Please tell me if this oxford shoe fits my feet? Is the gap between the eyelet tabs too wide or is it okay? Thanks.


The lace area is supposedly to be completely closed. However, many people give it a pass.
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