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post #5821 of 33197
What is the quality of Gieves & Hawkes shoes? How do they compare to C&J, Grenson, AS? Thanks
post #5822 of 33197
I'm going to be best man in my brother's wedding this summer. Someone mentioned I should get a white sport coat for the rehearsal dinner since I'm best man. Being my first time in this position I had no idea about this tradition or if it's even legit. First off is this an actual practice? Second, if so, suggest a decent white sport coat to look into?
post #5823 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post
Try Nordstrom Rack or Loehmans

Thank you for the response! Another question: What brands make descent 'middle-of-the-road' ($60-70 per) wool slacks? What thread count should I expect to find for descent quality pants that will last a while? Just looking for the basic color staples for work (business casual, no suits).
post #5824 of 33197
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I'm going to be best man in my brother's wedding this summer. Someone mentioned I should get a white sport coat for the rehearsal dinner since I'm best man. Being my first time in this position I had no idea about this tradition or if it's even legit.

First off is this an actual practice?
Second, if so, suggest a decent white sport coat to look into?

I wouldn't do this. I think you will stand out in a bad way. I would dress in a similar manner to other guests. You are the best man, everyone will know you are the best man. Concentrate on your speech. That is what people will remember.
post #5825 of 33197
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Originally Posted by zbelden00 View Post
Thank you for the response! Another question: What brands make descent 'middle-of-the-road' ($60-70 per) wool slacks? What thread count should I expect to find for descent quality pants that will last a while? Just looking for the basic color staples for work (business casual, no suits).

look for high wool content, like 100%.
post #5826 of 33197
Does anyone have success stories about dry cleaners getting cooking oil stains out of wool pants? Or am I screwed?
post #5827 of 33197
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Does anyone have success stories about dry cleaners getting cooking oil stains out of wool pants? Or am I screwed?

Yes.
post #5828 of 33197
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Originally Posted by binge View Post
Is there a Nordstrom in your area? They often carry Allen-Edmonds. You could try some on there.

If you'd rather take a gamble on some untried shoes, then I'd stick with a size you know that fits, even if it's a different last. If the PAs are snug, you can always take them to a shoe repair shop and have them stretched a bit.

Thanks - yeah I'm in NY so that's not a problem. I just feel bad going into a store, trying on their shoes to find something that fits and then not buying it there. I can't afford to pay full price for the Park's. I guess I have no choice!
post #5829 of 33197
Hope this is a quick question. I just purchased a pair of Allen Edmonds Bel Air wingtips in Walnut, and I need everything to take care of them. I'm looking at buying a bunch of Saphir stuff from Francos, but I don't know exactly what I need. So far, this is what I have on my list, but I know it's sorely lacking:

1 - Saphir Renovateur
1 - Saphir Medium Horsehair brush

I know I need some kind of polish, but really have no idea if I should get wax, cream, neutral, coloured, etc.

Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
post #5830 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
No one?
It looks like a run of the mill, beige, 3/4 length wool coat.
post #5831 of 33197
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Originally Posted by chasingred View Post
Does anyone have success stories about dry cleaners getting cooking oil stains out of wool pants? Or am I screwed?
Dry cleaning fluid is known to work pretty well on oil-based stains. I would definitely try a good dry cleaner if I were you.
post #5832 of 33197
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Originally Posted by binge View Post
Yes.

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post
Dry cleaning fluid is known to work pretty well on oil-based stains. I would definitely try a good dry cleaner if I were you.

At first I was like and then I was like

Anyone else know from experience?
post #5833 of 33197
Should black patent balmorals be reserved for tuxedos only? I ask as I will be attending a semi-formal evening wedding and will be wearing a dark suit. Should I pair this with patent balmorals? Thank you
post #5834 of 33197
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Should black patent balmorals be reserved for tuxedos only? I ask as I will be attending a semi-formal evening wedding and will be wearing a dark suit. Should I pair this with patent balmorals?

Thank you

You could probably get away with it, but I am not a fan of patent leather and would avoid it at all costs. Captoe oxfords should be fine.
post #5835 of 33197
What sort of color is "mouse"? Is it a shade of grey? Brown? Something else?
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