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post #6586 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
When you start large alterations the cost starts to out weigh any benefit.

Unless the jacket is free you're often better off just going MTM.

In theory anything can be done. The thing you need to consider is it worth it.
Thank you for your help
post #6587 of 33197
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Originally Posted by breidfan View Post
Attending wedding in Key West on March 12 @ 5:00 pm. Invitation states "cocktail attire". A dark suit doesn't seem appropriate, and tan poplin feels too casual. I think is too early for linen/seersucker, or does that rule not apply when that far south?

Right now I am thinking light grey worsted pants with navy hopsack blazer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I think a dark suit would be fine as long as it doesn't look too much like business, which means skip the pinstripes, etc. Also pretty hard to go wrong with grey pants/navy blazer.
post #6588 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post
found some ancient longwings for really, really cheap. I oiled them and am ready to polish, but I can't tell if they're really faded cordovan or just a brown color. any ideas for polishing? a picture i took yesterday (semi-cloudy day)

These may be a faded cordovan color, but as pointed out above they are definitely not shell cordovan (the creases are a dead giveaway). Burgundy shell is called #8, and "cordovan" as a color refers to this - a reddish brown.
post #6589 of 33197
Anyone know what stores carry Isaia suits? I'd like to try one on in a B&M before looking online. (I'm in the DC metro area)
post #6590 of 33197
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post
Anyone know what stores carry Isaia suits?

I'd like to try one on in a B&M before looking online.

(I'm in the DC metro area)

I'm not sure about their DC location, but Barney's carries them in their NYC location.
post #6591 of 33197
Yeah I know my shoes are not shell. I'm just trying to figure out what to polish them with--cptjeff earlier indicated cream, maybe tan cream, but I'm weirded out about polishing them with what is technically the wrong color.
post #6592 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post
I'm not sure about their DC location, but Barney's carries them in their NYC location.

I don't think the DC location does, but it's worth giving them a call.
post #6593 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post
Yeah I know my shoes are not shell. I'm just trying to figure out what to polish them with--cptjeff earlier indicated cream, maybe tan cream, but I'm weirded out about polishing them with what is technically the wrong color.


Tan polish essentially serves as neutral polish for most shoes, but with the bonus of not leaving the white residue that neutral can leave built up in places. It'll only change the color if it's darker than the shoe already is.
post #6594 of 33197
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
Any take?

Yes, with the caveat that the position of that center button does move up and down a bit. In the best of all possible worlds, there should be an ideal position for a particular individual. I think with something like a paddock jacket, the stance would be different than a "regular" jacket.
post #6595 of 33197
I've looked on line to no avail. I would like to buy some high quality thread, like the kind used on Kiton coat buttons. It looks like miniature rope. Thank You....
post #6596 of 33197
Young guy here trying to build a good wardrobe from scratch...

6/1, 160 lbs, 31x33ish, slim but with some muscle on me. Found a tailor and am planning on getting my measurements so I can order some MTM shirts online. Just ordered some deeply discount AE Park Aves on ebay. I feel like I'm off to a pretty good start... But I desperately need some new wool trousers, in charcoal and beige/tan/khaki.

What brands/stores (b&m or online) do you think I should focus on? I'm experiencing a little bit of decision paralysis here. I want these to be good pants that I love and last for a long time and am willing to spend some money ($100-200/per). In the past I've always bought crap and regretted it later. I'm just now starting to understand the importance of FIT and buying quality over quantity. Any tips appreciated
post #6597 of 33197
Cross-post from the SW&D Ask a Question thread, but I'm hoping to get an answer. Maybe the MC crowd will have a better eye for fabrics. Is this shirt flannel? It says "cotton twill," but the reason I suspect it's flannel is because it looks almost identical to a shirt on sale at Blackbird, where it does indicate that it's flannel.
post #6598 of 33197
cptjeff, you're a good man.
post #6599 of 33197
For rubber sole protectors like topy / vibram: I just bought a new pair of shoes. Should I walk around and break them in before I have these applied, or ok to just do it right away? Also, any preference on doing the entire sole vs just heel, toe area?
post #6600 of 33197
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Originally Posted by DesertRain View Post
Young guy here trying to build a good wardrobe from scratch...

6/1, 160 lbs, 31x33ish, slim but with some muscle on me. Found a tailor and am planning on getting my measurements so I can order some MTM shirts online. Just ordered some deeply discount AE Park Aves on ebay. I feel like I'm off to a pretty good start... But I desperately need some new wool trousers, in charcoal and beige/tan/khaki.

What brands/stores (b&m or online) do you think I should focus on? I'm experiencing a little bit of decision paralysis here. I want these to be good pants that I love and last for a long time and am willing to spend some money ($100-200/per). In the past I've always bought crap and regretted it later. I'm just now starting to understand the importance of FIT and buying quality over quantity. Any tips appreciated

If you like the tight pant look Mabitex/incotex seem to be popular. They can be found in the B/S forum here for even cheaper than what you are willing to pay.


I prefer Zanella though, great quality in my opinion, and can be found new for within your price range.
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