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May start a thread on this if the answer is in the negative:

is there a good list out there of solid old school shoe makers that I can depend on for vintage buys for beaters/casual shoes? So far I can tell that Florsheim Imperials are well respected, and that's up my alley; I'm looking for a few pairs of wingtips, though mostly short wings
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Anyone know where I can find this jacket?

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Without delving into last details - does EG F width more or less correspond to C&J F width?
post #6679 of 33197
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Anyone know where I can find this jacket?



Looks like a fairly common db 3/4 length overcoat. The link claims camel which would make it that much more common. On my screen it doesn't look camel but maybe it is.
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Originally Posted by ArsenalDan View Post
May start a thread on this if the answer is in the negative:

is there a good list out there of solid old school shoe makers that I can depend on for vintage buys for beaters/casual shoes? So far I can tell that Florsheim Imperials are well respected, and that's up my alley; I'm looking for a few pairs of wingtips, though mostly short wings

Florsheim Imperials were great, especially their beefy longwings. Besides that, you might consider Johnston and Murphy's Aristocraft line -- same deal. I believe those are both SF-approved, if that matters.

Beyond that, I like ET Wright; another American company that made solid, solid shoes, including all kinds of wingtips. Their Arch-Preserver dress shoes are contoured to the shape of the foot and have these cool-looking 'Roanoke, Virginia, UNION MADE' emblems stamped deep inside the insoles.

Nettleton is another (very) old school American shoemaker. Sometimes you can find their stuff popping up in thrift stores or on ebay.
post #6681 of 33197
http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/index.c...-acd46ab1cd12/

Snagged this yesterday at Neiman Rack for $550, which I think is a pretty good deal.

Could someone tell me if my AE black captoes will be OK with this suit, or are brown shoes more in order?

My gut tells me either would work, but I would like confirmation.

TIA!
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post
Florsheim Imperials were great, especially their beefy longwings. Besides that, you might consider Johnston and Murphy's Aristocraft line -- same deal. I believe those are both SF-approved, if that matters.

Beyond that, I like ET Wright; another American company that made solid, solid shoes, including all kinds of wingtips. Their Arch-Preserver dress shoes are contoured to the shape of the foot and have these cool-looking 'Roanoke, Virginia, UNION MADE' emblems stamped deep inside the insoles.

Nettleton is another (very) old school American shoemaker. Sometimes you can find their stuff popping up in thrift stores or on ebay.

Thanks for this.

A couple more questins:

1) I've now seen this a couple of times: the company "Benchcraft"? Sounds like a shoe-maker that would be a little questionable, but don't know.

2) Do these companies vary on their sizing?
post #6683 of 33197
I'm thnking of buying a pair of trousers which have had darts added. Can the darts be removed without ruining the trousers, and will the trousers return to its original state?
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I'm thnking of buying a pair of trousers which have had darts added. Can the darts be removed without ruining the trousers, and will the trousers return to its original state?

Doubtful. What kind of fabric?
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Doubtful. What kind of fabric?

Super 150 wool.
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I've got this huge, size 50, buttonless coat from Agnona -- basically, a very elegant cashmere sail -- I'd like to have tailored down to something like a slim-fitting pea coat. Is this advisable, or even possible? I see elsewhere that Zegna charges $10,000 for a custom Agnona coat; it'd be nice to get one for about two-hundred-ish (or whatever the tailor would end up charging).

Yes? No?
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Anyone know where I can find this jacket?


It's probably bespoke, judging by how insanely narrow the sleeves are.
post #6688 of 33197
Is an asymmetrical tie tip a flaw? Or is it normal? I'm wondering about a Luciano Barbera unlined wool/cashmere tie that was purchased new with tags from Wilkes Bashford that listed retail value (as opposed to "compare to" etc.), but I'm wondering if it's possible that I got a second quality tie.
post #6689 of 33197
Hi all

I have been browsing these forums for a few days now and must say there seems to be good advice floating around here. I decided to buy a Suit from Jeff the wizard of Aahs and emailed him and told him I heard about him hear and he's giving me a great deal on a Marco Valentino suit from his ebay site.

The suit will likely need to be altered a bit perhaps the seat waist and thighs let out a bit. I have runners legs. The suit is a super 160's and very light weight and perhaps difficult to work with. can any one recomend a good tailor in the greater Toronto area.

Thanks
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I found this really nice navy Dior suit but I have no idea about their suits. What's everyone's opinions?
Dior's suits are pretty nicely made, they're just rather expensive and if you're buying online there are MANY fakes out there so avoid anything other then a high end online retailer.also understand the cut is probably best for model bodies and may go 'out of fashion' within a few years in terms of styling.
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My wool trouser's pockets from flaring. Is it the cut, fabric, a combination or something else I'm not thinking of?
probably means it's too tight around the circumference of your mid-body, thighs, butt, etc.
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Any thoughts from Canadian forum users on Coppley MTM suits. I'm looking at getting one done. the fabric is a Loro Piana Super 120. I've never really looked at Coppley in the shops before. the price tag would run to a little over 1100, with vest.
Thanks.
I hear good things about Sammy. I've seen Sam and Coppley and find both will end up fitting nicely with the MTM program but the problem for me is they lack any sort of styling that the designer brands just have built in. There's no room for design with this level of MTM, just a better fit.
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Looking to have a suit made in Toronto/GTA, recomendations/favorite places appreciated.
PM sent...
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can any one recomend a good tailor in the greater Toronto area. Thanks
yep, do a search. This has been covered MANY times and there is a very comprehensive list of recommended people... if you've searched and still somehow can't find the threads then message me and I'll link them for you.
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