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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
There are several threads on this and if you search you will see lots of opinions. I have had some BB non-iron shirts in the past and I don't think they shrank much if any. You would not need to order a different sleeve length than normal.
Thanks. My forum searches only turned up answers about BB non-iron shirts, but I didn't think to try brand-specific searches. I'll give that a shot tonight.

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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
As far as these shirts go, they were fine, but I ended up returning them because I did not like the feel of the non-iron fabric, so maybe I am not the best judge.
Yeah, the non-iron BB has the stiffest fabric of the four. Hopefully that'll soften up after several washes. On the other hand, I've read lots of comments about how BB's non-iron shirts stay wrinkle resistant far longer than others. Maybe the early stiffness is the trade-off? One of the things I hope to find out.

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
I say, learn to iron and be more comfortable!
I care more about convenience than comfort. I'm lazy like that. I aim to try at least one good must-iron all-cotton shirt at some point, however, just to see if it changes my mind. I may yet see the light. :P
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Homemade tie experiment: what is the shortest length I could get away with at 5'9; and what is the most conventional width?

Thanks.
post #7488 of 33388
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post
Homemade tie experiment: what is the shortest length I could get away with at 5'9; and what is the most conventional width?

Thanks.

In length, I would say 55" to be the shortest that you may get away with, should go for 58". Conventional width is between 3.25" to 3.75" depending on your body frame.
post #7489 of 33388
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
In length, I would say 55" to be the shortest that you may get away with, should go for 58". Conventional width is between 3.25" to 3.75" depending on your body frame.

Excellent! Thanks, man. That's very helpful.
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I want to buy Allen Edmonds shoe polish, a shoe brush and some shoe trees. I live in Ottawa, what is the best place to get these from? Allen Edmonds only ships via UPS to Canada and I had bad experience with them trying to overcharge duty so I want to order somewhere else. Thanks in advance!
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i've recently lost a fair amount of weight, enough that slim fit shirts are now a necessity for a better taper. however, i've got some fantastic shirts that are regular cut, and i'm loathe to give them up. can a tailor take in a shirt (like one would with a jacket) or are these shirts newly baggy lost causes?

thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by ohdannyboy View Post
i've recently lost a fair amount of weight, enough that slim fit shirts are now a necessity for a better taper. however, i've got some fantastic shirts that are regular cut, and i'm loathe to give them up. can a tailor take in a shirt (like one would with a jacket) or are these shirts newly baggy lost causes? thanks for the help!
Congrats, and they can. Mine charges $10 a shirt. (That's probably cheaper then you will usually find)
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great news officeboy, thanks!!
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After the "Not with MY knot, you don't!" dust up, I don't want to ruffle any feathers but a question of correctness occurred to me which I haven't a clue how to search, so I'll ask here. Regarding the lacing of dress footwear, is the method of lacing specific to the style of shoe of is it all just personal preference? I ask because I see both here and when I removed the laces from today's thrift find AE Sanfords, I wanted to make sure I didn't make a gaffe when I relaced them. I like the bar method, especially considering the fit of the shoe, but given the lace indentations on the tongues, the shoes most likely came with crisscross at the point of original purchase. Crisscross lacing Bar lacing Oops...just saw this from the site linked below..
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NOTE: Straight (Bar) Lacing only works correctly on shoes with even numbers of eyelet pairs (eg. 6 pairs = 12 eyelets). This is because an even number of passes across the shoe is needed for the lace ends to meet and to be tied together. Shoes with an odd number of eyelet pairs (eg. 7 pairs = 14 eyelets) finish with the lace ends diagonally opposite each other at the top of the shoe.
Cool site. http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm Srsly.
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The shoes you posted have an odd number of eyelets and are bar laced. Is there something wrong with the picture or am I missing something?

I have never really paid much attention to the number of eyelets on my shoes but based upon how the AEs in the pic look and how much space sits between opposite eyelets, for aesthetic reasons, I would probably keep them the way they are.
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post
There's (at least) two ways of getting the bars. Perhaps the one that requires an even number means that behind the vamp flaps the shoe lace is laced 'vertically' thus the lace never crosses over the tongue except for the bars themselves.

An easier method that works with any number of eyeless is to make the first bar between the eyelets nearest the toe at the bottom of the shoe vamp then pass one end of the laces in a long diagonal from the bottom left to the top right eyelet, then take the other end of the shoelace from the bottom right and do a kind of repeating blanket stitch making bars across each pair of eyelets on top and diagonally to the next pair of eyelets behind.

This is crying out for pics I know!

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post #7498 of 33388
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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post
Does anybody know how to get a turmeric (or mustard) stain out of a shirt? It's fresh. I tried water and a Tide stain pen thing, but no dice.

I see a kind of dissonance between your name and your quandry.

http://www.mrscleanusa.com/en/cleani...ard-stain.html

Sounds insane to me, but if you're desperate, the hair of the dog method they talk about seems wild. They have a few more sane sounding options in the link.


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Originally Posted by napro View Post
Hi, can anyone tell me what kind of shoes they are?

http://www.cultizm.com/product_info....t-Organic.html

Look like the iron rangers at the bottom.
post #7499 of 33388
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Originally Posted by kellgy View Post
The shoes you posted have an odd number of eyelets and are bar laced. Is there something wrong with the picture or am I missing something?

I have never really paid much attention to the number of eyelets on my shoes but based upon how the AEs in the pic look and how much space sits between opposite eyelets, for aesthetic reasons, I would probably keep them the way they are.

Sorry, the pics are Manton's shoes and therefore not AEs. I was using his feet for illustrative purposes only.

Here are the AEs to which I was referring.



I later answered my own question by trying both methods. The crisscross method won out due to the aforementioned impressions left by the laces. The bar lacing just didn't look right.
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Originally Posted by RangerP View Post
What would be the easiest way to find a DISCOUNTED Canali Milano suit in a 38R...when these are not even available in my City at all...

Anyone?

I'll also just add that ay source for purchasing online would be useful...

Thanks!
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