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Originally Posted by CuffLinks28 View Post

Does anybody know of a good shoe polish and perhaps where to buy it. Black shoes by the way.


Kiwi is used by the craftsmen at Edward Green, etc. Sometimes you don't need to go with the more expensive option.
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Shoe size question:

I usually take a size 10 (D or E width) in American dress shoes, and a size 9 (E or F width) in UK dress shoes. Edward Green displays two sizes in their shoes: a UK size, and a US size that is a half-size up from the UK size. For a proper fit, should I trust the UK measurement or the US one?

Trust EG. They're known for being a half-size off, rather than a whole size like the other makers.
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Is there anyone here from the Philadelphia area who knows anything about Ernesto Custom Tailors? I want to start saving for a suit or sport coat, and their prices are decent enough that I won't have to save for an extremely long time. (Not really rolling in the dough atm, probably because I picked photography as a career. rolleyes.gif) And I would rather not go out of the city/state if I don't have to.

 

If anyone has done any business with them, I'm just curious what your experience was like. They seem to be the only suit makers I could find in Philly.


I got a weird salesman vibe from Ernesto.

I have a better recommendation for you. Based on a tip from shirtmaven (CEGO), I went to Tom Lettieri, who has owned a custom/MTM suit factory in South Philly for 40-plus years. I think he may do Ernesto's suits. Anyhow, Tom did a great job with a sports jacket and I'm planning on going back to him for a suit and overcoat. It's trim, canvassed and looks good. It was $475 last winter CMT (I had Porter and Harding Glorious Twelfth shipped to him). I think suits, including stock fabric, are about $750. It's really great to visit his factory, which has an old-time feel. His number is (610) 733-5480 and his address is 1919 South Bancroft St.
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Hello, I was given a cotton charcoal sweater vest from Jos a Bank as a gift.  The link to the vest is http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100320

 

Can I wear the charcoal vest with khaki pants or do the two not match/coordinate?  The pants I am referring to are located here http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_236402 in the color khaki.  Would the vest match with a pair of dark khaki Dockers as well?

 

Thank you

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They're fine, though sweater vests universally look better under jackets. I'm sure it's fine with darker khakis, although ideally you have a contrast in tones between sweater and trousers.
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anyone know where i csn buy double monk strap shoes for under 250?
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Is a white, linen pocket square okay for formal occasions? or should it be silk?
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Has anyone gotten their dress shirts tailored? Worth it or just buy new ones?

 

I'm a skinny guy and have been considering getting a dozen mid priced shirts ($40-70) tailored so they fit better and more of a slim fit, but I just don't know how they'll turn out. I can have them done for around $20 a piece, probably get a bulk discount at closer to $15 and I do really like most of them.

 

 

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Has anyone gotten their dress shirts tailored? Worth it or just buy new ones?

 

I'm a skinny guy and have been considering getting a dozen mid priced shirts ($40-70) tailored so they fit better and more of a slim fit, but I just don't know how they'll turn out. I can have them done for around $20 a piece, probably get a bulk discount at closer to $15 and I do really like most of them.

 

 


Totally worth it and usually fairly important unless you're buying MTM shirts.
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Originally Posted by DavidDub View Post

Has anyone gotten their dress shirts tailored? Worth it or just buy new ones?

 

I'm a skinny guy and have been considering getting a dozen mid priced shirts ($40-70) tailored so they fit better and more of a slim fit, but I just don't know how they'll turn out. I can have them done for around $20 a piece, probably get a bulk discount at closer to $15 and I do really like most of them.

 

 

my dad gets his shirts made bespoke at turnbull & asser, and he's a jeweler...so yeah Im pretty sure more people do it.

 



 

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When measuring shoulder width (on my body), how should I measure? I.e. what two points should I measure between?
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anyone know where i csn buy double monk strap shoes for under 250?

Brooks' Peals go on sale for 50-percent off sometimes. Watch out for those sales. You should be able to do an archive search to find when those sales usually occur.
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Is a white, linen pocket square okay for formal occasions? or should it be silk?

White linen is a good choice for formal occasions.
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I just got a pair of Allen Edmonds strand shoes and some combination toe cedar shoe trees... I won't be wearing the shoes for a couple of months should I put the shoe trees in the shoes and leave them in their shoe bags until I wear them or would it be best to just leave them in the shoe bags with no shoe trees? Does it make a difference?

 

Thanks!

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