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post #9571 of 30601
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Originally Posted by eobet View Post

I know that nice suit jackets have canvas under their lining, but this strange thing which I just got seems to have the lining hanging out... it's a name designer jacket, but surely this can't be done on purpose?



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No that can't be on purpose. Looks like something got ripped or came undone.

OTOH it shouldn't take a master tailor to fix it. Just a bit of sewing.
post #9572 of 30601
A question on buying vintage shoes:

I'm considering picking up a pair of old Florsheim Imperials longwings from a local thrift store. They look to be in pretty good shape, but of course the soles are very dark/old looking.

Since these shoes are probably 20+ years old - my question is this: How durable are old shoes like this?

I love the idea of finding a cheap pair of quality shoes, but I'm worried that because of their age they will fall apart really easily.
post #9573 of 30601
With buying used shoes, espeically vintage it is always a gamble. You never know how they were cared for over time. A resole is easy, but it is likely going to cost more than the shoe. My advice to you is buy them if you like them and get a good deal, but condiiton them, polish them and wear them a while to see how the uppers are holding up. If the uppers are holding up nicely then get a resole and they will feel brand new.
post #9574 of 30601

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what do you think of this shirt and tie ?

and how does the cuff look ? I folded the cuff , in my opinion it looks better but I'm not sure ?

post #9575 of 30601
i don't like that shirt. I don't like it's weird ass pocket.
post #9576 of 30601
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Originally Posted by martini View Post

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what do you think of this shirt and tie ?

and how does the cuff look ? I folded the cuff , in my opinion it looks better but I'm not sure ?


No, never wear dark dress shirts like that, especially with crazy contrast cuffs and collars. They are pretty immature. Your tie should be darker than your shirt.
post #9577 of 30601
agreed.
post #9578 of 30601

Should I purchase this suit?

Recently came across this Hickey Freeman suit. It's from 2009, but is only $60 shipped. I am kind of like the suit but am unsure of the colored stripes on the suit. What do all of you think? Should I buy it, or pass? Thanks for the help!

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post #9579 of 30601
Why does it look like it has spots all over it? The stripes look like they could be cool to play around with. Those colors are inviting to purple or rust accents. However, if you're looking tor a staple suit I say pass.

Also, have you tried it on? If not, do you know your measurements and are confident that it will fit? At $60 it's not that big of a decision, but if you're buying a $60 suit to pour $150 of alterations into it I say pass. You seem too unsure to me.
post #9580 of 30601
Has anyone in the NYC area ever used Bespokefit? Groupon currently has a deal for them here: Just curious if anyone has ever reviewed this shop or can comment on their goods/service. Thanks.
post #9581 of 30601
What is usually the most that a jacket can be taken in / tapered at the waist? This is a jacket that fits well in the shoulders and chest, just could use a little bit more shape at the waist
post #9582 of 30601
Removing gold buttons from blazer to transform into sportscoat: good idea?
post #9583 of 30601
Yes.
post #9584 of 30601
Would the Herring Barlow be a good choice for first leather shoe? For the price is it of decent quality? I would be wearing it with jeans and khaki chinos.
post #9585 of 30601

Best style of casual shoe to wear with jeans/chinos?

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