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Better quality boot - Grenson Fred or Loake Bedale? 

Similar looks, but which would you say will last the course better? 

Thanks.

 

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Noob question: what accounts for the comfort of a dress shoe? I want to vibram-ize this old pair of Bruno Magli oxfords -- the most comfortable pair ever -- but I'm afraid I'll ruin it.
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Noob question: what accounts for the comfort of a dress shoe? I want to vibram-ize this old pair of Bruno Magli oxfords -- the most comfortable pair ever -- but I'm afraid I'll ruin it.

You will. Don't do it.
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I can't comment on real tailored stuff, but I will say that about a year ago someone sold off a boat load of Jay Kos shirts on B&S (also on Ebay). I talked with them (can't remember who) and they were helping to liquidate a bunch of stuff because Jay Kos was moving stores. I picked up about 6 shirts at about $40-50 a pop and let me tell you, they were the bargain of the year for me. Fantastic materials - I mean really, really good cotton, cotton+linen, and cotton+silk blends with great construction. In retrospect, I wish I had gotten about 10 more. That's as much as I know, hope it helps.

Thanks, brah. I also have a few of their shirts that I really love. Great collar on them. I was in the running for a SC on eBay but alas was outbid. cloud.gif
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You will. Don't do it.

Damnit!

Thanks. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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If a suit jacket had too much taken in the waist is it still possible to let some material out?
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I am thinking about splurging on some AE Daltons, and just need some general advice on how they should fit. I have limited experience with dress shoe fit.

I have some AE Strands, which supposedly have a similar fit, however I feel like they have some room to spare in the toe. How much room should there be up front?

Sorry for noobing it up. Any advice is much appreciated!
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I just found this tuxedo in my house.  It's a size too big for me, but I'm hoping to either keep it and wait a few years until I fill out or bring it to a tailor (or possible bespoke tailor) and have them cut it to size.  What does everyone else think?

 

I'd hate to see it go to waist.  

 

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Originally Posted by Harbin View Post

If a suit jacket had too much taken in the waist is it still possible to let some material out?

Should be, unless the tailor did something dumb and removed all the extra fabric.
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Thanks, brah. I also have a few of their shirts that I really love. Great collar on them. I was in the running for a SC on eBay but alas was outbid. cloud.gif

I picked up a few of those shirts, too, and they are really sweet, supposedly made by the same factory as T&A. Nobody seems to know where the sports and SCs come from, but quality is supposed to be very good.
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I have some really cool vintage silk scarves I came across from YSL, Hermes, Givenchy, etc.... I was wondering how ok is it to have them cut down and rolled to become pocket squares? Good idea or no?
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I have some really cool vintage silk scarves I came across from YSL, Hermes, Givenchy, etc.... I was wondering how ok is it to have them cut down and rolled to become pocket squares? Good idea or no?

I'm planning to do that. All the pocket hankies around here are cotton and very conservative, so scarves look like a good resource to mine. I'm just waiting until I see something that really sends me.
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Originally Posted by Poindexter View Post

I'm planning to do that. All the pocket hankies around here are cotton and very conservative, so scarves look like a good resource to mine. I'm just waiting until I see something that really sends me.

that's the thing, the scarves are all very nice silk... so seeing as I can't wear them as actual scarves w/o looking like a fruitcake, I liked the idea of repurposing them into something useful.
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

Anyone know where I can get a proxy for these shoes? Apparently only sold in Amsterdam and Tokyo:

 

http://www.redwingamsterdam.com/red-wing-shoes-2940-7-classic-round-oro-russet

 

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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I'm hoping to either keep it and wait a few years until I fill out
It's usually not worth holding onto a clothing item for years, in the hope that it may someday fit.
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or bring it to a tailor (or possible bespoke tailor) and have them cut it to size.
If it needs significant alterations - and cutting a tuxedo down to size is a pretty significant job - the expense might well be prohibitive. I mean, it's usually easier and cheaper to just sell the too large item, add some money to whatever you get for it, and buy yourself a tuxedo that fits.

I'm assuming it doesn't have some major sentimental value to you.
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I'd hate to see it go to waist.
It probably won't go to waste if you sell it to someone whom it will fit.
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Michael
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