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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale View Post

Does anyone still uses mothballs? I have never seen or noticed moth eaten clothes until yesterday while cleaning out a closet . Tiny little holes on a some wool pants I never wore (I had two of the same, hardly wore one of them, so no need for other ever).

Now I am freaking out worried some of my jackets and suits that get little use will be eaten. I cleaned out all my closets and drawers and will now look for some preventive measures.

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

^Cedar chips. The oil in them that gives them the scent drives off moths, and doesn't smell awful like mothballs.

The best preventative measure for moths is ensuring that you are not storing soiled clothes because moths are attracted to food stains and such on the clothes. Both moth balls and cedar will repel moths, but both are required in pretty serious concentrations and the effectiveness of both will fade pretty quickly. I keep my most expensive suits clean and in canvas suit bags.
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(Posted this in Carmina x Epaulet, reposting here) What are the benefits of Dainite soles? Why not just always opt for leather soles? Also, am I mistaken in having believed that there was a sort of taboo around rubber soles when it came to higher tiers of men's shoes?

Finally, do Dainite soles have a hard heel that "clicks" similar to the hard rubber heel portion of leather soles?

The most formal shoes such as opera pumps do not traditionally have rubber soles. I don't think it's the rubber portion of a combination heel that "clicks" when you walk. Shoes with Dainite soles typically have a full rubber heel rather than a combination heel.
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Noob question =

 

Do most people have a different sizing that they wear in dress shoes as opposed to casual shoes?

 

I wear an 8 usually for both dress shoes and casual shoes. For dress shoes, 8 tends to be a little big depending on the brand, though I just lace up up really snug, so it's not much of an issue. Recently, I purchased 2 casual "dress shoes" in size 8 and they both ran a half size large (both are long at over 1 inch space past toes, so that's the bigger issue). Without thick crew socks, I don't think they'd fit properly. I still ended up having to really lace them up to get them snug, but I'm wondering if I should really be getting my dress shoes in size 7.5 or 7 (rarely see either of these sizes though). In part, I guess I don't even know when a shoe is considered "too big."

 

I've been amassing shoes over the past year as I have updating my wardrobe and it would suck if I was wearing the wrong size. Live and learn I guess, but would still suck.


Edited by amathew - 7/31/12 at 10:06am
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I just picked up some BB ESF OCBD's and I feel like they are a little long in the back to wear casually untucked. Is there a rule of thumb for the length on a versatile OCBD? I have read somewhere on here about guys getting them shortened to about mid crotch, is this normal?

post #16325 of 28243
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


they are good in rain. no taboo. dunno about the clicking....

Ah, okay.

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post


The most formal shoes such as opera pumps do not traditionally have rubber soles. I don't think it's the rubber portion of a combination heel that "clicks" when you walk. Shoes with Dainite soles typically have a full rubber heel rather than a combination heel.

Thanks, this was very helpful.

post #16326 of 28243
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Originally Posted by jakej View Post

I just picked up some BB ESF OCBD's and I feel like they are a little long in the back to wear casually untucked. Is there a rule of thumb for the length on a versatile OCBD? I have read somewhere on here about guys getting them shortened to about mid crotch, is this normal?

I am personally against shirts going untucked, but getting them shortened is a fairly common thing. If you are wearing jeans you should still be able to see about 1/3 of the back pockets.
post #16327 of 28243
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Noob question =

Do most people have a different sizing that they wear in dress shoes as opposed to casual shoes?

I wear an 8 usually for both dress shoes and casual shoes. For dress shoes, 8 tends to be a little big depending on the brand, though I just lace up up really snug, so it's not much of an issue. Recently, I purchased 2 casual "dress shoes" in size 8 and they both ran a half size large (both are long at over 1 inch space past toes, so that's the bigger issue). Without thick crew socks, I don't think they'd fit properly. I still ended up having to really lace them up to get them snug, but I'm wondering if I should really be getting my dress shoes in size 7.5 or 7 (rarely see either of these sizes though). In part, I guess I don't even know when a shoe is considered "too big."

I've been amassing shoes over the past year as I have updating my wardrobe and it would suck if I was wearing the wrong size. Live and learn I guess, but would still suck.

Unless you're buying all your shoes from the same maker and same last, you're going to have some variance. I usually wear an 11D, but have some 11.5Ds in certain lines. Nearly all my athletic shoes are 11.5, just differences in how the shoe is designed and supposed to fit.

Pretty much have to try stuff on to be sure, unfortunately. "Too big" is mostly subjective, but you can get some idea by how the shoe is creasing (for dress shoes).
post #16328 of 28243

I'm looking for a suit to wear to a wedding and given the limited budget I have, I found one at suitsupply that I liked:

 

http://www.suitsupply.com/suit-brown-check-washington-p3377/P3377,en_GB,pd.html?start=6&cgid=Suits&prefn1=color&prefv1=Brown

 

Now I would like to make a bit of a statement and go bold. What would you be able to get away with, with a suit like this? As the suit already has a pattern, I do not really know what you can do with the shirt and tie. Any suggestions?

post #16329 of 28243
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I am personally against shirts going untucked, but getting them shortened is a fairly common thing. If you are wearing jeans you should still be able to see about 1/3 of the back pockets.

I'll second this. I've never seen an untucked long sleeve shirt that looked good, they all look like you're trying to hide a paunch or just resented the fact that your mother made you tuck your shirt in. Casually or not. If you insist, shortening is certainly possible, and you'll look less stupid.

The only time untucked shirts look good is when they're short sleeved sport shirts, flat hemmed or short, and being worn with shorts or swim trunks. Preferably at the pool or beach.

And before you call me an out of touch old man or something, I'm in my mid 20's.
post #16330 of 28243
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I'll second this. I've never seen an untucked long sleeve shirt that looked good, they all look like you're trying to hide a paunch or just resented the fact that your mother made you tuck your shirt in. Casually or not. If you insist, shortening is certainly possible, and you'll look less stupid.
The only time untucked shirts look good is when they're short sleeved sport shirts, flat hemmed or short, and being worn with shorts or swim trunks. Preferably at the pool or beach.
And before you call me an out of touch old man or something, I'm in my mid 20's.

What about if you're going to a club?
post #16331 of 28243
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

What about if you're going to a club?

I don't go to many clubs, but I would still tuck my shirt in. You can dress casually without untucking your shirt, you know. Wear the oxford with jeans, but tuck it in and wear an interesting belt.
post #16332 of 28243
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

What about if you're going to a club?

To avoid looking like a douche. Tuck it in.
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Suit: 85% Wool 15% Kid Mohair = Quality?

post #16334 of 28243
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post


What about if you're going to a club?

I would only wear the shirt out if it was meant to be worn out, i.e. no long, "unfinished" tails.

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Trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on a coat:

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