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post #16546 of 28352
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Originally Posted by smk View Post

I want to know, rather, where you can buy shirts with low collar(so a lot of your neck shows)
Oh and I could probably ask this tomorrow by calling ralph lauren, butt just wanna know real quick;
do you know if I could exchange a rlbl suit which I bought at neiman marcus, for a same suit with same size in different color at ralph lauren?

I do not know the maker of the shirt; however, I do know two things: that is a Drake's tie and this outfit is accompanied by freshly shined black non-derby shoes.

It's doubtful RL will exchange that suit. They will demand a proof of purchase (receipt) and they will turn their nose when they see a NM receipt. Maybe their customer service is feeling generous tomorrow. Doesn't hurt to give them a call
post #16547 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

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My dress shoe front tip portion of the sole is wearing down pretty fast, is this normal or am I wearing them too much?
Should I use toe taps?

yes
post #16548 of 28352
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

 In fact, one of my heel taps fell off last week (needed to be replaced anyway), and it felt strange walking about town until I replaced it.

how can a heel tap fall off when done correctly?

rubber:

heel.jpg

metal(mine):

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heel & toe

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post #16549 of 28352
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Do Levi stores carry the 1947 501 in stock regularly, or is it hard to find? If it's difficult to find, are there certain stores that carry them? I would like to try them on rather than order online.
Related, I don't know a lot about denim and got lost in the FAQs in SW&D. I'm really not interested in acquiring an in-depth knowledge of denim, but I'd like something high quality. Any particular styles or brands I should look out for as far as a "go to" pair?
Finally, best way to hem them? I will probably need a 28" or 28.5" hem and I don't really go for stacking or cuffs. Thanks!

^^ May have gotten lost or no one knows, but I thought I'd ask again.
post #16550 of 28352
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

^^ May have gotten lost or no one knows, but I thought I'd ask again.

knilli was a good address back in the days. they don't have levi's though.
post #16551 of 28352
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

knilli was a good address back in the days. they don't have levi's though.

I haven't been inside there in awhile, but I walk by their window boxes on a regular basis. They seem to have decent prices and I wanted to go back to see about a jacket they had on display. They always list prices for their displays, but sometimes they don't give a maker and it just says "Sakko €995" or something. I'll try to get in there sometime this week. I'll be in America later this month so I thought I'd have better luck there, but I haven't seen those jeans in person.
post #16552 of 28352
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


how can a heel tap fall off when done correctly?
rubber:
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heel.jpg

 

metal(mine):
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DSC_0200.jpg

 

heel & toe
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I am referring to the below -- maybe I am using the wrong terminology.  Once I get sole replacements, I will inquire about the ones your pictured.

 

700

post #16553 of 28352
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Originally Posted by dwin95 View Post

Is my pants too tight? For me its kinda tight around the waist/buttocks region but other than that the thigh and legs fit perfectly. Is it possible if I were to bring it to a tailor for some minor adjustments? thanks!

 

 

Looks too tight definitely. Size up 1.

chart depicting how your clothes should fit
 

post #16554 of 28352
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

I am referring to the below -- Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
maybe I am using the wrong terminology.  Once I get sole replacements, I will inquire about the ones your pictured.


they should be avoided. they are junk, sorry. the heel taps affect your gait in a bad way. don't do it.
post #16555 of 28352
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


they should be avoided. they are junk, sorry. the heel taps affect your gait in a bad way. don't do it.

No offense taken; I am here to learn.  I know they are low quality.  Would you suggest letting the soles just wear down after first receiving them then proceed with the taps you showed?  And how much does that usually add to a sole replacement (I realize it is geographically dependent)?   

post #16556 of 28352
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

No offense taken; I am here to learn.  I know they are low quality.  Would you suggest letting the soles just wear down after first receiving them then proceed with the taps you showed?  And how much does that usually add to a sole replacement (I realize it is geographically dependent)?   

i'm aware that it is not too easy to find a competent cobbler. i recommend to keep the toe taps for the moment. you can remove the heel taps yourself. the rubber tip of the dove tail isn't bad and holds up quite well. in the meantime you look out for a competent cobbler who can give you counsellation, which solution fits your situation best.

tbh, the metall ones are not for everyone for many reasons. i'm used to them and i love them.

as you said. costs are dependent of location.
post #16557 of 28352
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

No offense taken; I am here to learn.  I know they are low quality.  Would you suggest letting the soles just wear down after first receiving them then proceed with the taps you showed?  And how much does that usually add to a sole replacement (I realize it is geographically dependent)?   

Keep the toe ones, all they do is make your toe spring up a little more, if even that. Just don't worry about the heels, let 'em wear, they only cost about $20 to replace. The toe tap will save a whole lot of wear on the sole itself, which is much more of a pain to replace.

Or you could do what I do- buy cut tacks at your local hardware store, cut them just a bit shorter, and hammer them in where the nails for the toe tap would go. The metal absorbs the wear without the noise and feel of the raised plastic lump. The cheap man's version of flush toe plates.

And the cost of replacing a sole varies depending on the workmanship and the quality of the leather sole used as well as location. A good cobbler will cost more, but the sole will be of better quality and the quality of the work much higher.
post #16558 of 28352

Quick question.

 

My brother is 6'6" and has trouble finding suits unless he goes MTM.  Anyone know any brands that would make RTW that might fit him?

It's really just the jacket length that is the issue; pants are fine, since they come unhemmed.  He needs a jacket that's about 22" pit to pit, but about 2-3" longer than normal suits in the length and sleeve length.

Bonus points if the brands are Italian.

 

Thanks.

post #16559 of 28352
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

I am referring to the below -- Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
maybe I am using the wrong terminology.  Once I get sole replacements, I will inquire about the ones your pictured.


they should be avoided. they are junk, sorry. the heel taps affect your gait in a bad way. don't do it.

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

No offense taken; I am here to learn.  I know they are low quality.  Would you suggest letting the soles just wear down after first receiving them then proceed with the taps you showed?  And how much does that usually add to a sole replacement (I realize it is geographically dependent)?   

Keep the toe ones, all they do is make your toe spring up a little more, if even that. Just don't worry about the heels, let 'em wear, they only cost about $20 to replace. The toe tap will save a whole lot of wear on the sole itself, which is much more of a pain to replace.

Definitely keep the toe ones. While neither as pretty-looking or durable as fritzl's taps, they are not junk and they really don't affect your gait and they eliminate premature toe wear. That wear is a function of your particular gait and is not indicative of wearing your shoes too often. I have them on all my shoes and they last for quite a while before wearing down to the point where they require replacement.
post #16560 of 28352
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Originally Posted by cosmic View Post

What would be the most appropriate type of outer pockets for a smart navy blazer with chrome/silver-coloured metal buttons - patch pockets, standard flap pockets, or slanted/hacking flap pockets? 

Patch or flap pockets would be roughly equal in appropriateness. Hacking pockets are more appropriate on jackets with sporting origins.
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