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Was there a time when it was common for a blazer to have no chest pocket or is that just something low end stores did to cut costs? I have recently come across an older club Monaco and a Gap blazer with no chest pocket. They both fit me very well and it doesn't bother me that much I just thought it was odd that they wouldn't even put a fake one on.
Edited by potemkin_city_limits - 11/2/12 at 3:57pm
post #18272 of 28566
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Craig favors Crockett & Jones so they could be shoes from them. You might be able to get Meermin to do a make up that is cheaper.

+1, beat me to the punch. Almost certainly C&J.
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hi there, looking for someone with fabric expertise.

 

I am looking for approximate price per yard that would be appropriate to pay for cotton shirting...

 

thomas mason/albini

canclini

alumo

 

and for wool

 

loro piana

scabal

zegna

 

i know it depends on a number of things... just looking for approximate price for each.

 

 

thanks for your help

 

dg1980

post #18274 of 28566

Can anyone identify these shoes?

 

post #18275 of 28566
Okay will go with brown buttons for the 'blazer'.

Another question: How versatile is a grey winter car coat? I can see it working with brown trousers but how about grey (would be all grey) and navy (darker trousers than coat)?
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Charcoal/grey most certainly pairs well with navy

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Hi All. I’m Michael, and have been lurking around here for some time.

 

I’m primarily a denim, shoe & boot whore. So relieving to find this place and to know that I’m not alone – HA!

 

I’ve got a question about cleaning and restoring leather boots – I have a pair of Polo Ralph Lauren brown wing tip boots that are English bench-made. I picked them up about 12-13 years ago, and worn for many years. I’ve over-enthusiastically oiled them, and they have built up a funk of oil and dirt over time. There’s also a lot of dirt and pebbles stuck in the brogue-ing due to the excess oil build up.

 

They really need to be stripped down to the bare leather to get the oil and dirt out and then refinished.

 

Anyone have any experiences doing something like this themselves? I’m on the fence about trying it myself, as I don’t want to damage the leather. There are a couple of shoe repair shops that are convenient to where I live, and I’ve had them do work for me over the years that I’ve lived here, but I’m not I sure I trust them to do this job.

 

I did find this shop on-line in Denver called Dardano’s that seems like they may have the skills to work on a pair of boots like this.

 

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback! mpp

post #18278 of 28566
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

Charcoal/grey most certainly pairs well with navy

Thanks, picking up this coat then.
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Color wise the last one will be the most versatile followed by the second last one.
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Quote:

 

They really need to be stripped down to the bare leather to get the oil and dirt out and then refinished.

 

Anyone have any experiences doing something like this themselves?

Get saddle soap from a brand like Fiebings.  Brush off surface dirt as much as possible, then scrub with a lightly damp cloth + saddle soap.  Old t-shirts work well for the cloth.  You can start with modest amounts of the soap and water and then apply more as needed.  It should be damp enough to foam up a bit, but not soaking wet.  Scrubbing will not remove dye from the leather but will remove old polish and grime.  A brush is also helpful here to get into seams.  Let dry, then condition with an all-purpose leather cleaner/conditioner, such as Allen Edmonds, or more specific dyed conditioning creams, like Meltonian.  If the leather is very dry or you want more luster, Saphir Renovateur is excellent, but expensive.  Reno. can also be used to remove some of the older polish, but if gunk is really caked on then you will need to do some scrubbing with the saddle soap.

 

You can also search the forum for much more extensive directions on shoe cleaning regimens, plus opinions on the various brands of shoe care products.

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Got this new blazer and I'm not completely sure how to match it with stronger colored shirts. I'm going for a casual/bold kind of look. Does the above color combo look about right, horrible, what? Any other good/bads for shirt color? Blue, red, orange, yellow of the same saturation?

 

The shirt is really too green for me, and clashes with the greenish-gray base color of the jacket.  It is a cool jacket, but I thin you will have a hard time matching it with many bright colors.  I that colors around the orange range would work, but not not really bright ones.  Maybe a golden orange like  saffron or amber, or a darker orange-red like rust or cinnamon.

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Are Polo Ralph Lauren cashmere v-neck sweaters worth the price of app. $150? 

They are being sold on ebay with the tag: "made in China of Italian yarn". 

 

I found a cashmere sweater that runs small, so I'm not sure if it's fake or not. 

Here's some pictures of the sweater, does it look real?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 


Edited by Dingusberry - 11/3/12 at 2:34pm
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You can buy Brooks Brothers made in Scotland cashmere sweaters for $150 or less. On ebay and B&S.
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First off, are these converse slim suitable for a 27 y/o's wardrobe?]

 

 

 

 

 

As i mainly wear dark brown boat shoes for casual wear with jeans/chinos, casual shirts/sweaters, i want to get some footwear to replace my Adidas Stan Smith trainers - a classic plain white shoe

 

So was wondering what people think of the above converse slim trainers, for weekend/daytime casual wear (shops, cinema, restaurant, town shopping , friends, etc)  with denim jeans, chinos, cargos,and sweatpants,

 

they look quite versatile so could they be worn with a casual shirt, sweater/cardigan as well as a t-shirt & jacket?

 

- i just need a casual white shoe but not too sporty like trainers/sneakers are

 

also do they were a size big? e.g. im a size UK 8, so is size UK 9 more suitable?

 

thanks

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