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post #18826 of 29118
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Lint roller works great. I have a travel one for work in my briefcase

In a pinch I've used the old masking tape wrapped around the fingers deal but it's not good on higher quality fabric. Lint rollers usually have a "milder" adhesive (like a Post-It note as opposed to actual tape) and the "sheets" are perforated like a roll of paper towels so when it gets linty and fuzzy you can just remove it and start a fresh one. In the past few years this has become an almost can't live without item for me... I think it's just a personal OCD of mine but I can't stand fuzz, lint or God forbid pet hair from my friend's couch on my clothes... particularly dark colored fabric... ugh.

got this one.... probably like 4 bux...




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@GH2M43... sorry bro but those shoes are absolutely hideous... and by the looks of them, MIC (Made in China) which, at least for me, is unacceptable. Even at that price (let's be honest $130 is peanuts for dress shoes) you'd be better off looking for a bargain on some AE's or To Boot's or anything else reasonably decent you could find at Nordy Rack or on sale after X-Mas practically anywhere. In short, do yourself a favor and DO NOT buy those shoes. nod[1].gif
post #18827 of 29118
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Possible solutions include:

3. Bow ties.

I do LOVE wearing a bow tie.

post #18828 of 29118
How do I clean the shoe polish off of the dauber bristles? They're very stiff. Shouldn't they be softer?
post #18829 of 29118
Hot water with dishwashing liquid. Comes right out.
post #18830 of 29118

Do you think this is a fair price for this item?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300825367025?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

 

Thanks!

post #18831 of 29118
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Originally Posted by Baverso View Post

How do I clean the shoe polish off of the dauber bristles? They're very stiff. Shouldn't they be softer?

I think it depends on what type of shoes it was used on. In general I believe high quality brushes are made with various types of animal hair, mostly horse, but also yak, boar, bison and other weird animals... and yes, being natural they should be soft and flexible, NOT like a toothbrush. If you care about the shoes at all do not use a synthetic bristle brush! As for cleaning, from what I could find use warm soapy water with a bit of mineral spirits in the mix... do not submerge the whole brush, just wash the bristles and let air dry. Hope that helps....
post #18832 of 29118
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Start them on e-bay for $5 and let them go as high as they will. Neither of them are good sweaters, you shouldn't expect too much.
post #18833 of 29118
Thanks. Are either of the brands respectable?
post #18834 of 29118

I'm looking to add some sweaters to my wardrobe. I bought a Johnston of Elgin Cashmere, size 44, from Sierra Trading Post. Seemed like a really good deal for a nice sweater. I had a couple of general questions:

 

1. How long are the sleeves supposed to be on a sweater? Should they cover the entire shirt cuff, or should there be a little cuff showing? I'm tall with extremely long arms, so I end up showing about 1/2" of cuff with my arms at my side, and the sweater's sleeves don't have much play left. If I wasn't wearing a dress shirt underneath, the sleeves would be conspicuously short. My guess is they're too short.

 

2. Follow-on question if I should look for some longer sleeves. If this is the case, it looks like my only options will be tall sizes at places like J. Crew, Lands' End, Polo Ralph Lauren. If I want something higher quality, could I also try something like ordering a size up of Johnstons of Elgin, then having it tailored somewhere that does knit alterations? I have a feeling this is too much to hope for. Or is there another place I don't know about that has nice cashmere sweaters in tall sizes?

post #18835 of 29118
^ Brooks Brothers perhaps (outlet even)?
post #18836 of 29118
I bought these shoes three years ago for my high school graduation. I just dug em out of my closet to prepare for a dinner party in a few weeks. I don't think they look too bad, but it seems like 9/10 people online hate square toed shoes. 
 
I have two questions for you guys:
 
1. Would you consider this a squared toed shoe? 
2. Do they really look that bad? (i.e. can I still wear them?)
 
I like saving money, but if the general consensus is to trash them, I'd buy new ones just to put my mind at ease.
 
 
Thanks!
 
 
 

700

 

700

(suit is OTR, pants will be hemmed)
 
 
aerial view:

700

post #18837 of 29118

I need to describe a fit issue more precisely.  What's the most useful way to measure between my shoulders?

 

My searches are telling me to measure the yoke, but all of the guides I've seen are about measuring a shirt rather than a person.  I'd much prefer a body measurement.  And finding this dotted line on a person's back seems inaccurate, not to mention unintuitive.

 

 

400

 

 

Hopefully the yoke is not the only way to go.  I don't even have a shirt that fits properly to help this along.

post #18838 of 29118
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


Lint rollers 

 

 

Consider a bristle brush for a natural and less damaging alternative. Plus, you won't have to replace it.

Kent Brushes have an outlet on eBay selling slight seconds.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post

1. How long are the sleeves supposed to be on a sweater? Should they cover the entire shirt cuff, or should there be a little cuff showing? I'm tall with extremely long arms, so I end up showing about 1/2" of cuff with my arms at my side, and the sweater's sleeves don't have much play left. If I wasn't wearing a dress shirt underneath, the sleeves would be conspicuously short. My guess is they're too short.

 

2. Follow-on question if I should look for some longer sleeves. If this is the case, it looks like my only options will be tall sizes at places like J. Crew, Lands' End, Polo Ralph Lauren. If I want something higher quality, could I also try something like ordering a size up of Johnstons of Elgin, then having it tailored somewhere that does knit alterations? I have a feeling this is too much to hope for. Or is there another place I don't know about that has nice cashmere sweaters in tall sizes?

 

1/2'' is too much. You will want to show some, but not that much.

 

No need to size up. Take or send the sweater to a high quality garment care place. Larger cities usually have one or two for high-end/bridal dry cleaning, or you can send it to Rave FabriCare in Arizona, who have fair prices and a mail order service. What you want is to have the sweater blocked and the sleeves resized longer. It sounds like you need a trivial amount, so this should not be difficult. Keep in mind that Johnston's sweaters in particular (and, more generally, traditionally fashioned sweaters from the UK) have shorter sleeves like this. They tend to be squarer in the body and have sleeves a half to full inch shorter than the norm. If you order up on Johnston's, the body is probably going to be very large.

post #18839 of 29118

I've read a bit further and answered my own question, hopefully.  Verification would be nice.

 

Yoke seemed to be the main shoulder measurement, so I went with that.

 

 

 

As instructed by a few different sources, I started from slightly outside the little nub at the top of the shoulder joint.  I secured the measuring tape with a rubber band, draped it across my back, and gently pulled the long end taut while keeping both hands at my side.  I felt just outside the bony protrusion I was measuring to and pressed with my fingernail to leave a mark.  Then I stood naturally and checked the tape in the mirror.

 

I rechecked the position of the tape and the location of my shoulder joints several times.  Number was 16.5" consistently.

 

Did I do anything wrong?  Is 16.5" unusually narrow for a 43-44" chest?

post #18840 of 29118
i want to help my wife rock her family secret santa gift exchange, so i want to buy a (used) suit for her person. he's 6'2" and about 200-220 pounds or so, definitely on the pudgy side. his wife measured him, do these measurements look about right? generally, what size would he be based on these measurements? i'm guessing about a 43 R/L, is that correct? if his chest is 43" how big should the chest measurement on a jacket be?

chest 43
overarm 52
waist 40
jacket length: 30
sleeve length: 26
pant length: 43 (measured how?)
inseam: 31.5
neck: 17

(sorry if this is stupid, i've never bought clothes for anyone else before)
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