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Styleforum Top Pickspost #19187 of 2869312/18/12 at 2:09pmpost #19188 of 2869312/18/12 at 2:57pmQuote:A topcoat isn't supposed to fit like a glove. You're supposed to be able to wear a sportcoat, a suit, or a sweater under your topcoat.
You're right; it's too small.
Could be that the Belvest topcoats just run small. Could be that you've put on a few pounds, although you'd probably be aware of that (since your other clothes would be a little tight). Whatever the explanation, it was nice of your wife to buy you a new topcoat, even if it doesn't quite fit. You let her know that, okay?
Admittedly, as someone who prefers traditional fit to the currently fashionable close/slim fit, I'm out of sync with most of the folks where on SF. Granted. But I'm not backing down from my position that with vanishingly few exceptions, a man should be able to wear a suit under his topcoat. Same way that if you can't button the collar button on your dress shirt, your shirt collar's too small. Or if you can't comfortably sit in your pants, your pants are too small.
I mean, I'm willing to be open-minded, but at some point I've got to draw the line.
I guess I was considering the idea that perhaps it's not meant to be a topcoat - there is no lining - it's constructed like a light weight suit jacket that just happens to come down to the top of my knee.
Regardless - it will be going back ... sadly, as it was the last of the lot.post #19189 of 2869312/18/12 at 3:11pmQuote:Ok, thanks a lot Michael. I just wanted to make sure.Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321
They're just ordinary shoe trees, Left Hand. Made by Woodlore, if memory serves, and pretty much the same as the trees Allen Edmonds sells on its website. There's nothing uniquely wonderful or awful about them.
I suppose if you jammed a large shoe tree into a relatively small shoe, the tree might stretch out the shoe. But that's likely true no matter what the make of shoe tree; it's not as if it's purely a JAB thing.post #19190 of 2869312/18/12 at 3:52pmQuote:http://youtu.be/TSMTrYNvx4k
Version for beginners.
Natural way to do it. It needs practice or to have a lucky day.
I hope this helps.post #19191 of 2869312/18/12 at 4:04pmQuote:
Thank you sir. Also my tie is a 3" inch grenadine tie...should a tie at that width still have a dimple?post #19192 of 2869312/18/12 at 4:21pmpost #19193 of 2869312/18/12 at 4:54pmpost #19194 of 2869312/18/12 at 5:36pmpost #19195 of 2869312/18/12 at 5:41pmQuote:Originally Posted by EFBenson
I foolishly sat on my tweed cap while in a restaurant for a Christmas lunch lasting several hours. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Any ideas how get these creases out? I made an attempt to iron them out, but this was ineffective.
Maybe try to steam it?post #19196 of 2869312/18/12 at 5:50pmpost #19197 of 2869312/18/12 at 7:01pmpost #19198 of 2869312/18/12 at 7:03pmpost #19199 of 2869312/18/12 at 8:09pm
I ran across this forum just now while searching for what a perfect shoe fit entails.
I just graduated college a few months ago started a new job as an analyst a couple weeks ago. Long story short, I bought two pair of shoes that were on sale, Madden Oxfords and Madden Loafers (cheap I know) to wear until I get my expenses and such figured out within the next or two.. then I will buy a nice pair like you all (AE's are very nice).
I attached two pictures of the loafers (worn for a week) and oxfords (haven't worn yet).
The first picture is where the creases occur and I have about an inch from the end of toes to the tip. Are the creases suppose to fold there even though the quality is very cheap? The shoes are extremely comfortable but I think they might be a 1/2in too long.
The second picture where my finger is pointing is where my toe ends and the 2nd red line below is where my toe knuckles are...
Sorry for the long post but the creases in the first picture are getting on my nerves even though they are inevitable. I learned a lot while I surfed tonight on how to take care of shoes and what not (cedar shoes!).
I too will start collecting shoes as well. It's time to collect big boy stuff!
Thanks in advance!post #19200 of 2869312/18/12 at 10:27pm
It is somewhat similar to the BB#4:
But is it still a little too bright?
I hear solid light blue is not quite 100% conservative, and TheTieBar did not appear to have any conservative Gray ties (another recommendation I read).
Is this one good? It is really hard for me to tell how a tie is going to look until I have it in person without camera / monitor distortion and have it tied on me lol.
I cannot afford anything too expensive, and I was looking for conservative alternatives to the Burgundy (already have one) for a solid navy blue interview suit.
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