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post #19411 of 29141
Is the Alden Shell PTB for Brooks Brothers on a Barrie last?
post #19412 of 29141

700

 

 

Hi guys,


Just received this navy knit tie I recently purchased from The Knottery.

As you can see in the photo, the back stitching (highlighted in white) completely deviates from the centreline.

I know it's not an expensive tie, but is this normal?

 

Thanks.

post #19413 of 29141

Thank you for your reply KObalto.

post #19414 of 29141

2942: I would say this is not normal. In purchasing inexpensive knit ties from Century 21 and from thetiebar.com, neither had the issue with stitching. It is likely to be returnable, though if it is not visible on the front and the knot ties reasonably, not sure it is worth the trouble. It would certainly bother me as well though.

post #19415 of 29141

Tailoring blunder:

 

700

 

 

Any ideas for fixes?

post #19416 of 29141

Hi!  I'm an elementary school teacher, and I am usually wearing wool slacks with sweaters in the winter and khakis or chinos when it is warmer.  I want to invest in better quality shoes for work.  What would you suggest to be my first purchase and then my second?  I'm visiting Austin and plan on going shopping tomorrow at the Nordstrom Rack Gateway.

post #19417 of 29141
Move the button?
post #19418 of 29141

I need some recommendations on which stores to visit for buying my first suit.

 

I read up a lot on suits etc etc to the point im getting pissed off bc its hard to be knowledgable without experience of wearing suits imo. Anyway, I live in toronto and for the first suit I'm leaning away from an online buy such as suitsupply/indiochino as I've read up on a lot of misfits and although they use good fabric, their quality isn't up to par.

 

My budget is 500-700. Might consider a little more if necessary but defnitely no more than 1000. 

The suit brands known for good quality based on research are Harry Rosen/Brooks Brother/Zegna/(Hugo boss? Seems to be a lot of hate for it)/Ralph Lauren purple line.

Are there any cheaper stores with good quality like Moores/Top tailers/etc? (I've never been to those yet)

Also is Strauss MensWear at Fairview Mall worth looking into? They carry 3 brands. Their own, Hugo Boss, Zegna

 

Any recommendation and advices are appreciated. 

post #19419 of 29141
Try Brooks Brothers, I believe their end of year sale is still going on, bringing their suits into your price range.
post #19420 of 29141
Hey everyone,

http://www.loake.co.uk/loake-1880/boot/kempton-rubber-sole.html

I think I'm getting these and would like some size advice. I have searched and wanted to verify my thinking based off of those searches. This is Loake, UK sizing, F-fitting (I think that's the width this boot comes in standard). I wear an 8 in the AE 5-last. I'm thinking I should go down a full size in this boot and buy a 7 but I'm not sure.
post #19421 of 29141
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Originally Posted by Booter View Post

Is the Alden Shell PTB for Brooks Brothers on a Barrie last?

Sources say M58, not Barrie.
post #19422 of 29141

Hello forum members, I'm new here and have a question about some pants if somebody could give me any information on them. (They're Levi's)

I tried to make a new thread for it, but it just didn't happen. Do I need to have a certain amount of posts before I can open my own thread or something like that?

post #19423 of 29141
I just thrifted these AEs for 5$ but they have seen much better days. Does anyone think it's worth it to send them to AE and see what they can do? The worst cracking is near the front where the natural bend is. The worst overall is behind the right top seam which has about a 1cm tear but isn't extremely noticeable.

http://imgur.com/a/HTDZu
post #19424 of 29141
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Originally Posted by kayfouroh View Post

Does anyone think it's worth it to send them to AE and see what they can do?
That's an option, of course. It's just that it'd bother me that AE would wind up charging me probably 2/3 as much as a new pair of shoes would run from the Shoebank, or even from amazon or Nordstrom during a good sale. Which doesn't mean I might not do it, just that it'd annoy me.

Still, for $5 those shoes are a major score. Even if you wind up choosing not to go the AE recrafting route, you could absolutely flip the shoes in their current condition on eBay, and make some profit on the deal.

Plus, if you do get them fixed up, they're nice, versatile shoes. Not some weird two-tone semi-demi-casual kiltie-and-tassel thing which you buy because they're Allen Edmonds, but never really want to wear. No, the pair you thrifted would work fine with most business suits.

Yeah, go get an estimate from AE. If it's ridiculously high, see if maybe there's a really good, old school cobbler, near you. They're not nearly as common as they once were, but in some places you can still find an expert cobbler. And if he could fix up your shoes, I bet he'd do it faster and far less expensively than would AE.
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Michael
post #19425 of 29141
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Originally Posted by kayfouroh View Post

I just thrifted these AEs for 5$ but they have seen much better days. Does anyone think it's worth it to send them to AE and see what they can do? The worst cracking is near the front where the natural bend is. The worst overall is behind the right top seam which has about a 1cm tear but isn't extremely noticeable.
http://imgur.com/a/HTDZu

As far as I know, AE is just going to stretch the upper over the original last and resole it--I don't know that they are going to repair tears and such. You may do better taking it to a good shoe repair place and seeing what they can do. Most of the normal wear and tear is easily cleaned up with a good strip down and refinish, but for tears I'm not sure what you can do to fix them.

That said, AE has great customer service, so it's worth an email to ask. Note that their refinishing will cost you north of $100, which is probably more than you want to spend on $5 thrifted shoes.
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