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post #19756 of 27537

Where can I find a quality navy corduroy backpack?

post #19757 of 27537

So I wanted to replace the crepe soles on a pair of Faconnable shoes with a Vibram mini-lug sole.  The catch is that I want white soles, the same as this shoe (yes it is a vibram sole)

 

 

 

Vibram USA says that they do not have them in the catalogue nor do they supply them and as far as the guy could tell, Vibram Italy doesn't either.  I was told that the soles are made in China but China is a big place.  I have a buddy that is in Taipei so I guess I have access to items in the Chinese market but I'd rather just hit somebody's website and have them shipped to me. 

 

 

 

post #19758 of 27537
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Originally Posted by m0bbie View Post

 

Is this TF tie going to be hard to put on? I am thinking about buying it. Thanks!

I think that may be the coolest tie I've ever seen.

post #19759 of 27537
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

So I wanted to replace the crepe soles on a pair of Faconnable shoes with a Vibram mini-lug sole.  The catch is that I want white soles, the same as this shoe (yes it is a vibram sole)

 

 

 

Vibram USA says that they do not have them in the catalogue nor do they supply them and as far as the guy could tell, Vibram Italy doesn't either.  I was told that the soles are made in China but China is a big place.  I have a buddy that is in Taipei so I guess I have access to items in the Chinese market but I'd rather just hit somebody's website and have them shipped to me. 

 

 

 

Or you could just leave them on top of the radiator for a week. They'll be just as ruined, and it won't cost a dime. biggrin.gif

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Two quick cleaning questions:

 

i) I spilled dark beer on a brand new 100% silk tie. How should I go about repairing it? At this stage, taking it to a cleaner is not an option, because I need to go right back and wear it soon. 

 

ii) What's the best method to clean cashmere socks? They've really picked up an odor after about 5-6 wears. I was thinking of lightly spraying Fabreeze into the air and letting the mist settle on the socks.

 

TYIA

post #19761 of 27537
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ii) What's the best method to clean cashmere socks? They've really picked up an odor after about 5-6 wears. I was thinking of lightly spraying Fabreeze into the air and letting the mist settle on the socks.

TYIA

You can't be serious! Honestly, if you are, please hand wash your socks using a mild wool detergent and let them dry flat. 5-6 weeks? Seriously?
post #19762 of 27537
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post

You can't be serious! Honestly, if you are, please hand wash your socks using a mild wool detergent and let them dry flat. 5-6 weeks? Seriously?

He said wears, not weeks. And any sock that can't be machine washed is a sock that shouldn't ever be purchased. Socks need to be washed every time you wear them,

As for the tie, tell me you own more than one tie. Because "take it to the cleaners" is the only real option, and even that can be a gamble.
post #19763 of 27537
Sorry it was too early forme to register it properly (even though 5 wears is hardly any better). I suggested hand wash since he is obviously reluctant to wash it at all! Hand washing will certainly not harm even the most delicate of cashmere socks, even though machine washing should certainly be an option as well
post #19764 of 27537
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Originally Posted by AndrewST View Post

Two quick cleaning questions:

 

i) I spilled dark beer on a brand new 100% silk tie. How should I go about repairing it? At this stage, taking it to a cleaner is not an option, because I need to go right back and wear it soon. 

 

ii) What's the best method to clean cashmere socks? They've really picked up an odor after about 5-6 wears. I was thinking of lightly spraying Fabreeze into the air and letting the mist settle on the socks.

 

TYIA

 

My thoughts are the same as mentioned above.

1- If it's an expensive tie get it to a good dry cleaner ASAP, don't try any magic at home.  You can destroy it with too much water.   

2- Drink pilsner!

3- I'd suggest grabbing another tie or two.

4- Wash all socks after each wear- they are undergarments that are meant to protect your foot from your shoe as much as protect your shoe from your foot. 

Hand wash your delicates in the sink with some Woolite and lay them flat on a towel to dry, same for linen pocket squares and hankerchiefs, etc.  For pocket squares - iron while still a little wet so the wrinkles won't set in. 

 

Good luck with the tie.  

post #19765 of 27537

Hello everybody.

What do you think about the suit without the tie look? 

How about a suit without the tie but with the pocket square?

 

Finally, I have a dilemma at my hand. I have to attend a semi-casual party in a short while and I only have my charcoal grey three piece suit with me. (Tuxedo is not an option here) Now with a tie, I look very 'formal' in this suit. So what color shirt should I wear if wearing charcoal grey three piece without a tie? And should I wear a matching pocket square? Or a three piece without a tie is a very bad option?

Dropping the vest would make the coat appear baggy so I think that wouldn't very bright to do, right? 

post #19766 of 27537
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

Or you could just leave them on top of the radiator for a week. They'll be just as ruined, and it won't cost a dime. biggrin.gif

 

Helpful this one is not


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 1/16/13 at 8:45am
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I was just wondering if there is a section of the forum or a certain thread people transitioning to better style or under the age of 20 should go? I ask because it seems that I'm constantly the only one on a budget whilst the majority here are settled into some high paying job to afford 300-500 dollar shoes or more as if its nothing baldy[1].gif Still stuck on that university salary of 0 dollars/month...or negative dollars/month buying textbooks and such haha

post #19768 of 27537
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Originally Posted by acedevil View Post

Hello everybody.
What do you think about the suit without the tie look? 
How about a suit without the tie but with the pocket square?

No. It's mixing something formal (suit) with something informal (no tie). It ends up looking incomplete or incongruous rather than casual. If you want something you could wear without a tie, get a sportcoat.
post #19769 of 27537
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Originally Posted by mixedmajik View Post

I was just wondering if there is a section of the forum or a certain thread people transitioning to better style or under the age of 20 should go? I ask because it seems that I'm constantly the only one on a budget whilst the majority here are settled into some high paying job to afford 300-500 dollar shoes or more as if its nothing baldy%5B1%5D.gif Still stuck on that university salary of 0 dollars/month...or negative dollars/month buying textbooks and such haha

No special forum, but you don't need one. Everything you read here is applicable if you focus on style rather than price.

First focus on finding pictures of what you like in the WAYWN threads, then think about how you would incorporate that inspiration into specific wardrobe choices for yourself, and only then worry about how to make those purchases on a budget.

Be patient. If you are on a budget it is that much more important that you make your purchases count, so don't rush out to buy things on impulse. Focus on things that will add meaningfully to your wardrobe and not duplicate things you already have.

Finally, just because you don't have the same budget as a lawyer in his 40's doesn't mean you can't dress well. Don't get bummed that you can't afford a specific bag or specific pair of shoes you saw; just invest a little time in finding something similar (possibly used) for less. You have make some compromises, but that's okay - life is about compromise, always. Thrift stores, ebay and the SF buy & sell section will be your friends in this endeavor. Later on in life you'll have a bigger budget, and if you want to buy more expensive things you'll be able to. But if you've learned to dress well on the cheap you may find you never need to spend more, and you might be that much happier for it. smile.gif
post #19770 of 27537
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post


No special forum, but you don't need one. Everything you read here is applicable if you focus on style rather than price.

First focus on finding pictures of what you like in the WAYWN threads, then think about how you would incorporate that inspiration into specific wardrobe choices for yourself, and only then worry about how to make those purchases on a budget.

Be patient. If you are on a budget it is that much more important that you make your purchases count, so don't rush out to buy things on impulse. Focus on things that will add meaningfully to your wardrobe and not duplicate things you already have.

Finally, just because you don't have the same budget as a lawyer in his 40's doesn't mean you can't dress well. Don't get bummed that you can't afford a specific bag or specific pair of shoes you saw; just invest a little time in finding something similar (possibly used) for less. You have make some compromises, but that's okay - life is about compromise, always. Thrift stores, ebay and the SF buy & sell section will be your friends in this endeavor. Later on in life you'll have a bigger budget, and if you want to buy more expensive things you'll be able to. But if you've learned to dress well on the cheap you may find you never need to spend more, and you might be that much happier for it. smile.gif

Inspirational answer...thanks man...I guess its hard to draw the line between buying something similar for less and buying purchases that count...doesn't always go hand in hand...but that answer made me smile thinking maybe I can still dress respectably. I do find that I'm dressing better than a lot of 19 year olds already so maybe I'm trying to move too fast to dress like you guys like you somewhat alluded to.

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