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I'd get a darker brown because it can also be worn with a suit. It will go with pretty much any of your trousers.
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Are there still people wearing spats ? If yes, what is the proper occasion ?

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Originally Posted by Othenor View Post

Are there still people wearing spats ? If yes, what is the proper occasion ?
They can be worn with morning dress.

Even with morning dress, they've become extremely uncommon. And, of course, morning dress itself grows ever more rarely encountered. (It may be somewhat less endangered in the UK, than in the US.)
post #19984 of 28352
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Every so often, someone asks a question suggesting that he fears shoe trees will stretch out and harm his shoes (especially if they're suede).

The answer, as always, is that unless the tree is grossly mismatched to the size of the shoe (like, somehow forcing a size XL shoe tree into a size 7 shoe, not that this is something one is likely to manage), shoe trees will not damage shoes. Not calfskin shoes. Not horse ass leather shoes. Not suede shoes. Not shoes made from the skin of the rare fire-spitting zebra lizard of the south-central Garnath Valley, near Mount Kolvir. Shoe tree use will tend to be beneficial to shoes. It will not hurt shoes.

Thanks so much for the quick response! Time to order some new trees.
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Depends on the pants and the tailor. Most RTW pants should have enough seam allowance to be let out an inch. But a lazy tailor may just let it all out from the center back seam, which can alter the fit of the seat and spread the pockets too far apart. The better way is to let out a little bit from each side, either instead of or in addition to from the center.

How can I determine if mine are have enough seam?

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How can I determine if mine are have enough seam?

Take it to a trusted tailor.
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Does anyone have experiences with returns at Harry Rosen? I recently received a pair of Allen Edmonds Sanford as a gift in size 11 which was my usual size. However as most of you know, these shoes tend to size differently. I don't have the receipt for a return anymore but I was wondering if it was possible to take a chance and buy a properly fitted shoe at Harry Rosen as they're the only retailer for AE shoes in the area, and use that receipt to return my other pair as a refund? I know it sounds sketch but the pair I have are mint and I'd hate to have to go through the pains of selling them online for a low price.


Edited by richiemokkiez - 1/26/13 at 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by richiemokkiez View Post

Does anyone have experiences with returns at Harry Rosen? I recently received a pair of Allen Edmonds Sanford as a gift in size 11 which was my usual size. However as most of you know, these shoes tend to size differently. I don't have the receipt for a return anymore but I was wondering if it was possible to take a chance and buy a properly fitted shoe at Harry Rosen as they're the only retailer for AE shoes in the area, and use that receipt to return my other pair as a refund? I know it sounds sketch but the pair I have are mint and I'd hate to have to go through the pains of selling them online for a low price.

The shoes you have now are bought from Harry Rosen?
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The shoes you have now are bought from Harry Rosen?

 

No. I received it as a gift. I'm not too sure where it was bought, but I doubt it was from Harry Rosen.

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Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about Joseph Abboud MTM suiting? I know it's not a very SF approved brand, but I have access to this program at wholesale pricing and I have to assume at $3-400 per suit as opposed to $9-1200 retail that there must be some value there. Can anyone confirm/deny? I've researched and it looks like the program is more MTO than MTM and that the jackets are half-canvassed with fabrics from loro piana and zegna mills and made at their factory in Massachusetts. Just wondering if anyone has any first hand experience or can relay an accurate evaluation of the quality.

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I've seen a couple of Blazers on ebay, usually out of tweed or camel hair fabrics, that have patch pockets with flaps: is this style considered dated, or ugly? Can the flaps be removed? Here's an example:
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No.

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No.

Lol, I did. In 1994. Times have changed.
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Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 1/27/13 at 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


Lol, I did. In 1994. Times have changed.

They have indeed...

Not least of which, Columbine happened. I don't think any student could wear a trenchcoat in a high school anymore without getting some odd glances.

Totally aside from that, given the super casual dress at most high schools, I think it would just look way out of place.
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Hello all,

 

I'm new here, but have been looking to this site for quite some time for tips on improving my wardrobe. I've got a few interviews for scholarships and study abroad programs coming up and am looking to pick up a grenadine tie or two to go with my outfit. I was wondering if anyone could weigh in on grenadine ties by Turnbull & Asser vs. Drake's. I've found a few in colors that would work and the difference between the brands is about 10 GBP. Any advice on which of these to choose or for any other brands to check out would be greatly appreciated.

 

-Monty

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