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post #20101 of 29358

Anyone know a place in London that sells Saphir suede cleaner and waterproofer?

post #20102 of 29358
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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post

Just ordered a pair of Allen Edmonds for Brooks Bros. Strands. Fairly new to the dressing shoe game.
My question is this: Should i get shoe "taps" for them? 

Also just bought a pair of Magnanni 'Miro's (these don't have the added rubber padding that the BB do) 
Should i get a cobbler to add rubber padding to them?

 

Depends on how hard you are on you shoes.  If you are asking, then probably.

post #20103 of 29358

I'm thinking of adding a Navy cotton suit to my wardrobe for summertime.  Mostly for daytime warm weather weddings.  I'd be looking to get one made to measure I think.  My questions:

 

1) Is cotton a major pain to keep wrinkle free/travel with?

2) Is it significantly cooler than wool?

2) Any ideas where to look for a slim cut made to measure at a reasonable price? I live in Canada
 

post #20104 of 29358
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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post

Anyone know a place in London that sells Saphir suede cleaner and waterproofer?

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/
post #20105 of 29358

Hi!

 

i have newer owned a threebuttoned sportcoat before soi am not shure how to button the buttons. So my question is, how many buttons should i button?

 

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post #20106 of 29358
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Originally Posted by argerg22 View Post

Hi!

 

i have newer owned a threebuttoned sportcoat before soi am not shure how to button the buttons. So my question is, how many buttons should i button?

 

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I only button the middle on mine.

post #20107 of 29358
Middle or upper two, your choice.
post #20108 of 29358
Is there an OTR maker of fresco suits? The MTM makers I have tried so far don't seem familiar with fresco fabric. I am not hard to fit OTR, so would consider going this way.
post #20109 of 29358
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Originally Posted by NDND2012 View Post

I'm thinking of adding a Navy cotton suit to my wardrobe for summertime.  Mostly for daytime warm weather weddings.  I'd be looking to get one made to measure I think.  My questions:

1) Is cotton a major pain to keep wrinkle free/travel with?
2) Is it significantly cooler than wool?
2) Any ideas where to look for a slim cut made to measure at a reasonable price? I live in Canada

 

Cotton suits are great but casual. They will not be suitable for formal weddings. Cotton comes in many weights and guises, some will wrinkle more than others. All will wrinkle though - so don't buy it if wrinkles are going to bother you. Sometimes cotton can wear surprisingly warm, more so than wool (which, in looser weaves, tends to be more breathable). If you're concerned about heat, I would go for linen over cotton. I would also consider a linen suit slightly more formal than cotton too, so may be more versatile for wedding purposes (though only slightly). Obviously, linen will wrinkle, but that's part of its charm.

Personally, I consider cotton a good cloth for causal spring/autumn suits.
post #20110 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

Middle or upper two, your choice.


would you say that this is a 2 1/2 buttoning?

post #20111 of 29358
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

Cotton suits are great but casual. They will not be suitable for formal weddings. Cotton comes in many weights and guises, some will wrinkle more than others. All will wrinkle though - so don't buy it if wrinkles are going to bother you. Sometimes cotton can wear surprisingly warm, more so than wool (which, in looser weaves, tends to be more breathable). If you're concerned about heat, I would go for linen over cotton. I would also consider a linen suit slightly more formal than cotton too, so may be more versatile for wedding purposes (though only slightly). Obviously, linen will wrinkle, but that's part of its charm.

Personally, I consider cotton a good cloth for causal spring/autumn suits.

Yeah, but perfect for the typical daytime summer wedding. You're in the UK, where weddings are often a good deal more formal than they are on this side of the pond, so that's an understandable mistake, but in the US and Canada, daytime summer weddings are the realm of seersucker with bowties, cotton and linen suits, navy blazers and khakis. Coat and tie, but fun and well, summery.
post #20112 of 29358

From top down, sometimes, always, never.

post #20113 of 29358

I went to the Banana Republic outlet store and I bought some mereno wool v-neck sweaters yesterday. I've never worn v-necks before so my question is are they supposed to make you look chubby ? I'm a pretty slim guy but I look kind of fat in those sweaters. 

post #20114 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Mark24 View Post

I went to the Banana Republic outlet store and I bought some mereno wool v-neck sweaters yesterday. I've never worn v-necks before so my question is are they supposed to make you look chubby ? I'm a pretty slim guy but I look kind of fat in those sweaters. 

I bought a couple of their same v-necks about a year and a half ago, and ended up having to get them all taken in at the sides by an alterationist - they are surprisingly not very slim fit on the body right off the rack. 

post #20115 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Mark24 View Post

I went to the Banana Republic outlet store and I bought some mereno wool v-neck sweaters yesterday. I've never worn v-necks before so my question is are they supposed to make you look chubby ? I'm a pretty slim guy but I look kind of fat in those sweaters. 

This is why you try things on before you buy them.

Also, if you're taking in BR sweaters, you should be spending money elsewhere.

Suggested steps for RTW shopping:

1 - find something you like
2 - try it on
3 - decide if it fits
if yes, proceed to step 5
if no, proceed to step 4
4 - put it back, return to step 1
5 - purchase and enjoy
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