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post #20746 of 28327

Muchas gracias, @sinfjotli!

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Originally Posted by dgsdm View Post

Hey guys,

 

A friend of mine has his birthday coming up soon and I'm looking to spend with a budget of $100, preferably around $50. I wanted to buy him something menswear related like a  tie or a dress shirt. Any suggestions/recommendations? Nothing particular in mind, I'd just like the present to be some kind of quality classic menswear.

 

He's not exactly the most fashionable person so I'd like to introduce him to some good stuff.

Stick with accessories if it is a gift. There is nothing more embarrassing than getting something that is either too big or too small, so a tie is probably the best bet. A navy grenadine is the safest but use your judgement for color or pattern (just dont get something that is too kitchy and stay away from yellows). For a hair bit more than $50 brooks brothers has a few decent options in their sale section. For $80 you cant go wrong with a custom made tie by Sam Hober (http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-fina-solid-ties/) although it does take a few weeks. And for $100 your options are much greater. But, FYI, most of my ties I bought off of ebay for $50 and less. Look up quality makers like Charvet, Isaia (for thicker 7 folds), EG Cappelli, Marinella, Drakes and you cant go wrong (just dont buy anything that is damaged or stained). 

post #20748 of 28327
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Stick with accessories if it is a gift. There is nothing more embarrassing than getting something that is either too big or too small, so a tie is probably the best bet. A navy grenadine is the safest but use your judgement for color or pattern (just dont get something that is too kitchy and stay away from yellows). For a hair bit more than $50 brooks brothers has a few decent options in their sale section. For $80 you cant go wrong with a custom made tie by Sam Hober (http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-fina-solid-ties/) although it does take a few weeks. And for $100 your options are much greater. But, FYI, most of my ties I bought off of ebay for $50 and less. Look up quality makers like Charvet, Isaia (for thicker 7 folds), EG Cappelli, Marinella, Drakes and you cant go wrong (just dont buy anything that is damaged or stained). 

ditto to the ebay route. i jsut started doing this and as long as you know what to look for, there's some really nice deals to be had buying once used ties and such.

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Hi guys, I´ve got a little problem here and I need your help.

I took my suit and a blazer to the dry cleaners two days ago and I went to pick them up yesterday. Since it was only a few minutes till closing time unfortunately I didn´t check the result + I thought everything went well. Unfortunately at home I realized that on my Bianchi blazer the white stain didn´t vanish, even though I specially drew the cleaner´s attention to it. I´ve got the impression that they just simply treated my stuff without stain removal. Unfortunately I don´t know the origin of the stain because I bought the blazer just recently but my guess is (and it looks like) that it´s sweat salt.

My question is whether I should attempt to remove it at home with a safe method like gently rubbing with a warm cleaning rug or something similar or it would be better to take it back to the cleaners and ask them specifically to treat only the spots? If it is manageable at home, what method do you suggest? I don´t want to ruin it so I´m asking those with some experience. I´m quite upset because I didn´t expect this after "professional treatment".

In the attachment I´m posting one picture from the inside, one from the outside, and the label with the info.

Thanks very much!

 

 

 

post #20751 of 28327

Love the woven/web/surcingle belts-critters and all. What are the seasonality rules? Can I rock that lobster belt year round, or is it better left to S/S?

 

Thanks!

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Hi guys. I'm more from the streetwear side of things so naturally I have no idea what i'm doing. What do you think of this tie? Does it go with the rest? Just got it today and it's a little darker than it looked in the seller's pics.

post #20753 of 28327
Tie is way too informal for that suit.
post #20754 of 28327
Ok, thanks. Would this be an improvement?

post #20755 of 28327

^^^No.

post #20756 of 28327
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Originally Posted by dragulievic View Post

Hi guys, I´ve got a little problem here and I need your help.

I took my suit and a blazer to the dry cleaners two days ago and I went to pick them up yesterday. Since it was only a few minutes till closing time unfortunately I didn´t check the result + I thought everything went well. Unfortunately at home I realized that on my Bianchi blazer the white stain didn´t vanish, even though I specially drew the cleaner´s attention to it. I´ve got the impression that they just simply treated my stuff without stain removal. Unfortunately I don´t know the origin of the stain because I bought the blazer just recently but my guess is (and it looks like) that it´s sweat salt.

My question is whether I should attempt to remove it at home with a safe method like gently rubbing with a warm cleaning rug or something similar or it would be better to take it back to the cleaners and ask them specifically to treat only the spots? If it is manageable at home, what method do you suggest? I don´t want to ruin it so I´m asking those with some experience. I´m quite upset because I didn´t expect this after "professional treatment".

In the attachment I´m posting one picture from the inside, one from the outside, and the label with the info.

Thanks very much!

 

 

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Dude, dont try to do anything with it at home. Your chances of further screwing it up are much greater than success. My suggestion (if you have some time and a little money) is to send it out to Rave fabricare in Arizona (http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2012/3/16/rescuing-a-dairy-product-saturated-suit-used-in-a-commercial.aspx).

 

It isnt cheap but after a garment has already been dry cleaned and the stain wasnt taken out, it could have set in the stain. That is why i would send it to the best cleaner in the country. Oh and try to get your money back from the previous cleaner if you can.

post #20757 of 28327
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Originally Posted by tommygunn1986 View Post

I just got a black suit. I already had a black vest. The vest is the same shade of black but it is a different texture. You can tell if you are up close. I can't wear this as a 3 piece suit, can I? Shopping online is difficult.

 

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You arent going to get much love on this forum asking for advice on a black suit. Most would say "burn it and the vest too". As many here will tell you a black suit should be relegated to funerals and not much else. With that disclaimer let us continue on to the question. As a generaliztion one should not mix suits, especially when the colors are extremely close. I can think of a few exceptions but this one doesnt make the list. I am sorry but it just doesnt work. Use the vest under a sport coat that is a different color or, if you want to look like a hipster, wear it with no jacket.

post #20758 of 28327
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Originally Posted by srgslaugh View Post

Love the woven/web/surcingle belts-critters and all. What are the seasonality rules? Can I rock that lobster belt year round, or is it better left to S/S?

 

Thanks!

Spring and summer only for the lobster belt. Same with the nantucket red pants.

post #20759 of 28327
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

Any suggestions on shorts for spring and summer?  A few parameters: slim fit, inconspicuous color, inseam between seven and nine inches.  Also, I'd rather not spend more than $80 on a single pair.

Check out brooks brothers http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/shorts/0296,default,sc.html?lid=topnav-menu

No pleats please

post #20760 of 28327
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Dude, dont try to do anything with it at home. Your chances of further screwing it up are much greater than success. My suggestion (if you have some time and a little money) is to send it out to Rave fabricare in Arizona (http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2012/3/16/rescuing-a-dairy-product-saturated-suit-used-in-a-commercial.aspx).

 

It isnt cheap but after a garment has already been dry cleaned and the stain wasnt taken out, it could have set in the stain. That is why i would send it to the best cleaner in the country. Oh and try to get your money back from the previous cleaner if you can.

nice,

having jessie do a test for them, got to check out the web commercial later

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