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post #21856 of 29422
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

Is fact alone that shoes are sewn make them better than glued ones? I've seen kinda inexpensive leather/leather sole, with a inprint inside "hand sewn in Italy".

Shoe is for 125$ was for 200$ before. So is it already a sign of better quality compared with glued shoes or it means nothing?

 

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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

In almost all cases sewing > gluing.

 

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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

that's what my gut tells me as well, thanks:)


And gluing means no re-crafting, so your $125 shoe will not last.  A few more buck$ and you can get into a Goodyear welt that can be re-soled and re-heeled many, many times and last a lifetime.  So with that in mind, buy a classic that is not likely to go in and out of fashion. 

post #21857 of 29422
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Originally Posted by Inker19 View Post

1. What color jackets would match with a pair of navy blue odd trousers?

 

 

2. Is there a method for removing sewn-in collar stays? I recently picked up a dress shirt thrifting that fits me perfectly, but the collar stays are sewn-in. Normally, I would live with that, but I just invested in some brass collar stays, so I'd like to remove them if possible.

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I'd go light grey.  And leave the stays; get some more shirts you can use them in, I'm sure you'll need more than one!


1. For summer I use a blue/white gingham SC with blue trou. 

 

2. +1 on Mimo's comment.  Leave them and then buy some better shirts that you can accept your brass stays.  Most shirts with built-in stays are not anything special, but if you have a woodner for this shirt you could use cuticle scissors and cut a neat line on on the top of the stay and pull it out, but be aware- if you do this the collar will eventually fall apart in the washer.

post #21858 of 29422
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Originally Posted by AndrewN View Post

Is this tie grenadine? It looks like garza fina or garza piccola. Any second opinions would be appreciated. Thank you

Doesn't look like it to me. Here is a close up of a grenadine tie


 





post #21859 of 29422

Thanks for your reply. I'm still on the fence about this tie though. It's texture reminds me David Hober's grenadine garza fina, which Claghorn posed pictures of on the previous page

 

post #21860 of 29422

Mine is a Hober garza grossa.  I find the larger weave grenadines more appealing personally.

post #21861 of 29422

It is similar, but I don't think it's grenadine. I've not ever seen a grenadine which isn't one of those four weaves. So if it is similar to one of those four, then it isn't grenadine. If it is the same, it is.

post #21862 of 29422
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

 


1. For summer I use a blue/white gingham SC with blue trou. 

 

2. +1 on Mimo's comment.  Leave them and then buy some better shirts that you can accept your brass stays.  Most shirts with built-in stays are not anything special, but if you have a woodner for this shirt you could use cuticle scissors and cut a neat line on on the top of the stay and pull it out, but be aware- if you do this the collar will eventually fall apart in the washer.

Like this?

 

post #21863 of 29422

Or like this one?

 

post #21864 of 29422

Don't mean to take away from the previous question.

Im wondering what type of material and what to ask the tailor to get the look of this suit.

Notice the wider lapels, that cannot be done by a tailor I think. But the suit seems to be a bit more roomier, does it not?

And the suit also seems to have an easier, relaxed drape I would like- what material?

 

 

post #21865 of 29422
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Originally Posted by AndrewN View Post

I'm still on the fence about this tie though.
I don't think it's a grenadine, either. But so what? If you like how it looks, then you like how it looks. If I came up with some made-up name, like "tendester," and told you, "That's not a grenadine; it's a tendester weave," would you suddenly decide you no longer like how it looks?

Don't be like the fellow I overheard, some years back. He was drinking a glass of red wine, and commented on how much he liked it. He asked what it was, so that he could buy a few bottles.

He was told it was... I don't remember, let's say an Australian Shiraz.

At which point he announced, completely seriously, that he'd changed his mind. He wouldn't be buying any, because he didn't like the taste of Australian shiraz.

LOTS of parallels between that fellow and oh-so-many people who want to buy mid- to upper-end clothing, and who base their purchasing decisions more on "Based on its description and manufacturer, am I supposed to like this item?" than on "Do I like this item?"

Cultivate a personal style and the ability to recognize quality. Then trust your taste and your judgement and buy what appeals to you. Whether it's labeled a grenadine, a faux grenadine, a tendester, or an Australian shiraz.
post #21866 of 29422
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

And gluing means no re-crafting, so your $125 shoe will not last.  A few more buck$ and you can get into a Goodyear welt that can be re-soled and re-heeled many, many times and last a lifetime.  So with that in mind, buy a classic that is not likely to go in and out of fashion. 

Is this right? I thought I've at least had some glue jobs resoled. Maybe they were blake or rapid stitched though.
post #21867 of 29422
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

 

 


And gluing means no re-crafting, so your $125 shoe will not last.  A few more buck$ and you can get into a Goodyear welt that can be re-soled and re-heeled many, many times and last a lifetime.  So with that in mind, buy a classic that is not likely to go in and out of fashion. 

What are some shoe brand you would recommend?

post #21868 of 29422
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

He was told it was... I don't remember, let's say an Australian Shiraz.

At which point he announced, completely seriously, that he'd changed his mind. He wouldn't be buying any, because he didn't like the taste of Australian shiraz.

I had three glasses of a cheap Australian Shiraz tonight. For the price, it was very good.

Sorry, that's completely irrelevant to this thread. But alcohol, inhibitions, three glasses of a moderately strong red wine.
post #21869 of 29422
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

I don't think it's a grenadine, either. But so what? If you like how it looks, then you like how it looks. If I came up with some made-up name, like "tendester," and told you, "That's not a grenadine; it's a tendester weave," would you suddenly decide you no longer like how it looks?.

Where can I get a tendester? I suddenly feel a real need to add one to my collection.
post #21870 of 29422
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Originally Posted by facet View Post

Where can I get a tendester? I suddenly feel a real need to add one to my collection.
I'll have a 13 minute sale on them, at some undisclosed time within the next few days, which will be open only to members who know my website's VIP password.

Price will be $285 per tie. 2% discount if you buy 3 or more. Oh, and I'll donate 1% of my profits to charity.

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