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post #22411 of 28920
Gentlemen,

Is there a way to reduce (or eliminate) the squeaking that comes from the tounge area on calfskin shoes? Would Lexol Cleaner/Conditioner in the affected areas help at all? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
post #22412 of 28920
Can (or should) something like a navy linen sports coat be worn with linen trousers if it's not a suit? Or is it fine to wear the jacket with something like an open weave or tropical wool trouser as well?

If you can't tell, my spring/summer wardrobe is really lacking.
post #22413 of 28920

"Is there a way to reduce (or eliminate) the squeaking that comes from the tounge area on calfskin shoes? Would Lexol Cleaner/Conditioner in the affected areas help at all? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!"

 

I don't have personal experience, but I've read here a number of times that people have had success using talcum powder to quiet their squeaking monkstraps. You might give that a try.

post #22414 of 28920
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Originally Posted by mountainstyle View Post

"Is there a way to reduce (or eliminate) the squeaking that comes from the tounge area on calfskin shoes? Would Lexol Cleaner/Conditioner in the affected areas help at all? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!"

I don't have personal experience, but I've read here a number of times that people have had success using talcum powder to quiet their squeaking monkstraps. You might give that a try.

Thanks! I'll give the talcum powder a shot.
post #22415 of 28920
Talcum powder really? That could get messy.

I'd suggest getting a very thin cloth tongue pad from your cobbler. (Provided you have enough room in the instep)
post #22416 of 28920

Any suggestions on good value linen shirts for summer? Looking primarily for white shirts, but not too see-through

post #22417 of 28920
^ Kamakura should be releasing some linen shirts soon.
post #22418 of 28920
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Originally Posted by maraca2020 View Post

Any suggestions on good value linen shirts for summer? Looking primarily for white shirts, but not too see-through

Me too.
post #22419 of 28920
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

What's those stripes in the middle of the leg called? And what's your thoughts about wearing those "formal" pants in cotton with a casual outfit consisting of OCBD, v-neck and moccasins?

 

These are called 'creases', and they are ironed into the pants to give them more shape and a slight air of formal. One trick I've recently discovered is that pairing creased pants with decidedly casual tops (white t-shirt) and casual-leaning shoes (desert boots, mocs) lends a certain dimension to the look.  

post #22420 of 28920

Hi guys,

 

New to this site, so excuse any ignorance I might display. Got this jacket on ebay for 60AUD, Canali, just wondering what you all think of the fit? I like the fit, but I'm sure it could be tweaked - maybe a tiny bit shorter in the sleeves? Also, the shoulders extend past my shoulders by about the 3/4 of an inch...Is it noticeable? This seems like, due to the fact that it's such a small amount, a tailor could take it in at the seam on the back? Again, excuse my lack of technical know how etc if I am incorrect and I'm sure I haven't used the correct terms. Also, the jacket seems to drape strangely in this pic; I believe it's due to what I'm wearing (on a break from work where I often have to do heavy lifting); a thick flannel shirt. I don't know why it's pulling where I have buttoned it up as it usually hasn't done this. Of course I would wear it with more appropriate clothes! Also, my poses look a bit awkward which I think contributed to the ugly creases, which as I said, I haven't noticed before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, any tips on what would look good with this jacket? Cheers!
 

post #22421 of 28920

^Altering shoulder width is very difficult. The back picture is odd, as there seems to be an almost feminine amount of waist suppression but drape that suggests the jacket is too big. I'd suggest posting in the tailor thread (following the directions in the first post) with a proper shirt and stance, and people much more qualified will chime in on the fit and how to address them. 

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post #22423 of 28920
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


That is called a "crease". It is what happens when you iron your pants properly.

And those are not particularly formal pants. They are chinos (also known as khakis), which are, in the realm of menswear, fairly casual. Actually, they're at about the same level of formality as an OCBD or a pair of penny loafers, so you're good.

I wasn't sure if those were pleats or not. What's the difference between creases and pleats actually?

post #22424 of 28920
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

I wasn't sure if those were pleats or not. What's the difference between creases and pleats actually?
Pleats are small folds of fabric found just below the waist. Generally, if they are present, there will be one or two on each side. They allow for a little more room when sitting down. Usually, the crease will begin where one of the pleats ends.
post #22425 of 28920
I'm looking to get my first pair of penny loafers for the summer and would love some input on nice, sleek (non-beefroll or moc style) brown (calf or suede) loafers in the $500ish range (cheaper is good, too!) to wear "sockless" with SC and odd trousers mostly.

Right now I'm looking at these three:

Crockett & Jones Sydney
Kent Wang Handgrade (Ilcea Radica "museum calf")
Wildsmith Bloomsbury (at Leffot)

Is any one of these three considerably better than the others (or am I missing an obvious alternative style/brand)?

Thanks!
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