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post #2311 of 27498
Hi - New guy here... Can anyone recommend a really good shoe repair shop in Washington DC? My ancient Alden 990s were turned down by the factory restoration department the other day, but I want to get them resoled anyway. Willing to pay for top-drawer craftsmanship. Thanks!
post #2312 of 27498
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Originally Posted by cwfritz11 View Post
Hi - New guy here... Can anyone recommend a really good shoe repair shop in Washington DC? My ancient Alden 990s were turned down by the factory restoration department the other day, but I want to get them resoled anyway. Willing to pay for top-drawer craftsmanship. Thanks!
I don't know DC, but I've had some work done a B Nelson in NYC that was done well. A variety of other members here have as well (see thread below). They'll accept shoes via mail and return them to you when complete.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=174358
post #2313 of 27498
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Originally Posted by cwfritz11 View Post
Hi - New guy here... Can anyone recommend a really good shoe repair shop in Washington DC? My ancient Alden 990s were turned down by the factory restoration department the other day, but I want to get them resoled anyway. Willing to pay for top-drawer craftsmanship. Thanks!

Bedo's in Falls Church has an excellent reputation, believe it's been discussed here and at AAAC:
http://www.leatherrepair.com/
back in the day, my mom took her shoes there often and raved about it. I called them recently about getting topys on a pair of leather-soled shoes, and their turnaround was too long (2 weeks!). if you're in no rush, however...
post #2314 of 27498
Bedo's looks good, I'll take the old boats there and see what they say. Thanks.
post #2315 of 27498
Ok, so I have a question, which I suspect the answer is obvious but would like to double check. Why is it that the variety of different suit labels in my wardrobe have (predominantly) two different sizes, yet they all seem to fit me fine? In half my suits I am a 50R, which I believe referees to chest measurement. However in other suits I own that fit me just as well I am a 40R. Is this quite simply a different scale used or is it a different measurement?
post #2316 of 27498
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post
Ok, so I have a question, which I suspect the answer is obvious but would like to double check. Why is it that the variety of different suit labels in my wardrobe have (predominantly) two different sizes, yet they all seem to fit me fine? In half my suits I am a 50R, which I believe referees to chest measurement. However in other suits I own that fit me just as well I am a 40R. Is this quite simply a different scale used or is it a different measurement?
The larger number is European jacket sizing which is roughly 10 more than US sizing. Full details here:

http://www.thematerialist.net/facts.html
post #2317 of 27498
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post
The larger number is European jacket sizing which is roughly 10 more than US sizing. Full details here:

http://www.thematerialist.net/facts.html

Ah, so 50 x 2 = 100cm = 100cm / 2.5 = 40inch...

Cheers, thanks for that!
post #2318 of 27498
Gentlemen

Linen sports jacket for the weekend, would you iron it each time out or let it all wrinkle up?

Thks
post #2319 of 27498
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Originally Posted by vtechnwn View Post
What goes well with a rust colored/reddish brown sportscoat?
Thanks in advance.

In terms of pants, ties, ps, etc?

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Originally Posted by benchan View Post
Gentlemen

Linen sports jacket for the weekend, would you iron it each time out or let it all wrinkle up?

Thks

Wrinkle that fucker up. Its the weekend. Get cavalier and what not.
post #2320 of 27498
Anyone have experience with the C&J 224 last? Does it run large, small, TTS?

Thanks!

-226
post #2321 of 27498
If you're going to wear brown shoes with a navy suit, just how dark should your shoes be?

Across the spectrum of AE's, for instance, there's Walnut, Saddle Brown, Brown and then Dark Brown. Would you say all could work with a standard navy suit, or are some just too light (i.e. the walnut)? Ignore the shoe styles I linked, I just found random examples of shoes in those colors.
post #2322 of 27498
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Originally Posted by jason.wu.05.09 View Post
If you're going to wear brown shoes with a navy suit, just how dark should your shoes be? Across the spectrum of AE's, for instance, there's Walnut, Saddle Brown, Brown and then Dark Brown. Would you say all could work with a standard navy suit, or are some just too light (i.e. the walnut)? Ignore the shoe styles I linked, I just found random examples of shoes in those colors.
Depends on the shade of navy and why you're wearing the suit. The general rule of thumb is the darker the shade of navy, the darker the shoe. Allan Flusser types will say that the point of dressing well is to direct the eyes to the face--if your shoes call attention to themselves, then you're doing the opposite. If you're wearing a midnight navy, then a darker brown will harmonize better. Likewise, a lighter shade of navy will withstand a lighter shoe. Going with a light brown under a dark navy risks having your shoes look like beacons. But that's if you're big on following somebody else's rules. I say if you like the look, go with it.
post #2323 of 27498
If you go to the AE web site, there is a feature that allows you to match shoe color to different color pants. While dark brown is good with navy, I think walnut works as well.
post #2324 of 27498
I'd love some opinions on what color shirt to do with this tie. I've always worn it with lime green and want to diversify.



I'm ordering the orange gingham shirt from moderntailor and already envision wearing it with that and a pair of light pants for summer.

Thanks for all of your opinions.
post #2325 of 27498
is it ok to use the same polishing brush for burgundy and brown shoes?
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