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Any discount codes for affiliate vendors?  I'm buying suiting cloth and a few accessories right now, and wondering if anyone has deals on for SF members?

post #23702 of 29134
Henry Carter always has 10% for SF members.
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What's the difference between calf leather and "bovine leather"? I can't find any ref to it on any shoe forums. Shoes I'm looking at are calf inner lining with bovine leather uppers. All their shoes ate custom made so I could probably ask to have all calf. But the standard shoes looks nice (if a little 'home made') , so just wondering if this is something to steer clear of.
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

What's the difference between calf leather and "bovine leather"? I can't find any ref to it on any shoe forums. Shoes I'm looking at are calf inner lining with bovine leather uppers. All their shoes ate custom made so I could probably ask to have all calf. But the standard shoes looks nice (if a little 'home made') , so just wondering if this is something to steer clear of.

Bovine is just cow leather so I am assuming they just mean mature cow leather. While calf skin is made from immature bovine leather. This is a good resource on different types of leather.

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Question on relationship between tie and lapel width.

 

If I have a suit with a lapel width of 2.5", would a tie with a width of 3.35" be too disproportionate? I know of the equal or 0.25" in either direction rule but can it work?

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Originally Posted by David23 View Post
 

Question on relationship between tie and lapel width.

 

If I have a suit with a lapel width of 2.5", would a tie with a width of 3.35" be too disproportionate? I know of the equal or 0.25" in either direction rule but can it work?

 

For me it would, but I would never drop down to 2.5" lapels in the first place.  I like my ties to be pretty close to lapels, the quarter inch thing is a good rule of thumb.

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Agree with Balfour.  2 1/2" is one of those flash-in-the-pan style things--here today, gone in a season or two. You're much better off going with a timeless 3 1/2" lapel that never goes out of style. But now that you have the 2 1/2" one, suggest you pair with narrow (2 1/2"-2 3/4") ties. A 3 1/2" will look like a '70s tie next to it. 

post #23708 of 29134

I'm going to buy Clarks from Sole Place Amazone store (their site is soleplace.com).
Does anybody know if they sale fake or not?


Edited by AlexW - 9/28/13 at 6:05pm
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I really like Red Wing Iron Ranger boots, but's difficult finding them in my size (for anything cheaper than retail value). I may pay anyway.

The only thing stopping me is the sizing: My feet measure about 9 1/2 inches and I wear a 6 in Converse. Should I get a size 6D or 5.5D?
post #23710 of 29134
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Originally Posted by NHKvictim View Post

I really like Red Wing Iron Ranger boots, but's difficult finding them in my size (for anything cheaper than retail value). I may pay anyway.

The only thing stopping me is the sizing: My feet measure about 9 1/2 inches and I wear a 6 in Converse. Should I get a size 6D or 5.5D?

Might want to ask over on the SW&D board.
post #23711 of 29134
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Originally Posted by NHKvictim View Post

I really like Red Wing Iron Ranger boots, but's difficult finding them in my size (for anything cheaper than retail value). I may pay anyway.

The only thing stopping me is the sizing: My feet measure about 9 1/2 inches and I wear a 6 in Converse. Should I get a size 6D or 5.5D?

Don't go by your converse size. Converse is notoriously wrong- Converse claims my foot is a whole size off from what standard sizing says it is.

Go to a store and try 'em on. Be willing to pay a little more than you might online. Remember, you're getting 'em instantly, could try them on, and didn't have to pay shipping.
post #23712 of 29134

I'm interested in working with this picture of Yasuto Kamoshita as the basis of an outfit, however my complexion (very pale scandinavian) rather demands that the white trousers are a miss... What would you put here instead? I feel like the trousers have to be clean and simple to balance the texture and pattern of the jacket and suede shoes, but I can't decide whether darker or lighter will bring it out and then which type of fabric. These linens from Epaulet struck me as the best option so far - (http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/trousers-chinos/products/slim-walt-trouser-steel-irish-linen).

Edit: forgot the picture...

post #23713 of 29134

Hello!

 

Could you help me identify this button material? http://clip2net.com/clip/m7102/1380461314-button-278kb.jpg

 

If it's kind of plastic I will consider replacing them. What button color will be good for this blue suit (I believe color is brighter than in the photo) with brown shoes, white shirt and (probably) silver tie?

 

Are there some rules about button colors?

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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post
 

 

For me it would, but I would never drop down to 2.5" lapels in the first place.  I like my ties to be pretty close to lapels, the quarter inch thing is a good rule of thumb.

 

 

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Originally Posted by loarbmhs View Post
 

Agree with Balfour.  2 1/2" is one of those flash-in-the-pan style things--here today, gone in a season or two. You're much better off going with a timeless 3 1/2" lapel that never goes out of style. But now that you have the 2 1/2" one, suggest you pair with narrow (2 1/2"-2 3/4") ties. A 3 1/2" will look like a '70s tie next to it. 

 

 

Thanks. 

post #23715 of 29134
How does sizing for knitwear for the office work? I have a cardigan and I don't know if it's fine or to size up. The one in the photo below is a medium. SHould the length be lower and sleeves longer?


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