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post #24181 of 28335
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Are black coats (trench coat, duffle coat, over coat etc...) acceptable to wear with dark brown/ brown shoes?

 

Yes.

post #24182 of 28335

Is there a reason why standard in store pants OTR (chinos, jeans, etc)  longer inseams (34 or 36) stop at 36/38 waist size? Typically 34 length is often not avaliable for sizes over 36 or 38. 

 

BB

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I have some old bespoke shirts from 20+ years ago but my neck has grown fatter and I can't do up the top button anymore. Some of the cuffs are also fraying. I lost contact with the original shirtmaker many years ago, his phone is not connected and he is no longer at his old address. If I can find a new bespoke shirtmaker, is it possible for the collars to be replaced in order to accommodate my now-fatter neck and can the fraying cuffs be replaced (provided I can find fabric that matches the body of the shirt, or otherwise, a fabric which contrasts with the body of the shirt in a pleasing way)?

post #24184 of 28335
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Originally Posted by BustopherJones View Post

I have some old bespoke shirts from 20+ years ago but my neck has grown fatter and I can't do up the top button anymore. Some of the cuffs are also fraying. I lost contact with the original shirtmaker many years ago, his phone is not connected and he is no longer at his old address. If I can find a new bespoke shirtmaker, is it possible for the collars to be replaced in order to accommodate my now-fatter neck and can the fraying cuffs be replaced (provided I can find fabric that matches the body of the shirt, or otherwise, a fabric which contrasts with the body of the shirt in a pleasing way)?

Cuffs surely. Collar, I would guess not, but if you love the shirts, I suppose its worth finding a tailor and asking what he can do.
post #24185 of 28335
You can also get those button extender thingies that increase the neck size.
post #24186 of 28335
Can I trust buying a suit off EBay from suitdepot, menswear?
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Sigh. I had two boots resoled and the cobbler used brown instead of black edge dressing. It looked fine but I preferred the black so I just did it myself at home with black edge dressing I already had. This I'd what it looked like when I got it.
post #24188 of 28335
I just bought this loro piano bag at an estate sale. They claimed it's real. That it's cashmere and leather. Can anyone help me determining if it's real or not [IMG]
post #24189 of 28335
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Originally Posted by BustopherJones View Post
 

I have some old bespoke shirts from 20+ years ago but my neck has grown fatter and I can't do up the top button anymore. Some of the cuffs are also fraying. I lost contact with the original shirtmaker many years ago, his phone is not connected and he is no longer at his old address. If I can find a new bespoke shirtmaker, is it possible for the collars to be replaced in order to accommodate my now-fatter neck and can the fraying cuffs be replaced (provided I can find fabric that matches the body of the shirt, or otherwise, a fabric which contrasts with the body of the shirt in a pleasing way)?

 

Depending on how tight in the neck the shirts are, you might be able to get away with simply moving the top button a quarter to half inch closer to the edge. Some people will say this isn't a proper solution but the reality is, especially if you are wearing a tie, I would be extremely surprised if even a single person ever caught whiff of the change.

 

The easiest solution as far as full-on replacement goes is probably going for banker cuffs and collar, as that was the whole point of them being easy to find white in the first place. However, maybe it's my European sensibilities coming out, but depending on the shirt style, if you are wearing only in casual settings, you could do far worse than some natural wear n tear. A bit of rakishness never killed anyone.

 

If you go through the trouble of sourcing fabrics that perfectly match your shirts (which have probably faded some over the years), having new collars and cuffs fabricated, and attached, I think at those costs you would fare better just having some new shirts made.

post #24190 of 28335
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

What is museum calf? Also when assessing shoe leathers is there much/any difference between leathers advertised as being from different regions like having a choice between English a French calf for example?

Museum calf is what John Lobb calls a type of pre-burnished leather, originally Ilcea's Radica (though they're out of business just as the stuff was growing really popular, so I don't know what's up). The leather has a mottled finish applied at the tannery before it's made into shoes.

 

I think there are more tanneries in France than in England. I think saying "French calf" is like saying "Italian suit" -- sure, some of the best suits in the world are Italian, but there's Italian-made crap, too. Individual tanneries may make different kinds of leather -- the "Leather Qualities and Properties" thread has a lot of discussion of this, I think.

post #24191 of 28335
Thanks guys. Next question.
If getting a bespoke shoe involves having a personal last made up, does that mean my foot shape will have a marked affect on the shoes' aesthetics? So, for example it seems that whole cuts especially in unique colours seem to vary so dramatically that they tend to be either things of exquisite beauty or complete eyesores. Therefore is it a huge risk to try and commission one cos I might just not have 'the right feet' for it?

Hope that makes sense
Cheers
post #24192 of 28335

Hey guys- newb question here.  Are these colors in agreement with each other?

 

walnut strands

olive chino

white shirt

navy tie

 

post #24193 of 28335
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Thanks guys. Next question.
If getting a bespoke shoe involves having a personal last made up, does that mean my foot shape will have a marked affect on the shoes' aesthetics? So, for example it seems that whole cuts especially in unique colours seem to vary so dramatically that they tend to be either things of exquisite beauty or complete eyesores. Therefore is it a huge risk to try and commission one cos I might just not have 'the right feet' for it?

Hope that makes sense
Cheers

I don't know bespoke shoes that well, but the last doesn't have to be any more "foot shaped" than a RTW one. Obviously, your instep height affects that measurement, but the toe shape has as much room for variation as it does on RTW.

 

Of course, I think uniquely-colored wholecuts are kind of eyesores anyway. :devil:

 

bklyndoc12, are you wearing a coat with that? It's not really best practice to wear a white spread-collar shirt with chinos, either.

post #24194 of 28335

What style of trousers did Chet Baker and Miles Davis wear?

post #24195 of 28335
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Originally Posted by bklyndoc12 View Post

Are these colors in agreement with each other?
They're okay.

Of course, you neglected to show us what jacket you will be wearing with them. And you will be wearing a jacket, right? Because the necktie-but-no-jacket look tends to earn serious criticism on SF.

If you absolutely won't wear a jacket (perhaps due to a religious law forbidding the mixing of chinos with sport coats, or something), wearing a sweater is a tolerable alternative.
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