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forgive me if this has made it here already. A fantastic piece of comedy, and an excellent example of simple perfection in attire.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YCeIgt7hMs

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Does anyone have knowledge of Michael Kors blazers that are made in Canada?

 

Most everything I see from Kors I hate; they seem cheap and made in China, etc. The reason I ask is there was a grey herringbone blazer in Nordstrom 60% off and it seemed to fit well off the rack. 100% wool, made in Canada, and my little knowledge of construction wants to say it isn't fused, maybe 1/2 canvas but I can't say for sure.

 

Just hoping someone can chime in on whether or not there are any above average models from Michael Kors and if the Canadian ones are worth considering. Price was $160

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

I have noticed (mostly on Tumblr) when sifting through fashion blogs, that a surprising number of them have a man wearing a tie with the tail hanging slightly lower than the blade (See picture). Is this really a thing?



BEAUTIFUL look....compliments
post #27034 of 28512
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Originally Posted by RPM1 View Post
 

Need to decide on which satchel or briefcase to choose, and having a hard time deciding between these two:

 

 

 

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Both are similar sized, and the one below is bridle leather.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

 

Edit:

 

I don't like the first one, it is too shiny for me. The second one, I am not too sure about either now.

 

I ordered a different briefcase, similar to the image below. As It's only for casual use, I did not spend too much.

 

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Originally Posted by RPM1 View Post

I ordered a different briefcase, similar to the image below. As It's only for casual use, I did not spend too much.



Deets?
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Originally Posted by TJhambone09 View Post


Deets?


Further details here:

http://www.johnlewis.com/hidesign-charles-leather-briefcase-brown/p1179968

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I have a pair of Chelsea boots that are awesome but the left boot is creasing in an awkward spot. Is there something that I can do or ask a cobbler to do that can change creasing or stop it at that spot? The leather is essentially biting my big toe at one spot.

I put a small heel riser at a spot and it's possible that this caused it, but taking them out would be sub optimal.
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I've been trying to learn more about proper clothes but I still have some basic questions. I now know that there are dry cleaners and dry cleaners, and I am now taking my clothes only to the best dry cleaner around town. But, what is the issue with dry cleaning suits too frequently? If one is wearing an individual suit, say, once per week, how long should it be, before it should go for dry cleaning? Thanks for any advice.

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Originally Posted by porkbellyflop View Post

I've been trying to learn more about proper clothes but I still have some basic questions. I now know that there are dry cleaners and dry cleaners, and I am now taking my clothes only to the best dry cleaner around town. But, what is the issue with dry cleaning suits too frequently? If one is wearing an individual suit, say, once per week, how long should it be, before it should go for dry cleaning? Thanks for any advice.

Dry clean it only if it gets soiled - otherwise just have your stuff pressed. And even then, do make sure you go to a good place because you don't want some piece of crap dry cleaner wrecking good lapels.

Dry cleaning involves chemical which affect the integrity of the fabric - there could be other reasons for avoiding excessive dry cleaning but that's a pretty big one in and of itself.
post #27040 of 28512
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Originally Posted by porkbellyflop View Post

what is the issue with dry cleaning suits too frequently?
Over the past several years, more men have learned that dry cleaning (notably, excessive dry cleaning and/or poor or marginal quality dry cleaning) can be hard on a suit. That more people are aware of this fact is a good thing.

Unfortunately, some fail to understand the problem in its appropriate context. Rather than turning away from overly frequent and/or poor quality dry cleaning of their suits, they have developed an unnecessary and exaggerated fear of any dry cleaning of their suits. Thinking dry cleaning some sort of chemical kiss of death, any contact with which will most assuredly destroy their suits. Or at the very, very least, that it will greatly accelerate wear, and do general damage to the suit.

Yes, getting a suit dry cleaned more often than is needed is not good for the suit. Yes, getting a suit dry cleaned at some places which fail to treat the suit properly, or to pay careful attention to the dry cleaning chemicals used, is not good for the suit. And yes, the vast majority of dry cleaners suck - and probably always will, because ultimately quality costs money, and most people choose their dry cleaner on the basis of price.

But none of this means that getting the suit dry cleaned when it needs dry cleaning, at a quality dry cleaning operation, should be avoided.
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If one is wearing an individual suit, say, once per week, how long should it be, before it should go for dry cleaning?
Your suit should be dry cleaned when it needs it.

Not when the trousers show a minor wrinkle. Not when it was very briefly exposed to a hint of cigarette smoke. These things can typically be dealt with without the need to resort to dry cleaning.

But when the suit needs to be cleaned - as in, say, when it's dirty, and not in the sense that a quick brushing will restore it - get it cleaned.

If it's a seasonal suit, you might want to get it cleaned at the end of its season, before you put it away for the next half year or so.

But a suit isn't like a shirt or a pair of underwear, that must be laundered after every wearing.

I can't give you a more precise answer as to how often you should have your suit dry cleaned, because it simply depends so much on the man, the suit, the environment in which the suit is worn, etc.
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Dry cleaning is the Antichrist to your suit..

A great suit must be steamed not marinated in chemicals..
post #27042 of 28512
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Dry cleaning is the Antichrist to your suit..

A great suit must be steamed not marinated in chemicals..


...Seriously?

 

I couldnt' find the JeffD post, but here's the next best thing:

 

http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2010/5/17/the-myth-of-pressing-a-garment-with-steam.aspx

 

Edit: found it

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Linked from the post.

DONT DO THIS.


Edited by ridethecliche - 3/24/14 at 4:58pm
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That's precisely the video StuBLoom linked, if you didn't actually click on my link. He said that it is poorly done, etc.

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Yup. I was posting it here for ease of access.
Edited my post to make it clear.

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