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I acquired some shell cordovan vintage Florsheims in very good shape, however the shoes are very shiny, almost looking plasticky. They are v-cleat Royal Imperials and clearly leather. Any ideas on why this is, how to fix it?

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What do you think my US shoe size is ?

UK 11 Loake 026 G last is close to a perfect fit for me.

What would that be in Allen Edmonds ? 11.5 or 12 ? E, EE or EEE ?

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Can anyone comment on the quality of Sam hober v Vanda ties? I currently only have Vanda which I love but have seen a lot of positive comments on Hober. My tie preferences lead to Hober's costing a out the same or a little more though so the 'value for money' argument doesn't work for me.
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Hello,

 

I've been lurking for the last several months and need some advice as I'm getting married in 3 weeks and don't have a tuxedo! I've rented from Men's Warehouse before but want to keep the tuxedo I get married in. I know someone that can get me a Vinci tuxedo at cost but they look like they're lower end material http://www.vincisuits.com. I have a budget of maybe $500 with some leeway. Any recommendations on where I can go to get something that looks nice and will last for a while? I live in a major metropolitan with access to most major clothing retailers and designers.

 

Thanks

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What is dark brown velour?

 

http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_01_Budapest/Modell_01_005_Nagy.html

 

Isn't this just dark brown calf leather?  

 

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What is dark brown velour?

http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_01_Budapest/Modell_01_005_Nagy.html

Isn't this just dark brown calf leather?  
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"Velours" is what Vass sometimes call reverse calf (what most people call suede). However the shoe you link to is described as "velours inside out", which I think is the same as saying "reverse reverse calf". I.e. it's a funny way of saying calf. Might be worth double checking with them before placing an order.
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Originally Posted by Saqer View Post
 

Hello,

 

I've been lurking for the last several months and need some advice as I'm getting married in 3 weeks and don't have a tuxedo! I've rented from Men's Warehouse before but want to keep the tuxedo I get married in. I know someone that can get me a Vinci tuxedo at cost but they look like they're lower end material http://www.vincisuits.com. I have a budget of maybe $500 with some leeway. Any recommendations on where I can go to get something that looks nice and will last for a while? I live in a major metropolitan with access to most major clothing retailers and designers.

 

Thanks


Saqer,

 

Congrats on the marriage! 

 

You should move fast on this, as tailoring takes time.

 

I don't know anything about Vinci but based on a quick look at the website I'm skeptical. For $500 you might be in Suit Supply range. Check out Put This On's Black Tie Guide (http://putthison.com/tagged/Black-Tie-Guide) which is about getting a tux and so on on a budget. Important will be finding a decent tailor. Move fast so there's time for the tailor to do the work!

 

Depending on your level of formality, you might also consider getting a very dark navy suit. This will be much more versatile than a tux.

 

Or something in between is a black suit, which is not nearly as versatile as navy but moreso than a tux. Good for weddings and other formal events, as well as funerals. But black is generally not a good color for business, church, other such daytime affairs.

 

Whatever you get, take it to a tailor that knows what he/she is doing (not just the local alterationist for this).

 

If you're really crunched for time, as it sounds like you are, you might go to a Nordstrom Rack and look through their navy or dark suits. Get a couple that you think might work well, then take to the tailor for his/her eye. He will be able to tell you if you got the right size and if the suit can be made to fit you very well.  (Then return the other one.)

 

Good luck!

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Hello
I am to be a guest at a wedding. Probably I will be only invited only to the ceremony in church (not to the after party).
In that case would you navy suit, off white shirt, green grenadine tie, dark brown wingtips be a sign of utter disrespect or acceptable in your book?
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Is it possible to add a center vent to a jacket with no vents? If so, around how much would it cost?
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

Hello
I am to be a guest at a wedding. Probably I will be only invited only to the ceremony in church (not to the after party).
In that case would you navy suit, off white shirt, green grenadine tie, dark brown wingtips be a sign of utter disrespect or acceptable in your book?

 

Difficult for me to imagine a church wedding where this wouldn't be appropriate.

 

If you want to show a little disrespect (for not getting invited to the party), maybe wear the navy suit coat with khakis and black shoes.

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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

Difficult for me to imagine a church wedding where this wouldn't be appropriate.

If you want to show a little disrespect (for not getting invited to the party), maybe wear the navy suit coat with khakis and black shoes.

... or maybe a black tie and black flower in boutonniere, that would show them
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Originally Posted by Saqer View Post

Hello,

I've been lurking for the last several months and need some advice as I'm getting married in 3 weeks and don't have a tuxedo! I've rented from Men's Warehouse before but want to keep the tuxedo I get married in. I know someone that can get me a Vinci tuxedo at cost but they look like they're lower end material http://www.vincisuits.com. I have a budget of maybe $500 with some leeway. Any recommendations on where I can go to get something that looks nice and will last for a while? I live in a major metropolitan with access to most major clothing retailers and designers.

Thanks

In addition to the good advice above, you can peruse savvyrow.Co.UK, but shipping will take a week, so get in touch with a tailor to arrange the alterations on the necessary time line.

Measure your best fitting jacket and pants for comparison to their measurements. If you get a suit, navy or charcoal, will look better, and serve you better, than black.

Don't forget to read blacktieguide.com!
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Originally Posted by Saqer View Post

I'm getting married in 3 weeks and don't have a tuxedo!

Suitsupply. Done.
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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

I acquired some shell cordovan vintage Florsheims in very good shape, however the shoes are very shiny, almost looking plasticky. They are v-cleat Royal Imperials and clearly leather. Any ideas on why this is, how to fix it?

That's just what shell looks like. You can't fix what's not broken. However, if you walk on polished floors much or at all, I do recommend having the heels changed. They ain't called suicide heels for nothin'- the v-cleats are kind of cool and will make those heels last forever, but the instant you hit a marble floor you'll regret having them.
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