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Originally Posted by Lazytiki View Post

I am looking to purchase a black cap toe shoes on my upcoming vacation that costs less than $300. What are some brands I should look at? The only decent brand available where I am from is Allen Edmonds. I will be in Vancouver and would like to take advantage of the broader selection.

Thank you

 

I don't know what shops are in Vancouver, but: 

 

- get measured up in your local Allen Edmonds shop, find what you like, then see what's up at www.shoebank.com.  I don't think AE are worth full price, but $100-150 seems reasonable, and I have a few that way.

- reasonably-priced English makers like Loake or Barker have some good deals.  If you don't see them, try online at www.pediwear.co.uk or www.herringshoes.co.uk - they will ship to the US in a few days, and are very helpful on sizing and returns.  www.meermin.es is a Spanish company that's also very reasonably priced, but a bit slow on service.

 

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Originally Posted by Cambel View Post

Anyone have experience tailoring a double breasted jacket?

 

 

Taking a lot of padding out of the shoulders is the biggest worry as it changes the shape a lot.  Talk to your tailor about what's possible, but I'd recommend not buying anything that isn't already what you want!  A tiny nip in the waist, or a half inch off the sleeves is one thing, but you don't want major surgery - single or double breasted.

 

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Originally Posted by docgerrard View Post

What do you think about merlot colored Allen Edmond Mcallisters for interview shoes?

 

Yes for your purposes, but not walnut - very light colours can seem a bit frivolous.

 

 

The leather used in the quarter is inferior, from the belly of the animal or something, and stretches and wrinkles too easily.  This is common on cheaper shoes, and although AE's full price doesn't seem cheap, it's firmly in the realms of "mass produced"!  It's also possible that it doesn't fit you well - I do find my AE shoes a bit saggy around the waist, so that won't help.  But yes I'd say that wrinking might be bad enough to count as seconds, but I can't guarantee that AE would agree.

 

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Any recommendations for compact travel sized stain removers and the like that are fabric friendly?

 

An Indonesian maid.

post #28367 of 29132

Where did you buy them? You may have options if from Nordstrom or AE directly. I would return them if full price was paid.
post #28368 of 29132
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Any recommendations for compact travel sized stain removers and the like that are fabric friendly?

Not sure if this is exactly what you had in mind, but the Tide To Go pen is the best thing ever.
post #28369 of 29132
Which types/brands of deodorants have y'all found to leave the least amount of residue in your shirts?

Serious question. It's hot and humid in NYC and everybody walks everywhere. And im a sweaty bastard.
post #28370 of 29132

Three things:

 

- a stick deodorant I find most effective, I've used a few - Dove, Gillette, Nivea, Mitchum.  They all work, the ones with silver seem to be best, but they can all mark your black T-shirt if you don't put it on carefully.

 

- trim the hair under your arms; that way when you apply the deodorant it's actually to your skin where it does the job, instead of just coating your armpit hair and doing nothing

 

- wear an undershirt.  It seems counter-intuitive but I live in an extremely hot and humid climate, and a light, close-fitting cotton undershirt keeps your shirt looking fresh all day, even when you're feeling warm.

post #28371 of 29132

Leaving soon for a wedding, can't find my brown belt, will this work?

 

post #28372 of 29132

Yes.  Keep your jacket done up.  And tomorrow, check the Shoe Bank for something smarter. :)

post #28373 of 29132
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Three things:

- a stick deodorant I find most effective, I've used a few - Dove, Gillette, Nivea, Mitchum.  They all work, the ones with silver seem to be best, but they can all mark your black T-shirt if you don't put it on carefully.

- trim the hair under your arms; that way when you apply the deodorant it's actually to your skin where it does the job, instead of just coating your armpit hair and doing nothing

- wear an undershirt.  It seems counter-intuitive but I live in an extremely hot and humid climate, and a light, close-fitting cotton undershirt keeps your shirt looking fresh all day, even when you're feeling warm.

Thanks. You know, I have tried shaving and trimming down my pit hairs. That actually caused a different problem. The sweat would just drip and trickle down the sides of my torso, making big streaks.

I will look into summer-weight undershirts though. Any recommendations for something thin, light, and breathable?
post #28374 of 29132
I have a pair of Eternal 811 jeans that I want to taper the inside seam of.

Does anyone know a trustworthy place in either Tokyo or New York that can do this reliably and expertly?
post #28375 of 29132

Anything cotton that fits you closely, even the cheap ones.

post #28376 of 29132

Hi Guys,

 

Can anyone recommend any good online tailors in Australia? www.mybespoketailor.com.au looks legit, has anyone used them? I just don't want to spend too much on a nice fitting shirt.

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Fair enough for a shirt, there are lots of online makers out there, and shirts are neither that expensive, nor hard to adjust.  But I'd suggest not bothering with online tailors for suits.  They have a pretty standard MO of making supposedly "bespoke" suits to the nearest standard size above what they believe yours to be, then giving you a "tailoring credit" to make it fit.  Which requires the services of a good tailor, especially if the shoulders aren't perfect.  And if you're local tailor's that good, you should use him in the first place.

 

I'm sure some people do OK with online MTM, especially if the first order isn't too far off right.  But it's a high-risk policy, and at the end of the day, you're probably better off going into town and just trying lots of stuff on.  Bet yeah, for a shirt, roll the dice by all means!

post #28378 of 29132

I recently received a pair of dark gray suede loafers as a gift, what are good colors for shorts/jeans to match them?

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Grey shoes are hard to wear, but nice.  Actually although I'd say denim is Satan's sackcloth, it's a good colour for your grey loafers.  I think they'd also work well with navy, red/terracotta or white jeans/chinos really well.  

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

I will look into summer-weight undershirts though. Any recommendations for something thin, light, and breathable?

Icebreaker grey V neck merino tshirts. Greatest things ever.
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