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post #5626 of 29406
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Originally Posted by johnmcnamee View Post
This is my first venture into MC and this question isn't intended to be a troll or intentionally stupid (!)

Could somebody please explain to me the logic behind "hi shine" shoes? For example, these Barker Arnolds. http://cdn.kurtgeiger.com/dynamic/es...ps-classic.jpg

I had always associated this over-emphasised (almost the appearance of plastic?) shine with tuxedo shoes and extremely cheap department store shoes. This could be ignorance on my part.

Is the intention that these shoes would require less polishing? Are they intended for specific occasions?
You are correct in that patent leather shoes are generally reserved for formal wear occasions. The type of "high-shine" finish on the shoes you linked is probably a result of a cheap corrected grain finish on the leather. With sufficient effort, one can get just as much or more shine on full-grain leather should you so desire.

In other words, you are probably asking more about leather quality. If you are not familiar with the difference between corrected grain and full grain leather, you should read up on it (tons of threads on it here accessible through a search). If you are already familiar with that difference, then the degree of shine you prefer on your shoe is largely a matter of personal preference.
post #5627 of 29406
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post
Are charcoal suits good for the summer or are they too dark? Same question would also apply to Navy coloured suits, I've always thought that maybe light grey and khaki coloured suits should be the only suit colours in summer.
Charcoal and navy suits are fine for summer so long as the fabric weight is appropriate.
post #5628 of 29406
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post
Are charcoal suits good for the summer or are they too dark? Same question would also apply to Navy coloured suits, I've always thought that maybe light grey and khaki coloured suits should be the only suit colours in summer.

It is usually too hot in the summer for me to want to absorb additional sunrays. If you want to wear suits in the summer, stick with the lighter colors: khaki, greys, lighter shades of navy. Characoal is too dark imo.
post #5629 of 29406
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Originally Posted by poissa View Post
why would it be worth anyone's time to help a n00b? You've got 4 posts here...

I don't quite understand the need for snark here. At least he didn't start his own thread to ask such a question.
post #5630 of 29406
Looking for a black leather car coat with removable insulated liner - hip length and trim fit, good quality leather, ideally with styling similar to this Belstaff:

http://www.belstaff.com/index.php?pa...art&Itemid=523

All suggestions welcome, thanks.
post #5631 of 29406
Derek,

Sorry for being rude. I was out of line and that behavoir is unacceptable. The posters who are here only for profit are actually doing a service for many of us on this site. For that reason, I shouldn't have commented a poster with few posts asking questions concerning whether the flip. Carry on.

To answer your question - posting pictures would facilitate meaningful responses.
post #5632 of 29406
what is the average pricing for repairing a blown crotch on denim jeans? ballpark $$$$?
post #5633 of 29406
It'll depend on how bad the blowout is. Depending on the severity, I would expect to pay up to $50.
post #5634 of 29406
Ok, the word on some of the forum posts is that the Martegani 3b last runs 1/2 size too big; but the SA at Franco's swears otherwise.

What is the straight dope? Anyone in the know?
post #5635 of 29406
I'm looking to get my first real suit as a professional for the past couple of weeks and while recently holiday browsing, I came across this APC 2 piece suit on blackbird. I like the look of APC, but would this suit be appropriate for professional interviews and the like, with such a contemporary cut? http://www.blackbirdballard.com/APC_...avy_18690.html
post #5636 of 29406
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Originally Posted by reddead View Post
I'm looking to get my first real suit as a professional for the past couple of weeks and while recently holiday browsing, I came across this APC 2 piece suit on blackbird. I like the look of APC, but would this suit be appropriate for professional interviews and the like, with such a contemporary cut?
http://www.blackbirdballard.com/APC_...avy_18690.html

what are you interviewing for?
that suit will not be appropriate for about 99% of the job interviews out there

and it doesn't even look "right" on the model
post #5637 of 29406
where can I find an unstructured navy blazer?
post #5638 of 29406
My grandfather just recently gave me several of his old suits. Unfortunately, all of them have not been worn in over forty years (and covered in dust) and many have been sitting on wire hangers for almost as long. What's the best way for me to clean these suits without destroying them any further? (In addition, these suits were made in Vietnam, so the material is incredibly thin/ unstructured)
post #5639 of 29406
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Originally Posted by Rankiz View Post
I really don't know what color I should pick for my V-neck, except blue and red


Will be used with jeans-

I like the gray(s), lighter green for a pop of colour or brown.
post #5640 of 29406
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post
Are charcoal suits good for the summer or are they too dark? Same question would also apply to Navy coloured suits, I've always thought that maybe light grey and khaki coloured suits should be the only suit colours in summer.

In Brisbane, people still wear charcoal/navy in summer.
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