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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    At least when it comes to sweaters, I'll take a nice merino wool sweater over a low grade cashmere one, any day of the week.
     
  2. Lokesh

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    So a nice merino could be had for the same price as low grade cashmere?

    Besides price as a hint, how do you tell if the cashmere is good? Just by how it feels generally?


    Thanks, I'll look into those as well.
     
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  3. Businessness

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    I was thinking more along the lines of high quality or bespoke like John Lobb for example
     
  4. jaywhyy

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    They'll use the same leathers and put the same workmanship and finishing, of course. The caveat is, if/when the elastic wears out, I've heard EG and JL will not replace it. Good cobblers such as B. Nelson, however, can fab a replacement.
     
  5. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Often at a lower price than low grade cashmere.

    You start by googling "how to judge cashmere," clicking on the links to those of the results which seem most relevant to your question, and reading. :)
     
  6. Lokesh

    Lokesh Well-Known Member

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    Ok that's interesting to hear. I've never bought scarves before, so I don't know anything about what materials to look for. All I know is cashmere is supposed to be the better materials for a scarf


    :facepalm:

    But fair enough haha. I went into Uniqlo today and saw that they had some cashmere scarves for $40. From what I've heard Uniqlo quality is fairly good, and I would assume their cashmere is fairly good too. Felt soft enough. Wonder if those can be beat for the price.
     
  7. ovlov

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    Looking at testing out a new local tailor by commissioning a sports coat. They're really big on pushing Dormeuil.

    I want a basic casual unconstructed summer coat to survive hot dry Australian summers. Which of the following fabrics would be best for keeping cool and looking casual (i'm very inexperienced so I don't trust myself just checking the swatches) or would none of them be appropriate?:

    100% linen
    100% cotton
    50% linen 50% silk


    I also saw another that was linen/silk/cashmere but it looked pretty shiny (surprisingly much more so than the 50/50 silk ).

    They're all Dormeuil from the Naturals book and they're charging $450-500. Is this good? It's significantly cheaper than other quotes Ive recived from other (more reputable) tailors.
     
  8. Veremund

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    From what I have read, softness is not a good way to judge cashmere. Not sure about Uniqlo cashmere quality being fairly good. I think, in this respect, you get what you pay for.
     
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  10. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys! On one of my jackets, the shoulder padding seems to be leaking through the outer fabric. Like, on the upper sleeve, I'll notice clusters of tiny white fibers collecting right outside where the padding would be. Has this happened to anyone else? This is the first time I've seen anything like this.
     
  11. Lokesh

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    I read something about stretching the fabric a bit and seeing how it snaps back or something. I don't know. Maybe I should stick to a merino one.
     
  12. westhill

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    Sounds like corners have been cut. Usually the shoulder pad , ie the polyester wadding is sewn into some sort of woven cover in that prevents the fluffy stuff from escaping ... trouble is if you pull one of the fibres that penetrates they are very long filaments and don't just pull out. If the problem gets worse you might have to get a tailor unpick and replace or cover the padding .
     
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  13. Pawz

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    Hey.

    Found an Emporio Armani SC on EBAY, but...

    [​IMG]

    The tag seems to suggest the jacket was made in the 70's. Wasn't Armani with Cerruti back then?

    My question: is this fake or does the 'date' imply something else?
     
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  14. sparrow

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    Did emporio exist then?
     
  15. Pawz

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    Nope!

    I don't even think the Armani brand existed back then. :p

    Thing is, I'm not sure if that's a date or (if it is) what the date pertains to.
     
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  16. AndrewST

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    Hey friends,

    I've got a rip in the pants on my favorite suit -- in an unfortunate location, naturally. Yeah, right on my ass. The tear is parallel to the seam but doesn't follow directly along the stitching and is about three and a half inches long.

    Is this something my local tailor / dry cleaner can repair? Not at home right now so I can't upload pics of the pants.

    Thanks!
     
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  17. ridethecliche

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    Take it to them and ask them.
     
  18. AndrewST

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    Does this sound like a reweaving job?
     
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  20. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to pick up a cheap tie for a wedding tonight. There is one that looks nice at JC Penny, in their house brand. It's $17. Are their ties ok, I.e. will it keep looking good for a year or two? I don't want to buy it only to find it was $17 wasted for a tie I wore four times.
     

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