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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. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    Do u absolutely need a suit? Could be better to get a nice sport coat at Bloomingdales (lubiam,larding, lbm 1911) and less expensive trousers-- but in any case do bloomies, always good sales and this week is no exception. Sales associates will often scan discount cards at register if u don't have them, for additional markdowns

     
  2. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    quick questions:

    how do you polish patent leather dress shoes?

    and

    what do you use to store ties?
     
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  3. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Clean with a damp cloth, buff with a dry one. No actual polish is required. If they are a little dull, one suggested cheat would be to give just a tiny spray or furniture polish onto the cloth.
     
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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Kamakura for shirts ($79).
     
  5. callhorn

    callhorn New Member

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    Ballpark let say 300
     
  6. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Greetings gents. These will be returning from alterations tomorrow and I need to figure out where to go in terms of both a shirt and tie and an open collar shirt alone. I'm kind of drawing a blank - suggestions? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    is there any point in trying to get fairly small, darker stains out of a dark tie?

    if so, what's the best course of action? i'm referring to NICE ties (i have a stain on a charvet that i'd love to get out)
     
  8. MMoon24

    MMoon24 Well-Known Member

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    How/Where can I start my search for a tailor? Right now, all I have to go off of is Yelp.
     
  9. Van Veen

    Van Veen Well-Known Member

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    Go to a local high-end menswear shop and ask for recommendations.
     
  10. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    Start ANYWHERE but Yelp.
     
  11. Terpo

    Terpo Well-Known Member

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    SuitSupply.
     
  12. MMoon24

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    LOL! Well, I do enjoy Yelp for its restaurant recommendations. Figure I would try my hand at tailoring as well.
     
  13. David23

    David23 Well-Known Member

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    Apologize for the sub-standard pics in advance. Are these gloves too big? They feel okay in the fingers but the palm seems to have extra material when I make a fist. Would love opinions ASAP so I can either give them back to the seller or keep them and go home.

    Edit: Returned.
     
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  14. TM79

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    I am but a gloves neophyte but they look too big to me
     
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  15. TM79

    TM79 Well-Known Member

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    What city? Tons of tailoring posts all over this forum. Maybe yours has been covered at some point in time, or a city within an hour of you.
     
  16. TM79

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    For SC #1 what do you think about a light blue shirt and a forest green tie where the green has some pop to it and isn't too dark a shade? Still thinking about SC #2 since I haven't graduated to bolder patterns yet!
     
  17. RogerP

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    Thanks TM - it's actually the same coat in the second pic, just a close-up to show the pattern more clearly. I'll give that a shot.
     
  18. MMoon24

    MMoon24 Well-Known Member

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    I live in the Dallas, TX area, though I'm about 45 minutes away from downtown. I'm sure I could find some if I search on the forums. Will just take me a bit.
     
  19. tcln1456

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    I'm thinking about getting a Sterlingwear Authentic Peacoat in Navy, my only issue is the sizing. I've already searched SF for full measurements, but I couldn't find any.

    5'9", 145 lbs

    Chest: 38”
    Arm (CB, held straight): 32.5”
    Waist: 31”
    Hip: 36”
    Arm circumference: 12”



    Would a 36R fit? I've been told to size down (and that SW's size guide isn't accurate).

    Does anyone have measurements for a 36R, or have similar dimensions and would like to offer some advice?

    EDIT: Specifically shoulder width measurements
     
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  20. 12345Michael54321

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