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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. Quesjac

    Quesjac Well-Known Member

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    Great, thanks. Exactly the information I was looking for.


     
  2. clarksdb

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    Borrowing someone's picture but I get the same creases running horizontal on the arms. Is this normal?

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  3. Deo Veritas

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    In this position only? Looks like it might have to do with the sleevehead needing to be rotated to correct the pitch.
     
  4. clarksdb

    clarksdb Well-Known Member

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    The wrinkles on the right of the picture on the arm.
     
  5. Deo Veritas

    Deo Veritas Well-Known Member

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    ^ Ah ok. I've had that happen to me a couple of times. If I'm wearing a sweater or anything more fitted, the shirt sleeve can get sort of stuck in a position and create those ripples.
     
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  6. kbuzz

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    Here's a general shoe question i have been pondering off an on. What is the purpose of shoes which are lasted for the front to curve upward? An example here:

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    Is there any construction benefit or strictly aesthetic? And if so, why would this be considered better or stylish?
     
  7. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Well-Known Member

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    Continuing the suede chukka theme, any specific recommendations at various price points?
     
  8. Cleav

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    quick answer, you can't go wrong with C&J Chukka, unlined of course, or EG Shanklin :)
     
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  9. XKxRome0ox

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    how am i supposed to fasten the strap on the back of a waistcoat?
    :embar:
     
  10. SimonC

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    As shown in the upper photo, which allows you to adjust the fit. The idea is since you are always wearing a jacket over the top, no-one sees it.
     
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  11. Chowkin

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    http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2016/03/toe-spring-whats-it-all-about.html
     
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  12. mosy

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    I got this white mark on my belt after wearing it once. Not sure if I scraped it against something or what. Any suggestions for how to remove it without ruining the leather?

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  13. SimonC

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    Looks like you rubbed against a painted surface. Careful wiping with pure alcohol (maybe with a Q tip) should take that off, then ensure you condition the leather to ensure it doesn't dry out.
     
  14. scatterbrain

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    I'm trying to find the ultimate summer tie to go with my summer hopsack suit.
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    Considering #395.
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    Here's the question: Hopsack tie with hopsack jacket - too matchy matchy?

    The alternatives I was considering would be burgundy or mid-brown grenadine. But I like the brightness of the red hopsack.
     
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  15. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    It's fine. Completely different colors. Don't worry about it.

    Also perfectly fine.

    Then go with the red hopsack.

    Some people simply insist on finding problems where no actual problems exist. Don't be one of those people.
     
  16. Churchill W

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    I actually like raw silk for the warmer months if you are looking for something more casual.
     
  17. scatterbrain

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    Thanks. Probably overthinking it since I'm spending more on this tie than I usually would.

    Thanks. I had considered that, too. But I think raw silk may be slightly too casual for my workplace. Might still look for one used or on sale later, though. Just don't want to drop serious cash on something too informal.
     
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  18. Cleav

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    Stick with your instinct, it's right :nodding: as are your alternatives :nodding:
     
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  19. SartorialSol

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    Does anyone know of a cobbler they trust that does inset metal toe taps that are flush with the sole in the Washington DC, Virgina, or Maryland area? My regular guy only does the standard black toe taps that are hammered on the toe and heel, but the consensus on SF is that inset is better.

    I want to give them a try on my Allen Edmonds before doing it to my higher end shoes. Been calling around and can't find anyone that does it. Thanks!
     
  20. Deo Veritas

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    The brightness for summer is certainly a good choice. Are you making this through Hober?
     

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