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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. Blamm

    Blamm Well-Known Member

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    Shoe question:
    When you polish your shoes, should you have a different brush for your brown and for your black shoes?

    thanks



    Not absolutely necessary - IMO not necessary at all.

    - I have one nice brush, have used for all shined leather shoes for 20 years, no issue/no staining
    - I use for black, brown, cordovan colors - note I don't have any light browns so not sure there
    - if you use a dauber brush to apply polish - yes - use different brushes for brown and black
     
  2. rfranca

    rfranca Member

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    Not absolutely necessary - IMO not necessary at all.

    - I have one nice brush, have used for all shined leather shoes for 20 years, no issue/no staining
    - I use for black, brown, cordovan colors - note I don't have any light browns so not sure there
    - if you use a dauber brush to apply polish - yes - use different brushes for brown and black


    ok,
    thanks
     
  3. Flea Spray

    Flea Spray Active Member

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    I bought two new cotton shirts (nothing special, just normal high street shirts) but the sleeves are two inches too long. They're OK if I'm just wearing the shirts, but if I put a suit jacket on, the entire cuffs end up sticking out under the jacket sleeves.

    Any advice for having them shortened? Is it the kind of thing you'd trust a dry cleaner to do? I presume the stitching that attaches the cuffs to the sleeves is removed, then they cut two inches off the sleeve before stitching the cuffs back on? Is this usually done in a way (even in a dry cleaners) that leaves the new stitching looking just like the original so it doesn't look like it's been altered?

    And what about the pointed slits that run up the arm from the cuffs? if they just cut two inches off, those slits will look oddly short, and the buttons along them will be left practically next to the cuffs, if not cut off too. I've attached photos of the sleeves.
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  4. noel_esq.

    noel_esq. Well-Known Member

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    Dumb question: Is pit to pit measurement the same as a chest measurement? If not where do I measure to get the pit to pit measurement? thanks!
     
  5. onix

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    Dumb question: Is pit to pit measurement the same as a chest measurement? If not where do I measure to get the pit to pit measurement? thanks!

    pit to pit measurement refers to the width between the armpits of a piece of garments. Chest measurement is more ambiguous, different people mean different things (actual chest measurement, pit to pit, tag size. etc.). Thus the pit to pit measurement is more consistent/accurate. When buying something online, the pit to pit measurement of what you want to buy is often provided. You should compare this to the pit to pit measurement of whatever you have in your wardrobe (of the same type) that fits you best.
     
  6. cardguy

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  7. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Well-Known Member

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    Is gold museum calf the same color as new gold museum calf from John Lobb Paris (JLP)?
     
  8. indianshaft

    indianshaft Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know when purchasing a trenchcoat whether you buy the same size as your suit or a size up?
     
  9. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Well-Known Member

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  10. Rankiz

    Rankiz Well-Known Member

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    This messenger back cost 250 USD new. This guy have had it for 1 year, but only used it for 4 months (since he got a bigger laptop, it wound't fit). I can manage to get it for 165 USD included shipping, should I go for it? [​IMG] Knomo Bungo
     
  11. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    from this pic, do the dots on this tie look to be printed or woven ?

    [​IMG]


    no one ???
     
  12. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    Looks printed to me.
     
  13. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know when purchasing a trenchcoat whether you buy the same size as your suit or a size up?

    You should always try things on. Same size in general. Normally the coats are cut oversized to fit over your suit.
     
  14. onix

    onix Well-Known Member

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    no one ???

    Why don't you email them and ask? It's really hard to tell with 100% accuracy from that picture. Looks kind of odd.
     
  15. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Well-Known Member

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    no one ???

    Looks very strange, but I'd assume that if it were woven the pattern on the dots would match the weave of the tie itself.
     
  16. jim10

    jim10 Well-Known Member

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    I have a question about buying a Belstaff leather jacket. I want the Gangster in antique black and the only place I can find it is through a British retailer.

    http://www.lineafashion.com/store/pr...ducts_id=11020

    Anyone ordered from there before? I've never ordered from an international source and wanted to make sure the product wouldn't get held up in customs, etc.


    Did you end up ordering from them? If so, how was it?
     
  17. polloloco

    polloloco Member

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    Just curious what SF gents think - would brown shoes/outfit be acceptable for an interview (hospitality management/botique hotel/NYC). Outfit would be brown lace up boots, gray suit w, pink striped shirt and purple tie.

    I'm planning a standard navy ensemble, black lace ups, white shirt and dark tie for the interview but interested in knowing your thoughts. thanks pollo
     
  18. Ivystyle

    Ivystyle Well-Known Member

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    from this pic, do the dots on this tie look to be printed or woven ? [​IMG]
    Looks printed rather than woven [​IMG] Anybody know the J.crew cordovan just like this made in england and who was it made by?
     
  19. Parker

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    Any advice for having them shortened? Is it the kind of thing you'd trust a dry cleaner to do? I presume the stitching that attaches the cuffs to the sleeves is removed, then they cut two inches off the sleeve before stitching the cuffs back on? Is this usually done in a way (even in a dry cleaners) that leaves the new stitching looking just like the original so it doesn't look like it's been altered?

    And what about the pointed slits that run up the arm from the cuffs? if they just cut two inches off, those slits will look oddly short, and the buttons along them will be left practically next to the cuffs, if not cut off too. I've attached photos of the sleeves.


    My alterations tailor has done this on a few shirts I bought in the wrong size. It's fairly simple and I'm sure a competent dry cleaner/alterations person can do it. However, 2 inches is a lot. The buttons on the sleeve plackets will be an issue and/or just look weird. Try to buy shirts with sized sleeves.

    Anyone know when purchasing a trenchcoat whether you buy the same size as your suit or a size up?

    I get the same size. As alwaysm it's best to try on each one with whatever you'll be wearing underneath. Makers all vary a bit with size.
     
  20. ErnstHatAngst

    ErnstHatAngst New Member

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    Quick advice: I am an avid weight lifter and broke college student about to enter the world of business, and I'm going to need a few suits to get started! While I'm not terribly big by any means, the sort of suit sizing I'm seeing on educational sites or vendors like RLBL are still nowhere near my dimensions. Think thick neck, chest, and arms with a 12"+ drop on a short guy.

    Someday I'll have a closet of nothing but beautiful bespoke, but until then...

    I am unsure as to how much magic a good tailor can work on a pre-made suit design. Do I have to go bespoke? Or is it possible to get a decent fit for someone like me without going that far?
     

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