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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. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    can you please send it to me. i'm not american, so i can wear it with pride.

    ps: honestly, i would keep it as a beater.
     
  2. Kieran26

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    I'm buying an overcoat online. The seller (Korean) lists the coat as having a 20-inch wide chest (he says he measured it by laying it on the floor and taking the width of one side of the chest).

    I did the same to my well-fitting suit jacket and it was around 19.5 inches. Should I buy the 20-inch overcoat, leaving 0.5 inches of room over my suit jacket?

    ~Kieran
     
  3. dah328

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    is black hi-shine leather just as durable as black calf?
    It depends on what you mean by "hi-shine." If you're referring to corrected grain leather with a shiny finish, the answer is no. If you're referring to patent leather, the answer is probably not. There are different qualities of patent leather, but I don't think any of them are as durable as a quality full-grain calf leather.
     
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    Is it weird to wear a tie with a shirt with a monogram or logo? IE: Polo
    Yes, it is weird.
     
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    http://www.landsend.com/pp/BlucherSh...&origin=search
    Anybody have any experience with these, are they worth buying for $50 to serve as a cheap pair of wingtips? (because I can't afford a nice pair)


    Get a nice(r) used pair on eBay. I wish I'd learned my lesson with shoes earlier.
     
  7. bleachboy

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    This may seem like an odd question coming from a shoe horse such as myself, but what is the "ultimate" black dress shoe? Like, the shoe you would wear to a funeral or court appearance. Plain toe? Cap toe? Wholecut?
     
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    This may seem like an odd question coming from a shoe horse such as myself, but what is the "ultimate" black dress shoe? Like, the shoe you would wear to a funeral or court appearance. Plain toe? Cap toe? Wholecut?

    Gaziano & Girling "Oxford"
     
  9. onix

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    This may seem like an odd question coming from a shoe horse such as myself, but what is the "ultimate" black dress shoe? Like, the shoe you would wear to a funeral or court appearance. Plain toe? Cap toe? Wholecut?
    Plain cap toe bals.
     
  10. onix

    onix Well-Known Member

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    I'm buying an overcoat online. The seller (Korean) lists the coat as having a 20-inch wide chest (he says he measured it by laying it on the floor and taking the width of one side of the chest).

    I did the same to my well-fitting suit jacket and it was around 19.5 inches. Should I buy the 20-inch overcoat, leaving 0.5 inches of room over my suit jacket?

    ~Kieran


    To buy overcoat, it is more than just chest measurement. One thing that is often overlooked is the armhole measurement (at pit). You also need to check the shoulder size, especially when the overcoat shoulders are padded. Even if it has appropriate chest measurement but the armholes are higher than your suit jacket, then it will not work. Otherwise, 0.5 is fine.
     
  11. fritzl

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    This may seem like an odd question coming from a shoe horse such as myself, but what is the "ultimate" black dress shoe? Like, the shoe you would wear to a funeral or court appearance. Plain toe? Cap toe? Wholecut?

    in europe it is plain toe - either derby/blucher or bal/oxford, no wholecuts

    in the U.S. it seems a bal cap toe.
     
  12. kitonbrioni

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    RB overcoat
    BR scarf
    Gates gloves
    LP sweater
    Kiton pant
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    testoni slip-ons
    Kiton cologne
    Patek watch
     
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    My briefcase has a little scuff on one corner due to wear. Can I use a little shoe polish to touch it up, or is a bad idea?
     
  15. bleachboy

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    Gaziano & Girling "Oxford"

    Plain cap toe bals.

    in europe it is plain toe - either derby/blucher or bal/oxford, no wholecuts

    in the U.S. it seems a bal cap toe.


    Sounds like a consensus. Thanks, fellows.
     
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    My briefcase has a little scuff on one corner due to wear. Can I use a little shoe polish to touch it up, or is a bad idea?

    If it's black, go for it. I have touched up my wife's black purses in this way. I used shoe cream, though, not wax polish.
     
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    It depends on what you mean by "hi-shine." If you're referring to corrected grain leather with a shiny finish, the answer is no. If you're referring to patent leather, the answer is probably not. There are different qualities of patent leather, but I don't think any of them are as durable as a quality full-grain calf leather.

    ah, thanks. i mean "hi-shine" as on, say, the barker dermot (http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/1516.php) vs. the black calf barker flynn (http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/1520.php)
     
  18. JamesX

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    This may seem like an odd question coming from a shoe horse such as myself, but what is the "ultimate" black dress shoe? Like, the shoe you would wear to a funeral or court appearance. Plain toe? Cap toe? Wholecut?

    Plain Toe without any embellishment is the most formal.

    Not sure where Whole Cut fits in, my gut feels it is a casual shoe.
     
  19. Sanguis Mortuum

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    This may seem like an odd question coming from a shoe horse such as myself, but what is the "ultimate" black dress shoe? Like, the shoe you would wear to a funeral or court appearance. Plain toe? Cap toe? Wholecut?

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    Plain Toe without any embellishment is the most formal.

    Not sure where Whole Cut fits in, my gut feels it is a casual shoe.



    I disagree. It may depend on type of formality. If you're talking work-environment, a cap-toe Oxford is as formal as it gets. If you're talking festive occasion, then a wholecut beats the cap-toe. This doesn't mean it cannot be worn casually but it isn't a casual shoe as such.

    In my view it is comparable to a dinner jacket: fewer buttons, no pocket flaps, generally cleaner lines. But I don't think one could say which is more formal: a dinner jacket or a blue navy two-button suit. It depends on the occasion.
     

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