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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. andrewz

    andrewz New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just a quick question - I'm trying to find a tie that would work well with this shirt that I have.

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...entPage=search

    It's the orange one. Does anyone have any ideas as to what kind of tie I could wear with this?

    Thank you for any help!
     
  2. 9 Iron

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    Hi, first post here! Wife bought me a pair of Sperry Topsider Billfish shoes. I like them a lot but they're to be worn with shorts, without socks, and the leather has chewed sore blisters into the back of my heels (they're quite comfortable with socks on). How is one to break these in so they'll be more comfortable to sockless feet? I figured wearing them with socks while wearing jeans for a few weeks might soften the leather enough. Wife suggested that they should be soaked wet and worn barefoot to break them in. I believe it's time to ask the experts here.

    Thanks!!
     
  3. Abstraktmind

    Abstraktmind Well-Known Member

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    Wearing a button up with a moto leather jacket, can your button up extend pass your jacket to look right?
     
  4. NiceDressShoes

    NiceDressShoes New Member

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    Got a quick question for anyone who might know a little bit about some Vintage Allen Edmond's Sharkskin shoes.

    My Grandfather passed away and since I had the same size foot, I was given all his shoes. I only took ones that were brand new. Besides the old Puma's and Tux shoes, I have 2 pairs of BRAND NEW, never worn past the original fitting...I mean, they even still have the wooden shoe fit that was put in there after they were made. I know that these are from the late 60's to 70's.

    I called a shoe repair place to see what they thought (after doing some investigating on the net myself)...and he told me to bring them in, as they could be worth a ton.

    SO, I was hoping someone with some knowledge about vintage shoes or sharkskin shoes could give me some "info" before I go in and either sell them too low, or, ask too much and not make the sale. I see used one selling for 50-300...but could these be worth more...a grand?...more?

    Again, both are brand new, size 10.5, one is all black and the other is like a tan/beige with blakened tips of the skin texture.

    Thanks and I hope someone out there can lend me a hand.
     
  5. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    Wearing a button up with a moto leather jacket, can your button up extend pass your jacket to look right?

    Tuck your shirt in.

    Got a quick question for anyone who might know a little bit about some Vintage Allen Edmond's Sharkskin shoes.

    My Grandfather passed away and since I had the same size foot, I was given all his shoes. I only took ones that were brand new. Besides the old Puma's and Tux shoes, I have 2 pairs of BRAND NEW, never worn past the original fitting...I mean, they even still have the wooden shoe fit that was put in there after they were made. I know that these are from the late 60's to 70's.

    I called a shoe repair place to see what they thought (after doing some investigating on the net myself)...and he told me to bring them in, as they could be worth a ton.

    SO, I was hoping someone with some knowledge about vintage shoes or sharkskin shoes could give me some "info" before I go in and either sell them too low, or, ask too much and not make the sale. I see used one selling for 50-300...but could these be worth more...a grand?...more?

    Again, both are brand new, size 10.5, one is all black and the other is like a tan/beige with blakened tips of the skin texture.

    Thanks and I hope someone out there can lend me a hand.


    They're worth what somebody will pay for them. They won't gain shitloads of value, they're not a collector's item. The people buying are buying to wear them.

    Also, I doubt your assessment that they're brand new, if you're basing it off the wooden pieces in there. Those are not just things they had coming from the factory, they are called "shoe trees" and should be put back into the shoe after every wear to preserve the shape of the upper.

    Really, just wear them. They're your size, that's why they were given to you. And they're nice shoes. Used shoes won't kill ya.
     
  6. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Well-Known Member

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    I just got a pair of Martegani black velvet slippers; are these for semi formal (smoking jacket at home, tux dinner party at home), or for outside formal occasions (black tie galas), or can I also use them for less formal? (Mabitex trousers, odd jacket) on the town?
     
  7. wannabe

    wannabe Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, Anybody have any idea what pants/shirt combo (preferably not jeans) would go well with these bucks? [​IMG] Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    I just got a pair of Martegani black velvet slippers; are these for semi formal (smoking jacket at home, tux dinner party at home), or for outside formal occasions (black tie galas), or can I also use them for less formal? (Mabitex trousers, odd jacket) on the town?

    Unless you mean an Italian smoking jacket aka an English dinner jacket a smoking jacket is about the least formal thing out there.
     
  9. johnny_g_ninja

    johnny_g_ninja New Member

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    Hi all. I'm new both to the forum and style in general to some degree so do try to be gentle...

    My question is in regard to color choices. I know there are colors more suited to each season and that there are colors more suited to evening vs. day wear. So my question is: is there a connection between the two; i.e. is there such a thing as a "summer evening" color or are evening colors pretty much always just evening colors.

    Example: Going to the symphony on a summer evening. The suit will be dark charcoal gray (kind of stuck with that) so what are my best shirt/tie color options? (Its worth noting that its a symphony to which many won't even wear suits. I see many blazers and shirts without ties which I think is unacceptable but to each is own...)

    Thank you
     
  10. dah328

    dah328 Well-Known Member

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    I just got a pair of Martegani black velvet slippers; are these for semi formal (smoking jacket at home, tux dinner party at home), or for outside formal occasions (black tie galas), or can I also use them for less formal? (Mabitex trousers, odd jacket) on the town?
    The bolded.

    Unless you mean an Italian smoking jacket aka an English dinner jacket a smoking jacket is about the least formal thing out there.
    Smoking jackets are semi-formal attire. What kind of alternative smoking jacket are you talking about?
     
  11. dah328

    dah328 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, first post here! Wife bought me a pair of Sperry Topsider Billfish shoes. I like them a lot but they're to be worn with shorts, without socks, and the leather has chewed sore blisters into the back of my heels (they're quite comfortable with socks on). How is one to break these in so they'll be more comfortable to sockless feet? I figured wearing them with socks while wearing jeans for a few weeks might soften the leather enough. Wife suggested that they should be soaked wet and worn barefoot to break them in. I believe it's time to ask the experts here.

    Thanks!!

    I've heard custom bootmakers recommend that for breaking in boots. Seems reasonable to try with boat shoes.
     
  12. TRA8324

    TRA8324 Well-Known Member

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    what color polish for whiskey shell cordovan?
     
  13. Nicola

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    The bolded.


    Smoking jackets are semi-formal attire. What kind of alternative smoking jacket are you talking about?



    http://www.waltsense.com/storage/art...=1240417622555

    That might be semi formal at the mansion.

    [​IMG]

    An Italian smoking jacket. That's semi formal.
     
  14. dah328

    dah328 Well-Known Member

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  15. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Anybody have any idea what pants/shirt combo (preferably not jeans) would go well with these bucks?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!


    Khakis. In pretty much any color. Or yes, jeans.

    Also, perhaps rougher wools. Heavy flannels, tweeds.
     
  16. deem

    deem Well-Known Member

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    This is about as high as my budget can stretch for a new suit. I need a charcoal one and am a 38L (kind of hard to find). Also, is this suit too dark...should i go for a lighter charcoal or even medium gray? I would be wearing it to work in a law office. Thanks for the input!

    http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/suits-u...oduct/48001187
     
  17. Ike

    Ike Well-Known Member

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    hickeys are pretty good suits - half-canvassed. Now discontinued. I was actually looking @ the hickey herringbone blazer on that Suit Up sale.

    Just remember, with Gilt if you try it and it's not the fit you like, you're stuck with "gilt credit," which might be an annoyance at $500...
     
  18. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to decide between AE Burgundy Shell, I've narrowed it down to Leeds (Blucher Plain), Cambridge (Oxford Brogued), and MacNeil (Blucher Brogued).

    Is the Brogued Oxford more formal than the plain Blucher? SHould either of the blucher's be worn with a suit?

    If you could get only one pair of shell, which one of these would be most versatile?
     
  19. deem

    deem Well-Known Member

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    hickeys are pretty good suits - half-canvassed. Now discontinued. I was actually looking @ the hickey herringbone blazer on that Suit Up sale.

    Just remember, with Gilt if you try it and it's not the fit you like, you're stuck with "gilt credit," which might be an annoyance at $500...


    Thanks for the quick response/input. Getting stuck with "gilt credit" is my main concern and the main reason I haven't purchased the suit already. However, I am also kind of worried that it will look too dark...I don't want a black suit.
     

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