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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. poissa

    poissa Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible for a tailor to take in the neck of a dress shirt? If so, is this a difficult alteration? Thanks.

    probably easier to take a tailor to make a new collar.
     
  2. Flash77

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    Hello All,

    About to buy a pair of Piloti shoes. Normally wear size 10D. Heard that sizes are different with the Piloti's.

    Anybody know?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  3. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Well-Known Member

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    I like these Hampton Spectators by C&J, sold 'exclusively' by Ben Silver. But I don't like Ben Silver taking on $200 to the usual price, as they clock in at $730. [​IMG] Any alternatives that look like this?
     
  4. imatlas

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    Where can I get wooden heels? Bnelson refuses to sell their stock and I refuse to mail shoes from DC to NYC for their heels.
    Shoe heels aren't made from wood, they're made of a stack of pieces of leather that are trimmed and given a finish that sort of looks like wood. I'd be shocked if there weren't several dozen places in DC that can replace your heels. You may only need the toplift replaced, anyway, unless you've worn the heel down well beyond the layer of rubber.
    Originally Posted by Flame [​IMG]
    Safe to handwash with woolite pants that are listed "dry clean only"??? I often wear summer weight wool for the office in Singapore, but it is so humid that I have to clean them often else I feel unclean. However, it would be time-consuming & inconvenient to take them to the cleaners every week, not to mention expensive!
    I would advise against. The main reason that they're listed as "dry clean only" is because wool can have undesirable effect when exposed with large amount of water, hot or cold. Of course, not all wool is affected adversely.
    This is a strange response. People wash woolen garments in water all the time, with no adverse effects (when they know what they are doing, of course). I'd be concerned about ever getting the trousers to a crisp crease, however.
    Originally Posted by chris121 [​IMG]
    How can I loose weight? I need your help...
    i don't know how you can "loose" weight... but if you want to LOSE weight there is basically only one way to do it make sure you are using more calories than you take in period.
    +1 Surefire recipe for losing weight: lower your caloric intake, and increase the exercise you get.
    I like these Hampton Spectators by C&J, sold 'exclusively' by Ben Silver. But I don't like Ben Silver taking on $200 to the usual price, as they clock in at $730. [​IMG] Any alternatives that look like this?
    The Allen Edmonds Olympic edition, which still come up on EBay for $200 - $300 once in a while.
     
  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. So I'm in love with Zegna shirts, but the sleeves always run long. I can push them up, the fabric swells around my arms, looking way too blousy. Could a tailor correct this problem by slimming the sleeves (similar to how slim jeans can be worn long, with minimal/controlled stacking)? Or would I have to get them shortened? (If there is such a thing).

    Thanks.
     
  6. nohio

    nohio Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. So I'm in love with Zegna shirts, but the sleeves always run long. I can push them up, the fabric swells around my arms, looking way too blousy. Could a tailor correct this problem by slimming the sleeves (similar to how slim jeans can be worn long, with minimal/controlled stacking)? Or would I have to get them shortened? (If there is such a thing).

    Thanks.


    From cheapest to more expensive in my experience:

    1-Move the button on the cuff so it is tighter and doesn't let the sleeve come over the hand.
    2-Slim the sleeve (easily done by a tailor)
    3-Shorten the sleeve at the cuff without moving the placket (best done if you don't need to move it up very far)
    4-Shorten the sleeve at the cuff and move the placket up (make sure you have a good tailor for this one)
    5-Shorten the sleeve at the shoulder (not always possible depending on the fabric/print/etc.)

    These can also be done in combination. I've found a very reasonably priced alterationist who has slimmed the sleeves and shortened them from the cuffs on a number of similar shirts. Once you figure out the formula, it works well.
     
  7. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, nohio, that's very helpful!
     
  8. poissa

    poissa Well-Known Member

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    imatlas,

    Thanks.
     
  9. ReversoLover

    ReversoLover Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking for a bag and I'm in love with the Filson Medium Field Bag - does anyone know any good alternatives? Also, how much is fair for a used one in good condition?

    Thanks in advance
     
  10. Liquidus

    Liquidus Well-Known Member

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    I like these Hampton Spectators by C&J, sold 'exclusively' by Ben Silver. But I don't like Ben Silver taking on $200 to the usual price, as they clock in at $730. [​IMG] Any alternatives that look like this?
    Those look really nice in a dandy sort of way. The AE Strawfut is kind of like this but the white part is linen instead of leather.
     
  11. IsteRed

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    Any idea where to get a spread collar shirt in lemon,pink big check that won't be so expensive?
     
  12. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Well-Known Member

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    i'm of fairly athletic build and i've been getting my dress shirts taken in at the waist. however, there's still some extra fabric left over when i tuck them in. Would it be better to get my shirts darted? What are the advantages of slimming over darting, or vice versa?
     
  13. JayRocks

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    what are good shoe alternatives to the allen edmonds clifton? i saw these in nordstrom but was wondering if i would be able to get them cheaper at an AE outlet.
     
  14. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Banana Republic white linen sportcoat; it is almost fully lined though. Is that going to make it hot? I bought it for the summer only. Should I have all, some (except the shoulders), or none of the lining removed?
     
  15. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking for a bag and I'm in love with the Filson Medium Field Bag - does anyone know any good alternatives? Also, how much is fair for a used one in good condition?

    Thanks in advance



    I believe Filson offers a discount to SF members. Either way, for a bag that will last your lifetime, probably worth paying full price.
     
  16. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    what are good shoe alternatives to the allen edmonds clifton? i saw these in nordstrom but was wondering if i would be able to get them cheaper at an AE outlet.

    AE Sanford is similar, but with broguing on the cap toe. Best bet would be to contact shoebank if you're interested in seconds.
     
  17. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Banana Republic white linen sportcoat; it is almost fully lined though. Is that going to make it hot? I bought it for the summer only. Should I have all, some (except the shoulders), or none of the lining removed?
    What is the lining made of? If it's cotton or light silk it might not be too bad. If it's a synthetic material then it will almost certainly be too hot. Your tailor will best be able to tell you how much can be removed before the structure falls apart.
    Any idea where to get a spread collar shirt in lemon,pink big check that won't be so expensive?
    Define "so expensive."
     
  18. IsteRed

    IsteRed Well-Known Member

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    Define "so expensive."
    Under 100$ would be nice,this is the check i want,but in lemon and spread collar [​IMG]
     
  19. coco2010

    coco2010 Well-Known Member

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    how's the fit on the Ferre' suits? do they run super slim? there's one Im currently checking out on yoox. its on final sale, in size 40/50IT.
     
  20. poissa

    poissa Well-Known Member

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    so I had an 'accident' at lunch where I managed to get mustard all over my shirt and wool pants. Will the cleaners be able to remove said stains [​IMG]
     

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