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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. Mr_Incognito

    Mr_Incognito Well-Known Member

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    Lately, I often have the feeling we re-entered the 80s.

    Brad Pitt agrees with you..

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    and so do Dolce and Gabbana who copied this design minus the Cartier quality.

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  2. dragon8

    dragon8 Well-Known Member

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    Tailoring questions:

    - if I need my tailor to shorten the length of a sport coat (not the sleeve, but the body, perhaps by about 3/4 inch), how big of job is that? and what might be a ballpark price?

    - for sleeve shortening -- assuming the cuff buttons are not functional and assuming the sleeve is overall fairly slim/tapered, what's the max length that a jacket's sleeves can be shortened (from the end, not from the shoulder)? Or is there no max (i.e., 3 or 4 inches is fine)?


    Shortening the length of the coat 3/4 inch should be no problem provided the coat has not been shortened before. The cost should be $60.

    I've had my sleeves shortened 1-2 inches in the past and would assume if everything else fits shortening them 3-4 inches should be no problem but I'm not a tailor.
     
  3. YahtzeeFish

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    looking for comfy undershirts. I was told that if I open up my collar a bit I needed a v-neck. I like american apparel, are there other alternatives? and is that v-neck thing true?
     
  4. Digmenow

    Digmenow Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Digmenow for your time, I was a bit surprised that the Vintage Cartier screw sunglasses ranked low, they were quite popular among the 80s movie stars.
    I liked the general look of the Cartiers but not the screws. Seems contrived. They do appear dated to a specific decade but I'll admit that I was unaware of their history.
     
  5. jinrtp

    jinrtp New Member

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    It's been 20 years since I wore jeans. My legs are not straight and it look bad with Jeans. So I wear Khaki pants with sharp lines with iron. It looks very old style.

    Is there any way I can wear a pair of pants casual? What kind of pants style or brand would you recommend.
     
  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this has been answered many times before...but is it ok to wear a pocket square without a tie? I like wearing jackets and would like to start incorporating PSs for a flash of color, but I don't have many occasions that would warrant a tie....
     
  7. either/or

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    Sorry if this has been answered many times before...but is it ok to wear a pocket square without a tie? I like wearing jackets and would like to start incorporating PSs for a flash of color, but I don't have many occasions that would warrant a tie....

    -check out this thread
     
  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    -check out this thread

    tyty!
     
  9. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    looking for comfy undershirts. I was told that if I open up my collar a bit I needed a v-neck. I like american apparel, are there other alternatives? and is that v-neck thing true?

    All cotton whatever from your local department store, and yes, if you open the collar you need a v neck. Otherwise you see the white tee shirt poking out, and it just looks sloppy.
     
  10. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a hard time finding linen pocket squares that aren't showy. Anyone know where I can get some simplified and humble ones? I'd really like a white one with a navy blue pattern. Something like this but inverted. [​IMG]
     
  11. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Brad Pitt agrees with you..

    [​IMG]

    and so do Dolce and Gabbana who copied this design minus the Cartier quality.

    [​IMG]


    I remember this type of monstrosity from the eighties:

    [​IMG]

    (Ray Ban 2011)
     
  12. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    It's been 20 years since I wore jeans. My legs are not straight and it look bad with Jeans. So I wear Khaki pants with sharp lines with iron. It looks very old style.

    Is there any way I can wear a pair of pants casual? What kind of pants style or brand would you recommend.


    ? You want something more casual then Khakis? Sweat pants and the PJs are about the only things less formal then Khakis.
     
  13. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this has been answered many times before...but is it ok to wear a pocket square without a tie? I like wearing jackets and would like to start incorporating PSs for a flash of color, but I don't have many occasions that would warrant a tie....

    I've not really thought about it before but I would avoid the formality of a TV fold without also wearing a tie, but I think you can get away with a silk puff without a tie.
     
  14. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Well-Known Member

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    I saw these To Boot's (Hayden) at Nordstrom's. What does SF think of these? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. dasai

    dasai Well-Known Member

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    Does the Brooks Brothers semi-annual sale also apply to clearance items?

    I'm trying to decide whether to pick up a pair of flannels now or to wait until the end of the month and get two (if they're subject to further discounts).
     
  17. newbie123

    newbie123 Well-Known Member

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    I need a dark blue patterned tie to match with solid charcoal gray and solid white shirt. Is this a decent-looking tie or ugly? If it's ugly, can anybody recommend a dark-blue patterned tie for under $50, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  18. Savoir

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    I need a dark blue patterned tie to match with solid charcoal gray and solid white shirt.

    Is this a decent-looking tie or ugly? If it's ugly, can anybody recommend a dark-blue patterned tie for under $50, thanks!

    [​IMG]


    That tie that will look very decent with a solid and crisp white or light blue shirt. As long as you don't go overboard with patterns, you will be alright.
     
  19. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say about the last shape without some shots from other angles, but they look not to be welted and to have a fairly extreme toe-spring. Proceed with caution...

    They are not welted and have a rubber sole. BUT I am actually looking for some rubber soles for the rain. I need a replacement for my beaters.

    My real concern here is the last shape -- the end about 1/2 to 1" longer on purpose, and the toe spring is more than I'm used to.

    Is this normal on a contemporary 'italian' style shoe, or is this just a bit trashy of a shoe design?

    [​IMG]
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  20. pellle

    pellle New Member

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    Can someone tell me what is the situation with Malford of London? The site is closed and I can't access his thread here. I ordered a suit from him and he sent the wrong size, but now won't answed to my message.. I would just like to change it.
     

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