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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. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    Disaster waiting to happen. Though it's almost impossible to do with 100% certainty online, it should always be remembered to rank the following factors in order when purchasing a jacket: the shoulders, the length, the sleeve length (only if functioning buttons), the collar stance. That's just the beginning guide, but most everything on a jacket can be easily tailored (or at least inexpensively so) other than those things.
     
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  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    +1 with Gdot. Also, almost all of RLPL's offerings instruct you to have them dry cleaned. This is due to the high quality of the fabrics used in most of the garments. You wouldn't want to spend $500 on pants only to have the delicate material shrivel on a line.
     
  3. Abstraktmind

    Abstraktmind Well-Known Member

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    Ebay it is.. :-(
     
  4. viator

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    Thanks for the replies. I guess I figured that linen pants could be treated just like cotton pants, but it seems I figured wrong.
     
  5. RicPac

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    where can i get nice leather watch straps?? my father left me a movado but it has a woven strap and i would like to change it.
     
  6. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Well-Known Member

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    If you order something in store at BB, do they charge shipping? I'm hoping they're like Nordstrom, and they don't...:slayer:
     
  7. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    Jewelers that sell nice watches usually sell them.
     
  8. cptjeff

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    Doesn't matter. There's no difference between the two other than the fabrics and patterns used. If you find that it's impossible to determine, then it's more than fine to wear it as a sportcoat. There are a few things that are pretty much certain tells in either direction, but that jacket has none of them, so it could be either.
     
  9. tim_horton

    tim_horton Well-Known Member

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    What is the definition of a "silk neat" tie? I see this term floating around but never knew what it meant, other than that the tie looks nifty. :D And the term is too vague for Google.
     
  10. NOBD

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    Silk knit?
     
  11. tim_horton

    tim_horton Well-Known Member

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    No, silk NEAT. Ed is using the term in the latest Panta thread.
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    Well is it? A neat tie?
     
  13. tim_horton

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    You are dead to me.
     
  14. Filipe

    Filipe Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking around for my first pair of wingtips. I live in Portugal so Allen Edmonds shoes are out of the picture. What european brands/models should I choose in the 200€ range?
     
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  15. NOBD

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    Okay. I have no idea.
     
  16. antikantian

    antikantian Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone willing to help me price these shoes for B&S? They are Aberdeen lasted Alden's in cordovan. I haven't worn this pair since 2002, so I think it's time they go to someone who might actually wear them. The Aberdeen last just doesn't look right on my foot. How do they look in terms of condition? This is my only pair of shoes in cordovan - they have a few tiny little raised dots or bubbles near the toe crease - is this normal? They are indeed quite small, and only noticeable upon very close inspection.

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  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    I'll give you $20 for them. Cold hard cash! :smarmy:
     
  18. eobet

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    I know that nice suit jackets have canvas under their lining, but this strange thing which I just got seems to have the lining hanging out... it's a name designer jacket, but surely this can't be done on purpose?

    Is it like this because they want you to alter it before wearing it for the first time?

    Going to take it to a tailor tomorrow, but unfortunately I'm stuck in the middle of southern Sweden right now, and I'm afraid the tailors around here aren't exactly Savile Row... (though this might be a silly assumption, I'm fairly sure there doesn't exist a jacket in this price range in this town and never has).

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  19. NaTionS

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    Where would be the best and cheapest place to buy a plain white pocket square?
     
  20. zerostyle

    zerostyle Well-Known Member

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    Dumb question:

    I have a linen shirt that fits me like a blouse.

    Is it worth having a linen shirt taken in at the waist/chest a bit, or linen not really a good fabric to bother doing this?
     

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