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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. cliche

    cliche Well-Known Member

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    If I have a pair of shoes that I dont wear so often for months maybe, should I polish them and use cream on them from time to time? Or only before I use them.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

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    Conditioner and a light polish every now and again to keep them hydrated and supple.
     
  3. cliche

    cliche Well-Known Member

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    Oh okay thanks! A have a pair I like alot and forgot about them 3-4 months now. Should I do a little polish on them now or how often?
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Conditioner is more important than polish if you're not wearing them. There is no hard and fast rules about it. I don't know, every month? Try that.
     
  5. Winston S.

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    I took a look through their pattern selection and they seem to be on par with Brooks Brothers, which I feel has a lackluster selection of patterns. I'm assuming quality wise TM Lewin is better than Tyrwhitt and BB?
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

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    No way. BB is much better, at least not the non-iron stuff. Then I would say Tyrwhitt, then Lewin.
     
  7. MTB-85

    MTB-85 Well-Known Member

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    Hi fellas.

    I am searching for my wedding suit, and this navy 3 piece Tiger of Sweden suit fits my body extremely well.. My question is whether or not it sits too tight on my arms. I am have bought a MTM ivory colored shirt with french cuffs for the occasion (not in the pictures), and I have a rather thick wristwatch on as well (the shirt i 1cm wider at the left wrist to make room for this).

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    The size is US:38 EU:48


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    I know my shoulderblades are pretty pronounced, and I can see that the vents on the back are not completely flat... Is the jacket simply too small??

    Here is a picture from the company's website:


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    Since I haven't bought the suit yet this is not really a question about alteration, but I thought it would be best to ask here before I made a whole new "help me with my wedding outfit"-thread......

    PS: They shop charge 1000$ for this suit...

    Any feedback is appreciated.
    -- Morten
     
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  8. Winston S.

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    Overall, pattern selection, or quality?
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I think you will be better off finding a different brand. The suit is very fashion forward, and while it does appear to be a bit tight due to the bowing of the lapels and horizontal pulling here and there I think the cut is wrong for you. Even the pictures from the company's website show a poorly fitting suit on the model. That's a really bad sign. I would shop around and try on some suits that lay cleaner on you. Remember a suits size is measured by the chest, not the shoulders so you have to find something that fits your chest without bowing. The waist can always be taken in.
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

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    Quality. Patterns are lost on me. I don't wear them.
     
  11. AML225

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    By quality in my opinion based on owning a few shirts from each:

    1) tyrwhitt sea island
    Tie for 2) and 3) Brooke's brothers and standard/non-iron Tyrwhitt
    4) tm Lewin

    Mind you the margins are verrrrrry slim. The Tyrwhitt "tailor fit" shirts fit me best and I like their styles better so I go with those. They come with nice brass collar stays and I notice much less loose threading after wearing and washing verse my TM Lewins. Not to mention CT customer service is far superior to TM Lewin who sent me last package without tracking. After 2 weeks with no delivery they basically said "Sorry, give it another month". When I had a problem with some CT shirts I returned I got all kinds of emails from customer service and Nick Wheeler's office and to fox it they altered and had the shirts on my doorstep (I'm in the US) in 5 business days.

    *i apologize for any typos/awkwardness I'm typing this on my tiny phone keyboard.
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    Back when I was a CT shirt guy, my sea islands from them lasted about 5 washes, then they emerged shredded cloth with cuffs and a collar tangled in. Just sayin.
     
  13. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Well-Known Member

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    My sister's wedding is coming up and I'm trying to use this as an excuse to get some new apparel. I already have a pair of Allen Edmonds Strands in Walnut... beautiful shoe and I'm thinking of wearing that.

    Now I just need suggestions for a full canvased suit at a good value at the $500-$800 ish pricepoint. I'm thinking something like Suit Supply?

    I also need some recommendations for an odd grey trouser. What would be a good material for my first 'substantial' pair of pants, and who should I buy it from? I'm thinking something from Epaulet, but I'm certainly open to suggestions.
     
  14. likeaboss

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    I appreciate the lesson :satisfied:. Somehow it didn't even cross my mind to e-mail Clarks directly :embar:.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

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    For the suit go to Brooks Brothers when they have a sale and get the Fitzgerald. You can get it for your price point on sale. They go on sale often. For trousers get a mid grey worsted from brooks as well.
     
  16. CruzAzul

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    Wow. Miss the point by a few miles, did you?

    Lots of clothing items are extremely versatile. That doesn't mean they have to be every man's uniform.
     
  17. ANGRYKOREAMAN

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    http://i.imgur.com/O9NmS.jpg I was wondering where i can find a similar shirt in terms of the size of the squares and color price range is 100ish i geuss. ive looked everywhere and all i can find is micro ginghams:(
     
  18. HansderHund

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    Sorry, my post got a bit buried. With what could I wear with this casually? Thanks!
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  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Light blue OCBD shirt and mid-light grey trousers.
     
  20. HansderHund

    HansderHund Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I've been think/struggling, and you came up with something quick and simple! I really appreciate it!!
     

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