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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. Getzione

    Getzione Well-Known Member

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    Hi, guys. I was hoping one of you could help me identify this shoe;

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    Im pretty sure its the Santoni Lambert Oxford, but I cant seem to find the light brown shade anywhere.

    If anyone knows where they might be found, that would be great.
    (pref. online)

    thanks.
     
  2. DWFII

    DWFII Well-Known Member

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    I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I couldn't find an answer in the FAQ nor any subforum which deals specifically with this kind of question.

    I post to several other forums which use the same software as SF. I have no problem posting photos to them using the "insert image" link. I store my photos on the server that hosts my website and domain name. This works everytime there is no risk that the photo will be deleted as too old by such services as Imageshack (I see literally hundreds of missing photos from imageshack in the shoeporn thread).

    However, when I do this in this forum all I get in "Preview" is a hyperlink...albeit it is a valid hyperlink (so I know the address is correct).

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  3. Reinhold

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    Getzione,

    I'm not able to identify that particular shoe, but if you're looking for a double monk you should consider Sid Mashburn of Atlanta. His version is custom made for him and is made by Alfred Sargeant. I've seen it in person, and it's a very impressive and beautiful shoe. He doesn't do online orders but you can call the store and they'll mail you the shoes. His store has excellent customer service. Here's the link, just click on the dress shoe link and the monk straps will be the first ones.

    http://www.sidmashburn.com/products.html
     
  4. Spastic_Koala

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    Does anyone know much about Mauro Grifoni suits? I did a search here and there isn't much information (pretty much nothing at all). I don't know if that's worrisome. Also, any input/thoughts on this particular suit would be very helpful. Thanks! http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/MAURO+...A/sts/sr_men80
     
  5. Torre

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    Quick question about the care of a moleskin or camel hair coat. How do you prolong its life and is there anything you can do when wear starts to show the weave underneath the soft pile? Thanks.
     
  6. jcriswel

    jcriswel Well-Known Member

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    I have a few sweaters (cashmere, wool) that spent the summer on a hanger in my closet. Now it seems like all the shoulders have a bump where the hanger stretched them. Is there any way to fix this?

    First, as I am sure that you have surmised, sweaters are meant to be folded when not worn - do not put them on hangers. Second, to remove those bumps, have them dry cleaned, or wash them in wool lite (by hand in a sink) and dry them on a flat surface like a carpet or on the bed with a blanket or something similar covering the bed.

    When you dry the sweater in this manner, "block" it out. What I mean is shape the sweater into its natural state while still wet, smoothing out all wrinkles as you go. Leave it in its blocked condition until completely dry. DO NOT under any circumstances put a sweater in the dryer. If you do, you will be buying a new replacement sweater.
     
  7. jcriswel

    jcriswel Well-Known Member

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    I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I couldn't find an answer in the FAQ nor any subforum which deals specifically with this kind of question.

    I post to several other forums which use the same software as SF. I have no problem posting photos to them using the "insert image" link. I store my photos on the server that hosts my website and domain name. This works everytime there is no risk that the photo will be deleted as too old by such services as Imageshack (I see literally hundreds of missing photos from imageshack in the shoeporn thread).

    However, when I do this in this forum all I get in "Preview" is a hyperlink...albeit it is a valid hyperlink (so I know the address is correct).

    What am I doing wrong?


    I think you might be leaving out the tags.
     
  8. Cognacad

    Cognacad Well-Known Member

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    I usually wear my sleeves around 34-35 inches (measure from the upper back). What does that usually translate into just sleeve length for a shirt? Sometimes I see shirts advertised as 24" sleeves, obviously that is not from the upper back! So where would I stand roughly?
     
  9. luftvier

    luftvier Well-Known Member

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    I usually wear my sleeves around 34-35 inches (measure from the upper back). What does that usually translate into just sleeve length for a shirt? Sometimes I see shirts advertised as 24" sleeves, obviously that is not from the upper back! So where would I stand roughly?

    I recommend buying a cloth tape measure and measuring from your shoulder to your wrist. That will give you the best length for you.
     
  10. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    I usually wear my sleeves around 34-35 inches (measure from the upper back). What does that usually translate into just sleeve length for a shirt? Sometimes I see shirts advertised as 24" sleeves, obviously that is not from the upper back! So where would I stand roughly?

    34-35 is a shirt sleeve measurement taken from the center point of the yoke where the collar meets the shirt, over the shoulder down the length of the arm. Best to follow the natural curve of the arm to about 1 1/2" below your wrist bone. That is the only way to accurately measure a shirt sleeve although some may measure with the arm raised and bent at the elbow, they are relatively similar. 24 may come from measuring from the shoulder seam (sleeve sewn onto shirt body at top of sleeve) to the bottom of the cuff. This will not transfer to an accurate measurement due to the variation of yoke measurements. If half the yoke measurement is 10, you have a 34" sleeve. If half the yoke measurement is 11", you have a 35" sleeve. The inch may make a difference on how well the sleeve length works for you.
     
  11. Cognacad

    Cognacad Well-Known Member

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    Yes I understand the difference in measuring and I know that taking into account yoke size is important, I am just curious since often in posts here when people sell shirts they state sleeve length as 23 1/4" for instance or 27. I guess I will just have to measure my other shirts and see what the average is. I am assuming its the inseam of the arm?
     
  12. Despos

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    Yes I understand the difference in measuring and I know that taking into account yoke size is important, I am just curious since often in posts here when people sell shirts they state sleeve length as 23 1/4" for instance or 27. I guess I will just have to measure my other shirts and see what the average is. I am assuming its the inseam of the arm?

    That will not be accurate because depth/height of armhole will differ with every make and that changes the length. There is really only one way to measure the length for accuracy and even then there is variation.
     
  13. ozonetrash

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  14. 1969

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    Can I wear a white dress shirt with pinstripes, with a pinstripe suit?
     
  15. sploosh

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  16. Cary Grant

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    Can I wear a white dress shirt with pinstripes, with a pinstripe suit?

    Sure- if the pinstripes are of a contrasting width or distance apart or both.
     
  17. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    Can I wear a white dress shirt with pinstripes, with a pinstripe suit?

    Yes, but make sure there's enough difference in the patterns and either don't wear a tie, or a solid tie. generally between suit, shirt, and tie, max 2 should have a pattern of some sort, unless the third is very subtle.
     
  18. Cognacad

    Cognacad Well-Known Member

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    Could someone please do me a favor and write out the approximate measurements on what a "slim fit" 15.5/34-35 shirt would be? I don't have one handy and I want to buy a shirt from a friend of mine online quickly.

    Thanks!
     
  19. Flame

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    How come all my khaki trousers have light orange stains after few months of wear????
     
  20. afn33282

    afn33282 New Member

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    Hullo! First post.

    Please help me identify this tie knot! It looks like an elongated, symmetrical four-in-hand. The tie exits the knot very narrow-ly, before unfolding gracefully to its full width. Very elegant, and I'm dying to know which one it is...

    I first noticed it in some early Monty Python's Flying Circus episodes, when they were still dressing mostly Oxbridge/UK trad, (before they went a bid mod). Some gorgeous clothes in those episodes-- e.g. here--tho this is not the knot in question, I think.

    And then, it seemed to be the same one in the new Harry Potter movie--certainly here, and possibly here, here, and here, though I'm not sure about these last three.

    Last example is here, on satirical news site The Onion, (stripe/white, worn by news anchor [Michael Bannon]).

    Thank you so much in advance!
     

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