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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. JBMarce21

    JBMarce21 Well-Known Member

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  2. fbgm4l

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    For suit jackets does fully lined and fully canvassed mean the same thing or are they different?
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Totally different. Lining is just the fabric covering the inside of your suit, usually a shiny material. I think it adds weight to your suit.

    Canvassing deals with the construction of the jacket; some canvas is placed under the wool to help the jacket maintain its shape.
     
  4. fbgm4l

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    Thanks. I'm also having a little dilemma here you may be able to offer some advice on. I ordered a charcoal gray Benjamin suit from ehaberdasher. Very nice suit and I love the color, unfortunately it's too small on me. The only Benjamin they have in my size is the medium gray, but it seems from what I've read charcoal or navy's the way to go. I'm not wearing it for work if that matters, just want a suit to wear to nice places. I'm also pretty pale and have heard medium gray is more of a summer color. The other option is going to Brooks Brothers and paying more money, but I could get the charcoal gray I like.

    So I guess my main question is how do Brooks Brothers suits (1818) compare in quality to Benjamin? And any other advice you could offer with regards to the colors. I'm also on a short time frame so waiting for ehaberdasher to restock isn't really an option.
     
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    I bought a pair of Allen Edmonds in dark brown and one is a lighter shade than the other. This is my first pair of good shoes. Should I take them back or is this normal? If I polish them will they be cool?
     
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    post pictures
     
  7. agp

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    Can anyone recommend a pair of brown leather lace-ups (with rubber sole) that I can wear in the winter and won't worry about them getting ruined in the snow?
     
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    price range?
     
  9. agp

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    <$200, the cheaper the better. Looking for something that looks like the shoe in my avatar, but more casual.
     
  10. ironduke

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    Does dark brown corduroy 5 pocket trousers go relatively well with black 3/4 length wool coat? I have no country colour clothings on my autumn/winter wardrobe so either that, or I should buy some country colour sweaters.
     
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    Is this a new or used pair of shoes that you bought? Looks like a lot of dark buildup on the right shoe, maybe some renomat or shampoo can help. But if they were bought new, and you like them, you can try darkening the left shoe with some cream and polish to match.
     
  13. Cajal

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    Hi StyleForum - I'm a newbie to both the forum and men's fashion, and have been trying to slowly improve my wardrobe. At the moment, I'm interested in getting some ankle boots - and I'm curious if I'm on the right track in terms of identifying quality products. I'm attracted to this pair of chukkas, and plan on exploring a bit to see if I can find a comparable pair for less expensive...thoughts?



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  14. clarksdb

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    Hey I just bought the Park Avenues in 10 D as well and bought shoe trees from AE directly. They chose a medium shoe tree and it fits perfectly. Go with medium.
     
  15. clarksdb

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    So I bought 3 trousers, all the same fit but in different colors and fabric. These were close to $200 each, so I don't want them ruined by taking them to a place that doesn't know what they're doing but I also don't want to go to a place which will cost an arm and a leg. Kind of looking for that middle ground where there is value.

    Anyways, I have to let the waist out probably an inch, have them hemmed as they are all with an unfinished hem, and perhaps cuff them. What is the price I should be looking at per pant to have these 3 things done? I'm assuming cuffing them costs too, correct? I've been to this one place before which charged $20 to hem a pant I had. Will seem like an awful lot if I take it to the same place and have all 3 hemmed plus all the other stuff.

    Lastly, is there a general rule with cuffs as to how many inches they should be? I am 6'0 and 155 lbs if that matters. I want them to look neat, not too big or small, if that makes sense.
     
  16. ironman5151

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    Are you OCD about matching cloths name brands?

    Should they all be the same or can you mix Jose bank pants with brooks brothers shirts?
     
  17. Gdot

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    Only if you wish to be struck down by lightening!
     
  18. james4321

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    Do you go running in jeans?
     
  20. james4321

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    nope , i donno if the question was sarcastic but i like wearing running shoes with jeans to college cuz i feel more comfortable in them. I am just trying to figure out the shoes that look less weird with jeans
     

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