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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. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Well-Known Member

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    I bought an ISAIA jacket size 48 (normally i wear 50), measurement seems OK but the waist. Thank you very much for the quick and clear answer.

    Merry Christmas,
    Andrew
     
  2. UscGamecock12

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    I've been looking for a good Navy Birdseye Suit but I am having some problems finding some. I see Brooks Brothers doesn't have one, I was hoping so with that sale. Any recommendations?
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    If the jacket is unlined or half lined, you see how much material is in the side seam. Measure that across and you'll be able to estimate how much room you have.

    If it's lined, you'll have to ask a tailor
     
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  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Going to do a blind buy from Herring shoes

    Which of these Church lasts (73, 93, 100) looks most similar to the Crockett Draycott on the far right?

    My foot needs a very wide toebox, especially in the small toe area. Draycott fits nicely, no blisters.

    It looks to my eyes like the 93 last is the narrowest.

    Width order goes: 100 > 73 > 93


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  5. dragon8

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    93 looks the most similiar but 73 looks to be a good fit though.
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    One of their Saxxon fabrics is what I consider to be a birdseye. It may be the one that they call "Tic" in their descriptions, but I can't see enough detail in their photos to be sure. It is a dark blue which moves toward a slate blue, but is not as dark as BB navy.
     
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  7. blswinef

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    I've got a pair of Velvet Stubbs and Wootton smoking slippers...is there any product that can be used to keep them clean? I know Scotchgard isn't a good idea for velvet. I've also got a pair made out of taprestry, like what you hang on a wall, basically carpet...can I scotchgard those or use a dif product?
     
  8. Denim

    Denim Well-Known Member

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    Whats the big deal with 3 button suits? Just wanted gain knowledge from this area
     
  9. mkarim

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    They're okay if you are tall, since they make the wearer look shorter. They're not as classic and timeless as the 2-button.
     
  10. Denim

    Denim Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... Can't I get the tailor to make it look like a 2 button though? Have some suits on sale at my store and was thinking bout grabbing a dark gray 3 button and a 2 button navy
     
  11. dragon8

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    I love 3 button suit and I think they are more timeless than 2 button. It seems to "fill out" the suit better.


    Why go to all that trouble and just not button the top button?
     
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  12. Denim

    Denim Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering thoughts on this... I'm a rookie with suits lol so I'm tryna soak up a lot of knowledge here and there. Ill probably keep it 3 button just to have a different look.

    Just making sure there isn't a certain occasion to wear it and etc
     
  13. deadAngle

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    A 3-button is actually more versatile than a 2-button because you can fasten only the centre button to get a similar button stance, or fasten the top button as well for more formal occasions (or windy days). No special occasion is required of course, but 3-buttons are best with some horsehair canvas in the front to get a good lapel roll. A sharply pressed lapel is murder on the versatility of a 3-button. Tailoring to get the 2-button look is not required. I've got a marvellous 3-button late 50's/early 60's sportcoat in a small black/orange houndstooth with a subtle blue windowpane pattern (trust me, the fabric isn't as loud as it sounds) and it's surprisingly enough become a staple of my day-to-day wardrobe. I just button it wherever my mood dictates and away I go.
     
  14. ctu92

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    I've got a picture of a sport shirt here i'm dying to find the brand of. Any chance anyone might recognize the brand or might be willing to help out? It has a light blue/white check pattern, white inner collar, white trim down the button pannel, and bright blue buttons. Anyone have an idea?


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    Thanks!
     
  15. jrd617

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  16. ctu92

    ctu92 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response! Do you recognize it or is that just a guess? Surely someone here has hopefully come across it!
     
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    Hey guys,

    I got a great briefcase from a friend. He doesn't remember where he got it and there is no mention of a brand name on it. It only says "City Line" on the front and there is an inscription on the inside that says "citare questo numero incaso di reclamo 3". It also says "made in italy" on the zippers. The leather feels great and I'm just curious whether anyone can point me towards the maker?
     
  18. eddiecibrian

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    Will ralph lauren have a after christmas sale and how much discount usually?
    Also where can i get chisel toe dress shoes under 200?
     
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  19. foxyfox

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    Can I wear all black with a cream or chocolate blazer?
     
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