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  1. wdahab

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    It's often forgotten that shell cordovan is, counterintuitively, finished flesh-side-out. So while that may look like a tear, it might actually just be a non-structural separation on the flesh like you'd see on suede. It's especially likely since its not in a stress point, it's just in a flex...
  2. wdahab

    Ring Jacket

    That was helpful, especially that it doesn't have the armholes as high as the 254/253. That's one of the features of the 253 that I love so much, because they just feel like a perfect natural fit for my motion, without being tight in the chest.
  3. wdahab

    Ring Jacket

    I don't personally, but every measurement I've found has the chest about 10cm narrower than the 253 fit which fits me perfectly... has put me off even trying it.
  4. wdahab

    The best Oxford shirt

    Came across this question, and the arcane knowledge is: iron it while it's still wet straight out of the washing machine, and *then* hang dry. Night and day difference, vs trying to iron it after it's dried. I asked my cleaners how they get my OCBDs so perfectly pressed, and they told me this...
  5. wdahab

    The unofficial NMWA Buy/Sell Thread (a.k.a. second chance thread)

    What he said, though with some caveats. I have 3 Chamula handknits in an XL (I'm usually a M/L). 2 fit great, if an easy fit. My ivory one, similarly, is too big and has too big of a neck opening. Need to put it up for sale, honestly. The gold fishermans, and the brown turtleneck, both fit...
  6. wdahab

    The Alden Buy, Sell, Trade (B/S/T) Thread

    WTB Brooks Bros black shell LHS or a pair of 987, 11.5D
  7. wdahab

    Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy

    My experience on EG sizing is that their labeled US size is 1/2 smaller than a true US size, and their UK sizing is TTS (corresponding to the official conversions of US - 1 = UK). So, for me, an 11UK/11.5US E fit is true to a 11UK E fit, and corresponds more to a 12D US Brannock measurement...
  8. wdahab

    Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy

    I have 303E Rosewood veldt galways and 303E london grain newmarkets. Both fit amazingly, I love them. The 202E I find has a shallower toe box (vertically, so that my big toe feels like it grazes the top of the shop) but otherwise it fits somewhat the same. With my Galways, I do not have any...
  9. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    I’ve mentioned this a couple times, but on the Rotas brooklyn and manhattan fits, a longer inseam or significantly longer allowance. Not enough with the usual length + allowance for an average guy to cuff, and my tailor had difficulty even getting a plain 30.5” inseam on one of the pairs.
  10. wdahab

    RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

    In my experience with Rancourt, all the "wear for the stretch" guidance is wrong, if you have your actual Brannock size down. I'm a 12D Brannock, and I wear a 12D Rancourt in all fits. It's absolutely perfect, no heel slip while plenty of room in front of my toes, no stretching needed or...
  11. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    The way that Jamieson's labels/labeled things, that would either be a 36 or 38. 40 used to be L, now seems to be M, and 42 used to be XL now L. I do like to go with my actual chest size, so I'm an actual 41" and take a 42 Jamiesons's (and usually a 42R/52IT jacket) so that might also help?
  12. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    Can confirm that the numbers fit exactly like the numbers used to, even though the letters have changed. Wife declared "I don't like inside out garments" so the reverse Duke is going back, but the Duke vest is staying, and I'm picking up the awesome gray/brown/black fair isle instead. Also got...
  13. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    My order is already shipped from this morning.
  14. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    Heaven help me. Maybe too many complaints! I just bought a 42 with the XL last month so this would have to be a new change. But at least that helps explain why I was confused. Also, for what it's worth, Jamieson's of Shetland are easily the best deal in Shetland sweaters, it's amazing how good...
  15. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    Great feedback, though I have several Jamieson's, so I'm familiar with how I like them to fit standardly. For me the 42 (labeled on the attached tag) does fit how you say, but if you look at the neck tag, it probably says that sweater is an XL. (Though I personally find the classic medium at J...
  16. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    Bought a couple of Jamieson's, including the Duke reverse because, just, obvsly. Just double checking that your size listing is their normal sizing convention where a 40" on their attached label has a L on the sweaters tag, and a 42" has an XL on the tag, and when you say "size up" you are...
  17. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    The most important thing to remember is the NMWA are just some guys doing their best with a popular shop and a lot of stuff. Their CS is *superb* as is their returns policy, but they sometimes are in high demand. And as long as you reached out to them within the needed timeframe, I'd be shocked...
  18. wdahab

    Le De Bonne Facture Thread

    My experience with many really good tailors is they often insist that a thread pulled through enough times will hold and they don't need knots to really secure it. "Don't worry, that won't fall off, I've been doing this for 50 years!"
  19. wdahab

    Le De Bonne Facture Thread

    No lining issues, but my inner button (the one that's reversed and holds the buttons secure) came undone within a couple of wears, without me even using it (fortunately I caught it before I lost it). And the other buttons don't necessarily seem like they are that well secured, honestly.
  20. wdahab

    ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

    Yeah like the pic puller_mica posted. Keeps the whole thing tucked in a little bit and keeps them from getting caught in doors as much.

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