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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. Spurious

    Spurious Senior member

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    No idea on the impact of your decision, but if you go ahead and wear your own, Tell him ahead of time that the shoes didnt fit you or w/e excuse you make.
     
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  2. AmericanGent

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    Are they 1980's stone-washed jeans?

    Kidding- I'm not sure!? Strange.
     
  3. atoms

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    Thank you to everyone who responded to my shoe question. Good ideas and advice to consider.
     
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  4. emsf

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    Can you wear tweed pants with a cashmere jacket or is flannel a better choice?
     
  5. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

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    after polishing your shoes...about how long does the polish last until you have to re-polish them
     
  6. TheBurnOut

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    That depends on a lot of things- I only polish my shoes a couple of times per year.

    However, I have a dozen pairs in my rotation, I don't wear a pair two days in a row, I have a couple of pairs of foul weather shoes and I hit each pair with the brush before I put them away.
     
  7. Frankie22

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    Question(s) for the New Yorkers

    Good alterations tailor in the soho/tribeca area? If not available, who's closest to soho that can slim pants and do other simple alterations competently?

    Is Bambhis the move with regard to complicated work on high end jackets? I've got a mtm jacket that needs some love after getting into summer shape.
     
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  9. TheBurnOut

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    Those look like they had the old spring style trees like these-

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    They will sometimes give the shoe an odd shape.
     
  10. sanchito

    sanchito Well-Known Member

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    Gross...do you think they can be re worked with a proper shoe tree or are they done?
     
  11. TheBurnOut

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    I'd keep looking.

    There's always a pair of park aves for $100. It's not a bad deal, but it's not a once in a lifetime deal, either.
     
  12. sinnedk

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    Awesome...thanks for the reality check...I figured as much, just wanted it confirmed by someone that's a little more seasoned....
     
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    Hi there, I have fallen with love with a vintage coat on eBay. Problem is, I don't know if it will fit. I normally wear a mens XXL in most items, and the coat is a tagged 46. This means it would be iffy. But the measurements the seller gives leads me to think it might fit, as they are quite generous (50+ for waist and hips).
    Can anyone give me an advice about whether this would fit? I asked my seamstress Grandmother about the weird sizing, but she didn't have a clue.
    Any help would be REALLY appreciated!

    Here is the seller's description, for your reference



    It is marked size 46, measures a 58 inch chest, 56 inch hips, and it is 36 inches long down the center back from the neck seam. It is in great condition, the most minor of flaws being pencil eraser sized balding spots, one on the back of each sleeve. Shipping will be $16.85.​
     
  16. othertravel

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    Cross post from another thread:

    I recently purchased a Paul Smith London suit. Fits great and is half canvassed. But I was curious as to who makes the suits for Paul Smith London. Here's the pic of the inner tag:

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    Here is a tag from a different Paul Smith suit (photo credit to Pocketcircle):

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    Who are these companies?
     
  17. emptyvase

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    My quick question: Is wearing a cotton blazer (such as this) in a business casual workplace acceptable? Or should it be left for casual wear only?
     
  18. Spurious

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    I am looking for a messenger bag and a weekender.
    Buget is between $250/200€ and $500/400€.

    Any brands I should be looking at? Filson is an obvious one, any other brands?
     
  19. Dark Knot

    Dark Knot Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A solid navy blue tie or a red tie with a hint of blue in it could work. I would avoid stripes unless you can find a striped tie where the stripes are fairly wide apart. You can see more insight into this at my men's formalwear fashion blog: http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com
     
  20. Xtra

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    Any suggestions for sweaters of good value? Good value in this context meaning good cloth (pref. wool) and decent construction for 200$ pr. sweater. If the sweater is very durable, I might stretch my limit to 300$.

    Slim fit and no details. (Nothing larger/more noticeable than the PRL logo on their sweaters/other items) Anyone know of any manufacturers that spring to mind that present decent/good value? If possible, with regular shipping to Europe/Norway, but I can manage a proxy as well.

    I've had some PRL sweaters, but they really don't hold up well. At least that's my experience with both thin merino wool ones and somewhat thicker wool sweaters I have had from PRL. Also tried sweaters from HM and different local vendors here in my hometown, but they rarely hold up nicely.

    I will try to get a hold of the Inverallan 6A as I think that's a nice sweater of good quality, but any other good suggestions?
     
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