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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. lee_44106

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    I have a few pairs of C&J handgrade a few more of the AS Exclusive. I put the AS Exclusive slightly ahead of the Handgrade range.
     


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    This is saying something - as the AS Exclusives currently cost a good bit less than C&J Handgrade.

    I will say that the one pair of AS Exclusives that I own have impressed me greatly. The leather is on par with G&G. The soles are Oak Bark tanned leather, closed channel and nicely finished. Sole edges and heels better shaped and finished than a C&J benchgrade.

    All in all I say the AS Exclusives are a stellar value amongst the English shoes in their price point.
     
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    G., why can't you simply say 'heels'? My goodness, man.
     


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    corrected and thank you. spelling has never been one of my stronger skills. seems so arbitrary.
     


  5. StormRider

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    How much shorter should a casual untucked shirt be compared to a tucked shirt? I've heard 1" - 2" from various places.

    Thanks.
     


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    There is no definitive lenght, but I guess that'd be about right in most cases
     


  7. Stone34

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    Hi Nicola,

    Who measured you? The maker?
    YES... The maker measured me in person. I didn't want to self measure to make sure it was done right. So I made sure to meet them so this would NOT happen. Yet it did.

    If the maker took the measurements it's their suit and their problem. The less involved they were the less it's their problem.
    The maker was 100% totally involved.

    I'm still waiting to hear from them about how to resolve this... any thoughts???
     


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    If the maker measured you in-person, and the suit doesn't fit, take it back and ask them for a new one or to fix the one they made. Depending on how off it is, they may be able to let it out in some places. If it is very "off" then they need to remake from scratch. If you post some picks (feel free to blur out or cut off your head) we would be better able to advise you.

    If they refuse, personally, I would contest the charge with my credit card company (assuming that is how you paid). Also, if they don't make it right, I would urge you to post the name of the place on this board so that no one else has to go through the same thing.
     


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    Absolutely not. Alfred Sargent Exclusive Grade shoes are Goodyear welted.
     
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    Really? It sounds as if you know the line very well, and I do not. Yet from the photo there does not seem to be room for a Goodyear welt in the stack.
     


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    Thank you for your comments.

    The Suit is very off. It is either too short in the jacket or way too tight in the pants. I took it to a Tailor and they said they absolutely can NOT fix it and it's un-wearable because you can't make the jacket body longer. And the pants don't have enough fabric to let out.

    Yes I did pay with credit card but I am hoping the maker honors their work and still waiting to hear from them.
    The maker took all the measurements and were informed of my concerns and they still got it wrong.

    But I am giving them a chance to do the honorable thing and that is why I'm NOT posting who. I have no problem with letting someone fix their mistake so we can get it done right. I'm hopeful that will be the outcome.

    I was just curious to hear your comments because I do NOT think I should have to pay for anything to have it remade from scratch since I didn't do any measurements and met with them to ensure it was done right. I deferred to their expertise. I just don't want to hear them say, yeah we'll remake but I still have to pay. I don't think that would be fair.

    So thanks for your reply.
     


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    I'm after some good quality polo shirt. Something without some logo on the breast. My first option is Sunspel, is it good and is it worth the price or can I get something better then that?
     


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    http://www.kentwang.com/polos

    Some of the best polos out there :)
     


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