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

  1. whiskeybeard

    whiskeybeard Senior Member

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    Is there any place to get a dress shirt in downtown LA? I'm here for a wedding (tomorrow evening), and the shirt I brought was ruined by the cleaners. Unfortunately I'm a little short on time and mobility, so any suggestions for things reasonably nearby would be much appreciated.
     


  2. Essential

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    Below I have attached a picture of a tag on the back of my chinos. I don't like the label and want to get it removed. Will it cost a lot (DIY- friendly perhaps?) and will it look good if I take it off or will it be entirely messed up? Thanks in advance.

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  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Distinguished Member

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    Just cut the stitching and take it off. The stitches may leave some marks in the fabric, though a bit of steam can help to close them up.
     


  4. Essential

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    My mom said that would mess it up :p I'm taking it that she's wrong? The holes for the stitching are a bit small. Is there a good tool to loop into the holes? (P.S. I just saw my Dentek teeth cleaning kit and it seems that it might possible work though I'm not too sure)
     


  5. Sanguis Mortuum

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    To pick out the stitching? A seam ripper:

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  6. Essential

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    I have the set above. I did a test run with the tool on the right and it seems to be able to pull the thread up. The tool I have is alright right? (this whole thing is kind of frivolous but I wanna be sure haha)
     


  7. Jay21

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    Are pockets on dress shirts a matter of preference or are there rules (i.e. should dress shirts have pockets?)
     


  8. Jay21

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    I just started building my wardrobe and really like Charles Tyrwhitt shirts.

    Here's some that aren't solids that you may want to consider:

    http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirt...SWT|||||407,||||||||&sortBy=Price (Ascending)

    http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirt...WIN|||||407,||||||||&sortBy=Price (Ascending)

    http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirt...|407,||||||||&sortBy=Price (Ascending)&page=5
     


  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Purely preference, though some maintain dress shirts should not have a pocket. That is a holdover from a time when most men wore vests. More formal shirts certainly should not have a pocket. Personally, I tend to get shirts with barrel cuffs with a breast pocket, and shirts with french cuffs without.
     


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    I'm sorry .. this might sound stupid .. but where can i ask a question about john lobb shoes .. thank you in advance
     


  12. doughboysc

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    You would be better off with a skinny necktie 2.25" to 2.75" inches. And a little semi-spread as well. :)
     


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    +1
     


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    On a pair of cotton twill slacks like this the stitching holes really will not be visible after a washing or two. I am with you on taking the label off, BTW.
     


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