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

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Probably best discussed in the Health forum, mate.
     


  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    That will be fine, enjoy your wedding.
     


  3. amathew

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    I have two Harvie and Hudson dress shirts that I recently noticed were really creased up. I had hand washed both of them and hung them to dry, and I must have not been careful because they each are incredibly creased up with lines. I tried to iron one this morning and had little luck getting it smooth.

    Can I fix this issue simply by throwing it in the washing machine and washing them in cold water? I really hope the shirts aren't ruined.
     


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    Anyone who are familiar with Barba Napoli's sizing of shirts? I already own a Barba polo shirt, sized to 48 EU, will 16 US fit me nicely, or do I have to go down to a 15.75?
     


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    White is versatile like heck, love my white sc [​IMG]
     


  6. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Maybe someone knows a little about jewellry.

    I've been given one ring and one brooch. Both are stamped as 585 gold. I won't get to visit a jeweller to estimate them in the next few weeks, so I figured maybe someone of you could give a first rough estimate on whether they're likely junk other than the gold value (which I guess :p) or not.

    Ring, 6.3 grams.

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    Brooch, 7.3 grams

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    closing mechanism works perfectly fine
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    I've lurked here for some time and have learned quite a bit. I'd like to purchase my first good suit and I'm going the ebay/used route as my financial standing does not match my tastes/desires. I missed a really wonderful Armani recently by a few dollars just yesterday so now I'm looking agressively. I've come across the following listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190696415464

    While the authenticity is all but certain and the measurements seem perfect, I'm trying to decide if I like the fabric and, furthermore, if this model is excessively outdated. I *think* I like it but something is giving me a bit of pause, but I suspect that might be because I was expecting to find a charcoal or subtle pinstripe suit. Oh esteemed style gurus, what say you?
     


  8. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I imagine an EU48 will have something of a neck around 15.5-15.75.
     


  9. Gosroth

    Gosroth Senior member

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    How snugg should a shoe fit when I try it on in the store?

    If I can feel the shoe fit against the heel when I stand and feel it tighten up against the heel when I walk, is that I sign that I should size up half a size?
     


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    Depends on your feet and preference and shoe material (type of leather). Those of us with toughened feet due to wearing leather shoes for a good amount of time can be perfectly comfy in an initially snug fitting shoe. Tenderfoots may need to size up as you feet will get larger during the day.
     
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    This is so true. I like 'em tight to almost painful when brand new. After a dozen wears or so they become just snug - which how I like them.

    But I've been wearing leather shoes my whole life. I grew up in the era when properly fitted leather shoes were considered important to the growth of healthy feet. Don't know if there is any truth to this or not - but my feet are certainly well adapted to leather shoes.

    Can't relate to the young men of today who approach a leather soled shoe as if it is some exotic beast from a far away land.
     


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    The younguns call them "hard bottoms" as if they hurt to wear.
     


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    Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but...
    -navy blazer
    -unstructured
    -unlined (or only partially lined)
    -super casual
    -$200 or less

    I'm looking for something matching the above criteria. Any recommendations?
     


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    Thanks for the input. My preference is a rather snugg fit, and this case it's essential since the shoes in questions are loafers (still deciding between boxcalf and suede)

    In this case however, I did get a white blister on my right heel from walking maybe two dozen steps on the store carpet (left foot was perfectly comfortable, I suspect I have a minor difference in feet size), so maybe I'm overdoing it.

    Let me ask this way: if I a shoe is comfortable while standing up and feels tight (not painfull, but still enough to cause a blister initially)), while walking, can I safetly assume it will break in eventually?

    What material (suede vs. boxcalf) have a greater chance to break in sucsessfully?
     
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    I wouldn't buy a shoe that caused my foot to blister after a few dozen steps. What brand of shoes were these?
     


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