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  1. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    My dress shoe front tip portion of the sole is wearing down pretty fast, is this normal or am I wearing them too much? Should I use toe taps?
     


  2. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

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    The portions of sole that show wear the quickest are the toe and heel, respectively. Using taps on each will noticeably prolong the life of your leather soles and heels. It is relatively cheap to pay your local cobbler, or you can install them yourself. When the taps get worn down, simply replace the old taps with new.

    This will feel awkward at first but you will quickly grow accustomed to them. In fact, one of my heel taps fell off last week (needed to be replaced anyway), and it felt strange walking about town until I replaced it.
     


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    scoredtx Active Member

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    Let me try asking on this thread ... I love this "tall" collar. What is the correct language to use in describing this, i.e., How would you order it?[​IMG]
     


  5. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

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    Perhaps pB himself will answer that question for you...
     


  6. TRIALnERROR

    TRIALnERROR Well-Known Member

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    I purchased this pair of Cole Haan's today from the Rack for $59. The right shoe has what appears to be "stretch marks". Is this repairable?



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    I want to know, rather, where you can buy shirts with low collar(so a lot of your neck shows)
    Oh and I could probably ask this tomorrow by calling ralph lauren, butt just wanna know real quick;
    do you know if I could exchange a rlbl suit which I bought at neiman marcus, for a same suit with same size in different color at ralph lauren?
     
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    DressedWell Active Member

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    Topys are another option.
     


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    jbernard Senior member

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    As far as i know it can only be repaired by re-stretching it. Which is quite a process. Allen Edmond only does it when they take of the sole and replace it.
     


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    What would be the most appropriate type of outer pockets for a smart navy blazer with chrome/silver-coloured metal buttons - patch pockets, standard flap pockets, or slanted/hacking flap pockets?
     


  11. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

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    I do not know the maker of the shirt; however, I do know two things: that is a Drake's tie and this outfit is accompanied by freshly shined black non-derby shoes.

    It's doubtful RL will exchange that suit. They will demand a proof of purchase (receipt) and they will turn their nose when they see a NM receipt. Maybe their customer service is feeling generous tomorrow. Doesn't hurt to give them a call
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    yes
     


  13. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    how can a heel tap fall off when done correctly?

    rubber:

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    metal(mine):

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    heel & toe

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  14. HansderHund

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    ^^ May have gotten lost or no one knows, but I thought I'd ask again.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    knilli was a good address back in the days. they don't have levi's though.
     


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