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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. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Perfect.
     
  2. Cedric

    Cedric Senior member

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    Gents,

    I would like to taper and slim down the legs of some of my suit pants. see pics.
    How doable is this? I am freaking out at the thought that the tailor ruining them or something.

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  3. sinfjotli

    sinfjotli Senior member

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    I can't speak from personal experience, but according to this thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/94886/ralph-lauren-lines-and-who-makes-what-a-definitive-guide/0_100), albeit a bit old, RLBL shoes are made by Crockett&Jones, which is highly esteemed here - check if they are "Made in England". If they are made in Italy, I don't know the maker.

    Also check this:
    Budget of $600-$1000 gives you access to most RTW brands - Edward Green, G&G, Crockett&Jones handgrade, Vass, ... Ideally you should go for what you can try on.
     
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  4. impendingdoo

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  5. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Sorry Double Post:
    Could someone tell me who made these RLBL shoes? Sorry about the upside down pick. It says MADE IN ITALY
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  6. enjay

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    Polo University Club line? Anyone know anything about the brand / quality? I found a jacket thrifting that was one size too small for me, but seemed solid aside from that. I see a few jackets going for pretty cheap on eBay, so I know it doesn't rank up with RL's luxury stuff. I was mostly just curious about the brand itself, as it's a Polo line I'm not familiar with. Thanks.
     
  7. enjay

    enjay Active Member

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    Crockett and Jones I believe?
     
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  8. -zero

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    Hey guys I've been looking for a certain coat for quite a while. You might think this one is actually rather widespread but since i am looking for this one in particular it is hard to find for me. I really strive to acquire this coat once I find the exact same one but unfortunately I can't. Please help me out, I am really desperate, for I have been doing alot of research without success.
    So here is the article of clothing I am talking about: [​IMG]
     
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  9. theh00d

    theh00d Senior member

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    Went to Brook Brothers today and tried on an 14.5/32 in their esf
    Should be the same in Charles tyrwhitt?
     
  10. aravenel

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    Should be. Some brands add a bit of extra in there to account for shrinkage.

    Note that those measurements are just the neck and sleeves, the body of the shirt will fit differently.
     
  11. -zero

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    Here it is even better visible pls help me guys
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    It is noticeable that it has two pockets on the left.
    I can even provide a video:
     
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  12. helpme9999

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    Any short guys know where I could find a shirt with 30-31 inch sleeves. I know this makes it a little tougher, but I have quite a wide chest (35 inches), so if anybody could recommend a shirt that won't suffocate me, it would be wonderful.

    Trying to avoid alterations and I live in the South Florida area, if that helps.
     
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  13. plainnerd

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    I recently picked up some jackets with larger lapels than I'm used to and I was advised to pick up some wider ties. The jackets are 3.5 and 4 inch peaks and double breasted, most of my ties are 2.5. Does the width matter as much as making the knot work on a db jacket?
     
  14. jiveguy

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    Could anyone tell me what brand of shoes these are are where I could find some shoes similar to these?
     
  15. DaBakr

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    I am reviving this old vintage Florsheim post as a new member here ( im on a lot of vintage watch forums so I know my way around some vintage blogs). I am only asking the basic question: Do these vintage 70s facsimile of the Florsheim Kenmoor Imperial in the O'Sullivan "Imperiale' and the Bostonian line stack up in basic quality to the Florsheim? Or was Florsheim tops? Is the whole 'v' cleat heel and 5 nail sole something that was copied by many US shoe manufacterers to capitalize on the Florsheim or just SOP for decent US shoes?


    top: Bostonian circa 70s w 'v' cleat and 5 nail sole, 'Benchmade' , Same 'florsheim' style cartouche, all leather /full grain tops etc,
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    O'sullivans Imperial also supposed to be 70s maybe early 80s, worn once, otherwise pristine. full grain with white rubber 'logo' heel insert, same 'florsheim' style cartouche, goodyear welt on both. Are these the 'real deal' in terms of US made vintage quality gunboat wingtips? I paid just under $70 for both from 2 different sellers. I am not too worried if I make a mistake as I know I can always wear them to work in my shop.

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  16. sorabji

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    I am looking to buy my first suit. I've spent enough time on this forum to learn the importance of fit, and I've learned that very few things fit me well off the rack. My biggest problem is that I am, for lack of a better term, "curvy" from lifting weights for a decade. My shoulders are very slopey, and my traps add a curve to this slope. My deltoids are rounded out. My drop is around 9". In order to get pants to fit me well they almost always have to be taken in at the waist. etc.

    What are my options for finding something that doesn't fit like trash? Are there any places in Chicago I could go to for a MTM or even bespoke suit? How much should I expect to spend on getting a suit to fit me very well? I'm willing to pay a good chunk.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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  17. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior member

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    for those in the middle of buying kids school uniforms like me take note Gap has 35% off with code gapfriends.
     
  18. bklyndoc12

    bklyndoc12 Active Member

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    thanks a lot for the feedback!
     
  19. rudals1281

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    Looking for my next suit - Charcoal Grey. What would you say is my best option?
    1 - Mr. Fields in DC (Truly Custom made) - about 8 weeks(?)
    2 - Zegna (Trofeo 11mm11) - 1 week
    3 - Tom Ford - 1 week (+$500 more than Zegna)
    This should be a no brainer, but just thut I asked before I pulled the trigger. I've been wearing Zegna for awhile and like "the look" that they have...basically, I know what I am getting from them. Tom Ford, I believe I may stick out like a sore thumb walking around in a TF suit in the Capitol Hill area.
     

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