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  1. donCarlos

    donCarlos Well-Known Member

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    I recently thrifted a rather nice sportscoat for summer, according to label in my size, but it has very short sleeves with very little material to let out. Is it possible that the designer meant it that way, or is it just wrong?
     


  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Yes.

    Like the Italians say, black shoes with dark pants if for busboys.


    Actually Italians say nothing but black shoes after 6pm. Of course that doesn't stop anybody. [​IMG]
     


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    Any suggestions for a lightweight travel sport coat? Should I be looking at a silk/linen blend fabric? I know Zegna has/had a 'travel' line, but that is well out of my price range.
     


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    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    I recently thrifted a rather nice sportscoat for summer, according to label in my size, but it has very short sleeves with very little material to let out. Is it possible that the designer meant it that way, or is it just wrong?

    Depends how short the sleeves are... Of course the trend has been toward "shrunken suits" the last couple years as far as "fashion." But if the length of the jacket is good and it's just the sleeves that are way too short, that seems odd.

    At any rate, you'll just have to determine if you can get away with it or not.

    EZ
     


  5. donCarlos

    donCarlos Well-Known Member

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    Depends how short the sleeves are... Of course the trend has been toward "shrunken suits" the last couple years as far as "fashion." But if the length of the jacket is good and it's just the sleeves that are way too short, that seems odd.

    At any rate, you'll just have to determine if you can get away with it or not.

    EZ

    They are so short that it shows whole cuffs of the shirt and maybe even shorter. That´s pretty weird. Anyway, thanks for reply.
     


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    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    ^ Yeah, that's too short...

    EZ
     


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    Temujin Senior member

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    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me about Hardrige shoes/ dress boots? They are made in Paris. I can't find anything online. I have a pair I would like to sell but don't know what kind of price to put on them.
    Thanks!
     


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  9. Motorsport226

    Motorsport226 Senior member

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    I'm interested in getting a Tanner Belt however they look kinda thick.

    Eg:

    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...n/IMG_2037.jpg

    What do you guys think?


    Yea they're thick, but they last forever and develop a very nice patina.

    Can't go wrong with Tanner.
     


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    I picked up a bunch of AE shoes in sale and unfortunately the sizing seems a little inconsistent. Some of the loafers are just slightly too big and I was wondering if people had any tips on how to make them fit. Extra insoles? Some padding inside behind the heel?
     


  12. onix

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    If a Loake shoe from the 1880 line says Calf leather, does this mean it is not corrected grain?

    Specifically the Wells model http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/318.php


    Yes, it is normal calf, not corrected grain. I am wearing one right now.

    I picked up a bunch of AE shoes in sale and unfortunately the sizing seems a little inconsistent. Some of the loafers are just slightly too big and I was wondering if people had any tips on how to make them fit. Extra insoles? Some padding inside behind the heel?

    Loafers are always a bit bigger than lace ups since you need to be able to slip your feet in. You can use some padding beneath the area where the normal tongue is.
     


  13. onix

    onix Senior member

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    The term drop means the difference between the jacket and trouser size of a suit. The standard drop size is 6. This means that for a size 42 jacket, the trousers that will come with the jacket will be 6 sizes smaller. 42-6 = 36 size waist for the trousers. For socks, it is important to make sure the color of the socks matches your suit. Matching with the shoe color and tie color is not as important, but is always useful in looking your best. For more dress etiquette tips, please visit {link deleted} Thank you, Arthur
    Are you being stupid or being a spammer? That post was 1.5 years ago.
     


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    I tend to prefer brown shoes with a navy suit. however I just bought this one...

    http://store.dolcegabbana.com/item/s...X/areaid//sts/
    for 1/2 off the $600 discounted price. and the color is such a dark blue it can almost be mistaken for black. Are dark brown shoes still a good choice?
     


  15. Motorsport226

    Motorsport226 Senior member

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    I tend to prefer brown shoes with a navy suit. however I just bought this one...

    http://store.dolcegabbana.com/item/s...X/areaid//sts/
    for 1/2 off the $600 discounted price. and the color is such a dark blue it can almost be mistaken for black. Are dark brown shoes still a good choice?


    Wouldn't be my first choice, I would go with either a burgundy, cognac or whiskey.

    -226
     


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