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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. pactiger

    pactiger Senior member

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  2. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Where is a good source for cool buttons to put on a navy blazer? I don't want to keep the crested dull silver buttons on a jacket I had made recently that is nearing completion, from a special deal at a tailor shop that didn't give me many options.

    would like to find silvery dark smoked pearl buttons, or something others might recommend?
     
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    snowboardpunk Senior member

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    Anyone know a decent tailor in NYC? I need to take in the sleeves of a jacket from the shoulders...
     
  4. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Alterations Master Tailor Shop. 2 West 46th Street, right next to Fifth Ave. I can't speak highly enough of them.
    http://www.alterationsmaster.com/
     
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    Good tailor around Berkeley (or anywhere close to BART stations in the Bay area)? Need some pants hemmed; would need to rely on tailor's eye as I have no experience.
     
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    Tender Buttons in New York is a great place. Not sure about shipping and such though.
     
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    Why is it that sometimes there's no visible row of stitching on the bottom of shoes that are goodyear welted?

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  9. mimo

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    It's called "channeled stitching". A layer around the edge of the sole is peeled back, a little channel carved into the layer underneath, and the stitching is done inside the channel. Then the layer that was peeled back - about half an inch all the way around, is glued back down over the stitching which lies flush inside the channel.

    Eventually, the layer of leather over the channel usually starts coming away or wears away, and then you'll start to see where the stitching is!
     
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    Can someone please remind me of the name of the amazing accessory shop in Paris? They have combs, razors, brushes, lighters, cigar cutters etc. Thanks!
     
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    sure you're not thinking of this place, in Milan? :)
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    Don't get that one. Get a traditional wool blazer, available anywhere. What you have is an unstructured canvas blazer, and those are meant for more casual settings. If you're using this for stuff like recruiting events, you want something more formal than that. A more classic wool version would even work for an interview.

    Brooks Brothers would be a good option, and about the same price as the Gant if you get it on sale.
     
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    Quick Question. Below is a photo of my favorite belt. I have been unable to find another with a similar closing mechanic anywhere. This is not a belt with a track system. It is simply a belt without holes that closes with a pinch on the leather.

    1. Does anyone know where I can find a belt like this? Please not this is not a mission belt or other track belt.
    2. If you do not know a place that may stock this type of belt, do you know what this type of belt/closure mechanic is called?

    Thank you very much (I have been trying to answer this question for over eight years)
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    Any ideas on matching this shirt? White/brown pinpoint oxford. I'm having a little trouble putting a good outfit together. Mostly odd jacket/trousers about half the time with tie. Thanks guys.
     
  17. cptjeff

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    ^Tie could be just about any solid color, textured. Just about any jacket, but when in doubt, navy blazer.
     
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    I'll be catching an early morning flight out of Baltimore (brr, :freeze: chilly) in several days to attend a wedding in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (low 61ºF, high 86ºF). To cover the weather transition, I'd like to wear a pair of lightweight cords over brown beefroll full strap Polo Sport loafers on the flight and then the 2+ hour drive from NOLA to the hotel, similar to these and in this color (but not rolled up as in the pic).

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    I'm looking for suggestions for a sport coat and shirt to wear over it. I've got a heavy-ish sueded cotton navy sport coat as well as a variety of brass buttoned navy blazers in Loro Piana finer finish wools which seem at odds with the texture of the cords. My tweeds are mostly brown or gray and are too close IMO to the color of the cords and probably too heavy. My linens are mostly in earth tones as are the rest of my cotton sport coats.

    Please note that having lost a LOT of weight a few years back has left my inner body thermometer out of whack and I'm cold when others are complaining about the heat.

    Black gingham check shirt sound okay or too severe?

    I dunno. [​IMG]
     
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  19. Shanil

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    I'm looking to buy a pair of Double Monks, preferably in shell cordovan and a burgundy/red hue. Any suggestions APART from the Salinger offered by Epaulet?
     
  20. books and tweed

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    Are any of those linen jackets on the green end of the earth tone spectrum? A bottle green or a very dark brown would look really nice... Even the linen/corduroy texture oddity might sort of work, I think. Perhaps a sweater to bridge the two textures and add a little variety to the earth tones.

    Black gingham sounds odd; I'd opt for a more classic oxford to avoid the black gingham/textured earth tone mix.... If all fails, just use the cotton navy sport coat with any simple shirt.
     

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