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

  1. Reosymes

    Reosymes Senior member

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    I was wondering if there's any 'official' way to tell if a particular Zegna pant is made by Incotex. I see the usual signs (belt prong loop, blue band in back, made in Portugal/Romania) on my pants, but still want to confirm that it is the case.
     
  2. aznfashion

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    Thank you for your post, do you have any knowledge specifically on Topman leathers though?
     
  3. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Just buy the jacket. You'll either prove everyone wrong, or learn a valuable lesson.
     
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  4. cnhabs

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    Do all AE business shoe models have the same size? I tried on a pair of Park Avenues in person but I am thinking about buying a pair of Cliftons online.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  5. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

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    Different models have different lasts. Their balmorals however, (and correct me if I 'm wrong gents) are mostly in the 5 last. My strands are in the this same last and they go tts with park aves.
     
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  6. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Indeed. As a fellow biker, I can personally vouch for the need for a jacket to fit closely.

    There is the practical issue with a bike jacket of not wanting clothing that catches air and drags and flaps in the wind: noisy, uncomfortable, and even slows you down. And of course, a bike jacket is protective clothing: not much good if it rides up under your armpits leaving your body exposed if you have a low-side. That's why real bike jackets are normally tighter, and rather stiff and/or reinforced. "Fashion" bike jackets, not.

    If you mean about leather quality, there is no such thing as "Topman leather", as they don't make anything themselves. Just assume it's very cheap. If you mean about fit, then as we're talking about a cheap fashion garment rather than an actual bike jacket, the sizing is hard to guess. But my guess is that a jacket, even made of leather, aimed at young men with limited budgets, is going to fit most slender teenaged types pretty true to size, and already be close-fitting by design. Also, even if the leather stretches, the polyester lining won't. I suspect too small is too small. But maybe if you enquire they can give you a definition of what "small" and "extra small" mean in their sizings, with chest, waist and shoulder measurements. You can be certain they have a standard, and it might be different to another brand you're used to.
     
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  7. dapperdoctor

    dapperdoctor Senior member

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    I hereby publicly vow to never order clothes online again unless I already own the same model and know it will fit. I will try on all clothes before buying them, even if I have to pay a little more. That is all. Carry on my good people.
     
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  8. impendingdoo

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    haha why is that. the only thing stopping me from going all out on online shopping is the worry that ill suffer some sort of consequence for making as many returns as i do.
     
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  9. Secruoser

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    Going to HK in 10 more days... Average temperature is 27 degree celsius. Going to walk and take photos a lot. What to wear for style and comfort?
     
  10. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    If you were planning to walk around in your hometown taking pictures, and it was forecast to be an average of 27 Celsius, what would you wear?

    Wear that.
     
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  11. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    If you're going to do the tourist thing, bring a jacket in case the weather drops when visiting the big Buddha. Also bring a small light umbrella in case if rains erratically.

    The most important thing is to bring sneakers that you are comfortable wearing (broken-in sneakers are best) because you don't want to develop blisters. I don't know how your weight fluctuates or how fast is your metabolism, but bring "fat" pants if your group is eating all day because I'm guessing you will since HK has amazing food - from street food to 5-star restaurants (HK offers great food at pretty much any price point / budget).

    Another tip that doesn't pertain to your question, but just in case you find it useful. Chung King Mansion offers the cheapest currency conversions. Just go towards the middle/back for the cheapest rates.
     
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  12. Terpo

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    I just got my first pair of chukka boots, the Loake Pimlicio, and am not sure if they fit properly: If I tie them tightly, the feet don't move and I've got about a thumb's width of toe room. The width is fine too: I can feel my foot sitting on the leather on both sides. However, on top of the shoe, there is a few millimeters of air between my foot and the leather. When walking the shoe creases at that point. I can also easily flex my toes when wearing them. Is this normal or are they too big?
     
  13. theh00d

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    When one calls for black business or cocktail attire, would a navy suit/white shirt/burgundy tie/black cap top oxford be appropriate?
     
  14. Veremund

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    Navy suit is fine at night, but I would do a black tie instead of burgundy.
     
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    Veremund Senior member

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    Btw, what is "black business"?
     
  16. 12345Michael54321

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    Let's split the question into two general parts - social and business.

    While I've on numerous occasions received invitations to social events noting cocktail attire, I can't recall once when _black_ was specified.

    I suppose, were I ever to receive such an invitation, I'd try to figure out why black was specified. If, for example, it's because the invitation's to a "Let's All Wear Black, In Support Of National Black Cocktail Attire Day!!!" party, I'd choose to decline the invitation, since none of my suits are black (nor have I ever had any real desire to own a black suit - and lest anyone ask, a charcoal suit is perfectly appropriate to wear to a funeral). If there were no special reason for specifying black, then it's not impossible that I'd accept the invitation and wear a non-black suit. Still, I do respect the right of a host/hostess to establish a dress code (even if it's a dress code which I don't find personally appealing), so I'd think long and hard before showing up dressed in navy, when my invitation asks me to wear black.

    As for business, generally speaking when you accept employment, you accept that your employer can establish reasonable guidelines on how you are to dress at work and at work-related functions. If my employer required that I wear only black suits to work, I'd either wear only black suits to work, or I'd find another job.

    Of course, sometimes it might be worth asking for clarification from the host/hostess or employer. If, upon asking, I'm told that navy or dark grey is acceptable, then the problem's solved. This might be the case, were black specified as a sort of shorthand for "something dark and conservative, so don't show up wearing a tan suit, or a red and white seersucker suit, or anything like that."

    But, as I've said, I've never received an invitation specifying black cocktail attire (different from black tie, of course), nor have I ever worked for an organization which required me to wear black suits, so I've no actual personal experience at handling such a situation.
     
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  17. Ianiceman

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    A... Any market for these out there?

    I may be moving house soon and probably don't have any need for them. Any likelihood someone will pay me for them (postage wont be cheap) or should I donate them to local library or recycle plant?
     
  18. robbersarb

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    Currently looking into buying a new winter coat, I'm quite taken with one but it has a half belt at the back. I've no experience with this style and wanted to ask is it possible to have the waist taken in with this style? As currently it's very shapeless
     
  19. loarbmhs

    loarbmhs Senior member

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    Maybe my computer's messed up, but I don't see any photo. Can you provide one so we can see what we're talking about?
     

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