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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. Nine Miler

    Nine Miler Senior member

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    I don't understand how the measurement would be different for the front and back. You are measuring across the waist, so if you wanted 33.5, then to me the waist measurement should have been 16.75 x 2 = 33.5.
     
  2. Churchill W

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    The other posters were right, Chatre should have reviewed all of the information in the shoe care thread, all of this info is in there.. To the advice you provided I would note that the wax should be used very lightly on areas where the shoe creases as it will crack when the shoe is being worn normally.



    I'm assuming there is a seam and that is what he is measuring to. Otherwise if that is not the case, I am not sure how it could be different from the front and back.
     
  3. AmericanGent

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    There are loads of other shoe care bits to learn and employ- but to answer the OPs question on how to make a average pair of shoes bulletproof- some basic polish should do the trick. Of course there are repellants and other methods- mink oil, etc, but I'm not a huge fan of these products and what they can do to finer shoes. Booze galoshes might be ok with some mink oil I guess.
     
  4. ridethecliche

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    I'm just surprised that someone wouldn't pick rubber soled shoes for wading through pools of liquor.

    Seems like a waste to have a pair of leather soled shoes for that.
     
  5. Amontilado

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    It's logical that you would want more fabric at belly then on the back, isn't it?
     
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    I want to use this tie by Drake's - a purple grenadine tie: http://www.drakes-london.com/online...-large-knot-grenadine-solid-8cm-silk-tie-5987

    I'm also quite bent on using it with my navy suit, but for shirt; white or light blue? I think maybe the light blue is a better match, but my dress shirt is a much better fit than the light blue one. (getting a new light blue from Luxire shortly, but not in time for NYE)

    And secondly - can a purple tie be in (relatively) good taste? I bought the tie without really thinking about how to use it, I just loved the shade of purple and the texture of the tie, and as a result I haven't used it once. It's a quite modest purple, but still I often think it's a bit "too much".

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  7. Nine Miler

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    I guess, just never seen it done that way. With a measurement that slim, I can't imagine he has a belly.
     
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  8. kloss

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    Can dress shirts' shoulders be taken in by a tailor?
     
  9. ridethecliche

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    ^^^ No, that is not what he is asking. Darts are for the body of the shirt. Shoulders are a different matter. If something doesn't fit in the shoulders it means it doesn't fit and their isn't much a tailor can do about it.
     
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  11. kloss

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    I guess I am stuck with MTM rather than alterating OTR
     
  12. gringodaddy

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    Why? You can't find any otr shirts that fit your shoulders?
     
  13. kloss

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    I haven't seen any quality (and affordable) makers with less than 17" shoulders, even just a half inch smalller. But then again I haven't done much shopping around yet and most brands do not post full measurements.
     
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  14. Veremund

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    Have you tried making your shoulders bigger?
     
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    My feet have high arch and oxford balmorals look ridiculous on them. My question is, given my circumstance, would bluchers be an acceptable alternative?
     
  16. gringodaddy

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    ^^^^ when you say they look ridiculous do you mean that they don't close properly? do they hurt your feet? how formal a setting? I don't personally put much stock, in this day and age, in bluchers being so much less formal, but context does matter, as does the rest of the style of the shoe.
     
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    Picked up this jacket the other day for pretty cheap, fit feels okay to me, any quick opinions? I can't quite decide if I want to keep it or not.

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    Does it look a bit big on the shoulders as well or is that just the padding?
     

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