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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. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    As someone else said - additional work should be free if they made a mistake.

    But if someone asks for an alteration but doesn't know what they're talking about, that's a different story. Like if someone asked for break with their pants without really knowing what that looks like, and then wanted no break.
     
  2. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Yes.

    I find pretty much any mix of browns and tans, ever burgundy, rubs along OK as it's in the same colour range. And actually, I dislike matching belts and shoes - it's like a matching tie and PS, kind of mail-order-catalogue-trying-too-hard. The exception being black. Which I think must always be worn with black.
     
  3. J011yroger

    J011yroger Senior member

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    Hmmm, I always felt burgundy shoes only matched burgundy belts.

    I'll have to look at some other combinations and see.

    J
     
  4. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Yeah... belt/shoe should play nice with each other. They don't need to be identical twins. That looks too "mail order iGent" or some crap like that.
     
  5. gringodaddy

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    Thanks. No mixing black and brown leathers is a personal rule as well, but color 8 has (to my eye) strong black undertones. None of my current brown belts work at all. I suppose I'll look for a different brown belt.
     
  6. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Maybe the problem is "nearly" matching, as it would be with black. Try going further away with the colour instead of trying to get closer.
     
  7. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    They both fit really well. Good job. :)
     
  8. bsarosi

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    I'm interested in having some items (suits, SCs, and shirts) made CMT. To do so requires obtaining the cloth/wool, obviously. So, several questions:

    1) Where do SFers purchase their cloth/wool from?
    2) Are there reputable online sellers or do you shop locally?
    3) If you live near DC and purchase cloth locally, could you share the location(s)?

    I've seen a few sellers listing stuff on B&S but was hoping to find places that have more to offer. Apologize if this has been addressed already...my searches weren't turning anything up.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
     
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  9. E TF

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    Have a read through the cloth thread -

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread
     
  10. bsarosi

    bsarosi Senior member

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    Yes, but most of it seems to cover what people are creating with their materials. But, will try to do an advanced search anyways.
     
  11. E TF

    E TF Senior member

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    Sometimes there is discussion of where to buy in there too.

    Many of the merchants/mills have online shops, but really most of the time you won't save much if any money compared to sourcing it through your tailor (unless you're very lucky), so unless you're after something unusual that yours does not stock, you're probably better off just picking from the bunches your tailor shows you. Especially if you're new to bespoke - the tailor will have much better knowledge than you and will guide you through the choices, and will direct you to clothes he prefers working with.
     
  12. Biberach

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    Excuse me, what's the name of this cloth pattern?

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    Zegna calls it polka dot here, but I highly doubt that..

    Thanks!
     
  13. Van Veen

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    Looks like birdseye to me.
     
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  14. Biberach

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    ah, yes, thanks!
     
  15. Businessness

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    I purchased a nice big parka off of asos which I love the look and fit of but I just realised that there are no pockets near my hips where I would rest my hands. Is it possible to have it installed by someone. The outed shell of the parka is fairly hardy
     
  16. Xancatrius

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    Does anybody know the prices for the other Neapolitan tailors ie Sabino Panico Palermo?

    I was looking at a decent fabric, maybe a Dormeiul or something.
     
  17. AMProf

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    Two questions:

    1. What would I call the pattern of this suit (Brooks Bros Fitz, btw)?
    2. What are my shirt options with this in terms of pattern matching. Today I'm wearing a light blue herringbone. Could I do a bengal stripe? A gingham?

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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    It isn't a bad idea but it hardly protects your trouser cuffs or ankles.
     
  20. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Can you show me some examples of decent looking snow boots or rain boots for work?
     

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