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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. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Jeez, you sound like my therapist. [​IMG]

    As for those AEs, the ones I tried on in Nordstroms did that. That model has nothing to it other than floppy suede, which is, well, floppy. If a shoe with a lining, or one made out of thicker leather, did that, I'd be concerned.
     
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    I do criss cross on open laced shoes, bar on closed lace shoes.
     
  3. ridethecliche

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    I saw the picture on my phone and thought it looked like the welt was separating. On a computer screen it looks much less terrifying. It looks fine to me, maybe a little sloppy, but okay.
     
  4. YRR92

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    Yeah, looking at it again, the join in the welt (in the first photo) has been done rather badly -- just the kind of cosmetic (but not, I think, structural) defect that sends AEs to the shoebank.
     
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  5. tcln1456

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    What are some quality olive parkas from $100 to $400?
     
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    As far as I have been told, if the problem is actually your thighs and not in the seat, not completely. Usually the side seams can't be let out because there's no seam allowance. My tailor told me the best solution is to size up and have the waist and seat taken in. Maybe someone else has a better answer, because I'd be curious to get a second opinion.
     
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    L.L. Bean's Baxter State Parka might not be a bad choice. A tried-and-true parka from a well established retailer, comfortably within your price range, and I've seen them in olive.

    'Course, to a certain extent any advice on parkas will depend on the conditions you expect to face, and the activities in which you'll be engaged. The best parka for a 2 block walk between Metro stop and DC office, may not be the best parka for winter hiking in Alaska. And you've failed to provide any details beyond (1) olive; and (2) $100-400.
     
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    Have been told the same.
     
  9. AlCamus

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    So I recently picked up a pair of penny loafers that have a very thin sole. Someone recommended I get a rubber sole protector for them--otherwise water would easily soak through if I got caught in rain or happened to step in a puddle or something. Any truth to this or should I disregard it and keep the leather sole?
     
  10. Ich_Dien

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    Leather isn't ideal for the wet but nor is it impractical. Leave them as they are in my opinion.
     
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    If the soles are thin and you're worried about it, I'd just get topies. Peace of mind for like 20 bucks and they'll last for a while.
     
  12. AlCamus

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    Even with soles this thin?
    [​IMG]
     
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    This last little exchange has made me actually miss Reevolving.
     
  14. dapperdoctor

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    What would you call this color? It's calf, it's kind of brown, but there is other stuff going on.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Could be....thanks.
     
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    What is the difference between Italian suit drop and American suit drop? I know American suit drop refers to the differences (in inches) between the jacket size and pant waist (i.e. 44R drop 6 means the pants are a 38 waist).

    But it sounds like Italian suit drop is measured differently. Anyone care to explain how?

    Thanks!
     
  18. free-man

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    Anyone knows if this "gap" in the stitching of the leather sole of new MOMA boots is a defect?
    Will it shorten the life of the sole?[​IMG]

    The shop (in Belgium) where I made the purchase told me that they have contacted a MOMA representative to examine the picture.
    What do you think?
     
  19. tcln1456

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    • @12345Michael54321


    I'd be primarily using the parka to walk around campus in single digit weather, about 10-20 minutes at a time. I'm
    in the Midwest, so we get some pretty unpredictable weather.
     
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    Without being an expert on it, I can't see any reason why this would have intentionally been done,
     

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