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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. econundergrad7

    econundergrad7 New Member

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    Not totally sure, but you might be able to have that small area rewoven. Find a dry cleaners that does reweaving (they do it all the time on sweaters with moth holes, for example). They'll take a few threads from under a sleeve/under the bottom hem where they won't show, and use them to reweave the trouble spot. In your case, it's so small that the cost should be very modest.
     
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    I wonder if anyone know any company that sells overcoat fabric with a wight on 1000grams+ ? I have mailed Holland&Sherry, Harrisons, Fox Brothers and many more but none of them got the rly heavy wool overcoat fabrics. would appreciate some help.
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    As a former academic, I can say, with 99.99999% certainty that as long as you are clean, well groomed, somewhat presentable and not wearing a legalize marijuana tee, you are good to go.
     
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    I would say so too.

    And it's grad school so presumably the 'legalize it' tee will be fine to wear once he actually gets in.
     
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  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Try Pendleton. They carry 24 ounce meltons.
     
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    I'm not great with shoes. But whats do you call it when it looks like a split toe blucher, without the downward split? If that makes any sense.
     
  9. WorldWideWafflz

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    Sounds like you're talking about a moc-toe.
     
  10. yimmy

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    Hey there, Not the most well versed on suits. Can anyone tell me more about this suit. Year, overall quality, cut...ect. It's advertised as a 2013 Gucci. I'm trying to find something with a low button stance and hoping this will work. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    How long is the RL sale on for? I was going to buy some things at home, but I'm passing through the US in a few weeks and everything is significantly cheaper there.
     
  12. aamirmali

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    Hi Folks

    Total newbie question, so I hope you'll forgive me!

    Here's my question. I have my wedding coming up (THIS SUNDAY!!!!) and I need to get a nice pair of shoes to go with the slick tux I just bought for myself. until now, I had no idea how tricky buying a shoe can be and what it all entails. Figured nice dress shoes are dime a dozen and never learned all the different details before ive just begun scratching the surface now!

    What am I looking for? well, like everyone I'd like to keep cost low, but I also understand you might not be able to find a good shoe at like sub $100 prices, so I'm budgeting circa $250 for the shoe. It's for a tuxedo, so I'd like to get a proper balmoral oxford, rather than the derby-oxfords that i'm seeing everywhere. and for some reason i just don't like the look of the super shiny patent black leather. I have grosgrain trim on my tuxedo rather than satin, and I just don't think that "shiny" look is what I really want right now.

    I also don't usually like cap toes or wing tip: I wanna stick to plain toe if I can. I'm short, so I'd like a decent heel (=p) but I also want an otherwise not-chunky sleek looking sole (I hear leather is the 'legit' way to go for this). Also, as much as is possible for this budget, I'd like to avoid too many synthetic-y (read cheap) materials. I've found a couple shoes that I really like that are way way outside my price list, but I'm going to post a couple of those links here just so you know what I'm trying to target. is there such a thing as a "cheaper but looks pretty similar although the quality won't be as good obviously cause you get what you pay for" version of the shoes below? or something similar?

    http://www.fototime.com/5828521233C5872/standard.jpg
    http://www.ccdm.jp/wp-content/2011/08/john-lobb-luffield-002.jpg

    http://www.skyvalet1.com/assets/images/CrockettJones/Crockett%20and%20Jones%20Alex_4.jpg
    http://dapperngent.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/crockett-jones-alex1.jpg
    although i like it slightly less pointy than the alex.

    any help for a now somewhat stressed groom?? also it would be a big help if any of the shoes were readily found in stores because it would a) save shipping time b) allow me to try them on for comfort. I'm in maryland and will be in north central NJ (not far south of newark) this weekend for pre-wedding festivities if anyone might have a specific recommendation on where to go in mind. Thank you all so much for indulging.
     
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    ^Allen Edmonds Kenilworth. Take 'em to a pro and have them shine the crap out of them.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. These appear to be a derby shoe rather than a proper balmoral, and as such there's a rather significant gap between the eyes which is to me, somewhat unsightly. What I found so far myself is the Johnston Murphy fulcher, though i can't seem to find one that isn't in patent black
    http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/fulch... Leather&dwvar_8475_width=M#q=fulcher&start=1
    and the Johnston Murphy Bankston Plain toe
    http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/bankston-plain-toe/02400921-090-M.html
    which seems to almost have everything I want, is oxford style but then has a random gap between the eyes rather than closing all the way


    But thanks for the suggestion, and given its price and that it's an allen edmonds, I'm keeping it on my short list.

    Does anyone else have any other suggestions, or comments abotu the kenilworth, the Fulcher, or the Bakston?
     
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    Where the eyelets sit just has to do with fit. Buy the J&M. They're cheap shoes but they're what you need for a tuxedo and are readily available since you're sorting this out last minute.
     
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    How cheap are they with respect to allen admonds (in terms of quality)? the price is similar to the kenilworth, but it looks a little closer to what I'm looking for. And for clarity, which J&M are you recommending? thanks!
     
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    I'm looking at buying some grenadines off of Exquisite Trimmings, they have both fine weave ones and large weave ones. Basically just wondering whether the fine or large weave is the most versatile?
     
  18. citylivin

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    I'm going to an outdoor fundraising party for a nonprofit organization next month. It has a "Gold and Glam" theme.The suggested dress code is "y
    our best gold cocktail attire, or anything that shines, shimmers, or sparkles". They go on saying "... (the party) ​
    is an upscale outdoor event. This year’s theme is Gold & Glam, and you’re encouraged to embrace the gold theme or wear anything that shines, sparkles or glitters. Please remember that the event takes place outside underneath tents."

    Any suggestions on what I should wear? I am 6'1" tall, thin with a 30" waist.

    Thanks!!!
     
  19. aamirmali

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    Okay I've found a few more possibilities. Can you guys give your recommendations?

    Ferragamo Blucher. Gorgeous, Ferragamo quality. I will feel cool knowing i'm wearing one of like 4 name brands that I know are higher end.
    Downside: it's a blucher.
    Question: looks like it's got sort of a smaller heel, can I build that up at a cobbler's without it looking imbalanced? Does anyone know how much that might cost?
    $249
    http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/salvatore-ferragamo-rivoli-502968081.html?index=6&q=ferragamo

    Franschetti Saddle shoe. Never heard of franschetti but then again don't know anything about shoes. Fancy sounding italian name though. More or less looks like a balmoral. Sleek lines. Downsides: technically isn't a balmoral, and has perforations, which isn't my favorite thing in the world.
    $229
    http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/fra...shoes-503206341.html?index=13&cgid=mens-dress
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    If I do next day shipping, I should still be fine for any of these reaching me. But I need to hurry up and decide soon.

    I also have the two johnston and murphy options still, which both have the advantage of being able to go and buy them from the store.
    As a reminder there's the patent leather one (fulcher) which is nice except it's patent leather (am i being weird saying i dont like patent leather? is that what I should go for in the end?) and the normal leather one (bankston) with the larger gap between eyelits (take a look at the top view)

    https://www.johnstonmurphy.com/bank...lor=Black Italian Calfskin&dwvar_9454_width=M
    https://www.johnstonmurphy.com/bank...lor=Black Italian Calfskin&dwvar_9454_width=M

    At this point, given the above options, I feel like they are all more attractive that the johnston and murphy and the allen edmonds kenilworth bluchers (rather get ferragamo bluchers than allen edmonds at a similar price point).

    what say ye? If I'm ordering, I'm going to try to get the order in before the day is done so it gets here on time.

    thanks again so much everyone!
     
  20. MaxOneal

    MaxOneal New Member

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    Quick Question.
    From Philadelphia, what to wear to a Napa Valley Wedding? And what's the best way to get a suit slim fitting without that bulge on the back of the neck?
    Thanks!
     

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