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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. Mr Sola

    Mr Sola Senior member

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    I'm looking for a belt to match black AE Park Avenues, and I've read that for a dress belt (i.e.. with a suit) the width should be between 1" and 1,1/4". Anything over 1,1/2" is for jeans and/or chinos. I'm try to decide between these two belts:

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF39501_1_40000000001_-1_

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Leath...?dwvar_854C_Color=BLCK&contentpos=9&cgid=0233

    I'm wondering if the added 1/8" of the AE would make it too wide for wear with suits.

    For reference, I'm 6'1" and weigh 175.
     
  2. riverflow

    riverflow Well-Known Member

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    I'm about your size and just measured a couple belts I have. The 1.25 in looks fine, but the next size I have is 1+7/16 in (36.5mm) and it is noticeably wider (I wouldn't wear it with a suit). I think 1+1/4 in is the size to use if you're looking for a belt to wear with anything.
     
  3. bradp

    bradp Senior member

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    What do you gents use to apply your shoe conditioner? I know many use a rag or old t-shirt but I find this doesn't work well on my wingtips as the conditioner clumps up a bit in the broguing (I am using saphir reno)
     
  4. The Les Hall

    The Les Hall New Member

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    Thanks again mimo. I have a pair of cordovan sneakers by AE, also got some Church's and er that other cheaper brand by Church's. Forget the name. Anyway, we do so little walking in Dallas that I never really know how shoes would be for walking miles in a day. I really fancy some tan Tricker's brogues, they would go well with my kilt, I might check them out when I swing thru London. But my wife might have a problem with me buying shoes more expensive than hers, but then she makes up in volume. She must have at least twelve pairs of boots!

    Back to AE - thanks for posting that link I'll check it out. I also didn't know they did a recrafting service which is very reasonable. I'm going to Florence for ten days so may have to buy some shoes there. I searched this forum and found a bunch of suggestions of stores and restaurants.

    I like the tone of Styleforum. Seems like there is little discord or rude comments. I'm sure there are I just haven't seen any yet. Les.
     
  5. Jackboot

    Jackboot Senior member

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    Thanks for the explanation. I tried googling, but lacked the correct keywords. Now I know!
     
  6. Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan Senior member

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    Could the following fabric (linen) be successfully used as a sportcoat (ignoring grey sportcoat hate) or is it too suit-y? (it's from a suit, but I really want to wear the jacket separately)

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  7. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    It's totally fine. I could see it working great with black, tan or even white trousers.
     
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  8. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    IMO, that would make a spectacular sportcoat.
     
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  9. Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan Senior member

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    Thanks guys, pulled the trigger.
     
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  10. riverflow

    riverflow Well-Known Member

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    Oops. Nuke this.
     
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  11. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Looking for a pair of casual-ish boots for the winter that can take some slop. Seen this offering from eastland and the like. Does anyone know how they hold up? Also looking at some stuff from wolverine etc. This would be to replace tims or to relegate them to truly crap weather shoes. Trying not to spend too much.

    These are from oak street bootmakers:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. dpav

    dpav New Member

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    I'm considering a MTM shirt based on the measurements of my best fitting shirt, which happens to be darted. There's probably a logical reason that this won't work or else it would have turned up in my searches, but is it possible to specify different measurements for the front and back panels in order to mimic taper of the darts? I'm specifically looking at Luxire, who appear to be willing to take on just about any request.
     
  13. Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan Senior member

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    You can just send Luxire the shirt and they'll replicate the measurements exactly.
     
  14. All Tatters

    All Tatters Senior member

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    Yes, you can specify different front/back widths. Just use the comment field.
     
  15. benvenner

    benvenner New Member

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    Who makes these sunglasses[​IMG]
     
  16. mr0black

    mr0black New Member

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    Thanks
     
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  17. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Don't wear a waistcoat. Simple gray 2 piece is fine. Keep it simple. White shirt and as plain a navy tie as possible.
     
  18. shiser

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    Can someone help me identify these shoes and where I can buy them in the UK plox?

    [​IMG]

    thanks you
     
  19. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Hi All,

    Besides Carmina, any other decent mens shoe boutiques/shops in Barcelona? My wife and I are here visiting for the next 3 nights thanks!
     
  20. Anthony45881

    Anthony45881 New Member

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    WHAT IS THE BRAND OF THESE GEEK GLASSES THAT DAVID BECKHAM IS WEARING IN THIS PHOTOS ?

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