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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. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Quote from AE Recrafting website

    "Due to special construction methods, our Italian shoes, Allen Edmonds Crosstown Collection, Allen Edmonds Sevenâ„¢, driving moccasins, Casual Comfort Collection and some handsewn and woven styles cannot be Recrafted."

    Hmm, I didn't realize they had such a wide selection of what is essentially junk. That said, they still make lots of welted Vibram-soled shoes that can be resoled. Benton, Van Ness, etc.
     
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I just like to have the option to iron, and I'm not particularly jumping up and down to buy shirts with more chemicals on them.

    For those who don't like BB, what other options are there in that price range?


    Some of the nicer shirt companies use heat treatments rather than chemicals for non iron treatments.

    And even with a non iron shirt, you still have the option to iron. You have the option to iron a frigging t-shirt if you so desire.
     
  3. sfaith

    sfaith Active Member

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    I am seriously depressed!

    I am an Asian, about 165cm and skinny built (not just slim, at skinny side), living in Singapore.

    I have a charcoal tailor-made suit, which I sometimes wear the jacket as a sports coat from time to time. I know some of you will totally not like it; but since I have a limited wardrobe, I have to maximise the use.

    Anyway, as I want to add some additions to my wardrobe, I have been shopping around for some new sports coat. Nothing too structured, since I want to wear it more casually.

    But the problem is that most brands available in Singapore don't seem to carry a size that fits me. I have been to top-end brands, as well as mid-brands like Uniqlo and Topman. But to my dismay, none carry my size!

    Recently at Topman, I tried on size 34, which is like the smallest size of blazers and sports coat I've tried on. But alas! the shoulder fits okay, but the waist and chest are still too big with me! Sleeves are okay, since I can alter them, but the waist and chest... I don't even know if my tailor can save it all [​IMG].

    Folks, any options or advices for this poor soul? I am totally depressed. I know that I should build my body to a better shape and it will take time. What should I do for my wardrobe in the mean time?
     
  4. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Two quesions:

    What color pocket square with a charcoal suit at a funeral?

    I need a pair of dress shoes for my charcoal suit. Price point is somewhere under $100.00. I might have to resort to some place local. What should I be looking for?
     
  5. enarchay

    enarchay Senior member

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    Two quesions: What color pocket square with a charcoal suit at a funeral?
    White linen?
    Consider spending an extra $50 and buying a pair of discontinued Allen-Edmonds at near half price. Call them up and see what they have available in your size. This way, you'll get a shoe that will last you when you need it for other events. Depending on what style you get (e.g. blucher over balmoral, rough grain over smooth grain), you might have the option to wear them with jeans; of course, I'm not sure how formal you expect the funeral to be. For under $100, the only shoe I can think of would be a Florsheim. They're lower quality, but if you're just wearing them once, it's not that big of a deal.
     
  6. enarchay

    enarchay Senior member

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    What are the rules - if there are any - for wearing loafers with jeans? Can they be somewhat glossy, or does this produce too formal a look? I have these loafers, and I'm wondering how versatile they are for a college environment.
     
  7. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    What are the rules - if there are any - for wearing loafers with jeans? Can they be somewhat glossy, or does this produce too formal a look? I have these loafers, and I'm wondering how versatile they are for a college environment.

    I wear penny loafers with jeans all the time. Shiny is fine. Just make sure your jeans fit well (no sag, no stacking), and are clean.
     
  8. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I am seriously depressed!

    I am an Asian, about 165cm and skinny built (not just slim, at skinny side), living in Singapore.

    I have a charcoal tailor-made suit, which I sometimes wear the jacket as a sports coat from time to time. I know some of you will totally not like it; but since I have a limited wardrobe, I have to maximise the use.

    Anyway, as I want to add some additions to my wardrobe, I have been shopping around for some new sports coat. Nothing too structured, since I want to wear it more casually.

    But the problem is that most brands available in Singapore don't seem to carry a size that fits me. I have been to top-end brands, as well as mid-brands like Uniqlo and Topman. But to my dismay, none carry my size!

    Recently at Topman, I tried on size 34, which is like the smallest size of blazers and sports coat I've tried on. But alas! the shoulder fits okay, but the waist and chest are still too big with me! Sleeves are okay, since I can alter them, but the waist and chest... I don't even know if my tailor can save it all [​IMG].

    Folks, any options or advices for this poor soul? I am totally depressed. I know that I should build my body to a better shape and it will take time. What should I do for my wardrobe in the mean time?


    Children's section. And actually doing this thing we call "eating".
     
  9. enarchay

    enarchay Senior member

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    Thinking ahead for the BB June sale. Are any of the clearenced sports coats worth it? Which ones would you guys recommend and why? Any other clearenced items I should keep a look out for (e.g. scarves and other accessories)?
     
  10. jbwear

    jbwear New Member

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    Does anyone know where to get those Felt boutonnière things? I've seen a lot of people with them and they look really neat.
     
  11. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Senior member

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    I just picked up a shirt that looks almost exactly like this: [​IMG] What would be a good color of pants and shoes to wear this as business casual? (Ad agency, so no tie)
     
  12. wetnose

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    I bought some new mabitex pants and it came with a string-like fabric that is about 1.5cm x 75cm (not thread since its woven together). What is this supposed to be for? It doesn't look like it is a spare for anything on the pants.

    It's the material used to line the cuff of the pants. It gives the cuffs more weight so that the fabric can hang more cleanly.
     
  13. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

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    I am seriously depressed!

    I am an Asian, about 165cm and skinny built (not just slim, at skinny side), living in Singapore.

    Folks, any options or advices for this poor soul? I am totally depressed. I know that I should build my body to a better shape and it will take time. What should I do for my wardrobe in the mean time?


    Save up some money and go see Iris Tailors.
     
  14. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

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    Question on scarves: what colors match best with a charcoal overcoat?


    Burgundy.

    Petrol Blue.
     
  15. enarchay

    enarchay Senior member

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    Recently received some Kent Wang pocket squares. Nice quality, but I have issues with the folded pocket squares constantly falling down into my pocket. Additionally, with the TV Fold, the pocket squares look sort of narrow. I think this has something to do with the small proportions (12x12). Is there a way to overcome these problems, or should I try to get a refund?
     
  16. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    I just picked up a shirt that looks almost exactly like this:

    [​IMG]

    What would be a good color of pants and shoes to wear this as business casual? (Ad agency, so no tie)


    That's a pretty versatile shirt. I'd wear it with tan or gray pants, and brown shoes. Black shoes would work fine too, but I like brown as generally slightly more casual.

    EZ
     
  17. pronxs

    pronxs Senior member

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    as im still in college, im looking to buy a black derby/formal shoes that can be worn casually and also for interviews. i have come to a conclusion that grenson kirk/VE derbies are the best options. any more suggestions, but with similar price to the above mentioned shoes? [​IMG]
     
  18. mikearena

    mikearena Active Member

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    Thought I'd try in here first before starting a separate thread.

    Shoe fit question: I'm a D (medium/standard) width at the ball of my foot, but my mid-foot is fairly narrow. As a result, when I lace up shoes that fit properly in length and width everywhere else, I can't lace them tight enough. In other words, the two sides are pulled together as tightly as possible, but it's still not snug around my midfoot. As a result, my foot slides around and discomfort results.

    Is there anything that can be done for this other than a tongue pad? Is there a certain shoe maker who is known for making shoes with a lower volume mid-foot area?

    Thanks!
     
  19. mrtef3

    mrtef3 Active Member

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    A double-breasted, seersucker suit (blue or gray): yes, no, maybe? Is a vest ever acceptable with a double-breasted suit?

    If I put a gopher in the mailbox, will he go to heaven?
     
  20. onix

    onix Senior member

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    If I put a gopher in the mailbox, will he go to heaven?

    Him, yes. You, no.
     

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