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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. cjpearson

    cjpearson Active Member

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    hey guys, second post! Just a quick question for all you shoe buffs who've owned Clarks Desert Boots. Picked up a new pair at T S Clark here in Auckland and they fit like a glove. Though, they are very painful to wear, how long can i expect to have to wear them, before they become comfortable? I hear they take quite a while to break in

    Thanks in advance,

    Cam
     


  2. cptjeff

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    hey guys, second post! Just a quick question for all you shoe buffs who've owned Clarks Desert Boots. Picked up a new pair at T S Clark here in Auckland and they fit like a glove. Though, they are very painful to wear, how long can i expect to have to wear them, before they become comfortable? I hear they take quite a while to break in

    Thanks in advance,

    Cam


    There's a clarks desert boots megathread in streetwear, browse through that.

    Here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=27461
     


  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Does anyone know if Testoni shoes are marked in US sizes or another size scale?
     


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    s0rce Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where I can get some slim-fitting cotton-linen blend shirts for the summer months?

    Thanks,
    Lyle
     


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    hey. just have a quick question. slowing growing my shoe collection.

    i just wanted something in a light tan, lighter than "cedar"
    could any of you recommend anything? i have 2 pairs of boots and a pair of loafers, so i guess this would be my first pair of lace ups. i only like hardwood soles and i'm looking for something in a light tan that is versatile enough to do with a suit/jeans. again thanks for your help, i appreciate it.

    looking to go in mid range prices. used are fine and def sales if possible

    thanks


    Check the high end shoe thread for this guy from Italy: http://www.calzoleriasilvestro.com/

    He recently started out and was offering shoes for approx Eur 200 2 months ago. One SF member did buy from him and was happy with the shoes.

    Since you don't have a pair of black captoe oxfords, I recommend you get that first. Although silvestro's Petrarca looks like it may fit your needs though....
     


  7. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    What is considered a long hem? I have ones that have shorter rounded hems, and longer ones. Some like the nicer ones go well below the bottom of the back pocket, while others sit hang just below the top of the back pocket.
    I'd say when it's untucked, if the tail hits the bottom of your pockets and the front is near the bottom of your pant rise then it's too long. Are you seeing the back tail start to curl up or get crushed as you're sitting... Generally I like around say 4 inches, at a guess, longer then my belt. I'd say untuck a shirt, stretch up with your arms, then add another inche below your belt from that point (so basically no matter what you're doing it'll never go above your belt), and that's about the point to cut it. Also keep in mind if it's not overly fitted, cutting it short will make it hang a little weird.
    Shoe fit question: For dress shoes, how much should the heel slide in a properly fitting shoe? Should there be any play at all off the back of the heel, or should the shoe grab the heel through the entire step when walking? - Keith
    Generally, no, heal slippage isn't a good sign. That's not really going to break in much. You can try adding a little bit of padding/grip to the heel if it's a little but any more and I'd say either the shoe has a wide heel or you have a narrow heel. Personally, I have a narrow heel so this happens to me all the time and when it does I look for a last with a narrower heel, or a smaller opening (higher or further back tongue). Loafers are also a no-go, boat shoes are good though becuase you can tighten them around the heel area.
    i have an interview on wednesday...i know it's preached that it's best to go with a light blue or white shirt...keep it simple basically. just wanted to see what you guys thought about this combo...
    that's not what people generally mean when they say light blue. Your shirt is basically a solid dense blue color, in a mid-blue shade. Stick to white if you're not sure. This is what people mean by light blue: (see the difference?) [​IMG]
    Can an orphaned navy suit coat be reborn as a navy blazer? Would new buttons make it official?
    I think this can be done as long as there's no pattern on it. Sportscoats will generally have a slightly rougher texture whereas suit jackets are softer shinier wool, but it's doable. Sportscoats are often a bit shorter and more stylized in the cut too. Just swap out the buttons for some horn or white MOP or gold/silver.
     


  8. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    Question - what's the deal with "single needle stitching" that everyone wants? What is that supposed to imply, or why would someone have that as a preference?
     


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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    Does anyone have any idea of J. Crew suiting measurements? I normally wear a 36R, but I'd definitely want some ballpark figures to check out the fit before buying. I suppose finding a US-FIN proxy is best done via the proxy hookup thread on the SW&D section.

    To clarify my situation, I'm currently looking for a beater summer suit in cotton or linen and I'm tempted by the current J. Crew offerings (esp. the Aldridge in wheat).
     


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    Question - what's the deal with "single needle stitching" that everyone wants? What is that supposed to imply, or why would someone have that as a preference?

    Fabric is folded over differently and stitched with a lockstich. Stronger and smoother seam.
     


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    Anyone know of online stores that can do MTM hawaiian shirts? I know I can google, but if anyone has experience of ordering from such a service I would like to hear about it.
     


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    Any suggestions for designers who carry piped blazers?
     


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    Anyone know of online stores that can do MTM hawaiian shirts? I know I can google, but if anyone has experience of ordering from such a service I would like to hear about it.

    Not sure if they do MTM but they do sell the quintessential Hawaiian shirt, if you grew up watching Magnum, that is. LINK

    If the collar and shoulder sizes are good, the mid section and sleeves can easily be altered by any competent alterations tailor.
     


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    not the best picture.. but any idea what tie this is? trump's son was wearin it on celebrity apprentice, which I never watch but caught a glimpse of it..

    [​IMG]
    URL is http://tinypic.com/r/o9fm83/5
     


  15. josh1233

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    2 quick questions. First, I'm looking at getting a new tux and accessories. Is barathea and grosgrain the same thing? I want the lapels on the dinner jacket and vest to match the tie and have seen both of these in descriptions, as well as the standard satin silk.

    Second question, is it normal to wait 12+ weeks for a shirt from mytailor.com? I ordered my first shirt from them in Jan. and have yet to hear anything on it. Is it worth bothering to contact them about it, or just be patient?
     


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