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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. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    I'd go with a plain hem. Pleated, cuffed pants are going to make you stand out too much given you are still young and in an industry that is both conservative and judgemental.
     
  2. Koala-T

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    Does anyone know of a tutorial on suiting and jacketing wools? I'm curious about different weights, seasons, uses (Suit vs Odd Jacket), that sort of thing. Just a breakdown of fine tailored wools.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Slh

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    I have this pair of shoes, but I realized I'm not crazy about the colour. I would like to darken them to a dark brown. Is there any procedure? Or just apply dark brown cream on the shoes?
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  4. rbhan12

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    Dark brown cream and buff with a horsehair brush after allowing the cream to dry for about 5-7 minutes. Will take several coats to get the color to change dramatically though. Dyeing the shoes could be a better bet.
     
  5. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Is there any disadvantage to using a neutral shoe cream/polish instead a specific color dedicated one?
     
  6. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    I've read on here that neutral polish or cream actually strips color.

    When I polish my shoes though I alternate between neutral and colored wax polish.
     
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  7. mco543

    mco543 Senior member

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    Neutral in my experience is good for removing other polish colors. If you used too much polish or got it somewhere you didn't want it putting on neutral polish and rubbing it off will get rid of it.
     
  8. Slh

    Slh Senior member

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    dyeing, it is something I can do myself or is better to have it done by a cobbler?
     
  9. bringusingoodale

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    not worth the hassle and cost.

    either learn to like them as they are or sell them and get shoe color you want
     
  10. troika

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    Either, it's very easy to do and it will look very very good if done carefully.

    And yes, it is worth it if you like the shoes.
     
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  11. Quesjac

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    I'm looking at a Zegna cotton/silk blend cloth for a travel jacket (2:1 ratio cotton:silk). Is it going to be too shiny, or can silk blends turn out looking decently? It's going to be fairly casual (I hope) given that it's cotton, and I'd use it casually.

    I've got silk/wool jacket which I like but wear infrequently because of the shine; any experiences with such blends welcomed. Cheers.
     
  12. mobobs

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    I doubt it will have any shine. I have a few silk cotton blend pieces of clothing and they have a more cashmere-like feel. On a side note, if you're looking at it shouldn't you able to see if it shines?
     
  13. Quesjac

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    Thanks. Side note answer: looking online, so I can't tell what's shine on the fabric and what's camera flash.
     
  14. abl

    abl Well-Known Member

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    Any thoughts??

     
  15. gotribe

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    My gf spilled a drop of super glue on a pair of dark navy wool dress pants. I've had them dry cleaned twice and asked for them to try the works to get it out. The stain is still barely visible. Any last desperate measures worth trying? Does sandpaper work? How about dye or other cover up options?
     
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    I need budget smart/business casual shoes to be worn with chinos/jeans and a jacket to bunch of college events. I live in Scandinavia so preferably something that can we worn year round, at least to some extent.

    I'm looking to spent max 100€ as I don't want to be too careful with them. Would plain toe derbies be good? All links/suggestions appreciated :)
     
  17. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Try Meermin:

    https://www.meermin.es/index.php
     
  18. Koala-T

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    Solvent? Maybe goo gone with a thorough rinse afterwards and a dry cleaning? I mean, are you going to wear them with the small stain anyway, because I think trying anything else, even what I've suggested is pretty risky.
     
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    I found these green wool pants today, but I can't find anything about the maker. The tag says "Marc Andrew"; is that the company Andrew Marc?

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  20. mobobs

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    Yes, Marc Andrew is made by Andrew Marc. They license out their pants so there's no telling who makes them.
     

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