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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. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    An open laced plain (PTB) or cap toe shoe might also work.
     
  2. Darkside

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    Those would absolutely work, but they would be even better if they were in a textured leather such as pebble grain. Look at the Loake Pimlico or Kempton, depending on what color you like. Suede Chukkas are sneaky versatile.
     
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  3. ebayhtl

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    Could I please get some quick thoughts on these burgundy wholecuts and how they would fit with CM suits?

    I like the idea but can't quite get used to their look, being generally used to Oxfords.

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    Also interested in quick thoughts on whether these would fit with CM suits or business casual, they seem a bit light coloured forme but do like single monks.

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    Cheers.
     
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  4. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Wholecuts are oxfords. Formalitywise, in both type and color, the wholecuts would be more appropriate with a suit.
     
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  5. conker2507

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    Hi, everyone !

    I'm looking for brown oxfords similar to these :

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    What would you recommend ? Budget : approx. $ 600

    Thanks in advance !
     
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  6. Konstantinos343

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    Guys, can a blazer replace the jacket during the winter? Or will I need to buy an overcoat as well when going formal?
     
  7. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    It looks like you want something with a chiseled toe. Something from Crockett & Jones on the 348 last would work and I think is in your price range.
    Really depends on your climate, e.g., typically a blazer will not be warm enough for a NY winter.
     
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  8. Crail

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    I recently (since starting to lurk here) decided most of my suits fit too large. So I purged. Here you have the only survivor of the "pre-SF" suits, which I think fits well, but as I'm rather new at determining good fit, I'm seeking a second opinion. I also lost a few pounds so the pants do fit a little loose in the waist, but probably not noticeably so.


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  9. breakaway01

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    I think that looks pretty good from what I can see--better than most suits that you'll see out there. The shoulders, chest, and collar seem to fit properly and the jacket sleeve length is good. The jacket length is short for a 'classic' fit but it's in line with current styles. I also think the jacket buttoning point is slightly high, but again this is currently in fashion.Trousers look okay from here--personally I think they are a hair short but I know others would think they are just right. Overall it's certainly worth hanging onto as you rebuild your suit collection.
     
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  10. Crail

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    Thanks. That'll save me one suit replacement.
     
  11. pnin22

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    How do I prevent the points of my collar from curling? For example, this is a cotton oxford after a day of wear after being ironed with steam. I've never tried starch though
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    Preferably, removable collar stays.

    I've seen shirts with sewn-in cardboard stays, which - particularly when over-aggressively ironed - do worse things to a shirt than no collar stays at all.

    Although assuming the shirt pictured in pnin22's post doesn't take removable stays, it occurs to me that a little starch might do good things for the looks of that collar. Granted, starch is employed far less commonly in laundering shirts than was the case in my father's day, but it's still got its uses. At the very, very least, it's surely worth a try in this case.
     
  14. Veremund

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    Looks fine to me too. :)
     
  15. Slh

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    I have a pair of trousers which suffers of pocket flaring. Apparently it is caused by the hips area being too tight and letting out material on that area would improve the issue.
    The problem is that they are cotton trousers and I would like to know if letting out material would result in marks on the fabric. Also, is there some "trick" to reduce pocket flaring without letting out material?
     
  16. pravda

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    Same thing happened to me. I increased my cardio, reduced carb intake and lost 10 lbs.
     
  17. Slh

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    I'm skinny ( 5ft7- 125lbs) I just messed up the measurements on luxire lol.
     
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    Can I get fit advice before I place my next order? I think the neck and shoulders are good. I'm thinking the chest needs to come in at least an inch and the sleeves need to come up (maybe 1/2 inch, maybe more). I'm not sure about the waist.

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    I agree that chest needs to come in some. I think sleeves ok. Try on SC and evaluate cuff showing. Also, are allowing for shrinkage?
     
  20. Konstantinos343

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    I think I made it right this time.

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