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

  1. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Senior member

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    Check out Spier & Mackay.
     
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  2. schuettlerw

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    Spier and Mackay looks good, but would probably end up spending the same as I would on luxire after having them hemmed and maybe tapered..Hmm

    thanks for the help! Will definitely keep all of those in mind!
     
  3. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Senior member

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    Keep in mind the Spier prices are in CAD, so you'll save some cash on the exchange rate. I can also vouch for their great customer service.

    Also, if you sign up for their mailing list, there are very frequent sales.
     
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  4. UrbanTraveller

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    Great Thread! Is it possible to make a tie without interlining?
     
  5. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Sure. For example, some ties are made from silk folded up to seven times to give the same heft and drape that other ties get from the use of a wool interlining.
     
  6. UrbanTraveller

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    Ok, but does it not increase the risk of losing its shape if the tie does not have a wool interlining? Is the interlining always made out of wool and why?
     
  7. HerrPushkin

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    I hope this is the right place to ask, but I'm curious if someone could help me figure out the sizing of Meermin. I wear a 10D in AE Mora 2.0. Meermin told me I should wear a 9UK from them, but AE says their 10D is equal to a 9.5UK. Anyone have experience with them?

    Just fyi, my feet are slightly wide, but not wide enough for me to wear wide shoes. It just takes a few weeks for the shoes to stretch and not cause pain.
     
  8. FlyingCzechman

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    Hi SF, I found this sweater on woolovers, but Im not sure about the fit as the shoulder seam is a bit low imo. Is the fit OK in this picture? Thanks

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  9. BrooksLauren77

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    Why does the fit matter on him? What really matters is how the sweater fits you. To answer your question, the sleeves are a bit long but nothing especially egregious.
     
  10. BrooksLauren77

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    You should ask this in the Meermin thread.
     
  11. FlyingCzechman

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    I want to order it, but the price of the sweater is pretty much the same as the postage if I decide to return it.

    Im more concerned about the fit in the shoulder if it is okay or not, as with my narrow shoulders I will get a similar fit.
     
  12. The Heat

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    Need some advice on a good black work shoe.

    Work attire for me is wool pants, shirt, tie and white coat (healthcare). I'm looking for thoughts on a good black work shoe, not too formal, not too casual.

    I'm thinking about 3-eyelet derby such as the Herring Chalcombe:
    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/herring/chalcombe_derby-shoe/black-calf

    Or maybe a split toe blucher like the AE Delray:
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m...html?dwvar_SF1208_color=1208#q=delray&start=2


    Thoughts on these or other suggestions? I've got a full and semi brogue in other colors in the rotation and am not huge fan of loafers or monks.
     
  13. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    If you're going black, go formal i.e an oxford or balmoral. I always think black derbies look off. A black punched captoe is really sharp, while not quite as uptight as a plain cap. A wholecut is cool if the last is nice.

    With your needs I'd be looking at brown or burgundy. For those, the NST or plain derby work beautifully.
     
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  14. cakv

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    +1 to his advice. The only nice black whole cut shoes I've seen are those with soft chisel toes like those in Carmina's Rain last.
     
  15. clarksdb

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    Is it okay to wear wool trousers with a motorcycle style leather jacket? I'm not sure if the leather jacket works with wool trousers and a shirt tucked in.
     
  16. BrooksLauren77

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    I'd do it, if your shoes aren't too formal.
     
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  17. clarksdb

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    Green carmina wingtips lol. Gonna do it tomorrow then to our work Christmas lunch.
     
  18. mimo

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    I would say go with chinos or something instead. But if you mean those green cordovan derby brogues then I hate you and I don't even care. :)
     
  19. Koala-T

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    My father recently found his father's fedora. It's probably a 60 or 70 year old hat, and it needs some TLC that we don't know how to give. Does anyone know of a hat refurbishing/recrafting service that they trust?
     
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