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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 Distinguished Member

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    I would personally use some superglue very carefully to stick down as much of the lifted area as possible. I would then use a polish with a fairly high dye content to make good whatever surface damage remains
     

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    Capriari of Italy do a shirt style called the Amalfi.

    It might be the type of collar you're thinking of...

    I'm not sure if they do a polo shirt with the same collar, but it could be worth a look.
     

  3. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    Thanks. Stopping by a leather repair place this weekend to see what they say.
     

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    I have a pair of dress shoes that seems to be the right size but the last has too much volume. Can anyone recommend a thick insole that would make the overall feeling more snug?
     

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    Edit: Sorry, typo. It's 'Capirari'
     

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    Are narrow shoe tree heels more prone to damaging shoes?

    I find when I put these woodlore ones in my shoes, the heel of my shoe stretches to more of a point, as opposed to filling the entire heel as my other ones do. I wonder if that may distort the shape of the shoe heel.

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    Need some thicker/warmer dress socks for winter to go along with my more formal boots, any ideas?
     

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    Hi guys - looking to buy a pair of shoes to complete a tuxedo; would like a pair of velvet or patent leather loafers.

    (1) Is velvet fine? I like the look better than patent leather. Was thinking of something like the below, but open to suggestions for patent leather too. I just don't want laced.

    (2) Any recommendations at the USD300 mark? Not seeing many good options on sale at the moment.

    Thanks!

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  9. Ich_Dien

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    Velvet Albert slippers are OK, not exactly versatile though. The ones you've posted are a bit gauche IMO; black tie should be as minimalist as possible.

    You could try searching for a Belgian loafer if you'd definitely like a loafer style. There's a few on The Rake etc.
     

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    Hi guys - been on the lookout for a couple of light turtleneck sweaters (wool or knitted cotton) that can complement my blazers on more casual days.
    Looking at options under USD120 or so. Besides Club Monaco and COS - any other recommendations? Uniqlo and Grana don't sell turtlenecks this season (in HK) unfortunately. Thanks.
     

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    Would anyone with personal experience have some leads on acquiring a quality silk scarf that wears comfortably against the skin?

    My other more specific requirements are:
    - ideally, an asking price of no more than $250
    - online vendor
    - printed paisley with the colourway predominantly brown, accented with cream/ecru; other colours in the mix are permissible as long as they're included in a minor way, and are relatively muted among the browns
    - preferably, the ends are not tasseled as I want to wear the scarf mainly tucked inside the front of my shirts (I concede these could be cut off if they were a bother to feel against the skin)

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    I see a lot of blazer with flap pockets. I feel like I cannot buy one because it looks like an orphan jacket. How can I find a blazer/sports jackets that do not look like an orphan jacket?
     
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    Pocket style is not a differentiator of suit versus blazer - it’s the fabric that differentiates.

    However, I think what you may be seeking is a jacket with patch pockets.
     

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    I've been having trouble figuring this out too. Im currently planning on commissioning a new suit, but want it to be versatile enough that i can wear the jacket as a SC as well. Is it just an issue that wosrteds dont work for sport coats but anything else could be fine? Atm I'm thinking of a irish linen with patch pockets. Would that be ok or too casual to work as a suit? Would switching patch for flap help at all?
     

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