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My navy cotton twill sport coat became threadbare at the elbow.
Might try getting elbow patches sewn on.

a quick search online shows so many choices
if anyone has done this and has any recommendation for what type of patch ... or where to buy... that'd be useful
 

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My navy cotton twill sport coat became threadbare at the elbow.
Might try getting elbow patches sewn on.

a quick search online shows so many choices
if anyone has done this and has any recommendation for what type of patch ... or where to buy... that'd be useful
Good on you for getting that much use from it and still wanting more. Often you see commercial patches (especially on RTW) as oval shaped, but really all you need is a half-moon since it is inside of the sleeve seam where jackets usually wear. A competent alterations / repairs shop be able to do the job.

They may also have views on what to patch with (you don’t need to buy a ‘patch’ - just cut any appropriate fabric to size / shape.

Given the jacket is cotton I would avoid anything like leather. Maybe a lightweight suede if you are after a Cucinelli type aesthetic. Also cotton fades, so I wouldn’t try to match the shade too closely - a bit of contrast can add character. Depending on how the jacket is constructed the alterations tailor may even be able to take a section of fabric from inside the jacket to patch the elbows.
 

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Any recommendations for a shoe/boot to wear for walking to and from work, that could withstand rain and light snow?

Tired of beating up nicer shoes with all the walking I do, rather just keep dress shoes at work.

Ideally they would look good with trousers / a suit so that it doesn't look odd.

Doc marten chelseas maybe?
 

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I have the Tods boots and wear them often with a suit. They are called Gionomo sic or something similar


Any recommendations for a shoe/boot to wear for walking to and from work, that could withstand rain and light snow?

Tired of beating up nicer shoes with all the walking I do, rather just keep dress shoes at work.

Ideally they would look good with trousers / a suit so that it doesn't look odd.

Doc marten chelseas maybe?
 

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I am wondering if would be acceptable to wear a navy wool flannel jacket with an off white cotton flannel shirt:

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I am looking for a slightly more casual look and was thinking about pairing them with a knitted burgundy tie, both are from suitsupply.

Should I stick with a normal white dress shirt or could the flannel shirt look cohesive?
 

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Any recommendations for a shoe/boot to wear for walking to and from work, that could withstand rain and light snow?

Tired of beating up nicer shoes with all the walking I do, rather just keep dress shoes at work.

Ideally they would look good with trousers / a suit so that it doesn't look odd.

Doc marten chelseas maybe?
Alden has a new (ish) model called the Dutton, 3 eyed blucher style in Alpine grain leather with a commando sole, suitable for bad weather, goes with everything except strick CBD.



I am wondering if would be acceptable to wear a navy wool flannel jacket with an off white cotton flannel shirt:

View attachment 1288032 View attachment 1288033

I am looking for a slightly more casual look and was thinking about pairing them with a knitted burgundy tie, both are from suitsupply.

Should I stick with a normal white dress shirt or could the flannel shirt look cohesive?
Perfectly acceptable. Don't over think it, its a navy flannel sport coat, about the most verstile piece you could get for fall/winter. Dress it up with a white shirt, dress it down with your proposed off-white flannel or blue OCBD. Wear it with or without a tie, it will look great (as long as the fit is good)
 

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Good Evening and Happy Thanksgiving!

Idk if this is the right place for this question...but I need to wax my Barbour Beaufort jacket.

I am wondering if anyone has a brand of wax that would be effective to use for this task? Or is the wax made by Barbour themselves the best to use?

Thank you in advance!
 

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Otter Wax should work fine, but personally I'd send it in and let them wax it.
 

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I am wondering if would be acceptable to wear a navy wool flannel jacket with an off white cotton flannel shirt:

View attachment 1288032 View attachment 1288033

I am looking for a slightly more casual look and was thinking about pairing them with a knitted burgundy tie, both are from suitsupply.

Should I stick with a normal white dress shirt or could the flannel shirt look cohesive?
go with what you're planning
a normal white dress shirt would probably dress it up more than you want to



what are the most versatile bow tie colors/patterns?
i don't normally wear a bow tie but every once in a while, i get the urge to try it
I have only a black grosgrain bowtie that i wore with my tuxedo for my wedding
so looking to get something very versatile

like a navy w/ white pin/polka dots?
any suggestions on where to look as well?
 

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US import tax question:

I bought a couple of pants on sale from The Rake. I bought extras on the same style and will return the ones that don't fit. DHL just texted me saying I owe import tax on the package. This has never happened to me before. Should I refuse delivery or just call Rake to cancel the entire order?

Thanks.
 
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hello,

I was wondering if someone has had experience with camel wool suits. How does it compare to regular wool in terms of comfort, durability, etc?
 

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US import tax question:

I bought a couple of pants on sale from The Rake. I bought extras on the same style and will return the ones that don't fit. DHL just texted me saying I owe import tax on the package. This has never happened to me before. Should I refuse delivery or just call Rake to cancel the entire order?

Thanks.
My first pair of Meermins I had to return as they didn’t fit. Later I got a bill for import duties. I just sent a copy of my return fedex label proving I’d sent them back and the bill was cancelled.
It seems that you may get a result here as you keep the items that fit, return the ones that don’t and use the return label to worm your way out of paying the import duty.
Good luck!
 

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My first pair of Meermins I had to return as they didn’t fit. Later I got a bill for import duties. I just sent a copy of my return fedex label proving I’d sent them back and the bill was cancelled.
It seems that you may get a result here as you keep the items that fit, return the ones that don’t and use the return label to worm your way out of paying the import duty.
Good luck!
DHL won't deliver until I paid the import tax. I told DHL I refused delivery and return to sender.
 

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