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  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Does anyone know if you can view swatches from the Harrisions oyster book online?

    The best resource I have found for viewing Harrisons' cloths online is the flickr images maintained by Sf member Andrew Rogers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishcloth/. But I dont think the Oyster book is online there. You might try contacting Harrisons or your area distributor for swatches.

    does anyone know how to remove the scuff marks on these suede shoes? they don't come out using a crepe brush

    A suede rubber sent free by Pediwear works best for me. But I personally dont mind the scuffs, in fact I think it adds some 'character' to the shoes
     
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    Dude, that IS the point of plain black captoe.

    +1 The Weybridge in chili would be a terrible choice for interviews. Bite the bullet and get a nice pair of black captoes (doesn't have to be AE)
     
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    Hi,
    I am considering purchasing a deep navy blue pair of lace-ups dress shoes...what do they go with?


    Not much. Tried a pair myself once (wingtip bals) and couldn't make them work with anything...black just looked better.
     
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    Anyone have any tips for taking the "shine" out of silk? I have a plain gray silk tie that is a little too shiny for my tastes. I remember hearing some old lady talking about some way to dull silk a bit but I haven't a clue what it was. Ring any bells with anyone? I'm not going to wear the tie as is so I'm prepared to experiment.
     
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    Hello all,
    I'm quite new to SF and had a quick question regarding dress shirt collars. I'm looking to see if there are any general rules for what works/looks best. I work in an office setting. I generally wear ties about 3-4 days a week (usually with a windsor knot).
     
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    moderntailor.com easy care, anyone try one of these shirts? they are 100 percent cotton and I was wondering about the feel of them versus regular, and how easy are they really.
     
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    Hello all,
    I'm quite new to SF and had a quick question regarding dress shirt collars. I'm looking to see if there are any general rules for what works/looks best. I work in an office setting. I generally wear ties about 3-4 days a week (usually with a windsor knot).


    Hopefully somebody who's more informed can chime in, but for what I know the knot is much bigger on a windsor and thus you want a collar that's wide enough to hold the knot. Thus probably a spread collar or cuttaway should work. If you have a narrower collar like a point, probably a four-in-hand works better.
     
  8. hamzilla

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    Anyone have any tips for taking the "shine" out of silk? I have a plain gray silk tie that is a little too shiny for my tastes. I remember hearing some old lady talking about some way to dull silk a bit but I haven't a clue what it was. Ring any bells with anyone? I'm not going to wear the tie as is so I'm prepared to experiment.

    As far as I know unless the silk is made to be dull, you can't do anything.
     
  9. JMSBNSN

    JMSBNSN Senior member

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    How do I wear a black blazer casually?
     
  10. hamzilla

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    How do I wear a black blazer casually?

    Provided that it doesn't have brass button. I'd pair it with blue jeans and button-down collar shirt & white leather trainers (large plaid shirt should also work).
     
  11. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    How do I wear a black blazer casually?
    Some ideas...
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  12. hamzilla

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    Hello all,
    I'm quite new to SF and had a quick question regarding dress shirt collars. I'm looking to see if there are any general rules for what works/looks best. I work in an office setting. I generally wear ties about 3-4 days a week (usually with a windsor knot).


    Anything but button-down collars. Spread collars also work if you want something different but you need a little bit wider tie.
     
  13. Smudge

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    Hello all, I'm quite new to SF and had a quick question regarding dress shirt collars. I'm looking to see if there are any general rules for what works/looks best. I work in an office setting. I generally wear ties about 3-4 days a week (usually with a windsor knot).
    Welcome to SF, rather that buying shirts to work with your chosen tie knot, you might like to consider which collar style works best with your face-shape. I read somewhere that spreads / cut-aways work better if you have a thin face; point collars work better if you have a rounder face (or was it the other way round? :). I'm no expert here but noticed that some collars look much better on me than others. Try a few different styles and see which suits you best. If you really are hooked on Windsor knots, then (as has already been mentioned), they tend to work better with wider / spread / cut away collars since they need more room.
     
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    The best resource I have found for viewing Harrisons' cloths online is the flickr images maintained by Sf member Andrew Rogers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishcloth/. But I dont think the Oyster book is online there. You might try contacting Harrisons or your area distributor for swatches.

    Thanks!
     
  15. iamthedude

    iamthedude New Member

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    Hello! Newbie here

    I got a white shirt I really like at nordstrom rack 2 years ago. It cost me $30 + $34 for altering. Shirt fits really well but its now falling apart and I need to get a new one. I checked the local nordstrom rack but they didn't have what I'm looing for (size 17" neck, 36" sleeve, white, NO pleats or darts, straight collar, long sleeve, 100% cotton, preferably barrel cuff [but will accept french cuff] shirt). I checked ebay and they have a few shirts that may fit what I'm looking for but I'd really like to get an inexpensive shirt.
    So where can I find a shirt with the specifications I'm looking for for cheap?


    tl;dr: I am looking for size 17" neck, 36" sleeve, white, NO pleats or darts, straight collar, long sleeve, 100% cotton, preferably barrel cuff (but will accept french cuff) shirt for cheap. The fit doesn't make too big of a diffence because I will get it tailored to a very slim fit. Where can I find this?

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    edit: shirt will be tucked in, not left out
     

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