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  1. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Well, it's not about $10. It's about not buying anything that I won't use, no matter how much it costs. If someone gives me a free shirt that does not fit me or is of inferior quality, it's still a waste, because I will never wear it. Same with these belts... I have very little experience with canvas belts, so I lack the knowledge needed to make this decision on my own.

    I think it's worth trying them. Why not?
     


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    Is anyone here acquainted with any adults who wear a size 34 suit? I mean adult in the most technical sense, 18+.
     


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    I have an interview on Monday.

    My suits are slim, with tapered legs. (Hickey, RLPL St. Andrews) My interview shoes are C&J black balmorals and I only own white semi-spread collared shirts, I sometimes feel that my interview attire is too rakish for a student looking for an entry level position. Especially in DC.

    Would it be inappropriate to wear a roomier (not ill-fitting) odd jacket and trousers to the interview? Both solid navy or gray. Tie included, of course.

    I really ought to get a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald or Golden Fleece suit.



    No one will pay attention to nor notice that your suits are high quality, that the pants have a slim leg, or that your shoes are CJ. Unless they're some ridiculous color or pattern, or you've had the pants altered such that they're absolutely painted on your legs, wear a suit.
     


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    What color sweater vest goes best with a grey herringbone jacket/navy pants? What about shirt color?
     


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    Any idea who made this loafer for Palmer, London? I'm guessing Grenson given the inscription inside. (Sorry about the poor quality / big size of pix - I'm new to posting photos [​IMG] )

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    thanks.
     


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    mabitex pants sizes: do they only come in even numbers? if i'm a 31, what size should I be wearing?
     


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    Does anyone know about the quality of the Barker Checkmate collection? There is a new pair of these on ebay for ~130pounds. What styles of Barker shoes are SF approved?
    Thanks
     


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    My question is: Where can I buy Takahiro Miyashita´s "Fuck You" hoodie?? I live in Finland... :/ I´m really desperate... Help me if U can... [​IMG]
     


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    No problem, but it's not traditional. Removing the belt and loops creates a cleaner more streamlined line - very inkeeping with todays slim suits, wich are more fashion forward.

    Really? I think traditionally suits often were worn with suspenders and/or side adjusters and had no belt loops. Also, trad and traditional are not completely synonymous.
     


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    Is anyone here acquainted with any adults who wear a size 34 suit? I mean adult in the most technical sense, 18+.

    Yes.
     


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  12. acecow

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    mabitex pants sizes: do they only come in even numbers? if i'm a 31, what size should I be wearing?

    Yes, they only come in even numbers. At least that's all I've seen. I wear 31/32 myself and always go for 32 Mabi/Inco. They are quite slim in the leg and I probably wouldn't be able to fit into a size 30; however, if the waist does not fit me perfectly, it's easy to take it in a little bit. Any tailor will be able to fix the waist.
     


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    What are these things called that Ron Hubbard is wearing (Sorry not the best subject but oh well)? It's a hankerchief like thing but has a particular name. http://www.evilscale.com/vote.aspx?nomineeid=42
    Neckerchief or ascot. There's a difference between the two, but I don't exactly remember what it is. He is wearing an ascot, most likely.
     


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    Well, it's not about $10. It's about not buying anything that I won't use, no matter how much it costs. If someone gives me a free shirt that does not fit me or is of inferior quality, it's still a waste, because I will never wear it. Same with these belts... I have very little experience with canvas belts, so I lack the knowledge needed to make this decision on my own.
    It's a canvas web belt. They're not very complicated things. Some fabric in a fairly simple weave for a machine to make, sewn off on both ends to prevent it from fraying. If the stitching does come undone, it's 10 seconds to fix on a sewing machine. And two metal rings. At retail, a pair of those costs a buck fifty or so. Leather belts cost much more becuase they're made of nice leather. Usually. Cotton is cheap. Polyester is cheap. So fabric belts are going to be a lot cheaper unless somebody's trying to rip you off. Those are priced pretty reasonably for what they are. Cost on 'em is probably about $1 or so, and the rest of it is freight and shipping. Also, thanks for calling my attention to that. Now I need to decide what color I want...
     


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    It's a canvas web belt. They're not very complicated things. Some fabric in a fairly simple weave for a machine to make, sewn off on both ends to prevent it from fraying. If the stitching does come undone, it's 10 seconds to fix on a sewing machine. And two metal rings. At retail, a pair of those costs a buck fifty or so.

    Leather belts cost much more becuase they're made of nice leather. Usually. Cotton is cheap. Polyester is cheap. So fabric belts are going to be a lot cheaper unless somebody's trying to rip you off. Those are priced pretty reasonably for what they are. Cost on 'em is probably about $1 or so, and the rest of it is freight and shipping.

    Also, thanks for calling my attention to that. Now I need to decide what color I want...


    Thanks for the reply. I was looking for a canvas belt for a while now. I felt uneasy paying $50+ dollars for one at BB or RL. So ebay was left as the only option. I ordered the one in brown. If it's of acceptable quality, I will probably get some more later.
     


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