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  1. alexei

    alexei Senior member

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    It's recommended to brush your wool pants and suits after wearing to remove food/dirt. Where can I buy a fabric brush for this purpose?
     


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    It's recommended to brush your wool pants and suits after wearing to remove food/dirt. Where can I buy a fabric brush for this purpose?

    Dry Cleaner's sell 'em
     


  3. Gauss17

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    This is my first time attempting to buy a luxury shirt off ebay and wanted to make sure I was not doing anything stupid, as they say ebay rewards the knowledgeable and punishes the uninformed. I am basically if this is a decent deal and if I may have any issues with fit (that a tailor cannot fix with minimal effort). The shirt is a barbera dress shirt and I rather like the look of it. I normally wear a 16.5 neck, 36/37 sleeve (which it is), and I have other dress shirts in this size that fit me fine (in my opinion), but I don't know if it is going to run short, wide, etc. Chest is probably about 42 and waist 34. Stand 6' 4" and about 190 lbs.

    The link is here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/395-NIB-LUCIANO-...item45f6746fb0

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    (a) Is this a decent deal? (price and authenticity)
    (b) Will I have any obvious issues with fit?
    (c) Is it SF approved?
     


  4. landshark

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    This is my first time attempting to buy a luxury shirt off ebay and wanted to make sure I was not doing anything stupid, as they say ebay rewards the knowledgeable and punishes the uninformed. I am basically if this is a decent deal and if I may have any issues with fit (that a tailor cannot fix with minimal effort). The shirt is a barbera dress shirt and I rather like the look of it. I normally wear a 16.5 neck, 36/37 sleeve (which it is), and I have other dress shirts in this size that fit me fine (in my opinion), but I don't know if it is going to run short, wide, etc. Chest is probably about 42 and waist 34. Stand 6' 4" and about 190 lbs. The link is here: http://cgi.ebay.com/395-NIB-LUCIANO-...item45f6746fb0 Simplified: (a) Is this a decent deal? (price and authenticity) (b) Will I have any obvious issues with fit? (c) Is it SF approved?
    a. You can get Made to Measure (MTM) shirts for the same cost or less online or in person from a tailor. b. It depends on the shape of your body. A shirt that is advertised as "slim fit" isn't necessarily so, and it's hard to know what it will fit like when buying online unless you have something to base it off of (e.g. you own a shirt from the same brand in the same fit) c. Not really. At least not to me. Black is generally avoided in shirts and suits (usually saved for belts, shoes, watch bands, etc.) That shirt would be OK to go out untucked with jeans to a bar or a club at best. I wouldn't reccomend buying it if you don't know how it fits, and because it's a dark shirt and generally hard to wear with anything unless you're going to a bar or club at night. $165 can go a lot farther for shirts.
     


  5. retozimmermann

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    a. You can get Made to Measure (MTM) shirts for the same cost or less online or in person from a tailor.
    b. It depends on the shape of your body. A shirt that is advertised as "slim fit" isn't necessarily so, and it's hard to know what it will fit like when buying online unless you have something to base it off of (e.g. you own a shirt from the same brand in the same fit)
    c. Not really. At least not to me. Black is generally avoided in shirts and suits (usually saved for belts, shoes, watch bands, etc.) That shirt would be OK to go out untucked with jeans to a bar or a club at best.

    I wouldn't reccomend buying it if you don't know how it fits, and because it's a dark shirt and generally hard to wear with anything unless you're going to a bar or club at night. $165 can go a lot farther for shirts.


    I would definitely agree on a) and b) and partly on c). For casual shirts I think black can be very nice. By the same token I would think this particular shirt might look nice with dark (not black!) jeans, a good pair of shoes, and yes, the shirt should probably be untucked for a better result [​IMG] (in this case, not a general rule for shirt [​IMG] [​IMG] ) I don't see this shirt with a suit at all, though.

    One very important point with black shirts is to get rid of them before the cuffs and collar-points look white and shabby. That usually limits the life-time of dark shirts quite significantly in my experience.
     


  6. Germanicus

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    Does anyone here know if Lock Hatters has any problems? Their homepage is unavailable and e-mails haven't been answered.
     


  7. Kensington

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    What are ideal measurements for a shirt? I have a 37" chest (38" breathing in). What would be the ideal actual measurement for the chest of a shirt? Is there a general rule of thumb like 2" above your actual chest size?
     


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    What is the website that has all the sample sales in NYC for the week?
     


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    What are ideal measurements for a shirt? I have a 37" chest (38" breathing in). What would be the ideal actual measurement for the chest of a shirt? Is there a general rule of thumb like 2" above your actual chest size?

    It depends on how tight you like it. I have about 2" and it's pretty tight.
     


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    [​IMG]

    Could someone tell me what brand of shoes these?
     


  11. alexei

    alexei Senior member

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    Looking for where to buy a fabric brush to brush wool pants/suits, what kind of brush to buy:

    Dry Cleaner's sell 'em

    Not my dry cleaner I asked today. Anyone else?
     


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    nice... very well put.
     


  13. simo375

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    are you looking for the brand or style?
     


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    [​IMG] Could someone tell me what brand of shoes these?
    Alden boots.
     


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    Looking for where to buy a fabric brush to brush wool pants/suits, what kind of brush to buy:



    Not my dry cleaner I asked today. Anyone else?


    Kent brushes, they have an outlet on the e-bay!
     


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