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  1. Epsilon88

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    Hello everyone,

    I need to update my ward-drobe, and instead of buying all my clothes at Old Navy this time, I was hoping for something a little more classy. I am in the Hamilton area (near Toronto, Canada). What clothing stores would you recommend that would have classy, and yet still affordable clothes? I just can't seem to find the clothes that I want at places like Old Navy and American Eagle.

    Thanks!
     


  2. RangerP

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    Hello everyone, I need to update my ward-drobe, and instead of buying all my clothes at Old Navy this time, I was hoping for something a little more classy. I am in the Hamilton area (near Toronto, Canada). What clothing stores would you recommend that would have classy, and yet still affordable clothes? I just can't seem to find the clothes that I want at places like Old Navy and American Eagle. Thanks!
    Define affordable.... Affordable is very different for many people on this forum. If you consider Old Navy your price range, I would highly suggest stepping up your budget a little bit. The only things that are "passable" from there are white v-neck T's, V-neck sweaters (when they are on sale for 15$), and... That's it. Maybe a plain colored scarf. Define your price range and we can help you out a little... You'll often hear on these forums that it's much better to buy fewer quality pieces then too have a million cheap pieces...
     


  3. dah328

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    I'm not a bodybuilder, but have always had a hard time getting into suit jackets without divots and puckering. I've been told its because the deltoids, lats stretching the armholes. In my experience it's compounded because I push my arms into my side when I stand and it flattens my biceps. I've recently purchased a M2M suit to get past it, but its still going on in a big way!

    This is the first attempt without alterations, so am not worried about the lack of waist suppression or the tight pants since thats an easy fix, but..

    How do you order a suit to eliminate the upper arm divots? Even the businesses specializing in men's suites and alterations in my area can't help me!

    This is a first ordering of an Indochino suit, so you can also use it to help determine their expected fit on the first try.

    Unfortunately, I don't think it's likely that you'll get something very good without stepping up at least to a higher-end MTM outfit or one of the better Hong Kong tailors. You really need someone who can measure you in person.
     


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    Where can I buy Alden shoes in Toronto? I am interested in a pair of Cordovan dress shoes. Thanks.
     


  5. peace-pipe

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    I saw these boots on Gq and i was hoping some one could tell me who makes them. thanks

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    anyone have any idea? anyone know of something similar maybe?
     


  6. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    ^ Try posting this question in the Streetwear & Denim portion of this site, you will likely have better luck. This area is generally for more dressy styles.

    EZ
     


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    To add to the above

    I tend to avoid Wax because I am too lazy to strip them every few months. Cream works fine for me.


    You're supposed to strip them every few months? How? Serious questions.
     


  8. peace-pipe

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    ^ Try posting this question in the Streetwear & Denim portion of this site, you will likely have better luck. This area is generally for more dressy styles.

    EZ


    oh ok sorry about that i will stop being so annoying
     


  9. EZETHATSME

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    ^ No worries, peace-pipe. Just probably won't get much help here, hopefully you will there. Good luck with your search.

    EZ
     


  10. tsitsikov

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    How do I tell if a Polo Ralph Lauren jacket at a thrift store is a sportcoat or a suit jacket? I can't tell by the styling or figure out the info on the fabric tag.

    The fabric tag is like this Corneliani one from the ID the maker -thread:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...Corneliani.jpg

    Does the 54 7 L at the bottom right on this one imply 54L with 7 drop, maybe? The one I saw only says 42 R - does this mean it's a sportcoat?

    The thrift store has a central distribution center where they take suits apart to sell the pants in one store and the jacket in another, and I need to decide if I need to make a tour of their other, less convenient locations in search of the pants.
     


  11. Newstyle

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    I decided I like the elbow patches and wanted to introduce it into my wardrobe, but I can seem to find the color I was looking for in the shawl collar sweaters, I was looking for tan. Being new to this I am trying to build a wardrobe I can have for some time so my question now is what are people's thoughts on a cream colored sweater. I don't have this color right and I am trying to stay away from anymore navy and dark colored sweaters but I don't know how versatile this is? I was looking at this sweater:

    http://www.rugby.com/shop/item.aspx?...179&cp=3138868
     


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    Apologies for asking this twice, but I hope someone who knows sees this and can help me out.

    I've got a pair of suit pants that are almost destroyed at the bottoms. Unfortunately, they're at just the right height for me, so I can't just hem it. There is plenty of material inside. Can I just have someone cut out the bad section, sew the material back together and then wear the pants cuffed to hide the seam?

    Is it a stupid idea?
     


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    You're supposed to strip them every few months? How? Serious questions.

    BB,

    The reasoning behing it is pretty simple. Shoe cream, is nourrishing the leather and allowing to give a little shine. Shoe wax has different properties, in that it protects the leather and allows to give it a great shine, even a spit-shine when needed/desired.
    One of the inconvenients of the shoe wax is that it covers the leather and does not allow it to breathe as well, even more so if you spit shine.
    Therefore, some and I am part of that school recommend to regularly strip your shoes from the wax.
    In order to achieve that you can : use saphir renovateur, a hair drier and a clean white cloth (to see what you are removing) or alternatively and with much care some acetone that will easily remove the wax.

    Adrian
     


  14. EZETHATSME

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    Apologies for asking this twice, but I hope someone who knows sees this and can help me out.

    I've got a pair of suit pants that are almost destroyed at the bottoms. Unfortunately, they're at just the right height for me, so I can't just hem it. There is plenty of material inside. Can I just have someone cut out the bad section, sew the material back together and then wear the pants cuffed to hide the seam?

    Is it a stupid idea?


    I've never heard of this being done, and it doesn't sound likely to me. However, I'm certainly not a tailor. I'd suggest taking them to a tailor and letting them take a look. Good luck - maybe someone else knows?

    EZ
     


  15. JamesX

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    You're supposed to strip them every few months? How? Serious questions.

    You can use Afta cleaning fluid.

    Though I have never used it personally, Nick V (on this forum) who I trust, recommended it.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=87233&page=2
     


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