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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    Opinions on these CJs? Do they look blobby?
    Nope. Lovely, classic derby style. That color's going to be perfect for spring/summer.
     
  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Question on Lobb shoes. There are apparently two Lobb s out there, quoting from link at bottom of this post:



    So which Lobb shoes are regarded as teh shit on this forum? The Hermes version or the ones made by the family-owned shoes shop?

    Or both?

    Linky


    Both are considered excellent in this forum, but you'll see John Lobb Paris (the one own by Hermes) much more often since they have a RTW division. While John Lobb St. James in London is a bespoke-only shop.
     
  3. PipersSon

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    Thank you Onix, much appreciated.
     
  4. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    Another question - I now understand the concept of brands that size small or large.

    With those caveats in mind what are the general rules for sizing fit on sweaters? I'm a 44 R in suits. does that mean I size down one (42) for sweaters?

    Trying to see if I should buy a couple Adriano and Sons sweaters from Yoox.
     
  5. Hannerhan

    Hannerhan Senior member

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    What site do most people use here to host their personal pictures for the WAYWRN and other threads? I haven't done that in the past but would like to start posting...thanks.
     
  6. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    What site do most people use here to host their personal pictures for the WAYWRN and other threads? I haven't done that in the past but would like to start posting...thanks.

    Photobucket.
     
  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Nope. Lovely, classic derby style. That color's going to be perfect for spring/summer.

    Maybe it's the side view that looks blobby to me. The high vamp?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. juliank

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    Is there a reason why you don't just buy Ferragamo? Their shoes are excellent.

    Actually, I want Ferragamo chelseas (Nigel or Flavio) but they are 800 plus. Out of my price point unfortunately. I am willing to buy some used in good condition and have been checking the bay every day now for the last month but none have come up in my size 7.5 or 8 US. I went and tried on some RM Williams due to the recs of this board and they were not sleek enough imo; am open to some C&J or JM Weston's but again price is too high or no used ones in my size have come up on the bay. That's why I was hoping someone from the board could recommend something in a similar vein to the Ferragamos new but between 300-500 dollars.
     
  9. NOBD

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    Maybe it's the side view that looks blobby to me. The high vamp?

    [​IMG]


    Shoes generally don't like wide angle lenses. These certainly don't.
     
  10. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Maybe it's the side view that looks blobby to me. The high vamp?

    [​IMG]


    Yep, it does look blobby. However, as NOBD said, it maybe because of the camera position. Stand far away from the object, zoom in, then take a picture, that will be more accurate proportionally.
     
  11. bleachboy

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    Yep, it does look blobby. However, as NOBD said, it maybe because of the camera position. Stand far away from the object, zoom in, then take a picture, that will be more accurate proportionally.
    Even if it is a blobby shoe, it looks right. It's a suede derby with a rubber sole, I'm not sure I'd want it to be too sleek. I have some black shell Alden plain-toe oxfords that are blobby as hell, and I wouldn't have them any other way! [​IMG]
     
  12. onix

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    Even if it is a blobby shoe, it looks right. It's a suede derby with a rubber sole, I'm not sure I'd want it to be too sleek.

    I have some black shell Alden plain-toe oxfords that are blobby as hell, and I wouldn't have them any other way! [​IMG]


    Oh of course, blobby doesn't mean "not looking good".
     
  13. nakame

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    I just got a vintage knit tie, and the overall length is really short, if tied to a normal length the short end only comes to a few inches long from the knot. Is this a certain style, or reason for this?
     
  14. cptjeff

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    I just got a vintage knit tie, and the overall length is really short, if tied to a normal length the short end only comes to a few inches long from the knot. Is this a certain style, or reason for this?
    The knit ties I've seen tend to be shorter in the first place. Also, vintage ties are shorter as a whole due to several factors- one, people weren't such fatasses. You didn't need the extra length to fit around a 19" neck and drape over a spare tire. Second, the rise on trousers was higher, so you needed less tie to come to the right length right at the waistband.
     
  15. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Question on Lobb shoes. There are apparently two Lobb s out there, quoting from link at bottom of this post:



    So which Lobb shoes are regarded as teh shit on this forum? The Hermes version or the ones made by the family-owned shoes shop?

    Or both?

    Linky


    Both are considered excellent in this forum, but you'll see John Lobb Paris (the one own by Hermes) much more often since they have a RTW division. While John Lobb St. James in London is a bespoke-only shop.


    Both are great shoes but I thought JLP was a bit more stylish
     
  16. Simon Radash

    Simon Radash Active Member

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    Anybody knows how much a suit might cost to be shipped from the US to India?

    And which are the shops online of course that have the best shipping prices on international shipping?

    I have been wanting to buy a suit but my only problem now is the shipping issue. Most of the time certain shops don't even ship internationally.

    All help will be more than appreciated.
     
  17. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Both are great shoes but I thought JLP was a bit more stylish

    Hmm, you can't really compare them since JL St. James is a bespoke shoemaker only, so their styling depends on their customers.
     
  18. Simon Radash

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    The knit ties I've seen tend to be shorter in the first place. Also, vintage ties are shorter as a whole due to several factors- one, people weren't such fatasses. You didn't need the extra length to fit around a 19" neck and drape over a spare tire. Second, the rise on trousers was higher, so you needed less tie to come to the right length right at the waistband.

    awesome explanation. I did not know any of that or maybe did but did not know of it i that sense.[​IMG]
     
  19. Jim Barns

    Jim Barns Well-Known Member

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    Anybody knows how much a suit might cost to be shipped from the US to India?

    And which are the shops online of course that have the best shipping prices on international shipping?

    I have been wanting to buy a suit but my only problem now is the shipping issue. Most of the time certain shops don't even ship internationally.

    All help will be more than appreciated.


    I think you can get a suit shipped from the US to India at about $70-$100.

    But it all depends. You can always decide if a suit is worth buying to be shipped depending on the shipping price. As different shops do offer different shipping prices and options.
     
  20. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    awesome explanation. I did not know any of that or maybe did but did not know of it i that sense.[​IMG]

    As a short, slim guy, it's something I've had trouble with. You tend to remember the things that piss you off every time you want to pick out a tie.
     

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