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  1. Vecna

    Vecna Senior member

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    I'd like some advice on shoesizing. I dont have too many dress-shoes so could anyone advice me what size fits me best generally in dress-shoes, I realise it differs between brands but whats best in most cases, a UK 7 or UK 8? My feet are about 26 cm. From those i tested I often find 41 a bit pinchy and 42 too big but I guess going with the smaller ones is the better option or? Will i manage to stretch them out so they fit me well? Best would be if a fellow 26 cm foot person could give me some advice.
    The equation for UK shoe size is listed here. To have those inches listed in centimeters you can also read here. I have a feeling you may not be measuring your foot right since 26cm is a size 6. When measuring, be meticulous. Measure it while wearing a thin sock by eye. Compare that measurement against drawing a line around you foot (pencil straight down) on paper. With the pencil method, subtract half a size to make up for the error caused by the pencil. If your foot is 26 centimeters, unless you're wearing some shoes that run quite small, size 8s should be slipping off of you. Remember, you shouldn't be able to get a finger behind your heel.
     


  2. Shigeru

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    Okay, thats helpfull, I can usually get a finger down on size 8 (If useing a little bit of force). I measured my foot using a ruler against a wall standing on it so it should be pretty accurate. I guess I will go with 7's from now on then.
     


  3. Smudge

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    How many you actually condition the leather soles of your shoes when you condition the rest of it?

    I do but only occasionally (like every 4-6 months) or when the soles looks like they are drying out and might start cracking if I didn't give them some attention. I don't use very much product and make sure I leave plenty of time (a couple of days) before I wear the shoes again.
     


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    Is this sleeve too short? If it is (and provided there's enough fabric) can a good tailor let it out?
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  5. jhk94

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    How do you tell suits from the precursor to the Calvin Klein Collection label? I got one recently, gray/blue microcheck, Saks 5th label, "Calvin Klein/Made in France" label; black with white text. Pants have no belt loops, for whatever that is worth.

    Is this just a white label with a black label? Or is it a 'real' black label, or is there any way to tell?
     


  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    The shoulders on one of my suits are wrinkled. Can these be pressed out? I've never worn the suit

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    Sometimes this goes away when you actually put the jacket on vs. on the hanger. If it doesn't, you need a tailor to fix it.
     


  7. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Is this sleeve too short? If it is (and provided there's enough fabric) can a good tailor let it out?

    If your dress shirt reaches where it should on your wrist, looks like you'll be showing at least an inch of cuff. Look to see how much fabric is folder under. Lengthening is easy enough - but if you let it out more than an 1/2", you'll have to consider moving buttons.
     


  8. Sanguis Mortuum

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    The shoulders on one of my suits are wrinkled. Can these be pressed out? I've never worn the suit

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    I assume that the side with the wrinkles is the rear of the shoulder seam? The back is usually eased into the shoulder seam and the extra length is pressed out. Here it looks like something went wrong, either too much has been eased in or it hasn't been pressed properly. You could try pressing it yourself, use steam to try to shrink out the excess length, but don't press more than 2" onto the back since you don't want to shrink out the fullness over the shoulder blades. If this doesn't work then, as teddieriley says, you'll need a tailor to open the seam and resew it.
     


  9. Miles Gloriosus

    Miles Gloriosus Senior member

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    Does anyone know the histories behind continuous lap and buttoned slits on sleeves?
     


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    Is it too '90s' to wear a t-shirt under a shirt (for example a checkered lumberjack shirt)?
     


  11. Nicola

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    Is it too '90s' to wear a t-shirt under a shirt (for example a checkered lumberjack shirt)?

    Oh I wouldn't worry about the undershirt

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    [​IMG] Could this jacket be worn as a 3 roll 2?
     


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    Why are there items in the FS section being sold for so cheap. Like RLPL suits for 1000. It seems sketchy.
     


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