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

  1. Superstar555

    Superstar555 New Member

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    http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/index.c...-acd46ab1cd12/

    Snagged this yesterday at Neiman Rack for $550, which I think is a pretty good deal.

    Could someone tell me if my AE black captoes will be OK with this suit, or are brown shoes more in order?

    My gut tells me either would work, but I would like confirmation.

    TIA!
     
  2. ArsenalDan

    ArsenalDan Senior member

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    Florsheim Imperials were great, especially their beefy longwings. Besides that, you might consider Johnston and Murphy's Aristocraft line -- same deal. I believe those are both SF-approved, if that matters.

    Beyond that, I like ET Wright; another American company that made solid, solid shoes, including all kinds of wingtips. Their Arch-Preserver dress shoes are contoured to the shape of the foot and have these cool-looking 'Roanoke, Virginia, UNION MADE' emblems stamped deep inside the insoles.

    Nettleton is another (very) old school American shoemaker. Sometimes you can find their stuff popping up in thrift stores or on ebay.


    Thanks for this.

    A couple more questins:

    1) I've now seen this a couple of times: the company "Benchcraft"? Sounds like a shoe-maker that would be a little questionable, but don't know.

    2) Do these companies vary on their sizing?
     
  3. Artking3

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    I'm thnking of buying a pair of trousers which have had darts added. Can the darts be removed without ruining the trousers, and will the trousers return to its original state?
     
  4. Mudhiker

    Mudhiker Senior member

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    I'm thnking of buying a pair of trousers which have had darts added. Can the darts be removed without ruining the trousers, and will the trousers return to its original state?

    Doubtful. What kind of fabric?
     
  5. Artking3

    Artking3 Senior member

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    Doubtful. What kind of fabric?

    Super 150 wool.
     
  6. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    I've got this huge, size 50, buttonless coat from Agnona -- basically, a very elegant cashmere sail -- I'd like to have tailored down to something like a slim-fitting pea coat. Is this advisable, or even possible? I see elsewhere that Zegna charges $10,000 for a custom Agnona coat; it'd be nice to get one for about two-hundred-ish (or whatever the tailor would end up charging).

    Yes? No?
     
  7. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Anyone know where I can find this jacket?

    [​IMG]


    It's probably bespoke, judging by how insanely narrow the sleeves are.
     
  8. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    Is an asymmetrical tie tip a flaw? Or is it normal? I'm wondering about a Luciano Barbera unlined wool/cashmere tie that was purchased new with tags from Wilkes Bashford that listed retail value (as opposed to "compare to" etc.), but I'm wondering if it's possible that I got a second quality tie.
     
  9. 8string

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    Hi all

    I have been browsing these forums for a few days now and must say there seems to be good advice floating around here. I decided to buy a Suit from Jeff the wizard of Aahs and emailed him and told him I heard about him hear and he's giving me a great deal on a Marco Valentino suit from his ebay site.

    The suit will likely need to be altered a bit perhaps the seat waist and thighs let out a bit. I have runners legs. The suit is a super 160's and very light weight and perhaps difficult to work with. can any one recomend a good tailor in the greater Toronto area.

    Thanks
     
  10. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I found this really nice navy Dior suit but I have no idea about their suits. What's everyone's opinions?
    Dior's suits are pretty nicely made, they're just rather expensive and if you're buying online there are MANY fakes out there so avoid anything other then a high end online retailer.also understand the cut is probably best for model bodies and may go 'out of fashion' within a few years in terms of styling.
    My wool trouser's pockets from flaring. Is it the cut, fabric, a combination or something else I'm not thinking of?
    probably means it's too tight around the circumference of your mid-body, thighs, butt, etc.
    Any thoughts from Canadian forum users on Coppley MTM suits. I'm looking at getting one done. the fabric is a Loro Piana Super 120. I've never really looked at Coppley in the shops before. the price tag would run to a little over 1100, with vest.
    Thanks.

    I hear good things about Sammy. I've seen Sam and Coppley and find both will end up fitting nicely with the MTM program but the problem for me is they lack any sort of styling that the designer brands just have built in. There's no room for design with this level of MTM, just a better fit.
    Looking to have a suit made in Toronto/GTA, recomendations/favorite places appreciated.
    PM sent...
    can any one recomend a good tailor in the greater Toronto area. Thanks
    yep, do a search. This has been covered MANY times and there is a very comprehensive list of recommended people... if you've searched and still somehow can't find the threads then message me and I'll link them for you.
     
  11. Z Overlord

    Z Overlord New Member

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    what is an aa tee shirt? pm me please.
     
  12. Yika

    Yika Senior member

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    what is an aa tee shirt? pm me please.


    Could be American Apparel or Alternative Apparel.
     
  13. Mudhiker

    Mudhiker Senior member

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    Could be American Apparel or Alternative Apparel.

    If it's American Apparel, they're pretty good quality cotton. Makes for a good silkscreen job.
     
  14. Z Overlord

    Z Overlord New Member

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    ah, because all shirts I see on this one site come in normal tee and aa tee.
     
  15. milkisgood

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    I'm sure there are a lot of questions about this, but where can I find a business suit that is relatively inexpensive.
    I'm a pretty slim guy, so could someone recommend a store and brand for me?
     
  16. Yika

    Yika Senior member

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    I'm sure there are a lot of questions about this, but where can I find a business suit that is relatively inexpensive.
    I'm a pretty slim guy, so could someone recommend a store and brand for me?


    Inexpensive is much too vague. Best if you can give a range for us to better narrow down choices.
     
  17. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I'm sure there are a lot of questions about this, but where can I find a business suit that is relatively inexpensive.
    I'm a pretty slim guy, so could someone recommend a store and brand for me?


    pretty slim is also vague... height, weight? what's your drop (difference between chest measurement and waist measurement
     
  18. twosaabs

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    One of the members had helped me to I.D. these shoes that I picked up at a thrift shop as probably made by Cheaney. After doing a lot of reading on the forum, I'm now wondering if they are Shell or Calf. Would anyone be able to tell from the photo or be able to give me any ideas about how I can tell?? Any ideas appreciated!
    [​IMG]
     
  19. D Yizz

    D Yizz Senior member

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    I'm going mad over the back fits of my some of my jackets. I need to start buying bespoke! If only I could afford Kilgour or Steed. That or fill out more. Thoughts?

    I just realized that the back vent doesn't close on the navy jacket when buttoned. [​IMG] I can also see an obvious collar gap and roll on the back. (Doesn't lay flat)

    On both jackets, I see excess fabric under the arms.

    An average person wouldn't bat an eye (well, maybe with the weird single vent closing problem), but I've succumbed to iGent obsessive compulsive disorder.

    [​IMG]


    I have the same problem with single vented jackets. The slimmer the fit, the more it opens on the back. I am sure it's due to my muscular quads and rear end.
     
  20. k1d.

    k1d. Active Member

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    I'm looking to start up a decent wardrobe for a college student for when I need to dress up for occasions..

    Currently I have...
    A black TaT suit
    anddddd thats it.

    I'm looking to add another suit to the collection.. what color would benefit me most?
    Khaki/Charcoal/Grey?

    As for dress shirts.. I currently only have one white shirt.. what other variations do you guys suggest?

    I have no dress shoes at all.. looking to get a black and brown pair.. do you guys have any suggestions for brand and models?

    I would love to also grow my sock + tie collection.. and certain brands and colorways/designs you guys think are essential?

    Thanks so much
     

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