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  1. MikeSalvino

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    Thank you ....I weep for the Republic also.....[​IMG]
     
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    I have a Rugby Sportcoat and it says made in Macau
     
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    stainless steel bracelet watch w/ black face together with brown shoes?
     
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    So I mostly hear about british shoemakers, Edward Green, John Lobb, Crockett and Jones, Cleverley, and I also hear about american shoemakers, Allen Edmonds and Alden. I will rarely hear about france's Corthay but not really any other "foreign" shoe makers. The comprehensive list is a bit *too* comprehensive. My question is, what are the best shoemakers outside of the US and the UK? also What do you guys think of the Saks Fifth Avenue house brand. I saw a Saks topcoat (in black) that had an MSRP of 1000, but was on sale for 200. It seemed like a solid topcoat but I was curious what you fellows thought of the brand. I don't plan on spending more than 350 for a top coat, so it seemed like a pretty good deal.
     
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    Has anyone dealt with makeyourownjeans.com?

    If so, comments??

    Thank you.
     
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    BTW I did do a forum search on this and only got threads from Streetware and Denim. (They're not as nice over there.....)[​IMG]
     
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    I have a Rugby Sportcoat and it says made in Macau

    Thanks! I just won one on eBay, for $96 NWT. I figured since the description says "Imported", it wouldn't be somewhere worth mentioning. How do you find the quality?
     
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    I want that charcoal Marc Jacobs suit that Owen Wilson is wearing in this picture. I am not the Monopoly man. How can I replicate the style but keep things under $800 or so?
     
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    Can anyone recommend and Upper East Side NYC tailor? Need to have a pair of suit pants taken in and potentially slimmed down? Don't want to brake the bank either... Thanks in advance!
     
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    Thanks! I just won one on eBay, for $96 NWT. I figured since the description says "Imported", it wouldn't be somewhere worth mentioning. How do you find the quality?

    It's pretty decent quality, but I think it isn't very consistent. My Sportcoat is on par with some Polo pieces, but that can't be generalized for the whole brand.

    I think at discount prices (like yours) it's a good buy.
     
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    Figured I would post this here first. Does anyone know where to find a "ban-lon" polo? Apparently it is one with a waistband and striped collar (see newest GQ for a picture). I was hoping to find one without paying the $125 Gant price tag! Thanks in advance.
     
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    I know some things on a suit jacket are more easily altered than others, but what about lapels?

    I've been given an old suit with wide lapels (the tips of the lapels are no more than 1.5 inches from the line where the sleeves join the shoulders) and would like it altered to give it a more modern look.

    Is it an easy job for a tailor to shave a bit off the lapel, or is it one of those jobs that has knock-on effects that require further alteration of the jacket?

    Or should I just leave it as it is? Are wide '70s lapels still a major faux-pas? It's a medium blue three-piece, so I'd say it's more of a casual suit than a business suit. It's mainly been worn to weddings and other 'party' events before I got it.

    Authentic 70's casual clothing is very acceptable these days (after being social suicide in the 80s and 90s), but I have no idea about what retro details are acceptable in a proper woolen suit.

    Here's the closest image I could find on the Web to it, including its check pattern:

    http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5074/jacketl.jpg
     
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    Or should I just leave it as it is? Are wide '70s lapels still a major faux-pas?

    Actually, with a bit of help from Tom Ford, they're coming back into fashion at the moment. A lot of 70's stuff is creeping into womens fashion as well.
     
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    I know some things on a suit jacket are more easily altered than others, but what about lapels?

    I've been given an old suit with wide lapels (the tips of the lapels are no more than 1.5 inches from the line where the sleeves join the shoulders) and would like it altered to give it a more modern look.

    Is it an easy job for a tailor to shave a bit off the lapel, or is it one of those jobs that has knock-on effects that require further alteration of the jacket?

    Or should I just leave it as it is? Are wide '70s lapels still a major faux-pas? It's a medium blue three-piece, so I'd say it's more of a casual suit than a business suit. It's mainly been worn to weddings and other 'party' events before I got it.

    Authentic 70's casual clothing is very acceptable these days (after being social suicide in the 80s and 90s), but I have no idea about what retro details are acceptable in a proper woolen suit.

    Here's the closest image I could find on the Web to it, including its check pattern:

    http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5074/jacketl.jpg


    It can be done, and I don't think it's too difficult. I would go for it, personally. Have them taken down to a nice classic size that will look good regardless of trend. 70's stuff may be coming back in, but I still think lapels that make you look like you should be calling air traffic control are rather ugly.

    And it shouldn't require any other alterations to the jacket.
     

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