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  1. binge

    binge Senior member

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    What is the most that a tailor can take in a trouser waist without drastic ill effects to them?

    More than one inch is likely to produce ill effects. But you can always use a clothespin and a mirror to check at home.
     
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    More than one inch is likely to produce ill effects. But you can always use a clothespin and a mirror to check at home.

    I disagree. I have had much more than an inch taken in before. You may have to bring in the seat some and maybe even adjust the taper, but I have had some way too big pants made very wearable.

    Mike
     
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    AFAIK Boss doesn't sell anything not fused. I am definitely not an expert though.

    For 450CDN you can probably find better. Do you have the equivalent of a Nordstrom's Rack, Saks Off Fifth Avenue, or Neiman Marcus Last Call? You may pay just a little more but you'll get much higher construction and less fashion forwardness.


    Thanks! Didn't pick it up in the end.
     
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    Is there a general guideline about what pocket squares are supposed to contrast/match/accentuate? Should the play off the shirt, brighten the tie, pull together matching the shoes?
    Great question, and the possibilities when it comes to pocket squares are nearly endless. It should complement your shirt/tie/jacket without matching, which is achieved by either picking up an accent colour or coordinating it with a primary colour (though some variation of the two is also good). The only "rule" is that pocket squares should not match your tie, but like all things I'm seeing it done (even although this is classically-speaking "wrong"). Originally, pocket squares were functional (i.e., white linen handkerchiefs) but today are functional as well as fashionable, with the English using them to add a touch of colour to their ensemble; it's to be noted that the English are not as concerned about "matching" their squares and also that, while some in North America seem to think linens are more formal than silk, there's no actual "rule" about this (with the English enjoying their squares in both linen and silk). As to white linen squares, however, there's good discussion about it here: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...-pocket-square ; and you can read more about pocket square folds here: http://ca.askmen.com/fashion/fashion...on_advice.html
     
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    Has anyone seen these Caruso's custom clothiers blazers? I found two DB blazers that were cashmere when I was out thrifting today and I was wondering if they'd be worth anything to sell (too big for me). They seem to be very nice MTM blazers but I need to know if they're worth my time. I can post pics if it will help.
     
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    Has anyone seen these Caruso's custom clothiers blazers? I found two DB blazers that were cashmere when I was out thrifting today and I was wondering if they'd be worth anything to sell (too big for me). They seem to be very nice MTM blazers but I need to know if they're worth my time. I can post pics if it will help.

    why would it be worth anyone's time to help a n00b? You've got 4 posts here...
     
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    This is my first venture into MC and this question isn't intended to be a troll or intentionally stupid (!) Could somebody please explain to me the logic behind "hi shine" shoes? For example, these Barker Arnolds. http://cdn.kurtgeiger.com/dynamic/es...ps-classic.jpg I had always associated this over-emphasised (almost the appearance of plastic?) shine with tuxedo shoes and extremely cheap department store shoes. This could be ignorance on my part. Is the intention that these shoes would require less polishing? Are they intended for specific occasions?
     
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    why would it be worth anyone's time to help a n00b? You've got 4 posts here...
    I love the maturity over here in MEN's clothing. Nice childish behavior. EDIT: Look I'm up to 5!
     
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    why would it be worth anyone's time to help a n00b?
    Right. Here's your post history, then. The reason you're a senior member (Ooooh...) is because you've asked for help three hundred times, not once, like that guy. I'd ask how to make one of those nice facepalm thingies, but I know your reply.
     
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    I really don't know what color I should pick for my V-neck, except blue and red
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    Will be used with jeans-
     
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    un-cuffing the bottom of pants legs ... my main concern is that the fabric may show different levels of wear after dry cleaning and general fading anyone experience good and bad cases?
    ^ if someone can chime in about this, it'd be great as well as another question - do you think pinstripe dress pants tend to look like orphaned suit pants? i just picked up a pair of dress pants on sale at barney's i like the pants ... it's a navy wool pants with a bit of mixed color pinstripe slim fitting but not sure if it'll look like i am just wearing the pants without the matching jacket or something
     
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    Are charcoal suits good for the summer or are they too dark? Same question would also apply to Navy coloured suits, I've always thought that maybe light grey and khaki coloured suits should be the only suit colours in summer.
     
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    Does anyone know if retail prices for Crockett & Jones shoes are lower in London or New York? I'll be in both cities within the next two weeks and want to pick up a pair.
     
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    This is my first venture into MC and this question isn't intended to be a troll or intentionally stupid (!)

    Could somebody please explain to me the logic behind "hi shine" shoes? For example, these Barker Arnolds. http://cdn.kurtgeiger.com/dynamic/es...ps-classic.jpg

    I had always associated this over-emphasised (almost the appearance of plastic?) shine with tuxedo shoes and extremely cheap department store shoes. This could be ignorance on my part.

    Is the intention that these shoes would require less polishing? Are they intended for specific occasions?

    You are correct in that patent leather shoes are generally reserved for formal wear occasions. The type of "high-shine" finish on the shoes you linked is probably a result of a cheap corrected grain finish on the leather. With sufficient effort, one can get just as much or more shine on full-grain leather should you so desire.

    In other words, you are probably asking more about leather quality. If you are not familiar with the difference between corrected grain and full grain leather, you should read up on it (tons of threads on it here accessible through a search). If you are already familiar with that difference, then the degree of shine you prefer on your shoe is largely a matter of personal preference.
     
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    Are charcoal suits good for the summer or are they too dark? Same question would also apply to Navy coloured suits, I've always thought that maybe light grey and khaki coloured suits should be the only suit colours in summer.
    Charcoal and navy suits are fine for summer so long as the fabric weight is appropriate.
     

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