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  1. Flea Spray

    Flea Spray Active Member

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    Sorry if this is a naive question, but I just bought a black off-the-peg suit jacket that has a loosely stitched blue thread across the top of the shoulders. I've seen this sort of thing before on more expensive jackets, but it's never been on one I've bought before. So what is it and what's it for?

    I assume I'm supposed to cut it off, as it's the same blue thread that's been used to loosely stitch the side vents shut.

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  2. deadly7

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    Sorry if this is a naive question, but I just bought a black off-the-peg suit jacket that has a loosely stitched blue thread across the top of the shoulders. I've seen this sort of thing before on more expensive jackets, but it's never been on one I've bought before. So what is it and what's it for?

    I assume I'm supposed to cut it off, as it's the same blue thread that's been used to loosely stitch the side vents shut.

    I've attached a photo.


    Cut it off. Not sure what its utility is, I'm guessing mostly eye-catching (eg how Isaia is red).
     


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    How do I upload an image on this forum? Every time I try it says my file is too large.
     


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    Is a pair of resoled vintage FLORSHEIM inferior to the one with orginal soles? I have an eye on a pair of wingtips on ebay.

    As long as the resoling was done well, they should be fine.
     


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    Sorry if this is a naive question, but I just bought a black off-the-peg suit jacket that has a loosely stitched blue thread across the top of the shoulders. I've seen this sort of thing before on more expensive jackets, but it's never been on one I've bought before. So what is it and what's it for?

    I assume I'm supposed to cut it off, as it's the same blue thread that's been used to loosely stitch the side vents shut.

    I've attached a photo.


    It's called basting. As Deadly7 says, just remove it.
     


  7. Archivist

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    what happened to manton

    Read through transmod for early December. Sad pathetic little spectacle.
     


  8. Archivist

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    1) The soles of these boots have absolutely no grip on them, what can you guys suggest to add grip to these shoes?

    Leather soles? Walking around in them/scuffing up the soles a bit will help. Take them to a cobbler and have topy put on. If they are not leather and they have not traction, no idea.

    If that does not get better after a few wears, describe it to your cobbler, stretching a little may help.
     


  9. Archivist

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    Okay, thanks for the help! I got inspired by the movie American Psycho, where Patrick Bateman wears a black tuxedo, that kind of shirt, and a bow tie. Is that a fashion faux pas?
    It can be done, but it's not the usual thing these days. If you do it, you must wear a tied bow tie, not one of those clip on things. And it looks much better with a shirt with a detachable collar. Wing collar shirts with the attached collar just never look correct. See this: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize= This is white tie, but you can see how substantial the collar is: http://ferdyonfilms.com/gosford_park_6.jpg And here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0viO-Dm52s...tieWooster.jpg An attached collar will just look more anemic. And here: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Contemporary/Shirt.htm Nice picture of attached vs. detached.
     


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    does a white pocket square tv fold have to be paired with a white shirt? Could one do it in the pocket of a tweed jacket, with say, a blue oxford?
     


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    does a white pocket square tv fold have to be paired with a white shirt? Could one do it in the pocket of a tweed jacket, with say, a blue oxford?

    They do not need to match. It's nice if they complement each other. What you describe sounds fine. I'd maybe go for linen.
     


  12. chenzhongbi

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    does a white pocket square tv fold have to be paired with a white shirt? Could one do it in the pocket of a tweed jacket, with say, a blue oxford?

    It goes well with anything, IMO.
     


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    If I want the finished length of a trouser to be 41" and want 2" cuffs, I need to get the heel guard installed at 45", right ?
     


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    If I want the finished length of a trouser to be 41" and want 2" cuffs, I need to get the heel guard installed at 45", right ?

    Yes. But I don't see why you need heel guards though. IMO, heel guards are for 2 things:
    - Damage prevention to the bottom. However, this should not be a problem if one's pants are at the correct length (not too long that they get caught under the shoe heels).
    - Additional weights: Should the cuffs do a fine job already?
     


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    ^^ Thanks

    The trousers are part of a RTW suit and are of the tissue paper variety. As it came with the cloth for the heel guard, I was thinking of getting them added.
     


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