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

  1. mickey711

    mickey711 Senior Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a pair of grey donegal tweed trousers made by Alongkorn Tailors .

    The fabric I'm considering is by Drapers, reference 6156 IIRC. Does anyone have any insights as to the quality and performance of Drapers fabrics, and is $360 a reasonable price to pay?

    EDIT: Alongkorn Tailors is one of the most storied tailors in the country, but I've had no previous experience with them.


    I forgot to add that their prices are cheaper than Chan (at least for suits cut from VBC fabric) for what seems to be similar levels of craftsmanship. Still, I don't have the slightest idea how much Drapers fabric usually runs for compared to VBC, H&S, etc.

    I also feel ignored [​IMG]
     


  2. ArtOrSartor

    ArtOrSartor Active Member

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    How do you store a knit tie? I think I may be acquiring one in the next month or so. I am a fan of rolling up my woven ties, carefully, and laying them on their sides on a flat surface. Is this still acceptable for a knit tie, or is it better to hang them?
     


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    What would be the most appropriate B&S subforum for me to sell a charcoal Burberry peacoat?
     


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    I forgot to add that their prices are cheaper than Chan (at least for suits cut from VBC fabric) for what seems to be similar levels of craftsmanship. Still, I don't have the slightest idea how much Drapers fabric usually runs for compared to VBC, H&S, etc.

    I also feel ignored [​IMG]


    I hear you, Mickey. Try the cloth thread. And you might find the Donegal suit thread interesting. Drapers ain't cheap.
     


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    BoomDiggs Senior Member

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    How do you store a knit tie? I think I may be acquiring one in the next month or so. I am a fan of rolling up my woven ties, carefully, and laying them on their sides on a flat surface. Is this still acceptable for a knit tie, or is it better to hang them?

    Roll them. Be warned, though, that I left mine untouched for a about three months and they needed to be laid flat for a while to take the ripple out of them. That may have been a product of sub par ties, though.
     


  6. mickey711

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    I hear you, Mickey. Try the cloth thread. And you might find the Donegal suit thread interesting. Drapers ain't cheap.

    Will do NOBD. Thanks.
     


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    How do you remove salt stains from shoes? I'm getting conflicting advice when I try and google it.. Does anyone know of an effective measure?
     


  8. The Day Man

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    How do you remove salt stains from shoes? I'm getting conflicting advice when I try and google it.. Does anyone know of an effective measure?

    Good timing. I just read about this today. I can't vouch for it personally though.

    http://www.valetmag.com/the-handbook...-shoes.php?rss
     


  9. The Day Man

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    I tried on a jacket today that initially looked like a 2 button. When I got the jacket on I noticed that there was a button hole near the bottom of the lapel and a third button that was covered. The jacket naturally fit with this button completely covered. If I wanted to I could have used the third button but it seemed unnatural. I like it much better as a two button jacket except I am not sure if it would look wrong with the random button hole on the lapel. Is this a normal occurrence or should I avoid the jacket if I intend on wearing it as a two button.
     


  10. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    I tried on a jacket today that initially looked like a 2 button. When I got the jacket on I noticed that there was a button hole near the bottom of the lapel and a third button that was covered. The jacket naturally fit with this button completely covered. If I wanted to I could have used the third button but it seemed unnatural. I like it much better as a two button jacket except I am not sure if it would look wrong with the random button hole on the lapel. Is this a normal occurrence or should I avoid the jacket if I intend on wearing it as a two button.

    I think you are describing a 3 roll 2. A very American look, of which I approve. Button only the middle button, and enjoy.

    http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...iday-suit.html

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  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    What would be the most appropriate B&S subforum for me to sell a charcoal Burberry peacoat?

    If 43L or 44L PM to me.
     


  12. The Day Man

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    I think you are describing a 3 roll 2. A very American look, of which I approve. Button only the middle button, and enjoy.

    Thats it exactly. Thanks for the info on it.
     


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    Which Saphir Pommadier Medaille d´Or color goes best for Allen Edmonds Walnut color?

    (Color chart here http://goo.gl/KaEXI )
     


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    double breasted wool car coat.

    Nowhere close. It's longer than a car coat, is actually shaped (car coats usually are not), ect.

    All very well, and largely the same conclusion I came to. Yet, surely this type of coat must have a name. It is almost a polo coat with the belted back and turned up cuffs / patch pockets. Yet it certainly does seem military inspired. Any more leads?

    I really don't think it does. It's like each specific variant of lounge suit doesn't have an individual name. It's an overcoat, with an assortment of specifics that categorize it. It's a belted back DB overcoat with a rather dramatic cut.
     


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    How do you remove salt stains from shoes? I'm getting conflicting advice when I try and google it.. Does anyone know of an effective measure?

    Vinegar.
     


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