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  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    You tell the size by reading the writing in the heel. As for worth, they're worth what people will pay for them. Do you have pictures of the soles by any chance? Because you don't seem to have much idea of what to look for.
     
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    I am 6'4" and about 170#. Does anyone know of anyone that makes a cheap(ish) 38XL suit or something similar. I'm 20 and only really need it now for special occasions and job interviews


    ideas?
     
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    I'd love folks' opinion on this pair of Vintage Florsheim shell cordovan wingtips. Do you think they're really shell cordovan? Is it right that they are not "imperial" if the inside tag doesn't say imperial? What are they worth bidding?

    Thanks.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_500wt_1135
     
  4. cptjeff

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    I'd love folks' opinion on this pair of Vintage Florsheim shell cordovan wingtips. Do you think they're really shell cordovan? Is it right that they are not "imperial" if the inside tag doesn't say imperial? What are they worth bidding? Thanks. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_500wt_1135
    Those are almost certainly shell, and they're the lowest end shoe in florsheim's line- which was still a pretty damn good shoe. Royal Imperials they ain't, but those are still very high quality shoes, at least on par with Allen Edmonds or Alden. They don't have the double sole or the leather heel, and if my pair in that line is any indication, only have the leather lining in the heel, with the rest linen. One should also note that those shoes will need to be registered with the coast guard. Fees are donated to the sasquatch protection program.
     
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    What are some of your jacket sleeve and shirt sleeve lengths? 34/35 length on shirt sleeves seems to be the norm and 25" or so on jacket sleeves, which doesn't jive well with my experience.

    I'd have to take the jacket sleeves to about 23" to hit my wrist bone, but I'm comfortable wearing 34/35 sleeves (32/33 feel too short). Does this seem right? Maybe I'll remeasure my sleeves and possibly post some pics.
     
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    I am 6'4" and about 170#. Does anyone know of anyone that makes a cheap(ish) 38XL suit or something similar. I'm 20 and only really need it now for special occasions and job interviews


    ideas?


    6'4" and 170lbs can be portioned out any number of ways. Get your measurements from a men's shop or tailor. A men's shop will often do it gratis on a business card for you.

    As for cheap, look here, eBay, but check for liquidation sales and such from local retailers plus thrift stores in your area.
     
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    hi ... here's some pictures of the writing inside the older shoes I have. How do you tell what size they are?

    thanks ... LOL ... you're right cptjeff ... I don't know anything about these kind of shoes.

    ok .. here's another embarrassing question ... if shoes have this writing on them, does that mean they're hand made?
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  8. drbaw

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    Thinking about getting a m2m Samuelsohn suit for "white shoe" law firm interviews. Can't do anything off the rack because of my anorexic-like 34R size (runs in the family, I eat and exercise just fine).

    Any opinions on the maker? The details that one should get? Navy or Charcoal? 2 or 3 button? Side vents?

    I want the most neutral decent suit possible - I've got BBBF and other suits for when I want to party.

    Also, other clothing item should stock up on before my law school raids my bank account?
     
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    just asking again...

    i got a shirt mtm locally and its a slim fitting shirt. the elbow area is a bit tight when i try to touch my chin, how do i resolve this? do i tell the tailor to widen the elbow or is it the back?
     
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    What do I wear with a light orange sweater? It was a J. Crew impulse buy. It's a light-weight v-neck in "heather persimmon," which looks slightly ligher than this (from eBay) in person:

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    I tried a navy tweed sportcoat, but it just looked "contrived," for lack of a better word...
     
  11. cptjeff

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    hi ... here's some pictures of the writing inside the older shoes I have. How do you tell what size they are?

    thanks ... LOL ... you're right cptjeff ... I don't know anything about these kind of shoes.

    ok .. here's another embarrassing question ... if shoes have this writing on them, does that mean they're hand made?


    I think you found yourself some old bespoke shoes- hence no clear sizing. They would be on a custom last. Find some friends who know their size in nice dress shoes and approximate.
     
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    Anyone know the price range of Goyard wallets ?
     
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    Does anyone know where to purchase tight leather gloves? I have long, thin fingers and every single pair of glove I try on at any store is too loose on me. That's not entirely because my fingers are rail thin (I mean, most gloves aren't skin tight anyway), but I would really like some tight gloves so I don't have to take them off every time I need to reach for something out of my pocket or whatnot.
     
  14. chenzhongbi

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    Can anyone tell me what kind of style the lapels is?
    It was my first ebay purchase, so I didn't pay much attention. The lapels actually point to the side, rather than point upward like most of notch lapels. Are they ordinary? Or they just look dated? Thanks a lot.
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    Can anyone tell me what kind of style the lapels is?
    It was my first ebay purchase, so I didn't pay much attention. The lapels actually point to the side, rather than point upward like most of notch lapels. Are they ordinary? Or they just look dated? Thanks a lot.
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    It's not that low, but not has high as the current "trend", thus it does look a bit dated. A low notch that points sideway is called fishmouth by some author.
     

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