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

  1. sqweegle

    sqweegle Well-Known Member

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    How are the sizesof boggi products? Remember reading somewhere that they run big.

    http://shop.boggi.it
     
  2. NOBD

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    how do i keep my shoelaces on my dress shoes from untying themselves?
    I also tuck the tied laces back into the shoe. Something I used to do in the military - and think it looks less cluttered
     
  4. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    Questions on suits:

    1. What is the general consensus on SF on the best brands for RTW Italian suits? Zegna, Brioni, ...?

    2. Why is it that I see such huge variations in asked for prices (for the same brand) of pre-owned suits on eBay? Some of the Italian suits for example start at $15 or less; others start in the hundreds.... I know that it must depend on age of suit, condition etc, but are there other factors such as line, etcs?

    3. I tried some searches and couldn't find anything - is there a good link on understanding suit makers and brands on SF?
     
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    Are there any good guides around general rules/suggestions of pairing Sportcoats of varying pattern / texture to Shirts / Ties / Pants? I'm newly in the world of being able to wear Sportcoats to work, and have never needed to do so before. I can recognize something that I like and something that I think looks good, but have no clue where to start when it comes to putting something together from scratch. Example - [​IMG]. I can visualize this going with dark grey pants, blue check shirt and a tie of some sort, but recognize I might be off...
     
  6. sqweegle

    sqweegle Well-Known Member

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    How are the sizes of boggi products? Remember reading somewhere that they run big.

    http://shop.boggi.it


    Anyone?
     
  7. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    how do alden's fit compared to AEs? I'm an 11D in AEs, would I be an 11D in alden's as well? Thanks.

    Aldens run larger than AEs. I would size down at least half a size if not a full size.

    Questions on suits:

    1. What is the general consensus on SF on the best brands for RTW Italian suits? Zegna, Brioni, ...?

    2. Why is it that I see such huge variations in asked for prices (for the same brand) of pre-owned suits on eBay? Some of the Italian suits for example start at $15 or less; others start in the hundreds.... I know that it must depend on age of suit, condition etc, but are there other factors such as line, etcs?

    3. I tried some searches and couldn't find anything - is there a good link on understanding suit makers and brands on SF?


    In general I would say that those brands are held in high regard (not the highest but high). The problem is that those brands have been putting stuff out for years. Over the years many of these brands have gone through different phases, trends styles, and different lines. And by the last part I mean that some of these manufacturers have put out diffusion lines. These are lines that are made with much less quality than the higher end lines and are trading on the quality that the brand and worked to build up over the years.

    Buing stuff used on eBay can be a real crap shoot. You really need to know who to buy from and exactly what you are getting. I would imagine that there is a lot of 3 button unvented stuff that be had for a bargain since that was all the rage 15 years ago, but now looks woefully out of style.

    Are there any good guides around general rules/suggestions of pairing Sportcoats of varying pattern / texture to Shirts / Ties / Pants?

    I'm newly in the world of being able to wear Sportcoats to work, and have never needed to do so before.

    I can recognize something that I like and something that I think looks good, but have no clue where to start when it comes to putting something together from scratch.


    Example - [​IMG].

    I can visualize this going with dark grey pants, blue check shirt and a tie of some sort, but recognize I might be off...


    The first thing you should know is that the coat pictured in the image above is most likely an orphaned suit jacket. Most of the time you wouldn't really wear worsted wool with pinstripes as a sport coat.

    As for your first question I would really consider either reading The Suit by Nicholas Antongiovanni or Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser. Both of these have sections that talk about the use of odd jackets as well as matching/combining patterns.
     
  8. KObalto

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    Questions on suits:

    1. What is the general consensus on SF on the best brands for RTW Italian suits? Zegna, Brioni, ...?

    2. Why is it that I see such huge variations in asked for prices (for the same brand) of pre-owned suits on eBay? Some of the Italian suits for example start at $15 or less; others start in the hundreds.... I know that it must depend on age of suit, condition etc, but are there other factors such as line, etcs?

    3. I tried some searches and couldn't find anything - is there a good link on understanding suit makers and brands on SF?


    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...suit+hierarchy
     
  9. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    2. Why is it that I see such huge variations in asked for prices (for the same brand) of pre-owned suits on eBay? Some of the Italian suits for example start at $15 or less; others start in the hundreds.... I know that it must depend on age of suit, condition etc, but are there other factors such as line, etcs?

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    Starting prices on Ebay are just marketing.

    If you start something cheap people think BARGAIN. They start thinking it's already won. They start bidding. Soon you have a bidding war. The ideal is to combine a low starting price with a well written description. With luck you end up with a handful of people thinking you're a victim they are going to steal from.

    If you start high you turn off the bargain seekers.
     
  10. PipersSon

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    Biggskip, KObalto and Nicola - thank you.
     
  11. Brandon -B-

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    I have a Filson Tin cruiser. The Idea was to get a classic light jacket that showed patina similar to a leather jacket without leather. My wife hates it and says it's a farmers jacket plus it has a waxy cottony smell. How does this forum feel about something like this in general?

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  12. Biggskip

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    I have a Filson Tin cruiser. The Idea was to get a classic light jacket that showed patina similar to a leather jacket without leather. My wife hates it and says it's a farmers jacket plus it has a waxy cottony smell. How does this forum feel about something like this in general?

    You may get more of a response if you post this over in the SW&D section.

    That said, that particular jacket is a little casual. If it's not too late you may consider changing jackets into the cover cloth. It's a little softer, but still has the waxed cotton water resistant benefits you may be looking for.

    As for the smell, well it's an acquired taste (er...smell), but over time it will dissipate).

    If you do decide to change coats, look at Crane's Country Store. Their prices are better than Filson's, and if you call them personally they will cut you a rate and usually throw in free shipping.
     
  13. junglcmndo

    junglcmndo Well-Known Member

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    Can you wear slim fit pants with a classic fit shirt?

    Thanks
     
  14. kungapa

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    Once again, regarding Swims, haha:

    Do they run TTS, or should I get larger than recommended? I tend to be a 8.5 US in size, and the Swims sizing chart suggest M, but I have heard here that they tend to run small. Should I size up to medium?
     
  15. gyasih

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    Is $300 a good price for church's Custom Grade, Black Captoe w/o box? Also, would the 11F be too big, I typically wear 10E C&J (348 last)?
     

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