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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

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

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    I may get flamed for this but I need to know where to search for the most comfortable pair of dress shoes, preferibly cordovan in color for around $200.00. Any good brands would help. Websites that sell your suggestions, etc... thanks.

    Allen Edmonds are readily available in that price range, and offer good value for the price.
     
  2. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    Wondering what sort of knot works best for knit ties. Is it FOH? Something else?
     
  3. payoffwizard

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    How's the quality of tiebar.com ties? I'm looking for cheaper ties as my budget prevents me from spending $75+ per tie, as much as I feel I should build with hogh quality staples.
     
  4. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    How's the quality of tiebar.com ties? I'm looking for cheaper ties as my budget prevents me from spending $75+ per tie, as much as I feel I should build with hogh quality staples.
    Google the local thrift stores in your area. If you visit them once a week, in about a month, you'll be up to your collar in Brooks Brothers, Liberty of London, Zenga, and with a little luck, perhaps a Borelli or Brioni to cap it off. Usually 2 bucks each but sometimes 3 or 4. Try to stick to simple, classic designs and moderate widths.
     
  5. ultimaz

    ultimaz New Member

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    Does this outfit work? Charcoal stripe suit with oxford blue striped shirt and navy bow tie. Stripes are of different widths and spacing. Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Artking3

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  7. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    What do you all think about these shoes Florsheim Imperial ? I have a $100 store credit at Mens Wearhouse and thought these might be a good buy. I havent owned Florsheims before, and am not certain about the slightly square toe. I would wear these with suits. Thanks
    The Florsheim Imperials of old were great shoes, and if you can get a vintage made in USA pair you won't go wrong. Contemporary Florsheims are not up to par. Consider Allen Edmonds from Mens Warehouse to use your credit on shoes.
    Classic 2B navy blazer: RL "green label" @ $49 (on sale) OR Jos. A Bank @ $10 (Goodwill, condition=very good)? Gun to your head.
    Vintage JAB was perfectly servicable. If it's 10 years old or less I'd opt for the RL.
    Wondering what sort of knot works best for knit ties. Is it FOH? Something else?
    I always use a Four in hand for a knit tie.
    Google the local thrift stores in your area. If you visit them once a week, in about a month, you'll be up to your collar in Brooks Brothers, Liberty of London, Zenga, and with a little luck, perhaps a Borelli or Brioni to cap it off. Usually 2 bucks each but sometimes 3 or 4. Try to stick to simple, classic designs and moderate widths.
    x2. There's nothing wrong with a used quality tie and it's certainly preferable to a new garbage tie. Think of it as recycling.
    Does this outfit work? Charcoal stripe suit with oxford blue striped shirt and navy bow tie. Stripes are of different widths and spacing. Thanks in advance.
    Sounds reasonable. Pics?
     
  8. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    No, Incotex, Mabitex or Epaulet.

    canali, bloomingdale's and sak's brand wool trousers are good the latter store brand is better imo.
     
  9. robinsongreen68

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    do crockett & jones hallams (348 last) run true to size? i am a uk 8.5 in church's, trickers 4497... should be the same in C&J?
    thanks a lot

    (i did try a search.. )
     
  10. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    Does Sebago boat shoes have the same sizing as Sperry?
     
  11. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    How's the quality of tiebar.com ties? I'm looking for cheaper ties as my budget prevents me from spending $75+ per tie, as much as I feel I should build with hogh quality staples.

    There's a whole thread devoted to that question. Search titles.
     
  12. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    canali, bloomingdale's and sak's brand wool trousers are good the latter store brand is better imo.

    I have two pair of Nordstrom's brand flat front wool trousers. The simplicity in style and quality is quite nice. I can't comment on the quality in comparison to other brands.
     
  13. franz_sanchez

    franz_sanchez Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at dress pants. What is the big difference in quality and construction between differently priced pants? If you were to take a pair of Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss and Canali dress pants what would be the difference in quality and construction. What would make the more expensive Canali pants any better.
     
  14. Mac

    Mac Senior member

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    I'm looking for a patent leather oxford dress shoe (for black tie) in a UK size 12.5 or 13. My budget is around £400.

    I have found a pair of Tom Ford shoes in a US 13/EU 46 but fear these may be a little too tight and/or small. Moreover, does anyone know if Tom Ford's shoes in a US size 13/EU 46, correlate to a UK 12.5?

    Any other ideas?
     
  15. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    How's the quality of tiebar.com ties? I'm looking for cheaper ties as my budget prevents me from spending $75+ per tie, as much as I feel I should build with hogh quality staples.

    They're OK - but nothing stunning. The knots look good and the silks are decent.

    You may also try trolling eBay for second hand ties in staple patterns by high-quality makers. You can pick up classic styles for pennies on the dollar.
     
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    Does Sebago boat shoes have the same sizing as Sperry?

    Very similar, if not identical, IIRC.
     
  17. utexas

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    Can someone explain to me what "3/4 placket" means? I've also seen the numbers "3/2" thrown around in the context of suits. I'm new to this and can't think of the right terms to search for on google. Many thanks.
     
  18. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    Can someone explain to me what "3/4 placket" means? I've also seen the numbers "3/2" thrown around in the context of suits. I'm new to this and can't think of the right terms to search for on google. Many thanks.

    3/2 is the buttons. Many classic jackets have 3 buttons but the 3rd is rolled under the lapel so you only see the bottom 2 buttons. You can see the top button hole on the lapel like here

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  19. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    hello everyone i took a look at mens wearhouse and i like ae lombard they have,also their buy 1 get 1 50% off also seems kind of a good deal, but i've never heard anything about them,is their site legit if so are aes sold there seconds or something?because their prices are very good and that made me suspicious,anyone bought aes from them?how is it?
     
  20. van_hammersly

    van_hammersly Senior member

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    Does anyone know if I can wash a 100% cotton blazer in a washing machine without destroying it? A little shrinkage would be fine, I'm just worried about destroying it as the tag says dry clean only.

    The jacket is a brooks brothers 100% cotton twill blazer, the material is fairly thick / heavy. The interior is lined with what looks like chambray, sleeves are lined with polyester. Thanks.
     

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