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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. kellgy

    kellgy 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?

    I purchased two pair of Van Ness from them recently. They are fine as far as AE quality goes, not seconds. One thing about Men's Wearhouse, the shoes from AE are not leather soled. I thought I would give them a try and am happy with the decision.
     
  2. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain 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.


    I'd be REAL worried that the fabric would be fine, but the seams would be wrecked. The cotton, the lining and the interlining can all respond in different ways to the washing, and you could end up with weird puckering, pockets that won't close, collar not laying down etc. I'm really a novice on clothing care, but what I *have* learned tells me that this is a bad idea.
     
  3. scudinferno

    scudinferno Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything i can do to prevent my wool pants from riding up in the calf area when wearing OTC socks?
     
  4. YahtzeeFish

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    looking for wrinkle free dress shirts that have french cuffs. My boss recommended brooks brothers for the wrinkle free part. any other suggestions?
     
  5. Liquidus

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    looking for wrinkle free dress shirts that have french cuffs. My boss recommended brooks brothers for the wrinkle free part. any other suggestions?

    I think their F&F sale ends tomorrow if you want to get some.
     
  6. BRMC_doves

    BRMC_doves Senior member

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    Anyone know of a shop still carrying this Gitman shirt in a sz small? Needsupply is sold out. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. Larson McCord

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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.



    Why would you want to do that?
     
  8. Joffre1922

    Joffre1922 New Member

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    Hi guys, new to the forum

    need your people's help.

    Anyone heard of the brand Marzoni? They carry a large selections of fabrics (wool, linen, velvet, cashmere)
    I suppose it's somewhat related to the Marzotto? or is it just some unauthorized brand?
     
  9. poissa

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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.

    I've heard good things about some lines of Boss and have Canali. Based on my experience with CK - I'd never buy thier clothes. Perhaps consider if the companies make fused jackets. If they are fused- I'd save the hassle and expect pants to be of similar quality. Not saying the technicality is the same but does make me believe they care less.

    Canali is awesome- their prices are high for sure but amazing fabric.
     
  10. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    Where can I get wooden heels? Bnelson refuses to sell their stock and I refuse to mail shoes from DC to NYC for their heels.
     
  11. Joemero

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    I don't like that the Allen Edmonds shoes from Mens Wearhouse have rubber soles
     
  12. YahtzeeFish

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    Looking to get a briefcase/carrying case type thing for work. I want to be able to carry documents (duh), pens, pill cases, and a 17 inch laptop. I'm assuming the latter is the hardest one to figure out. I'm looking for something black, and with a long strap, so I can wear it around my shoulders. I want it to be professional.
     
  13. rudedog

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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.


    The lining would shrink at a different rate than the shell, and you'll end up with puckering and a generally odd appearance. If it was unlined or a synthetic-only lining, you could do it. In fact, I have synthetic-lined BB cotton blazer that says it's ok to machine wash. I wouldn't do it with yours.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looking to get a briefcase/carrying case type thing for work. I want to be able to carry documents (duh), pens, pill cases, and a 17 inch laptop. I'm assuming the latter is the hardest one to figure out. I'm looking for something black, and with a long strap, so I can wear it around my shoulders. I want it to be professional.

    swaine adeney brigg
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is there anything i can do to prevent my wool pants from riding up in the calf area when wearing OTC socks?

    Wear mid-calf socks. Or try vaseline.
     
  16. Franky

    Franky Active Member

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  17. poissa

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    http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505930

    Thoughts for a new wool pant?

    And this to make the full suit?

    http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505930

    Is it a good choice for a young guy or is the low price for both to good to be true? I'm a young slim guy, and I don't want to be drowning in the thing.


    at the price of $129 you can get bloomingdale's or sak's store brand trousers. Not sure how they compare quality wise but worth researching ;p
     
  18. thesecondprize

    thesecondprize Senior member

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    There was a "definitive" leather/shoe care thread I was reading several weeks ago but failed to subscribe to. I seem unable to dig it up via search. Help? Thx..
     
  19. nohio

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    http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505930

    Thoughts for a new wool pant?

    And this to make the full suit?

    http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505930

    Is it a good choice for a young guy or is the low price for both to good to be true? I'm a young slim guy, and I don't want to be drowning in the thing.


    For a starter suit, it isn't a bad choice. LL Bean quality is decent and the price is hard to beat. You might be able to get higher quality searching sales and the B&S forum here, but if you don't know your size very well and what measurements work well for you, that can be an exercise in frustration. LL Bean has a good return and customer service record, too.

    2 things to watch out for:
    1) Tropical weight wool: perfect for summer, too light for winter. Might want to find a different fabric if you want this to be an all-year suit. (That said, most of wintertime is spent indoors and you might live in a warm climate.)
    2) Functional button sleeves. Dumb choice for LL Bean. This makes it difficult (and potentially expensive) to alter the sleeve length if it isn't right for you.
    3) You will probably need to get it tailored: take the sides in, alter the sleeves, maybe taper the pants if they are too wide, shorten/hem the pants. Make sure you have the money to invest in it.
     
  20. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    There was a "definitive" leather/shoe care thread I was reading several weeks ago but failed to subscribe to. I seem unable to dig it up via search. Help? Thx..

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=228153
     

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