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  1. Hans Cater

    Hans Cater Senior member

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    Have no experience with this kind of shoes, should i polish the shoes with shoes polish? wax? Or simply brush them after wearing?



    I think you should simply brush them after wearing. That way it remains original than to polish it, it might destroy it somehow.
     


  2. slappy

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    Is there boot out there like the Alden Indy boot that I should check out but doesn't cost $400-$450? Thanks!

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...p-For-Men.html

    If you're a size 10.5UK that is. Use the code ALFEB1 to make it $100 less
     


  3. Jonathan Mills

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    Hello to all, I ma new here and this is my first post. And I would like to ask if anybody knows a nice brand of suit to recommend to me as I am looking forward to buying a new suit for an occasion soon.
     


  4. Jonathan Mills

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    Anyone ever heard of Rockys Custom Clothes? [​IMG] http://www.rockyscustomclothes.com/ if so...are they good?
    I have heard of them but I don't know if they are good. Edit*posted twice not know if will be considered a spam. Can' delete
     


  5. Dinhilion

    Dinhilion Senior member

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    Do a search here on "construction" in the thread title and you'll find lots of threads on jacket and trouser construction and what comprises quality. It's a rare occurrence, but there's a good thread on jacket construction at AAAC that can be accessed here.

    Thanks but, I'll be honest, even after reading that thread I don't think I could tell the difference in a finished suit if it was handed to me. Any advice?
     


  6. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Thanks but, I'll be honest, even after reading that thread I don't think I could tell the difference in a finished suit if it was handed to me. Any advice?

    The simple short cut is to pick brands that make quality suits.
     


  7. Jonathan Mills

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    Designers are fucking assholes.

    Vanity sizing hurts people. Real people.

    A size small should not fit like a goddamned tent.

    It would not kill stores to actually stock small sizes.

    There are people out there who still have 14.5 necks.

    There are actually people who wear shoe sizes above a 2 and below an 8.

    ect... If you're a smaller guy, you know the drill.


    Yes you are so right about that.

    The point is that most of the time they (designers) think that every has the body of their fucking models.

    Hell no, there just don't care about us or just don't get it.[​IMG]
     


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    hi guys! need an advice. i've bought a suit on ebay, and i'm not sure if it fits me right. some of my concerns are: -length and fit of pants(seems to be lil bit short and too tight? ) -does the jacket fit in waist any other? BTW what do you think about this suit/shoes combination? photos suit is unpressed BTW
     


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    hi guys!
    need an advice.
    i've bought a suit on ebay, and i'm not sure if it fits me right.
    some of my concerns are:
    -length and fit of pants(seems to be lil bit short and too tight? )
    -does the jacket fit in waist
    any other?
    BTW what do you think about this suit/shoes combination?
    photos
    suit is unpressed BTW


    I am not an expert at spotting fit errors from photographs, but it looks to me that you need to have the seat let out on the pants, and that's it. Apart from that, it looks good.
     


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    Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to all this stuff and I was advised by SW&D to ask here. I bought these AEs off of ebay and I'm trying to figure out which model this is: Link Also since this is my first pair of leather shoes worth taking care of, I had a question. On the AE website their shoe polish does not come in burgundy. I did some searching and read contradicting advice on using brown polish on burgundy shoes. I also read that black polish can make them look good. Any ideas what I should get? Thanks a lot.
     


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    Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to all this stuff and I was advised by SW&D to ask here. I bought these AEs off of ebay and I'm trying to figure out which model this is:

    Link

    Also since this is my first pair of leather shoes worth taking care of, I had a question. On the AE website their shoe polish does not come in burgundy. I did some searching and read contradicting advice on using brown polish on burgundy shoes. I also read that black polish can make them look good. Any ideas what I should get? Thanks a lot.

    Just get a cordovan/burgundy shoe polish from Kiwi or another brand. It doesn't have to be AE polish.
     


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    Thanks but, I'll be honest, even after reading that thread I don't think I could tell the difference in a finished suit if it was handed to me. Any advice?

    The pinch test will tell you whether the jacket is canvassed or not.

    The simple short cut is to pick brands that make quality suits.

    This is not bad advice. Fabric quality and other aspects of construction quality are things that you really have to experience to recognize. If you don't have the experience, it's not a bad idea to look for labels that are known to produce quality goods.
     


  13. Ianiceman

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    Just get a cordovan/burgundy shoe polish from Kiwi or another brand. It doesn't have to be AE polish.

    Yes! I have both colours. I found that the cordovan polish is almost black so will keep your shade dark. I recently switched to kiwi oxblood as I'm hoping that might bring up a more reddish hue. Number 8 cordovan is a colour much loved by SF but in some pics it looks almost black and I'm going for a lighter shade.
     


  14. Clynt

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    Just get a cordovan/burgundy shoe polish from Kiwi or another brand. It doesn't have to be AE polish.

    Yes! I have both colours. I found that the cordovan polish is almost black so will keep your shade dark. I recently switched to kiwi oxblood as I'm hoping that might bring up a more reddish hue. Number 8 cordovan is a colour much loved by SF but in some pics it looks almost black and I'm going for a lighter shade.

    Thanks. If anyone has any ideas what model AEs those are let me know!
     


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    Just got a pair of Grenson Stanley from a friend yesterday. Plan to wear them with jeans. The material of the shoes are said to be Calf-Waxy on Grenson's website.

    http://www.grenson.co.uk/shop/stanley-301

    Have no experience with this kind of shoes, should i polish the shoes with shoes polish? wax? Or simply brush them after wearing?


    There is specific wax products for waxed leather. Or Mink Oil will work. I have used both with good results. As for brushing them...maybe a soft brush would be ok, but anything too rough will show up on the surface of the shoes.

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