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  1. scypticalchymist

    scypticalchymist Active Member

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    I am wondering if Chaps ever produced canvassed jackets? I have a Made in Canada jacket that is fairly old (70% wool, 30% Alpaca). Following this thread, http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=81031, I found that the jacket is at least half-canvassed compared to my new Chaps, which is obviously fused. Going to put it up on B&S and don't want to mislead anyone. Thanks.
     
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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.
    Those look like the Lexington model.
     
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    Before SF I stocked my wardrobe with about 15 BB non-iron slim fit shirts. This is before they came out with the extra slim fit and before I found other companies I knew were making non-iron. Now that I realize how important fit is, these just don't seem to be doing it. Should I:

    a) Get my shirts tailored
    b) get rid of them and build a new wardrobe?
     
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    what is "turkey triangle"
     
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    what is "turkey triangle"

    I didn't coin this phrase but I understand it to be the elongated isosceles triangle of shirt/tie/belt visible beneath the buttoning point of a jacket due to open quarters that result from a poorly fitting/tailored jacket.
     
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    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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    Can you tell me the brand name of that product you have used before? many thanks
     
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    What are my options if I am looking for an unlined suede chukka besides the Alden chukkas. I would also like to keep it under 400 USD.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
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    what is "turkey triangle"
    I didn't coin this phrase but I understand it to be the elongated isosceles triangle of shirt/tie/belt visible beneath the buttoning point of a jacket due to open quarters that result from a poorly fitting/tailored jacket.

    Or trousers with a rise that's too low.

    You can also get something like a turkey triangle if you're wearing a vest with trousers that are too low. A visible belt buckle just compounds the problem, though that particular faux pas has become fashionable of late. [​IMG]
     
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    What are my options if I am looking for an unlined suede chukka besides the Alden chukkas. I would also like to keep it under 400 USD.

    Thanks for your replies.


    I cannot speak for their quality, but here's what I found. Also, some look lined, but Pediwear normally calls out "leather lining," and doesn't on these.


    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/grenson/products/1440.php
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/562.php
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/2063.php
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/trickers/products/1066.php
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/3063.php
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/2915.php
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.

    I should really have given more info with my q. I am looking for a very casual shoes, a substitute for the Clarks DB. I only intend to wear it over the weekend with jeans and such

    I had something like this in mind. Of course I could buy the Clarks DB but they cost around 100 GBP landed in India and their quality is supposed to be very average. So I was thinking that maybe I would get something better in terms of quality.

    I do have a AS chukkas with a dainite sole and a sand colored derby brogue with a crepe sole.

    Thanks
    [​IMG]
     
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    Or trousers with a rise that's too low.

    You can also get something like a turkey triangle if you're wearing a vest with trousers that are too low. A visible belt buckle just compounds the problem, though that particular faux pas has become fashionable of late. [​IMG]


    Yeah good points. I've noticed that bloke on 'White Collar' does the visible belt buckle under the waistcoat thing and it looks crap!
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.

    I should really have given more info with my q. I am looking for a very casual shoes, a substitute for the Clarks DB. I only intend to wear it over the weekend with jeans and such

    I had something like this in mind. Of course I could buy the Clarks DB but they cost around 100 GBP landed in India and their quality is supposed to be very average. So I was thinking that maybe I would get something better in terms of quality.

    I do have a AS chukkas with a dainite sole and a sand colored derby brogue with a crepe sole.

    Thanks

    How about these as an intermediate choice? http://www.zappos.com/frye-oliver-ch...uede?zlfid=111
     
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    I didn't coin this phrase but I understand it to be the elongated isosceles triangle of shirt/tie/belt visible beneath the buttoning point of a jacket due to open quarters that result from a poorly fitting/tailored jacket.
    why should the quarters be closed so as not to show "turkey triangle"
    i have seen jackets that are cut to intentionally have "turkey triangle"
     
  14. wEstSidE

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    Or trousers with a rise that's too low.

    You can also get something like a turkey triangle if you're wearing a vest with trousers that are too low. A visible belt buckle just compounds the problem, though that particular faux pas has become fashionable of late. [​IMG]

    i actually read somewhere on here that j.crew and banana cut their pants/vests in such a way that the belt will be showing on purpose.
     

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