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

  1. Franky

    Franky Active Member

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    I plan on wearing them casually actually, no suit. If I decide on the Randolph's it would be the Burgundy and the Westchester would be dark brown.

    So quality of shoe is about the same? I tried the westchesters on at Nordstrom but they only have walnut which I don't like. Looks very sleek though.
     
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    I plan on wearing them casually actually, no suit. If I decide on the Randolph's it would be the Burgundy and the Westchester would be dark brown.

    So quality of shoe is about the same? I tried the westchesters on at Nordstrom but they only have walnut which I don't like. Looks very sleek though.


    I think the Westchester looks fantastic, but my opinion may not be the greatest as far as SF goes. (I wear cowboy boots and loafers quite regularly.) It is good that you were able to try them on at least. Fit is obviously quite important with a shoe lacking laces. I think the quality is going to be indistinguishable and you should choose based on fit and aesthetic preference. AE does have a few slip-ons that are quite a bit cheaper, but I think these two shoes are pretty much comparable. Either one will last a long time if cared for properly.
     
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    I still think the back is not ideal. Looks like the waist was taken in abruptly and aggressively.


    Outside of the vent I think the back looks better now then the unaltered pics.
     
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    Is it acceptable to wear baby cords during the summer, or is it mainly for spring and autumn?
     
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    Is it acceptable to wear baby cords during the summer, or is it mainly for spring and autumn?

    I think you can wear those any time you wish to wear them. Even though I know certain attires are best suited for certain seasons or time of the year, I have always thought that one ought to wear whatever he/she feels comfortable wearing and not just do it according to the norms all the time.

    I call it creating your own style.
     
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    How did the alterations turn out on this jacket? Do the sleeves need narrowing?
    Personally, I cannot stand when a vent is pulled open when you're just standing normally. Something is definitely wrong there. I would say the sleeves are also too long.
     
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    If the vent(s) on a jacket do not like completely flat when your arms are at your side, is the jacket necessarily too small? In what dimension? Can it be an easy tailor fix?

    I kind of run into this problem a lot since I am really a 39R, which is a rare size to find at thrift stores. 40s are too big, and 38s are great aside from that issue with the vent -- no notable pulling. Thankfully, my first and greatest score, a Zegna blue blazer for $5, was a 39. [​IMG]

    It's definitely a problem, but it could be caused by any number of factors because of your particular body shape. Without pictures, it's hard to determine exactly what that factor is.
     
  8. Handcuffed

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    other than goodwill, wheres a good place in nyc to scope for high-end second-hand mens clothes?

    and also, this may be a dumb question but i have no idea when it comes to fabrics and tailors... but how timid should i be in letting a tailor try and change around a cashmere/vicuna coat?
     
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    I'm looking to try on some pairs of the Dockers San Francisco Tapered khakis--anyone know of a store in the NYC/NJ area that sells them? I know Dockers is, generally speaking, carried by Macy's, but am wondering if anyone has actually seen them in the store. Thanks!
     
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    I'm looking to try on some pairs of the Dockers San Francisco Tapered khakis--anyone know of a store in the NYC/NJ area that sells them? I know Dockers is, generally speaking, carried by Macy's, but am wondering if anyone has actually seen them in the store. Thanks!

    In my experience, Macy's carries a lousy selection of dockers. Hell, I don't think I've see anything but the D3 and D4 stuff there recently.

    You'd be better off trying kohls, though I don't think they stock the more specialty stuff.
     
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    Looking to have a suit made in Toronto/GTA, recomendations/favorite places appreciated.
     
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    Do any of you gentlemen ever heard of Pancaldi & B? I would like to know if anybody ever owned a suit made by them, and if so I like would to find out about their quality and price range. I saw some women's blouses "Made in Italy" once that were pretty nice and expensive. But never have come across any suits for men.
     
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    I'm going mad over the back fits of my some of my jackets. I need to start buying bespoke! If only I could afford Kilgour or Steed. That or fill out more. Thoughts? I just realized that the back vent doesn't close on the navy jacket when buttoned. [​IMG] I can also see an obvious collar gap and roll on the back. (Doesn't lay flat) On both jackets, I see excess fabric under the arms. An average person wouldn't bat an eye (well, maybe with the weird single vent closing problem), but I've succumbed to iGent obsessive compulsive disorder. [​IMG]
     
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    1. What are the options for suit pants? Side tabs, side adjusters etc? and what do they look like?

    I've searched through the site and gone through the 'things to specify in a suit', but havent found much information.

    Zippers, buttons, hooks, belt loops are pretty much self-explanatory.
     

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