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

  1. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    I'm not sure what looks inappropriate on him, but I do need advice on Coat in Canadian winters as well.
    Huge distances, open spaces, ice cold winds, lots of walking, and wool/cashmere overcoats don't help.

    So far the only thing that saves me is Canada goose, and Shearling coat. any other suggestions?


    1) layer. Winter in TO can be -20 one day and +20 the next.

    2) various small features really help. So zipper with buttons on the outside. The buttons close the front over the zipper. When it's really windy the wind will go right past the zipper teeth. For the sleeves make sure the cuffs are fitted. A hood. I'd add a hat under the hood when it's really cold.


    Obviously you want good boots and gloves.No exposed skin.

    You should be able to handle the average day with just a wool coat and layering. It's only those really cold weeks you need the extreme stuff.
     
  2. rubbishtheory

    rubbishtheory Senior member

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    Hi Does anyone know who makes Kilgour shoes? I was told Church's and C&J...can anyone confirm this? These loafers in particular... [​IMG]
     
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    ^ Need the picture of the lining code and soles for accurate identification.
     
  4. TRINI

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    I'm not sure what looks inappropriate on him, but I do need advice on Coat in Canadian winters as well.
    Huge distances, open spaces, ice cold winds, lots of walking, and wool/cashmere overcoats don't help.

    So far the only thing that saves me is Canada goose, and Shearling coat. any other suggestions?


    Stick with the Canada Goose.
     
  5. rubbishtheory

    rubbishtheory Senior member

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    ^ Need the picture of the lining code and soles for accurate identification.


    Thanks.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. onix

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    Thanks.

    [​IMG][​IMG]


    ^ Crockett & Jones. 9871 is model #, 12 is color code (black calf), 9 1/2 is sizing of course.
     
  7. skywalker

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    I hope it's not wrong to repost, but I really am curious if anyone knows. I've done a search and come up empty.
    does anyone know where to buy swaine adeney brigg stuff? I know the UK has a website, I was hoping there was a U.S. website or two.
     
  8. onix

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    I hope it's not wrong to repost, but I really am curious if anyone knows. I've done a search and come up empty.
    does anyone know where to buy swaine adeney brigg stuff? I know the UK has a website, I was hoping there was a U.S. website or two.


    As far as I know, there is no US website for SAB. However, many retailers carry SAB (without explicitly stated so), like Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, J. Peterman, etc.,
     
  9. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Is anyone familar with this Brooks Brothers sale going on now? Enjoy 25% off when using your BB Card or BB Platinum card, Enjoy 15% off when using any other form of payment. I wonder if I can use my corporate discount with that...
     
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    Does anybody know how to get a turmeric (or mustard) stain out of a shirt? It's fresh. I tried water and a Tide stain pen thing, but no dice.
     
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    Does anybody know how to get a turmeric (or mustard) stain out of a shirt? It's fresh. I tried water and a Tide stain pen thing, but no dice.

    -maybe have a look here.
     
  12. Cortis

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    My current non-iron shirts are all poly/cotton blends, and I'm having an all-cotton non-iron shirt competition to choose what will replace them. The contestants are from Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom, Lands' End, and Jos. A. Bank.

    My questions: do the non-iron treatments applied to these shirts make them shrink-resistant as well? How much shrinkage, if any, should I expect in the sleeves?
     
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    anyone know the best place to check out some valextra stuff aside from barneys?
     
  14. porcelain monkey

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    My current non-iron shirts are all poly/cotton blends, and I'm having an all-cotton non-iron shirt competition to choose what will replace them. The contestants are from Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom, Lands' End, and Jos. A. Bank.

    My questions: do the non-iron treatments applied to these shirts make them shrink-resistant as well? How much shrinkage, if any, should I expect in the sleeves?


    There are several threads on this and if you search you will see lots of opinions. I have had some BB non-iron shirts in the past and I don't think they shrank much if any. You would not need to order a different sleeve length than normal. As far as these shirts go, they were fine, but I ended up returning them because I did not like the feel of the non-iron fabric, so maybe I am not the best judge.
     
  15. bleachboy

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    There are several threads on this and if you search you will see lots of opinions. I have had some BB non-iron shirts in the past and I don't think they shrank much if any. You would not need to order a different sleeve length than normal. As far as these shirts go, they were fine, but I ended up returning them because I did not like the feel of the non-iron fabric, so maybe I am not the best judge.

    Ditto. I've had a few BB non-iron and they didn't shrink at all. That said, I hate non-iron fabric -- it doesn't breathe, and it's treated with a formaldehyde resin that may or may not cause cancer. :p

    I do still keep two of them around (blue and white) for travel.

    I say, learn to iron and be more comfortable!
     

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