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  1. Cortis

    Cortis New Member

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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.
    Thanks. My forum searches only turned up answers about BB non-iron shirts, but I didn't think to try brand-specific searches. I'll give that a shot tonight.

    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.
    Yeah, the non-iron BB has the stiffest fabric of the four. Hopefully that'll soften up after several washes. On the other hand, I've read lots of comments about how BB's non-iron shirts stay wrinkle resistant far longer than others. Maybe the early stiffness is the trade-off? One of the things I hope to find out.

    I say, learn to iron and be more comfortable!
    I care more about convenience than comfort. I'm lazy like that. [​IMG] I aim to try at least one good must-iron all-cotton shirt at some point, however, just to see if it changes my mind. I may yet see the light. :p
     
  2. noob in 89

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    Homemade tie experiment: what is the shortest length I could get away with at 5'9; and what is the most conventional width?

    Thanks.
     
  3. onix

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    Homemade tie experiment: what is the shortest length I could get away with at 5'9; and what is the most conventional width?

    Thanks.


    In length, I would say 55" to be the shortest that you may get away with, should go for 58". Conventional width is between 3.25" to 3.75" depending on your body frame.
     
  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    In length, I would say 55" to be the shortest that you may get away with, should go for 58". Conventional width is between 3.25" to 3.75" depending on your body frame.

    Excellent! Thanks, man. That's very helpful.
     
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    I want to buy Allen Edmonds shoe polish, a shoe brush and some shoe trees. I live in Ottawa, what is the best place to get these from? Allen Edmonds only ships via UPS to Canada and I had bad experience with them trying to overcharge duty so I want to order somewhere else. Thanks in advance!
     
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    i've recently lost a fair amount of weight, enough that slim fit shirts are now a necessity for a better taper. however, i've got some fantastic shirts that are regular cut, and i'm loathe to give them up. can a tailor take in a shirt (like one would with a jacket) or are these shirts newly baggy lost causes?

    thanks for the help!
     
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    i've recently lost a fair amount of weight, enough that slim fit shirts are now a necessity for a better taper. however, i've got some fantastic shirts that are regular cut, and i'm loathe to give them up. can a tailor take in a shirt (like one would with a jacket) or are these shirts newly baggy lost causes? thanks for the help!
    Congrats, and they can. Mine charges $10 a shirt. (That's probably cheaper then you will usually find)
     
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    great news officeboy, thanks!!
     
  9. Digmenow

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    After the "Not with MY knot, you don't!" dust up, I don't want to ruffle any feathers but a question of correctness occurred to me which I haven't a clue how to search, so I'll ask here. Regarding the lacing of dress footwear, is the method of lacing specific to the style of shoe of is it all just personal preference? I ask because I see both here and when I removed the laces from today's thrift find AE Sanfords, I wanted to make sure I didn't make a gaffe when I relaced them. I like the bar method, especially considering the fit of the shoe, but given the lace indentations on the tongues, the shoes most likely came with crisscross at the point of original purchase. Crisscross lacing [​IMG] Bar lacing [​IMG] Oops...just saw this from the site linked below..
    Cool site. http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm Srsly.
     
  10. kellgy

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    The shoes you posted have an odd number of eyelets and are bar laced. Is there something wrong with the picture or am I missing something?

    I have never really paid much attention to the number of eyelets on my shoes but based upon how the AEs in the pic look and how much space sits between opposite eyelets, for aesthetic reasons, I would probably keep them the way they are.
     
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    There's (at least) two ways of getting the bars. Perhaps the one that requires an even number means that behind the vamp flaps the shoe lace is laced 'vertically' thus the lace never crosses over the tongue except for the bars themselves.

    An easier method that works with any number of eyeless is to make the first bar between the eyelets nearest the toe at the bottom of the shoe vamp then pass one end of the laces in a long diagonal from the bottom left to the top right eyelet, then take the other end of the shoelace from the bottom right and do a kind of repeating blanket stitch making bars across each pair of eyelets on top and diagonally to the next pair of eyelets behind.

    This is crying out for pics I know!


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  13. pvrhye

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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.

    I see a kind of dissonance between your name and your quandry.

    http://www.mrscleanusa.com/en/cleani...ard-stain.html

    Sounds insane to me, but if you're desperate, the hair of the dog method they talk about seems wild. They have a few more sane sounding options in the link.


    Hi, can anyone tell me what kind of shoes they are?

    http://www.cultizm.com/product_info....t-Organic.html


    Look like the iron rangers at the bottom.
     
  14. Digmenow

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    The shoes you posted have an odd number of eyelets and are bar laced. Is there something wrong with the picture or am I missing something?

    I have never really paid much attention to the number of eyelets on my shoes but based upon how the AEs in the pic look and how much space sits between opposite eyelets, for aesthetic reasons, I would probably keep them the way they are.


    Sorry, the pics are Manton's shoes and therefore not AEs. I was using his feet for illustrative purposes only.

    Here are the AEs to which I was referring.

    [​IMG]

    I later answered my own question by trying both methods. The crisscross method won out due to the aforementioned impressions left by the laces. The bar lacing just didn't look right.
     
  15. RangerP

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    What would be the easiest way to find a DISCOUNTED Canali Milano suit in a 38R...when these are not even available in my City at all...

    Anyone?

    I'll also just add that ay source for purchasing online would be useful...

    Thanks!
     

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