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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

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

  1. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Yeesh. That's some serious SW&D right there. On the other hand, those kids argue over whether 6" with elastic is going to be tight enough.
     
  2. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Bear in mind these are size EU44; I expect larger sizes with have a larger opening.
     
  3. mkarim

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    The site has Bruno Magli and Florsheim. Looks like it caters to a Nordstrom crowd.
     
  4. bradsmith

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    I got a blazer/sportcoat for Christmas in size 38. My chest measures about a quarter inch or so under 39". I had tried these on in the showroom and the 38 was what the rep felt fit me best while the 40 seemed a bit loose. Now that I've tried it on, it seems a bit on the snug side. I still have the last little bit of fat to lose, so it may be ok, but I was wondering if anyone had any quick thoughts? Is it easy to let it out a little bit in the chest/stomach area by a tailor? Or should I return it or exchange it? Sorry for the crappy photo. I was in a big hurry and realized now I didn't even tuck in the shirt I was trying on at the time.

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  5. fLy_GuY_718

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    Where would I go to report a scammer on this forum?
     
  6. Poindexter

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    We have a few hipsters here, and I always want to go over and ask, 'HTF do you get your feet through there?'.
     
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  7. Gerry Nelson

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    The site doesn't mention international shipping. If you find out, please let us know. I'd order a couple of pairs.
     
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  8. clarksdb

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    Where can I get Paul Smith socks for a good price shipped to Canada?
     
  9. Liquidus

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    Tried to get a mirror shine on my Alden burgundy captoes yesterday and gave up after an hour. Here was my routine:

    1. Put on conditioner/cleaner and buff with horsehair brush.

    2. Put base layer of Sapphir wax over shoe with cloth.

    3. Wrapped cloth around my finger, dabbed in water, dabbed in wax, and applied to toe cap in fast circle rubbing motion.

    4. Apply hot breath to toe cap and rub again.

    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4.

    I did not pause between any of the steps. Maybe this was my mistake? I think I was using too much water as well, judging by how people stress how little water should be used. After about an hour, I got a slight shine near the seam of the toe cap area, but I could still see the microbumps on the rest of the toe cap. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to remove the wax buildup if I want to start again?


    Also, could someone link me to a good mirror shine guide? I've searched the forum and the two most commonly referenced guides (Sysdoc's and Saint Crispin's) are both dead. Thank you.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could be a lot of things. If you dab the cloth with a very little bit of water you don't need to dab back in wax if you have already applied the wax. Also, give the wax a minute or so to dry a bit.
     
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  11. Liquidus

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    Sorry, I meant that I dab the cloth in wax only once for each layer, not twice.
     
  12. onix

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    A quick an dirty way:
    1. thin layer of wax, spread evenly without buffing.
    2. 1 drop of water, circular rubbing using cloth, light to moderate pressure
    3. repeat 2 until get shine

    At first, you may need to do step 2 many times (5-10 times), but after you are familiar with the process and can feel how much pressure you need when rubbing, then it would take very little of water.
     
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  13. Pieceofsand

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    How do you guys feel about this vintage light blue 3 piece? I have just purchased it couple days ago. While it is on its way I feel as if the maybe color might be a bit too much, I'm not sure whether to keep it or return it once it arrives.
    Here is the photo of the jacket. Inputs welcome.
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  14. Liquidus

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    I thought you need multiple layers of wax to cover up the uneven surface of the leather?
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The color looks a bit dated.
     
  16. Pieceofsand

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    My thoughts as well, I'll wait to see what others think before confirming on the return. Thank you sir.
     
  17. onix

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    You only need enough wax to cover the leather pores, which are too small anyway, so any amount of wax you use is enough. The more wax you use, the harder it is to get the shine.
     
  18. clarksdb

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    What are good pocket square colors paired with a purple shirt? Yellow?
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

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    Depends on the rest of the ensemble.
     
  20. clarksdb

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    Walnut shoes, light coloured chinos, dark brown SC, purple gingham shirt.
     

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