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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. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    I actually haven't purchased anything yet. I'm still looking into the bespoke option, but the PS suit in question would save me about $1,000. It fits pretty much perfectly, which is the only reason that I'm considering it. Unfortunately, however, $1300 is the retail price. Additionally, Nordstrom worldwide only owns three of those suits in my size, and one of them happens to be in the Nordstrom near me. Talk about pressure.

    I guess I'll just have to decide if the extra thousand for bespoke is worth it. [​IMG]
     
  2. BlacKidLA

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    Thanks. Yoox button all the jackets like that. Makes them look awful.
     
  4. wzjradam

    wzjradam Senior member

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    Anyone have an idea of how much I should sell my British Line Paul Smith boots for? They have a vibram rubber sole and a vibram heel in very good condition. Size 9.5.


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  5. GamaH

    GamaH Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if Murray's nantucket reds are actually comfortable?
     
  6. GamaH

    GamaH Well-Known Member

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    Sebago. Sperrys are now made in China. Sebagos are made in Dominican Rep, which is still better than China, imo. That said, I own Sebagos and they're pretty comfortable.
     
  7. stevent

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    Just bought a suit off eBay from a consignment shop (INA NYC) and I specifically asked if there were any stains on it and was told no. Photos showed a slight one by the lapel but not a major issue. Got the suit today and there are a couple more in the front area. (not apparent in photos). What's the best way to deal with this as I like the suit and it fits well, but am a bit pissed as I asked beforehand for them to check.
     
  8. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Email the seller and express your discontent. The phrase "I don't want to leave negative feedback, but..." is usually pretty effective. You can usually get them to refund you some money.
     
  9. Liquidus

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    I noticed that there are almost never any shoes on the B&S here in 7D. Is that because no one wears shoes that small or is it because 7D shoes are never on sale so SFers can't buy them and resell?
     
  10. stevent

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    Yeah that's what I was planning on doing, just never bought suits before so was checking
     
  11. cbbuff

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    Alden Indy boots
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  12. rollafan

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    Quick question. Which of the following grenadine tie goes well with white dress shirt & charcoal suit? burgundy, navy or black?

    Thank you for your input
     
  13. Sanguis Mortuum

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    All of the above?
     
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  14. Kid Nickels

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    CD ...PM'd you... GILT has a handful of PS suits on today in the $600-$700 range!
     
  15. Gaillimh Abu

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    Bought a pair of Chelsea's last Friday by C&J. They felt fine in store but after wearing them a couple of days lightly I noticed the left foot felt loose compared with the right. It's my left foot that is bigger than my right so it felt odd to me. I just threw in two insoles that measure exactly the same and it seems that the left is indeed bigger. Being Chelsea's this also throws off the fit of the shaft so there is more room here too. This is my first decent pair of boots so I'm a bit disappointed to say the least.
    Would I have a case here to have them replaced or repaired or is there a tolerance for sizing with shoe manufacturers? Thanks for reading
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  16. 12345Michael54321

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    Any of them could work. I'd probably go for the burgundy first, simply because with the charcoal and white combination, I'd want a splash of color.

    The black tie with the charcoal suit and white shirt is just a very colorless, severe look which doesn't typically appeal to me. To me, the look amounts to almost a caricature, bringing to mind Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues (although, in fairness, their suits were black, not simply dark grey, their skinny black ties weren't Grenadine, and you didn't mention anything about sunglasses), or some 20-something fellow trying to look hip or edgy. As for the navy tie, if it's dark enough to look black to most people under typical lighting, it's got all the disadvantages of the black tie.

    Please bear in mind, these are just general observations. Many exceptions do exist. Nor is there anything inherently bad about navy or black grenadine neckties. In fact, I'd maintain that solid burgundy, solid navy, and solid black, should probably form the core of most men's assortment of either silk knit or grenadine neckties.
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  17. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    mistakes happen. Id take them back if there really is that big of a difference between the shoes
     
  18. porcelain monkey

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    Sure they are. When new they are a bit stiff, but they soften up nicely. They are cut pretty full and not slim, but a tailor can take care of that if you like.
     
  19. facet

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    I was looking to get a casual shoe (I just have an old pair of sketchers right now, or my AE Parliaments for going out) and was thinking of getting boat shoes. More specifically, AE's Eastports:

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    Would these be ok with jeans and polos/sweater? Or shorts and T-shirt/polo shirt? I did some searching on google and they seem to be ok from the pictures that I've seen; just wanted some other thoughts if there are better options out there.

    Cheers
     
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  20. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    are you a dad? or an IT specialist? If not then id say there ugly as sin.
     

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