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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. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Agreed. Getting the waist taken in is expected/normal.
     
  2. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    I love how you casually throw this in like it's no big deal. You need to go to the SF party in San Fran and liven things up!
     
  3. EdNewgate

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    Good morning Gents!
    I just landed a student intern job for the state. Usually how this works is that: I work for the state as a student until I graduate and then I would have a good opportunity to get hired on full time as an IT analyst. Nobody wears suits at my unit because of I work for a law enforcement and all my superiors wear their uniform. I have been dressing in mostly OCBDs, a gingham shirt, and solid polos with mostly chinos and jeans only on fridays. I wanted to incorporate more wool dress pants/odd or trousers. Could anyone point me into the direction of some for $100 or under please? Thanks guys.
     
  4. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    $175 wool pants for $30 or $35. Lot of colors and styles, but many flat fronts. I have not bought any and don't know the brand, but they are well reviewed and for $30 you can't really go wrong. Also watch the Buy & Sell forum here, there are great deals to be had.

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/ke...ts~d~143/brandor~2056/mens-dress-pants~d~320/
     
  5. rollafan

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    Is anyone familiar with "The House of Ties"? A grenadine tie for only $36 sounds too good to be true..
     
  6. facet

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    I'm kind of curious as well. It looks like the price only applies to one of their ties that's listed as burgundy (although it looks brown to me). All the others are for $73, which seems about right.
     
  7. CruzAzul

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    Related question: does EVERYONE here now have to buy a grenadine tie?

    I don't know, I'm asking.
     
  8. Gdot

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    if you have to ask......................
     
  9. bourbonbasted

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    I like grenadines because they are different. They are more formal then a knit, yet have a more playful look and feel than a traditional hand-rolled silk number. I also like playing with textures and the grenadine is a great/easy way to make things more interesting.
     
  10. Mister F

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    Not at all a style related question, but a question nonetheless.

    I joined this website this past weekend. I am unable to create threads or quote posts. It says they are under review. Anyone have any idea how long it will be before I can use the website to it's fullest?

    Thank you!
     
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    YESS! If only you knew the power of the Dark Side!
     
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  13. powenb

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    **Question**

    When you do up your Oxford shoes, should the top section where the eyelets are always meet? Or is it ok if they don't?

    Many thanks

    Owen
     
  14. Sanguis Mortuum

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    It's fine if it doesn't.
     
  15. SlimJohny

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    What do you think of this sport coat? Will it match jeans and navy chinos? It is on ebay for 15 English Pounds. Thanks.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. Liam O

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    Olive over dark chocolate irish 2-1 twill "tweed" trousers with a scottish herringbone sport coat?

    thinking too busy, want confirmation.

    Also, grey flannels and brown tweed sport coats, y/n? I'm always iffy about brown and grey but I've seen a lot of people do it well.
     
  17. matt21484

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  18. kareem

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    Hi all,

    I've read a bunch on these forums about protecting leather boots, and seen conflicting advice (protect them against water! don't protect them!)

    Just purchased these Billy Reid full grain buffalo leather boots:

    http://www.mrporter.com/product/177330

    And I'm wondering whether I should use water repellent spray or leather conditioner on them (I'm in the north east, which has been relatively dry and free of snow so far, but you never know...)

    I've heard good things about, and picked up Bickmore water and stain repellent:
    http://www.bickmore.com/bickmore/Hat%20Care/GardMore.html

    and Leather Conditioner:
    http://www.bickmore.com/bickmore/Leather%20Care/Bick4.html

    I haven't worn them yet, and haven't treated them yet. Any advice on whether to treat them (and why) is much appreciated - don't want to ruin these beautiful shoes.

    Thanks,

    Kareem
     
  19. mikey0357

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    Hello, first post on the forum so here goes. I picked up a pair of Francesco Smalto Paris Alligator?? Crocodile?? shoes slightly used but in descent condition about 2 yrs. ago in a second hand shop. Haven't been able to find out much about them like when they were made, exact skin material, or about how much these would have cost new. Being from the USA, we do not have his boutiques here in the states and I'm not planning a trip to Paris anytime soon. Just curious if these are common style and mid-tier quality or more of a higher-end bespoke item? Are these an Oxford ankle boot or another style? Any info is appreciated, Thanks!
     
  20. JubeiSpiegel

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    Well they are definitely not an oxford/balmoral style boot. They have a blutcher cut, but styled more like a chukka boot. The toe shape is unusually square as well, especially if it is indeed exotic skin. Maybe someone else can chime in.
     

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