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

  1. Swan Song

    Swan Song Senior member

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    era this labeling was used at the sock liner by Alan McAfee on his shoes. It has the polo player and address.

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    what does the term "Hand Benched" mean? RTW? or Bespoke?[​IMG]
     


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    Swan Song Senior member

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  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It probably means nothing. It means bench grade, which is basically a person working on the shoe on a machine, which is standard.
     


  4. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    Is a Hugo Boss blazer decent quality for $300 (down from 600) or can I do better for the money?
     


  5. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    You can do better, though it might take some looking. I bought an Isaia jacket for just over $200 the other day. Also, if you're not dead-set on buying new clothes you can get even better quality for around $300. Check out eBay and B&S and know your sizing!
     


  6. threeleggeddog

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    You can find much better options (and cheaper Hugo Boss) in B/S or on Yoox. But if the blazer fits you right and you like it, $300 is not completely horrible. I definitely would not spend that money on a hugo boss that you need to chop up to fit you correctly. I had a brand new made in Romania Hugo Boss suit for around $250 that fell apart pretty fast. I also found a $3 Made in USA Hugo Boss at a Thrift Store that has held up for years sans-shiny elbows - so I think quality has gone downhill a bit.
     
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  7. diniro

    diniro Senior member

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    hello. I just bought this blazer on ebay. Just wondering what the material is. I thought the hair was from a pet but I think it's part of the material.

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    any idea? It's my best fitting blazer by far.
     


  8. diniro

    diniro Senior member

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    hello. I just bought this blazer on ebay. Just wondering what the material is.

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    any idea?
     


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    is grey sharkskin (this color) too light for a wedding? it's later this month, and I believe it's an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. it's in the evening and I'd guess the sun will be on its way down during the outdoor portion, so I feel like a darker suit might be a better choice. I got a charcoal suit recently but I'm just not loving the fit so if the grey is acceptable I'd rather stick with it and invest in a better charcoal later on. I'm wondering if it would help to "darken" the grey by wearing black shoes, and a darker tie. it's at some sort of country club, going to be fairly small, so I don't want to stick out too much. I'm only going to know a couple of people there so there's a "who cares?" element, but I do want to dress properly, not just acceptably.
     


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    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    details and pictures!
     


  11. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    I'm a little wary of ebay/online shopping because I've never owned a blazer, so my chances of fucking up are pretty high. I would have to get the one I bought taken in at the sleeves/body though, so maybe I'll hold off on it.

    Edit: Here's a pic.
     
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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    3 roll 2.5, silk and linen blend (though it is not overly light and the color will be great for fall). Sorry for shitty pic, all I have at the moment.

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    I think your chances of fucking up are pretty high even if you buy in-store at that price range. I have an in between chest size, with narrower shoulders, a longer torso with shorter arms. When noticing the in between chest size, the store "help" almost always defaulted to the larger size, which resulted in shoulders, arms and waist being way too large. Additionally, I do not think many store reps really understand how shoulders should fit at all. It's almost like store reps seem to think: "eh, you're a guy - one size bigger is always better when uncertain" --women would never shop this way, and any guy who isn't a rapper shouldn't either. After lots of money on tailoring, and almost everyone telling me my coat looked too large, I decided to start defaulting to the smaller size (provided the chest fit was not too snug), which worked out much better. I think there is often SOME compromise to make with OTR blazers, and you need to know your measurements to understand which compromise works best for you.
     
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  14. XKxRome0ox

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    forum b/s? ebay? store?
    $200 seems like a great deal
    are you a really odd size? or just extremely lucky?
     


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    Kopped from B&S. There are still some gems, you just have to do some digging and know your way around a negotiation. I'd say lucky since I'm a 40R. :D
     


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