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  1. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    I bought these recently off of Ebay and planning ahead to have them re-soled/shod in the near future. I have checked locally and I am not confident the shoe repair establishments in my small city have the skill (based on online reviews). These are the Zegna Couture and it has a real nice nail job (Sutor Mantellassi?)
    My question is does anyone have experience with any of these mail-in cobblers they recommend that can properly re-sole these? I would prefer they use nails as they came originally but that may be not reasonable as I have no experience in higher-end shoe repair. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

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  2. Philip

    Philip Senior member

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    anyone know where i can get laceless wingtips under $300? apart from florsheim Duckie Brown
     


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    is there any way to make shoes narrower?
     


  4. mymil

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    No, but you can put a tongue pad under the tongue, which you can get at any cobbler. But that only makes up for a very small amount of extra width.

     


  5. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I'm debating between a few different pairs of AEs to pick up for work. One model in particular, the "Clifton", doesn't pop up on their website, although it's available at my local Nordstrom and on nordstrom.com.

    Is this an officially discontinued model? Is it something store-specific? Would AE's recrafting process apply to a model they don't "officially" carry?

    Thanks in advance for any light on the matter.
     


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    calogero Well-Known Member

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    How should I go about treating/conditioning the pair of shoes below? The upper appears to be small areas of patent leather surrounded by a cloth- or suede-like borders.

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  7. diniro

    diniro Senior member

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    what is this little removable buttoned flap on the back of the collar called and what is it's function? I have the same thing on one of my sportcoats from JCrew.

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  8. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    it's called a throat latch and is for incremental weather so you can close the jacket in wind or rain.
     


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    It might be discontinued, or a model that is on "hiatus"

    They also might have a near identical shoe, that is slightly updated, thus requiring a new model name. None of this matters though, Allen Edmunds manufactured it, so they will stand behind it, regardless if it is a current model or not, for recrafting etc.
     


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    Great - thanks for the info
     


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    Why does it seem like it's so hard to find a pair of gray flannel pants <$250? Is it too early in the F/W season? The only ones under this price limit that I can find are Brooks Brothers (the Milano fit), Howard Yount, and Epaulet. None of them, however, have medium gray in a 30~31 waist.
     


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    Do most tailors do suit repair in addition to alterations? eg. for a small pull/snag in the jacket sleeve. If not, where should I go to get such a problem fixed?
     


  13. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    I would say yes most tailors do alterations, its not as much work and you would get more clients who would need hemming and other common alterations. However there may be some who strictly do tailoring i.e. custom bespoke tailors and it would not be worth their time for small jobs. My mom is an alterationist for 34 years and can do custom women's tailoring but sadly she never trained for men's suit tailoring :(
     


  14. likeaboss

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    Hey guys, I've always been interested in fashion an envious of those who dress well but Ive always worked from home & have a pretty casual lifestyle in a "very casual" Canadian city. For that reason, I don't get to "dress up" as much as I'd like --or rather, never. I've been lurking SF for a while now trying to pick up as much knowledge as I can while still sticking to my own personal style opinions.

    Anyways, one thing I've always had a problem picking is shoes, and for that reason I feel like I have no good shoes. I'm headed to a wedding in a couple months down in the caribbean and looking to give my wardrobe a little revamp in anticipation. I guess I am sort of using it to "test out my style".

    During the days (when not at the pool/ocean) I plan to wear shorts or linen beach pants with a polo or a simple v-neck t-shirt. In the evenings, I plan to wear some light beige chinos (I know most here hate chinos), navy blue chinos, light grey wool pants (bad for resort wear?) with a nice button up.

    What I'm lacking, is shoes for the trip. I am thinking about getting a pair of boat shoes for the day and a pair of loafers (what style?) for night that I can wear with or without socks, and keep it pretty casual but smart. Does this sound right? I'm not sure what color (brown, but what shade?) to get, to best match everything (if possible). Hoping to keep it around ~$100 for each pair of shoes, but flexible. Any advice?
     
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  15. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    likeaboss: I'll leave the loafer question to someone else, but just wanted to say your plans otherwise sound perfect. I'd also take a colourful ribbon belt to add a bit of interest.
     


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