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

  1. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Jeez, having a bad day or something? What makes you think I have a clarks db budget...? I was only asking because I see differences in opinion on certain things. For example, in streetwear it seems like Ralph Lauren is looked down upon yet here in MC it's the opposite I think. So I just wanted to know what are some other differences...sorry if it ruined your day.
     


  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Asking a pretty loaded question there Clarks. I'd say that the main difference, from the little I know about the other side of the tracks, is that there is an onus here on tailoring, craftsmanship, materials, attention to detail and classic styling, whereas the gents over at SW are more inclined to study trends and "fashion movements."

    Now not to say that SW guys don't have an eye for quality, especially with items like denim, but some of our greatest contributors and members here are men that have been dressing the same way, with more or less the same labels on their backs, for years (for better or for worse). It seems the majority of us consider ourselves students of tradition and quality. Many of the brands drooled over in MC can trace their history in centuries.

    I welcome you to the MC side of things. As a relative n00b myself, I can say there is an uncomfortable amount to learn.
     
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  3. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    nice one, douche
     


  4. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    It makes sense if the price is the same.

    I know AE, Cole Haan (pfffft), and Alden have a restoration program. I'd like to know who else does this. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    A reasonable preference, but the same logic can applied to shirts and pants, which can be even worse becaus of their direct contact with the skin; for example, I have a friend who goes commando about 80% of the time. Yeah he washes his clothes and showers, but I just think it's really gross.


    Fuck that. You don't have apologize for anything.


    Bourbonbasted, I could've sworn you had more than 600+ posts. I know it's not germane to anything being said, I just wanted to let you know.
     


  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    lol
    gross

    but i figure... clothes can be washed in the machine or dry cleaned
    whereas shoes ... you really can't do anything except spray something and/or let the shoe tree soak up some moisture
    just not the same
     


  6. Tonybag0dohnutz

    Tonybag0dohnutz Senior member

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    Kind of an odd question, but I have a pair of denim that I really like aside from the fact that they have pretty bad hip flares. I know they'll come down a bit with wear, but is this something a tailor could fix? Anybody have any success with it? Thanks!
     


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    pseudonym Senior member

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    I need a recommendation for a navy wool suit for a (broke) college student (e.g. for interviews, weddings, etc.).

    Uniqlo regular Tasmanian Wool suit or +J (which fits much slimmer)? Or does anybody have any other suggestions for a reliable suit that isn't too hard on the wallet?

    Thanks!
     
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  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What is hip flare?
     


  9. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Well-Known Member

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    Pocket square question:

    Is one meant to remove the labels on pocket squares before wearing them? I acquired a couple recently as I look to improve my wardrobe and they have rather obtrusive labels. In the past I would have removed them in a heartbeat, but thanks to this forum, I've learned that good clothing has resale value and i don't want to 'anonymize' the pieces to diminish their potential resale value.

    Every time I try to place them, the tag seems to interfere. Again, I'm still new to their use, so i may simply be incompetent.

    Thanks.
     


  10. hellodocks

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    Use Gilt. That's what I did when I was in your situation. Got a Calvin Klein and a Tommy Hilfiger suit for $200 a piece, relatively crummy OTR but for the price and the need it sufficed. Or, wait for sales at Bloomingdales/Nordstrom/Saks etc.
     


  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    NO. Do not buy any suit that you can't try on first. You will be sorry. Go to Brooks Brothers during a sale on their 1818 line.
     


  12. freedom_fries

    freedom_fries Senior member

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    i kind of disagree, as long as you have bought suits before and know what you're looking for in terms of cut and sizing - i have a couple very well-fitting OTRs that I got without trying them on first.

    that said, in this instance i would follow this advice.
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If it is the same brand and model, then yes of course. If you have no idea what you're doing then no way, Jose.
     


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    I have the same question, so I am interested what the opinions are on this topic.
     


  15. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    i keep seeing this on ebay...
    why do people bid HIGHER than the actual dollar amount on a gift card for sale?
    wtf...
    i see $400 gift card selling for $415... $250 gc selling for $258 ... etc.
    i don't get it

    is there some sort of scam? some way of paying less that i don't know about?
    or are these people just really stupid and get caught up in the bidding war?
     
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