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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. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    This would be a fine year to get back into it! The Yankees have a beastly pitching staff and all the big-hitters back. Very excite.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  3. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    Hey all - I'm looking to make an investment in a versatile wool coat / jacket that will look good, keep me warm, and serve me well for several years. Something clean and classic would be nice. I'm more interested in value than concerned about actual cost (willing to lay down some dime for the right coat).

    I'm looking for something that meets the following criteria:

    -For casual city wear. Will only be worn with denim, usually with quality brown leather boots.
    -Not a peacoat: I already have 2 nice old kersey wool peacoats
    -Gray or navy
    -button closure
    -around 31-34" inches long or so (about the length of a size 40 Barbour Beaufort, or a bit longer, if that helps) that covers the rear but stops well short of the knees.
    -don't want a cropped coat with a waistband
    -don't want a long coat or top coat (too dressy, annoying to sit and drive in, generally not as utilitarian as I'm looking for with this jacket)
    -preferably with vents
    -will consider lined or unlined. My priority is to find a quality wool shell and the right cut
    -by 'quality wool' I don't mean cashmere or anything with a fancy finish--i loved the tight-knit kersey wool of old peacoats
    -I'm 5'9" and 185 lbs and wear a size 40 suit (but will never wear this jacket with a suit)

    Years ago as an undergrad, I wore and loved the J. Crew University Jacket because it was warm, easy to wear, had generous pockets, and looked somewhat respectable. I'm essentially looking for an "adult" version of that coat, if such a thing exists. Better quality, better construction, but equally versatile and utilitarian.

    Any suggestions or ideas where to start?
     
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  4. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Baseball....
     
  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    can someone decipher the numbers for me?
    so far, these alfred sargent made peal & co. shoes have been the most comfortable and best fitting dress shoes ... so i'd like to know what last it is and stick to it
     
  6. jjjcking1

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    Just picked up a pair of AE Strands for $180 online from AAFES, but they were shipped from AE. Shoes have wrinkles in the leather and I
    should be worried about?

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  7. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Help me choose summer loafer:

    Alden Suede Tassel Loafer...$450 new
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    SW1 Sloop Water Buffalo...$550 new
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    SW1 Sloop Dark Brown...$550 new
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    SW1 Sloop Brown Suede...$550 new
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    Vass Shell Penny Loafer F-Last...$8-900 i believe
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    Any other recommendations, perhaps in navy suede?
     
  8. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Alden LHS.
     
  9. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    ^ Not a fan of the LHS, maybe its the last, just not appealing
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    +1 Also consider the RL Marlow penny loafer but if you want navy suede, there are these.
     
  11. El Argentino

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    Looking for an SF-approved tailor either in Utah or Nevada (roughly between SLC and Las Vegas). I've been having jackets nipped and tucked by fly-by-night "tailors" who proceed to butcher the lining while leaving me with a (still) poor fitting garment. As I read more on the subject through the stickies (thankyouSF) I realize there's far more to it than just opening the back seam and pulling in fabric. Any recommendations?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't worry, they are fine.
     
  13. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    You can pick up the C&J Cavendish from Shipton & Heneage for ~$350.
     
  14. cptjeff

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    I have never seen such a treatment of a camp moc design. It just looks strange- to me, they're boat shoe equivalents. The first is the strangest, the second two at least use leathers a little more suited to the design, but the last and structure still wierds me out.

    This is what a camp moc is supposed to look like:
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    That aside, buy 'em if you like them. But the europeans keep (IMO) butchering classic american shoe designs. The english did it to penny loafers, which I have seen before, and now the Italians are doing it to the camp moc. A similar version of the bean boot must be in the works...
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the dark brown ones personally.
     
  16. porcelain monkey

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    Filson?

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  17. sohwhat

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    Hi everyone. I found my way to this forum after an internet search for affordable quality dress shoes. Armed with information from SF, I bought a pair of AE Park Avenues. While this satisfies my need for black dress shoes, I still need some brown shoes. I may end up getting another pair from AE to fill the formal brown shoe void, but I came across these shoes from Profession Bottier and at their current price ($110 incl. shipping) appear to be a good deal for casual brown shoes? Although I don't completely believe in the "retail yoox price," a large European online shoe store (spartoo.eu) seems to corroborate their retail value. I did an internet search and the few thoughts on the internet seem 50/50 on the brand/quality (incl. a french clothing forum - thank you Google translate).

    I know it's just a picture, but any thoughts on the brand Profession Bottier? overall quality? type of leather and construction? would you buy it?
    I would appreciate thoughts and advice!
    The original image can be found here and the product here.

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  18. smashwindow

    smashwindow Senior member

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    Borrelli Navy Blue Sportcoat – Size: 42 US ($399) 91% Cotton, 9% Linen
    Is this a good deal for a summer blazer? Yes or No? Its pretty much perfect size-wise for me.

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  19. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    I've never heard of Profession Bottier, so I can't comment on quality. However, those look really dark - almost black. A lighter shade of brown would be much more versatile.
     
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  20. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    My guess is that's last 87.

    Here's a link to the last silhouettes

    http://alfredsargent.co.uk/test-pages/
     
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