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

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Try your regular size first. Going down a size could leave you with painful pinched toes. You may need to size down, depending on the last, but that's true of any shoe. If you have a low instep, as I do, you may find it tricky to get a proper fit. So it's important to try before you buy.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Our poster RIDER, who's a professional in the business of selling shoes both online and IRL, frowns on attempts to measure them. Outsole measurement isn't a reliable way of determining fit. But if the buyer insists after you tell him that, I'd either A) provide the maximum sole length and the measurement across the widest point of the bottom of the sole, or B) ask him how he'd like you to measure it. I've yet to figure out a way to get reliable interior measurements, which is what a buyer would really need to know. Even then, the fit could be off, depending on the shape of the buyer's foot.
    I think of ribbon belts as summer wear, but if everything else you're wearing is summery, the weather is summery, and in you're in a casual setting, why not? Ties with chinos are fine, if you're wearing a sportcoat.
     
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  3. who8mahrice

    who8mahrice Senior member

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    Did a forum search and came up with mostly posts from years ago...

    Tailor for suit alterations recommendations for Columbus, OH? Seems like the most common recommendation is Boris, but he's pretty expensive. Trying to see all the good options. Yelp doesn't help much with this search.

    Thanks.
     
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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Went to school in Ohio and had a lot of my fraternity brothers use Boris. While they never griped about the price I know that his work was really top notch. Columbus might be similar to Atlanta where there are only a few quality tailors and you are at the mercy of their pricing if you want top-shelf work.
     
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    I actually had to size up for my first pair of monkstraps. I'm not saying you need to, but it would be best if you can try them on before you buy.
     
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    you could PM member "allaboutshoes" on this forum and get FIRST quality AE for $240ish shipped
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I think I'll probably end up going with Boris just to be on the safe side.
     
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    Can anyone identify the maker on these N&L shoes?

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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    ^Grenson?

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    Though the markings on the inside of the shoe look like C&J to me...
     
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    Where can I find a similar knit tie as this pattern?

    And has anyone tried out Blank Label MTM?
     
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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I know I've seen a better brand/higher quality one somewhere but I can't place it. This one should do in a pinch, however.
     
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    100% Crockett & Jones. Looks like handgrade standard.
     
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    Edi* sorry wrong section
     
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    Not sure there would ever be a good reason to wear that :tounge:
     
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    100% yes. Get one that is > 1.25"
     

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