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

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    They don't all have the same design but, as with everything else, there's a "traditional" way to do it that is very common.
     


  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    That part of broguing is called medallion, there are many designs, see here for example.
     


  3. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    You've written a guide on how to add rubber soles to a shoe but you don't know what a medallion is?
     


  4. iroh

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    the universe works in mysterious ways
     


  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    new mid gray glen plaid suit
    BB fitzgerald in saxxon wool

    about to wear it for the first time tomorrow
    white shirt + .... a navy tie w/ dots probably + white linen square
    undecided about black or brown shoes...
    hmmm.....

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    give me your suggestions
    these are my current dress shoes ...
    3 black captoes... i know ... got a dark brown BB/AE strand on its way ordered during the thanksgiving sale
     
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  6. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Brown shoes go great with grey and blue, go for the dark brown. The only exception would be a conservative office work day tomorrow, in that case go black.
     


  7. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I want that suit in sport coat form.
     
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  8. clarksdb

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    +1
     


  9. Steve Smith

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    Good call. That Saxxon is some badass stuff.
     


  10. Beav

    Beav Senior member

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    Quick question -- I was considering ordering a Lands End blazer just to see if it'll work as a beater jacket, but I understand the sleeves come with functional buttons. I tend to need a shorter sleeve, 24"-24.5" depending on the jacket. Does anything think I'll be able to get a jacket and get the desired sleeve length without removing the sleeve at the shoulder? Or can the end of the sleeve just be shortened? Does anyone know what the sleeve length for their jackets tend to be?

    Thanks in advance.
     


  11. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    I would avoid completely. Functional buttons are a horrible idea in OTR jackets. I got a LE cotton blazer in 36 and the sleeves are stupidly long...and I have monkey arms. Shortening from the shoulder is (I'm told) prohibitively difficult and expensive.
     


  12. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    i gave away a more bluish wool SC in glen plaid made by lanvin for barneys to a friend because it was just a tad big...
    every time i am over at his place and see the SC hanging in the closet, i grab it and try it on again
    i'm so tempted to ask for it back and try tailoring it... although it probably is best to just leave it alone


    yeah the saxxon wool feels greattttttt

    steve
    i am always tempted by your listings... unfortunately (or fortunately?) the suits you post that i want don't fit me... or sell real quickly

    (btw, can you go back to posting last updated dates in the thread titles? not sure if you stopped doing that or not but i keep seeing the threads without a date and go in them with the hopes that they've been updated)
     


  13. taaku

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    My closet is pretty bare and I have need for some essentials, and I'm looking for a shoe recommendation.

    I'm looking for a versatile shoe to cover the range from a tweed sport coat and chinos up to a navy blazer in worsted wool with grey trousers. I have several important presentations to give over the next year - my MS thesis defense, and talks at scientific conferences, where I will be speaking before colleagues and potential future employers. I need to look competent and professional, but not in a way that draws attention to my dress. I'm in a pretty casual field (a field-going natural science), so a suit would be too much.

    Though I think it a little boring, I was thinking of a nicer plain toe blucher in dark brown calf - but please offer suggestions! I sure like the look of a single monk, but worry that it could be too flashy. Any academics care to comment?
     


  14. clarksdb

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    Allen Edmonds Strand in Walnut? They look great with grey trousers:

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  15. HarleyBob

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    Where can I get these boots? They are gorgeous.
     


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