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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. seeldoger47

    seeldoger47 Senior member

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    Looks like it hasn't been available for a few months, though it wouldn't be a bad choice at all. Charcoal is a conservative and thus versatile color, great for a first suit. I would caution against three button suits on shorter guys (as one myself), however. The smaller v in the chest, at least on me, emphasizes smallness. I have a three button suit, and even though it's a true three button, I wear it like a three-roll two, ignoring the top button. Oddly though, I do fine with vests, and if you did get a three piece suit, not wearing the vest, at least on occasion, would be a mistake.
     
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    My boss swears by lighter fluid - and it worked for me for the most part....
     
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    amen!
     
  5. cptjeff

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    Actually not a bad idea (the tie cleaning issue, right?). It's straight up naptha, which used to be used as a dry cleaning solvent before they realized how dangerous it was to be constantly exposed to the stuff (small doses, whatever). Not to mention the flammability.

    You'll also find it in the camping aisle under the name "white gas". Using that to spot clean is a pretty good bet.
     
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    What color tie with this shirt? Can't figure it out, was thinking black.
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    I'm looking at some trousers by Howard Yount, and I was wondering what the difference between the Nailhead wool pants and the tropical wool pants?
     
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    I'm looking to get several pairs of no-show socks for the summer. I want wool. Is this possible? Any e-retailer suggestions appreciated.
     
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    With an orange shirt? well....black looks like halloween, green would look like a plant or vegetable, red looks like the circus, pink is a no, yellow is a no, purple might also look weird, so maybe blue? Maybe gray? It's a really casual color, probably better equipped for a navy blazer and khaki trousers. Flair it up with a pocket square. Just my 2 cents....
     
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    Thanks. Would you get loafer socks to wear with oxfords or just go with the standard ones you guys are telling me about?
     
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    I love this Howard Yount gun club jacket but my size was gone before I found it. If anyone knows of a similar jacket in the same price area or lower please let me know. thanks
     
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    Nailhead has a distinct nailhead pattern, whereas tropical is generally lighter in weight and either has a plain weave, or open weave. Most likely it is just a lightweight plain weave.
     
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    And since we're on about Howard Yount - is there a bricks and mortar shop somewhere (NYC?) or is it all online a la Kent Wang?
     
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    another question...

    Am looking at purchaseing two 'really good' pairs of shoes - one in a brown wingtip (prefer burnished), and one black captoe (no broging). I have different sized feet - basically wearing 10-10.5 EEE in AEs. I have been doing research, and am looking at the following brands - Church's, EG, DiBianco, G&G, Grenson's, C&J and Cleverley. I know that prices vary widely, and was hoping to spend between 500 to just shy of 1000 USD per pair. Looking at this as an investment [​IMG]

    How do the different brands fit? I guess I am looking for G widths....I like DiBianco's style and the squarish toe of the Cleverley shoes, as well as the Inverness of EG. So many choices! Any feedback on fit - which one seems wider/narrower, quality vs value, and anything else.

    Also heard that there aren't too many stockists in SoCal - leather Soul is one(?), as well as Barney's? Anyway, thanks in advance guys! [​IMG]
     
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    Leather Soul gets my resounding endorsement. Bryan and Joel are very helpful. Barneys does not stock C&J if that's what you want. I checked earlier this year. They are available online and at the NY store.
     
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    In regards to Howard Yount trousers - how much room is there in the waist to let out?
     

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