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  1. Kraken

    Kraken Well-Known Member

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    I bought an Our Legacy Picke Shirt (Polo long sleeve) in 50/50 cotton/linen. I wore for the first time today and it seemed to look better by pulling the sleeves up to just below my elbows. I didn't expect this, which I probably should have, but the cuffs have now stretched considerably since my forearms are much bigger than my wrists. Should I expect the sleeve cuffs to return to orignal size after washing and hang drying? Otherwise should I dampen the cuff and use a hair blower to shrink it back to original size? I'm thinking I might watn to waer it long sleeved as well but it woudl just look silly now... Thanks!
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They will probably shrink after laundering. Even just getting them wet and letting them air dry will shrink them a bit, but nothing like a good wash and dryer.
     
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    Yeah you should be fine. Our Legacy uses some ridiculous nice fabrics as well though, so I'm not sure I'd dry it in the dryer. I usually hand wash and lay flat to dry my sweaters and they stretched areas go back to the original size. Not sure about shirts though.
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with just laundering on gentle cycle in cold water and hang drying. It should do the trick. I mean it is all natural fibers and we are talking about a rugby shirt. It isn't a dress shirt or anything.
     
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  5. Kraken

    Kraken Well-Known Member

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    Great. Thanks for the feedback guys. Someone was being over-paranoid here... lol
     
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    Hi...I'm new here and figured this belonged in the quick questions. Can anyone tell me if this Brioni tie looks real? I took a picture of the back...it has the white numbers on the back but the other pictures I've seen of Brioni ties don't use a capital "D" but the weird "B" character right before the numbers start. I received this item from an ebay seller with 99.8% feedback but just wanted to make sure it seems legit. It had a Neiman Marcus sales tag on it FWIW. It's self tipped and the fabric seems very nice but it is a bit thinner than I expected...the white box surrounding the Brioni logo has etching that pokes out on either side of the bottom of the box too...seems strange to do that.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Hi...I'm new here and figured this belonged in the quick questions. Can anyone tell me if this Brioni tie looks real? I took a picture of the back...it has the white numbers on the back but the other pictures I've seen of Brioni ties don't use a capital "D" but the weird "B" character right before the numbers start. I received this item from an ebay seller with 99.8% feedback but just wanted to make sure it seems legit. It had a Neiman Marcus sales tag on it FWIW. It's self tipped and the fabric seems very nice but it is a bit thinner than I expected...the white box surrounding the Brioni logo has etching that pokes out on either side of the bottom of the box too...seems strange to do that.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  9. TauKappaEpsilon

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    Does anyone know who makes Ralph Lauren's shoes? There are several models around the $500 price point so I'm thinking they are all made by the same company for RL. Who makes them?
     
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    Hi...I'm new here and figured this belonged in the quick questions. Can anyone tell me if this Brioni tie looks real? I took a picture of the back...it has the white numbers on the back but the other pictures I've seen of Brioni ties don't use a capital "D" but the weird "B" character right before the numbers start. I received this item from an ebay seller with 99.8% feedback but just wanted to make sure it seems legit. It had a Neiman Marcus sales tag on it FWIW. It's self tipped and the fabric seems very nice but it is a bit thinner than I expected...the white box surrounding the Brioni logo has etching that pokes out on either side of the bottom of the box too...seems strange to do that.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Some are made in US, some Italy, some UK, so no, not from the same company. If you search here on a specific model name, you will often be able to find the maker
     
  12. TauKappaEpsilon

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    Just bought two pairs of shoes from Allen Edmonds and was wonder my options of how to wear them. I don't wear suits often, but I typically dress smart casually (well fitting dark jeans, chino, and cords with OCBD, with sweater and tweed SC in the winter.)

    What are my options and what does everyone think about them?

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    Nice looking shoes, It's a shame you don't have proper socks :)
     
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    The first pair of shoes pictured are AE Strands. The second pair are AE Fifth Avenues. Just in case anyone was wondering.

    Anyway, contrary to what some might assume, extensive brogueing tends to make a shoe more - not less - casual. So by all means feel free to wear those Strands with chinos or cords. They'd be a fine match. I'm not a jeans kind of guy, but I suppose you could wear them with nice jeans, too. Particularly in that color, the Strand is a very versatile shoe.

    The Fifth Avenues are a somewhat more formal pair of shoes, and the fact that they're darker than the Strands only adds to that fact. They'd go well with a suit, of course. They'd go well with dress pants and a sport coat. Wearing them with chinos would - in my opinion - really be pushing it. Wearing them with jeans would just be a mistake.

    BTW, you have good taste in shoes, TauKappaEpsilon, and I say this not merely because it seems to mirror my own. The AE Strands and Fifth Avenues are classics. (The AE Park Avenue - pretty much the Fifth Avenue without the line of perfs - sort of completes the trio, and black AE Park Avenues are practically the "business uniform" shoe in certain circles.) Take proper care of them, and they'll serve you well for many years to come. I toss that last part in, as it's sad when people buy great shoes, but ruin them by not bothering to keep them cleaned, polished, or stored with wooden shoe trees.
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  15. TauKappaEpsilon

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    Thank you Michael. I also agree with you that the heavy brogueing actually makes a shoe more casual.

    I tend to wear the Strands more casually and keep the Fifth Avenue for times I'm wearing a suit, or at least, nicer trousers.

    I plan on keeping the AE cedar shoe trees in them at all times. I am also buying a cedar shoe rack for my room and the AE cleaning kit.

    If you have any photos of yourself wearing either of these two, could you post them so I can get some ideas of how they look on?

    Thanks.

     

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