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  1. Zan3

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    Hello I'm interested in a new pair of boots. I wanted something rugged, and preferably 8". I really can't seem to find anything quality though. What are some quality 8" leather boots (like Alden Indy's but longer)? I really hate cheap boots, so looking at the $300-$600 range. Don't care whether cordovan or cow leather, as long as it's durable. Color doesn't matter too much, black or brown or whatever.

    I tried the AE Bayfields but they were too short and just pinched my ankles when tied tight. Plus they're just too short I don't like the look. Indy kudu ultimate looks sweet but I wish they were longer.
     
  2. tben

    tben Senior member

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    Thank you for your response.
     
  3. Scotty

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    I just bought me this Burberry sport coat on sale. It must be a suit jacket, if I'm correct, as the label indicates the drop (7).
    So, the question is about general front fit (if you can tell from these poor pictures) and about using it, as I intend, as a sport coat, changing the buttons for brown horn or something.
    The fabric makes me think it won't look as a suit coat but what do you think of it ?

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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    I don't usually like seeing suit jackets re-purposed as sport coats, but given that one's fabric, and your intention to replace the buttons with brown horn or something along those lines, I think it'll be okay.

    It's arguably slightly shorter on you than some would consider ideal. But not necessarily objectionably short, and in general acceptable jacket length is somewhat shorter today than it once was. Frankly, I don't see the length as being a problem at all.

    Other than that, front fit looks about right. No, it's not as tight (or "close fitting" or whatever the currently popular euphemism happens to be) as some would prefer, but I strongly prefer a more traditional, less fitted look, so to me it looks good.

    The left side of the jacket and the left sleeve appear longer than the right. It's probably just how you're wearing it, or how you're standing; I doubt whether it's an actual tailoring problem.

    Shoulders seem okay, and they're often financially impractical to correct if fundamentally off.

    I'd say it's a keeper.
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  5. clarksdb

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    I have a brown sportcoat. It's my first one and I need to purchase my first pocket square. Looking for a versatile one and considering white or cream. Will cream work with a brown sport coat or am I better off with a white?

    Also, why is there a preference towards a white LINEN pocket square as opposed to silk? I won't be wearing it with a tie (which is why I'm guessing there is a preference for linen since most ties are silk?). So am I okay with a silk fabric?
     
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    Brown and cream go together quite nicely.

    If you get a navy suit or blazer, cream goes well with navy, too.

    Most of my pocket squares have a bit of color to them, but if you want a solid cream square, there's no reason not to get one and wear it. I wore a solid cream silk pocket square with a navy blazer, not long ago. It was quite a sharp look. (I was wearing a tie with a few colors to it, so I saw no need to wear a colorful pocket square.)

    'Course, I don't like that you won't be wearing it with a tie, but to each his own. And certainly I find a jacket without a tie far less objectionable than a tie without a jacket (or at least a sweater).

    Linen has more body to it. It can be folded, and will pretty much retain its shape. Like, if folded to show points, the points will tend to remain straight and upright. Silk, on the other hand, doesn't really work as well folded like that, but it's often better than linen if you want a more casual "stuffed into pocket" pocket square look (a "pouf," as opposed to a folded look). Neither is better than the other, they simply have different characteristics.
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  7. imatlas

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    Should I topy over a hole in the outsole?

    I just had the heels redone on my Aldens, and within weeks the right sole developed a small hole. I don't want to be out the $50 cost of the heels, so it seems like my options are:

    1) Topy it as-is, wait until the heels wear down, then go for a full resole or factory recraft. Probably not a great idea, but workable and inexpensive.

    2) Do a half-sole - they're double soles, can they be done this way? I've seen shoe pros around here argue that these are never a good idea, and I don't know if Alden will recraft after a half-sole - I think some manufacturers would refuse them.

    3) DIY with cloth tape.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    I just got two suits back that I got custom measurements for and I'm worried that they're not fitting properly. I'm concerned that the width is too "boxy" and could be slimmed up. Please see the photos below. If they are too wide, is it even possible to slim them up enough without wrecking the suit? Is there anything else inherently wrong with the cuts?

    Please disregard the shirt/tie combo that I used with the suits; I just grabbed the first thing in my closet.

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    Thank you so much for your reply. Very helpful in answering my questions.

    Only reason mostly I'll be wearing without tie is because I'll be wearing it with jeans in a casual look. Of course I want to be wearing it with a tie as well but need occasions wear I can do so without looking to be trying too hard.
     
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    Silk does not hold a crease like linen so is more suited to puffs or points than to the TV fold which is most commonly used with a white linen square.
     
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    Rob01IV: I had bought shirts from Luxire.com during their thanksgiving special. I have since bought from them twice.

    In terms of quality, they are second to none I have worn and I have worn some decent shirts over a period of time.

    I was reluctant too, but the free return shipping coupled with paypal made the attempt risk free. Am glad I tried. Do let me know if you need any specifics.
     
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    Rob01IV: I had bought shirts from Luxire.com during their thanksgiving special. I have since bought from them twice.

    In terms of quality, they are second to none I have worn and I have worn some decent shirts over a period of time.

    I was reluctant too, but the free return shipping coupled with paypal made the attempt risk free. Am glad I tried. Do let me know if you need any specifics.
     
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    Glen plaid suit in a base of gray with a purple overlay.

    White shirt.

    What type of tie?

    Would a repp tie be too busy?

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    A dark purple Grenadine. It'd be my "go to" tie, for that suit.

    Not necessarily, but I'd have to see the tie in question to give you a more definite answer than that.
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