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  1. cliche

    cliche Senior member

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    Whats a 7 fold tie? Do you use them in a diffrent way or what? I dont get it really.

    Thanks for the help!
     


  2. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    Having acquired a few decent suits via ebay, I was looking to getting some proper hangars but on a college student's budget. I came across these but have some questions:

    1) For hanging trousers, do you prefer the clamp or the bar?
    2) Does these seem a decent deal?

    I am unsure of the construction and quality, if you have purchased these yourself I wecome your comment.
     


  3. VLSI

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    Is there any difference in quality of shoes AE makes for Ralph Lauren or are they the same shoe with an insane mark up? Thanks.
     


  4. Gibonius

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    Of the two, I'll take the bar.
    Maybe. Can't really tell, from the minimal information provided. And without knowing your suit size, I can't say whether the hangers are the right size, either.

    If you want some good suit hangers at a decent price, Jos A Bank occasionally runs a "3 for the price of 1" sale. They last did this about a week ago. Their $15 and $24 contoured suit hangers are a pretty fair buy at such times.

    HangerClassics.com sells some pretty good hangers, too. I have a number of their deluxe walnut hangers with nonslip bar and chrome hook. They ran me $8.50 each, plus about a buck more per hanger for shipping.

    The Hanger Project's suit hangers are supposed to be the Rolls Royce of hangers. But because of their price ($75 for 3), I've never purchased any.

    While one can debate whether a $25 hanger is overpriced, or whether an unfinished cedar hanger is a good thing or a bad thing, the one point of which I'm totally, utterly certain is that hanging a nice jacket on some short, skinny little plastic hanger - or, Dog forbid, on a skinny little wire hanger - can absolutely harm the jacket. (And no, just because the hanger came with the suit when you bought it, doesn't necessarily mean the hanger's any good.) So, since a good hanger only costs a few bucks, and since it could last a century or so, I was willing to go and buy a dozen such hangers. Same way that I sprung for some decent cedar shoe trees. They're lifetime purchases, they make an actual difference, and all the hangers and shoe tress I'll ever need cost less than a single sport coat or pair of shoes.

    I suppose if one is into Do It Yourself, a nicely contoured, sized, shaped, sanded, etc., hanger could be whipped up at home. But that wasn't even a remotely tempting option for me.
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    Where is the best place to go to try on cologne? I went to Saks today, but they seemed to have a rather paltry selection. I don't have a lot of experience with cologne, so a large selection and some good advice is what I need.

    Of course, the salesman at Saks told me that it's really just a matter of preference, so maybe I don't need advice.
     


  7. cliche

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  9. oneeightyseven

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    is it possible to shorten a jackets length? not talking drastic, but about an inch or so?
     


  10. jc4jax

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    Yes, in fact I am picking up a jacket today that I had shortened by 2". You just want to make sure the balance isn't thrown off, some say you should have at least 9-10" from your pocket mouth to the bottom hem. Its not exactly a cheap alteration but its doable.


    If you go toward the end of that thread a helpful user reinstated the pictures back into the original post.
     
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  11. cliche

    cliche Senior member

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    This is how they are made? Nothing more special about it?
     
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  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    No, but a 7-fold tie requires something like twice as much silk as normal 3 or 4-fold.
     


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    how tall should one be before they can wear a 3 button suit, i read they only look good on taller guys, thoughts?
     


  14. cliche

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    So a 7 fold tie is a bit ''nicer'' then the normal ties?
     
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    Generally, yes. They're certainly more expensive. It's a matter of taste, though, and depends on the type of fabric used as well. If the fabric is quite heavy then a 7-fold, especially if lined as well, can sometimes end up tying quite a large and bulky knot. With lighter fabrics though the extra folds can provide more body without the stiffness of a wool interlining.
     


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