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

  1. taz20075

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    My shoulders measure 18". When I buy suits, how much allowance do I add to make sure a suit fits in the shoulders?

    And is it true (I read somewhere on the internets) that a chest is usually cut 4" larger than your chest measurement? So my 42' chest (a 42R) would be cut at 46"?
     


  2. chrisjr

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    Can anyone post some interesting menswear youtube videos? I watched one in another thread a week ago but can't seem to find it... it was a 8-10min video by, i think, luciano barbera, in which a tailor/designer is getting dressed in the morning and gets in his vintage mercedes benz, goes to the office/studio and starts work. Interested in seeing any other neat videos like this that have inspired you.
     


  3. Tck13

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    Here are a couple (to lazy to post links):

    mr porter, mantic59 (the BEST grooming / shaving), realmenrealstyle (somewhat ok), alphamconsulting (kind of annoying but ok)

    Here's another video by putthison (I follow him on twitter). I have a link to one of their videos on my blog: Link to rustmenswear

    Don't think he's on youtube, though...
     
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    Dispute it on paypal "Item significantly different than advertised" They will work with you for a solution.
     


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    It's easier to actually talk to the original person and see if they will take care of it for you. I'd say disputing it through paypal is the second or last option.
     


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    Yeah I took it the the dry cleaners to see if they can remove it. It's a gray suit with a light herringbone pattern. The stains (brownish, looks like coffee) are a few spots around the 3-2 roll area and the second button. It doesn't really show up indoors but when you step outside, it's obvious. My main issue is that I asked specifically before hand about any stains and the seller said none. I also sent them a message and they told me they went over it and there were no stains. The suit is in really good condition otherwise with very little wear. Get it back Monday from the dry cleaners so we'll see.
     
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  7. Coldsnap

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    How do you fix a slippery leather sole? It's slippery around my toes.
     


  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Scuff it up. Wear will do this naturally, or you can lightly score it with a knife or go over it lightly with sandpaper. Topy is another option.
     


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    Edit: my bad, I misread the question.
     
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  10. Gibonius

    Gibonius Stylish Dinosaur

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    Did you take pictures before getting it cleaned?


    Also, seconding the above: always contact the seller before contacting Ebay. It's the civil thing to do, you have way more flexibility, and the sellers will almost always play ball. I've had some even pay return shipping, which Ebay will make you eat.
     


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    Yeah I took pictures. I'd like to keep the suit if the stains come out or are lighter
     


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    Has Lanvin ever made men's shirts Korea?
    It was cotton and polyester, which didn't surprise me but the Korea part did.
     
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    I thrifted a tie today. One label says "SAXXON" (the two X's are bigger than the other letters) and another says "85% wool/15% silk, imported from France". I can't find any info about Saxxon ties. Does anybody know anything?
     


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    I picked up a vintage overcoat today while out thrifting. Can anyone tell me about the brand/maker? (See below, and please excuse pic quality and whatnot)

    I did searches for Crombie and read plenty of posts. What I'm after is some guidance whether this older tag is some older incarnation of Crombie or something else entirely. Just curious, really, because it fits me well and actually doesn't look too "dated." It's dark navy with a very subtle french twill or herringbone weave. Wool is decent quality with a good feel. Canvasing is ... odd. It's definitely there, and there's no bubbling I can see, but the canvas it has doesn't give it much structure. Otherwise, condition is phenomenal.


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    Gibonius Stylish Dinosaur

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    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/timelessclassics/saxxonwool.tem
     


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