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

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    With the clothes or with Nick?
     


  2. Harold falcon

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  3. Kid Nickels

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    ya me too.... :lurk:
     


  4. Liam O

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    A bit of both. I work in sales, so I understand that you have to upsell to make money, but he doesn't seem to get the concept of boiling the pot slowly. I came in telling him that I needed a standard cuff, white cotton dress shirt for a job interview the next day for under 150, that I had no additional money as I'm a broke college student, and that I like shopping locally so I'd be back for more stuff if I liked it. He tried to sell me a french cuff, MTM 250$ shirt (that could be had anywhere else, not even online, for maybe 175) that had a two week turnaround time. When I repeated what I needed (and I'm much more polite in real life than on here) he basically said "suit yourself" and wandered off. Everyone else I know had similar experiences, they either bought what he recommended at an obscene markup (he doesn't do his own work, but charges bespoke prices) or he just ignored them until they left after they didn't.



    thank you! sent him a link!
     


  5. about11oclock

    about11oclock Senior member

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    Hi, sorry for newb-posting this in its own thread. Im a refugee from SWD. Thanks for any help: A buddy who knows of my interest in Men's clothing passed this suit on to me to sell, but other than knowing that its brooks brothers, and in mint condition, im not sure of the model. The fabric seems to me to be high quality, and as you can see from pics of the tags, its union made in the USA. I've browsed BB website and cannot match it. It's a two button single breasted navy suit with wide charcoal stripes. If anyone can help I would be most appreciative!
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  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is probably a Martin Greenfield made BB suit.
     


  7. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    That was not my experience at all. I went in looking to get an interview suit and left with a 1/2 canvas MTM Copley for $750 and two MTM white pinpoint shirts for $125 a piece. He isn't the most polite guy in the world but that doesn't bother me because neither am I.
     


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    Fortysomething Senior member

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    Just got a pair of Bill's Khakis corduroys that need to be hemmed...question...straight hem or have "cuffed hem"?...I am leaning towards a straight hem, but wanted to float the question out there....thanks.
     


  9. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I'm curious about this too. I just got a pair of Bill's cords from the Clad sale and haven't been to the tailor yet. SF-approved 2" cuff or straight? Not sure of the protocol for cords.
    Fred
     


  10. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Strange. Glad you made out okay though. I really wish I could have done okay over there, but it just did not work out. I'd really prefer to be getting my stuff from a local guy, even at a slight premium.
     


  11. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Hey guys. Is it possible to stretch a leather tennis shoe only in the area circled above? Length- and width -wise, the fit is spot-on; old threads appear to deal exclusively with these areas.

    I'm very hesitant to wear the shoes without stretching, as they leave a red mark right over the interstice of all sorts of veins.... :uhoh:

    Local cobblers are no help; they'll do anything for a buck, whether it's possible or not. :laugh:

    Thanks.
     
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  12. cptjeff

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    Loosen the laces.

    But yes, leather will stretch. Give it time. If it's really bad, wet the leather and wear them around the house.
     
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  13. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Hi and thanks...

    I've tried rubbing alcohol and stretching it with a sideways adjustable shoe tree. That helped, but it's still too small. Just wondering if a reputable cobbler would be able to stretch just that portion of the shoe.
     


  14. Timothy Bryce

    Timothy Bryce New Member

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    My quick question is more general than specific. What are general tips for larger than average people? I stand a bit over 6'3" and my most recently tailored suit is 58" with a 36 or 38" waist. I am extremely active physically and compete in both bodybuilding and powerlifting. However, this is really hurting my ability to wear certain clothing. My tailor does good work, but he still calls me a nightmare because of all the recuts and alterations required. I typically have to buy off the rack and get it tailored as opposed to getting one made with me in mind.

    I am currently sticking to two-button suits and never a vest or a cardigan, as I heard they wouldn't work with my shape, is this true? I struggle quite a bit with my shirts blousing, whether it is polo or button down, because to get one big enough for my chest and shoulders I need a XXL or XXXL. Even if I tuck my shirt in correctly it still seems to bunch at the sides giving me an unpleasant roundness. If anyone has a few general tips or a link to somewhere that could help me I would appreciate it. I tried to search the forums here but kept getting directed to the health section of the forum.
     


  15. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I don't know if this will help your problem but in the military we (a lot of us) skip lacing over the instep.
     


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