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

  1. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    You can shorten it from the cuff end relatively easily, it is a simply alteration if you don't move the placket. Shortening by a large amount may shorten the sleeve placket too much so you might then want to move the whole placket up. This is a bit more complicated than just moving the cuff up, but isn't too hard. It does require reconstructing the placket.

    Shortening from the shoulder is not really recommended for shirts; for a start the taper of the sleeve means that, after shortening, the sleeve head will likely end up smaller than the arm-scye you're trying to attach if to. You would then need to also bring in the chest of the shirt in an attempt to make the scye smaller. Adjusting from the shoulders also means flat-felling the arm/body seam, as well as opening and reflat-felling at least part of the side/under-arm seam, which can be quite tricky work.
     


  2. ambivalence

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    Hi guys, Do you guys canvas your sportscoat?
     


  3. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Sometimes. But we always do the Dew.
     


  4. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Just in case this was a serious question, and if I am understanding you correctly, yes, a canvased jacket is the norm. You can opt for a 1/2 canvas for a lightweight/summer type jacket.
     


  5. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Do you just want frames? If so, simply remove the lenses. Or are you wanting clear glass with no prescription? If so, why?
     


  6. ambivalence

    ambivalence Senior member

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    hey thanks cbbuff :) kinda new to all these...
     


  7. Caveat

    Caveat Senior member

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    Thanks much. Looks like I will have him reconstruct the placket. Anything I should know going in? I'll be going to a new tailor in a new country so I'm a little nervous.
     


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  9. netsua

    netsua Senior member

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    Does anyone know who makes a black plain toe bal besides alden?
     


  10. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Kent Wang does.
     


  11. netsua

    netsua Senior member

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    thanks for your reply, I was considering these, but the toe is a bit too pointy for me.
     


  12. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Not a balmoral, but an oxford, and if you think the Kent Wang shoes are too pointy these may be too pointy for you too:

    C&J Wembley
     
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  13. robert in LA

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    Eyebobs, www.eyebobs.com does a broad range of very low power reading glasses, all the way down to 1.0 magnification.
     


  14. KendallAndKendall

    KendallAndKendall Senior member

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    Dear styleforum, I'm not as rich as I once was. With style that some may call "questionable", I call "doing the best I can with whatever i find from goodwill". That being said, please don't hate too much.
    I'm trying to go for more of a clean look, with springy colors. Not going for super-flashy. Also - no laughing at the belt, I quite like it.

    I'm looking for advice, suggestions, thoughts, etc.

    Shirt, tie, jacket, shoes - goodwill. Belt - ebay. Pants - Kindly donated to me by the fine Rugby fellows on Bleecker St.



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  15. Ind1go

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    What UK size / width am I?

    I measured my feet on a Footjoy-branded Brannock Device.
    Measurements came back as US11 Wide, which I think translates to a US 11EE.

    However, based on conflicting advice from various websites, I'm unsure if I'm supposed to downsize 1 or 1/2?
    So far the values I have come up with are UK10G or UK10.5F.

    I know that there is a margin of error based on specific lasts shapes, etc, but I'm thinking of ordering Loake shoes online and need a general rule of thumb.
     


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