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

  1. robert in LA

    robert in LA Well-Known Member

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    With Loakes, I would definitely go with the 10.5 UK for a US 11.
     


  2. khoadpham

    khoadpham New Member

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    How does this look? How should I tailor it so that it'll look better?

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  3. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

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    You shouldn't buy shoes that you aren't trying on in person, unless you are prepared to return them if they don't fit. And don't use wishful thinking that something fits "somewhat." Many times on this forum, people work themselves into a weird state where they focus on the shoes as objects instead of something that needs to fit on their feet.

    That being said, some of the Brooks Brothers Peal shoes are C&J -- generally they're the ones that come in both standard and nonstandard widths. Bodileys and Pediwear offer the best online C&J selection and prices. A 10.5E in Allen Edmonds would be (roughly) an 9.5F in C&J (when translating from US to UK, generally subtract one to the length and add one letter to the width, although Edward Green is usually just a half-size lower).
     
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  4. Ind1go

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    Thanks, should I go for F width or the G width ?
     


  5. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    I had a tailor taper a pair of my pants. They really messed up the fit, but fortunately just folded the fabric over on the inside. Is it more work for another tailor to open the pants back up and fix them than the original job? I asked one place and they tried to charge me way more saying that it was more work to open up the new seam, but it seems like the first person had to do that too...
     


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    I think it works, but it's pretty dang flashy. I would tone down the shirt- try a white oxford instead.
     


  7. Kid Nickels

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  8. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Essentially. There are several SF members who've joined up, and they've all been happy with the squares they've received.
     


  9. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Rebuilding wardrobe. Need suggestions. I need these to be:
    A) available second hand on ebay or B&S
    B) inexpensive (second hand), but not garbage
    C) cuts that will work on me, if I can afford anything I probably can't afford to tailor it too.



    Shirts
    3 medium/heavy weight Casual OCBD’s in solid or conservative checks (have maybe 2) +1-2

    Sweaters
    2 Solid sweater vests, 1 grey, 1 navy (have grey) +1

    Pants
    1 pair good heavy grey flannels (have mediocre)
    1 pair jeans (need good pair apparently) +1
     
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  10. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    My tailor tapers many of my trousers, it should not be more difficult than the norm. Unless your other tailor added more stitching or something similar.
     


  11. Sanguis Mortuum

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    It should be more or less the same operation in reverse, I don't see why it should cost any more to let out than it did to take in.
     


  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Are Richard James "Mayfair" suits canvassed? I am no good at the pinch test.
     


  13. VLSI

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    Thanks guys. That was my thought, so I walked.
     


  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If you question your own style decisions, and are going for not-super-flashy, avoid matching loud patterns and anything lime green.
     


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    Have a job interview tomorrow and am wondering what the consensus here is on pocket squares in that context.

    It's a fairly relaxed company but I'm still wearing a traditional navy suit, etc.

    Would it be distracting to the interviewer? I want them concentrating on ME, not what I'm wearing other than "he sure dresses well".
     


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