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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

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

  1. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz Member

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    First post, go easy please.

    Got this peacoat, little big in the back I would say? Shoulders are a little big? It is lined with a quilted deal, it could still be tailored though, right?

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    Bad quality pictures I realize. Yes I'm wearing a t-shirt and need to clean my mirror.
     
  2. apack

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    The differential in creasing between the two shoes looks very odd. Unless your feet are very different sizes, I wonder if the left shoe is defective.
     
  3. gambit50

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    Are those really from the same box? Is that the first time you put them on or how often/long have they been worn?
     
  4. Owen Meany

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    Thanks, but "why" is not the issue (I know why they look like they do) , I am most interested if you would walk around in such shoes considering the look...

    They are Carminia cordovan and have been worn at least 10-15 times....
     
  5. Steve Smith

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    I would not advise using a 346 suit to determine fit on an 1818. Most 1818 suits are made in the US by Southwick. I am unsure where the 346 suits are manufactured because I don't buy them, but they are probably not made in the US.
     
  6. clarksdb

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    I bought a car coat off the rack and it fits okay but could be a bit more slim for a more modern look. Around how much cost am I looking at for alterations?
     
  7. tben

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    Grenadine?
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    Not Grenadine?
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  8. taafis

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    How is the fit on Cordings shirts? They're having a 3 for £120 sale now
     
  9. Gnome

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    Any suggestions on where a broke student could find some grey flannel pants? BB at retail is out of my price range. The ones I've seen on ebay aren't my size (32x33/34).
     
  10. apack

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    The difference is quite noticeable in the photos, but of course you have focused the images specifically on the shoes. I think it would probably be noticeable in person -- certainly so to SF-types; not as much to casual passers-by. Whether this bothers you is a completely different question.
     
  11. IrateCustomer

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    Flannel pants are really hard to find at a low(ish) price. Finding your size might be even harder, unless you find them with an unfinished hem. I have been looking for flannel pants for a while, with little luck unless I want to pay around $200 which is admittedly not feasible right now. Keep looking on the Bay, as I think that's your best bet.
     
  12. red81

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    as a follow up to my earlier question, is there an sf approved linen retailer (preferrably brick and mortar in chicago , or online)? shopping for an outfit for a wedding in february in the caribbean.
     
  13. Apollotrader

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    I have several pairs of flat front everyday type trousers, a couple pairs that I recently purchased I had done with cuff. When they get home from the cleaners they have finished them with a fold along the seat as opposed to along a crease line that a pleated pant would have. I looked at this cuff all day and it is so sloppy it just pissed me off. Any ideas? Should I ask my dry cleaners to finish/fold differently? Thanks in advance, RCC.
     
  14. Winston S.

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    Check to see if Howard Yount has anything left.
     
  15. in stitches

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    hate to say it, but you should probably find a new dry cleaner.

    i have thankfully never had that happen to me, but i have seen it happen to my brother, who uses a different dry cleaned than i do. you can bring them the pants, and remind them every time to crease them like dress pants, not casual pants, and that you want a crease going down the front of the leg. they will probably do it right if you tell them every time, but a dry cleaner that cant figure that out on its own is suspect in my opinion.

    in better news, its highly unlikely that the pants are ruined, just in need of a new press.

    good luck. :)
     
  16. Apollotrader

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  17. in stitches

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    no probs, it was my pleasure.

    hope it all works out ok.
     
  18. Gnome

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    Thanks IrateCustomer!
     
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  19. Binny

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    Hello, I just want to post this here too, in case anyone else is reading. I make a thread in Men's Clothing looking for any recommended suit brand with 8-10" drop (big chest but narrow waist), I can spend $1000 a suit maybe. Possibly this called European Cut, I hear? Any one able to help? Thank you.
     
  20. ellsbebc

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    I believe "European cut" refers to overseas makers typically have a slimmer, more fitted silhouette compared to a traditional, boxier "American cut". At that price point, you may want to look into MTM. Caruso has a few offerings with drop 8 iirc. If you are content with skinnier lapels, BB Fitzgerald or Regent suits might fit the bill.
     
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