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

  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Have you tried Polo polos in custom or tailor fit? You might also be interested in the polos from Kent Wang.
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just buy shirts that fit your neck and shoulders the way you like and have a seamstress take in the sides. Easy peasy.
     


  3. Citan1145

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  4. dieworkwear

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    Anyone have experience with Edward Green's 606 and 82 lasts? I have a pair of Dovers in the 606 and it's just a touch short the right foot. I'm thinking about getting a pair of Shannons on the 82. If I'm a 8.5/ 9D in the 606, should I stick with the same size on the 82, or move up to a 9/ 9.5D?

    Two factors to perhaps consider: boots are a bit more forgiving in terms of roominess (which would suggest I should size up) and the 82 is a bit more elongated than the 606 (which would suggest that I can keep to my current size).

    Any advice?
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012


  5. southbound35

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    Can someone please post a link to the often-mentioned thread with instructions for polishing cordovan shoes? I've seen it linked many times, but can't seem to find it now.
     


  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I assume you mean the Mac Method? There are a bunch of threads over at AAAC about it. Will at ASW also had something good.
     


  7. southbound35

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    Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
     


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  9. TuckerSon

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    There was a young guy around 20-25 with a blog whom shopped at H&M and other cheaper stores but still dressed well in suits. Any idea which blog this was?
     


  10. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    http://mensstylepro.com/
     


  11. Cordwinder

    Cordwinder Senior member

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    Im going to get ridiculed for being dressed by the internet but is this ok?
    First time wearing a pocket square. I'll be wearing a navy suit, with a lime green shirt and light blue necktie. The suit is the same style as in the picture.

    It was posted in the pocketsquare thread, if in doubt skip it, I really want to try wearing one.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. JRGEICO

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    Gents,

    what is the best fabric for a suit that you wear +12 hours a day for 6 days a week??

    I have an appointment on the 5th of may for my first custom made suit and want to be duly informed :)

    Any other tips or stuff that you guys would have wanted to know prior to your first custom made??

    Thanks!
     


  13. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    If you're asking about one suit worn six days a week you really want to read some more
     


  14. JRGEICO

    JRGEICO Active Member

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    I am well aware that I need to read much more (I have a post count of 10, what did you expect :D) but time is a very scarce good for me so I try to optimize whenever I can.

    I currently work in finance, where a typical day for me starts at 9 and ends at 9+ (excluding time on the road). This means that, when expanding my wardrobe, I have to make sure that I buy stuff that can withstand being worn +12 hours a day (for 2 or max 3 days). By extreme example, a Vicuña suit would not last long.

    I try to switch suits every 2 days. At the moment I own four suits, 3 are Suit Supply and 1 is SOCI3TY (which as I type it reads very very cheap (it wasnt)), but I admit that I never really paid attention to type of lapels, fabric etc etc.
    As I want to change this and dress more consciously (I am a huge believer of the dress good feel good theory) I made an appointment with a local tailor in Brussels (to give you an idea: custom suits start at EUR 750) and I am now starting to do research to make sure that I will not be hassled (after all, it is Brussels :D).

    That's why I was wondering whether there is this kind of scale that says

    Low Durability -- High Durability
    Vicuna -- Steel

    Is this a more sufficient explanation?
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

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    Basically, you don't want to get anything that is too lightweight because that wears faster. I would stay at about 11oz or above. Also reputable fabric mills discussed on this forum make better quality fabrics. There is a huge difference in durability between an 11oz fabric made in England and an 11oz fabric made in China. Also, I have found that twill and serge, even herringbone weaves with a smooth finish (not slubby) are a bit tougher than plain weaves, or rougher fabrics due to less friction on the surface. I hope this helps.
     


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