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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. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    It's a cashmere sweater. It could be possible that Ralph Lauren makes stuff dedicated to the Asian market, because the guys out there are usually smaller than other markets. But is normal that brands difference the markets with sizes?
     
  2. Cabana Boy

    Cabana Boy Active Member

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    I am going to a Christmas Party at my golf club next week. Very old school type club, and this is a very nice event where all men wears suits. I have a Navy BB Fitz suit that I plan on wearing. I would like opinions on shirt, tie and shoes. I have both walnut calf and black allen Edmond strands and since it is an evening event, I assumed black shoes would be more appropriate. I expect many are going to tell me I should wear a more formal cap toe shoe, but I am just starting to get my act together on my wardrobe, so take it easy on me. I was thinking white shirt,French cuffs, but not sure about tie and colour of shoes? I realize there are plenty of options, but you guys are the experts, give me your opinion .
     
  3. jesPak

    jesPak Active Member

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    Might anyone know how to remove 'dimples' from the collar of an OCBD Lands End shirt? I have tried ironing with a large amount of pressure, spray water, spray starch, and high steam setting on the iron to no avail. It has been hard to accurately capture this with a picture but perhaps this will appear familiar to someone who may be able to suggest a solution. Thanks.


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  4. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Not a fan of them but The Beatles did wear them :happy:.

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  5. gort

    gort Senior member

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    Suggestions on an affordable overcoat? Going to NYC on Friday and will be wearing a suit and tossed my old crummy overcoat last year when I was doing some spring cleaning.
     
  6. tobiasj

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    NO NO NO
     
  7. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    They're fine if you think they're fine. I would prefer something more rounded, but I'm sure the author of the article you read was referring to hideous bicycle-toed glued junk, not shoes like yours.
     
  8. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    A navy grenadine is a beatiful, versatile tie.

    Really, if you don't wear ties often, but when you do it's in a formal setting, then a solid navy, a navy pindot, and a navy repp stripe is probably all you need. Perhaps get a sollid navy twill for daytime and a solid navy with more of a satin finish for night-time.

    Other than that, IMO it's up to you to express yourself. This is where you're supposed to have fun and wear something (within the bounds of good taste, which you will definitely find on the Tie Porn thread) YOU think is beautiful.

    EDIT: I almost forgot, some knit ties to wear with sport coats are mandatory! :teach:
     
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  9. darbebo

    darbebo Member

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    Hello,

    Brand new member here, been stalking the forum for the past 2 days and I have a lot of questions to ask and I feel powerless and would like your help.

    Disclaimer: I've only found this forum after i bought my shoe so here goes:

    • I have bought a pair of Bruno Magli (i know i know you guys hate it haha) "Raging" this past weekend and it is being shipped to me
      http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bruno-magli-raging-slip-on/2953850
    • I have only had time to glance and semi read, but there's a lot of articles to go through and there are many opinions so I figured I can get it consolidated with the experts here
    • My goal is to figure out, what I should do to my shoe, from beginning to end to keep it nice, etc.

    Here goes:

    1. I believe this shoe is 100% leather on the top, rubber on the bottom, that's it right? (very important, please confirm)
    2. When I first get the shoes out, I'll try them on briefly around the house, but after that, then what? I heard that you're supposed to insert shoe trees and then "apply some shoe conditioner all over the shoes." Is this correct? If so, what conditioner? can someone please give me a direct link to it (not a generic description)?
    3. After i let it dry naturally, i shall wipe it once with a "dry cloth", but what kind of cloth exactly should i use? can you show me an actual product for this cloth? terricloth? random dishwashing towel?
    4. Do i then "apply a layer of shoe cream"? what is shoe cream? better yet, can you show me a product for this? Is this redundant if i already have shoe conditioner? How long should i leave it for? What do i use to wipe it off?
    5. What next? i heard about brushing the shoes now that the cream is off, but with what brush? i heard horsehair, any ideas? direct link to the product? why brush shoe if its fresh off the box/been conditioned?
    6. Polish the shoe? if so, how exactly? with what equipment? I read from GQ i should just take it to a nordstrom to do it. should i? I don't want to F up my brand new shoe by using the wrong brush/polish
    7. Wax the shoe? if so, how exactly? with what equipment?

    etc, etc

    you see, this may seem second nature to you, but if you can explain each tiny step to me as how i can take care of my shoe i'll be forever grateful. I have a 1.5 yr old colehan that I didn't do any of that and I can see the black is a little bit fading (just a little bit) and i don't want my first "getting to the top tier shoe" follow the same path.

    Sorry it's a long post, but in reality, it's really a small question.

    Thanks so much in advance!
     
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  10. LBC Demon

    LBC Demon Well-Known Member

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    I got a couple Zegna coats at a thrift store and there are some some threads or something that are prickly pointing outwards from the shoulder.

    I have pulled a couple out and they are like 6" long and they are some kind of plastic thread.

    Anyone know what they are? Is it bad to pull them out?
     
  11. Left Hand

    Left Hand Senior member

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    Sounds like they're helping keep the shape of the shoulder. I wouldn't pull them out.
     
  12. Dark Knot

    Dark Knot Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey Martin,

    I definetely agree with what Tobias is saying. I would also add a pink or a lilac tie as these colors complement blue and white shirts very well, especially if worn with a charcoal grey suit. I would also consider looking into Hermes or Ferragamo style repeating animal prints ties as those are usually quite whimsical but bring alot of flair to your outfit. They have some beautiful repeating animal prints with dolphins, fish, crabs etc. Thomas Pink also has a really good animal prints selection. Sometimes these labels also carry repeating sporting goods prints like golfballs, tennis raquets, which are really aesthetic.

    Another thing I would watch out for (unless you are quite wide in your shoulders) is to look for ties that are between 3.25 to 3.5 inches in width. Some labels still carry 3.75 inch to 4 inch ties, but with suits today generally being made with narrower lapels, it would look more in sync to wear a slightly narrower tie. Hope this helps.
     
  13. suits123

    suits123 Active Member

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    No, It looks blue sometime and grey sometimes.
     
  14. powenb

    powenb Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me why my shirt buttons/placket doesn't seem to be centred , when the tie is??
    It is off centre no matter what I do.
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  15. suits123

    suits123 Active Member

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    It is just how the shirt is made. It is also a spread collar, it appears do have been designed for a larger tie with a larger knot. Try a regular sized thick tie and it should look better. Other than that nothing you can really do. Wear it sometime and ask someone you trust of they noticed it with out you pointing it out. We are almost always our worst critic.
     
  16. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    #1. Who cares?
    #2. Don't listen to the guy above me.
    #3. Tie a four in hand knot, that big knot looks ridiculous.
     
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  17. doyleclark

    doyleclark Active Member

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

    The first page of that thread answers all of your questions and the substantial posts (on the first page) also include links to products.
     
  18. powenb

    powenb Well-Known Member

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    Very helpful.
    Thanks!
     
  19. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    +1 to all of this.
     
  20. FranSuitman

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