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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. kayfouroh

    kayfouroh Member

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    Well the soles definitely need to be redone so even with the full service 150$ fixing job AE can do, 155$ for AEs, it's still about half off. As far as I can tell (and I am new to both the thrifting game as well as the fancy dress shoe game) that is an easy pill to swallow. If it would cost about 200$ then sure, but even at 150 its not too bad. There are plenty of AE stores by me in NYC so my wife will go swing by and see what they say.

    Thanks for the input :)
     
  2. jesPak

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    Purchased first Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, which at purchase I'd had them alter the sleeve length. The stitching running down the middle of the yoke (hopefully correctly using the term and describing location) shows some threads - they aren't loose, and I could just clip them, but might this indicate the stitching may start to come apart? Is it worth returning and getting a replacement?

    Thanks!


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  3. dragon8

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    If your not happy with it return it but to me its not a major issue I'd just clip them
     
  4. jesPak

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    Thank you dragon8.

    Another question fine sirs, being new to this I hadn't even looked at eBay for suits in the past, but in looking through the site for the first time for this purpose, found some retailers (example http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Mens-Ke...1?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&var=&hash=item9c027c05f7) with a reasonable return policy.

    Any glaring issues with that particular suit, just as an example, other than likely needing to have some waist suppression done? The color is a bit off, but just as an example from which to have feedback. To my novice eye I dont see anything terribly wrong, but admittedly I am quite a novice so would be curious as to what more experienced eyes would have to say.

    Are there red flags, other than what common sense would suggest (i.e. obviously avoiding those with only few items sold, negative feedback) regarding using ebay for suits?

    Thank you
     
  5. xm8k36d

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    Got one tough question: Any recommendation for women's high-quality shoes? Goodyear welt ones I mean. I did some research and found very few brands, meermin's women's shoes seem to be good, and cheap enough, but doesn't have small size, and has only 3 styles. JL does make women's shoes but too expensive and troublesome to get. Brooks Brothers Black Fleece seem to have a few welt women's shoes, priced around 500, and don't have sized smaller than 6. Are there brands similar to meermin, and easy to obtain? Thanks!
     
  6. CoolNickname

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    This was my first expensive purchase at least for me it was. I'm new at buying better quality shoes so I don't know whether I made a good purchase. I'm a teacher and wear wool dress pants with sweaters in the winter and khakis when it gets warmer. I want to upgrade my shoe collection and buy two more pairs to go with what I wear, but not sure which styles or colors of shoes I should get. I tried on these shoes at Nordstroms and really liked the way they felt and purchased them for $345.00. What do you think? Can they be resoled in the future? I can still return them.

    http://www.taigan.com/shops/bobelli...4919-tan-burnished-goatskin-loafer-by-santoni


    I purchased these shoes in black before I found out that Kenneth Cole is not very good. I can always sell them on ebay.

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/...oryID=3151#fn=sp=1&spc=110&ruleId=5&slotId=12

    The two shoes above are my newest. I do not own any lace ups and the rest of my shoes are old and unfashionable. I can afford to spend about $300.00 each for my next two pairs. What would you recommend? I plan on visiting Nordstrom The Rack and Neiman Marcus Last Call tomorrow.
     
  7. MarkSilber

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    Neither the creases nor the needle holes will ever totally disappear, but if they're for wearing to a pasta house, you may well be satisfied with the result. If the end of the pant leg is not now frayed, then there is no reason to believe simply rolling the hem down will fray the ends. Do keep in mind, though, a longer pant leg will brush your shoes (or the ground) and will begin to fray. It depends on just how good you expect to look in chinos. Try it. You've nothing to lose. The worst that happens is you're not happy and buy another pair at Costco.
     
  8. MarkSilber

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    Florsheim, Johnston Murphy, Allen Edmunds. If you require extreme comfort or stand all day, try SAS, Ecco, or Mephisto. Look for a shoe you can polish with ease, especially if you get dressed before the sun rises, and shoe polishing is a chore you squeeze in between rising and leaving for work.
     
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  9. aluvwby01

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    I've recently bought a topman Fudge Marl kangaroo hoodie to be exact.
    The problem was that when it was hand washed with cold water, just simply washing the jacket soaked in cold water, after it was hung up to dry, the color started dripping downwards and it caused the zip (originally white) to turn reddish. it's really obvious that the color actually spread to the zips. And the hoodie itself actually has this white part around the collar, it also turned reddish.
    The first time it happened I went back to exchange, but after heeding the advice of the person there, it still happened the second time.
    The person said I was the only one who came back because of such a problem and to be honest, my friends who has the same type of hoodie just different colors, never seemed to have this issue.
    What should I do? :/
     
  10. HEYJACKMAN

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    men 22 y.o with white shoes or black shoes?
     
  11. dragon8

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    The suit is nice and the color is good. go for it.
     
  12. gsugsu

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  13. Dingusberry

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    What's the most expensive menswear brand?
    So far, it stands between Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli.
    I am just interested in what's the most expensive, and why it is soo expensive.
     
  14. dragon8

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    Add Kiton to your list.
     
  15. GothamRed

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    I thought it was Bijan...
     
  16. dragon8

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    black shoes
     
  17. Dingusberry

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    Yeah, I thought about it too, but they aren't marketing the brand as much as LP and BC.
     
  18. dragon8

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    LP and BC are mainly known for their cashmere and its the best cashmere out there. Kiton is just expensive all the way around and They market their brand like crazy. That's why they're so expensive.
     
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  19. gyasih

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    Any place to trade a pair of BNIB shoes for the same maker in a larger size, other than original source?
     
  20. dragon8

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    How bout the place where you bought it?
     

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