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

  1. index1489

    index1489 Well-Known Member

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    Buying this online, can't touch it, bought it anyway, see what I get
     


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    Yeah I heard the same things. But I do have a Boss Suit from a few years ago and it still looks really good. I need a new suit quickly and I'm trying to get one from Thick As Thieves but he can't make it for a while. So the Boss Navy Jam/Sharp at $500 might be the one. I won't need it forever but hopefully for 6 months to a year while I build up my suit wardrobe.

    That being said, I might buy one from SuitSupply online. They sound like they get really good reviews and are Half Canvas I believe.

    I will say this again, despite all the criticism the BOSS suits fit me really well. You said you're looking for a Navy suit. Did you try on the Boss Jam/Sharp Navy with the Stretch in the arm area? I really loved that little stretch.

    But I'm in need for a quick fix new suit, so it's Suitsupply or Boss for $500.
    I do like that I can at least try on the Boss in the store as I have and I know it fits really great compared to ordering blind online. But even with all that, I'm leaning towards SuitSupply since they get pretty good reviews and sound constructed much better. I'm calling them tomorrow or Thursday.
     


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    I just bought two OTR suits and they look ok but still a bit off to me. I was thinking of bringing them in to ask the tailor how I could get it to look better (although I don't know what I actually want done to it since these are only my second and third suit with the first being one I bought 6 years ago). Is this bad etiquette or is it pretty normal?
     


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    Stone, another one to look into is a Benjamin suit from eHaberdasher. They are $500, full canvans and people on here seem quite fond of them.
     


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    How does the Alden Plaza last compare to standard AE lasts? TTS or does this run large?
     


  7. Arnie Bustamant

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    What do you guys think of men who run a daily style blog diary? I am thinking of starting my own but I am afraid that I'll seem cocky or too assuming of myself. Lately I've been following style blogs like Catch's Style Blog and Iv'e been so inspired to start my own... Do you guys run a stye blog?
     


  8. Essential

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    I might be getting 3 shirts for the BB Corporate Discount and was wondering which ones I should buy?

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatSectionView.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=1052

    I know the staples would be one white and one blue (light or not)? I'm not really into the stripes and I prefer no buttons on the collars. Which third color should I get and which shirt types? (I cant distinguish between http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...olor=BLUE&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize= and http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...lor=WHITE&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=)
     


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    Noob question.

    I got into mens fashion about four or five months and I've amassed quite a few dress shirts since then (about 15). I realize that they are just commodities and are going to get "damaged" as I keep wearing them. However, I keep having issues with getting marks on my shirts. Two of my shirts I got pen marks on them. Unfortunately, that is unavoidable as I work as a statistician and often have to write and solve equations on a white board. There is also another shirt from BB that I bought last week which after two wears, I noticed had some odd (but small) mud stains on the arms. I've machine washed them and hand washed them, but no luck.

    So my questions:

    1. How do you keep your dress shirts spotless?
    2. What do you do with dress shirts with small marks and stains? (by small, I mean less than a centimeter).

    I wore two of the shirts even with the stains just because I like them. Plus, I paid money for them and don't see a reason
    not to enjoy them. I'm a new college grad who's in his first job and I don't have the money to constantly replace these shirts.
     
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    For getting out the stains, try getting some OxyClean, dissolving it in a bucket, and soaking your shirts overnight. Then machine wash them.

    How noticeable are the pen marks? I wouldn't recommend wearing a shirt with stains/marks on them that others can see. I would have a hard time enjoying the shirts like that. Maybe you could get a blazer and wear that if it covers the pen marks?
     
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    Thanks, I'll get some OxyClean.

    The pen marks are less than a centimeter in width. They aren't noticeable when I stand in front of the mirror
    from about 4+ feet.
     
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    I find that one can never go wrong with a sky blue, white, and pink. I know, some people aren't into the pink dress shirts, but if you have a darker skin tone, it works great. Doesn't work for pale people though.

    I think it's always good to have a couple dress shirts with button down collars for casual occasions. I have a few and only use them on the weekends with jeans or chinos.

    BB has some good striped shirts. Pattern matching isn't good but the shirts have interesting look.

    I don't like the BB all cotton dress shirts. After washing, they have a weird look with lots of creases in my experiance. Go with non-iron dress shirts.
     


  14. cameronXVX

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    Just got a new pair of shoes in the mail yesterday and decided to wear them sockless today (BAD MOVE) they tore up the back of my ankle REALLY bad (in only about 30 minutes of wear). ls this a sign of anything other than me being an idiot? Is this an indication of a sizing problem? I mean they feel great, other than the ankle thing, do I just need to break them in? They're Cole Haan white suede bucks, for reference.
     


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    Probably fine. New leather is always stiff. Socks + bandaid + time, is all you need.
     


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