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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Double post.
     
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    edit: eh don't want to stir up trouble
     
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    The 7th is indeed most likely his covert commentary on Stalin's terror. Bear in mind that he had to thread carefully, his earlier opera had already almost cost him his life because Stalin considered the music unpatriotic. For something that sounds more like the devastation of the battle of Stalingrad, listen to symphony no 8. My personal favorite, btw.
    An interesting biography of Shostakovich is the book by Laurel Fay.
     
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    Get a phd in math from any top 100 school. It's going to be plenty challenging.
     
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    Don't know/or now care who you sent them to. Thing is if it ain't right send em back.

    Then next time send them to some one real :D
     
  6. Monkeyface

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    Any recommendations? This one was the universal recommendation across like 5 threads on SF.
     
  7. Cleav

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    certainly, C & J do great work for me and others I know, however my standards may be lower than yours.

    Thing is, if five threads on SF sanction quality work it doesn't matter if you ain't happy.

    I would also enlist the help (PM) of @DWFII he knows his stuff :nodding:
     
  8. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Cheers, Cleav! Does C&J accept non C&J shoes?
     
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    Certainly do ol' friend

    They've been doing my old dogs for years.

    Worth a phone cal of course, I take repairs to Colmore Row and they send them down. Alternatively you could go direct to the FS

    27 Perry Street, Northampton NN1 4HN

    01604 631515

    Best

    Cleav
     
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  10. Monkeyface

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    Thank you, much appreciated!
     
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    A pleasure mate, I'd be interested to hear how you get on. I know the customer care you'll receive will be of the highest order :nodding:
     
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    Hey Monkeyface, anyway for more pictures? Or at different angles? How does the shoe look 6 inches away from the camera?
     
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    Good shout

    + name and shame :smarmy:
     
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    Compared to G&G, which is how the Carminas used to look. It might be hard to see on the pic, but I notice it when looking in the mirror. Cobbler is Mayfair cobblers.

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    Also, the thread seems to be missing in two of the holes. The thread also comes in contact with the pavement when I walk. Is this going to hold up? I don't trust them to fix it, and I'd ather not fork over £100 for someone else to fix it. If it'll hold for a year I'll try my luck at another cobbler next time.

    It seems crazy that in a city where so many people wear good shoes there isn't a single good cobbler. I believe a factory recraft costs £150 and takes around 2 months. Might as well replace the shoes altogether at that rate.

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    Is your primary concern that the welt stitching is so visible from the top?
     
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    Yep, the extremely big and visible stitches, and the fact that some holes don't have a thread in it. I'd say those are equally important to me.
     
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    It's certainly not th best trimmed job I've ever seen. I'd take it back and tell them to clean it up.
     
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    Gotcha. I don't know a ton about cobbling, but from the DWFII posts I've read, it seems that small, even stitches are hard to do. This is my concern about some sole work I want to get done. You really only find out how good someone is after they've had at your shoes.
     
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    update/minor epiphany: It dawned on me today that not only is the actual width of the armhole a factor, but also the width of the shoulders. The wider the shoulders the farther down the seam sits, and the lower the armhole drops below the underarm. Not exactly PhD material but there it is. I'm noticing this with shirts too (btw, has anyone noticed the difference in sizing with Port. Flannel shirts, between their BD and regular collared styles? The latter are trimmer in every respect, including the shoulder, which is causing me a bit of this underarm noise. This is based on a sample size of two of each style shirt). I like the look of nice trim shoulders, but not at the sacrifice of comfort.
     
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    This is awesome. Perfect selection. Glad this thread got re-railed before it was moved to Business and Education.
     
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