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Pretty much for all types of clothing, imo. Hard to beat their prices for suits as well.
Yeah, I have a few and really like them. Work day staples.
 

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If anybody here is a 36S:


It's made with an 'F' fabric, which is typically reserved for their higher-end fabrics.

And the seller is taking offers.
 

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PSA: Restoring Lapel Rolls

I've been researching how to restore the lapel roll on suit jackets and sport coats and I think I've found a technique that works.

The technique is actually from an old post on this site and this YouTube video illustrates it well.

I've tried this on two jackets, and it works.

@An Acute Style, sorry if this cuts into your book sales. 😊
 
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Found this interesting Cheaney stockist out of Singapore:


For every pair purchased, they provide a complimentary shine, which makes it rather stunning.

Here’s the Wilfred model sold directly by Cheaney (no shoe shine):

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And here’s the same model with the full Mason treatment:

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The Mason model looks like something Gaziano & Girling would make. Quite stunning, and what a difference.
 

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Found this interesting Cheaney stockist out of Singapore:


For every pair purchased, they provide a complimentary shine, which makes it rather stunning.

Here’s the Wilfred model sold directly by Cheaney (no shoe shine):

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And here’s the same model with the full Mason treatment:

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The Mason model looks like something Gaziano & Girling would make. Quite stunning, and what a difference.

Not sure if I prefer the polished version. I would get the natural leather and, eventually, shine it myself.
 

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not the polish for me, just if you look at the heel, don't think you would mistaken GG for that (how it curve between middle and back)
 

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I'm struggling to make sense of my shoe size ordering online and some of the brands I have tried on are too niche for last sizing threads. There aren't brannock devices in my bit of the world but my foot sole length is around 28cm.

I wear:

Tricker's W2298 (James Loafer): says UK7.5 but seller says was supposed to be UK8.5. Fits okay width wise, but the tiniest bit too short.

Magnanni Deerskin Oxfords US 9.5: Took forever to break in, fits like a glove at first but fatigue throughout day.

Stemar Chelsea Boot EU7.5, US 8.5: Tight in the toebox but no heel slip.

Nike Cortez US9.5: Fits well, would love a pinch more toebox room, but wonder if this is as good as it gets.

Adidas Gazelle US10: Ever so slightly large

Things that I've tried:

Loake Chelsea (non 1880) UK9: too large

Clark's Desert Boot US9.5: Too Large

Sid Mashburn (Spain) Chukka US 9.5: Painful heel slippage (large), tight toebox.

Sutor Mantellassi Loafer UK8: Too small

Church's Chukka bookbinder (Ryder?) UK8.5: Too Large

Dunhill Penny Loafer (Italy) UK8: Too small

Mr P Lucien Suede Derby UK8.5, EU42.5: Too Large Again!

Bally Scavone Chelsea UK7.5 EU 41.5: Perfect, too expensive

Can anyone weigh in on what kind of size I should be looking at?

I'm looking at a Carmina Uetam slipper on auction in 8UK, and a Tom Ford loafer in EU 42.5 trying to see if either will fit. I'm also wondering if I'm really UK 7.5 in Tricker's, or UK8.
 
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I'm struggling to make sense of my shoe size ordering online and some of the brands I have tried on are too niche for last sizing threads. There aren't brannock devices in my bit of the world but my foot sole length is around 28cm.

I wear:

Tricker's W2298 (James Loafer): says UK7.5 but seller says was supposed to be UK8.5. Fits okay width wise, but the tiniest bit too short.

Magnanni Deerskin Oxfords US 9.5: Took forever to break in, fits like a glove at first but fatigue throughout day.

Stemar Chelsea Boot EU7.5, US 8.5: Tight in the toebox but no heel slip.

Nike Cortez US9.5: Fits well, would love a pinch more toebox room, but wonder if this is as good as it gets.

Adidas Gazelle US10: Ever so slightly large

Things that I've tried:

Loake Chelsea (non 1880) UK9: too large

Clark's Desert Boot US9.5: Too Large

Sid Mashburn (Spain) Chukka US 9.5: Painful heel slippage (large), tight toebox.

Sutor Mantellassi Loafer UK8: Too small

Church's Chukka bookbinder (Ryder?) UK8.5: Too Large

Dunhill Penny Loafer (Italy) UK8: Too small

Mr P Lucien Suede Derby UK8.5, EU42.5: Too Large Again!

Bally Scavone Chelsea UK7.5 EU 41.5: Perfect, too expensive

Can anyone weigh in on what kind of size I should be looking at?

I'm looking at a Carmina Uetam slipper on auction in 8UK, and a Tom Ford loafer in EU 42.5 trying to see if either will fit. I'm also wondering if I'm really UK 7.5 in Tricker's, or UK8.
Having started with Allen Edmonds I ended with C&J. Figured out the lasts that worked and stuck with them. Can order confidently online.

Maybe best to focus on finding the maker that suits you best and stick with them?
 

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Looking for a pair of green linen pants. I like these by Pini Parma but I'm afraid they might be cut a little slim. I have a 35" waist and a 45" seat with mid thigh measurements pretty much spot on with the size guide so I'd be surprised if these fit. Plus the feedback on the Pini Parm thread here is that their tops are all cut pretty tight/small so I doubt their trousers would be much different.
 

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