NEW MEMBER INQUIRIES & QUICK QUESTIONS- CLASSIC MENSWEAR: WK OF OCT 26, 2015

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  1. concrtejngle

    concrtejngle Member

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    Yeah something just didn't feel right...and i couldn't put my finger quite on it until i came across this website. Thanks for the help. I see you recommended an 8.5D over an 8.5E - since i have a narrow foot to begin with do you think an 8.5E would be too wide? I like the snugness in the boots as it is hard to find a boot that fits my foot well but obviously I do not want to cut off circulation either.
     


  2. breakaway01

    breakaway01 Senior member

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    I would try both if you can. Really hard to say for sure if 8.5D or 8.5E will be better for you without trying them on first. 8.5E will be similar in width to 9D; this may leave you with the same high/large volume instep issues. Plus with the ball of your foot in the correct place for the boot, you may be find that the D width is fine. Don't forget that calfskin boots will stretch a bit, so some initial snugness is fine and even desirable.
     
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  3. concrtejngle

    concrtejngle Member

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    I would love to be able to try both on and compare...unfortunately the Allen Edmonds store I went to does not stock either size. They have to order them for me...tough to decide what to do. Maybe i order the 8.5D and then exchange for an 8.5E if those do not fit. Not sure what to do now...
     


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    breakaway01 Senior member

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    best thing to do is to take your 9D boots to the AE store, show the sales associate your fit issues, and ask for their opinion. Who knows, they might be willing to order both sizes for you to try. If they will only order one width, go with their recommendation; I'm sure they will be happy to exchange if it doesn't fit but never hurts to ask.
     


  5. concrtejngle

    concrtejngle Member

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    Solid Advice - Appreciate the help. I also realize that going to an 8.5E will probably only resolve the fit issue and not the instep issue so per you recommendation i think you're right...an 8.5D sounds like a better choice the more i think about it. I will call though and get their opinion as to what size i should try first.
     


  6. Sactogeoff

    Sactogeoff Well-Known Member

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    Hello Hello!

    Short time listener, first time caller here. After fully recovering from my "shoe problem" prior to marriage and kids, I've mostly worn them out. So I'm using the forum as research to rebuild the arsenal. So far everyone has been very helpful.

    My question is: Where is a good source to get affordable but decent quality dress socks? Not necessarily crazy socks. Just good ones at an affordable price?

    Thanks!
     


  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum, Sac. Pantherella from Sierra Trading Post is always a good option.
     


  8. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    Not necessarily a new member, but I haven't been around much since days of HermesMan and the sohighfashion blog.

    I think I'm being overly picky, but I've been looking for a down vest that is a bit more "formal" than the sporty offerings from Patagonia and less workwear-inspired like Crescent Down. A good mix of puffy without giving that stay-puft vibe and no shiny fabrics (looking at you Moncler). Also, I'd like to avoid these huge logos (Canada Goose). I'd prefer a zip front over buttons or snaps, and would like either a lighter gray or medium brown.

    I feel like I've spent 12 hours looking on various retailers sites and have come up with not a whole lot of success. At this point, this Cucinelli is the closest thing I have found. I just want to make sure I am not overlooking any other obvious contenders at this point. Any other suggestions?
     


  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Mackintosh makes some really nice ones. You can check their stockists to see if they have something close http://mackintosh-uk.tumblr.com/stockist
     


  10. Leanderthal

    Leanderthal Senior member

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    Good day all,

    I just purchased my first nice pair of balmoral oxfords, and with them I bought a pair of shoes trees Woodlore adjustable shoe tree. I have never used shoe trees before (I'm new at this). They fit shoe fine, but they're quite snug and I'm concerned that they will stretch my shoe. Will that occur, or are they supposed to be tight? Also, do you leave them in the entire time you're not wearing the shoe, or just for a period of time after wear? I've read lots of different opinions. Any insight helps, thank you!
     


  11. billybats

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    Hi Guys, I like this look where the tie knot sits higher on the collar. Are these shirts made with a bigger collar band for this effect? If so, anyone has the specs for the collar band/ collar points so i can try to replicate these?

    thanks!


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  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum, billy. It is due to the collar height. There is a spreadsheet with all kinds of collar dimensions in the Luxire thread....every kind of collar imaginable. Ask in here http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread and you'll find what you need. Best of luck.
     


  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum, OLC. Shoe trees are supposed to be snug, but you should not have to force them in. You leave them in shoes when they are not on your feet, which helps keep the shape of the shoe. Best of luck.
     


  14. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    Affiliate NMWA has Monitaly vests that may fit your bill.
     


  15. decumulate

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    Two quick questions:
    1) I just picked up this sport coat. Could someone tell me the appropriate name of this weave?

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    2) Is it appropriate to store cordovan shoes with shoe trees? I haven't done an exhaustive search but I saw differing opinions.
     


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