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  1. Jgarner197

    Grenson/Foot the Coacher Boots

    Stumbled across a vintage styled dress boot made by Grenson for Foot the Coacher and the Japanese market. I’m looking for a little codependent enabling and am curious if these would be worth picking up? Looks like they were made as a limited edition run about 5-6 years ago and “Victorian”...
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    Moscot Originals Eye/sunglasses

    I have been entertaining a new pair of sunglasses and was looking for some advice/personal experiences with this company? Warby Parker’s have also been on my radar but there is something about the Moscot Zolmans that is quite appealing to me. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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    Empire Clothing MTM

    After completing an order on some custom shirts the owner of my local men's clothing store has asked me to consider doing a MTM suit with him through Empire Clothing. I have mentioned it on here before in that my goal was to do an action backed, half belted, 3-2 roll with a vest and patch...
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    Source for pin collar shirt with existing eyelets

    Our venerable @upr_crust has with his immaculate taste and dress sparked an interest. I had been considering trying out the use of a collar pin and bar and have decided to give it a whirl. I know I can wear the pin with any shirt having a cooperative collar (non spread), but would like a few...
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    No bow ties at work??

    Just got pulled into a meeting and was told by my director that the owner of the company I work for has an issue with me wearing bowties. This is his company and I certainly respect his wishes and will oblige, but I found it rather an odd request. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around...
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    Drape on a non wool trouser

    Forgive my question and if it comes off as ignorant but I am curious nonetheless. My question is in regards to improving the drape of a non wool trouser. My cotton/cotton blend pants just don't drape/lay as well as my wool trousers. They tend to bunch up in places and not drape correctly. I have...
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    Peal and Co clearance at Brooks Brothers

    I only have a pair of patent leather Peal and Co from Brooks and no regular dress shoes. I stumbled across an email advertisement from Brooks Brothers that said 25% off clearance. I plugged in a few different sizes and as usual virtually nothing in my size for suits/sportcoats or dress shirts...
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    Belt-back/Action back Suit jackets

    Do these type of jackets still exist? My apologies if this topic has been covered before but I was curious and thought I'd ask. I truly appreciate this style of jacket/suit from the 30s period and after watching Chinatown again the other night it sparked my interest after seeing Nicholson's...
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    Vintage watch guidance

    Sadly I don't typically wear a wristwatch. I have tried over the years and never been able to get consistent with it. I am looking to change this and add a nice vintage watch to wear with a suit or sportcoat to the office. Flanderian posted a picture of a Gruen Curvex watch that rather tickled...
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    Help Identifying a suit/fabric from a movie

    I have been working out of town and watched a period film the other night called "Live by Night". I enjoyed the wardrobe selections probably more than I did the actual film. There was a character that went by Albert that wore a white (appears to be linen/cotton) suit with blue pinstripes that I...
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    Hardy Minnis Flannel cloth for BB Golden Fleece MTM

    I had an overall good experience at Brooks Brothers in Seattle yesterday other than traffic and parking/sodomy ;). I was hesitant to work with a female but she was excellent. The closest fabric in pattern design I could find to the Zegna mohair/wool was an English flannel from Hardy Minnis. Has...
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    How to tastefully help others like a gentleman?

    This may seem like an odd post but I really am at a loss on how to help a few fellows I work with. What has been driving me the craziest and has led me to this post is a few of them are buttoning just the bottom button on their sporcoat/blazer. There is a laundry list of other sartorial issues...
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    Hickey Freeman Prince of Wales Wool Mohair Blend

    [/URL][/IMG]In my search for a classic glen plaid/Prince of Wales fabric for a MTM classic 3 piece suit I stumbled across this fabric and really like it. I will be in Seattle later this month to look at Brooks Golden Fleece options as well but truly like this fabric as it is classic without an...
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    Best value on a Balmoral Oxford for Black Tie

    I have an event coming up in about 2 months and it is Black tie optional. I am curios as to what is everyone else's go to shoe for black tie. I have a custom off white dinner jacket on its way that I am thinking of wearing instead of my midnight navy or black tuxedo. My current shoe is really...
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    Christy's London Hats

    Christys' London Hats I have been longing for a new hat and pulled the trigger yesterday evening. I found a great deal on ebay for a Christys' London fur felt hat. The style is in the way of a classic English Bowler. I don't mind being a bit loud with my attire and forward but I am wondering if...
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    Seersucker suit???

    Spring is around the corner here in the mighty PNW and so are warmer temperatures. Now for some unexpected reason I have the bug to purchase a seersucker suit. I have never paid much mind to the style but recently got the itch. It's my understanding that these are a bit controversial? A love or...
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    Custom suit help?

    I am new here and am looking for some help. I have recently focused on getting back into shape after a few years of taking time off. My wife and I had our first child and let's say I had some sympathy weight. :) I should be at my target/goal in about another 4-6 months or so and as a...