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  • Originally posted by JFdo View Post
    Hi all,

    Does anyone has experience with the wool overcoat from Goodfellow & Co featured today in the main page? I'm worried about the fit and how padded the shoulders might be (returning it is no option, that's why given that it would be my first overcoat it seems like a "safer" bet than more expensive jackets). Just as a reference I wear 34 in SS jackets or 36 in Ludlows, and Target only carries Small (not XS).

    Thanks!
    Probably too late to help but I've got the Goodfellow wool overcoat. I think it's a good buy for $79. The shoulders are padded but not heavily. I'm a 40 in SS and most other brands and the Medium fits me just about perfectly. Tough call on whether the Small would be small enough for a 34/36 though. Why is returning it not an option for you? Target's usually good about returns.

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    • Can anyone recommend a good sweater brush or comb? I recently thrifted a POLO cashmere sweater, and the thing is pilling itself to death, especially in the armpits. Thanks!

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      • Originally posted by Rocco View Post
        Can anyone recommend a good sweater brush or comb? I recently thrifted a POLO cashmere sweater, and the thing is pilling itself to death, especially in the armpits. Thanks!
        For cashmere, you'll want a pig bristle brush or at least a softer bristle that is specifically meant for cashmere. Do not use a brush that is not meant for cashmere as you're asking for trouble. Brand doesn't matter, I suggest googling around for something that won't break the bank as cashmere-specific accessories can cost more than a cashmere sweater.

        As for the pilling, no brush is going to fix that if it's severe. Set aside an hour of your life, grab a razor blade and tweezers, and *carefully* remove the pills from the surface one by one by lightly pulling the pill off the surface with the tweezers and then shearing it off with the blade. It's a zen experience and once you're done you'll actually have an even softer sweater.

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        • Quick question that will probably open up pandora's box, but as a recent transplant to Minnesota, how do I found a jacket that will keep me warm in sub-zero temps that doesn't make me look like I'm climbing Mt Everest? I recently bought a Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket and gave it a whirl when it was 15 degrees and it didn't hold up at all (with a cotton henley and merino sweater underneath). I'd really like the waxed canvas, workwear style jackets both aesthetically and functionally (I do a lot of woodworking and manual stuff around the house). Here's a couple of inspiration photos I dug up (Fjallraven greenland and Patagonia maple grove, respectively).

          http://www.fjallravenasia.com/media/...8/F81434_1.jpg


          https://i2.wp.com/magazinetsport.se/...0/img_7463.jpg



          Thanks in advance guys.

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          • Can anyone identify the shoes from the recent BR slim traveler pant review? The shoes in the last picture of the article:

            https://cloudfront.dappered.com/wp-c...ants-break.jpg

            Much appreciated!

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            • Looking for some advice on leather jackets: I want to pick up a racer-style leather jacket during this holiday season (Black Friday or Boxing Day), something in the CAD $300 - $400 range.

              Was looking at this particular jacket from Superdry: https://www.superdrystore.ca/ca-en/m...t-jacket-black

              Not sure how the quality or value on this is, any advice or additional options would be helpful.

              Thanks in advance!

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              • This might help. https://threads.dappered.com/showthr...leather+jacket

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                • Hi Guys,
                  I need navy grenadine tie. This will be my goto tie for now. Do you recommend 3.0" or 3.5" (standard)? Also, which brand you guys like, its a very expensive tie.

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                  • Unless you are unusually short and slender I would opt for a standard width. (For reference I am 5’9”, ~150 lbs, 36R jacket, and wear standard width ties.) I own several Chipp grenadines and am very satisfied with them. They are a little less expensive than some of the other brands like Kent Wang.
                    Ben

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                    • Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                      Unless you are unusually short and slender I would opt for a standard width. (For reference I am 5’9”, ~150 lbs, 36R jacket, and wear standard width ties.) I own several Chipp grenadines and am very satisfied with them. They are a little less expensive than some of the other brands like Kent Wang.
                      https://www.samhober.com/ you will be very happy.

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                      • Originally posted by Cuts View Post
                        Hi Guys,
                        I need navy grenadine tie. This will be my goto tie for now. Do you recommend 3.0" or 3.5" (standard)? Also, which brand you guys like, its a very expensive tie.
                        Originally posted by mrage View Post
                        https://www.samhober.com/ you will be very happy.
                        Yes, Sam Hober--you get a custom tie for around the same cost as a high-end ready to wear ties.

                        I have a Sam Hober tie and I love it--my favorite tie--except I wish I had gone with my instinct instead of David Hober's suggestion on the width. I think the 3.5 inch width is just a tad too wide. My next one will be 3 3/8ths.

                        And that's one of the great things about a Sam Hober tie--you can get it made exactly to the dimensions you want.

                        If you haven't had a grenadine tie, be aware that you might need to use a different knot than what you usually use. And that could impact how long you want the tie made. But if you go with a Sam Hober tie, David will explain that when you order one.
                        WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                        • Does anyone know of a place that sells wool sweater-blazers, ie a sweater that is shaped like a blazer and is completely unstructured? I got one from J crew about a year ago and I love it, but I haven't been able to find anything similar.

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                          • Originally posted by Kevin View Post
                            Does anyone know of a place that sells wool sweater-blazers, ie a sweater that is shaped like a blazer and is completely unstructured? I got one from J crew about a year ago and I love it, but I haven't been able to find anything similar.
                            You may have better luck searching for "Knit Blazer." J. Crew has one in their Wallace & Barnes line, Target has one, Bonobos seems to have one, then there are likely other places as well.

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                            • Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
                              You may have better luck searching for "Knit Blazer." J. Crew has one in their Wallace & Barnes line, Target has one, Bonobos seems to have one, then there are likely other places as well.
                              Uniqlo has one or a few as well.

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                              • What are people's thoughts on paring a navy sweater (like this one: https://www.patagonia.com/product/me...id=mens-fleece) with dark wash denim? Too matchy?

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