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    Originally posted by Domino View Post
    You can dye them, if you strip the old dye with acetone or a similar solvent, and then redye the leather. That's what dye is for, after all.

    You might get some color change with cream or wax, but it will be a lot less, take longer, and superficial, and may not look as good. http://dappered.com/2012/10/the-sugg...ck-shoe-creme/ has an example of the kind of change you could expect.

    The downside being that if you don't know what you're doing, you can also just plain ruin the boots trying to strip and dye it.
    Thanks for the quick feedback. I might go with the shoe cream route with multiple applications, as it will actually get absorbed into the leather (similar to dye), and then polish over it to seal. Granted, it will take longer, but at least I'll not permanently ruin the boots like I most likely would when removing the current leather dye.

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      Does anybody have any experience with JCP's current Stafford sportcoat offerings?

      I'm mostly concerned about whether or not this blazer has hefty shoulder padding:

      http://tinyurl.com/padtekn

      I tried one on in a store months ago, but shoulder padding was not something I was concerned about at that time and now I don't remember. 20% off coupon expires tomorrow and I don't have time to get to a store. Thanks!

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        is cyber mon the only time of year bonobos has site wide 30% off?

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          Anybody know when the next Allen Edmonds seconds sale is?

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            Just double checking, this is a half canvassed suit, yes?

            http://i.imgur.com/gIdU4sb.jpg

            I can stick my hand under the canvas there, it's not glued to the shell, but I wanted to make sure I'm not confusing canvas with chest piece.

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              Does anyone know where I could find a decent leather notepad holder similar to this one below? A deal would be preferable, but not required. Doesn't necessarily need to be horween, but certainly leather.

              http://craftandlore.com/443/horween-...-in-brown-nut/

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                Originally posted by navidson View Post
                Does anyone know where I could find a decent leather notepad holder similar to this one below? A deal would be preferable, but not required. Doesn't necessarily need to be horween, but certainly leather.

                http://craftandlore.com/443/horween-...-in-brown-nut/
                http://www.saddlebackleather.com/notepad

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                  I recently bought a navy blazer that fits perfectly in every way, but the sleeves are a touch long (by maybe half a centimeter). The problem is that the blazer has functional cuff buttons. I know that this is an expensive alteration, but the amount needed to be shortened would be nowhere near the lowest button.

                  Is having to remove a button what makes this alteration so expensive, or is there some other complication that I'm not thinking about? Thanks!

                  The blazer in question:

                  http://usa.tommy.com/shop/en/thb2cus...erwear/7866705

                  I got it for $70 at Macy's.

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                    That is less than 1/4 inch. You should be able to have it shorted that much without problems. Also, is it worth it of it is that little? Especially on a $70 jacket?

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                      I've heard once you hit an inch, shortening is an issue.

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                        Originally posted by navidson View Post
                        Does anyone know where I could find a decent leather notepad holder similar to this one below? A deal would be preferable, but not required. Doesn't necessarily need to be horween, but certainly leather.

                        http://craftandlore.com/443/horween-...-in-brown-nut/
                        Not sure what they've got now but Huckberry typically has stuff like this and they claim they sell at a discount.

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                          Originally posted by zcm View Post
                          That is less than 1/4 inch. You should be able to have it shorted that much without problems. Also, is it worth it of it is that little? Especially on a $70 jacket?
                          Good to know! The sleeves on my longest dress shirts are showing about a 1/4", so I would like to be able to wear all of my shirts and still show some fabric. I know it's a cheap jacket, but it'll be my only navy blazer and I'll obsess about it every time I wear it.

                          Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
                          I've heard once you hit an inch, shortening is an issue.
                          Awesome, thanks! I definitely don't need that much shortened.

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                            Need some advice on dos and donts. What is acceptable to wear under a V-neck sweater besides a collared button up shirt? I realized most of my sweaters are v neck, not sure if I should invest in some crew neck sweaters. Are the following OK under v necks?

                            1) Crew neck tee (preferably not white)
                            2) V neck tee (prefereably not white as well)
                            3) Henley

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                              A crew neck tee is fine, a V neck tee would probably be fine as long as it's smaller than the sweater, so you still see that you're wearing something under it. A henley, I would avoid.

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                                I'd honestly say none of those are acceptable under a V neck sweater, at the best you could go with something like a deeper v-neck tee that doesn't show. Really, the answer is, wear a crewneck if you need to layer a tee underneath for warmth something.

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