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    Hello all,

    First post here but ive been lurking on a few fashion forums. I jus received this blazer from frank and oak,



    I was a little worried as i heard that their blazers run really small so i sized up one. im usually a 38R and ordered the 40R, the fit is really good! its slim but not constricting at the same time. its vented and the length isnt too bad either, it looks like all ill have to do is get the sleeves shortened but that should be a pretty inexpensive alteration.

    All in all im pretty pleased with this blazer and for $75 it really isnt a bad deal at all.

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      @ Matt

      Can you comment on the quality and fit of the Uniqlo blazers?

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        Recently picked up these Florsheim Gaffney's from eBay, ~$50 shipped.

        Never worn - tried on once. They're basically brand new. Even come with the little shoe bags.

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          Nice, I have a pair of the Gaffneys in brown. Watch the heel. The rubber started to separate from the cheapo stuff underneath rather quickly. $10 at a cobbler and she nailed and glued it back down. The heels have worn relatively quickly in general, but I'm pretty sure the same cobbler can replace it for not too much.

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            Got this one from Lands End. Might wear it tomorrow when I go skeet shooting. I know it has to be let out an inch or so like all my other blazers but besides that the fit seems pretty spot on to me. Thoughts on the shoulders?

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              Why does it need to be let out an inch?

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                @vicious49
                I don't think it needs to be let out at all. I think you'll get a better drape if you have your tailor get rid of the extra fabric underneath the armpits. Also, the sleeves need to come up a bit. Shoulders look OK, but there appears to be a bump along the right shoulder towards the sleeve seam. Could just be a posture thing though.

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                  I thought it felt a bit tight across the middle. The sleeves technically are 1/2" too long. I was trying to avoid having them tailored for that small a difference. I didn't notice a bump along the 1 shoulder. I think that's more of an optical illusion since the edge of the picture frame is running alongside it.

                  Think I'll be able to pull this blazer off? My wife called me Elmer Fudd as soon as she saw me in it.

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                    Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
                    Think I'll be able to pull this blazer off? My wife called me Elmer Fudd as soon as she saw me in it.
                    "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!" - It certainly isn't typical, but you look like your pulling it off just fine in these pics. I guess it might depend on the occasion/setting, but in the appropriate one I'd say sure.

                    You and your wife sound like you have a great thing going. She takes these pics for you, so she's allowed a few verbal jabs now and then, right? Funny stuff, man.

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                      I think it works for you Vicious, and I see nothing wrong with the middle, but let it out if you don't feel comfortable.

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                        Vicious49- Good to hear you have some places to wear the jacket- it does look good!

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                          I just picked up a couple of hats from STP on thier 30% off +$2.50 shipping. Selction is pretty sparse but I got both of these so I'm hoping I have a keeper betwen the two-
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                          I've been feeling the need to round out the daily ensamble by topping off with a hat. I feel off by not wearing a hat- I'm beginning to wonder why we ever moved away from this in men's fashion. I 'm also realizing why older men tend to wear hats - it just feels right. Hope this doen't mean I'm getting old...

                          I realize that hats can be problematic for a man and there's a fine line of looking like either a hero or a zero. I'm hoping for the former... of the two color options- the brown one looks better but the black harringbone seems like it will work with my topcoat better than the brown though I'm not crazy about the design.
                          Last edited by ajk170; March 2, 2013, 01:58 AM.

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                            Well, I just pulled the trigger on this pair of wingtip boots...

                            that JOE reviewed last year...


                            So as he said, the Dalton is a stretch so I'm either poor or cheap... but the J&M on sale with shipping competed with the Florsheim Gaffney but without the contrast stitching and heavy lugged soles. The only reviews I found are a mixed bag... I tried everything I could to find these cheaper than the $129 but no e-gift cards out there right now and sale codes didn't work. Even tried the email sign up in hopes of a "Thank you" discount code but no dice. Best I got was 5.5% back from ebates. So, I hope these live up to what I see on the net and that the 9.5 fits- I usually wear a 10 but when measured, I'm clearly a 9.5 - Anyone have these that can comment?
                            Last edited by ajk170; March 3, 2013, 02:14 PM.

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                              I've been looking for a good wingtip boot too. But I keep coming back to the AE dalton as my shoe of choice. But I don't want to pay more than 170 or so, and that's a stretch even on ebay.


                              and as a tangent I bought some AE brown neumoras recently.

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                                I agree- the Dalton seems to be the better quality. I've never worn wingtips with jeans or chinos (never had a pair to do it with either) but always thought that look was odd- too dressy for jeans. I've since stepped away from that position and think the boots are the right mix of sophistication to a casual look. I'm thinking that these will be my entry into the wingtip boots and if I like them and wear them enough to justify the cost, I'll eventually upgrade to a Dalton or an English version.
                                Last edited by ajk170; March 3, 2013, 03:40 PM.

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