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Quick update: The Union Special at Mildblend is up and running. Chain stitch hem is $25. They hem on the spot, takes 10 minutes.
The current "soft shoulder" models from Samuelsohn are Gable, Globe, and Greenwich. Pretty similar shoulder across the three, Greenwich might have a bit more shoulder to it (even though it's the classic Samuelsohn model for a natural shoulder). There is a bit of soft padding for all three, pretty similar to RL Blue Label. Construction wise, all have pretty light canvases, with Greenwich maybe a bit heavier. At the last MTM, I asked whether they could make in the...
A data point re: sizing. Reading through this whole thread, the majority of folks sized down a half for the blucher with the camp sole, so that's what I did. When I received the shoes, they were definitely short in the sole. Not unwearable, but I knew immediately that they were the wrong size (for me). Sent them back and exchanged for my regular size, and two weeks later I got shoes that fit. Bottom line: TTS worked for me. This is my first pair of Quoddy's, so I...
To answer my own question, I bought the Overtons and have been wearing them for about a month. The Gortex lining wears a little warmer than a regular leather lined shoe, but totally comfortable indoors. Also, to add a datapoint to the sizing debate, I am pretty much a standard US 9D for most shoes (9D in Alden Plaza, 8.5D in Barrie), I sized down a half and added insoles (Superfeet Blue). My one word of advice is that you must add the insole. The insole supplied is a...
Quick question re: the Overton. For people who own this shoe, can you comment on how warm the shoe is with the Gore Tex liner? I'm in Chicago, but sometimes I find boots lined with Gore Tex to be a bit warm when worn indoors. Thanks guys.
FYI, Samuelsohn discontinued the Talbot, which was their coat with basically no shoulder padding. According to the rep, the Gable and the Globe are the two softest shoulder models they have. I picked up a Globe, and the coat overall is very soft, light canvas, with a minimal amount of shoulder padding, I would say about the same as the Greenwich. The Globe is trimmer than either the Talbot or the Greenwich (shoulder point to point is the same as Talbot but an inch...
FWIW, the suit that Cary Grant wore in North by Northwest was ventless, and it looks good.
Are they cutting corners these days? My old Drakes ties are all self tipped and self loop, the ones I see at Barneys these days are not. Tasteful neats, though.
Agree that the shirt fit is slimmer this year, narrower in the shoulder and under the arm, which makes the shirt feel like it is riding into your armpit. I would not size up, however. I am 40" in the chest and 32" in the waist, the medium fits snug but fine. Re: sleeve length, I am 34" and the medium sleeve is perfect. Raven, the shoulder looks right on your shirt, I would not size up. There is a bit of pull on the second button but not a big deal, and not enough...
As another data point, I size down a full size for both the 348 and 341. I wear a US 9D. They feel pretty similar to me in terms of how they fit along the sides of the foot, the 348 just has a bit more space in the toe box in front of your toes, so not sure if that will solve the OP's pinching issue. As an aside, I find myself wearing my 348s less and less.
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