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I don't have their derbies, but their other shoes run large for me. I size down one. On a related note, the construction tends to be top notch, goodyear, etc.
This comes up quite a bit. There is one camp who does use shoe trees, and they tend to be the type that notice the way you lace speakers or if there is a spec/mark on anything, and another group who does not use shoe trees, and treat them like nice beaters.I started in the former pack and then went down the latter after a few years and not being bothered to use shoe trees. Save those trees for when you start wearing John Lobb.
I dry clean my washed denim and just make a point of it being a special garment, although my cleaners know I'm a fussy client so it's not a problem. i don't wash my raw denim except maybe once a year (I have a broad rotation, so it's not as though I'm perspiring in them). When I do, I go the Woolite dark in lukewarm bath water trick, although at age 36 I'm a lot less motivated to go through this trouble than I was years ago!
GeneralNegative, they look great. I'd get a couple inches off, just make sure it's done correctly with the original hem.
Thanks guys for resurrecting this thread! Some great fit pics above.
Yes, I never really felt the fit of the super stretch denim from Dior, but they're all about it. I'm sure some people rock them well, but didn't work for me. Easily their best is the MIJ raw denim, 17.5cm cut, which is top quality and wash. Their best washes are a few years behind now. If you're into size 26 try their SF and Las Vegas boutiques.SLP's 15.5 skinny cut is my favorite now, although I don't get the sense that the quality is the same as DH.
I've always been attracted to the RO aesthetic, but it's for me to forego since I'm 5'6" and not going to have a shirt hang down to my knees! Anyway, the Teddy looks great on your Isolar. Adrian, I wasn't as aghast as some on this forum, generally after getting into a brand like DH or SLP you'll find that you'll lose weight a la Karl Lagerfeld. I went from 150 and very "muscular" to 123, basically so the clothes drape better. You probably need to have
Thanks, yes lamb. Made in France, too, which is somewhat unusual (mostly Made in Italy). Is that considered the softest? (I can't imagine softer, really.) I would expect I should be extra careful, but any other care tips I should know before wearing much would be helpful, as I can't take it off!
Great stuff guys! Here are a few phone pics of my recent DH piece. Very soft black calf with an all leather interior (no lining).
I thought Hedi looked better than his models in this show.
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