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Summer is coming soon, believe it or not, and if you don't have a lightweight suit you might find yourself wanting one. Depending on how fast your tailor works, you wil likely have time to put the other ones in production. That LL RAF Mistral is gorgeous! I'm afraid to make mine up in case I suddenly lose weight or get in a car accident.
Just adhere to forum orthodoxy and never clean them. You'll get that khaki look in no time.
Good to know. I can certainly ask about keeping the finish suitably water/stain-resistant. And I still may look to shell or shark to be waterproof on its own merits.
Thanks for that advice. They're also admitting to using "crup" now-- which they never used to do. (The sort of Englishman who would buy bespoke shoes will often prefer to be a horse's ass than see someone wearing one.) Anyway, that may be the first port of call instead. Unless you have another suggestion.
Lazarus thread... Cleverley's website says that pigskin handles the stress of winter weather better than most. Has anyone tried to cope with slush or salt-strewn streets in these things? Shell cordovan works remarkably well-- if pigskin is in the same league, I might think about getting a black pair for the winter. I now know for a fact that calf can get badly damaged by that stuff.
I suppose if you wore it every day, people would come to expect it on you. I do like it, but it's very much an off-duty jacket for me.
The Alden Glen Check is that general design. Whether this is the correct size (the LL pattern is quite large) or if it is the correct sort of tweed I couldn't say.
When you consider the cost of other good shoes (including Alden), and the plummeting Euro, a round-trip to Budapest can be a productive use of R&D dollars.
Oh, stop being sensible. You want your membership taken away?
I'd almost consider getting into politics for a case like that.BTW, how old was the last one? And was that the current occupant's, or did it go with the office?
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