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Welcome to Styleforum, Ivan! You may not have known this, but good old Frederick still has fans all over the world. He was, after all, one of the most talented tailors of his age.
"Hello dear! It's-a me -- Gianniii!"
Crat, have you used shuu trees on this pair? Those ripples run deep.
"Quote: Originally Posted by VRaivio I don't see much loden up here in the north of Europe, but the cloth is definitely among the highest-quality sportswear fabrics without man made top layers. Shame about the trous but that coat of SC's looks mighty fine. I don't have an opinion about SC's trousers, but judging the length of someone's trousers over the internet seems more #mensweary than passively accusing someone of being #mensweary for having short trousers. The...
I don't see much loden up here in the north of Europe, but the cloth is definitely among the highest-quality sportswear fabrics without man made top layers. Shame about the trous but that coat of SC's looks mighty fine.
Tweedy, you must have quite the collection of tweedy photos. Which fabric mills are your favourite so far, and who keeps up the most consistent quality?
If you really want to be terse, you should add some humour into your stings, like Voxsartoria did. Otherwise these messages only become mean and make you seem a douche, which you're likely not. No one who likes shuus can be a whole, well-rounded douche.
suitntieguy, the reason why old-school dressers and Menswear Rules guys don't like shell cordovan is because, back in the days, they were mainly worn by manual labourers who needed strong and durable footwear. Even when left uncared and beaten with an ugly stick, cordovan will outlast calf, more so in muddy or wet use. Shell also tends to have dry areas that cannot be smoothed out entirely or moistured with cream, and the wavy bends are likely to grow deeper if the pair...
This week I received my first Filson bag, their Original Briefcase. Some two dozen threads were pointing at all directions, and the shoulder strap had dried and cracked, otherwise it's a well-thought-out-and-made thing. The canvas laughs a scorn to water as I tested it under a faucet, and the fabric seems solid enough. Those who've owned similar bags for years; will the canvas droop when the bag is mostly empty?
I believe it's Carmina own thin, smooth, and dressy rubber sole unit.
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