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...on another note, are there more pents-families somewhere out there, making trousers only in the Xth generation? I wager their specialisation is part of the allure of the Ambrosi version.
Olden golden stuff: Meccariello for Kiton butterfly medallion wholecut. ...and here's more: http://www.styleforum.net/t/14906/shoe-damage-report-porn-central-part-i/200_100#post_207723
Looking through all the hauls in this thriid, I'm once again reminded how I live in the wrong country. Knowing the right makers, cuts, and materials, I could make a living by thrifting somewhere else, where people still value damn good clothes. Not a Spoo-living, but enough to enjoy the days and finds. There's always eBay, sure, but the exchange rates and shiping prices spoil the good times, let alone trying to sell the right stuff onwards.
Bengal, do bear in mind that cordwainers, seamstresses, tailors, and apprentices were paid mere pittances back when The Scholte was active. I read about the wages from that '80s Savile Row book as well as the Henry Poole book. It was the owners and cutters who received most of the profits. That old magazine story mentiones that F.S. was paid around 10 pounds a week on his younger years, and this was no small sum, so afterwards when he was cutter on Savile Row and dressed...
That 1970s Ralph Lauren jacket from a few pages back was interesting, but I couldn't see much from the poor pictures. Where could I find some studio-level photos of tailored '70s RL apparel?
Thank you, Ivan, you've made our day!
T4phage, I know you know your shoes, but those petite children's heels kill this pair.
Zapasman, nylon mesh, cotton canvas or suede for the hottest summer days. My favourite is mesh because each gust of wind can be felt through them, and they cool the feet best. Well, my thanks go out to SF member VegTan as he sent the link to me when I asked if he knew which leathers are coolest. I swear: the Japanese shoe hobbyists are the most intense men for knowledge on all things related to footwear.
...who knows, maybe there's even an interview brewing at the moment, just waiting to be served on the right site.
...while we're on the subject of evaporations and shoe leathers, here's a nice study to check out: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b4489325;page=root;view=image;size=100;seq=588;num=1092 It's an old one, to be sure, but I'm confident that hides haven't changed much in a century. The tests and results tell us that the coolest leather is suede, followed by buck, and a suprise bronze medal winner, sharkskin. Calfskin seems unpleasant when compared to the winners....
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