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Dirnelli, I'm curious: what's a tailor gotta do in France to receive the Ordre National du Merite medal?
Crepe and Ridgeway soles have the best traction on ice. Dainite is nice on rainy days, but it's deadly slippery on ice. Commando soles are excellent in forests or grassy terrains, but snow packs into the grooves quickly and the buggers become deadly. There is no single solution to rule them all.
How can G&G's own webstore charge more than those of their retailers? Edwards of Manchester charge around 740£ for a pair, less than the factory -- and here I thought factory shops or webstores are the finest source.
Whoa...am I reading these new prices correctly? Are these just markups or has the make changed too? http://www.gazianogirling.com/collections/all
J., that's what I'd call a collection and a real p0rn shoot. Something tells me that toe stiffeners aren't meant to poke through the uppers like on that J. FitzPatrick pair, though.
I've one Attolini shirt with all the hand-fondled Neapolitan details, it's a very well made piece with even and tight stitches as well as some eccentric details like open sleeve gauntlets. Too bad about those fused collars and cuffs and shorter-than-usual sleeves. So close to exquisite steps of glorified craftsmanship, such a fall from grace.
...of course shoe trees are important. Without them we would be wading knee-deep in lush forests of red cedar, and leather soles don't lend themselves to these environs nicely.
Here's one: iGent as a term of description vs. insult. For me, it will always be a handy way of describing men with loose cash or too much free time discussing instakops and tailored clothing online.
Someone must own a pair of Carmina's wholecut shell cordovans -- how have they aged?
My thanks to Derek Guy for pointing me to this thread. The inner anglophile rejoices with each spot of British tweed and touch of eccentricity.
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