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I would just check the clothes for moth larvae. They are fairly large, and casemaking clothes moth drag around case with them. Not microscopic by a long shot.   I would not use pesticides of any kind (mothballs are a pesticide that is "applied" by allowing the solid chemical to sublimate into a vapor, but it is no different than spraying a poison). Pets, children, your skin. Don't use pesticides.   I would be philosophical about it. If you live in the Southeast, these...
With regard to the M3, I bought a few of these in the last year, and I would (he says sadly) advise you not to waste your money or your time.   The pants fit and feel great if you like a slim fit, but both pairs I have blew out along the back seam. The first when getting into the car, and the second when picking up a pencil off the floor in what was a memorable casual Friday.   That's not the worst of it, but I have attached a picture. The back seam blew out from the...
Crazy thought: anyone seen a range of this tailor's work product? Especially with the sort of things one might wear to work? I myself don't wear a lot of kilts, but I do wear wool flannel suits.   I really liked the video series and also the Rory character as presented in them, and I have about 5 yards of really neat cloth I brought back from Europe lately and nobody in my town with whom I would trust it. I like the idea of helping a young person get started,...
Nice boots. I am writing not to hijack the Tasmania posting but to pose a question and bump one from some time ago on this thread--regarding a member's find of a pair of Church's on the "107" last.   I bought a pair of Church's chukka boots in London maybe a dozen years ago, and, for traveler's luck I left them in Bahrain, where I trust the good folks who took care of the company rental will wear them long and in good health.   I don't remember the model name, but I...
Indeed, they are, but John Lobb is available at a 1200-1400 USD price-point and is not marketing itself as a go-to shoe for that that 5% of the population consisting of men who do well enough and like to dress well. John Lobb is for a much smaller segment of the population or a smaller percentage of the shoe purchases made by that same population. I love heavy brogues, for example, and I have four pairs of Graftons and two Pembrokes, but I have just one pair of JM Weston...
I will be bringing some of these burgundy offerings home shortly, although I have not decided which. Has anyone purchased them?   A small concern I have is that I have never seen a UK shoemaker "do" burgundies as well as American shoemakers, and you don't see too many who will make a straight-up stab at them. I am devoted to my old Church's Shannons in burgundy shell, but there are days when I might have wished they had outsourced them to Alden.   I will report but I...
A curious thread in many respects.   The distinction between corrected and full grain leather is a distinction between two different kinds of thing and not two of the same thing. The question must be how good the leather is, whether it is corrected or full grain.   Then there is the question of construction, which--minus a circular saw and the ability to know what one is actually looking at--is revealed to most of us through time only. The Ludlow has only been out...
I recently experimented (at considerable cost, but I will pass the savings along to you) with "ways of fitting" into Allen Edmonds and Alden favorites.   Here is what I determined.   On the Allen-Edmonds last formerly known as "5" and now "65" I sized down ONE WHOLE SIZE from my normal device measurement and went all the way to EEE. It worked quite well. So if you come up a 10 D and you try on a 10 D in this odd last and find yourself fitting the shoe well enough but...
With regard to Loake 1880 versus Allen Edmonds calfskin shoes, I like Allen Edmonds shoes very much, but I have found that they can be difficult to polish. Black "custom calft" is good enough, but the walnut grain is a real challenge. Like Cheaney, they develop these sharp crease lines. Both pairs of Loake 1880s, by contrast, polish brilliantly and crease with nice, smooth ripples.
Just weighing in on this Loake versus Crockett and Jones (and Tricker's) discussion.   I have two pairs of Loakes in the 1880 range, and I also have as many C&Js and more Tricker's than I care to number (or that actually fit me--strange fitting shoes).   I think Loakes are a great value shoe, and if they made more I like I would buy more. They are not as well made as either of the other two, however.   One thing I would point out is that Loakes soles will...
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