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 Speaking as a former Londoner, there are sorts of 'tiers' in the workforce.You get the fully-paid up bloke in a sharp suit - regardless of whether he is Oxbridge and then you get the wheeler-dealer who has aped the traditional look.Then in the outer suburbs or the West End you get a sort of watered-down look.Noone really expects pin-stripes in the City of London.What you do see is a fairly high common denominator borne of blokes being taught how to dress by their fathers,...
As to the hole in the shoes, I have a larger rotation now.   But I have to fix the older pair of shoes that weren't on rotation and still have life in them.
 Yup - a topy.Guys a question:I actually topy happily on the base....but I have worn out shoes from the inside. Where a hole in the footbed wore through the midsection and eventually wore out to the point where the only thing keeping my foot dry was - the topy! The shoes were chucked.In another shoe, I now have another hole in just the first layer of material (maybe more, I can't see).SO what can be done, and what preemptive work do people do?A simple thin liner - (not so...
I wear french cuffs at the weekend: camper than a row of tents!
 I think that Alden do look a bit blobby - and that, moreorless, even Loake or entry level English look less blobby.And I don't think most members want a Euro - Rumpelish pointed look - in fact this entire thread on SF was started by a revulsion for extreme, spiky, pointy shoes.People want elegance. I agree that Vass might be a bit OTT at that angle. And I agree that the Hiro is actually a nice shape - actually I think it's bang on. But the Aldens in my price range don't...
 Absolutely agree - you simply can't go wrong with Herring - and, I gather, unless it's the cheapest Loake, made in India, even Loake is ok for my money.Again, you can obsess with leather.    Aha! My daughters watch it - and as I walked by I saw the clothes.  
 I was looking at this a few weeks ago : great blog.  That's how I see it.  Agreed on the chukkas. I want to get a pair of RM williams chuckers to replace my brown leather ones when they get, er chucked.   I only have one short-sleeved shirt and it is simply too big in the arms. What do they say on SF - bus driver sleeves?So now I just roll up long-sleeved shirts. Might look into Uniqlo. Did anyone see the Block last night. End of season grand finale etc: Lots of soft...
   I think Lennier is being modest, perhaps. Polos/ short-sleeved shirts are interesting. I have some slim fitting polos and whilst I am a mesormorph there is a thingwhere you either show too much bicep (great for a man in his 20s and 30s) or they are oversized. Oversized polos on a middle-aged man can look not quite right.The effect on a man with a bit of weight is almost like babywear....
 I have the opposite problem in that I have quite a small back but a large chest - not quite barrel-chested but pronounced, with sloping shoulders. I also take a 36 and a 15.5 shirt. I like to wear shirts a fraction large across the shoulders with the yoke coming a bit off the shoulder. Slim perfectly fitted shirts look bizarre as I look all chest and no shoulders. I tihnk on Style forum we tend to obsess with fit and tailoring - which I realise custom can address - but I...
 Reminds me of the old saying 'Cotton kills'.When mountaineering, when you might get drenched in sweat before a wind comes in, wearing cotton next to the skin or too many cotton layers could make you suffer.Even wearing a wool t-shirt next to the skin makes a massive difference. Before Merino fabrics came in, people opted for Polyester base layers even if it was smelly.Cotton for jackets is fine in a Northern European summer, perhaps even the choice over linen.
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