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I follow the idea that bespoke shirts and suits are more valuable than bespoke shoes. On the other hand, I find a tremendous difference in good fit between my RTW shoes and bespoke shoes. Concerning a trial shoe, I doubt it's that necessary. Your first pair might not have a perfect fit, but they will be useful indeed. The second pair will have it.
Quote: Originally Posted by Gherkins And this is why I don't read german sites on style or clothing: no fun. Everything is *sooooo* important and serious. True, he is no talkshow host, though I think the seriousness is partly due to the non-professional interview set-up. Still, the interview is interesting. Roetzel has written a classic on classic men's clothes and maybe the best selling book on the subject worldwide.
For those readers who understand German here's a new interview with Bernhard Roetzel on his book Der Gentleman: He tells about the birth of book, his interest classic dressing and a lot more. He also "reveals" that the original title of the book was International Style.
Quote: Originally Posted by Essentio This one? Nice, but doesn't have a calendar... Try this one:
Quote: Originally Posted by Fuuma How much do these retail for? I believe they start at 1000 usd.
An Ole Mathiesen is the only stylish watch from Denmark:
Quote: Originally Posted by instep They look like a plaid, a herringbone plaid, and a herringbone windowpane to me? Indeed, there is herringbone, windownpane and a plaid. At first they look like cheviot, but two of them are dense and smooth like worsted cloth. Whatever they are, they are great, for sure, and I feel very lucky.
I visited an old tailor shop recently. The owner (he is 90!) will stop this summer, so he is selling the cloth that he has in stock. Some it is very old, 30-40 years. I found this. The two on the right look and feel like cheviot, but a bit smoother, maybe they are mottled worsted? What about the one on the left - what type of weave/cloth is that?
Roetzel is excellent in many ways. The main problem is that he lacks a good style concept. Boyer speaks of sprezzatura, Antongiavanni of balance, Michael Alden of the LL of elegance. Roetzel is too silent on that important part of dressing.
There's an extended chapter on Italian stuff & style, RTW, not bespoke.
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