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The cost savings are not great against:1. the extra time spent buying the cloth in a cloth shop (figure a half a day); and2. trial and error.It's a bit chancey buying cloth over the internet. You may get stuck with some which you would have passed-on if you saw and handled it in a cloth shop.Also, in a tailor's shop you can compare the color, texture, weight, and hand of varous cloth samples. If you want "navy", you should have many choices. You cannot do this on...
Carl, how is Soktas shirt fabric?
In my opinion, nothing equals black. However, if you want brown, get the darkest brown that you can. Almost black. Then again, make it easy and get black.
I do not know him. What is his job? In the factory? It makes one want to order another Oxxford suit!
In his post-anchor years Mr. Cronkite also bought MTM at Brooks Brothers (by Martin Greenfield).I would add Brit Hume to the list. He dresses seriously to match his serious manner.
I agree, and I can impart my own experience.The so-called "lightweight" shoe is a lesser make than the regular Peal shoes made by Crockett & Jones and Alfred Sargent.I purchased the penny loafer from its website. It was originally $498, and it sold for $175.The "lightweight" shoe has the design stamped at the edge of the sole.The term "lightweight" is a bit of a misnomer in that it pretty much a regular loafter with full leather lining, Goodyear welted sole, and a leather...
Thanks for the video. Now I know where to buy those clothes that I always wanted (e.g., green reptile skin sportscoat, red cowboy boots, and kelly green fedora).
Keep them overnight in a vat of sulfuric acid. Seriously, sanding will make things worse. A good cobbler can shine them and try to cover-up the scratches. You have to accept scratches in leather shoes. Even house shoes get scratches. Good luck.
Intrinisically, no pocket square is worth more than $100. However, if you were to cross that bridge, the only pocket square that is worthwhile is Hermes which can be resold. No other maker has the cult following.Its mini-scarves many times sell for close to retail or above retail!No other maker approaches it in the resale market. Most average $25 to $40.
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