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Great deal -- wish I were a fan of double-monks. Interesting that even now they still have them identified as Basics, despite the clear evidence on the sole. Nice score!
Thanks. Unfortunately, all the feedback I've read is in comparison to their premium line, and not all that specific. Hard to get an objective quality assessment, although thanks for the heads up on the leather on yours. Maybe I'll test another style from someplace that offers free returns, just for a sense of the general workmanship...
Soliciting opinions on these Testoni BASICS from those familiar with the workmanship of that line. Although I've seen a few scattered comments on old threads rejecting BASICS in general as inferior to the standard made-in-Italy Testonis, I'm wondering if these might not at least be a fairly decent model, even if not premium quality. Perhaps I'm foolish to judge from a photograph, but I like the styling and these look to demonstrate decent workmanship, and to be made of a...
Thanks for the info - came across these online and at $195, they seem like a good deal, from what I'm hearing about Magnanni quality. http://www.6pm.com/magnanni-gaspar-napa-brown?zlfid=192&ref=pd_sims_v_1 Never ordered from 6pm before though - any thoughts on them as an online retailer? No free returns like zappo.com (except if item is defective), but it may be worth a shot. I'd order half size down from my usual 9.5 based on what everyone's saying here...
Thanks, too, for the suggestion to look at the smaller end of men's sizes; my nephew isn't as big as yours, but maybe there are size 36's out there somewhere that will suit...
Thanks. He does usually dress like the typical boy, but he also appreciates nice clothes when they're appropriate to the occasion, and has been known to swipe pocket silks from my bureau. Macy's and other department stores usually drive me mad the way they inconveniently segment designers into separate "shops", but I'll try there if I get desperate.
I suspect that BB suits aren't quite his style, and perhaps more than my budget, but I'll stop by and give them a look. Thanks for the suggestion.
I've promised to take my almost-13-year-old nephew shopping for a decent suit (grey or navy), but have no idea where in NYC to look for boys' dress clothes - any recommendations of places to try? Teens growing as they do, I'd probably want to spend no more than $300, but I'd want a decent quality wool, and since he's a slender kid, a fairly modern fit. Thanks.
Ha. Nothing out of the ordinary implied, girth-wise. Never had reason to think about it before, but looking in the mirror now, it may just be that my somewhat narrow hips give me a narrower natural stance than some, so where some guys (in their natural hip-width stance) may have a bit more room between their inner upper things for their junk to fall a bit, mine is forced outward a bit? If that makes sense...Anyways...
I've been wearing Hilfiger cotton briefs for years, but I'm only now converting from pleated dress slacks (I know, I know) to flat fronts, and I find that the cleaner look of the flat fronts makes any bulging more conspicuous. Hilfiger used to use a much higher-quality cotton years ago, but now the cotton is a thinner weave that doesn't hold its shape (or contain one's, um, bulk) quite as well. Any recommendations for a decent-quality all-cotton brief that will be more...
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