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Quote: Originally Posted by jimmyoneill I blame Ralph Lauren for leafing through old collegiate colours books and randomly using crests. I saw a jumper in Ralph Lauren the other week with a University of London crest on it...Somehow I don't think a university largely made up of ex polytechnics conforms to Ralph's ideas of England. Was the LSE ever a poly? It's part of the university of London.
As long as the stripes are reversed (i.e. slanted the other way) I don't see a problem. But I personally would avoid an exact copy of any regimental/club/school ties because it can be awkward. Having said that, I went to an English-style boarding school and I once bumped into a guy who was wearing my school tie but upon enquiry was not an alumnus. He said he inherited it from his father who was an alumnus, and he wore the tie because he liked the pattern. It wasn't awkward...
Quote: Originally Posted by letmebefell FTFY. Don't sweat this. Ah, the wonders of American consumer culture. Didn't even know I could do that. I learn new things every day in this country.
Quote: Originally Posted by gdl203 Absolutely. They're different cloths. Birdseye=round pattern, nailhead=non-round/square pattern, pick & pick (sharskin in the US)=looks like little zig zag from up close. Thanks. The other pics of pick-and-pick on the net that I've found don't look like that at all. That's quite evidently different than bird's eye.
I've just finished reading this thread from start to finish (well, for now) and I have to say it's fascinating. I'm glad that I haven't caught the Mafoofan bug, though. I can't imagine living without my orange leather boat shoes and navy blue leather oxford shoes, alongside other shoes that are acceptable at the office. Foo: what is your shoe size? if you ever get bored of your shoes down the road, you can donate them to us....
Is there any real difference between bird's eye, nail head and pick-and-pick (sharkskin)? I'm having problems telling them apart from pictures on the net.
Quote: Originally Posted by forex Is there going to be additional discount on shoes?They are currently 25% off,I wonder if they'll go lower. Yeah, will they? I just bought two pairs of shoes at Brooks and will be quite upset if they go lower in a couple of weeks....
Cole haan has some in leather too. http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/cat...ctGroup=182323
Quote: Originally Posted by jimmyoneill I wouldn't waste your money. +1. I think you should save your money and get a custom-made suit. Going a little bit off-tangent, their "higher-end" shirts are not bad though. I've had a couple for almost two years now and they still wear very well and look crisp and nice. The slim fit cuts happen to fit me very well.
It seems to work for him though. Would it be the case that a higher button stance would work for certain physiques?
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