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SOLD Beautiful new Martegani Radica dark brown leather shoes. Stylish 3B last. The last retail price for these was likely $525, according to Martegani's North American rep, but they're not currently available in stores. Unworn, still in the box. $125. Size is listed at 10.5 US. $10 shipping in the US. International shipping extra.
Beautiful new old stock Martegani Radica dark brown leather shoes. $140. Martegani quality is generally considered comparable to Santoni. These were Marteganis most popular style, but are difficult to find these days since Martegani now principally makes shoes for other labels. These are new, have never been worn. Size is listed at 10.5. Marteganis run little bit large (which is why I am selling these) so would probably also fit an 11. Free shipping in the US....
I was wondering where the Filene's stuff went. The TJ Maxx near Metro Center is pretty useless, I've found.
The problem I have with many red ties is that when worn with a dark blue or gray suit, you are wearing the official politico wardrobe (usually Republican), seen in abundance on Capitol Hill. I see them on the DC metro in large numbers every day, usually with an accompanying USA-flag lapel pin. It's kind of like the way Hermes ties used to be the required wardrobe for Wall Street traders.
shared enthusiasm
Doesn't seem much interest in starting one, but thanks.
According to PS, "The usual price of an MTM suit starts at $1900. We are running 10% off until the 29th of March. There are three models you can choose from that are made in Canada. All with different fits."This is for the NY store, but I imagine the MTM price will be comparable once the DC store gets up and running. PS Custom (bespoke) is obviously considerably higher, and not sure if they will offer that out of DC.
Not to get annoyingly technical, but a consensus is, by its nature, general. And thus a "general consensus" is something found in the department of redundancy department.
big improvement there on the alteration
With respect to Tom James, I have never actually had anything made, but from my experience with an office visit, you are measured by someone who is much more salesman than tailor. In fact, I don't think he had any tailoring experience. One of my colleagues had some shirts made and I was unimpressed.
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