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I posted a query about shoe repair the other day. A couple of years ago it would have led to all sorts of comments and suggestions, with maybe even a cordwainer or a cobbler chiming in. I didn't get a single response. Sad days for the forum my friends, sad days.
Is there any way to get rid of these ridges, or lines, that developed on a pair of my AE shoes? I've tried vigorous polishing and rubbing and it doesn't do the trick. Are they likely salt damage? I was thinking of sending the shoes to AE for refinishing. Would that get rid of them?
Nice used specs from Martegani. Size 10 US. I got these new and have probably worn them about ten times. They are very well made, but I don't like worrying about keeping the linen clean, so I've decided to get rid of them. Maybe buy some all-leather specs. The linen does have a few dark patches, as you can see in the photos. Not sure if you could get those lighter. But if you're unhappy with them, send them back for a full refund (minus shipping). Shipping is $5.99...
Just got one of these Seagulls and I couldn't be happier about it. 38mm. http://www.good-stuffs.com/Classic-Sea-Gull-M185S-automatic-mechanical-watch-week-day-month-date-_p_63.html
Anyone have any thoughts on a Shanghai like this one? I know it's not a fantastic watch, but I've heard they are a pretty good deal for $80. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about these?
I've used Classic Specs for some prescription specs. The service is fantastic. I happened to break my glasses after about eight months and they replaced them for free, no questions asked. Apparently that is their policy for the first year after purchase. After that, it costs $25 or so to get a replacement for broken ones. The only catch being that you have to get exactly the same pair you originally purchased. Nice glasses, too. Not the most incredible ones I've ever...
Just an FYI for striped sock fans (and this may be old news), but there are some pretty good deals on Pantherellas at STP these days. I just picked up some of these http://www.sierratradingpost.com/pantherella-crew-dress-socks-cotton-nylon-for-men~p~6602v/?filterString=s~pantherella%2F&colorFamily=03 for less than $10 with one of the ever-present coupon codes floating around. (like this one: ALEGGNOG3). PS: I don't have any connection to STP. Just like the socks.
People who say they are completely unnecessary these days must have smaller calves then me or something, because my socks-even good quality Pantherellas and Marcolianis- would fall down all the time. I hated the feeling. I wear sock suspenders/garters/whatever-you-want-to-call-them almost every day. I used to feel a bit sheepish about them, but I pretty much got over that, and it's awfully nice not to worry about my socks sliding down around my ankles. I think the same...
what's a Chan VBC 110 suit go for these days?
Beautiful dark navy Italian wool overcoat from G. Vasta. Excellent quality, about the level of Canali or Corneliani, according to StyleForum folks who know more than I do: http://www.styleforum.net/t/48253/anybody-know-anything-about-g-vasta Apparently, Vasta is the brother-in-law of Luciano Barbera, and used to work for Barbera's design team. The coat is marked as 52, which would normally make it a 41/42 US (which is why I bought it), but it seems more like a 44 to me...
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