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Pity it isn't a 54 - I've been looking for this suit in that size for the past 9 months - or it would be gone, gone gone... Great suit - best of luck!
I scored two pair from the shoe bank - brown calf for $85 (they screwed up the order and cut the price to make up for the hassle) and the suede ones for $129 a few months back. NOTE: Be aware that this is the new 0 last and sizing is pretty tricky. I am a solid 10.5/EE in US, but I took a 10 E in these - they are longer and wider than you'd expect. I ordered my regular size and my feet were swimming in them; luckily they had the correct size in stock and swapping them...
If it's suede, I'd say go for the Kempton - I have a pair and they have held up very well and the shape is appealing, not too pointy and not at all blobby. Like many above, they are all weather beater shoes. If it's calf, then C&J probably gets the nod. I tend to think that paying more for suede shoes just isn't worth it as there is very little difference in quality between the uppers of any of the UK brands.
No surprises here - 1962 MGA Mark II!
I have some extra room in the rip of the shoe due to the elongated nature of the last, but I have a wide (EE) foot and only went down 1/2 a size (to a UK/10) from my US fitting (US 10.5) and it is fine -- no looseness.
I spent most of last summer in Bogota and heard about this guy. Although he started out responding to the demand during the height of the narco-terror days and had a thriving business throughout SA, he does hardly anything locally anymore -- it's all international, most of it seemingly in the Middle East. Given that the drug operations and the FARC guys have been pushed out into the jungle these days, his move to foreign markets makes sense. Security (mostly private) is...
Brand new, never worn Men's 850-fill down vest by Nau, size XL in black. Safety pin where tag was intact, but paper hang tag has fallen off... x-listed on the Streetwear thread as well Here is link with all the deets and better pics than I could take: http://www.nau.com/mens/categories/i...t-308M421.html FWIW, I have quite a bit of Nau gear and the sizing is a little all over town. I am a standard "L" (42/22L) in most everything, but wear XLs in all their jackets...
Brand new, never worn Men's 850-fill down vest by Nau, size XL in black. Safety pin where tag was intact, but paper tag has fallen off Here is link with all the deets and better pics than I could take: http://www.nau.com/mens/categories/i...t-308M421.html FWIW, I have quite a bit of Nau gear and the sizing is a little all over town. I am a standard "L" (42/22L) in most everything, but wear XLs in all their jackets and yet take L and XLs in their shirts, depending...
I have the same experience as texas above -- probably 50% of my SCs and suits are Isaia and I think only two of the S models actually have the same shoulder. None have ever had the same length despite being the same size. While most are certainly soft shoulders, the padding varies quite a bit. I also have one Base V (in a tan solaro cloth) that has a roped finish and is definitely more structured than anything else. Not sure if this is typical as I generally stay with...
Merino T-necks are a commodity item -- a solid basic. Strange but true, I saw a pop up ad from JAB the other day peddling them for $33 each...that's probably $10-15 under most sale prices I've seen.
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