After wanting it forever but never pulling the trigger, I finally received the navy pindot tie as a gift today and it's instantly one of the highlights of my tie collection. Beautiful silk that knots up perfectly and drapes well.
Sounds like a good combo. #8/HRLH ranger mocs are due to ship on the 16th, so I could end up having them only about 12 days after placing my order depending on how fast Fed Ex is. Great turnaround time.
I use Matt's Tailoring in downtown Falls Church. He does excellent work and is, I believe, fairly cheap. I just got some stuff back from him last week actually. For about $100 he hemmed a pair of trousers with cuffs and did sleeve/center seam/collar alterations on a jacket. It is the fourth such job I've brought to him, and it's all been good work. The only thing I would suggest is to be forceful about the inseam length you want, since he will tend towards a full break...
I definitely will. I don't think I have seen any pictures of Rancourts with baseball stitching yet, but I like how it looks on Quoddy oxfords that people have posted on here so I figured I'd give it a shot.
Yeah, I've looked at lots of pictures of Rancourts and other brands in #8 and I can't quite figure out what to expect. I think I just don't really care...Went ahead and ordered a pair of ranger mocs today: #8 CXL, honey RLH soles, chestnut rawhide laces, baseball stitching. Kyle seemed confident that the right size for me would be 9D, so that's what I ordered. I'm excited.