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Shoe mystery.... New & Lingwood/Poulsen Skone Balmoral Semi-Brogues in Tan Sem-bevelled waist with FULL leather heels Full leather linings Information printed on lining: K19438 633SL-14 160 7.5E (guess: Last 160?) The upper were definitely old when I received them, and appreciated two solid coats of leather conditioner. I applied one layer of wax but havent finished a mirror shine. They are looking quite nice so far, I might not keep them though given the two...
Actually, the only argument favoring Rolex that I have ever truly appreciated, was a discussion of watch companies and their ownership. Rolex, and I believe Parmigiani Fleurier, are the only philanthropic corporations in the luxury watch market. I believe the former was founded with ties to orphanages or foundling organizations in Western Europe.
Quote: Originally Posted by LabelKing Rolex did not invent the wristwatch. Bingo, Louis Cartier
Quote: Originally Posted by Artisan Fan Many credit them with creation of the first Swiss Chronometer certification, first waterproof wristwatch, the first modern self-winding mechanism, the first diving watch, the first shockproof watches, the first "oyster" case of expensive 904L steel, and notably the most vertically integrated company-they make their own movements, cases, crystals and bracelets. Approximately one thousand patents in horology in its...
I own approximately forty pairs of dress shoes, even a few redundancies within my collection, but I have never considered purchasing a tassel loafer. I have one pair of Aldens that were commissioned for Brooks Brothers. The quality is nice, but I just prefer the sleeker lines and cleaner finish of British shoes. Jan- I don't get the aversion to Chukka Boots. All the most trendy designers including Prada and Paul Smith sell variations of the Chukka boot or chelsea. ...
I definitely recommend NOT investing in a month's worth of underwear--credit goes to SightSee. Approximately 14-15 days should be sufficient to avoid frequent trips to the laundry room without amassing a floor full of stinky clothes. Realistically, I found that a fresh supply of laundry prior to my reading period and finals was important. Aside from those 10-14 days, laundry was never a huge problem. I have never worn a track jacket. Hoodies for casual affaris,...
Size 13 Formal Shoes for Brooks Brothers Odd size, good price on formal shoes.
I even shined the toe caps during the first half of the Ohio St.-Mich St. game. Time to actually start some productive work... Good luck on the interview with the new suit and shoes.
Quote: Originally Posted by Artisan Fan I think Rolex really tries to focus on sports watch qualities like durability, accuracy, and ease of service. Nevertheless the 3135 movement is spectacular in finish and quality imho... It has terrific design and has been regarded by folks like Gene Stone author of The Watch as a classic automatic movement. The easiest retort to this statement: Seiko strives for many of the same goals, and comes close...
The leathers used in the uppers are the same thickness. The linings and the amount of corking used in the soles are probably lighter and/or thinner. The corking is pure speculation, though the liners, on average, are definitely lighter than their English counterparts. As Jcusey stated, the designation of "handmade" is nearly worthless. A completely handmade shoe retailing for less than $500 would not be financially possible.
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