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Clearing out a few items to make room for other stuff. For sale: Brioni Two-Button Navy Suit Ermenegildo Zegna Two-Button Grey Suit Some Drake's London and E.G. Cappelli accessories Post any questions you have through eBay.
I am selling off a pair of RM Williams dress boots of mine. They were a custom order through RM Williams, and we're made in their Claret yearling leather with brass screw leather sole construction. Size 8.5G AUS, fits 9.5-10D US. See the eBay posting for all the info: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/R-M-RM-Williams-Claret-Yearling-Leather-Boots-Size-8-5G-AUS-9-5-10D-US-/320937593767?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4ab95f0ba7#ht_500wt_922
Quote: Originally Posted by Frodo Thomas Mahon recommends Quearney and I'm thinking of making the move to bespoke with a fitting in the next year. He comes to a few US cities. Any personal experiences or information about Mr. Quearney's work? I'd like to sort of get in on the ground floor with a young tailor that I can work with for many years. Frodo, have you made a decision here? Mr. Quearney's blog shows that he will be returning to...
I am in the course of having a bespoke garment made by Jonathan Quearney. He is based in London and visits North America twice each year. Here is an associated thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=181593&page=2 His blog (http://www.jonathanquearney.com/weblog/index.html) shows that he will be in Vancouver on December 2. He does MTM (custom) or bespoke for those interested.
Any of our Vancouver members have experience with or are thinking about bespoke? Please share with us. Thanks in advance.
Anyone? Someone in the London area where Quearney is based, or in any of the North American cities (NYC, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco and LA) he visits must have something to say.
A lighter weight fabric does not directly equate to a cooler-wearing garment. Weave and material come into it too. For example, high twist wool yarns make up into a porous cloth, such as that sold as Fresco(tm), which allows air circulation. In this case, a higher weight Fresco wears cooler than a same-weighted conventional worsted. Mohair/wool mixes are porous. Mohair is shiny so the 60% fabric will likely be shinier, but may be more porous. This may come across...
You could go to a store which sells Cucinelli and ask them if they have any old Cucinelli catalogues left over.
Is it a DIY job? All my metal and plastic toe and heel taps are secured with nails and installed by cobblers. I have never had an issue with the taps falling out. I have the taps replaced once the nails have worn down past their heads. The adhesive on the taps is there to help in their installation. It is by no means a permanent solution, and nails, screws or staples are necessary.
The majority of the pictures shown are of men on their off time (at least I hope they are not doing business!). Having said that, I think the sockless look is fine for recreational pursuits - this can include being a 'man about town'. I will take a sockless style maven over a square-toed shoe wearing bore anyday.
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