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:
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:
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.
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.
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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.