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      1. Bloody hell ..  that's an iron. 2. Doesn't ironing directly onto the worsted shine it up most horribly? 3. I just watched a 14min vid about ironing.    Cheers Clapeyron
  yeah TD, plenty of worsted herringbones, or there's houndsteeth or POWs or other plaids in grays    Or u could go for a worsted tweed herringbone like the one in Porter & Harding's 'Glorious Twelfth' book, but the real question is whether u should really get a gray odd  jacket at all.    They can be hard to match -  What pents? ...   Charcoal? Nope. Other gray? Look like u dressed in the dark.  Navy? Nope, look like a busman, no offence intended to bus driving members...
      Lovin the shoes.  some of the nicest suede eva
  yeah we have that one in English too lol   and +1 about V's fits-  all 'awsm, fantastic, superb' and then 'ah oh? WTF is that?'  different sensibility I guess, or Victor are u having fun with us?
Cheers for the thumbs up          ^^^^^   David R that's a mega-outstanding DB.  Dunno how u manage to make the shoulders IMO so structured-but-not-blocky.  Is it because u cut them narrower than the natural width? -  the sleeve in that pic appears to begin at the tip of your clavicle rather than out at the end of the shoulder.
      ILLs  - really interesting, thx.  There was a Northampton insider who posted  a while back, and came across as unbiased in his views. He had some interesting insights. (but i don't remember the thread sos).  He and his father had been in the trade all their lives,  had worked with nearly all the makers at some time or other, and IIRC he nominated C&J when pushed on which factory cut least corners and had the highest standards overall.   - so altho I had no idea til...
Hi Guise, some fantastic fits here lately. sos about pic quality below   FU Worsted Tweed (G&H) Henry Carter wool  Rubinacci PS Shirt is H&H C&J             
^^  Green would be too Xmas.  Diaz, I think, had a similar jacket and wore a tie with a red/maroon ground with a blue neat pattern that seemed to work.     On another note-    Manton   /  Victor   is this detente now?
  I'm not following u?  C&J handgrade finish can be good tho IMO.  Of the RTW and MTO brands and styles EG is good for instant results, because they use semi-crust skins and do their own antiquing, which i like.  But the Vass patina deveops with time and is hard to beat.
IMO u should go with the style you think you'll wear over the longest time.I like the thought that Vass are hand welted but that's not so important to me when I'm deciding what goes with what in the morning. The look and fit matter most. Doesn't matter that a shoe is well-constructed if u don't like the look of it.AS handgrade are better finished,sure. They concentrate more than a hundred yrs of artisanal skill and know-how into the hand-grade line and the materials...
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