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As Axel said, I prefer a stiff collar if I am wearing it sans tie and unbuttoned. Most of my MTM shirts are cutaway colors, so there will naturally less surface area to prop up with collar stays; the stiff collar helps account for the lack of space.
http://www.hamiltonwatches.com/en/gents/american-classic/timeless-classic/thinomatic-38mm/H38435221 You're not going to get anything worth buying in the $500 range, unless it is used. And even used, I would worry about you still getting a quartz movement. Find a way to up your budget to $800 and get the above watch. For $500, you're most likely going to get quartz crap that is perpetuated by marketing and celebrities rather than an actual consumer, i.,e. Movado, Tag...
Sounds like the Endless version is a much older run.
Thanks guys, that's what I thought and planned to do but wasn't sure if there was another product that I was missed. I already own the polish, but have never had that much of a scuff/scratch on my shoe. Maybe I should have just taken the dive...I was wearing jeans that day and only 2 steps from the bottom.
Heel slippage is related solely to width. You sound like you're trying to fit a square peg into a round hole on the 5 last. I'm not sure why so many people think that they can just alter the size and have it work for them. Read: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/SizingView?langId=-1&storeId=1&catalogId=40000000001 5 Last (65) This is the longest in length of all of our lasts; best for a long, narrow foot. Does that describe you? If not, then you should have bought...
I like the Huxley, though I rather despise Aldous Huxley.
I unfortunately stumbled down a concrete set of stairs and my left shoe took the brunt of the damage in me catching myself. How would you guys rectify the situation? Polish? Conditioner? Buff? I really like these shoes and would like to restore them.
Also want to add that I think it is acceptable for a "black tie optional" affair if the wearer owns only a black suit and not a tuxedo. Assuming it is not truly a black-tie evening, I think a well fitted black suit is much better than a poorly fitted tuxedo.
Two words: Joseph Centofanti. I have never had anything commissioned from him, but I really like the word that I have seen from him. He runs about $2500 for bespoke.
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