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Purchased from Drakes last year but it's never been worn and has just sat in the box. Still has the £95 hangtags - from memory this sold out pretty quickly. Here's what Drakes had to say: The 50oz Royal Twill is our richest quality for a printed tie. Hand screen printed by traditional dye and discharge methods in England, the 'Royal Twill' absorbs the dye beautifully, resulting in crisp clean colours. We find the 50oz lends itself to the simplest of designs. Using a...
I've had this stashed for a while but I'm unlikely to make it up. A ~2m (I measure out to 1.95m) length of a fairly loosely (hand?)woven Dormeuil horseblanket tweed in a complex mix of various browns and dark grey with a a red overcheck. Would make a stunning jacket - comes complete with the Dormeuil hangtag attached, fabric badge to attach to the finished garment, and all in a Dormeuil bag. I'd estimate this at dating from the 1970s but it could be older. It's a...
Brand new 'seconds' quality Whitehouse Cox 'Bill fold wallet with coin purse' in Havana dark brown. Retails for £163.33 on the Whitehouse Cox site. Will age and develop a beautiful patina with use, and is very solidly made.
I have two pairs of Barker Blacks which don't fit. They are both brand new in the box with bags. For those who've not handled a pair, the leather is of very good quality and the last shapes are great. At this price they are a steal - retail is in the £500 region. Haraboro captoe lace-ups in black calf. UK8 / US9. SOLD Wolfe loafers in black with 'bones' horsebit detail to the front. UK7.5 / US8.5 Asking £125, shipped from the UK at cost.
Very low BIN on a Valextra travel wallet / ladies purse (YMMV): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-Valextra-Milano-Black-Leather-Womens-Wallet-/331375344590 Tidy looking Mark Cross dopp kit for a good price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mark-Cross-Gentleman-s-Toiletry-Dopp-Travel-Kit-Leather-XLNT-Cond-/151471766792 Bespoke British Warm overcoat http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-ARMY-HIGH-RANK-OFFICERS-WOOL-GREATCOAT-SAVILE-ROW-LONDON-TAILOR-/381048784676
Mostly lurk here, mostly lurked today. Thanks to all though - good to see some stuff in person. Getting on a plane to London now, otherwise I'd have stayed longer and sampled some of that drink and cake...
+1, welt is cut closer than I have seen before. Great making.
Agreed - that looks stunning, find a reweaver (if necessary pay to ship it to someone highly reccommended) and pay what it costs to get the job done properly.
Well what are the chances - am in town that week. Will attend Friday if my schedule allows
I'm curious - for those who have shoes (or indeed other leather goods) made from this, what do you use to condition / polish / care for it?
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