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I'll take the CT suit as long as shipping isn't a killer.
Quote: Originally Posted by PhiloVance But in the covered marketon High Street there was a shoe store that at the time was having a sale - Alfred Sargents in what appeared to be a wide range of sizes and styles for GBP 100, IIRC. Not sure if it was a TM Lewin type year round sale, but you might find something there. I'd agree - every time I've been they have decent discounts, including half price C&J, so well worth a...
Bicester Village is amazing, and well worth the trip out of Oxford (there's a dedicated bus, and they open late in the evenings). Highlights include; A big Ralph Lauren with great RLPL stock at heavy discounts A Church's shoe shop One of only two Loro Piana factory shops in the world Smythson Gieves & Hawkes (I think this might have gone) Salvatore Ferragamo Hackett Most discounts are around the 50% level, but you can get 80-90% off if you shop carefully
Hmm, could be a good or bad idea to admit the scale of the problem; Black Trickers apron Derbies Black Church's Oxfords Black Yanko full brogues Black unlabelled captoe Oxfords Black Tim Little Oxfords Black Charles Tyrwhitt half brogues Black Church's full brogues Black Trickers captoe Oxfords w/ stitch detailing Brown suede Lotus crepe-soled Derbies Mid-brown Yanko split-toe Derbies w/ rubber sole Brown Kilgour Oxfords Brown Sperrys boat shoes Brown...
Having seen the Grenson boot, that photo does them no justice. They're a high-quality leather that will take a shine very nicely, and they're actually pretty sleek. Worn under trousers it's not apparent at first glance that they're anything other than shoes.
I have come across a number of gentlemen recently who have revised my thoughts on style. I have generally passed them in the street, and walking away thought "I wish I had a better opportunity to examine that outfit". This seems to occur because it's not sufficient to be outlandish, but adequate to stand out. I'll also say that much of these seems to be about fit and presentation; something that has compelled me to take more care of my clothes, i.e. pressing my trousers...
Pairs of regularly worn dress shoes in M-F rotation: 4 Approx. miles walked on pavement each work day: 2 Approx. body weight: 150 Typical life of leather sole: 12 months 2 miles is average, but if I do a couple of visits to other offices and a decent walk at lunch we could be talking ~5 miles. Other days it's virtually nothing. I've got one pair of Trickers with a Topy sole because the originals wore down really rapidly and it seemed silly to replace them already....
Quote: Originally Posted by unjung And maybe with a blue sportcoat with brown windowpane pattern. Oooh, I like a clothing purchase that requires more clothing purchases.... Confession - I'm being really good this year. I've got a clothing budget and I'm going to stick to it. I'm going to sit in a darkened room and say it to myself a dozen times.
Quote: Originally Posted by withstyle Is that the EG malverne in Chestnut/Twill? (IMO) Yes - Malvern III. I got a deal that I couldn't say no to, though sadly they're a bit bigger than you need.
Well somehow I've 'accidentally' purchased something that requires a certain degree of panache to carry off. Trouble is, I have to rapidly acquire that panache; Does anyone have any suggestions for outfits, other than the usual linen suits?
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