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Nice water dispenser! Looks like this one, made in Japan?Maybe it's superfluous but I'd love to have one.
I do. I can't explain it very well, but I was told something about the natural oils inside the cordovan requiring much less polish than calfskin, so you don't want to mix excess wax or cream from the brush into the shoe. I keep my cordovan brush separate (and much cleaner) than my calfskin brushes, which are slowly turning browner and blacker from their respective polishes.
Thanks guys! I'll be sure to stop by when I'm in New York.Is there a good place to shop for Aldens in various widths in Washington DC?
Those are very neutral combinations, so anything would work, but not in the colors you're already using (navy, grey, tan or brown). How about red? Maroon? Forest green? Oatmeal?
I should add one more thing - if you're concerned about the fabric's quality, you can contact a tailor in advance and tell them if you want a specific English or Italian fabric, and they will order it for you before you arrive.
1. Black shoes are fine!2. Brass buttons are fine!Don't change the buttons on your jacket just to match a pair of shoes. If you want to change the buttons because you like that look better, that's fine. Just don't do it for the sake of this outfit because it's totally unnecessary.
Regarding suits and shirts: Most of the conversations about Chinese tailoring refer to Hong Kong. Search the forum and you'll find a lot, but you can start here: The Hong Kong Tailors Thread. You can buy fantastic tailored suits and shirts in Hong Kong, at a great value. It's not the only place in the world (or in China) for this, but it's a great place. Regarding cashmere, I don't think China is a great place to look. Why not get a made-in-China cashmere sweater at...
Your post inspired me to search the B&S myself, found this one for $90. Might be the exact same tie.
Harris Tweed bags like the one in the photo were fashionable last year in Japan. I think they're pretty tacky...
Are there very many places to shop for Alden shoes in various sizes and widths? I've heard of the Alden shop in San Fransisco, but are there stores like that on the east coast?
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