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I wouldn't go with starch on casual shirts. For "dress" shirts, I always go with light startch on broadcloth, poplin and Oxford cloth shirts, just so I could wear them more than once if I wanted to. I also launder my best shirts at home, and sometimes will use a dusting of spray starch on collars and cuffs. I'm not totally convinced that using starch will reduce the life of your shirts, at least not noticeably.
The quality is quite good, especially outerwear and sweaters. The only items I might be a little wary of are their suitings, if only because I think you could do better from a maker that specializes in suits. (I have only handled the suit separates in the store)Yes, APC is pricey at retail, esp. since a lot of it is now made in countries with low labor costs. However, that does not mean the quality is bad. I wouldn't necessarily call APC a "fashion" brand as I would OC --...
Briefly, there are a number of labels produced by nepenthes, the company, including eg, fwk, south2west8, needles, and now some clothes are being made under the nepenthes label. If you're in NYC definitely go to the nepenthes store on w 38th. It's a us/Japanese company, with most of the clothes being made in NYC. The s2w8 bags are made in Wisconsin. Daiki Suzuki is the head honcho.
I can't even begin to describe how much I love what Yuketen does -- my big complaint with Russell, Quoddy, Rancourt, OSB etc. is that they're basically making the same shoe/moc as one another. But Yuketen has really stretched out the USA Handsewn brand. Now I wish they were about 50% cheaper but that's the price for creativity, I guess. Ah well, someday...
Topy works great for me. Not sure what it costs in the US, but here in Paris it's 15 euros/pair. I think you want it to go all the way to the edge. It covers the forefoot not the arch, and comes in various colors. I don't notice a difference except that I'm not worried about falling on my ass when the sidewalks are wet.
The NYT tries to dissect Supreme, 10 years too late. http://nyti.ms/ULGLnK I always thought Supreme was just pulling a big joke on its customers -- selling cheapo hoodies and hats with the logo for crazy prices and "limited" editions...still think that... but I really do think they've got the marketing master plan down. I'm always impressed with brands that manage to stay the course, even if I think their clothing is shite.
I think Canada Goose is what you want. I lived in NYC for a decade before moving to Paris -- I was always happy to have a down coat with a zipper. Problem with pea coats or duffle coats with buttons or toggles is that the wind will get in. There's always those days when the wind whips in from the Hudson and it's 15 fahrenheit. If you want a dressier coat, too, I'd get a Gloverall duffle or a slimmer fitting pea coat -- I think BIlly Reid makes a nice one. Can't speak to...
I didn't find my self wearing my black Mcallisters much in the US, but I live in Paris now and black shoes are the norm even in casual dress. I got mine Topy'd and wear them two or three times a week, either with gray flannel pants, raw denim or slate colored chinos. Paris is a very formal city.Most men here tend toward very sleek whole cuts so I really do feel like I'm wearing gunboats sometimes, but that's really not my style. Yet.
You have to consider both the job and the location, unless you really don't care about where you live. I've moved half a dozen times, but always, always to a great place, even if it wasn't an obvious huge vertical step up, career wise. It's a lot harder with kids. We moved to Paris from manhattan this year and its been a huge psychic and financial drain, mostly because of the French bureaucracy.. However we are finally mostly settled and starting to enjoy the city. Over...
Oddly, no, but I think that's specific to boots vs. shoes. The store (NYC, near Grand Central) owner said that with the Daltons, you want to nail the toe/forefoot fit, then don't really worry about the heel -- he was right, though I had the same concerns. I think that you can cinch the heel back into the shoe with boots, whereas you can't with shoes. (hence, the dreaded "bowing")FWIW, I wasn't going to drop $400 on the Daltons without an expert fitting -- he Brannocked me...
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