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post #31 of 383
Prada: shoes, cords, shirts
GA: trousers and sweaters
Etro: probablly way overpriced, but I still buy it.
post #32 of 383
If I wore links more often, I might feel that way. But it's such a rare event that I don't mind the extra effort.
post #33 of 383
Oh yeah: I don't spend top dollar on suede shoes. I've had plenty of luck finding nice ones on sale, and I don't need EG to be happy.
post #34 of 383
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Here is another one:
  • rollerball pens: I know... I should be ashamed of myself, the feel of a fountain pen's nib caressing the paper - an unobstructed flow from my heart straight to the page... the romantic pleasure of pumping ink to bring life back into it. Sorry... huge PITA in my book. Give me a Pilot V5 any day and I'm a happy man.
post #35 of 383
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Here is another one:
  • rollerball pens: I know... I should be ashamed of myself, the feel of a fountain pen's nib caressing the paper - an unobstructed flow from my heart straight to the page... the romantic pleasure of pumping ink to bring life back into it. Sorry... huge PITA in my book. Give me a Pilot V5 any day and I'm a happy man.

+1. Fountain pens are way too much trouble.

Also: Plastic hangers are fine for my shirts.
post #36 of 383
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Am I the only one who fesses up to the toggle-back preference?
I do. I like the way they hold cuffs better.
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Here is another one:
  • rollerball pens: I know... I should be ashamed of myself, the feel of a fountain pen's nib caressing the paper - an unobstructed flow from my heart straight to the page... the romantic pleasure of pumping ink to bring life back into it. Sorry... huge PITA in my book. Give me a Pilot V5 any day and I'm a happy man.
I write with a pencil if I am not signing something. I'd never use a fountain pen. Too much of a pain in the ass. I also admit to preferring "low end" shirt fabrics. Oxford and chambray are good enough for me.
post #37 of 383
I've never found fountain pens to be difficult.
post #38 of 383
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Also: Plastic hangers are fine for my shirts.
Plastic hangers work well for my shirts, too. I use them for everything except suits and overcoats.
post #39 of 383
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I've never found fountain pens to be difficult.
+1, especially the modern fountain pens.
post #40 of 383
J Crew v-neck merino sweaters.. Have about a dozen of them, love the fit, colors, everything..
post #41 of 383
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J Crew v-neck merino sweaters.. Have about a dozen of them, love the fit, colors, everything..

I really dig my LL Bean V-neck sweater vests. I think I paid $25.
post #42 of 383
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+1, especially the modern fountain pens.

^ +1 I love my fountain pens. Refilling them is not a big pain and the cost of an ink bottle vs. the cost of roller ball cartidges makes the extra time worth it.

To the OP, Loake shoes. I have a pair of these brown peeble grain full brouge derby boots from CT and my feet love them.

Lands End overstock dress shirts when they are on sale in the $19.99 range too. Whites, blues, and especialy some of the checks.
post #43 of 383
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I really dig my LL Bean V-neck sweater vests. I think I paid $25.

I have always wanted more sweater vests, but for some reason, J Crew rarely does the merino in a vest, which sucks.. I have tried Brooks Brothers, but there's always excess material unless I size down to a size S, which ends up looking like I threw my sweater in the laundry.. J Crew always does their sweater vests in that peculiar "cotton cashmere" blend that shrinks like hell..
post #44 of 383
BB non-iron shirts in the Luxury line feel much better than the base-line junk. And they're just so easy. When you can get them for $65 on sale--hard to beat. Also, I rarely wear wool odd trousers. Chinos are just so much easier to deal with. In fact, I can't remember the last time I wore them.
post #45 of 383
VG, I am with you, my garter-wearing brother.

gdl: I have no problem finding OTC cotton socks in NYC, nor do I have your bad luck with wool socks shrinking. I do hang dry mine, but that is pretty easy to do, and it does not take a lot of time.

I guess my answer to the OQ would be that I still wear a college-era Land's End braided belt sometimes. Not with suits, but with odd jackets.
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