Hey all - In Argentina now, great leather, clothes, shoes to be had. But I have a few questions if anyone is feeling generous and wants to offer their boundless knowledge about such things. SHOES I picked up 2 pair of leather soled shoes from Lopez Taibo ($110) - quality. In the states I usually stick with Tyrwhitt (because they have decent seasonal sales) - but when comparing these with the Tyrwhitt I'm really impressed (former) lopeztaibo.com They have some double soled (cap toe) shoes ($200), the manager showed me the breakdown - a piece of metal in-between the layers and some padding - but I guess I'm not sure what the benefit is with the two layers? Will they last longer? Think it's worth the cost (they are heavier). I try to take good care of my shoes - how long do you think a good pair of shoes can last? LEATHER JACKETS Also found a few calf skin leather jackets - soft as butter, handmade - asking $400 for each, they are really beautiful (argentinan leather) but not sure if I'd be getting a deal - compared to what I could pick up in NYC? Don't beat me up - but I was looking at one of the Schott leather pea-coats in NYC for this winter - they're not beautiful like the calf skin - but they seem bullet proof. It's the same price - so I'm not sure which - a gorgeous calf skin - or the Schott.. SUIT JACKETS I typically only wear suits, but recently have made the change and wear an evening jacket (sports coat?) out at night when just running around town - feels much more comfortable - and I think improves my image. Here I've found a couple of crazy tweed (don't cringe) jackets I really like - again - all custom stuff but pricing in at $180.. Suits (wool) run around $280.. I guess I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and drop 2 - 3k and get some nice deals here - or if in fact they are really deals? Any advice? Thanks!
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7/29/06 at 9:56pm