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post #76 of 113
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

The coat pictured was originally OTR and was purchased vintage on eBay. It's by Cordings. Yes, I like the bespoke experience ... but it's not required to be well dressed. Perhaps I've just committed a SF sacrilege ... but that's the way I see it.
 


Agree with above.  sometimes stuff just works.

 

post #77 of 113
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It's an addiction.
FYI: No bespoke in the last couple of years. At one point over 200 ... but I've begun to cut back.
The coat pictured was originally OTR and was purchased vintage on eBay. It's by Cordings. Yes, I like the bespoke experience ... but it's not required to be well dressed. Perhaps I've just committed a SF sacrilege ... but that's the way I see it.
As for vintage ... if it's good ... it's good.
Just call me Cruiser (AAAC). wink.gif
Forex ... I always 'see' your avatar as spelling SEX ... and they I notice it's a Y for Yen. Surely come currency uses the symbol X. No?

That's a very good idea,I will see if I can photo shop it biggrin.gif
post #78 of 113
I just custom ordered a three eyelet, split toe derby in this last and finish:

259

Thinking they will look great with navy blue: raw denim, cords, flannels. Am I crazy?

As the finish is a custom order it will be about a month before they arrive. Will update then.
post #79 of 113
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Coat: Cordings, vintage, made in England of heavy tweed with a check of teal, navy, & mustard on an olive ground.
Trousers: Maker unknown, RTW, made in Italy of wool flannel in dark olive
Shirt: Richard Anderson, bespoke, made in England of cotton flannel in a navy & sage check on a cream ground
Tie: New & Lingwood, ORT, made in England of printed silk in multi-colours on olive ground
Pocketsquare: Maker unknown, OTR, made in England or printed silk of multi-colours on an olive ground
Socks: Mettez (Paris), RTW, made in Italy of wool in an Argyle pattern of dark green, & yellow with light brown accents on an olive ground
Shoes: Vass split toe Derbys, RTW, made in Hungary of cordovan
Belt: Ben Silver, RTW, made in Canada of cordovan
OliveCombination.jpg

re-quoting because I like to look at it.
post #80 of 113
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I just custom ordered a three eyelet, split toe derby in this last and finish:
259
Thinking they will look great with navy blue: raw denim, cords, flannels. Am I crazy?
As the finish is a custom order it will be about a month before they arrive. Will update then.

I think you are, I don't know how you could wear those shoes with denim or cords.
post #81 of 113
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I think you are, I don't know how you could wear those shoes with denim or cords.

Cords I could see. Denim I can't. Overly sleek shoes just don't work with denim. You need some weight or texture to stand up to the texture of the denim. Cords are a little more dressy, they'll work better.
post #82 of 113
Yeah - denim MIGHT be pushing it. Although bear in mind the shoe will have a split toe stitch and thus stiching around the upper edge of the toe box as well. So the overall effect will be a lot more casual in feel than the shoe in the photo. (I assume).

I think it will depend on what else is worn with the denim. With a SC they will probably work. With a suede jacket they probably won't.
post #83 of 113
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I think it will depend on what else is worn with the denim. With a SC they will probably work. With a suede jacket they probably won't.
I think you are correct. I've worn a split-toe Derby with jeans and a sport coat. But, the shoes I used were a tad more on the 'rustic' side.
Edited by RSS - 10/31/11 at 7:07am
post #84 of 113
RSS, you have so many suits you count by percentages ? i own one olive colored blazer, that makes 20 percent.. Olive pants / jeans / bottoms are very versatile though!
post #85 of 113
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Perhaps I've just committed a SF sacrilege ...

haha ... i think you just made Vox cry.

combination is great btw.
post #86 of 113
To all, thanks for the kind words.
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haha ... i think you just made Vox cry.
Vox cry? No. Vox does what he does very well. And what each of us does is of little concern to the other.

For my first 30 years of tailored clothing ... it was almost exclusively London bespoke for me ... with a brief try at Hong Kong. But the older I get the less fussy I get ... the less important sartorial perfection becomes. I don't live my life posing for SF. When I try on clothing, I don't stand in an approved SF pose. I move around, slouch, gesture, put hands in pocket, twist and turn, reach and grab, stand & sit ... and yes I strike 'the' pose. If it's well made and looks good on me ... that's enough ... it works ... I'll take it.
Edited by RSS - 10/31/11 at 8:14am
post #87 of 113
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

RSS, you have so many suits you count by percentages ? i own one olive colored blazer, that makes 20 percent.. Olive pants / jeans / bottoms are very versatile though!
I'm a few years older than you ... and have been the same size for 40 years. The suits and coats begin to add up.
post #88 of 113
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and have been the same size for 40 years.

That must be nice!
post #89 of 113
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Do you by chance have pictures of these odd jackets being worn? I recently acquired three olive SC's (various shades of green) two isaia and one PRL.I am wondering what to pair them with.
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OliveCombination.jpg
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and have been the same size for 40 years.
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That must be nice!
You're welcome.

I take it the clothes are not your thing? wink.gif I've always dressed in the English Country look -- except when I don't -- so not for the 'faint' of heart.
Edited by RSS - 10/31/11 at 1:32pm
post #90 of 113
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To all, thanks for the kind words.
Vox cry? No. Vox does what he does very well. And what each of us does is of little concern to the other.
For my first 30 years of tailored clothing ... it was almost exclusively London bespoke for me ... with a brief try at Hong Kong. But the older I get the less fussy I get ... the less important sartorial perfection becomes. I don't live my life posing for SF. When I try on clothing, I don't stand in an approved SF pose. I move around, slouch, gesture, put hands in pocket, twist and turn, reach and grab, stand & sit ... and yes I strike 'the' pose. If it's well made and looks good on me ... that's enough ... it works ... I'll take it.

great words.

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