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post #46 of 133
i didnt buy anything in 2011. Hopefully 2012 is a better year for me financially
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i didnt buy anything in 2011. Hopefully 2012 is a better year for me financially Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #48 of 133
Best
Jcrew cashmere/wool overcoat in tan. So warm, so cheap. Purchased for ~100 in April
Zara jacket. Purchased on sale while in Berlin last March. Good deal... in Euros. Tons of compliments though and it's the perfect non winter jacket
RL puffer jacket in tan. Great jacket that's actually pretty warm without being particularly heavy. More casual than the jcrew overcoat or my peacoat
RL super-heavy sweater (I know this doesn't mean anything). Love it
RL Wool dress pants and Barneys wool dress pants. Massive discount and perfect timing.
Shipley and Halmos polo shirt. Wish I had 8 more of these

Worst
I really can't think of any in 2011. I don't shop too often and I really take my time on pulling the trigger so I don't have recent regrets (and certainly nothing worth remembering).
post #49 of 133
Best (I wear a lot)

F+B Bolan dark brown workboots. Love these things. Fit like a glove, broken in but not abused.
Black wash R&B denim jacket. Nothing too special except it's a great fit on me.
Two pairs of used Alden brogue boots from B&S.

Worst (I get vexed over, then never wear)

Buying way too much outerwear for southern california. I don't need one melton wool jacket, never mind several. I should have just bought a truckload of tees and henleys.
Alden shell cordovan boots. Too heavy, too ugly, don't get the interest in shell.
post #50 of 133
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Alden shell cordovan boots. Too heavy, too ugly, don't get the interest in shell.

These are one of things where I think they're gonna be best translated in bigger sizes, and I can understand why you say 'too heavy' - I feel the same way about Aldens most of the time. I like looking at them in pictures but in my size (8? 8.5?) they don't really look that good either. The lasting is off. I think sole weight and height, the lasts - the chunkiness of them comes into their own probably more around size 10 or so.
post #51 of 133
In theory, I like shell cordo boots.
In practice, they were a bit of a pain in the ass to wear/maintain!
I would have toughed it out but they weren't really my style either.
Kept my pairs of J crew/alden longwings, alden for BB natural PTBs, and two alden brogue boots (pebbled brown & navy nubuck).
post #52 of 133
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

In theory, I like shell cordo boots.
In practice, they were a bit of a pain in the ass to wear/maintain!
I would have toughed it out but they weren't really my style either.
Kept my pairs of J crew/alden longwings, alden for BB natural PTBs, and two alden brogue boots (pebbled brown & navy nubuck).

you're kidding right?
post #53 of 133
MOST VERSATILE, BEST:
Varvatos Converse black leather hi tops-- work anywhere, anytime, all year, all weather
Varvatos Converse laceless slip ons - slip in, slip out
Ben Sherman button downs
All Saints buttonless cardigans - great layering spring-fall

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French pocket square. Forget who made this but there's a whole mega thread on this somewhere on SF:

263

LEAST VERSATILE, BEST:
Hugo silk creme suit! - only worn twice, but good things happened

467


WORST:

Happy Socks - sad to say! love the company and designs, but the socks have all ripped.
Drop crotch shorts from OAK NYC - look like a big gray diaper

448

Saks Fifth Avenue mens collection tie. Shimmery yellow blue. Nice, but where the hell will i wear this???

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post #54 of 133
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wouldn't work on me (or most of us, I imagine), but your style works for you, man! bravo
post #55 of 133
I have learned from this thread that Happy Socks must fucking suck.
post #56 of 133
I knew before this thread that happy socks fucking sucked.
post #57 of 133
idk I'm a fan of them. My pairs from from two+ years ago that I wore a ton and are still intact.
post #58 of 133
Im forgetting a few things but you get the gist. I apologize in advance if the following list offends anyone:

Worst:
• Florshiem for Duckie Brown Cordovan Boot. Dry, dry, dry. Wouldn’t pay more than $300 for a pair

Best (favs in Bold):

Footwear:
Alden Black Shell Captoe Boot Grant Last
• Alden Black Shell PTB (Sold)
• Alden for BB Black Shell (Sold)
• Alden Color 8 Captoe
• Alden Color 8 Wingtip
• Alden Indy Black
• Alden Indy 405 x2 (Sold x2)
• Alden Indy Tabacco Chamois
• Alden Indy Cigar
Alden Ravello Wingtip Boot
• Alden Ravello NST Boot
• Alden Black Longwing
• Alden White Chukka
• Alden Kiltie Loafer (Sold)
• Alden Kudu Wingtip Boot (Sold)
• Alden Black Shell Chukka (Sold)
• C&J for RL Cigar Darlton Wingtip x2 (Sold x1)
• C&J for RL Cigar Marlow PTB
• C&J for RL Cigar Loafer
C&J for RL Cigar Lindrick
• C&J Cleveland Handgrade
• C&J for BB Suede/Cordovan Saddle
• C&J for BB Cordovan Boot
• C&J Cottesmore Boot
• C&J White Bucks
• C&J for RL Hallam (Sold)
• Duckie Brown Ravello Cordovan Longwing
• Gaziano & Girling Hayes (Sold)
• Gaziano & Girling Wigmore
• Grenson Sharp Navy Nubuck (Sold)
• Heutchy Boot
• John Lobb Keat Museum Calf
John Lobb William Black Calf
• John Lobb William Buffalo Tan

• John Lobb Ludlow Boot
Raf Simons Lace-Up
• Paul Stuart for Grenson Masterpiece Balmoral Boot
• Red Wing x2 (Sold x2)
• RRL Canyon Boot
• Trickers Suede Loafer
• Trickers Suede Tassel Loafer
• Trickers Stow (Sold)
• Trickers Derby (Sold)
• Viberg Suede Bobcats (Sold)
• Wolverine 1000 Mile x2 (Sold x2)

Outwear:
• BBBF Peacoat
• RO Leather
Yigal Shearling
Penfield Leather/Tweed Vest
• RRL Hunting Jacket
• Sessions Boarding Jacket
• Burton Shaun White Boarding Pants

Sweaters:
• Burberry Cashmere
SNS Stark
• SNS Start x2
• SNS Naval
• SNS Shawl Collar
• BBBF Cashmere
Yigal Hoodie

Shirting:
• Hugo Boss x5
Thom Browne OCBD x 4
• RRL x 12
• BBBF x 11
• BB ESF x3
• W+H x 3
• Paul Smith Floral
• Ralph Lauren Blue Label x 4
• Left Field NYC
BoO x 6

Pants/Jeans:
• BBBF x 4
• BB x3
• RRL Slim Fits
RRL Selvedge Chinos x3
• RRL Oxbloods
• RRL Low Straight
• RRL Alaska Pant
• APC NS
• W+H Corded Pant (Navy, Charcoal)
• RLBL Cotton
• RLPL Wool/Cash
• Incotex Trousers x2
• Mabitex Trousers x2
• RL Blue Label Cash

Accessories:
Filson 256
• Filson 257
• RL Military Bag
RLPL Leather Duffle
Drakes Tie
• RLPL Tie
• RLBL Tie
• RL Blue Label Tie x 2
• Pantharella Socks x 80
• Happy Socks x 20 (have held up so far but haven't been able to wear more than once)
• Burton Boarding Gloves
Person 2989-S Polarized
• Ton of Saphir and shoe care products

Suits:
• RLBL Pinstripe
• BB Fitzgerald x 3
RL Blue Label Three Piece Flannel

Belts:
• BB Black Cordovan
• BB Color 8 Cordovan
• RRL Belt
• Colonel Little Belt
• BB Ribbon x2
• Swedish Army Belt
Edited by NAMOR - 1/3/12 at 9:39am
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