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post #61 of 133
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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

You made me want to consolidate my all purchase in the last year. You shoeholic bitch. musicboohoo[1].gif

Florshiem for Duckie Brown Cordovan Boot. I won't look at this brand, even it's cordovan.

check your PM
post #62 of 133
That's a really good batting average from the looks of it.
post #63 of 133
best:

sns stark
fillipa k desert boots
alden no 8 captoes (thrifted even!)
rrl slims

worst:

i bought a bunch of lands end t shirts that i've never worn. they were like $4 but still.
post #64 of 133
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

you're kidding right?

Not at all. I've never been particularly bugged by marks on my boots though. Prefer my boots to age gracefully and show their age -- the sheen of cordo doesn't really do it for me. And they are tough to break in with their heavy leather. I can't be the only person who thinks that shell is way overrated?
post #65 of 133
Holy shit NAMOR.

IALso meso, I think what NAMOR meant by his reaction is that cordo is much easier to take care of than calf.
post #66 of 133
cordo is ok. i don't really see why you'd need 30 pairs of it.. all of the colors are pretty similar honestly. but this is SF.
post #67 of 133
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

cordo is ok. i don't really see why you'd need 30 pairs of it.. all of the colors are pretty similar honestly. but this is SF.

This is SF. Correct.
post #68 of 133
Best:
AE Macneil: Comfortable from day one and looks great
Dockers Slim Soft D1: I've been looking for slim khakis with a relatively high waist forever -- most companies sell slim pants with very low waists (eg. Uniqlo). These pants happen to fit me near perfect, plus they are decently priced and have a huge range of colors. Love'em.

Worst (so far):
Gap Original Fit Jeans: Bought them because they were supposed to sit at the waist and go straight through the thigh. But the thighs are actually skinny as hell -- and they have resisted all attempts at stretching thus far. Doesn't look promising so far ...

Regarding Happy Socks, I love the color and designs, but close up I can tell the quality is subpar. When it comes to socks, I only trust Smartwool, GoldToe, and Uniqlo.
post #69 of 133
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

Holy shit NAMOR.

+1

Quoted for posterity.

GEEZ.
post #70 of 133
Didn't do a lot of copping this year, but:
favorites:
Wolverine 1000 Mile Wesleys in 2-tone brown
Dockers Alphas in steelhead
a J Crew windowpane button-down of some sort (navy on white field)

least favorites:
a few Gitman brothers shirts that didn't really do it for me, but also fit me like a tent that I got online

Lessons learned: Online buying sucks ass if you don't know your sizing or if the label has inconsistent sizing. I'm sure most people are aware of this, but because I avoided most online ordering, I was able to pretty much only buy the things I wanted that fit well from the get-go. I can't recall making any impulse purchases this year and for the most part had a gameplan.
post #71 of 133
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Originally Posted by CharlieAngel View Post

Didn't do a lot of copping this year, but:
favorites:
Wolverine 1000 Mile Wesleys in 2-tone brown
Dockers Alphas in steelhead
a J Crew windowpane button-down of some sort (navy on white field)
least favorites:
a few Gitman brothers shirts that didn't really do it for me, but also fit me like a tent that I got online
Lessons learned: Online buying sucks ass if you don't know your sizing or if the label has inconsistent sizing. I'm sure most people are aware of this, but because I avoided most online ordering, I was able to pretty much only buy the things I wanted that fit well from the get-go. I can't recall making any impulse purchases this year and for the most part had a gameplan.

This is the problem of online purchase, but if something doesn't fit, or you don't like, you can just return it.
post #72 of 133

Best: Burberry Prorsum wool merino asymmetrical zipper sweater (my first runway item icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif) and a pair of leather sandals, also from Prorsum. And dsquared2 painter biker jeans.

 

Worst: I kinda regret buying a pair of white YSL high tops. I got them at 50% and they´re pretty cool, but one of the sneakers already has a couple of places a bit torned, and they ´re white, which makes them hard to keep clean. Also, months after buying them I saw those shiny blue YSL high tops and became infatuated with them. So maybe it doesn´t qualify as a bad purchase but it could have turned out better.

post #73 of 133
Best:
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trading my Cabourn cameraman for one size up, in the ash/gray colorway... this one is perfect.
Trickers boots from STP
Roy jeans (RN03)

Worst: APC tweed mac coat that I am returning. fits like shit.
White Mountaineering hat - decent fit but not great quality. WM is overrated IMO

Lukewarm:
Golden Bear x Unionmade varsity jacket (light blue) - like this jacket a lot but haven't figured out what it looks best with
suede CP lows in white - excellent deal but the fit is a little too snug, and I have to wait until spring to break them in
post #74 of 133

Best

Anything Epaulet

Anything Kent Wang

Alden longwings

Dayton Service boots

Anything uniqlo

 

Worst

Topman shit

 

 

post #75 of 133
worst purchase = shoto boots from barneys
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