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post #466 of 769
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Of the high end British RTW guys, Lobb has, hands down, the ugliest collection. Some of those shoes are uglier than what Kenneth Cole does.

This is true. But the Philip II is a work of art.

Honestly, if I had to pick from their standard offerings, and I could finally get the right sizing in EG, I would pick EG over Lobb nine out of ten times.

Of course, that hypothetical is assuming the OneShoe is out of the picture.
post #467 of 769
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Of the high end British RTW guys, Lobb has, hands down, the ugliest collection. Some of those shoes are uglier than what Kenneth Cole does.

I've spent some time talking to Philippe Atienza, who ran the Lobb Paris bespoke atelier, now that he is at Massaro, and he agrees with us about the Lobb Paris RTW designs, which got more gimmicky (sorry foo.gif) and even uglier around the time he was leaving. Ironically, the RTW shoes he has designed for Massaro are some of the most beautiful RTW shoes around, and some of the most beautifully finished.

Lobb RTW's ugliness isn't completely new though -- the Campus and Lopez are some of the fugliest penny loafers imaginable.
post #468 of 769
Welcome back to the forum, RJ.
post #469 of 769
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

This is true. But the Philip II is a work of art.
Honestly, if I had to pick from their standard offerings, and I could finally get the right sizing in EG, I would pick EG over Lobb nine out of ten times.
Of course, that hypothetical is assuming the OneShoe is out of the picture.

Since you're in Italy somewhat frequently, why don't you just pick out a bespoke maker there?

Vass pwns EG and Lobb rtw btw.

F last rules the world.
post #470 of 769
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Since you're in Italy somewhat frequently, why don't you just pick out a bespoke maker there?
Vass pwns EG and Lobb rtw btw.
F last rules the world.

if only they could get their sizing right from one shoe to the next. shog[1].gif
post #471 of 769
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post

Blazers suck

Clearly too much Rangpur.
post #472 of 769
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

the good taste thread reminded me that I will never ever wear a rep tie.

Lolz.

post #473 of 769
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post

Side adjusters on all trousers, no belts or braces.

really? why is that? i have one pair, and i feel the lack of belt makes me look even fatter, not to mention i find myself tightening the adjusters all day.
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Never buy shoes you can't try on.

excellent. learned that the hard way.
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If you are concerned about matching your watchstrap, belt, briefcase and shoe leather, you have too much time on your hands.
If you are concerned about matching all your metals, you are a moron.

i lol'ed
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Only flexible plastic collar stays (thanks Gavin) or none (thanks to a canny shirtcutter). Brass ones are awful, bone ones snap...

100% agree
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No cuffs on trousers, ever -- that's not a rule I'd impose on others, but it's a rule I live by.

aesthetics?
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Steel toe plates on all shoes. RTW, bespoke, whatever.

if only wore RTW makers offered that. frown.gif
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Personal experience is always better than what you read on the internet.

puzzled.gif
post #474 of 769
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post

You should spend as much on your shoes as on your suit.

That would be the equivalent of about $30 bucks then.

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Originally Posted by RJman View Post

Blazers suck,

TBH I thought the blue blazer is one of the most versatile tailored garments there is. I avoid wearing them with grey trousers though, the security guard look.
post #475 of 769
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Most everything goes with everything else. Not literally. You still can't wear your white FC shirt with tweed and not look like a fool.

This reminds me of when I gently made that very point a couple of times to Victor in Waywrn and got lynched by the mob of maverick sycophants there. And people wonder why that thread was abandoned by serious posters... Asylum taken over by the crazies... laugh.gif
post #476 of 769
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Of the high end British RTW guys, Lobb has, hands down, the ugliest collection. Some of those shoes are uglier than what Kenneth Cole does.

the vapidness of EG let me see them as Allen Edmonds for the "rich".
post #477 of 769
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Of the high end British RTW guys, Lobb has, hands down, the ugliest collection. Some of those shoes are uglier than what Kenneth Cole does.

Truth.
post #478 of 769
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

This reminds me of when I gently made that very point a couple of times to Victor in Waywrn and got lynched by the mob of maverick sycophants there. And people wonder why that thread was abandoned by serious posters... Asylum taken over by the crazies... laugh.gif

its almost impossible to learn much in that thread anymore. its kind of a shame really. now you have to find the secret waywrn threads to learn a thing or two. poor n00bs. almost dont stand a chance.
post #479 of 769
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

its almost impossible to learn much in that thread anymore. its kind of a shame really. now you have to find the secret waywrn threads to learn a thing or two. poor n00bs. almost dont stand a chance.

QFT

I started hanging out on SF back in early 08, when Manton, Whnay, Foo, Iammatt, Guido, Bmulford and even Ethandesu were still quite actively posting in that thread.

Times sure have changed...

Hopefully these last two weeks marks a return to form.
post #480 of 769
I have similar feelings on blazers and the security guard look. I always end up choosing a sportcoat over the blazer.
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