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post #526 of 733
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

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I only have a pair of sleek black suede zip boots so def NOT english styling, more of a rocker inspiration (they call it the Memphis).
However most of their offerings are basically more harmonious than usual versions of classic dress shoes. I wouldn't call them english per se though, the line is very much in line (haha) with french shoe lasts.

dunno whom you're referring to but this.
post #527 of 733
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i was really speaking from general recollection, but ill have to get back to you. do you thing the G&G oakham (?) on a sleeker last is clunky?

there's a fine line between clunky and tacky hence you can avoid this with a single. tbh, i never thought i would consider let alone wear a monk, now i'm considering the second one. go figure.
post #528 of 733
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

2) As noted in another thread, I pretty much only wear knit or repp ties with odd jacekts. The occasional linen or wool but businessy printed or woven silk, never.

Wow, this statement had me reviewing my ties over the weekend as I could never seem to put my finger on a glaring hole in my odd jacket combo's.

It has given me the process of changing how my drawers are set up to more closely pair knit, repp and others where as I had the collection more divided into color. 130+ ties and a revalation that I have a huge hole in the mix.

After all these years of reading and posting one can still gain some grand insight.
post #529 of 733
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Relative to a single, yes. It's better, though.

are there any at all you would consider truly non clunky?
post #530 of 733
That Oakham is about as sleek as I've seen a dub get. I'm not a shoe geek, so there may be other options out there, but they're not for me. I'm (mostly) not hatin' on others who like them.
post #531 of 733
Nice thread!

This are my rules:

_Don't wear solid ties;
_Don't wear lilac ties, lilac pochettes;
_Don't wear green;
_Don't mix bespoke and made to measure. If I am wearing a bespoke suit i wear bespoke shirt, tie, shoes, coat etcetera.
_Don't use too much red colour, avoid when possible in ties;
_Don't wear a linen odd jacket with linen odd trousers;
_Don't wear single vent jackets;
_Don't wear a Regimental Tie if you don't belong to a specific Regiment/University. This bring me to next rule:
_Don't wear regimental ties;
_Don't wear loafers without socks;
_Don't get out of home with monk shoes with unfastened buckles;
_Don't wear collar pins;
_Don't show socks while standing still, wearing a suit;
_Don't put coins, keys, cellphone, or any other item in coat "lower" pockets. Use the inner pockets for coat wallet (which I ask my tailor to cut on this purpose). Use trouser's pockets.
_Don't wear black shoes with blazer;
_Don't use white cotton handkerchief in your coat's brest pocket. Use silk instead.
_Tie only four in a hand.
_Wear black ony for dinner jacket
_Don't get out of home with mat shoes. They have to be mirror polished.
_Don't wear blue blazer and white pants in city. Leave it to te sea.
_Don't wear boots in city. There is nothing to climb. The only reason to wear boots in city is if it's 20 cm snow on the ground...



This is what came to my mind....
post #532 of 733
I don't wear white linen squares with anything but a white shirt or a shirt with a strong white ground (and not so much the latter).
post #533 of 733
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I don't wear white linen squares with anything but a white shirt or a shirt with a strong white ground (and not so much the latter).

what about white cotton? is there a difference in how the 2 are used?
post #534 of 733
Thread Starter 
Really, there is no point in white cotton squares. Stick with linen.
post #535 of 733
White cotton is vastly inferior to white linen and manton will say they are only for blowing your nose. But if you were to use one as a square, you would use it the same as white linen. There are cotton lawn ones (very thin cotton) with hand rolled edges that I think are nice.

Edit: well . . . manton answered as I was posting.
post #536 of 733
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Really, there is no point in white cotton squares. Stick with linen.

curiously, why is that? i only have a handful of cotton ones. they were a gift, so i never bothered to get others. what makes the white linen so superior?
post #537 of 733
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

White cotton is vastly inferior to white linen and manton will say they are only for blowing your nose. But if you were to use one as a square, you would use it the same as white linen. There are cotton lawn ones (very thin cotton) with hand rolled edges that I think are nice.
Edit: well . . . manton answered as I was posting.

thank you dopey. but what makes them inferior? is it simply the look?

the cotton ones i have are thin, nut sure about hand rolled. i doubt it tho. ill check later.

sidebar - i keep a white cotton PS in my car for blowing my nose. true story.
post #538 of 733
yes . . . it is primarily the look. Cotton is for blowing your nose and generally looks like it. If you ever have linen and cotton side by side, you will see the difference. In any event, this is a decorative object and it doesn't make sense to swap in a cheap, cotton handkerchief for a linen square - especially since in absolute terms, linen doesn't cost so much.

These are nice Irish linen (or used to be when I last bough them) and at $49 for three are not that expensive. They also have cotton voile from Italy (which should be nice and thin if you really like cotton). And it is not that far from Le Marais.
post #539 of 733
Thread Starter 
Linen is crisp and substantial, which is what you want a white square to be, not limp. A lilting white square really looks quite bad.
post #540 of 733
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

yes . . . it is primarily the look. Cotton is for blowing your nose and generally looks like it. If you ever have linen and cotton side by side, you will see the difference. In any event, this is a decorative object and it doesn't make sense to swap in a cheap, cotton handkerchief for a linen square - especially since in absolute terms, linen doesn't cost so much.
These are nice Irish linen (or used to be when I last bough them) and at $49 for three are not that expensive. They also have cotton voile from Italy (which should be nice and thin if you really like cotton). And it is not that far from Le Marais.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Linen is crisp and substantial, which is what you want a white square to be, not limp. A lilting white square really looks quite bad.

thanks guys. makes sense.

dopey - ill have a look next time im in the area. smile.gif
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