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post #1741 of 2109
Makoto, what's your avatar from?
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Makoto, what's your avatar from?

It's from a 1986 issue of M Magazine. Full image here.
post #1743 of 2109
That's awesome, thanks.
post #1744 of 2109
Oh, thank you @bourbonbasted!
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Thread Starter 
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That's awesome, thanks.

For Christ's sake, please change your avatar back to the old horrible one.
post #1746 of 2109
Which one?
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Which one?

Phew, that's a relief thanks pB! All good now.
post #1748 of 2109
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Just saw Leather Soul closed in Beverly Hills closed frown.gif

Hadn't bought anything since they redid store (and to be honest there was almost no stock of anything in store) but always nice to have physical store

Where else can one shop for nice shoes in LA?
post #1749 of 2109
Isn't the Shop The Finest warehouse near LA? I believe I read Ian will take appointments. Not a Leather Soul experience, but could be nice if you like the makers he carries.
post #1750 of 2109
Thanks @europrep. There's also one good store at The Grove, called Unionmade, that carries a suite of Aldens, as well as some French shoes.
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The world needs more barley corn tweeds.

Made into three piece suits and worn with knit ties. And, of course, an OCBD. That's a seriously awesome outfit.
post #1752 of 2109
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

Thanks @europrep. There's also one good store at The Grove, called Unionmade, that carries a suite of Aldens, as well as some French shoes.

For that matter, the Ralph Lauren store and brooks brothers on rodeo drive carry lots of nice shoes.
post #1753 of 2109
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Thinking about getting a dressing gown and can't decide between fabrics. Anyone have an opinion?


Mid-gray with a faint white windowpane
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Charcoal pindot
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The exact fabric I'm looking at for the charcoal pindot is actually a bit darker than what's represented above. I'm looking at this one.
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But the above is the best representation online, probably, for how it would look as a dressing gown. Just imagine it a shade darker.

Anyone have an opinion on which is better?
post #1754 of 2109
Windowpane is much better
post #1755 of 2109
I thought a couple of posts in other places that I saw mentioned in tweets were interesting. @unbelragazzo points out that Apparel Arts was a commercially driven publication that encouraged rapid turnover in annual styles.

@dopey responded by referring to an old post of his on the London Lounge in which he argued that the key difference between Apparel Arts-era fashions and today is that the style arbiters of the past were the prominent men who wore the clothes, rather than the designers. So there was a greater emphasis on what complemented the individual wearing the clothes (since that was the guiding principal of the people wearing the clothes) instead of what would benefit the people designing the clothes. This contributes to the fashion cycle becoming faster and the clothing becoming more disposable.

Anyhow, I'm paraphrasing their arguments, but it's worth the time to read their posts (particularly's dopey's). It's a nice reminder of how there are some great posts in the London Lounge archive (as well as the StyleForum and Ask Andy archives), which I think was more likely when a higher share of members had personal experience with bespoke and/or traditional style.
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