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@Isolation

I think a grey windowpane can work for an SC. However, a navy windowpane looks funny. Stitchy and clags will agree with me on that one.

Just realize that it won't be very versatile. That's the knock against non-tweed grey SCs. Tends to work best with lighter gray pants
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Cheviots look decent here

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Yeah. I know you're right, but most of the dubmonks I've seen are so polished looking that they trend more into formal IMHO. I'm not a big fan of single monks, but I think some look good. That shoe just doesn't look like my cuppa, which is totally cool.

 

I was just trying to think of what that shoe does that another shoe wouldn't do better and I can't really think of it.

 

The Jermyn II was the grail shoe when I joined the forum.

 

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Because they're essentially whole-cuts I think monks can sometimes look shapeless on the foot.  Right now I'm going thru a love (single) monk phase.

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Yeah I think a bold check/windowpane type jacket is something I'm missing and this one is quite nice/tasteful so seems like a good pick up to see how I like them.

 

Uniqlo is so cheap I bought so much underwear and chinos (white ones for 79 HKD). What type of shopping you looking at?

 



Thanks Isolation. Clothing and footwear - maybe something I wouldn't really see here in England.

Perhaps I should have asked whether there are particular areas that I should focus on?

Cheers.
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Yeah I think a bold check/windowpane type jacket is something I'm missing and this one is quite nice/tasteful so seems like a good pick up to see how I like them.

 

Uniqlo is so cheap I bought so much underwear and chinos (white ones for 79 HKD). What type of shopping you looking at?

 



Thanks Isolation. Clothing and footwear - maybe something I wouldn't really see here in England.

Perhaps I should have asked whether there are particular areas that I should focus on?

Cheers.

 

I've found that while stuff in HK is cheaper, it's usually the lower-mid range where that's true. I come from the UK so I'll tell you what I did. Mostly I bought a lot of cheap stuff from uniqlo, chinos, a pair of jeans, underwear (airism stuff) which was extremely cheap. I got a bunch of white chinos in the Mong Kok uniqlo for 70 HKD each, and the non flagship one in Causeway Bay I got boxer briefs for 39 HKD each, which is ridiculous. Aside from that clothes wise I haven't gotten much.

 

Shoewear is abysmal in HK. In London at least once in a while you'll see someone with leathersole shoes and full grain leather, but HK it's like unheard of. What I did was actually order stuff from Pediwear to HK ahead of time so I didn't have to bring shoes, but tbh you have a better chance finding quality shoes in HK unless you go MTM.

 

Tailors though, there are some good ones. You might have noticed that I suggested a few in the HK thread. I'll renew my recommendations: Moda for low range suits and for shirts, and Dream for mid range suits.

 

The shirts there are great. My partner and I got something like 18 and will have 20 something by end of trip I am sure.

 

If you have an [friends?] address in HK ordering fabric over (took 3 days last time from Dugdale) you again skip on the VAT, or perhaps if you ask the tailor maybe ship it directly there. These may be special prices for me, but since I am recommending you perhaps Chris will be happy to take your order at this price, but trousers/vests come CMT at 750 each, and jackets at 1750 for fully canvassed, 1500 for half. I've personally ordered from Dugdale Bros site and Merchant Fox website from Fox and was happy with my orders. This brings a bespokesuit to something like 250-300 GBP only if you get from Dugdale (English and Town Classics or New Fine Worsted) and Moda. Dream charge 4200 2pc for CMT, 950 for vest and trousers.

 

Of course if you like higher range stuff then Chan is the place to go, but so far I've found Dream to be very good, but my suit is still in progress (posted earlier).

 

Other than clothes, I think electronics can be quite cheap in HK, and the food here is great as well.

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Thanks for all the great advice, Isolation!
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You'll have to stop by The Armoury when you're in HK. I'm still a bit sad that I wasn't able to when I was in NYC.
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I saw this fabric I really liked and wanted to make into an SC:




But I'm starting to worry it might not be that versatile or usable. What trousers would you pair it with? I am thinking white/off white trousers and dark denim for sure, but what about say brown corduroy? fawn moleskin? Those are some I have that I thought would work but I'm not too sure. I have an olive moleskin as well that I think may work, maybe I am worrying too much.

Lovely fabric. It's versatile when you have pants in shades of brown (from beige to chocolate brown) or textured blue. I won't wear it with light grey pants (unless u have stone colored pants) since the fabric appears light already, maybe darker gray or charcoal.

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Woops, wrong thread.
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Would it be acceptable for me to throw up a few of my ties on here to ask which would go best with a navy suit for interviews? I think I own like 3-4 which would be reasonable choices.


Otherwise, I might buy a navy or burgundy faux gren.

 

 

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The Jermyn II was the grail shoe when I joined the forum.

 

 :drool:

 

Because they're essentially whole-cuts I think monks can sometimes look shapeless on the foot.  Right now I'm going thru a love (single) monk phase.

 

Yeah, it's a gorgeous shoe, but I'd call that dressy and formal and say that it would look weird in pebble grain even if it was a dub monk. I'm not a huge fan of whole cuts though, I really don't like how they crease which is why I sold the one pair of shell PTB's I had. Yeah, they're not wholecuts, but it's the lack of atleast a captoe. Doesn't quite do it for me.

I'm afraid that SF has thrown me to the other end of the taste spectrum from when I first started ahhahaha.

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Completely okay to post pictured for advice - go for it.
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Thanks!

Are repps and solid grens usually the best go to's for interviews?

I have a few neats I really like that I think I'd prefer, but I really like the more subdued look for interviews.

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The drop, but the hook is going strong.

Is this fishing lingo? Cards?
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Don't go dub-steppin'.

I assume he was referring to this earlier post as "the drop" is the point at which the bass hits in dubstep and the rhythm changes.

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Somebody's hip to the new jive lingo, though I was only referencing the statement rather than referring to said post as the drop.
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