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I want this 5 eyelet chukka from Carmina on a rounded toe last (Forest or Oscar) in sunff suede.

Those would work. Grab me a pair while you're at it.
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Sitting in the surgery waiting room browsing the threads amd thought I'd weigh in on the casual kicks debate despite being quite unqualified to do so. I love chukkas, both lined and unlined, although I find the lined more comfortable, curiously. I also love teh loafers of all description (save beefroll, bleh), but for stylish sneakers without breaking the bank, I would recommend Superga or some non descript GATs.
Hope everything is okay with you.
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Thanks for the concern, fellas. It's my wife in surgery, but all will be good soon.
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Hope all goes well.
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Thanks for the concern, fellas. It's my wife in surgery, but all will be good soon.

Seajen, best wishes to you and yours nod[1].gif

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@Isolation

When are you going to start posting on WAYWRN? 

 

I haven't even been going to work recently because I've been sick. Hopefully that means tomorrow. I'm not that happy with my outfits in general though that said.

 

Hope it goes well SeaJen

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G'day Sam, see answers in bold
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Originally Posted by SamF View Post

Right, some tie questions.

I've just seen that Exquisite Trimmings has a load of new Macclesfields in. I'm assuming given that they're small geometric patterns, they're most appropriate for CBD wear? Pretty much


Also, I have a tie, which has a small stain on it. I have no idea what said stain is. What's the best way to try and get it out? Or is that not really possible and am I going to have to consign it to the bin? (I really would rather not as it's my favourite tie: it's a really nice dark green floral neat from ET and it ties a great knot) Probably buggered. Never seen a stain come out of a tie successfully without ruining the tie


Also, any idea who makes ET's ties? They say they're made in Italy, and I think I recognised some of the patterns when browsing the Cappelli website. Most people, including Capelli, myself and ET get the majority of Macclesfield prints from Adamley, who have a huge range and own the old David Evans archive. There are many "Macclesfields" i.e small geometric prints coming from Italy that are inkjet printed rather than hand blocked and screen printed like most of Adamley's.

Last question, aren't ties just the best thing ever? You bet
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Never seen a tie survive a stain? That sounds so grim. Maybe I should avoid ever eating while wearing a tie.

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G'day Sam, see answers in bold


Thanks. The tie stain problem is dissapointing though. Wouldn't mind so much if I knew where on earth the stain had come from. It was fine one day when I put it on, then I'm sitting on the train and notice the mark on it. I'd not even eaten anything that day.

 

On the upside, gives me an excuse to buy a new tie.

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The main issue is in the re-pressing after the stain comes out, dry cleaners can just never do it properly.

I should have included in my answers above as to the making in Italy, there are many many tie manufacturers in Italy that no one on SF has or will ever hear of that produce excellent work. As they are manufacturers there is no real desire to be a brand, like me or Capelli (who contracts manufacturing out too) or ET etc. Adamley just provide the silk. Hope that helps.
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Thanks. The tie stain problem is dissapointing though. Wouldn't mind so much if I knew where on earth the stain had come from. It was fine one day when I put it on, then I'm sitting on the train and notice the mark on it. I'd not even eaten anything that day.

 

On the upside, gives me an excuse to buy a new tie.


You can try alcohol, 91% rubbing alcohol. You've nothing to lose. Gently blot onto the tie and then press on a dry towel to draw the stain out. The alcohol (isopropyl) might have enough to draw out oils or soluble stuff. I did that, to reasonable effect, on a light colored tie with a gravy stain. Since yours is dark green, I think it might work.

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I've also had luck repressing a tie by ironing over it gently with a thick-ish towel in between the iron and tie. It worked for a silk repp which didn't have any texture or 'stuff' to it. 

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On ties, I would love this copper color in a grenadine, grossa/prometeo. Any ideas where? This is a knit from Shibumi, but I take it a Sozzi.

 

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http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/rust-grenadine-fina/

This will be back in stock tonight sometime if it's close to the colour you want.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Don't listen to these lunatics, Noodles. Loafers and cool should never be used in the same sentence. You don't need to spend a ton on sneakers....Converse, Vans, and Adidas all make classic shoes that will always look good when worn right.

Pffffft, my GG St. Tropez mole suede loafers are cooler than cool.
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Thanks for the concern, fellas. It's my wife in surgery, but all will be good soon.

Best wishes, buddy.

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Noodles, buy Iron Heart Jeans and SNS Herning and Ini sweaters and be a smart casual king! You will need some awesome hefty boots too.
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