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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Ask Ian at shopthefinest. He stocks them and is an honest guy. My guess is they are good.

Apologies, on my phone and not sure how to multi quote. Randomly on a redeye out of LA right now. Stopped in to meet Ian today and check out the inventory (ordered many things in the past). His stock is insane. You can get lost in the website, but he will be rolling out a new version soon. Such an under utilized SF resource.


@TheWorldsFinest tagging him so he can give a quick plug and then retreat to his thread.
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I'm going to be in London/Dublin and I'm slightly worried that I'm going to blow my savings on shoes and boots...

Also, i don't think clags shoe game is bad... You guys are making it sound like he likes like a pauper with those shoes given his clothes. Sure, you can spend even more and justify it, but if hes found lasts that work, then...

It's not like he's wearing corrected grain florsheims...
post #21183 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Dear Noodlers, before we lose ourselves in a discussion about circumcision etiquette, I'd like to ask your opinion.
I recently purchased a DB jacket (my first in 30 years or so and mainly thanks to a persuasive @archibaldleach
) in old fashioned navy blue serge. Classic blazer stuff, but the buttons are too dark and suit-ish for my taste. Question is, what to replace them with? Were it a SB jacket, I wouldn't hesitate to put on some brown horn or corozo buttons, but on a DB it feels not quite right. A DB blazer is perhaps a bit too formal for buttons like that. But I'm not really a fan of the gold/brass variety. I have one SB blazer with brass buttons and it spends most of its life in the closet. What do you gentlemen recommend?

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If money no object then, whilst gold, silver and brass might be out, have you considered bronze?
http://wingtip.com/product/holland-sherry/bronze-rope-rim-blazer-button/31391
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MOP buttons would look cool too depending on the weight of the wool.
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Actually since I recently bought some navy twill to make a formal blazer with I have wrestled with this problem too.  So here are, from left to right, smoked MoP, brown corozo (I think) and real horn, all at 24l size.

 

 

Real horn winning for me at this point in time.  Bronze Holland and Sherry rope rim has a kind of timeless thing to it but not as obviously nautical.

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Thanks for your tips, @Penfold
Those bronze buttons look quite stylish, but I'm afraid the rope detail refers too strongly to the nautical theme for my tastes.
From your three examples I like both corozo and horn very much. MOP is best saved for summer jackets, IMO. As I said, I wouldn't hesitate to use either of those options on a single breasted blazer. However, I'm afraid a DB blazer may be just a bit too formal for buttons like that? Please note that this a very English styled blazer, with none of the swooping, voluptuous lapels and soft shoulders like their Italian counter parts. Would corozo or horn be appropriate?
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What's the button configuration? 6 x 2 ?  4 x 2?  Mother of Pearl or smoked Mother of Pearl could look ok if you only have four buttons.  

 

http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-IF922_Blazer_HV_20100421185026.jpg

 

If it was SB as mine will probably be you could consider some kind of bastard half-and-half idea like these plastic ones on eBay

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Hardy-Amies-Blazer-Buttons-Set-Finis-Coronat-Opus-/291413098967?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43d99301d7

 

Moral of the story - don't buy the DB blazer without buying the yacht to match.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

At this point, I should look into all options you've been kind enough to suggest @Sotiris
 but the front runner is the C&J Westbourne. 

Also, I think someone did say that my 2 suits will sit in my closet for a long long time...cough cough...lol8%5B1%5D.gif 
Late to the party here, sorry.
I love my Westbournes and adelaides in general but because of their colour I only tend to wear them with with light/mid grey. IMO they are too light to wear with navy but ymmv.
post #21189 of 37396
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Moral of the story - don't buy the DB blazer without buying the yacht to match.

Mine is too small for wearing blazers on board...

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Mine is too small for wearing blazers on board...

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 Life isn't fair :happy:

 

"Would you mind moving just a little.  You're blocking my view."

 

"Your view... of what?"

 

"They run up a red-and-white flag on the yacht when it's time for cocktails"

 

"You own a yacht?  Which one is it, the big one?"

 

"Certainly not.  With all the unrest in the world I don't think anyone should have a yacht that sleeps more than 12."

 

Some Like It Hot. 

 

Edit - forgot to say - beautiful boat, hope you're having a lot of fun with her.

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Mine is too small for wearing blazers on board...

If that really is yours, then Kudos to you. smile.gif

As for JS shoes, they cannot sell them in Indonesia as they import the leathers from outside and if marketed locally very heavy duties would be charged. So their model is export only with exception of outlet selling. I only made it to Bandung once, before I new about them, didn't really like it there, so never made it back.
(Sorry again @Claghorn)

Have you ever tried to import leather goods above ~1m Rupiah? 40% luxury tax on top of the normal ~35%. Not fun...
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I find it curious that with both @mimo and @in stitches in this thread that we've never talked about watches.  My 12 year old quartz watch is being repaired and I suddenly find myself thinking an automatic watch on a leather strap might be a nice change of pace.  So far I'm leaning towards a Stowa, but could be persuaded otherwise.

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Stowa is a great choice, NS1.

 

True.  But what kind of style/use do you have in mind?  Give us some clues and a budget.  This is one of my favourite games.

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Ugh...wearing Glenn plaid Formosa today aka @Murlsquirl's Squirrel Formosa. I am wearing brown striped shirt and a burgundy neat tie. I just feel really ugly. Switch to Sam hober navy stripe Tie?
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

Right now it is sitting confused in between your lackluster casual game and your very nice business threads.

 

This is the case with many of us.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Ugh...wearing Glenn plaid Formosa today aka @Murlsquirl's Squirrel Formosa. I am wearing brown striped shirt and a burgundy neat tie. I just feel really ugly. Switch to Sam hober navy stripe Tie?

 

I wouldn't wear a brown striped shirt with anything, and I wouldn't wear a striped shirt at all with a glen plaid suit. If it's me (which it isn't) I'd wear a solid shirt of a tasteful color of your choice (i.e.: white or blue) and that navy tie is not a bad idea at all.

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