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To be fair, he was also quoted twice in a row by Vox.satisfied.gif

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HANOI POCKET SQUARE

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Me too. Here's the Hong Kong Bank of China square, if it's any help vvv.

 

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I like Kimber squares (have two of them) - especially the generous 45cm size which is very very difficult to find these days. My only quibble is the 'watercolour' motif, dialled down on the vibrancy scale.

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Me too. Here's the Hong Kong Bank of China square, if it's any help vvv.

 

 

 

Of all the jackets I've seen on SF, that one is now tied with one of Claghorn's as the one I'd most like to have. I don't know anything about the fabric but I'm really digging the color and pattern (and I'm sure it's a very nice fabric also).

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So no love for the one I linked?

Anyone else find that finding ties/PS is much harder for charcoal suit vs a navy
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I like your linked PS. Speaking of which, I met Shaya at his recent trunk show when i was in LDN and we talked a little about Kimber and the printing of his squares and why he shifted production to Italy instead of continuing in England as he didn't get the  printing specs he wanted.

 

I agree with you about finding optimal choices for Charcoal suits. I find i often go without a PS for charcoal suits and when i bother it is often a linen, maybe linen with border; rarely silk. I find the sombriety of a charcoal/dark gray suit demands it. Then again, on the other hand i contradict myself somewhat by wearing shades of pink and maroon stripes with a dark-gray suit for some injection of colour.

 

My tie choices too are equally sombre and it is all shades of gray/silver and blue/navy. I did get a light green (with white ground) which i found  works with a white shirt and charc.suit.

 

tl;dr Yes, Navy suit, i find is often more fun to play with.

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Anyone else find that finding ties/PS is much harder for charcoal suit vs a navy

The opposite, actually.
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Would like some input on a first GNAT/SF approved shoe for CBD. I'm thinking brown cap toe but from where in the 350 range? Kent Wang? Meermin? I'm thinking not AE as I just sold a couple of pairs to fund this purchase

 

If you are in the US, Kent Wang may be your best bet since you can return them if sizing doesn't work out. However, I think the best deal is Carmina at the moment if you can somehow find your size in the appropriate last. I technically don't currently own a brown a pair of brown oxfords since I sold off my brown Allen Edmonds Park Aves. I actually am in the process of replacing them with a pair of dark brown suede Carmina oxfords, which I think are more versatile anyway.

 

I am also contemplating selling the rest of my AEs that are not boots.

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Would like some input on a first GNAT/SF approved shoe for CBD. I'm thinking brown cap toe but from where in the 350 range? Kent Wang? Meermin? I'm thinking not AE as I just sold a couple of pairs to fund this purchase

 

A thread talking about quality men's shoes under $500 that might be of some use:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/434716/quality-mens-shoes-under-500

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

 

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Me too. Here's the Hong Kong Bank of China square, if it's any help vvv.

 

 

 

Of all the jackets I've seen on SF, that one is now tied with one of Claghorn's as the one I'd most like to have. I don't know anything about the fabric but I'm really digging the color and pattern (and I'm sure it's a very nice fabric also).

 

Thanks! It's a Cantarelli from NMWA. I can't remember the cloth, if it was included in the description. It's not the most versatile sport coat, but I do enjoy it.

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Thanks! It's a Cantarelli from NMWA. I can't remember the cloth, if it was included in the description. It's not the most versatile sport coat, but I do enjoy it.

 

Yeah, it'd be one that I only wore so often but would feel like a boss when I did. Is it a Spring/Summer weight jacket?

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It is S/S weight and quarter or half lined.

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Anyone else find that finding ties/PS is much harder for charcoal suit vs a navy
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I agree with you about finding optimal choices for Charcoal suits. I find i often go without a PS for charcoal suits and when i bother it is often a linen, maybe linen with border; rarely silk. I find the sombriety of a charcoal/dark gray suit demands it. Then again, on the other hand i contradict myself somewhat by wearing shades of pink and maroon stripes with a dark-gray suit for some injection of colour.

My tie choices too are equally sombre and it is all shades of gray/silver and blue/navy. I did get a light green (with white ground) which i found  works with a white shirt and charc.suit.

tl;dr Yes, Navy suit, i find is often more fun to play with.

Agreed. I wear each at least once every week or two and I'm finding it increasingly more difficult to want much color/pattern at all with the charcoal, while navy seems at home with nearly anything.

Honestly I'm even starting to dislike a plain blue shirt with charcoal (I know, it makes no sense). It feels all business to me - so white shirt, white linen or cream silk PS, somber solid or neat tie, and black or darker brown bals without too much broguing is all I feel comfortable with right now.

Change it to a birdseye grey just a shade or two lighter and the mood lifts considerably, but with charcoal I've become more conservative in my old age.
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Rubi squares are great for charcoal suits.

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