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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

It's a > $1,000 'beater' boot, and your problem with it is that the grain is the wrong way around?

I LOLed...
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Thread Starter 
@ohshoet

What is it about the boot that you want to replicate?

FWIW, I think a lot of folks--myself included--are a little leery of the idea of copying (pirating?) a well known design. But you do what you feel you gotta do.

However, maybe ask yourself why the boot appeals to you so much and try to incorporate that feature into your boot. Make it "yours" rather than a replica.
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You should look into Kent Wang or Andrew Lock for full canvas MTM for around $700.

 

 

Or am I just feeding the troll at this point?

Yes, I am definitely looking at Kent Wang right now. I am seriously not trolling. I am just...stupid.

 

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Originally Posted by europrep View Post
 

Re: Fresco.  Am I the only one that finds the fabric unattractive and uncomfortable? I own some and agree with the merits of travel, but I find it itchy and very "plain" looking.  

 

Hmmm...I don't find it itchy or uncomfortable. I am fine with the rough texture. 

 

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That's just plain mean.  What have KW or AL ever done to you that you would send Noodles their way for a suit?

 

:rotflmao:

Yeah, I must admit that you're right on this. Although, I have purchased a pair of trousers and had nothing to complain about. But I can see myself driving Kent Wang crazy with all the typical Noodles shtick

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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

 
Yes, I am definitely looking at Kent Wang right now. I am seriously not trolling. I am just...stupid.

Have you already picked a nice tie for me, Noodles?
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post


Have you already picked a nice tie for me, Noodles?

:fence:

We'll see about that. I believe you gave me until the end of 2016. 

 

On the subject of button flies on trousers, it is a pain in the @ss when visiting the mens room. 

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Thread Starter 
Indeed he did.

So.

What tie you gonna get him?
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Perhaps sprout can't afford to be picky?

(though I regret all my button flies and they're all single row)

 

I hate sex. Zips for me.

 

It's about convenience. Might commission my next suit with breakaway snaps on the sides of the pants.

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I am going to invent magnetic flies!
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After almost a year of lurking and some periodic posting here, I finally saved up enough money to get a somewhat SF approved look and fit.  Shirt is from Luxire, Tie from Hober, and Pocket Square from Kent Wang. 

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Thread Starter 

Looks great. Nice, all solid fit. Tie should probably be tightened a bit. You next step could be getting a non-solid square (for example, the Lod Mosiac and Great Wave squares would've gone great with the fit above)

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Excellent, mdancel.
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Following up on both the Suit Supply discussion and the fresco discussion, does anyone have experience with wool/hemp blends?  I have none.  Suit Supply uses such a cloth for one of their Hudson jackets, and describes it thus:

 

“This hemp-wool blend from Ormezzano gives you the rich, soft structure of pure wool, while the infusion of hemp keeps the fabric lightweight, gives it additional strength and allows the fabric to breathe. Since 1924, the Biella region’s Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano has produced high quality fabrics with the creative approach and traditional craftsmanship that has placed this northern Italian mill’s superb fabrics among our favorites.”

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/hudson-blue-plain/C928I.html?cgid=Jackets&prefn1=fit&prefv1=Hudson

 

This is a bit vague; I’d expect at least to be told the percentage of each in the blend.  In any event, the motivation appears to be to get a cooler-wearing jacket for spring and summer.  Anyone have any thoughts on such a blend might compare with fresco for that purpose?   Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post


Who makes the best black knit tie?

IMO the best are the dense crunchy knits from that one German factory. You can get them at Hermes for $200+ or, when they have them, from Conrad Wu or Kamakura for about $70. If you don't see them IRL, you have to look for the made in Germany label.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post


IMO the best are the dense crunchy knits from that one German factory. You can get them at Hermes for $200+ or, when they have them, from Conrad Wu or Kamakura for about $70. If you don't see them IRL, you have to look for the made in Germany label.

 

The problem is that I like them with a point.

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

Following up on both the Suit Supply discussion and the fresco discussion, does anyone have experience with wool/hemp blends?  I have none.  Suit Supply uses such a cloth for one of their Hudson jackets, and describes it thus:

 

“This hemp-wool blend from Ormezzano gives you the rich, soft structure of pure wool, while the infusion of hemp keeps the fabric lightweight, gives it additional strength and allows the fabric to breathe. Since 1924, the Biella region’s Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano has produced high quality fabrics with the creative approach and traditional craftsmanship that has placed this northern Italian mill’s superb fabrics among our favorites.”

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/hudson-blue-plain/C928I.html?cgid=Jackets&prefn1=fit&prefv1=Hudson

 

This is a bit vague; I’d expect at least to be told the percentage of each in the blend.  In any event, the motivation appears to be to get a cooler-wearing jacket for spring and summer.  Anyone have any thoughts on such a blend might compare with fresco for that purpose?   Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

I don't really have any experience with fresco, but I do have that SS jacket. The wool/hemp blend makes the jacket unexpectedly light in weight and the fabric is almost fluffy to the touch without being as fuzzy as flannel. Not sure if that makes sense. It is unlined, so I imagine it can be worn well into spring without being too uncomfortable. I actually wore it out during last weekend during a chilly NYC evening outing (40-50s F) and it kept me warm. I can't imagine that it lets as much ventilation through as fresco proverbially does, however. Here are some pics I have posted elsewhere before:

 

 

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