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I'm lusting pretty hard for the loafers in the picture I posted, too. $600 plus CDN seems a bit excessive for those, though. How versatile are Brooks Brothers shell tassels? There's a pair in my size on eBay for under $200 cdn all in, and I'm thinking about jumping on them. Easy to restore?
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Probably, since they have the same ownership

 

Since when do they own Ring?

 

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I'm lusting pretty hard for the loafers in the picture I posted, too. $600 plus CDN seems a bit excessive for those, though. How versatile are Brooks Brothers shell tassels? There's a pair in my size on eBay for under $200 cdn all in, and I'm thinking about jumping on them. Easy to restore?

 

You use the word lusting a lot!

 

The picture you posted has penny loafers.

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Sorry, mixed it up because armoury and drakes are owned by same firm, and armoury carries ring
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I say lusting because I seldom actually make a purchase.

Yeah I know those are pennies, but I figure the tassels are in the same ballpark. Just curious if people think they could be dressed up and down as well as the snuff suede Alden's.
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Regarding purple and green, I note that all the pictorial examples feature olive rather than "primary" green.

 

Most of the purples are also somewhat muted, as someone else pointed out.

 

I guess this supports the idea that more complex tertiary colours work better, or at least are a safer bet, than very strong primaries like red, yellow, blue, green, purple. You need to mix in other hues in order to soften the impact and tie the colour blocks together a bit more.

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I say lusting because I seldom actually make a purchase.

Yeah I know those are pennies, but I figure the tassels are in the same ballpark. Just curious if people think they could be dressed up and down as well as the snuff suede Alden's.

 

Drake's sells shoes? Wut

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Drake's sells shoes? Wut

exactly https://www.drakes.com/footwear
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I realize it makes sound business sense, but I wish everyone would focus on manufacturing one thing instead of trying to take this J.Crew approach to "curation."

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I realize it makes sound business sense, but I wish everyone would focus on manufacturing one thing instead of trying to take this J.Crew approach to "curation."

I'd like to be associated with the words of this speaker
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I want to wear a red tie.
I have a red tie.
I cannot wear it.
It is wrinkled.
Can I use a steam iron and or a steamer and restore it
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I realize it makes sound business sense, but I wish everyone would focus on manufacturing one thing instead of trying to take this J.Crew approach to "curation."

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I'd like to be associated with the words of this speaker

Yeah, I'm not sure why Drake's has decided to see all this stuff. Especially at a cost that isn't exactly competitive. Their sweaters seemed to be made by the same manufacturers as the Armoury-branded ones. I guess if all the money's going to one place, it doesn't really matter.
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I want to wear a red tie.
I have a red tie.
I cannot wear it.
It is wrinkled.
Can I use a steam iron and or a steamer and restore it

What's it made out of? Silk? Hang it- usually gets the wrinkles out of mine after a week or so.
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

I want to wear a red tie.
I have a red tie.
I cannot wear it.
It is wrinkled.
Can I use a steam iron and or a steamer and restore it

What's it made out of? Silk? Hang it- usually gets the wrinkles out of mine after a week or so.

 

This has been asked and answered several times in this very thread.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I realize it makes sound business sense, but I wish everyone would focus on manufacturing one thing instead of trying to take this J.Crew approach to "curation."

 

 

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I realize it makes sound business sense, but I wish everyone would focus on manufacturing one thing instead of trying to take this J.Crew approach to "curation."

I'd like to be associated with the words of this speaker

 

Indeed.

 

More and more older companies ‘manufacture’ little if anything.   At best they’re designers who outsource production, at worst they’re just retailers with perhaps a bit more vertical organization than average.   The phenomenon isn’t new, but it’s been accelerating in recent years.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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