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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 2166post #32476 of 3749712/6/15 at 9:20pmpost #32477 of 3749712/6/15 at 9:35pmpost #32478 of 3749712/6/15 at 9:35pmpost #32479 of 3749712/6/15 at 9:51pmThread Starterpost #32480 of 3749712/6/15 at 9:53pmpost #32481 of 3749712/6/15 at 10:09pmThread Starterpost #32482 of 3749712/6/15 at 10:25pmQuote:Originally Posted by sprout2
Mama always told me to get the best underwear money could buy.
I think I still have 10 year old Bresciani socks. I guess if you have enough of a rotation, they won't wear out or develop scuffs. The only ones I had to throw away were ones from when I lived in a hotel room for 3 months and was rinsing them in the sink and blowdrying them dry <--- don't ask.
The Palatinos, Gammarellis, Marcolianis, et al became brittle by comparison. I will say that Palatino is the better of the bunch, but there's something anatomically wrong with the way the heels are linked. I think they feed too much material into the heel, so it doesn't cup the foot properly. You get a weird elephant ear bubble -- this is on sized socks.
Again, I would have trouble criticizing your choices even if you were getting less wear out of them. Bresciani are some bad beautiful motherfuvckers.
I'm mainly saying to any people less experienced than you who may be lurking around here:
Hey, you know those Allen Edmonds shoes at Nordstrom, and those mall-brand shoes next to them that look kinda like Allen Edmonds? Yes, there is a vast difference in quality; yes, I can tell from across the room; and yes, I'm trying not to judge you for it but I'm only human.
I cannot tell who made your navy/grey/brown socks; in fact I doubt Signore Bresciani himself could tell much about them unless he was crawling around on the floor groping your ankles. As long as I can't see the synthetic, they stay up, aren't obviously pilly, and they are tastefully worn, feel free to save some jack if you're happy with them. The gap in quality is not that great. It is not nonexistent, but it's not that great.
Once you experience true quality menswear the difference is so thrilling that you begin to see differences everywhere, and before you know it you're convinced your shoes will crumble to dust if you don't use $900 shoe trees handcarved from John Lobb's compressed funereal ashes. Learning to relax a little helps one enjoy this stuff a bit more.
Unless you can afford all of it; then just go fucking insane.post #32483 of 3749712/6/15 at 10:32pmpost #32484 of 3749712/6/15 at 10:34pmpost #32485 of 3749712/6/15 at 10:40pmQuote:
This is my preferred way of having bespoke sock appointments with old Max.Quote:
Where to kop?post #32486 of 3749712/7/15 at 2:54amQuote:The three (Noodles, Isolation, RTC) of them need to get in a MMA cage and beat each other up. My money is on RTC though.Originally Posted by archibaldleach
Yeah. There are some people who should just ignore each other (either by actually using the ignore list or just good judgment) rather than escalating every perceived slight, but they do the opposite. If people would just realize most things posted online can be read in a more offensive manner than they are intended, we'd all have quite a few minutes of our life back.post #32487 of 3749712/7/15 at 3:53am
I know a lot of folks here would rather not read the back'n'forth snipery but I quite enjoy it.
Good to get back to clothes once in a while though.
I have resisted tassel loafers so far. They just seem vaguely twee to me. Oh wait. Maybe I do have a pair.
Shit. I do indeed have a pair. How did that happen? They must have been on special.post #32488 of 3749712/7/15 at 6:10ampost #32489 of 3749712/7/15 at 6:46amQuote:
Well made and good value at STF, but not at retail prices. I have a sport jacket by them and it fits me really well. Do know that STF accepts returns but only gives credit, so use the extensive measurements they provide. If you still have questions they are fairly responsive over email. Great selection of stuff over therepost #32490 of 3749712/7/15 at 9:09am
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