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Noods, H.N. White has some good stuff and he seems like a good guy. You take a gander at his wares at all?

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Noods, H.N. White has some good stuff and he seems like a good guy. You take a gander at his wares at all?

He's a great guy (we had beers in London) and his ties are excellent.
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Oh and I might as well send you that tie since we are not going to Seoul in 2016.
I'm actually sorry to hear this. I understand going to visit Seoul this year was going to be a major event for you?
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Thanks, Gerry!

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Friends —

 

I’ve been searching for some time (admittedly in a desultory way since there’s no urgency) for a non-black Adelaide and happened upon this GMTO from Meermin, which strikes me as attractively price at USD 175.00:

 

 

 

Their website describes the color as “cherry antique calf.”   I like burgundy, oxblood, and the like, and have a few pair, in addition, of course, to the usual brown, but no adelaide.   An adelaide would be a bit more formal than this pair of my burgundies, and would thus, in theory, fill a niche in my wardrobe. 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts?   Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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How deeply have you read up on the breaking-in (maybe better described as "foot-breaking") process for calf Meermins, Ac2?  I have a pair of their chukkas that haven't caused my feet any problems, but many members have posted of bad experiences in the Meermin thread.

 

I like the style quite a bit, though, and if it works for your feet, it's a winner.  If you can swing a substantially higher price, Enzo Bonafe offers a very attractive burgundy adelaide through Skoak:

 

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I picked up my completed BnT suit and jacket yesterday. Wow, I'm really happy with both and can't wait to post a few pics when I get home at the end of next week.

Seperately, I need to buy some shoes for my black tie event in March. I have some awesome midnight blue velvet Albert slippers but they won't be suitable for this event.

Any thoughts on something suitable that I could also use regularly after the event? I haven't got a pair of plain, black captoe oxfords (gasp) - so thinking either a pair of these, or black wholecuts - any other ideas?
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Can't wait to see =)

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Plaintoe oxfords, more formal than the cap toe

 

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I actually am tempted to get a pair of oxblood brogues like the pair Ac2 posted. Alas I have too many shoes. One day. In any case, they look good to me.

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Plaintoe oxfords, more formal than the cap toe


And presumably more versatile than a wholecut? (Why does SF hate wholecuts?)
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No idea why SF hates wholecuts, but plenty of individual members do have them. (@Pliny for instance)

 

Those plain toe shoes posted by VVVBJ are a thing of beauty. I'd get those.

 

I believe the "correct" shoe for a dinner ensemble is a black patent leather "opera pump" with a black grosgrain (or similar) ribbon. However, I don't remember ever seeing anyone wear a shoe like this. As a fellow Aussie I advise you to steer clear of such affectations.

 

I myself, sewer rat with a gold tooth that I am, would probably wear my Carmina black lizard monkstraps with formal wear. Outrageously incorrect, but gloriously FU.

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I can't bring myself to wear opera pumps. I've never seen a pair that look good IRL.

The plaintoes above are nice, where are they from?
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I'm actually sorry to hear this. I understand going to visit Seoul this year was going to be a major event for you?

It has been topped by a real major event.

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I tried on some Brooks Brothers suits/suit-jackets yesterday. Could I get a critique on the fit please?

The salesperson recommended a size 40, I later talked to the tailor who recommended one size up.

 

Suit 1, size 40R - tried only the jacket. Two vents

 

 

 

 

Suit 2, size 40R - tried only the jacket. Center vent:

 

 

 

 

Suit 3, size 41R  (one size up):

 

 

 

 

 

 

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