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went to totoakelo today , the store has a generic zen-shopping-experience feel to it, it's also a maze and it took a bit to find the stares that lead to the deep catacombs where menswear collection is housed. but you know you've found the right stare well because it's painted in black, contrasting with the all-white theme of the rest. there's some issue with having certain brands on the floor, didn't exactly understand what the guy was saying but Dries was just getting shipped out to the seattle shop. i did manage to try this coat which fit even in a small. a nice warm-up for the amazing trenches set to arrive in ss17
I wonder why he felt the need to release that in versions with and without the grosgrain adornment on the storm flap:
Also, no offence to Romanians but... "Made in Romania". :-(
I got these derbies and shirt from TBS.
The shoes are pretty much exactly what I have been looking for. Lug sole, round toe shape that tapers back to the ankle, versatile and can be worn casually.
I think I will return the shirt though. The fabric was rougher than expected. Otherwise cool relaxed fit that is longer in the back.
Derbies are TTS in width and a bit roomier in the front since it is a round toe shape. Good fit, you should have some room for the toes with shoes like these.
I own a pair of Dries sneakers in the same size and they are a bit smaller than the derbies.
I am generally a size 44-44.5 and got 44.