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post #1981 of 3701
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You've got to WASH it after the vinegar soak, Inspecteur! biggrin.gif

I know, i know, but it works even better if then you wash it WITH vinegar (mixed with Washing liquid)! So it's stinky, but what i wouldn't do for style ! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1982 of 3701

On the subject of Polo's etc, I have been looking for some time for shirts in Aertex fabric.I have fond memories of these as a kid and love the way it ages as a casual summer shirt.Seemingly J.Simon was collaborating with the Manchester company to have some items made some years ago,but I do not know if it ever materialized?

 

New to me is this Company:

 

http://www.old-town.co.uk

 

They have a couple of things that spurred my interest.The popover shirt in different fabrics,(inc Aertex) and the leather 'Snake Belt".

Lots of the catalog has a Nigel Cabourn feel about it,and is certainly grounded in an E Anglia historical aesthetic which is not my particular cup of tea,but I do like these two items.

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

post #1983 of 3701
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I love dying stuff. Particularly the sense of anticipation when your not precisely sure what colour it will end up as.

My wife bought me some lilac, suede Gucci loafers yonks ago. My instincts told me they were w.nker shoes, and I wore them sparingly. Lager spillage/ stainage, made me dye them maroon, which was less conspicuous than the original colour.

Subsequent Guiness overflow led to to recolouring them with a navy dye a few weeks back. Navy on maroon equals purple.

If its good enough for Prince, it's good enough for me
post #1984 of 3701
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post
 

On the subject of Polo's etc, I have been looking for some time for shirts in Aertex fabric.I have fond memories of these as a kid and love the way it ages as a casual summer shirt.Seemingly J.Simon was collaborating with the Manchester company to have some items made some years ago,but I do not know if it ever materialized?

 

New to me is this Company:

 

http://www.old-town.co.uk

 

They have a couple of things that spurred my interest.The popover shirt in different fabrics,(inc Aertex) and the leather 'Snake Belt".

Lots of the catalog has a Nigel Cabourn feel about it,and is certainly grounded in an E Anglia historical aesthetic which is not my particular cup of tea,but I do like these two items.

 

 

 

 

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New to me too and live in the East of England and love Holt!  Interesting bits and pieces but not sure if any say 'buy me' at the moment.  But thanks for sharing.

post #1985 of 3701
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I am conscious I haven't posted an entry in our suit 'event' so this is a X-post from WAYWRN on Wednesday.  A mix of High Street, Jermyn Street and higher-end stuff I suppose (inluding new Shibumi tie):

 

 

 

More details:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/38010#post_8450027

post #1986 of 3701
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I am conscious I haven't posted an entry in our suit 'event' so this is a X-post from WAYWRN on Wednesday.  A mix of High Street, Jermyn Street and higher-end stuff I suppose (inluding new Shibumi tie):







More details:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/38010#post_8450027

Very nice. At first glance, as your PS is tone on tone, the pattern details looked like small army medals or pins !
Details on the clobber ? Nice glasses too !
post #1987 of 3701
It's not often I get carried away with ties, however that is superb.

Meandering slightly, I've just returned from a few days away in a far flung corner of our country- dont wish to appear sneering, however the natives constitute the worst dressed bunch Ive ever laid eyes on.

Show them a tie and they'd use it as a belt to hold their jeans up
post #1988 of 3701
Damn smart Mr. K.
post #1989 of 3701
Yep, the green tie is good. I like mine with my dark grey suit, some kind of CBD for sure.
post #1990 of 3701
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.

The tie is by Shibumi Berlin, shirt is a cream end-on-end Charles Tyrwhitt and the suit is Jasper Conran (regrettably from his collaboration with Debenhams). The pocket square is a rather special Italian cotton one from Geo Trumper.

Got a few thumbs on waywrn but a few more always welcome !
post #1991 of 3701
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

I am conscious I haven't posted an entry in our suit 'event' so this is a X-post from WAYWRN on Wednesday.  A mix of High Street, Jermyn Street and higher-end stuff I suppose (inluding new Shibumi tie):

 

More details:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/38010#post_8450027

Agree on the Glasses.Along with the watch,seems to pull the whole look together for me,adding just enough color and interest.As someone who now wears glasses more and more,I spend a considerable time and money on them.Claire Goldsmith has a lot to answer for !

post #1992 of 3701
Thread Starter 

Thanks again, gents.  I still don't wear prescription glasses and these are inexpensive reading glasses - one of a number of pairs I have.

 

This is a better pic of the Geo F Trumper hank with the same suit for a Friday Challenge:


Edited by Mr Knightley - 5/31/16 at 1:07am
post #1993 of 3701
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Speaking of Friday Challenges, here is a 'freestyle' one that might appeal - need to move fast though:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/523939/friday-challenge-may-27-2016-freestyle-friday

 

EDIT  the poll is now up and @Thin White Duke  and myself are in!


Edited by Mr Knightley - 5/29/16 at 7:33am
post #1994 of 3701
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Thanks for the votes - fourth in that group is rather more than I expected:)

post #1995 of 3701

Recently I realised that I lack a lighter weight shoe for the summer,I have boat shoes that I don't really like otherwise its trainers,I wanted something else but didn't have any real idea of what to look at, I have never liked desert boots.

I have been looking for a plain brown derby for a long time now and haven't found anything that isn't either to expensive,to country or is available in UK.

Last weekend whilst looking online at plain derbies I noticed some suede ones,now I am not a big fan of suede,its to likely to rain here even in the summer but  the more I looked I was thinking that a suede shoe might be a good summer option.

There were several plain suede shoes,some Goodyear welted,the problem as I saw it was how long would suede uppers last ? was there any point in paying for a good quality Goodyear welted shoe ?.

Anyway I noticed a pair of Chatham Windsors in my size in a summer sale 50% off and free postage,so £63, they looked ok in pictures and I quite liked the shape so I bought them,they have arrived and they are ok for £60 but I wouldn't pay the full price for them although they do look good with jeans,a better look than trainers or boat shoes and quite lightweight.

The cheapest shoe in a similar style but made by a good quality maker seems to be the Loake Rowe ( I guess that some will disagree about calling Loake good quality ) now these are £175 and I wonder what peoples view is on whether paying that for a suede shoe is  reasonable ?..I wouldn't hesitate with a leather upper but ( imo) suede will not last as long as leather.

 

On the plain derby subject I have noticed that whilst most shoemakers have a plain black derby in their collection not many have a plain brown one,I have the Loake Waverley in black and if they made it in brown my search would be over,in the early 70s I only remember 'plains' in black ( I know there were Oxblood Royals but I never saw any then) is the plain derby traditionally a black shoe ?.

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