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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I would have thought Norfolk jackets could still be acceptable attire in America, where it seems a lot of people still go hunting. In cinemas, primary schools etc.

This sort of stereotyping and political commentary seems out of place ITT and, frankly, out of character.
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post
 

 

I'm quite sure there is/was a perfectly good reason, but it god lost. Similar to broguing that was meant for ventilation, therefore more of a "sweating shoe".

 

BTW, my understanding why Brummell did what he did (maybe I mixed him up with someone) is because he was broke. So he invented bunch of new styles that make "broke looking" kind of cool. Anyone find this similar to some phenomena of our time?


Are you sure you're sure? There may have been, but until you know for sure you shouldn't be so... sure. :)

 

As for Brummell he was only broke later in life. He inherited a sum equivalent to several million dollars today, and lived in a time when bespoke clothing was much less expensive than it is now. He wasn't fantastically rich by any means, but he wasn't poor during his heyday and his style certainly wasn't the product of some limitations in his financial means.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post


Hmmm, interesting. Unusual, but interesting.
Unusual because I love experimentations and funny way of dressing style. smile.gif
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Unusual because it is not usual. lol

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Are you sure you're sure? There may have been, but until you know for sure you shouldn't be so... sure. :)

 

As for Brummell he was only broke later in life. He inherited a sum equivalent to several million dollars today, and lived in a time when bespoke clothing was much less expensive than it is now. He wasn't fantastically rich by any means, but he wasn't poor during his heyday and his style certainly wasn't the product of some limitations in his financial means.

:)

 

Actually, it might be in line with what @Coxsackie mentioned. Derby is more forgiving to the size of ones foot, because one can apply lacing to adjust. Not so much with Oxfords. So, Derby is better choice if you want to produce shoe in standard sizes (therefore cheaper) - booting the army comes to mind...

 

I am just thinking loud.

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New tie from Wu....mid grey flannel and burgundy Dovers on the bottom.

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Jacket by Wicket
Shirt by cotton society (MTM)
Pants by Thom Sweeney
Tassels by Grenson
Edited by AlexRamius - 5/5/16 at 8:40am
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Tie - Charvet Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






 

 

Fabulous tie!

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Breaking my long unbroken streak of not posting in here.. FWIW

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I'm not so sure about derbies being more robust. As for the rest I think we are moving off into the weeds with this. Whatever the case, I think it is clear that we agree to a large extent. But to your comment about Norfolk jackets, of course they should be worn when not hunting because it's socially acceptable to do so. smile.gif


The bolded statement adds to my assertion, I think. It's a perception, an accepted norm, rather than any real practical difference. As for the latter statement I do not find derbies to be any more or less comfortable than oxfords in any real way. Some people make shoes that are more comfortable to me, but it has nothing to do with whether they have open lacing or not.

Couldn't agree more CM. and as the owner of a pair of feet with high arches which would be uncomfortable in oxfords and cause me to struggle to close the V, I choose to wear exclusively derbies. Some of which, on a sleek last etc, can look equally as formal/city as closed lace shoes. Whoever decided on the distinction, and why he did, has been lost history IMO and it has become one of those accepted norms without much substance behind it.
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I've considered having a Norfolk jacket made, but a full-on Norfolk is just a bit too anachronistic, even for me.

 

Grey flannel Thursday:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Suit: Bespoke Hemrajani

Shirt: Proper Cloth

Tie: Sam Hober

Square: Brooks Brothers (I think)

 

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Tassels TASSEKS by Grenson

FTFY
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Good ol' mid day rumpled bathroom mirror selfie

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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post
 

I've considered having a Norfolk jacket made, but a full-on Norfolk is just a bit too anachronistic, even for me.

 

Grey flannel Thursday:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Suit: Bespoke Hemrajani

Shirt: Proper Cloth

Tie: Sam Hober

Square: Brooks Brothers (I think)

 

Not for me. 

 

Full Norfolk, for the NFG look (Click to show)

 

 

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