I find the quality of Septieme Largeur most acceptable - not quite Crockett & Jones, but certainly a good value for the money. I will say that, for my feet, their 199 last (on which most of their dress shoes are made) runs a bit narrow - I sized up from a UK 8.5 to a 9 for the one pair I have on the 199 last. The 224 last is more forgiving - I'm an 8.5 UK on that last. I also bought my two pairs of them for the styling, which is different enough from the usual Anglo-American offerings to make them interesting, but I had the advantage of buying them in Paris from the shop on the Left Bank.
Luger, thanks for yesterday's compliments, BTW, and more pin-collar shirts will emerge in the coming weeks.
My husband and I are having dinner with a former colleague and his "significant other", after giving them the five-cent tour of the work-in-progress that eventually will be our new home. Thought that I would try to get one more wearing out of today's suit before it would look too out of season.
Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Turnbull & Asser
Cufflinks - DVVS, New York
Braces - Trafalgar, via Paul Stuart
Shoes - C & J
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