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Looks like the cap-toe oxfords have a competitor, a beautiful SC double-monk. Thoughts?

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Has anyone ever tried or been to Sartoria Darzi for suits or shirts? I've just heard of them and they have good google reviews but I'm curious how they match up against Suitsupply. I'm finally pulling the trigger on some suits amd looking for best value in the 500-700 range.
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Has anyone ever tried or been to Sartoria Darzi for suits or shirts? I've just heard of them and they have good google reviews but I'm curious how they match up against Suitsupply. I'm finally pulling the trigger on some suits amd looking for best value in the 500-700 range.

I've heard some good things about them as well, they basically make MTM suits overseas (not China). 

 

Suitsupply has some fantastic stuff as well at a good price-point, mostly fabric from Italian mills and made in China. I own a few things of theirs and am happy with the quality.

 

Another option in Toronto is The Dirty Inc., run by JS Vann. At around 1000 a suit, suits are made in Canada and of excellent quality.

 

With shirts, I would give online retailers a try. There are so many and at excellent price points, you're bound to find someone who makes it well. Deo Veritas, Proper Cloth, to name a few. Locally in Toronto, you're probably looking at 150 a pop for MTM.

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Thanks casadistoria. I know they get things done in Pakistan (no idea how thtat compares to HK tailors). I have an appointment with them in a couple weeks so I just have to be patient. I'll definitely check out The Dirty Inc.

 

As for shirts, I actually have a Suitsupply shirt and it was okay. The material is nice but it's just not the same as mtm and I'm worried the same will happen with their suits. I recently got shirts from Peter Parvez through their groupon for ~50 a shirt. PP fit is really nice the the materials are okay and the service was really bad (super rushed and they just didn't care). I know Darzi said their shirts are from 75-125 so that isn't too bad. But I will definitely also look at Proper Clothe and Deo Veritas.

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Check these guys for both suits and shirts, including MTM shirts

Spierandmackay.com
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I really need to throw away my POS HTC, takes the worst quality photos imaginable...

 

A little more info on the LodinG situation - ended up getting a half size down and it fits even better, I think most people can safely size down 1/2 if their instep isn't too crazy. However, a new pair of shoes means a completely different set of observations - they are quasi-hand made after all. Starting with the following:

 

 

 

Not obvious enough, here's  a clue:

 

 

The facings are slightly misaligned, which when coupled with an eyelet that was punched a tad low on the second row of the left shoe's left quarter, kind of throws the balance off. Not immediately noticeable but once attention is drawn to it, you cannot unsee it. Granted, the issue isn't as bad as it sounds on foot, but my pet peeves for dress shoes is misaligned eyelets, or eyelets that don't line up when they should. Seen this problem on many makes, not just restricted to budget brands (Carmina, I'm looking at you).

 

The larger pair didn't have this problem (or rather, both left and right shoes complement the other and thus negligible):

 

 

 

Some more fit pics (excuse the denim, had to throw on pants):

 

 

 

 

Leather quality is on par with the other pair overall, but we can see that belly is used on the quarter - I suspect belly was also used on the vamp of the earlier pair as it creased a crap ton):

 

 

I think I've exhausted all the various nuances of LodinGs, hopefully it was of some help.

 

Now comes the million dollar question, should I exchange the pair I got today with the 'flawed' eyelets or do I need to lower my standards accordingly since this is a fairly budget shoe?

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@burgerkong personally I don't mind the misalignment, I think it even adds some unique perspective to the shoes as even the best craftsmanship is not perfect. And they look solid on your feet so who cares unless it bugs you. I've found myself many times in the same situation where I wanted to exchange because of little details.

 

Just personal preference, I'm not sold on this last given its round pointiness. I would love to get that with chiseled toes though. 

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Originally Posted by mathieurrr View Post

Thanks casadistoria. I know they get things done in Pakistan (no idea how thtat compares to HK tailors). I have an appointment with them in a couple weeks so I just have to be patient. I'll definitely check out The Dirty Inc.

As for shirts, I actually have a Suitsupply shirt and it was okay. The material is nice but it's just not the same as mtm and I'm worried the same will happen with their suits. I recently got shirts from Peter Parvez through their groupon for ~50 a shirt. PP fit is really nice the the materials are okay and the service was really bad (super rushed and they just didn't care). I know Darzi said their shirts are from 75-125 so that isn't too bad. But I will definitely also look at Proper Clothe and Deo Veritas.

Let us know how it goes with Darzi, I'd be interested in giving them a try.
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However all my other AE shoes I'm perfectly fine with. If you're going after perfection then AE shouldn't be on your radar. If you want "budget" shoes that will last and is of quality (subjective quality) then AE is fine.
I've had no issues so far buying AE. Since I"m a cheap ass I can look past certain short falls that come with buying a AE shoe.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifbiggrin.gif:slayer:

 

I own four pairs of AEs and I think they strike a good balance between price and quality (particularly when you buy them on sale or as seconds). My oldest (Chili Delrays) have had three years of heavy use, and they still look good in my eyes (and feel great).

 

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I recently got shirts from Peter Parvez through their groupon for ~50 a shirt. PP fit is really nice the the materials are okay and the service was really bad (super rushed and they just didn't care).

I tried Peter Parvez a couple years ago (also through a Groupon offer). The fit was great and I liked the variety of colours & patterns. However, I found the quality of the cloth to be pretty marginal (i.e. thin and prone to wrinkling).

 

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Check these guys for both suits and shirts, including MTM shirts

Spierandmackay.com

I haven't ordered anything MTM from them, but I did buy a couple pairs of OTR trousers that I love. The fact they are based out of Mississauga is an added bonus (manufacturing is done overseas). They have an affiliate thread on Styleforum where they occasionally give heads-up on sales and promotions.

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We are pleased to announce an evening with menswear journalist Simon Crompton on Saturday, April 2, from 6-9 PM at LeatherFoot Emporium (82 Avenue Road).

 

This event will be Simon's first in Canada and in addition to signing copies of his new book, he will be taking part in a Q&A session. We sincerely hope you can join us. 

 

If you would like to attend this event, please call us at 1-855-967-3668 or email events@Leatherfoot.com to reserve your spot. 

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Considering this pair of Jodhpur boots from LodinG. But the last looks very long don't you think? 

 

 

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Considering this pair of Jodhpur boots from LodinG. But the last looks very long don't you think? 

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So long that they couldn't even fit it into a digital spotlight!

 

...yes, it looks long. I wonder if they were photographing a size 14 or something...

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Would anyone be interested in a group buy of the SF-touted Venetian Shoe Cream in the 32 ounce tin? Looking at around $24 CAD, I am shipping them to the border and picking it up. Order more to save on shipping?

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^^^I am interested in this.  Count me in!

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^^^I am interested in this.  Count me in!

 

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Would anyone be interested in a group buy of the SF-touted Venetian Shoe Cream in the 32 ounce tin? Looking at around $24 CAD, I am shipping them to the border and picking it up. Order more to save on shipping?


+1 here. Count me in.

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