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Has anyone ever replaced the bow on formal pumps? 

 

I have a pair with good looking leather but a sad-looking, faded bow on one.  If both bows looked bad, it might not be so noticeable; but one bow is blacker than the other. 

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Originally Posted by mikael3 View Post

Has anyone ever replaced the bow on formal pumps? 

I have a pair with good looking leather but a sad-looking, faded bow on one.  If both bows looked bad, it might not be so noticeable; but one bow is blacker than the other. 

The black tie thread might produce more responses. My inclination would be to have a cobbler do it. One experienced with pumps.
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Which brands are the European/British equivalent of Ralph Lauren/Brooks Brothers?

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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Which brands are the European/British equivalent of Ralph Lauren/Brooks Brothers?

There's an Italian retailer named Boggi that may be considered their version of Brooks Brothers.

For a Ralph Lauren equivalent? I guess Caruso? I think Caruso makes, or made, stuff for Ralph Lauren.
post #27575 of 30957

anyone know when and where DEN IM is gonna be released?

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This is a tough question, tougher than you may think.

 

Brooks Brothers is a quintessential American brand. They invented the OCBD. So, depending on which country you're talking about (I'm not sure there would be one for all of Europe), you'd need to think of some brand that truly represents that country's sartorial heritage.

 

If you're just looking for a European brand that makes clothes that look similar to Brooks Brothers, I'm sure it's not hard to find some companies that make OCBDs, sweaters, suits, etc. i.e. more traditionally-skewed menswear.

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Picked up four Turnbull & Asser ties on heavy discount. Thinking of flipping, returning three and keeping one. Any thoughts on which, if any to keep? I think im swaying towards the far right as this would be the most versatile?
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


There's an Italian retailer named Boggi that may be considered their version of Brooks Brothers.

For a Ralph Lauren equivalent? I guess Caruso? I think Caruso makes, or made, stuff for Ralph Lauren.

I know about Boggi. Can Boggi be compared to BB in terms of quality?

 

Doesn't Caruso just make suits and jackets? Yeah, Caruso makes some (or all of the) Purple Label suits. 

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Which brands are the European/British equivalent of Ralph Lauren/Brooks Brothers?

Façonnable?
post #27580 of 30957

Hey all,

I've been thinking about getting a pair of red wings. Is there any retailer that's known to sell them at discount on occasion? Thanks in advance. 

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Picked up four Turnbull & Asser ties on heavy discount. Thinking of flipping, returning three and keeping one. Any thoughts on which, if any to keep? I think im swaying towards the far right as this would be the most versatile?

2,3, and 4 are all quite versatile. 1 is a little less so, but still a very nice looking tie IMO. If limited to one, I would choose either 2 or 3, but which one is best for you depends on what ties you have now and if one fills a gap in your tie wardrobe. I have a brooks tie very similar to 2 that gets a lot of wear, if you don't have much in purple, it can be a very nice color.
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What happened to the Saddleback thread?
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2,3, and 4 are all quite versatile. 1 is a little less so, but still a very nice looking tie IMO. If limited to one, I would choose either 2 or 3, but which one is best for you depends on what ties you have now and if one fills a gap in your tie wardrobe. I have a brooks tie very similar to 2 that gets a lot of wear, if you don't have much in purple, it can be a very nice color.

Don't love any of them. I'd rank them 3,4,2,1 with the top 2 the only ones I'd wear. Purple is a difficult color, needs to be the right shade to not look cheap and that purple doesn't make the cut.
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

2,3, and 4 are all quite versatile. 1 is a little less so, but still a very nice looking tie IMO. If limited to one, I would choose either 2 or 3, but which one is best for you depends on what ties you have now and if one fills a gap in your tie wardrobe. I have a brooks tie very similar to 2 that gets a lot of wear, if you don't have much in purple, it can be a very nice color.

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Don't love any of them. I'd rank them 3,4,2,1 with the top 2 the only ones I'd wear. Purple is a difficult color, needs to be the right shade to not look cheap and that purple doesn't make the cut.

Thanks for the input gents. I already have a purple tie and don't think I would get the use from a second one. I also already have something similar to 4, so perhaps 3 is the keeper smile.gif
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Another wedding question...

 

Going with non-uniform navy suits if someone ends up in something like either of the below will that be OK or do I at least need to keep them all in more plain navy?

 

 

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