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post #25816 of 29123
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My humble tailor would charge $35 for such adjustments, but I live in a rinki-dink town in Florida.

I am guessing $50 would be a better baseline...
post #25817 of 29123

I just picked up a Bertucci A-2t watch, the two I was looking at had 2 differences: the color, and the movement.  One was Japanese, one was Swiss.  I went with the Japanese simply because it was the color I preferred, but I was curious if there was any real difference when it came to a basic quartz movement.  I'm not very educated about watches if you can't tell.

post #25818 of 29123

I tried asking the person who posted the picture, but did not get a response, and have tried every search I can think of to find these shoes, but to no avail. Can anyone identify these beautiful shoes or point me in the right direction? The shape looks something like a Vass U-last to me, but I'm pretty sure they're not Vass because of the dark letters writing on the insole.

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

 

post #25819 of 29123
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Originally Posted by variancelog View Post

I tried asking the person who posted the picture, but did not get a response, and have tried every search I can think of to find these shoes, but to no avail. Can anyone identify these beautiful shoes or point me in the right direction? The shape looks something like a Vass U-last to me, but I'm pretty sure they're not Vass because of the dark letters writing on the insole.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!



Santoni perhaps?
post #25820 of 29123
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Originally Posted by plainnerd View Post

I just picked up a Bertucci A-2t watch, the two I was looking at had 2 differences: the color, and the movement.  One was Japanese, one was Swiss.  I went with the Japanese simply because it was the color I preferred, but I was curious if there was any real difference when it came to a basic quartz movement.  I'm not very educated about watches if you can't tell.

I don't know much either, but I do know that Japanese watches are excellent.
post #25821 of 29123
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Originally Posted by plainnerd View Post

I just picked up a Bertucci A-2t watch
The Bertucci A-2t is an inexpensive (readily available for below $100) quartz watch. Nothing wrong about liking such a watch, buying such a watch, or wearing such a watch. But there's simply no point in worrying about the country of origin on the quartz movement the watch uses. While there may be technical differences between the Swiss quartz (probably Ronda, or maybe ETA) and Japanese quartz (likely Miyota) movements, the differences are all but meaningless to you, the end user. Either will provide greater accuracy than probably 99.9% of people need (as will pretty much any quartz movement, regardless of origin). Either will run at least a couple of years on a battery.

Enjoy your new watch.
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 1/16/14 at 12:55am
post #25822 of 29123
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

I don't know much either, but I do know that Japanese watches are excellent.
My guess - and that's all it is, a guess - is that the Bertucci in question was made in China, not Japan.
post #25823 of 29123
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

OK, that's a more constructive response.  I'm waiting for a new, unlined, swollen-seamed, patch pocket dark brown soft linen blazer right now.  I think that would work, perhaps, as it is so very and deliberately casual. 

 

Although burning the shirt is still cheaper.

 

Your first response was nevertheless appreciated and considered carefully.

 

Der Spiegel also helpful.

 

I'll have a play with browns and textures and see what comes out of it. If not then the gas hobs are going on.

post #25824 of 29123
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Originally Posted by Daskarn View Post
 

Where can i find a good double-breasted coat in lighter blue, cream or brown for approx 500 usd?

 

For $500 why don't you get a new one?  You can probably find decent made to measure at that price if you're not a brand whore.

post #25825 of 29123
Is this Grenson shoe part of the G2 line?

http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/160684

How's this shoe casual for about $130
Edited by JezeC - 1/16/14 at 6:03am
post #25826 of 29123
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Is this part of the G2 line?
Yes. http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_us/shop/curt
post #25827 of 29123
Hey Fred

Are you able to speak on the quality of G2 shoes?
post #25828 of 29123
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Hey Fred

Are you able to speak on the quality of G2 shoes?

Sorry, I don't think I've owned any from that line. Those are made in India right? I think all my Grensons have been made in England.
post #25829 of 29123

@jezec

 

I bought a Grenson "Fred" commando-soled boot last month. I've wanted them for ages, but being a cheap bastard I was determined to get something in the sale and it never came up in the one I wanted.  Anyway, got one in the end.  NB Grenson are also among the asshole vendors who overcharge international customers by not deducting the difference for VAT.  But that's by the way - mine were $170 on East Dane.  Lucky lucky.

 

So, quality: the leather is polished/corrected although not hideously so. It's still thick and supple and surprisingly nice to wear.  The goodyear construction is solid as you'd expect - especially with a double sole AND commando sole, just like this "Curt".  You can see from the pictures in your link that the split welt is roughly finished in places, and you can probably see the join rather more clearly than you'd like.

 

But: these are chunky, casual, knockabout shoes, and now for a reasonable price.  I wouldn't pay £200+ for Indian-made shoes, to be frank, but at a decent discount they are solid and fun for all their rough edges.  If they had those Curts in (my) half sizes, I'd be tempted myself.

 

Here's a picture of Fred, my new favourite winter boot:

 

post #25830 of 29123

Another question  -  

 

I am still building my wardrobe.  I just picked up this suit last week (sorry for bad picture, used an iPhone)

 

 

I also have a darker charcoal suit and light gray on the way.  Which shade would look better with these suits and which one will be more versatile? I plan on picking a couple more suits before I start work this summer.  Black, Navy and Charcoal will be in my closet until then.  Any additional input would be greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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