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post #53731 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I think I have asked this before, but what is the best place (either brick and mortar or online) to find a wide variety of Marcoliani for sale?

What other socks do you guys recommend, and where can I buy them? I like my J Crew collection but its time for an upgrade.
www.customshirt1.com is the place for cool socks.
post #53732 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post



Factory seconds unlined PTB's arrived and I found the flaw. It's on the inside of the left shoe .. I haven't taken it out to see it in natural light, but I don't think it's terrible. However, I'm not sure what this stain will look like as the color begins to lighten from exposure.

Any thoughts before I commit to keeping them?
Keep them. "They're shoes not Rembrandt's". I've got to thank Uncle Mac for that quote. I use it all the time, replacing the word "shoes" with any inanimate object. Didn't you start your post with the words "factory seconds"? Everybody on this thread who has a pair seems to love them.
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I've just tried socks from Bresciani and have been very happy with them. At the moment Mr. Porter has a sale that allowed me to pick up two pair of OTC argyles at $19.50 each, here's the link http://www.mrporter.com/Shop/Sale/Designers/Bresciani. I've yet to try Marcoliani's, but if they are Uncle's choice the must be good. For years my source has been Brooks Brothers and I'm still very pleased with their argyles. The Bresciani's are a much lighter weight and I imagine I'll wear them a lot this summer.

post #53734 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

I've just tried socks from Bresciani and have been very happy with them. At the moment Mr. Porter has a sale that allowed me to pick up two pair of OTC argyles at $19.50 each, here's the link http://www.mrporter.com/Shop/Sale/Designers/Bresciani. I've yet to try Marcoliani's, but if they are Uncle's choice the must be good. For years my source has been Brooks Brothers and I'm still very pleased with their argyles. The Bresciani's are a much lighter weight and I imagine I'll wear them a lot this summer.

I have both and find the quality on the Marcoliani to be superior to the Bresciani - mine are all Merino and not cotton though. 

post #53735 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

I have both and find the quality on the Marcoliani to be superior to the Bresciani - mine are all Merino and not cotton though. 

Need to give them a try, the one's I'm wearing are cotton works well for me in the summer here.

post #53736 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post



Factory seconds unlined PTB's arrived and I found the flaw. It's on the inside of the left shoe .. I haven't taken it out to see it in natural light, but I don't think it's terrible. However, I'm not sure what this stain will look like as the color begins to lighten from exposure.

Any thoughts before I commit to keeping them?

I would definitely keep them

post #53737 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post


Factory seconds unlined PTB's arrived and I found the flaw. It's on the inside of the left shoe .. I haven't taken it out to see it in natural light, but I don't think it's terrible. However, I'm not sure what this stain will look like as the color begins to lighten from exposure.

Any thoughts before I commit to keeping them?

Keep them. No one will ever notice that when you are wearing them and you will have a hard time getting a better price on what are otherwise brand new cordovan shoes.

Are these the unlined PTBs?
post #53738 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Need to give them a try, the one's I'm wearing are cotton works well for me in the summer here.

I think you will be pleasantly surprised how well the Marino breathes.  It is my preference all year round!

post #53739 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Ravello day you say?



nephew,
looking good in your nst
+1 for picture
post #53740 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post



Factory seconds unlined PTB's arrived and I found the flaw. It's on the inside of the left shoe .. I haven't taken it out to see it in natural light, but I don't think it's terrible. However, I'm not sure what this stain will look like as the color begins to lighten from exposure.

Any thoughts before I commit to keeping them?

I'm not a stickler, that's character, keep them. Wear them in health & enjoy
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I think I have asked this before, but what is the best place (either brick and mortar or online) to find a wide variety of Marcoliani for sale?

What other socks do you guys recommend, and where can I buy them? I like my J Crew collection but its time for an upgrade.

Alex Kabbaz, top notch.

http://www.customshirt1.com/
post #53741 of 122416
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Uncle-Very nice whiskey gun boats!  I hope to own a pair one day.  I do have it's cousin in the whiskey wing tip bal.

See Ya,
Steve

nephew,
thank you
post #53742 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

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Those look beautiful. Very nice.

nephew,
thank you
post #53743 of 122416
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Keep them. No one will ever notice that when you are wearing them and you will have a hard time getting a better price on what are otherwise brand new cordovan shoes.

Are these the unlined PTBs?

Yes, they are. So comfortable, too. Thanks, guys. I agree. That stain is not worth an extra $250 (full price). Definitely keeping them.
post #53744 of 122416
For cotton argyles, BB is a good place. I can't wear wool socks.
post #53745 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Thanks. I got two pairs to ensure happiness and fit before spending an embarrassing amount of money on socks.

Here's my second pair. With a pair of AE Highway 1 driving mocs. I will wear and post Alden's tomorrow! smile.gif


nephew,
nice combo, enjoy wearing your argyles
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