Originally Posted by roboterkampf
Is that a Bru or Jumeau doll in the background? If so, you could buy a whole lotta Alden's
Dunno actually. A kid brought her in as part of a project we did in the fall. I tell my kids that she's my new girlfriend and she keeps pestering me to leave my wife (who literally works two doors down in the art room). They think I'm weird...lol
Originally Posted by sazon
the start of a good morning: Epaulet's Cigar Indy's, Marcoliani, and some Donegal wool.
Paison, beautiful! When they had these I had these in and out of my cart until I decided on the Ravello Brixton pre-order instead, should be arriving soon! BTW, the Gotham History Center in CUNY picked up one of my entries and is featuring it on their web site for the next month. http://gothamcenter.org/blotter/
Originally Posted by East Tide
Question for the group.
My whiskey PTB came in today and are quite handsome.
I don't wear black but will be wearing these with khakis, a tan chino summer suits, grey wool suit, and even a summer weight navy suit. I've been reading about what most folks feel is the most versatile shell and the general consensus is the #8.
Specifically, my question is this- Do you think the #8 Cap Toe Boot (J. Crew) or the whiskey PTB is more versatile. I understand the whiskey is not a fall/winter shoe but am unsure if the cap toe boot is appropriate for summer suits? Which do you feel would be more versatile as I'm just starting out and can't add to the obsession too rapidly.
ET, As much as I love whiskey, I just don't wear it as much as the other colors. A boot will always be a difficult wear in July and August, but I think the amount of wear you get from the #8 boot in the 9 or 10 months you will wear them will outnumber the whiskey.
Originally Posted by stevent
I've been following this thread for a while but now that I'll be getting a pair of Ravello plain toe boots I just have a few questions (pardon my ignorance I'm a SW&D guy):
1. Does it matter what horsehair brush I get? Or anything works?
2. What paste works best on Ravello?
3. Mac break-in is three wears on carpet for an hour each on separate days right?
4. Any other materials I need?
I'll probably have a few more questions about creases and stuff in a few weeks but so excited!!!
Steve, as long as its a decent size, the HH brush shouldn't matter. The bigger the size the less "brushing" you'll have to do. As far as paste, I don't use any. I just condition as needed and brush the crap out of the shell before and after each wearing.