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post #13396 of 53470
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Can never find Pocket Squares/Handkerchiefs/whatever they are called in Op Shops....must be visiting the wrong ones....

If it is not too much of an assault on your masculinity, maybe try looking through the ladies' scarves - if they exist, most likely that's where you'll find them.
post #13397 of 53470
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

Perhaps this is the foolishness of youth but I dress for the day rather than the season and today was absolutely lovely.
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post #13398 of 53470
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

checky - mostly poly feels much smoother and satin-y than silk.
Sometimes it feels bad.

But mostly I don't worry.

If us idiot internet cloths geeks can't tell - how on earth is anyone else going to? Much less care.

If it looks good - grab it - I even have some nice polyester ties.

If you can sew or know someone who can - have a look in the ladies section - scarves etc - and get a small one or cut one up

There are two ways of telling poly from silk

1. Set fire to it. If it smells of feathers or hair, it's silk. If it smells like burning plastic, it's poly. Make sure not to burn it completely; you can still hide the burnt bit inside your pocket.
2. Chuck it against a brick wall. If it sticks, it's silk. The threads that are left behind when you peel it off the wall won't be missed.

Hope that helps.
post #13399 of 53470

agreed. the few op shops i've been to in the inner west sydney have zero pocket squares. will try womens section shog[1].gif

post #13400 of 53470
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

checky - mostly poly feels much smoother and satin-y than silk.
Sometimes it feels bad.
But mostly I don't worry.
If us idiot internet cloths geeks can't tell - how on earth is anyone else going to? Much less care.
If it looks good - grab it - I even have some nice polyester ties.
If you can sew or know someone who can - have a look in the ladies section - scarves etc - and get a small one or cut one up

fxh - spot on yet again.  Have had reason to visit this shop in BNE for some very very nice silks, where they cut me a piece, and for a small fee hand sow the edges. What I like is that the hankies are unique and not near as expansive as like quality, ie Zegna at $145 a hanky.  The silks they have at this shop are truly some of the most beautiful (expensive) fabrics you will find.  However, remember, for a hanky you not buying a large piece....obviously.

 

For those of you in BNE maybe worth a visit next time you at the Emporium -http://www.allamoda.com.au/

post #13401 of 53470
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

checky - mostly poly feels much smoother and satin-y than silk.

Sometimes it feels bad.

But mostly I don't worry.

If us idiot internet cloths geeks can't tell - how on earth is anyone else going to? Much less care.

If it looks good - grab it - I even have some nice polyester ties.

If you can sew or know someone who can - have a look in the ladies section - scarves etc - and get a small one or cut one up
fxh - spot on yet again.  Have had reason to visit this shop in BNE for some very very nice silks, where they cut me a piece, and for a small fee hand sow the edges. What I like is that the hankies are unique and not near as expansive as like quality, ie Zegna at $145 a hanky.  The silks they have at this shop are truly some of the most beautiful (expensive) fabrics you will find.  However, remember, for a hanky you not buying a large piece....obviously.

For those of you in BNE maybe worth a visit next time you at the Emporium -http://www.allamoda.com.au/

Cheers for the heads up, I'll have to have a look. Do they have any suiting or shirting fabrics?
post #13402 of 53470
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

If it is not too much of an assault on your masculinity, maybe try looking through the ladies' scarves - if they exist, most likely that's where you'll find them.

Actually usually try this too but might have to look harder...in my pink socks (hoping my masculinity can take the hit).
post #13403 of 53470
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bad photo of the Canali's. Not a flattering side angle, but the top down shot shows the shape.
post #13404 of 53470
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post


Cheers for the heads up, I'll have to have a look. Do they have any suiting or shirting fabrics?

No, not really.  They top end dressmakers for the well healed during Private School Semi Formal and Formal hunting season.  If you drop into the Emporium check out Mitchell Ogilve's casual shop, just leave your wallet at home...you have been warned!!!  He drives a brand new Bentley not because he's doing any favours cost wise.  Its good to look, try on...but go grab a coffee at Buzz, its worth the walk.

 

Any feedback from members visits to Paul Smith's new colleseum in Collins Street?  Interested in your feedback.

post #13405 of 53470
Just arrived today, a recent acquisition from eBay. Crockett and Jones handgrade Aintree. These are on the 337 last, same as my Audleys.

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Edited by California Dreamer - 5/17/12 at 4:11am
post #13406 of 53470
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Just arrived today, a recent acquisition from eBay. Crockett and Jones handgrade Aintree. These are on the 337 last, same as my Audleys.
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Hahah i was going to buy these at $99.

HOw was the condition, they looked a little too beat up for me to purchase

you look as thought you did a good job at cleaning them up
post #13407 of 53470
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Originally Posted by RemyMichel View Post

Hahah i was going to buy these at $99.
HOw was the condition, they looked a little too beat up for me to purchase
you look as thought you did a good job at cleaning them up

That's the price I got them at.

Condition was pretty good, really. Couple of minor scuffs on the heel, and a slight scratch on the vamp of one of them. Nothing noticeable. Pretty new soles and heels.

I think they'd been given a polish before being shipped, but a gave them a good dose of Renovateur and then a few goes over the toes with Saphir wax.
post #13408 of 53470
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

That's the price I got them at.
Condition was pretty good, really. Couple of minor scuffs on the heel, and a slight scratch on the vamp of one of them. Nothing noticeable. Pretty new soles and heels.
I think they'd been given a polish before being shipped, but a gave them a good dose of Renovateur and then a few goes over the toes with Saphir wax.

Yeah it said that they were resoled.

Well done! im slightly jealous now!
post #13409 of 53470
Recent Purchases

L: Alfred Sergent braided tassle loafers
R: Canali brown/burgandy loafers

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Below a pair of tan Cucinelli suede desert style boots, bargain $1080 down to $200!!!
not that i can imagine that these would be $1080 in store

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Half a size to small but they have stretched out within 2 days
post #13410 of 53470
Hey btw, does anybody know how to embed pics in the text part of threads on the buying and selling forum without using the slideshow layout? I have no idea how to put them straight into the text area of the post.
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