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On button-downs I remember a series of posts by fxh featuring great photos of nicely rolled button down collars. I've searched through this thread but can't find them.

Did anyone save a link?
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http://oxfordclothbuttondown.com/2012/03/lands-end-the-original-ocbd-the-hyde-park-ocbd/

http://thetrad.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/blind-oxford-tasting.html

http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2008/09/03/obsession-the-oxford-cloth-button-down/

http://thetrad.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Blind%20Oxford%20Tasting
post #18708 of 52312
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Originally Posted by davodiva View Post


Thank god for the man wearing 'huge fecking Catapillars' 

This inspires me with great hope that my own sartorial slobness is far from terminal.  smile.gif


Davo

haven't forgotten about you - maybe later tonight - cufflinks and dressing for 50+?

 

 

 

thanks fxh. Look forward to it.,

 

You're clearly a discriminatrix...moving in lofty circles!   Who better?

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that reminds me. i havta get my gitman OCBD slimmed down  shog[1].gif

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As part of Project Paprika, I got a pair of Gyula Kiss shoes - you can read a little more about them at this link. The leather is wonderfully soft but they are too short for my feet. Definitely a very special pair of shoes. I'm a size 9.5 in most C&J lasts and would estimate these to be a 9 or 8.5G.

 

The project is very similar to a tie swap in the sense that the shoes go from one person to the next and if they are a good fit, that person is able to buy them. In this case, they've gone from SF users luftvier, slewfoot, burton and now myself. It's a really great chance to experience something that most of us would not be able to otherwise.

 

If you are interested, let me know and we can take it from there.

 

fritzl , feel free to add anything I might have missed here.

post #18711 of 52312

FXH - May l ask what industry you work in?

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post #18713 of 52312
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Better off ordering one from Land's End - cheaper, better collar, and almost certainly better constructed and more durable. The LE "Hyde Park" OCBD shirts are fantastic, with solid construction and cloth that wears really well and becomes lovely and soft over time. Their tailored fit option is good, too.

 

These look ok open collar, or is that a sartorial faux pas?


Edited by Robert Meredith - 10/4/12 at 7:48pm
post #18714 of 52312

Hey guys,

 

After a looking through the brogues that I can afford and like the look off I've got these 2 options :)

Loake Royal-  http://www.loake.co.uk/royal.html

Meermin Light Brown Bluchers- http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1958

 

Which would you guys get and why?

 

P.S.

Plenty of time to answer I will get these near the end of the year for a wedding :)

 

P.P.S

 

Vox's shoe collection...so jelly T_T

http://www.voxsartoria.com/image/32880851454

 

Thanks

post #18715 of 52312
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey guys,

 

After a looking through the brogues that I can afford and like the look off I've got these 2 options :)

Loake Royal-  http://www.loake.co.uk/royal.html

Meermin Light Brown Bluchers- http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1958

 

Which would you guys get and why?

 

P.S.

Plenty of time to answer I will get these near the end of the year for a wedding :)

 

P.P.S

 

Vox's shoe collection...so jelly T_T

http://www.voxsartoria.com/image/32880851454

 

Thanks

I tend to stay clear of non-1880 / non-calf Loakes.  The corrected grain stuff is pretty ordinary in my experience.

 

No experience with Meermin - I'm a bit late to the party.

post #18716 of 52312
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

These look ok open collar, or is that a sartorial faux pas?

Not at all - I often wear a button-down collar oxford-cloth shirt with an open collar on the weekend. You can wear them with chino pants, jeans, or shorts and they look great.
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Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post

I tend to stay clear of non-1880 / non-calf Loakes.  The corrected grain stuff is pretty ordinary in my experience.

+1. Corrected grain (CG) leather looks nice and shiny at first but it typically creases very badly and when it scuffs, it stays scuffed - it's pretty much impossible to cover up the scuffs with polish as the CG leather doesn't take polish properly due to the plastic-like coating that's applied over the top of the leather.

Loake's 1880 line is well-priced for the quality. I've got a few pairs, including the two-eyelet, plaintoe bluchers that I was wearing yesterday and the adelaide-style captoe balmorals that I wore last week. The latter are the Strand model.

Give the vamp area a couple of coats of something like RM Williams's leather conditioner before wearing, so as to ensure that the leather is nice and supple, and you're good to go.
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^

Thanks guys; heard that 1880's are the only Loake's one should buy; but a lot of people said the royal's were fantastic, though from your argument I'll look at the 1880's.

Btw I recall a (long) while back I saw a post about fairly cheap 1880's in Melbourne; if there are fairly cheap 1880's in Melbourne please let me know.

 

Thanks :)

post #18718 of 52312
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

^
Thanks guys; heard that 1880's are the only Loake's one should buy; but a lot of people said the royal's were fantastic, though from your argument I'll look at the 1880's.
Btw I recall a (long) while back I saw a post about fairly cheap 1880's in Melbourne; if there are fairly cheap 1880's in Melbourne please let me know.

Thanks smile.gif

I don't know if there are, but I would highly recommend buying your first pair here in a store like Beggar Man Thief where you can get fitted properly. Shoes are damn expensive to return, and if they don't fit quite right you'll never be comfortable in them. After you know your size, the world wide web is your oyster.
post #18719 of 52312

Just a quick Shout Out for DavoDiva.

 

He hooked me up this week with a pair of exquisite Gold double sided cufflinks I've been chasing.

 

Anyway ++Reps for offering me the Spring Carnival deal...I wasn't expecting it.

 

The Diva is a Man!!! worship.gif

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Originally Posted by Osqua View Post

Just a quick Shout Out for DavoDiva.

He hooked me up this week with a pair of exquisite Gold double sided cufflinks I've been chasing.

Pictures??
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