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post #19096 of 48532
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

You know those forearm buttons above the wrist that close the slit in french cuffs (don't know what they're called) - yay or nay?
Luxire tells me its more elegant not to have them. My arm hair, however, disagrees.

Yay for me.

 

I've also heard that properly tailored shirts don't need them.  I'm not convinced.

post #19097 of 48532
Me neither, I like them on my shirts.

I still couldn't pull those camo mocs off, even in my spare time. But I'm pretty conservative. I'm sure one of the other colours will appeal.
post #19098 of 48532
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

You know those forearm buttons above the wrist that close the slit in french cuffs (don't know what they're called) - yay or nay?
Luxire tells me its more elegant not to have them. My arm hair, however, disagrees.


They're typically referred to as "gauntlet buttons".

Interestingly, in my experience, English shirts tend not to have them - and that includes both high-end shirtmakers such as T&A and H&K, and cheaper ones such as Charles Tyrwhitt.

However, they're very common on Italian, American and Australian shirts.

I don't know if it makes much of a difference, but the actual gauntlet on my English shirts is pretty short when compared to my Italian shirts, and I'd guess that as the gauntlets are shorter, there is less need for a button as they would not gape as much.
post #19099 of 48532
Apparently Ermenegildo Zegna is opening an outlet at DFO Homebush in Sydney. Anyone heard about this? Wonder what sort of stuff they would sell...
post #19100 of 48532
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Me neither, I like them on my shirts.
I still couldn't pull those camo mocs off, even in my spare time. But I'm pretty conservative. I'm sure one of the other colours will appeal.

 

Yeah there are 10x ladies colours and 6x mens colours. Will reveal all when possible.

post #19101 of 48532

^Uniqlo is 'apparently' coming to Melbourne (you guys probably allready know) :)

And a question: Carmina or Crockett Jones? (just wanted to know and why)

Thanks

post #19102 of 48532
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post


And herein lies the reason that I doubt I'll ever be in the market for baller driving shoes. My 30 euro ones I won't mind binning when the time comes (which is likely to be fairly quickly, those rubber studs aren't that durable and they won't wear evenly) but I'm not flush enough to be chucking out $400 Tods or even $200 O&Js every few seasons :-)

 

 

 

I wear tod's all the time and no you cannot resole but they do last a while .. i dont run marathons in them though ... do you resole your runners? 

post #19103 of 48532
Gents,

Today's outfit is a little flashy - details below:

- Herringbone light brown PoW check with blue overcheck on the Milano block;
- Borrelli shirt;
- Holliday & Brown tie;
- Old silk pocket square from somewhere in Italy;
- Balmoral boots by Cheaney (I think) for Paul Stuart in the US.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







As an aside, the "Milano" block was an excellent block - cut slightly more generously in the shoulders as the Osaka block, with slightly more padding. This particular suit was beautifully made, too. Unfortunately, Herringbone rationalised their suit blocks shortly afterwards and cut out the Milano and London blocks, leaving only the Osaka and New York blocks. I think that they may even have got rid of the latter now, leaving only the Osaka block (although I could be wrong on that point).
post #19104 of 48532
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post



I wear tod's all the time and no you cannot resole but they do last a while .. i dont run marathons in them though ... do you resole your runners? 

Well they only cost me $120 a pop, have a tough functional life and are expected to lose function potentially long before they 'wear out' aesthetically :-) Good to know that Tod's last decently though.
post #19105 of 48532
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post



I wear tod's all the time and no you cannot resole but they do last a while .. i dont run marathons in them though ... do you resole your runners? 

I'd disagree. I have 2 pairs of Tod's, and I have worn them both down to the rubber piece underlying the nubs remarkably quick.

At the prices of your shoes however, I'd be happy to buy them, even with the expectation that the sole won't last a long time.
post #19106 of 48532

Guys! Looking to get some new shoes for work, I suit up every day. I have a navy suit and a grey suit. 

 

Looking to spend $200-300 here. Would like both black and brown - but don't have the $$ right now as I had a BIG spending few weeks.

Thus, which would be the better pick colour wise, and also the shoe too? 

 

Any ideas/suggestions are hugely appreciated :) 

 

EDIT: embarrassing - seems this was asked literally 4-5 pages ago. I'm just not sold on the wingtips. 

post #19107 of 48532
We literally just covered this. Do a search or read the past few pages and there should be plenty of useful information. Hope that helps.
post #19108 of 48532
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

We literally just covered this. Do a search or read the past few pages and there should be plenty of useful information. Hope that helps.

Yep, no worries mate. I'd seen that after the post. Cheers. 

post #19109 of 48532

If you guys could go back in time, with all your years of experience, to when you got your first serious job, where would you buy your first suit?

 

Knowing that you aren't super rich (you haven't even started your first job), but you have years of SF experience and knowledge on what looks good and what doesn't what would you do?


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 10/15/12 at 2:17am
post #19110 of 48532
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If you guys could go back in time, with all your years of experience, to when you got your first serious job, where would you buy your first suit?

The Salvation Army. Or, if I'm confident I'd get/keep the job, I'd choose the Goodwill. wink.gif
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