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post #20326 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

Checked them out, best I've found so far is P Johnson for $35. Just seeing if I can do any better. 

 

I doubt you'll beat that, as the shipping will probably negate any savings obtained by ordering from online boutiques.

post #20327 of 48725
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

 

I doubt you'll beat that, as the shipping will probably negate any savings obtained by ordering from online boutiques.

 

I'm suprised there's so few around. What happens if you go for a job and your interviewer notices your pocket square is neither Irish nor hand rolled?

post #20328 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I'm just concerned some of the newer members here will think they can go out and get the kind of "bargains" (is it still a bargain if it took you 5 weekends and a tank of gas to find it?) that the old China hands like fxh can boast of. I'm sure for every dirt cheap Herringbone suit there is a pair of meerkats in his wardrobe that he hasn't had time to return yet because he's out on the hunt for the pre-loved sartorial holy grail.
No offence ;-)

 

Really well written post. It sings songs with me. It is refreshing reading great posts.

 

By the way, I tried my Henry Carter ties on today. I have worn 3 ties in my life. 2 Tarocash ties that are 100% polyester and made in China,  and 1 old Christian Dior silk tie that I got from Vinnies about 7 years ago, which feels like it is about to fall apart.

 

Chalk and Cheese. Chalk and Cheese. The HC ties are just out of this world - relative to my 3 other ties :). The difference in the structure of the knot, how the tie sits and the feel of the fabric is very noticeable.

 

I guess, if there are any other kids out there that are starting work for the first time, I think HC classic ties at $60 are the way to go. I saw some ties at the MJ Bale store that were on special for $40. The HC ties feel much better than those MJ Bale ties. For only $20 more, I think it is well worth it.

 

Well done Jason, you have a new fan.

post #20329 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

I'm suprised there's so few around. What happens if you go for a job and your interviewer notices your pocket square is neither Irish nor hand rolled?

 

Keeping in mind that only a little of the handkerchief is showing when stuffed into a chest pocket:

 

How do you tell Irish linen from any other linen without feeling it?

 

When looking at someone's pocket, how would you identify a hand rolled handkerchief from one that is machine rolled? How close to you need to be to be able to tell?

post #20330 of 48725

Gentlemen,

I'm looking to pick a loafer with the following specifications:

1. Penny/Loafer w/ Tassles

2. Dark brown leather

3. Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe.

Any thoughts would be great.

Cheers

post #20331 of 48725
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Hey guys,

 

Following SF for awhile, thought it'd be easier if I joined up.

 

Melbourne transplant living in rural Victoria at the moment, let's just say I think 'dressing up' in this part of the world is what most SF'ers would deem casual.

 

:)
 

Also, because I live near the desert, and there's already been about 5 35+ days, where can I get some decent linen shirts and or pants. Or seersucker.

 

Welcome! My view is that it's all in context for the occasion anyway.

 

For linen trousers, I've heard very good things about Howard Yount: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/linen-pants

 

Out of interest, what is your budget - that would help people who are offering you suggestions.

post #20332 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Gentlemen,

I'm looking to pick a loafer with the following specifications:

1. Penny/Loafer w/ Tassles

2. Dark brown leather

3. Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe.

Any thoughts would be great.

Cheers

 

Budget?

post #20333 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Keeping in mind that only a little of the handkerchief is showing when stuffed into a chest pocket:

 

How do you tell Irish linen from any other linen without feeling it?

 

When looking at someone's pocket, how would you identify a hand rolled handkerchief from one that is machine rolled? How close to you need to be to be able to tell?

 

Was just being a sartorial troll bored.gif

post #20334 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

Was just being a sartorial troll bored.gif

 

 

Thought you might but but answered just in case you weren't wink.gif

post #20335 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

What happens if you go for a job and your interviewer notices your pocket square is neither Irish nor hand rolled?

What kind of Irish linen are you looking for? Shanty Irish or posh Irish? There's a big difference you know.
post #20336 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


What kind of Irish linen are you looking for? Shanty Irish or posh Irish? There's a big difference you know.

 

If he is going for a job interview, he'd probably want Lucky Irish.

 

Oh no you didn't!

post #20337 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Gentlemen,

I'm looking to pick a loafer with the following specifications:

1. Penny/Loafer w/ Tassles

2. Dark brown leather

3. Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe.

Any thoughts would be great.

Cheers

4. Budget - $400.

post #20338 of 48725
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Gentlemen,

I'm looking to pick a loafer with the following specifications:

1. Penny/Loafer w/ Tassles

2. Dark brown leather

3. Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe.

Any thoughts would be great.

Cheers

4. Budget - $400.

 

Brown suede an option?

 

http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640215

 

Otherwise, C&J have a few which fit your bill, in various leathers/soles.

post #20339 of 48725
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Brown suede an option?

 

http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640215

 

Otherwise, C&J have a few which fit your bill, in various leathers/soles.

 

The Carminas look fantastic, unfortunately l'm not after suede. I will inspect C & J...

Thanks mate

post #20340 of 48725
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Gentlemen,
I'm looking to pick a loafer with the following specifications:
1. Penny/Loafer w/ Tassles
2. Dark brown leather
3. Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe.
Any thoughts would be great.
Cheers

From memory, most of English-made tassell loafers have a more rounded toe, rather than a chiselled toe, so a European maker might be a better bet.

I don't know if they will be to your taste, but these Sutor Mantellassi loafers from Ian Daniels at Shop the Finest are an excellent deal:

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-49154-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42797-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42806-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx
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