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post #20446 of 48611
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

I found that an interesting (frightening) possibility, so I decided to see how many of the pathetic shoe manufacturers here are selling dub monks. I thought that none would be. But it turns out Betts and Zu both have them, complete with toes pointing skyward.

You can buy my accurate forecasting skills for slightly less than you might pay for bad advice from other experts.
post #20447 of 48611
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I think we can agree then to say that monk shoes vary widely in their style and their formality? That's the difficulty with trying to make up these "rules" - there's always an exception, and really it just comes down to what actually looks good with what, on a case by case.

I do suspect that if we were wandering around Melbourne shoe shops we'd agree - I was talking about the small , unobtrusive swept back buckle when I was making my point re suits etc.
post #20448 of 48611

Kent Wang white linen pocket square arrived today :) very beautiful! Paid $23 including shipping and easily would have paid $50+ in Brisbane city for something similar. Very happy with it :) Highly recommended 

post #20449 of 48611
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

PoP - I mean you can only begin to imagine the sort of idiot who might wear things like this:

I presume those are yours?

They are nice but I probably slightly prefer these:

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post #20450 of 48611
No contest - lay down misere - for a mass of contradictions a brogued triple monk beats a double monk brogued.

Question - real and rhetorical - what on earth do you wear them with?
post #20451 of 48611
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

No contest - lay down misere - for a mass of contradictions a brogued triple monk beats a double monk brogued.
Question - real and rhetorical - what on earth do you wear them with?

A suit made out of swatches of that rug presumably...
post #20452 of 48611
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

No contest - lay down misere - for a mass of contradictions a brogued triple monk beats a double monk brogued.
Question - real and rhetorical - what on earth do you wear them with?

Also - allow me to up the ante with the antiqued pebblegrain version...

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post #20453 of 48611
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I presume those are yours?
They are nice but I probably slightly prefer these:
bede1d63_bontoni.jpeg

I once had the chance to BIN a pair of those Bontoni triple monks for USD250 (MSRP USD950) and hesitated too long.

I love dub monks. My wife seems to think they are too poncey for the suburb where I work but that is all the more reason to wear them right?
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Also - allow me to up the ante with the antiqued pebblegrain version...
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Those are awesome. When did they come out?
post #20454 of 48611
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I once had the chance to BIN a pair of those Bontoni triple monks for USD250 (MSRP USD950) and hesitated too long.

ha - losing your touch?
post #20455 of 48611
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I once had the chance to BIN a pair of those Bontoni triple monks for USD250 (MSRP USD950) and hesitated too long.

That hurts...
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I love dub monks. My wife seems to think they are too poncey for the suburb where I work but that is all the more reason to wear them right?

You have to distract from their ponciness with the rest of your outfit. I might wear a loud checked jacket that would be at home on a used car salesman to draw people's eyes away from my feet.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Those are awesome. When did they come out?

I think they are from a trunk show in the US, possibly MTO? They have a Late Medieval - Early Renaissance quality don't you think? Hard to describe.
post #20456 of 48611
Stuck in traffic on the M5 forgot peak hour is a 24 hour event in Sydney.

But if anyone is after some T H Lewin french cuffed think they were 35 sleve 17 neck shirts in very good condition they are in Charring Cross Vinnies at about $15 each There were a couple in blue along with a large selection of other name brands.
post #20457 of 48611

Is anyone willing to post their Mo's at the end of the month (maybe halfway) so we can all admire each others manliness?

And Pink socks where do you box?

post #20458 of 48611
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Also - allow me to up the ante with the antiqued pebblegrain version...
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post #20459 of 48611
As a follow-on to my "OCBD shirt week" last week, I've decided that this week will be Borrelli week.

So here goes (and please forgive the fuzziness of one of the iPhone pictures):


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Details:
- RL Polo brown glen plaid suit, in mohair blend.
- Borrelli shirt;
- Brooks Brothers ancient madder paisley tie;
- Ancient madder silk neat print pocket square;
- Chocolate brown Zegna fatte a mano captoe balmorals.
post #20460 of 48611
My HC ties arrived today - I'd like to add the the chorus by saying that the construction and packaging are both top notch. They also tie a great knot.

I almost wish tomorrow wasn't a public holiday.....nah.
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