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post #20866 of 58009
surely the younger will have come across metal in garments before? or maybe only me. think McQ, Dior Homme, Damir Doma, Song for the Mute or CoN. The last two are Aussie but SW&D so probably not known. I've only ever seen it used to provide a sheen (very light chain mail style running through) for skinny jeans and jackets.

Song has dressed Lupe Fiasco and Kanye before.
post #20867 of 58009
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

x2 RMW Craftsmen shoes, black and tan

well you bought quality.
below are my "dress" shoes. although i'm yet to wear jesus sandals in a suit. yet. brands range completely from lower shelf to top.
post #20868 of 58009
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


+1. Using a sniper such as Gixen is much better than manually entering a bid, or bids, for a few reasons:
- you don't have to stay up until the early hours of the morning for overseas auctions;
- you don't become tempted to place further bids and get involved in a bidding war in the last few minutes of an auction; and
- since it places your bid at the last minute, it avoids the unpleasant side-effect of the "place maximum bid early" strategy, which is that eBay noobs then often place multiple bids in a short period of time, driving up the price dramatically, in an attempt to find out (and beat) your maximum bid.

 

Also, if you put in a bid via Gixen and you get second thoughts before the auction ends, you can always withdraw it.

post #20869 of 58009

Seeing as you just posted all your shoes Gerry, have you looked into Vass at all? Something mentioned them recently in this thread, too, if I remember right.

post #20870 of 58009
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Seeing as you just posted all your shoes Gerry, have you looked into Vass at all? Something mentioned them recently in this thread, too, if I remember right.

 

It was probably me who mentioned them. I was planning on getting some Vass. I contacted them about it and got them to give me all the pricing and shipping details. I've been a bit busy and didn't get around to ordering, running the risk of being deemed a sartorial tyre kicker.

 

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You might be able to turn up my post. From memory it was 4-6 weeks from order, direct bank transfer only, and runs about $500 in our money for any catalog range shoes in calf including shipping (via FedEx) and lasted trees.

 

Price list. Contact info.

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Seeing as you just posted all your shoes Gerry, have you looked into Vass at all? Something mentioned them recently in this thread, too, if I remember right.

 

It was probably me who mentioned them. I was planning on getting some Vass. I contacted them about it and got them to give me all the pricing and shipping details. I've been a bit busy and didn't get around to ordering, running the risk of being deemed a sartorial tyre kicker.

 

shog[1].gif

 

You might be able to turn up my post. From memory it was 4-6 weeks from order, direct bank transfer only, and runs about $500 in our money for any catalog range shoes in calf including shipping (via FedEx) and lasted trees.

 

Price list. Contact info.

 

Oh, I'm way ahead of you :P

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Oh, I'm way ahead of you :P


Oh, woops, sorry. Keep me in the loop, I'll be keen to see what you get. biggrin.gif

post #20873 of 58009

I've given into gixen, cunt beat me 2s b4 auction T_T

post #20874 of 58009
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Quick pic - sorry probably not the best quality.
Left to right= 1) Herringbone (made in italy) 2) Vanda 3) Drakes for PJohnson 4) Drakes bought in their London store 5+6) Henry Carter ties

Observations. Both my Drakes ties are 7cm width. HC ties were both 8cm width - same as herringbone and vanda. The taper on the HC is more as both HC and drakes narrow to the same width at the centre.

To my hand the drakes ties have more life as they are lighter and use less (or softer?) lining. The Vanda has no lining. HC is probably on par with Herringbone or a Rhodes + Beckett tie in terms of lining but even between the two that I have the thickness varies and obviously should as different materials should be lined differently.

The silver check tie is thicker than the green with white spots. In terms of blade length Im not a big fan of Vanda as I can only tie a single FIH knot without it looking uncomfortably short. My favourite tie is a P Johnson plain tie of mine. Its 155cm and ties the best knot out of any of my tie collection. 


What kind of ties are these called... just skinny ties? Anyone have a fit pic?
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Seeing as you just posted all your shoes Gerry, have you looked into Vass at all? Something mentioned them recently in this thread, too, if I remember right.

 

I never looked into them because I'd always assumed they were in the Edward Green, G & G and John Lobb price range. 

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

I've given into gixen, cunt beat me 2s b4 auction T_T

Sorry to hear that - it might have also happened with gixen but far less likely. The one good thing is that Barbour jackets are not rare items so you *will* find one.

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What kind of ties are these called... just skinny ties? Anyone have a fit pic?

They're not skinny, The photo makes them look that way.

post #20876 of 58009
@ Toby,
Congrats on the baby news mate.
post #20877 of 58009
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I didn't know that people over 30 know how to use an internet forum smile.gif. I thought they spent all their time fixing V-dub engines and left all the computer stuff to us smile.gif.

Some us grew up with the Jestons, Apollo and Jules Vern or is it William Gibson so its just natural to us over 30 types.biggrin.gif
post #20878 of 58009
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

I've given into gixen, cunt beat me 2s b4 auction T_T

 

Spewing. This is why I stay away from Ebay. Only heartbreak ensures.

post #20879 of 58009
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

Spewing. This is why I stay away from Ebay. Only heartbreak ensures.

 

This is a partial list of what I've gotten off eBay over the last year:

 

John Lobb shoes

Borelli shirts

Barbour Beaufort jacket

C&J Marlow wingtips and plain toe bluchers

Gloverall duffle coats

Drakes ties

Lorenzini linen jacket

John Smedley merino v-neck jumpers

 

All were below *overseas* retail prices (some significantly).

 

Keep saving your money, be patient and pounce when the time is right (watch the regular eBay roundup on Put This On). I've lost or pulled out of lots of auctions but the gains far outweigh any losses. I don't even remember the losses now.

post #20880 of 58009
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I've found the age of the posters in this thread tends to be directly proportional to the quality of their contribution.

Me FTW. Thanks Prince. biggrin.gif
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