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post #24901 of 53496
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Are Pantherella's god-tier business socks or what?

 

They're good, but not sure if I would, personally, call them 'god-tier'. 

 

But then again, every one has their personal preferences. It would be wanton of me to say anyone is 'wrong' (unless we're talking about square-toed shoes) when it comes to personal preferences.

 

I have some Mazarin, Gamarelli, and Bresciani socks. Having tried these, as well as Pantharellas and Corgis, I've found the Mazarin/Gamarelli/Bresciani ones to be better. In my case, I guess, 'god-tier'.

post #24902 of 53496
Depends what you like I guess, but at $14.95 they are almost half price as to what you get them for at DJ's. There is a mix of cotton and wool blends and all are fairly thin, which I prefer. I'd die in thicker socks at this time of the year. They are made in England and have hand linked toes, so the quality is very good. I've never worn a hole in a pair yet.
post #24903 of 53496
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

They're good, but not sure if I would, personally, call them 'god-tier'. 

But then again, every one has their personal preferences. It would be wanton of me to say anyone is 'wrong' (unless we're talking about square-toed shoes) when it comes to personal preferences.

I have some Mazarin, Gamarelli, and Bresciani socks. Having tried these, as well as Pantharellas and Corgis, I've found the Mazarin/Gamarelli/Bresciani ones to be better. In my case, I guess, 'god-tier'.

I agree with the above.

The Henry Carter sale is excellent value, particularly using the SF code for an additional 10% discount.

However, in my experience, cotton Pantherellas do tend to shrink and "dry out" a bit (if that makes sense) after a while. The socks get a bit smaller and the material feels a bit stiffer and less silky after ten or twenty washes. So, whilst they do last a long time and I haven't had any develop holes, I personally don't like them as much as Marcoliani or Bresciani.
post #24904 of 53496
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Fella's PSA alert, all Pantherella's are down to $14.95 + SF discount code SF10.

Done.
post #24905 of 53496
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

As md said most tailors won't reattach fake buttonholes under the lining unless asked. It's obviously easier to do it this way so that is their default, and IMO not a huge deal. The "scars" for want of a better word of where the original buttons were removed would probably concern me more (especially if the fabric is a delicate one and/or a light colour). It is to be unavoidable however, and short of magic I'm not sure there is a way to remove bottonhole stitiching without leaving some sort of mark. Because of this, depending on the length I need shortened/lengthened (mostly the latter) I instruct the tailor to take the hem of the sleeve up/down and leave the buttons in position (whether working or not). Having the buttons ~1cm or so closer or further away from the sleeve end is barely noticeable, and better than the possible complications of moving the buttons and buttonholes. Also much cheaper than from-the-shoulder alterations which may risk throwing out the balance of the sleeves.

As for the creases, if this is a new suit then they should press out, and the tailor should have done this when they shortened the sleeves originally. You might take it back to them and ask that they do it for you if it's not too late, or have a go at it yourself at home. Though if you've had the sleeves shortened the crease would be on the inside of the sleeve (?) so not as bad as if you had them lengthened and the creases were on the outside.

Thanks all for the feedback guys. Seems like the rather dodgy technique is par for the course at the price point, which doesn't impress me much but I can live with. The work has been executed sloppily too though. The creases I speak of are lengthwise up the sleeve near the seam, from the end to about 20cm up the arm. Basically they've been too lazy or stupid to put the sleeve over a proper jig when pressing the ends and just flattened the whole sleeve.

To top it off, I noticed that the two sleeves are very noticeably different, one has the buttons almost a centimetre closer to the cuff vent than the other! That's just inexcusably sloppy on a quality garment. I'll be talking to the retailer about their choice of alterations people I think..
Edited by lennier - 1/23/13 at 5:02pm
post #24906 of 53496
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I agree with the above.

The Henry Carter sale is excellent value, particularly using the SF code for an additional 10% discount.

However, in my experience, cotton Pantherellas do tend to shrink and "dry out" a bit (if that makes sense) after a while. The socks get a bit smaller and the material feels a bit stiffer and less silky after ten or twenty washes. So, whilst they do last a long time and I haven't had any develop holes, I personally don't like them as much as Marcoliani or Bresciani.

 

The sale is very tempting, I confess.

 

As a general piece of guidance, I once was too tempted by the prices on Viccel socks. Avoid them.

post #24907 of 53496
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

The sale is very tempting, I confess.

 

As a general piece of guidance, I once was too tempted by the prices on Viccel socks. Avoid them.


Why? They're by no means bad socks. I simply prefer my Marcolianis, although my Viccel get a wear every so often.

post #24908 of 53496
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Thanks all for the feedback guys. Seems like the rather dodgy technique is par for the course at the price point, which doesn't impress me much but I can live with. The work has been executed sloppily too though. The creases I speak of are lengthwise up the sleeve near the seam, from the end to about 20cm up the arm. Basically they've been too lazy or stupid to put the sleeve over a proper jig when pressing the ends and just flattened the whole sleeve.

To top it off, I noticed that the two sleeves are very noticeably different, one has the buttons almost a centimetre closer to the cuff vent than the other! That's just inexcusably sloppy on a quality garment. I'll be talking to the retailer about their choice of alterations people I think..

I'm not sure the technique is dodgy - more like pretty standard for altering sleeves. With the buttons I'd suggest you just be wary of meetups with forumites carrying magnify glasses and tape measures.

I wouldn't be too worried about the creases - you are in reasonable company.
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post #24909 of 53496
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

To top it off, I noticed that the two sleeves are very noticeably different, one has the buttons almost a centimetre closer to the cuff vent than the other! That's just inexcusably sloppy on a quality garment. I'll be talking to the retailer about their choice of alterations people I think..

I'm not sure the technique is dodgy - more like pretty standard for altering sleeves. With the buttons I'd suggest you just be wary of meetups with forumites carrying magnify glasses and tape measures.

I wouldn't be too worried about the creases - you are in reasonable company.

Perhaps I'm just too picky, but this all seems like very poor attention to detail to me, something I see all too often in too many industries unfortunately frown.gif

Don't mind being in Charles' company, although he at least has full sleeve creases and presumably they're deliberate (but still wierd if you ask me lol).
post #24910 of 53496

Is Large in the Panthrella too big for an 8UK?

 

EDIT

 

Mr Porter seems to think it's too big. Thoughts?

 

    • Medium = UK 6 to 8.5
    • Large = UK 9 to 11.5

Edited by elisiX - 1/23/13 at 5:49pm
post #24911 of 53496
Small pantherellas good for a 6UK?
Edit: nvm; no size smalls T_T
post #24912 of 53496

Also, I cannot seem to get SF10 to work? 

 

Nevermind, i'm hopeless. :)

post #24913 of 53496
working for me on my phone and iPad. the discount comes off the total at the bottom not the individual price, so just scroll down and check that.

8uk should be ok for a large and 6uk would be a medium. think there is only m left in a few staples now.

cheers
post #24914 of 53496
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

 think there is only m left in a few staples now.

cheers

Nicely done, they walked right out the door...

post #24915 of 53496
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I wouldn't be too worried about the creases - you are in reasonable company.
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I have a (very) vague recollection that pressing the jacket sleeve like such is commonly how military jackets are pressed and might even be referred to as a ‘military press’ or something like that...
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