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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


I am usually both.

 

Simultaneously AND at the same time no less.

 

I found this to be quite an interesting read: http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2008/marchapril/feature/the-dandy

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Even though they're chocolate its too small for me :(

post #29103 of 52363
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I found this to be quite an interesting read: http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2008/marchapril/feature/the-dandy

"I am kind of a dull person in real life. I have a regular job and a suburban home and all that, but I overdress. I aspire to be a dandy in that sense only."
post #29104 of 52363
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Even though they're chocolate its too small for me frown.gif

Agree something must be done to lengthen TBM's feet say to a size 10G UK would be very appropriate for me:)
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To this post here;

http://www.styleforum.net/t/88856/australian-members/25755#post_6107332

Regarding shoe polish.

 

Where are you guys buying the products? Any brand/store recommendations. 

 

Cheers!

 

 

Here's everything I reckon you need:

 

Saphir gold medal line products:

1 Renovator

1 black wax polish

1 black cream polish

1 appropriate brown wax polish

1 appropriate brown cream polish

 

2 cloths or chamois. One to apply the renovator/polish with, One to buff the toe cap. (You can use a brush to apply the polish but I prefer using a cloth and working it into the leather in small circles.

2 horsehair brushes to brush the polish off once it is dry. Use one for black and one for brown.

 

1 wooden box to keep it all in.

 

Very simple method that I use is:

 

  • brush dust and dirt off shoe
  • apply Renovator over the complete shoe. Wait five or ten minutes. Brush it off.
  • apply cream polish all over the shoe including toe cap. Wait five or ten minutes. Brush it off.
  • apply wax polish to the toe cap. Wait five or ten minutes. Brush it off. (Repeat this step as many times as you like depending on how deep a shine you are after).
  • buff toe cap with fresh cloth.

 

If you want a mirror shine you can then wet a cloth and work it in small circles on the toe cap then finish it off with a buffing from a pair of nylon stockings.

 

 

post #29106 of 52363
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Even though they're chocolate its too small for me frown.gif

Agree something must be done to lengthen TBM's feet say to a size 10G UK would be very appropriate for me:)

No, because then they'll fit him and he'll keep them. What you need to do is *convince* TBM that he needs a 10G UK then pick them up when he on-sells them smile.gif
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So I won three eBay tie auctions the other week in the early morning, which cost me $180 all up, and finally they've arrived from the UK :)

 

The seller was away for a couple of days so threw in another unsold tie to make up for the delay - one with which I forgot to bid on and really wanted anyway. All NWOT. Here they are:

 

 

 

The tie on the right is a light green, but is slightly darker than it appears in the photos. Was that a steal or what?

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Sweet kops, Jake. 

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Dang, nice one Jake
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Nice Jake. That light green one, what are you planning on wearing that with? It'll be a tough one moving in to winter.

Surprised to see Drakes using satin silk tipping rather than self tipping, given their price point at full price.
post #29111 of 52363
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Nice Jake. That light green one, what are you planning on wearing that with? It'll be a tough one moving in to winter.

Yeah I'm not too sure yet about that light green. Couldn't pass it up for $40, but am unsure if anything will go with it. Any suggestions?

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I'd struggle to think of anything to wear it with in winter and would probably just wait till spring; though personally I do prefer dressing for winter.

Haven't posted very frequently so what's been going on recently? I see that Gerry and TBM are as dapper as ever but haven't seen many other pics so far and too long to catch up properly.
Also realized I missed the knit ties I wanted from the HC sale T_T (plain navy and brown) but ah well.

By the way has anyone seen the Smedley polo collared knits? They look great am going through the interwebz trying to grab myself the 'Dorset' model will probably have one ordered by tonight considering It is one of there classic models assuming it is slim but not too slim.
Hope it fits cuz it looks excellent; and what is the etiquette on knitwear sleeves? I usually turnback my sleeves as my arms aren't quite long enough and is there a way to actually shorten them (via a tailor)?
post #29113 of 52363
Well it's probably worth accepting first up its not going to be an every day business acceptable tie. Light ties are always difficult due to lack of contrast with shirts.
But in saying that, I'd wear it for spring and summer events, like the races or weddings and the like. It'll work with a light to mid grey suit and white shirt quite well but unfortunately the pastelly nature of the colour won't see it useable for another 6 months or so now.
post #29114 of 52363
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Yeah I'm not too sure yet about that light green. Couldn't pass it up for $40, but am unsure if anything will go with it. Any suggestions?

 

Navy suit, white shirt

 

Navy jacket, white shirt, grey trousers

 

Dark brown suit, white shirt

 

Charcoal suit, white shirt

 

Brown tweed jacket, navy (or mid-grey) trousers, white shirt

 

Probably all with either a white or a dark green PS.

 

 

....aaaand I'm spent.

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Jason I remember you ordered straight from smedley's website a small while ago; how was it if it indeed was you?
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