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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Like Rob and Nabil, I too am experimenting with a less spread collar (from cottonwork for me) after the great tearing of 2013 (I've torn 4 shirts under the arms in as many weeks). So with measurements changed I'm pretty happy with this. This is the semi-cutaway with the softest interlining, but I think for the next batch i'll see if I can get them to add 1.5cm more tie space at the button and also lengthen the points by 1cm.

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Coat: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork oxford stripe
Tie: Henry Carter Navy Cashmere knit
Trousers: Benjamin
Shoes: Carmina Burgundy derby

 

 

ive never gone for extreme cutaways ... too "fashion" for me

 

Im not usually one to nit-pick but I reckon that spread would look better if you could extend the collar points about 1cm so it sits and meets your lapels

post #30182 of 54942
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

How much are the AM shoes that are on sale?
I think the conservative style shoes were somewhere around $450-500.
post #30183 of 54942
I remember reading on this thread (where else?!) that a grey herringbone weave jacket is a must have! I can see why.
post #30184 of 54942
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

ive never gone for extreme cutaways ... too "fashion" for me

Im not usually one to nit-pick but I reckon that spread would look better if you could extend the collar points about 1cm so it sits and meets your lapels

Yep I agree, just like I said - smile.gif

Like Rob and Nabil, I too am experimenting with a less spread collar (from cottonwork for me) after the great tearing of 2013 (I've torn 4 shirts under the arms in as many weeks). So with measurements changed I'm pretty happy with this. This is the semi-cutaway with the softest interlining, but I think for the next batch i'll see if I can get them to add 1.5cm more tie space at the button and also lengthen the points by 1cm
post #30185 of 54942
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Ps. Spent a good hour on PS's tumblr this evening passing time. The 170+ pages is a treasure trove of menswear. It's a carefully curated selection and having met with Mr. PS a few times now, I'm beginning to notice how I perceive his tumblr reflects his sense of dress, if that makes sense. Anyway, hope the others here look at it - I certainly enjoy it.

Wow, thank you for the kind words TBM. The site has always been more of an archive of shots that inspire me or are good reference points. I too scroll through the archives once in a while and get some new ideas.

CHECKstar said something about using Linen for Summer Tweed for Winter as his "what is worth seeing in Menswear" digest, which was also nice to hear.

Really I am just reposting others images which I like. Site like yours, Gezzas Eyes and Nabil's We are All Alright provide great original content.
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He be creepin'

That is alright, it is encouraged (within the walls of the Linen for Summer site).
Edited by Pink Socks - 4/23/13 at 5:52pm
post #30186 of 54942
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I noticed the other day that Herringbone has a new version in their Autumn-Winter range, made in Italy this time, so they've now done at least three versions of the grey, herringbone-weave jacket - which makes sense, as it's a great jacket that looks fantastic with a pair of navy trousers.
Lead me not into temptation...
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My two cents on shoe shine:

First of all, there is a personal aspect. What works for one person may not work for another, so develop your own 'style'. I've watched plenty of glaçage videos where they use heaps of water to achieve great results, and failed miserably when I try to replicate!

Before a shine, I like to get the shoes as clean as possible of polish, so you can see the grain of the leather. As well as Renovateur, some RMW conditioner does a good job at getting out those last stubborn bits. Ensure you wipe off all the conditioner before you go any further.

For a black pair, I'll use some cream on any parts where they're not quite black, although for brown I don't mind some variation as it enhances the antiqued look. Leave to dry overnight or the next step will polish it off, and again, polish it back until very smooth.

Finally, the wax polish. As mentioned, I don't like to use as much water as others, just enough to thin the polish to the point where the layer that goes on the shoe is as thin as possible while still covering.

From there, leave 10-15 mins to dry, brush to remove excess (shouldn't be much if you're doing it right), and then buff with a cloth, an old stocking, or even a piece of silk from an old print tie, if you have one that is dead to the world (learn this trick from Ethan). As has been said elsewhere, the key is speed to build up heat, rather than pressure. Polish each coat until totally smooth.

Repeat ad verbatim ad nauseum until shined!

I'm planning to give all of my pairs a good buff over the long weekend, shall post some photos on Sunday!
post #30189 of 54942
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Yep I agree, just like I said - smile.gif

Like Rob and Nabil, I too am experimenting with a less spread collar (from cottonwork for me) after the great tearing of 2013 (I've torn 4 shirts under the arms in as many weeks). So with measurements changed I'm pretty happy with this. This is the semi-cutaway with the softest interlining, but I think for the next batch i'll see if I can get them to add 1.5cm more tie space at the button and also lengthen the points by 1cm

damn .. my excuse is that it was early and i was on my phone  shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

damn .. my excuse is that it was early and i was on my phone  shog%5B1%5D.gif

Don't worry Romp. We all make socially awkward mistakes. I forgive you.

post #30191 of 54942
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Guys I know I'm a massive pest, but I've got some questions regarding shoe care and am having trouble finding answers. 


1) What are the 'must reads' on polishing/conditioning shoes? What stuff do I need and where am I best to order it?


2) I'm unhappy with the shade of my shoe. Originally I wanted a dark brown, but went a chestnut because that was all they had. Is there any way for me to darken my shoes a shade or two?

Great discussion and pics on this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc
post #30192 of 54942
Why were there so many popped collars on display at the Henry Carter launch at Ludlows the other day?
http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/
Is this some new sartorial trend... Coming from the UK as I do, it is for me forever associated with 'hooray henrys' from the 80's.
post #30193 of 54942
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Originally Posted by boff View Post

Why were there so many popped collars on display at the Henry Carter launch at Ludlows the other day?
http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/
Is this some new sartorial trend... Coming from the UK as I do, it is for me forever associated with 'hooray henrys' from the 80's.

Actually I do not mind this look though I know some traditionalist might disagree.

The three people I see it do it most often are Aaron of Red Buttonhole (http://cheungish.tumblr.com/), Christian Kimber (of the Footwear range, though not in the pictures here) and our very own thebrownman.

They are all youthful (like me? Turning 30 this year...), all wearing a casual blazer odd trousers combination (not sure if it works on a full, conservative suit, but every case on its merits), have fun with their dressing, are comfortable in what they wear and, most importantly, wear without care - http://thediscoursecircus.tumblr.com/post/24574528057/wear-without-care-recently-ive-spent-some

Since they all look better than me and are happy with it, it gets my approval (though do not think everyone should do it).


For those looking for the direct link - http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/48569189281/gezzaseyes-the-launch-of-the-henry-carter-aw13#notes
Edited by Pink Socks - 4/23/13 at 10:36pm
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post #30195 of 54942
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Originally Posted by boff View Post

Why were there so many popped collars on display at the Henry Carter launch at Ludlows the other day?
http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/
Is this some new sartorial trend... Coming from the UK as I do, it is for me forever associated with 'hooray henrys' from the 80's.

Were you not around for the popped polo shirt collars with "industrie 99" printed on them?
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