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post #30721 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Yes verry shit. I have one and it's an around the house jumper now.

 

You should do some Merino sweaters ;-)

post #30722 of 52281
Yeah have thought about it but too many other things to do first. Next up is trousers.
post #30723 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

Thoughts on good value cashmere sweaters anyone?

J Crew have a 20% off sale atm with flat $10 delivery to Aus, putting them at ~$75 a pop.  Obviously not going to be the same quality cashmere as the higher end stuff, but I'm thinking about picking up a couple to check them out.

I would run a mile from them. I noticed that they say on the page Italian mills but I bet it's made in China. I had one from an 'Italian mill' from STP and it lasted a year then fell apart. It pilled like crazy after the first wash then the stitching went under the arms then the elbows gave out.

If your going to buy cashmere spend a few quid on quality items and they will last for years.The one Jason has on today looks good.

Speaking of Merino I have a zip shawl collar jumper i bought in 2000 that is still going strong, it was made in China.
post #30724 of 52281
I love tassel loafers. Always have. Probably always will.

I can't tell anyone at work, so there it is, guys - told all of you.

Thanks.
post #30725 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

Thanks for that. Do you know when the sales start? We are there mid-June to mid-July.

You might be in luck- Paris Soldes 26 June to 30 July.

 

http://www.tout-paris.org/dates-soldes-paris-22240

 

If first time in Paris and shopping, absolutely vital to learn the "detax" procedure.  Google is your friend.

 

Get Metro Navigo Decouverte weekly pass. 

 

If going to museums, check out days in which the particular museum is close.  There is also a free admission day every month I think.

 

Most shops close on Sundays, except Champ Elysee and another shopping district I cannot remember. Exceptions I think during 1st week of soldes.

 

Lastly, if you have time, Switzerland by TGV Lyria is only 4 hours trip, and if you book early enough, one way fares are as cheap as Euro36 per person.

post #30726 of 52281
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I love tassel loafers. Always have. Probably always will.

I can't tell anyone at work, so there it is, guys - told all of you.

Thanks.

This is part of the routine?
post #30727 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I would run a mile from them. I noticed that they say on the page Italian mills but I bet it's made in China. I had one from an 'Italian mill' from STP and it lasted a year then fell apart. It pilled like crazy after the first wash then the stitching went under the arms then the elbows gave out.

If your going to buy cashmere spend a few quid on quality items and they will last for years.The one Jason has on today looks good.

Speaking of Merino I have a zip shawl collar jumper i bought in 2000 that is still going strong, it was made in China.

My sole experience of J.Crew cashmere is a negative one.
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I was in the Men's Shop on the corner of 79th and Madison in New York, and a middle-aged, bald, gym-loving, camp man was trying on a sweater in a purple colour. He was trying on an S, not wearing anything underneath and even then would have benefitted from trying on an L. He paraded about in front of the mirror and asked every other customer what they thought of it.
post #30728 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

This is part of the routine?

Canberran hecklers are the worst kind.
post #30729 of 52281
For you TBM.

post #30730 of 52281
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I love tassel loafers. Always have. Probably always will.

I must wear my blue suede tassel loafers a couple more times before the weather becomes too autumnal.
post #30731 of 52281
Definitely, JM. They are fantastic loafers and you wear them very well smile.gif
post #30732 of 52281
When I was a teenager or a bit older I used to look at Alden Cordovan Cigar coloured tasseled loafers in films and ads in magazines and imagine myself in dark grey trousers or suit and those shoes.

Sadly I couldn't find any for years and by then I realised my feet don't work properly with slip ons or vice versa.

The old Californian Tuxedo of Navy jacket, Blue open necked OCBD, Khaki chinos and those loafers is hard to beat in the right context.
post #30733 of 52281
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

When I was a teenager or a bit older I used to look at Alden Cordovan Cigar coloured tasseled loafers in films and ads in magazines and imagine myself in dark grey trousers or suit and those shoes.

Sadly I couldn't find any for years and by then I realised my feet don't work properly with slip ons or vice versa.The old Californian Tuxedo of Navy jacket, Blue open necked OCBD, Khaki chinos and those loafers is hard to beat in the right context.

I think that at my age, that "uniform" is right more often than it's not.
post #30734 of 52281

Hi gents, what would be your opinions on the next suit that I should add to my wardrobe? I'm a 24 year old working in a law firm in Sydney. I have a fairly tanned complexion with black hair. So far, I've got;

 

1 deep blue plain single breasted

1 navy plain single breasted 

1 petrol blue plain single breasted

1 charcoal plain single breasted 

1 light grey pinstripe single breasted

1 dark grey nailhead single breasted

1 midnight blue chalkstripe single breasted

1 navy double pinstripe (almost chalkstripe) flannel single breasted

1 blue plaid windowpane check double breasted 

I think the next suit will be the last one I add to my collection for a while, haha. 


Edited by Stebbin - 5/2/13 at 11:41pm
post #30735 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Stebbin View Post

Hi gents, what would be your opinions on the next suit that I should add to my wardrobe? I'm a 24 year old working in a law firm in Sydney. I have a fairly tanned complexion with black hair. So far, I've got;

 

1 deep blue plain single breasted

1 navy plain single breasted 

1 petrol blue plain single breasted

1 charcoal plain single breasted 

1 light grey pinstripe single breasted

1 dark grey nailhead single breasted

1 midnight blue chalkstripe single breasted

1 navy double pinstripe (almost chalkstripe) flannel single breasted

1 blue plaid windowpane check double breasted 

I think the next suit will be the last one I add to my collection for a while, haha. 

1 SF approved black suit to match your hair  ffffuuuu.gif

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