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Congrats Romp! Looking sharp as a tack too!

 

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Congratulations (you look so proud).

thanks guys ! yeah im pumped - career change is refreshing and loving the challenge

 

I think I need to work on my tan though haha

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That's myself, nightclub I promote at had a bowtie july night. Decided to go the extra mile. Looked good. Everyone loved it. It's an RDX navy suit. I bought it as I was just getting into menswear. I'm wearing Meermin DMs. The watch is my Tissot PRC200.

 

I just sent them an email now, thank's Journeyman. I'm also not to keen on getting a replica made :(

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That's myself, nightclub I promote at had a bowtie july night. Decided to go the extra mile. Looked good. Everyone loved it. It's an RDX navy suit. I bought it as I was just getting into menswear. I'm wearing Meermin DMs. The watch is my Tissot PRC200.

I just sent them an email now, thank's Journeyman. I'm also not to keen on getting a replica made frown.gif

I think...could it be?...yep...yes. That is definitely the smallest shirt collar I have ever seen in my life. biggrin.gif
post #34624 of 51872
Very tidy kitchen.
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You are welcome to post a selfie!

Sitting on a park bench eyeing llittle girls with band intent.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

 

A bit overcast this morning, but my polished up boots wanted to say 'Hi'.

 

Looks good but you really need to post an outdoor pic to show that shine!

post #34627 of 51872
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I was or still am looking for wool and OTC. The search continues.


Partly in response to this, and partly my own question about OTC wool socks a few weeks back, I took the plunge with Howard Yount despite reservations over the service issues raised in the affilliate thread. One of the styles I ordered was out of stock, and the email to advise was quick enough, and the followup excellent. As part of that, Jamison confirmed that he will be restocking a wider range of wool OTC styles for his A/W range.

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Partly in response to this, and partly my own question about OTC wool socks a few weeks back, I took the plunge with Howard Yount despite reservations over the service issues raised in the affilliate thread. One of the styles I ordered was out of stock, and the email to advise was quick enough, and the followup excellent. As part of that, Jamison confirmed that he will be restocking a wider range of wool OTC styles for his A/W range.

Have bought socks from him before mainly Marcoliani but his house socks which are made by Marcoliani are not the same quality. (sigh)
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That's myself, nightclub I promote at had a bowtie july night. Decided to go the extra mile. Looked good. Everyone loved it. It's an RDX navy suit. I bought it as I was just getting into menswear. I'm wearing Meermin DMs. The watch is my Tissot PRC200.

I just sent them an email now, thank's Journeyman. I'm also not to keen on getting a replica made frown.gif
Completely off topic but I hope you aren't using those empty Gatorade bottles as drink bottles for water, that kind of plastic is meant for single use only and is not good for your health if used over and over.
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That's myself, nightclub I promote at had a bowtie july night. Decided to go the extra mile. Looked good. Everyone loved it. It's an RDX navy suit. I bought it as I was just getting into menswear. I'm wearing Meermin DMs. The watch is my Tissot PRC200.

 

I just sent them an email now, thank's Journeyman. I'm also not to keen on getting a replica made :(

 

I got a sneaking suspicion that Pot on the stove is not even copper! 

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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Very tidy kitchen.

Yep. Thanks Mum!

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Completely off topic but I hope you aren't using those empty Gatorade bottles as drink bottles for water, that kind of plastic is meant for single use only and is not good for your health if used over and over.

Ah. Yeah I am.....

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I got a sneaking suspicion that Pot on the stove is not even copper! 

I got no idea!

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Note to self don't post a pic in house.....or else will be met with creepy comments :P

Is it just me or does Foxhound look a lot like Remi?

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I like beige macs/trenches too, but here's a factor--my beige TM Lewin mac is starting to look dirty around the cuffs, and I don't think macs are washable (correct me if I'm wrong). Navy would obvioiusly show the dirt much less than beige or camel.

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It might be simpler to wash your wrists!

Basically anything can be washed. Wool trousers, shirts, shoes suede and leather - etc. (and btw Dry cleaning isn't DRY). It just depends how careful you are with washing and in many cases the drying.

Mostly - washing (gently) by hand in blood temperature water with no or mild soap and rinsing well , then drying flat on a towel or wiping down first and not in front of a heat source will work for anything. Your desert boots, your Meerkat shoes, your suit, your socks, undies, shirt or overcoat. I wouldn't wash a tailored jacket unless I was feeling courageous but it can be done. Most harm in washing is done in the drying - if that doesn't sound too silly. Best practice is do not wash in hot water, hand wash not machine wash, machine wash only on gentle, do not spin dry, dry flat, do not dry near heat source.

In general soap just makes water more watery. And lets it soak in and remove dirt. Too much soap just defeats the purpose and can (will) grease up the water. Most detergent manufacturers recommend you use too much soap in wash machines - they would wouldn't they - that why theres a grease build up in machines. As a general tip use half recommended dose in a machine.

Soaking the material is what really gets rid of most stains. It loosens the threads and allows trapped dirt to escape with bit of rubbing. So soaking - at least over night - will often preform miracles.

Strictly speaking, if you want your shirts to last and be easily clean, when you take them off each day/night, you should chuck them in a bucket or tub of water - straight away and leave until you are washing next. I assume you do wash regularly every 2 or 3 days. Washing shirts in cold water or warm is better for them than sending to dry cleaners - not to mention cheaper. This assumes you do not chuck them in the dryer. Ideally do not let machine to spin dry either and hang out to drip dry.

My two long overcoats get a wash every now and then. (not once a year)

The beige one has detailed and long instructions on washing on the lable - the navy one has DRY CLEAN ONLY. They are both made by the same company with the same 65%/ 35% cotton poly mix. The beige one has a heavy zip out lining which I never use anyway - so it doesn't get washed with the coat. The navy one has sewn in "normal" lining and a few washes haven't hurt it. The Navy one is calf length and the FULL Inspector Gadget - epaulets, sleeve belts, double breasted, rear button up long vent, shoulder flaps ,buttons everywhere. The beige one is also long but fly fronted - more a Colombo.
I find spot cleaning is the way to go with light-coloured delicate items. As you notice a stain or mark, get a bit of water and a bit of Preen on your finger or some paper and rub in to the stain, working inward. Once you start to "loosen" the stain, rinse with clear water, and leave to dry. Usually the stain will either disappear or become unnoticeable. Don't allow dirt to build up over weeks...

Only drawback with this method on trenchcoats is you will lose most of the water repellant coating on the spot(s) you clean.
post #34634 of 51872
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Having said that though, the first trench I got was a beige one.

Thrifted the vintage Dior it off ebay:


Nice trench, I have a similar one in that light bone colour.

Very Alain Delon in Le Samourai !

post #34635 of 51872
Didn't see that Nabil, it's absolutely amazing! Great score!
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