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post #35416 of 58003
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post


Sorry, but still don't feel you calling them retarded is justified. I assume considering the brands you listed you want all of this at a reasonable price too? Honestly the easiest option would be to go through an online MTM company, otherwise you'll be spending far more to get all of your desired combinations than you're willing to spend. 

Pale blue and white shirts are the Toyota Corollas of the shirting world. It's not much to ask.
post #35417 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post


Sorry, but still don't feel you calling them retarded is justified. I assume considering the brands you listed you want all of this at a reasonable price too? Honestly the easiest option would be to go through an online MTM company, otherwise you'll be spending far more to get all of your desired combinations than you're willing to spend. 

Pale blue and white shirts are the Toyota Corollas of the shirting world. It's not much to ask.

 

Indeed it isn't. That's why all of the companies stock white and pale blue shirts, they just don't stock them (at the moment at least) in a plain poplin weave, or with button cuffs, or with OCBD. Spend the money to get exactly what you want, or make some concessions in other areas. *shrug*

post #35418 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I don't know, but they have shirts in black, pink and purple for every painted, perfumed gigolo's needs. 
You would love my purple shirt with teal stripes. If I ever tire of it, it's good to know there is a potential buyer out there.

In all seriousness though, "conservative business dress"... There are plenty of Conservatives - aka Tories - whose shirts and ties are anything but. Rarely pale blue shirts and never BDs... More likely to see a floral tie, and a French cuff purple shirt on a City trader than a Shoreditch gigolo..

Manton's way isn't the only way.
post #35419 of 58003
Well I went to Double Monk today and picked up my refurbished C&J Audleys. Here's a cross=post form the C&J thread.

This is a pair of Crockett & Jones Audleys that I returned to the factory in Northampton for refurbishment.

The first photo shows the neglected state they were in. The heels were worn right down at the back, and the soles had been worn all the way through to the cork.

The other photos show the shoes after they came back. So what had C&J done?

1. Replaced the cork, welt, soles and heels on the original last. The soles and heels look magnificent - i'm reluctant to walk around in them now!

2. New insoles

4. New laces.

5. Thorough clean, with the patina looking really nice.

The total cost was $250, including shipping from Australia to the UK and back. If you consider that a quality shoe repairer here in Melbourne would probably charge $100 for a full set of soles and heels, this looks like pretty good value. I wouldn't do this for any old shoe, but would certainly consider the exercise for another high-end pair of shoes. in future.










post #35420 of 58003
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

any big finds recently, CD? i've had very slim pickings. more luck with ties than anything. 

I think the last big find was the Ferragamo shearling coat. I have had some nice vintage perfume finds. Today was OK. A PRL unstructured cotton jacket, a Comme des Garcons shirt, a Tyrwhitt long-sleeve polo in my size and a nice Hickey Freeman suit in 42L.Don't see them much, so I picked it up.
post #35421 of 58003

^^ CD: Looks great, thanks for posting these photos. Wear in good health. 

post #35422 of 58003
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Originally Posted by John Appleseed View Post

Sorry folks. I asked before where to buy shoe horns online. I meant to say shoe trees. Any recommendations please let me know.

Allen Edmonds on Amazon; $180 for half a dozen inclusive of shipping
post #35423 of 58003
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Indeed it isn't. That's why all of the companies stock white and pale blue shirts, they just don't stock them (at the moment at least) in a plain poplin weave, or with button cuffs, or with OCBD. Spend the money to get exactly what you want, or make some concessions in other areas. *shrug*

 

If you asked the man on the Clapham omnibus (or his white collar equivalent) to draw up the perfect shirt, I could almost guarantee you they'd draw up a pale blue, button cuff shirt with a mid spread collar. Its been a sartorial standard for decades. 

 

Companies do weird fabrics/cuffs/collars mostly because they know their target market is in fact their wives/girlfriends. 

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


You would love my purple shirt with teal stripes. If I ever tire of it, it's good to know there is a potential buyer out there.

In all seriousness though, "conservative business dress"... There are plenty of Conservatives - aka Tories - whose shirts and ties are anything but. Rarely pale blue shirts and never BDs... More likely to see a floral tie, and a French cuff purple shirt on a City trader than a Shoreditch gigolo..

Manton's way isn't the only way.

 

Most Tories, in particular the Bunyip Aristocrats out here, wouldn't know class if it scuttled along the floor beside them. 

 

I'm into conservatism ('mnml') from an apolitical perspective. Like German cars - theres nothing particularly interesting about an Audi A4 or Merc C, but their simplicity and attention to detail gives them a sense of elegance and luxury that your fluro-orange Commodore cannot match. 

 

The Montezemolos are the embodiment of this - 

 

 

To your average Liberal-voting silverback this is just a navy suit. But the minimalism and attention to detail (ie lengthened collar and commando soles) create a sense of interest and style that would bring a tear to Keating's eye. 

post #35424 of 58003
Second iSurg, looks great!
post #35425 of 58003

 

This is how I generally dress btw - grey/navy suits, white/pale blue shirts and ties the colours of the tricolore cockade. 

 

Note: I lost the hair and beard and swapped it for a swoop. Totes Marian. 

post #35426 of 58003
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Well I went to Double Monk today and picked up my refurbished C&J Audleys. Here's a cross=post form the C&J thread.

This is a pair of Crockett & Jones Audleys that I returned to the factory in Northampton for refurbishment.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The first photo shows the neglected state they were in. The heels were worn right down at the back, and the soles had been worn all the way through to the cork.

The other photos show the shoes after they came back. So what had C&J done?

1. Replaced the cork, welt, soles and heels on the original last. The soles and heels look magnificent - i'm reluctant to walk around in them now!

2. New insoles

4. New laces.

5. Thorough clean, with the patina looking really nice.

The total cost was $250, including shipping from Australia to the UK and back. If you consider that a quality shoe repairer here in Melbourne would probably charge $100 for a full set of soles and heels, this looks like pretty good value. I wouldn't do this for any old shoe, but would certainly consider the exercise for another high-end pair of shoes. in future.










 

wow nice - no option for flush steel taps im guessing?

 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

This is how I generally dress btw - grey/navy suits, white/pale blue shirts and ties the colours of the tricolore cockade. 

 

Note: I lost the hair and beard and swapped it for a swoop. Totes Marian. 

 Collar gap is strong with this one:)

post #35427 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 

 Collar gap is strong with this one:)

 

Tis' the manbag :(

post #35428 of 58003
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Well I went to Double Monk today and picked up my refurbished C&J Audleys. Here's a cross=post form the C&J thread.

This is a pair of Crockett & Jones Audleys that I returned to the factory in Northampton for refurbishment.

The first photo shows the neglected state they were in. The heels were worn right down at the back, and the soles had been worn all the way through to the cork.

The other photos show the shoes after they came back. So what had C&J done?

1. Replaced the cork, welt, soles and heels on the original last. The soles and heels look magnificent - i'm reluctant to walk around in them now!

2. New insoles

4. New laces.

5. Thorough clean, with the patina looking really nice.

The total cost was $250, including shipping from Australia to the UK and back. If you consider that a quality shoe repairer here in Melbourne would probably charge $100 for a full set of soles and heels, this looks like pretty good value. I wouldn't do this for any old shoe, but would certainly consider the exercise for another high-end pair of shoes. in future.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









$250 is bit much to spend.Just one criticism is that the factory didn't iron out the creasing s. In AE thread I have seen 10 years old shoes comes looking brand new from AE re-crafting factory.
post #35429 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

If you asked the man on the Clapham omnibus (or his white collar equivalent) to draw up the perfect shirt, I could almost guarantee you they'd draw up a pale blue, button cuff shirt with a mid spread collar. Its been a sartorial standard for decades. 

Companies do weird fabrics/cuffs/collars mostly because they know their target market is in fact their wives/girlfriends. 


Most Tories, in particular the Bunyip Aristocrats out here, wouldn't know class if it scuttled along the floor beside them. 

I'm into conservatism ('mnml') from an apolitical perspective. Like German cars - theres nothing particularly interesting about an Audi A4 or Merc C, but their simplicity and attention to detail gives them a sense of elegance and luxury that your fluro-orange Commodore cannot match. 

The Montezemolos are the embodiment of this - 




To your average Liberal-voting silverback this is just a navy suit. But the minimalism and attention to detail (ie lengthened collar and commando soles) create a sense of interest and style that would bring a tear to Keating's eye. 
You get points for using the word omnibus.

I see where you are coming from, you like a clean, simple aesthetic done well. For me, that kind of aesthetic is more like anesthetic: fun in small doses. TEHO.
post #35430 of 58003
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


$250 is bit much to spend.Just one criticism is that the factory didn't iron out the creasing s. In AE thread I have seen 10 years old shoes comes looking brand new from AE re-crafting factory.

I agree with this, seeing as it's almost half the cost of a new pair.  Also, I think those shoes could do with a highly pigmented cream polish, but it might just be the lighting.  But the job on the soles does look excellent of course - you'd never get that from even the best cobbler's in Australia.  I wonder how even a good local cobbler would go stitching the sole back on around the waist, as the welt is very close to the upper.

 

Out of interest, how heavily did you wear them before sending them for the re-sole?

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