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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks all. PoP, I was looking more for recommendations of shirtmakers and brands.

 

I was after for something like this:

 

 

 

I've yet to see anyone from Maccas looking like this.

 

 

That shirt is probably made by Ascot Chang. I think that fabric is a D&J Anderson, or a Thomas Mason.

 

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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

 

 

DB, supergas run True to Size. And they're far more comfortable than Jack Purcells.

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Gentlemen,

I am commissioning a bespoke tie from Rene of Deer Style.

I've narrowed my preferences down to a few groups of swatches and I thought that I'd crowdsource an opinion as to the preferred choices.

First swatch group:



Second swatch group:



Third swatch group:




At the moment, I'm tending towards fabrics 3, 4 or 5 from the third swatch group. What do others think?

 

2nd swatch, 4th from top.

 

3rd swatch. any of the bottom 3.

post #38717 of 48722

Foxxy, your unchecked consumption, and as it turns out, in the wrong size, reminds me of a Don Draper quote:

 

"Well, Connie, there are snakes that go months without eating, and then they finally catch something, but they're so hungry that they suffocate while they're eating."

 

Don't be that snake that caught the menswear bug.

post #38718 of 48722

Also, Journeyman, how is this tie "bespoke"? Peaked my interest a fair bit.

post #38719 of 48722
Gezz, is this too fine?



And JM was right about H and H...

post #38720 of 48722
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post
 

Foxxy, your unchecked consumption, and as it turns out, in the wrong size, reminds me of a Don Draper quote:

 

"Well, Connie, there are snakes that go months without eating, and then they finally catch something, but they're so hungry that they suffocate while they're eating."

 

Don't be that snake that caught the menswear bug.

 

A lot of stuff gets said and posted on SF but that is one of the better ones with a twist of humour I've read in recent times :)

 

Truthfully though I think the menswear bug is just like any other vice or possibly a stretch to call it a hobby.  Most of the time its just a way to distract ourselves and keep busy even if we do enjoy it.

post #38721 of 48722
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Also, Journeyman, how is this tie "bespoke"? Peaked my interest a fair bit.

NM - at the risk of sounding like a pedant, it's "piqued". Sorry about that!

It's bespoke in that I can choose the fabric, lining, width, length, construction (three-fold, six-fold etc etc). Essentially, I can choose entirely how the tie is constructed, the size of the tie and (obviously from within a range of choices), the fabric from which it is made.

I prefer quite a long, double four-in-hand knot on my ties so I'm also able to specify that the part of the tie that wraps around my neck be wider than usual, so as to produce a longer knot.

It will be the second such tie that I've ordered through Rene - he has them made by a place in Italy.
post #38722 of 48722
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Gezz, is this too fine?



And JM was right about H and H...

 

 

That's perfect!!! Where is it from?

post #38723 of 48722
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post
That shirt is probably made by Ascot Chang. I think that fabric is a D&J Anderson, or a Thomas Mason.

 

Thanks, NM!

post #38724 of 48722
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


That's perfect!!! Where is it from?

PM sent.
post #38725 of 48722
Acorn have some similar fabrics in stock:

http://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/king-ap-red

http://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/king-ap-coral

Or, if you want to be really bold:

http://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/grange-be-red
post #38726 of 48722
GN, before you decide on what to get please do try D&J Anand or Thakur Masonji in Calcutta for an authentic Bengal stripe smile.gif
post #38727 of 48722
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


NM - at the risk of sounding like a pedant, it's "piqued". Sorry about that!

It's bespoke in that I can choose the fabric, lining, width, length, construction (three-fold, six-fold etc etc). Essentially, I can choose entirely how the tie is constructed, the size of the tie and (obviously from within a range of choices), the fabric from which it is made.

I prefer quite a long, double four-in-hand knot on my ties so I'm also able to specify that the part of the tie that wraps around my neck be wider than usual, so as to produce a longer knot.

It will be the second such tie that I've ordered through Rene - he has them made by a place in Italy.

 

Dammit I always get that wrong. And "maneouvre" (sic).

 

Ah, yes - that's interesting! Let me know how you go with the process. 

post #38728 of 48722

Hi guys,

 

I have been humming and ahhing about shoes for the past few weeks and will definitely be purchasing a pair of black oxford top caps, 95% sure it will be the Loakes Aldywich with Loake trees. I'd like to thank Wurger for his informative thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/362365/the-quintessential-dress-shoe-black-cap-toe-oxford#post_6597160

 

The second pair I have one eye on is the Loakes Heston in Mahogany but I wouldn't mind a pair of semi brogue derbies in tan either; however, I won't make a decision until I look at some Allen Edmonds in the flesh.

 

I realise the previously referenced discount on Herring shoes no longer applies but I wanted to make sure I would be absolutely happy with any purchase made.

 

The questions I now have is: how often does Herring or Pediwear have specials/discounts/sales? Is it worth waiting until after the new year?

Any advice is much appreciated gents.

post #38729 of 48722
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Acorn have some similar fabrics in stock:

http://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/king-ap-red

http://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/king-ap-coral

Or, if you want to be really bold:

http://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/grange-be-red

 

Thanks for those, JM!

post #38730 of 48722
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Originally Posted by Halifax View Post


The questions I now have is: how often does Herring or Pediwear have specials/discounts/sales? Is it worth waiting until after the new year?

Next sale for Herring I suspect will be the winter one, starting usually in January. I suspect Pediwear would be the same. Though they both have random discounting going on all the time.

I would suggest if you can wait till then, do so (while still checking their sites periodically). If there's nothing in the sales then pay full whack for something you really like (you can save up in the intervening period).
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