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My Loake's came this morning!! Was super excited to wear it to a networking event this Thursday but it's raining that day so think I'll save it for another time :(

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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post
 

 

 

I think Mr Sy, posted something yonks back re mini sockettes - (oh yeah Mr Sy, don't go there with those ties man, please don't)

 

Re Supaga's still cant decide between Navy and White..

 

Sorry Bunny! Didn't see your post mate.

 

I bought 'mocc socks' from here: http://moccsocks.myshopify.com/

 

The material is wonderful and very durable. The elastane slips at the heel. There is only one size. I'm UK 7 and the sock is 'snug' for me. I would try a different brand. The look and feel is much better than having no socks or long socks.

 

As for the ties. Forget the color, I just think Aussie SF members have a hate for any ties that are 'silky, silky' smooth.

post #38913 of 55225

Thanks guys for the Double Monk advice. 

 

Will have to wait to try on and subsequently buy all of the Carminas! Better for my back pocket. 

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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 

Thanks guys for the Double Monk advice. 

 

Will have to wait to try on and subsequently buy all of the Carminas! Better for my back pocket. 

 

Papa for shame, you haven't checked out Double Monk. Leave your wallet at home and you should be safe.

 

Planning on visiting a Carmina? Went to the Paris one, and it was great to get the sizing and the service at online prices. Could easily have bought a several pairs...

post #38915 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
 

As for the ties. Forget the color, I just think Aussie SF members have a hate for any ties that are 'silky, silky' smooth.

 

Not at all - this might shed some light: http://putthison.com/tagged/The-Necktie-Series especially parts III, IV and V.

 

Take a look at http://vandafineclothing.com/store/2-neckties and http://henrycarter.com.au/products-page/ties/ compared to:

 

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Originally Posted by burnso View Post
 

 

Papa for shame, you haven't checked out Double Monk. Leave your wallet at home and you should be safe.

 

Planning on visiting a Carmina? Went to the Paris one, and it was great to get the sizing and the service at online prices. Could easily have bought a several pairs...

 

I stayed at a hotel that literally looked out onto the Carmina Paris store. Foolishly told myself I shouldn't go in there because I would buy all of the things. 

 

In fairness I'd dragged the fiancee through Suit Supply in Amsterdam the day before. Figured I shouldn't push my luck. 

post #38917 of 55225
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Originally Posted by JayH View Post

AS exclusive - C&J Hand
Carmina
C&J Bench-  AS
Church's

IMO
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that's right, they all similar in quality some what.
post #38918 of 55225
On the topic of partners, I am surprised how well my wife is handling this menswear hobby of mine, particularly when visiting stores. After dragging her through florence, I thought I shouldn't push my luck and opted out of visiting S Bemer and Ugolini.

Sure enough, Florence surprises and delivers: we went to the leather school near Sante Croce (lovely store hidden at the back of the basilica), and as I peeked into the last room of the long hallway, I glimpsed a few pairs of shoes with amazing finish and sleek lasting. Turns out, the owner of the leather school took over S Bemer to help the son and all the same artisans are there (2 Japanese blokes and some south Italian guys). They left several pairs of Bemers for display at the leather school, with no one to guard them. I closely and longingly inspected several pairs of Bemers including some with crazy welts and a Russian reindeer pair. RTW starts at 1200 euro. Surprising and unexpected moments are plentiful in firenze.
post #38919 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Foxhound, Pink Socks is referring to himself smile.gif  He and I share similarly sized feet and similar wardrobes, strangely enough. I would never consider giving him a pair of secondhand shoes in case it gets back to his good mate, Michael Bastian.
GN, I am sure Michael would be glad to hear it...

Also, somehow with similar wardrobes you always look far better...
post #38920 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


GN, I am sure Michael would be glad to hear it...

Also, somehow with similar wardrobes you always look far better...

 

 

Thanks for the kind words but I think the that means that the next thing you will have to acquire will be glasses - we'll be even more alike then :D

post #38921 of 55225
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

On the topic of partners, I am surprised how well my wife is handling this menswear hobby of mine, particularly when visiting stores. After dragging her through florence, I thought I shouldn't push my luck and opted out of visiting S Bemer and Ugolini.
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Clothes stuff on holidays is much more friendly than surfing stuff on holidays. Trust me.
post #38922 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

 

Re Supaga's still cant decide between Navy and White..

 

You want white - more casual, and a point of contrast with your dress shoes.

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On the subject of Carmina, a little birdie told me that Double Monk might be worthing keeping an eye on.

 

I'm sure though that the Brothers Schaerf would refuse either to confirm or deny any such scurrilous tittle-tattle.

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I have also heard of another new source for Carminas in Melbs but am keeping it under wraps for now until something more concrete happens.
post #38925 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
As for the ties. Forget the color, I just think Aussie SF members have a hate for any ties that are 'silky, silky' smooth.

 

This is true, but it's not arbitrary.

 

I can't speak for everyone - but the amount of sheen on those 'silky' ties is almost blindly gaudy to my eyes. The colours are remarkably horrible, but even ignoring them the shiny ties function almost as hi-vis drawing attention only to their own role in an act of bad taste. Well executed menswear is ALL about subtlety/elegance and NEVER about ostentacious displays of 'look at me' (no matter what formality or context) - something so shiny cannot possibly achieve an understatement in quality.

 

 

 

 

 

That being said, I'm finding it increasingly embarassing how much I can dish out yet how completely unspectacular I look day to day. It's shameful.

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