OK - I left out some important details as I have been reminded I have a good number of suits ranging from oxxford off the rack and mtm, local tailor has made me a half dozen or so custom suits (he does the work all by hand, etc. in his shop - good guy in the Philly area if anyone is interested), some zegna's, a Brioni, several Paul Stuarts, etc. so I don't necessarily have an overwhelming need in the new suit dept. Shoes same general story but none bespoke. Â I have Ferragamos, Alden's, AEs, Grensons (from PStuart), Ballys, Churchs, etc.. Â Wider feet than average so I do need to often take some time to "break in" some of the narrower last shoes but all are now comfortable. I keep thinking about the purchase of the shoes as it is a process/experience I have not had but with the many glowing recommendations of tailors (Darren, Raphael, etc.) I find myself torn. I spoke to someone at Oliver Moore (NY) whose shoes are $2,200 first pair and $1,700 thereafter - nobody seems to have heard of them or bought from them though. Â A better price than Greens, etc with todays exchange rates. Â I'm leaning to opting for both suit from Darren/Raphael and shoes from Moore as these shoes seem to be a good "deal" relative to Vin & Edgar or Perry - both about $2,800 but I don't want to sacrifice quality/make. Thanks for the thoughts.
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1/23/04 at 2:13pm