Originally Posted by tonylumpkin
I'd say that is NOT an orphan. The weight looks too heavy for a suit. I think it can be worn just as it is. In fact, I've had SCs exactly like that one.
One of you guys, I forget whom, swapped me a "made by hand" Polo in gray almost exactly like that (oh thanks again, that is such a nice jacket...and apologies for forgetting which person I made the deal with, and for what I traded...it all runs together in my jelly memory). And I bought a J Press one from another of you in person that is clearly more sportcoat-y but in the general herringbone ballpark. Neither have the gilt buttons or anything that loud.
Originally Posted by eazye
Found my second pair of Nettletons today, in shell no less. Same model as the crocs I found awhile back, me thinks. Pics as soon as I clean them up.
NICE. I found some Nettleton shell wingtips in the wild for a few bucks, my only shell find ever. I loved them so much (once I started researching Nettleton and its pedigree) that I forked over $100 for some gently used vintage gator split toes ones on eBay myself that are more rockabilly than Carl PErkins himself. They go with anything, I wear them both to work in the rotation.
Next up for you (well maybe not but it was for me): vintage J&M Aristocraft lizard skin loafers on Etsy...
That brings up my next question: What is you all's favorite conditioner for these ancient alligator and lizard skin shoes we're finding? I've tried a couple things and am not particularly happy with the results (and you can't really polish them -- or if you do, do you use a special polish? Mine don't take a shine)Edited by LooknGr8 - 8/1/12 at 12:26pm