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٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Well-Known Member

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    Those Calabrese ties look lovely. Too bad that they are located in the States. Danish customs would slap on at least a 35 % surcharge...
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Still a great deal IMO
     
  3. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Well-Known Member

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    Going back and forth on 2 Calabrese ties right now.

    Leaning towards the Navy and rust archival print and the rust donegal, but the brown purple and pink archival print is also really calling my name.

    Any suggestions?

    Greg - would the rust donegal work with both a navy and mid-grey flannel suit?
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Color-wise, it should work with either but will look better with navy. I have a fairly strong CBD bias when wearing suits (past life in a very conservative industry) so I personally would prefer to wear these "donegal" ties with a blazer or sport coat. But I don't want my personal bias/prism to affect others who enjoy a wider ranging dress code.

    I wouldn't be a good e-friend if I wasn't alerting you guys to how wonderful the cashmere ties are (especially the untipped striped ones). I also like the wool prints very much. Both are great value for what they are.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    I have a fantastic suggestion. In honor of the death of the NPC club, get both.
     
  6. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Well-Known Member

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    @gdl203 You're a great e-friend (with e standing for enabler).

    First NWMA purchase coming right up!

    Navy archival and brown with pink and purple - the donegal can wait until next time.....
     
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  7. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the box is stamped US 10 / Euro 9.5.
     
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    Both good choices, although that rust donegal is my favorite of the new Calabrese ties:

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  9. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Well-Known Member

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    You're killing me here Jerry!
     
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  10. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    @gdl203 when you have time, can you please provide the sleeve measurement of the S&C lambswool cardigan in Small. TIA
     
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    Your moment of Zen
     
  12. K. Nights

    K. Nights Well-Known Member

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    How substantial are the scott and charters cardigans? Trying to decide between one of those and one of the Epaulet heirloom cardigans...
     
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    I have no experience with the Epaulet heirlooms but my Scott and Charters lambswool cardigan was the first thing I would grab on Boston winter days. I wore it as outerwear and a layering piece.
     
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  14. Todd V

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    Which S&C Cardigan? Big, thick one or the thinner, dressy one?

    I have the thick S&C one and it is probably similar to the Heirloom. It is as substantial as substantial gets.

    The latter is probably more like a thin v-neck you might wear over a dress shirt -- that sort of thing.
     
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    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    That's correct. Note that the thinner cardigan is 100% cashmere while the chunky ribbed one is 100% lambswool
     
  16. K. Nights

    K. Nights Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was asking about the thicker one. Thanks, all!
     
  17. metranger8694

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    I was wondering the same about the 2 cardigans. I am leaning more towards Epaulet as Epaulets are slimmer built. I'm a 6'1" with a 38 chest and their medium is 38 and will mould to me. S&C's mediumchest is around 43" and even their small is like 41". I want a closer fitting cardigan vs. a draped, larger look......

    While Epaulets is a heavy cardi, S&C's seems like it is chunkier and has more plys than Epaulets and would be more insulative.

    My winters shouldn't prove as brutal as Bostons as I'm in Florida and I could wear Epaulets on a cooler fall night...
     
  18. Todd V

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    Ok, then. The heavy one is HEAVY DUTY. No question about it. You MIGHT want to size down if you are in the middle.
     
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    Last night I wore my FW Merino around my house. Dammit when will the temps stop being high 70s.
     
  20. Newcomer

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    I watched TV in my bed the other night with it on.

    On the other hand, I broke out my IM linen cross-over sweater today. Feeling a bit under the weather, there is nothing better than being swaddled in a comfy knit.
     
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