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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at Kent Wang:

    http://www.kentwang.com/white.html
     
  2. catpower

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    I'd go with the second one. A second hand Barbour will always be a little unique and the patina will resemble its history which is what I love. First one looks like it hasn't been waxed properly and cared for. And the last one..just looks odd and too shiny.

    Bear in mind you should be looking to wash down (cold water only of course) and rewax any second hand Barbour you pick up. A bit of elbow grease, so to speak. :)

    Edit: looks like the second one has a tear in the sleeve. The first one with a bit of waxing could up come quite alright.
     
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    Drakes are Irish ... you pay the price for Irish
     
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    Checked them out, best I've found so far is P Johnson for $35. Just seeing if I can do any better.
     
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    I doubt you'll beat that, as the shipping will probably negate any savings obtained by ordering from online boutiques.
     
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    I'm suprised there's so few around. What happens if you go for a job and your interviewer notices your pocket square is neither Irish nor hand rolled?
     
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    Really well written post. It sings songs with me. It is refreshing reading great posts.

    By the way, I tried my Henry Carter ties on today. I have worn 3 ties in my life. 2 Tarocash ties that are 100% polyester and made in China, and 1 old Christian Dior silk tie that I got from Vinnies about 7 years ago, which feels like it is about to fall apart.

    Chalk and Cheese. Chalk and Cheese. The HC ties are just out of this world - relative to my 3 other ties :). The difference in the structure of the knot, how the tie sits and the feel of the fabric is very noticeable.

    I guess, if there are any other kids out there that are starting work for the first time, I think HC classic ties at $60 are the way to go. I saw some ties at the MJ Bale store that were on special for $40. The HC ties feel much better than those MJ Bale ties. For only $20 more, I think it is well worth it.

    Well done Jason, you have a new fan.
     
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    Keeping in mind that only a little of the handkerchief is showing when stuffed into a chest pocket:

    How do you tell Irish linen from any other linen without feeling it?

    When looking at someone's pocket, how would you identify a hand rolled handkerchief from one that is machine rolled? How close to you need to be to be able to tell?
     
  10. Dusty Brogues

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    Gentlemen,
    I'm looking to pick a loafer with the following specifications:
    1. Penny/Loafer w/ Tassles
    2. Dark brown leather
    3. Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe.
    Any thoughts would be great.
    Cheers
     
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    Welcome! My view is that it's all in context for the occasion anyway.

    For linen trousers, I've heard very good things about Howard Yount: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/linen-pants

    Out of interest, what is your budget - that would help people who are offering you suggestions.
     
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    Budget?
     
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    Was just being a sartorial troll [​IMG]
     
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    Thought you might but but answered just in case you weren't [​IMG]
     
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    What kind of Irish linen are you looking for? Shanty Irish or posh Irish? There's a big difference you know.
     
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    If he is going for a job interview, he'd probably want Lucky Irish.

    Oh no you didn't!
     
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    4. Budget - $400.
     
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    From memory, most of English-made tassell loafers have a more rounded toe, rather than a chiselled toe, so a European maker might be a better bet.

    I don't know if they will be to your taste, but these Sutor Mantellassi loafers from Ian Daniels at Shop the Finest are an excellent deal:

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-49154-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42797-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42806-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx
     
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