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

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  1. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    It is a great series. Quite different from the British version, which was outstanding.

    Think Gieves and Hawkes made KS's suit, not sure about shirts though.

    http://discover.gievesandhawkes.com/news/sartorial-power-gieves-hawkes-for-house-of-cards
     
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  3. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Exquisite Trimmings have now starting stocking Saphir shoe products and are doing 20% off everything at the moment so might be a good place to stock up. I cannot get their website to load just now so do not know the prices compared to A Fine Pair of Shoes etc, but have ordered from them before (Drakes Cashmere tie, during a similar sale) and was very happy with service and pricing.

    http://exquisitetrimmings.tumblr.co...e-20-at-the-exquisite-trimmings-webstore-with

    http://exquisitetrimmings.tumblr.com/post/49880826866/some-of-the-new-arrivals-at-the-exquisite
     
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  4. Journeyman

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    In fairness to the article, I think that's actually a mistake and that the sentence should read, "will not make up for an ill-fitting suit."

    Otherwise, the sentence makes no sense in the context of the paragraph in which it appears.

    It's a rather ironic error, though, as there are plenty of people who do seem to prioritise handwork and other such details over fit. After all, there's no point in getting a great deal on a Kiton/Brioni/Borrelli suit if it doesn't fit you properly.
     
  5. The Ernesto

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    Can also endorse exquisite trimmings' service

    As for Saphir, I'll probably re-stock at Double Monk. They sell at a decent price and it's a chance to ogle shoes I can't afford.
     
  6. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Yes, good point. i have looked at the shoes longingly there and even bought some flat laces but never taken in the price of Saphir. Was thinking of getting some Suede cleaner and wire brush so might look there.
     
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    I wore that same Herringbone jacket yesterday, Jas, along with a HC tie.
     
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  9. fxh

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    The correct way to wear a pocket hankie is to initially carefully choose one to fit your outfit, shirt, tie, jacket , shoes etc and mood, weather and context.

    Then you leave the hankie in that jacket pocket and just pull out the jacket a put it on for the next 5 or 6 times before you suddenly decide to think about it again.
    Repeat.

    Avoids the trying too hard look.

    And achieves the ..er ..um dare I say it... necessary...cough...
    Sprezzatura (thats pronounced sprettsaˈtura NOT sprezz)
     
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    FWIW, I liked Japan, but I loved Hong Kong. Spectacular in so many ways, and also (from what I understand) a menswear mecca. I would definitely trade some days in Japan for some in HK.
     
  11. Oli2012

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    Speaking of Cottonwork, I've just done my first order through them as I couldnt get a pale blue shirt in a colour/design I wanted OTR.

    I've decided that for my first shirt I'm going to go a standard fit and then tweak from there. What do you guys think?
     
  12. Henry Carter

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    Nah do the measurements off a well fitting shirt, it's an easy process. Also ask for a softer interlining than standard, it's very stiff as standard. Just email them after you place your order. I get the softest one they do.
     
  13. The Ernesto

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    "The more weight you put on, the easier the button pull, my friend."

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    ^^ That is fantastic, LOL.
     
  15. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Tell me about it!
     
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    HK is fantastic.

    The problem is that it's easy to spend a week or more in HK and, of course, it's easy to spend a few weeks in Japan.

    Clearly, the best solution is to make one trip to Japan, and then another, separate trip to HK!! :)
     
  17. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Damn and I thought it was just gravity.
     
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    nice pics - i like the boots that mcqueen always wore.. ive got a mcqueen coffee table book at home albeit i prefer my RL book
     
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