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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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    NM - at the risk of sounding like a pedant, it's "piqued". Sorry about that!

    It's bespoke in that I can choose the fabric, lining, width, length, construction (three-fold, six-fold etc etc). Essentially, I can choose entirely how the tie is constructed, the size of the tie and (obviously from within a range of choices), the fabric from which it is made.

    I prefer quite a long, double four-in-hand knot on my ties so I'm also able to specify that the part of the tie that wraps around my neck be wider than usual, so as to produce a longer knot.

    It will be the second such tie that I've ordered through Rene - he has them made by a place in Italy.
     
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  2. Gerry Nelson

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    That's perfect!!! Where is it from?
     
  3. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks, NM!
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    GN, before you decide on what to get please do try D&J Anand or Thakur Masonji in Calcutta for an authentic Bengal stripe :)
     
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    Dammit I always get that wrong. And "maneouvre" (sic).

    Ah, yes - that's interesting! Let me know how you go with the process.
     
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    Hi guys,

    I have been humming and ahhing about shoes for the past few weeks and will definitely be purchasing a pair of black oxford top caps, 95% sure it will be the Loakes Aldywich with Loake trees. I'd like to thank Wurger for his informative thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/362365/the-quintessential-dress-shoe-black-cap-toe-oxford#post_6597160

    The second pair I have one eye on is the Loakes Heston in Mahogany but I wouldn't mind a pair of semi brogue derbies in tan either; however, I won't make a decision until I look at some Allen Edmonds in the flesh.

    I realise the previously referenced discount on Herring shoes no longer applies but I wanted to make sure I would be absolutely happy with any purchase made.

    The questions I now have is: how often does Herring or Pediwear have specials/discounts/sales? Is it worth waiting until after the new year?

    Any advice is much appreciated gents.
     
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    Next sale for Herring I suspect will be the winter one, starting usually in January. I suspect Pediwear would be the same. Though they both have random discounting going on all the time.

    I would suggest if you can wait till then, do so (while still checking their sites periodically). If there's nothing in the sales then pay full whack for something you really like (you can save up in the intervening period).
     
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    The Heston is a good choice. I would also consider something darker like a dark brown loake buckingham from pediwear or the Loake site.
     
  13. JimmyHoffa

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    I don't know if this has been covered in any form of literature, but from my experience those things which are hyped up often fail to live up to their expectation. In fact, I think surprise or experiencing the unexpected constitutes a large part of happiness and enjoyment. A lot of research and expectation will remove that surprise and the unexpected will be non-existent. So whilst it is good that you extensively worked out which pair of shoes to buy, I do wonder how 'absolutely happy' you really will be once they arrive. The Aldwych is a great pair of shoes that you will feel proud to wear.

    As for waiting for sales, the Aldwych is a staple that sells regularly so trying to time the next sale might be difficult. Also, we're talking 20% discount on a $350 item, which is about $70 or a couple of hours of your wage. Sitting around and constantly checking websites for 4 months might not be worth $70. And the biggest price determinant is the exchange rate, which could go anywhere.
     
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    Looks like a Tessitura Monti fabric...
     
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    Unrelated to menswear. But just wondering with the excess of lawyers on here if any of you have experience working in small suburban practices that might be able to answer a couple of private questions for me. I'd really appreciate it.
    Cheers
     
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    Big W have Holeproof Explorer 2-Pack Original Wool Socks for $12/pack. Are these a good buy for the winter?
     
  17. Halifax

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    You assume my time is worth something...
     
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    This will not be well received at all. Just reconsider it carefully and reverse the situation.
     
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    Pete,
    Sorry if you misunderstood. I am a lawyer myself. I'm not looking for free legal advice, I'm newly admitted and employed. I was looking for some advice from peers related to first year experiences and expectations as I don't really know anyone in a similar position irl.
     
  20. JimmyHoffa

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    Your time is very valuable! Or should I say, peace of mind is very valuable.

    I agree with you though, the trick is to achieve a happy medium between having done enough research and not setting up unrealistic expectations. I think the Aldwych is a brilliant shoe, and if you haven't bought English shoes from overseas before, it's the best choice.
     
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