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

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  1. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I'd poke my nose in and see what the boys down under are talking about.
     
  2. Gerry Nelson

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    That's fantastic, Jason. Looking forward to it.
     
  3. smeggett

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    Thanks for the feedback - I was hoping that I could get away without the need to colour match, but guess I knew deep down it was going to be necessary. After inspecting the other shoe closely, I noticed that it had also copped a few splashes as well, but they had absorbed into the leather and are only evidenced by a tiny almost unnoticeable circular line in the leather. If I hadn't noticed the drops on the other shoe I wouldn't have a problem. Oh well, c'est la vie!

    Edit: I never thought I'd see the color come out of leather so easily... remind me not to lick my finger next time!!!
     
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  4. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Well-Known Member

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    Smeggett, can I have a better close up of those shoes. A close up of the spots with a little bit of the surrounding area.
     
  5. smeggett

    smeggett Well-Known Member

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    Here you go LeJouvre...
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    And one more for good luck...
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  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    Any reports on the R&B sale? Are pocket squares included?

    Today:

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    Suit: Benjamin
    Shirt: Borrelli
    Pocket Square: Gieves & Hawkes
    Shoes: John Lobb Seymour

    (Number of Damns I give if anyone thinks of me as an iGent: Zero) [​IMG]
     
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  7. jaypee

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    Topy Toes, Wombat Ties, P Johnson and 'Where to get a decent haircut/tailoring for X amount'

    More or less
     
  8. CHECKstar

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    Just got back from the R&B sale – very disappointing. There are no knit ties!. I repeat; no knit ties! As usual pocket squares and ties are $9 and $35 a pop respectively. No surprised that there was a lot of those aqua and fuchsia colours that they have been peddling recently, which to my eye is quite ugly. Also plenty of paisley to be found. Suiting was moving pretty quick, saw a lot of navy herringbone (tick) and blacks (cross). My size (40/50) was fairly depleted. Didn’t bother with the shirts.

    I managed to pick up three pocket squares that I could somehow work with; black and white large hound’s-tooth like pattern, another brown and copper, and a hot pink – that I might put away until spring. Only found two ties worth buying – a navy with a light blue star-like pattern and a mid-blue with yellow stripes. At 7.5 8cm wide, they are about as skinny as I will go.

    Overall, probably not worth the visit unless you are walking in distance.
     
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  9. Henry Carter

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    Herringbone
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    Henry Carter Neckwear
    Carmina
     
  10. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    A couple of polishes later and it's patina. People pay big dollars to get some pre prepared fake patina put on their shoes.

    This is real patina with the added bonus is that you have a story behind it. Or you can make a good one up. That's if anyone ever notices. Which they won't.
     
  11. tobiasj

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    Any bow ties, shirts in 37S, 36/46 cotton jackets and XS knitwear?


    I got some awesome patina on my shoes too: scratchs/cuts from tram tracks!
     
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  13. Gerry Nelson

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    Well said! Polish them properly and these so-called blemishes will only serve to add character.
     
  14. Pink Socks

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    Yes what fxh said. And he would also recommend you do not wear socks as this will draw the eye away from the shoes to your (www.)sexyankles(.tumblr.com)
     
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  15. lachyzee

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    No knitwear at all that I could see. Agree that the navy herringbone suits were nice, but I can't imagine there are too many left by now. It was a madhouse at 9.30am.
     
  16. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Chester Jefferies, who certainly have great CS, sent me some swatches in various leathers and shades of brown. If anyone is interested in ordering from them, here they are:

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  17. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    And.

    It's pocket hanky or hankie.

    Pocket square is another American puritan term used to enable people not to mention hanky and bodily fluids. Like bathroom instead of toilet, lavatory, dunny, thunder box, etc.
     
  18. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I learn something new every day although I don't know why the word handkerchief should offend anyone's sensibilities - seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    The Brits also do it - toilet = loo/WC (water closet).
     
  19. MickyD

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    so who was the ginger with the tortoiseshell glasses and pocket square standing next to me at the lights when I was walking back from the R&B sale? had to be an SF member....
     
  20. appolyon

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    _PG_ is a bit of a ging
     
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