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Recent Purchases (Classic menswear - formerly Men's clothing)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. bradp

    bradp Well-Known Member

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    Had a little time off between jobs so I decided it was time to check out the Epaulet shop on the lower east side.

    Left with two pairs of Walt trousers--one in mid-gray/super 120s wool and the other navy/hopsack.

    Mike was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and was gushing with enthusiasm for menswear. The purchase of each pair also came with a free hem at the tailor across the street. Really excited to wear these.
     
  2. Jakezero

    Jakezero Well-Known Member

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    Got a text from the post office during a lecture, they had received a package for me. The following 6 hours was spent in anticipation, had I received some textbooks I ordered last week, or was it something... softer?

    I was not disappointed.

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    Loro Piana Roadster Villa D'Este, in navy cashmere storm system.

    My pictures aren't that good, better pictures with more accurate colour representation can be found at Loro Pianas website: http://www.loropiana.com/flash.html#/lang:en/product/FAE1280/W000
    Received the roadster with original hanger and garment bag, tag still partially attached. Best eBay transaction to date.
     
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  3. earthdragon

    earthdragon Well-Known Member

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    WESOME PICK UP - Decent price?
    This is my grail find.....
     
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  4. Jakezero

    Jakezero Well-Known Member

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    I'd classify the price as decent, UK retail is £2835, I paid £1060 plus shipping. I think that a 63% discount is more than acceptable.
    Now I'll just have to keep my fingers out of my wallet for the rest of the year... Except for the fact that I'll be ordering my first pair of bespoke boots on the 20th. :slayer:
     
  5. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I just broke my pledge not to buy anything until next year... but I couldn't resist these (triple-soled Heinrich Dinkelacker):

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    And that really is it. Honest.
     
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  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    1953.

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    Thanks Stitchy!
     
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  7. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Nice, Congrats.


    I really like that Big Crown.
     
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  8. earthdragon

    earthdragon Well-Known Member

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    Great Deal...
     
  9. earthdragon

    earthdragon Well-Known Member

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    Gonna be interesting to watch the next year Spoo. Could be an addiction worse than CRACK...:D
     
  10. razl

    razl Well-Known Member

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    Heading up north for some hiking in the Adirondacks and White Mountains in a month or so. Wanted a new jacket, wool based, that could take the elements and was still relatively classic (not tech poly stuff).

    Lo and behold, snagged a Marmot Asgar in Loro Piana 100% waterproof wool with fully taped seams and two layer construction. Looks to fit the bill perfect.

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    Nowhere near as nice as Jakezero's Roadster above, but better suited for the woods and wilds.
     
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  11. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    New boots to fill out a gap in my shoe wardrobe. Winter is coming.
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  12. alexSF

    alexSF Well-Known Member

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    Great choice, the nicest Loake 1880 model
     
  13. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! I was choosing between these and Carmina jumper boots, but went with these because these were significantly cheaper.
     
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  14. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Erik :nodding:

    Reminds me to start looking ahead 'sigh'
     
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  15. razl

    razl Well-Known Member

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    I'd be interested in some initial hands-on impression as well as longer term info. Loake doesn't seem to get high marks on the SF approval scale, but those look nice enough to me.
     
  16. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    I suspect it might have something to do with price, SF likes expensive stuff :D. The quality is really good for the price IMHO, I own a couple of other Loake's shoes that I'm really happy with. It should be noted though, I'm no shoe guy, I'm way more knowledgeable about suits and sport coats (that's also where I spend most money).
     
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  17. LeSacre

    LeSacre Well-Known Member

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    C & J Whiskey Shell Cordovan Harlech

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    Tom Ford Suit

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  18. razl

    razl Well-Known Member

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    Jeal. Ous. ... Jealous.
     
  19. SoGent

    SoGent Well-Known Member

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    right here, for now
     
  20. Hirsh

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