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  1. wilhelm

    Travel wear for tropical climates

    Gentlemen, It's been a few years since my previous overland trip in Asia, but in November this year I'll try finding my way through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Although my wardrobe covers business and city vacations well, it is entirely unprepared for beaches, jungles and overcrowded buses...
  2. wilhelm

    Shopping in Oslo?

    There's only a few shops worth visiting. Some suggestions: Skomaker Dagestad (Josefines gate 2) - Norway's only proper shoe shop. Small, but good. Closes early, though. Royal Menswear (Holbergs gate 30) - Mostly a MTM shop, but has various OTR items as well. Ferner Jacbosen (Stortingsgata...
  3. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    Thanks, Wilhelm. Did you go with the lasted shoe trees as well? What was the damage? I wanted to wait until I had checked if the shoes actually fit before ordering the lasted trees, so no, not yet. I can't remember how much they cost.
  4. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    1) how many times did you visit Springline? Was it just for the initial measurements, or also when the lasts were finished? I make it to London a few times a year, but not sure I could always carve out time for multiple trips to Northampton. Just once. Cliff picked the lasts up at Spring Line...
  5. wilhelm

    Need slippers

    Here are mine, from S&H:
  6. wilhelm

    suede shoes - post 'em here!

    Wilhelm: What are those suede shoes. I like them They are made to order by Cliff Roberts of Northampton on a bespoke last from Spring Line.
  7. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    Curious, did you try a mock sample shoe with Cliff in order to test the last? No. Very nice color on the suede. In terms of Springline's prices, is it still 190 sterling to get a bespoke last made up? Yes, that's what I paid.
  8. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    Yes, I visited Spring Line in person, which was a nice experience. The last maker easily spotted the cause of why most shoes don't fit me particularly well, and suggested ways to avoid those problems. He also helped me choose a nice last shape in line with my preferences. Cliff met me at Spring...
  9. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    I received my suede shoes from Cliff today, and love them: They are made on a bespoke last from Spring Line of Northampton and fit my oddly shaped feet better than any other shoe I've worn. Cliff got all my requested details right, both with regards to fit and to style. Now I see no reason to...
  10. wilhelm

    How much would be willing to pay for an OTR suit?

    Zero. It won't fit.
  11. wilhelm

    Which Embroidery for Velvet Slippers

    Here are mine, from S&H:
  12. wilhelm

    Need Londoners help on a unique piece for a female

    I got this dress for the lady when I visited London a month ago: (Karen Millen, £165)
  13. wilhelm

    Suggestions for overcoat fabric needed

    Hello, Two winters ago I had a black, single breasted overcoat made. The fabric was a no-name cashmere. Quite okay for the price I paid, but this winter I intend to upgrade. I'm mostly set on a design for my second overcoat. I like old-fashioned military greatcoats, and want a long...
  14. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    Have you got the shoes yet? No. I just got back from my travels and paid for the lasts today. Cliff will get them in three weeks, and then start work on the shoes.
  15. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    excellent stuff. do springline hand measure or is it some 3d scanning device? The measurements are done by hand. The shape of the feet are drawn on a piece of paper. Then the circumference of different parts of the foot is measured and written down on the same paper, along with any specific...
  16. wilhelm

    My Balmoral Boots

    For those of you that have ordered a bespoke last from Springline, how did you go from measurements of your foot to an actual last? How much guidance do you get in picking the shape and design of a last that is not just a mould of your foot? Do they design it into one of Cliff's existing last...
  17. wilhelm

    Chester Jeffries

    I got a pair from them last year. The Oxford, only in black, with wool lining: The buttoned design prevents snow from getting into the glove. This year I'll be ordering an unlined pair in black, a wool lined pair in dark brown, and a pair of these:
  18. wilhelm

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

    I spent last week in London, and picked up a number of different items: * Umbrella from James Smith & Sons * Three wool sweaters from Uniqlo * Mens Ex magazine * Beaufort jacket from Barbour * Slippers from Shipton & Heneage * Black cap toe shoes from Edward Green * Clothes brushes from Kent...
  19. wilhelm

    Shirts For tall and skinny people!!!!!

    Give up. That's what I did. You won't find anything in shops that fits well. The solution is getting shirts made according to your measurements. Where do you live? Other forum members can probably point you in the direction of a local tailor. This approach is more expensive than buying...

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