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    Double Breasted Style.

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    HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

    Wearers of double monkstraps, I can imagine.
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    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    and Kirchtag if I may add
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    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    Three new pairs from the other Maftei, Alexandru: First of all, a pair of Chuckas made of very nice, soft, short-pile suede. They are double-stitched ("zwiegenaeht"), and I noticed the seam is very tidily stitched. And then a pair of sportier, firmer suede shoes as “one-piece seamless...
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    Good source for replacement oxford shoelaces

    One more recommendation for Senkels. Great product and highly configurable.
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    The state of white tie

    Yes, within limits. As mentioned, I do own a tail suit that was tailored for my younger self. It does not have any of the 'normal' shoulder constructions. I would even say it does not have a constructed shoulder at all as the sleeves connect directly to the coat's body in the raided arms...
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    The state of white tie

    Thank you for taking these pictures. Much appreciated! I can see what you were going for. Although this is not the esthetics I am after, this was very helpful. I hope the performance went well!
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    The state of white tie

    Thanks for the insights. Yeah if I compare it to my old competition tails (ballroom, from many many years ago) yours certainly has a much more relaxed and non-exaggerated look if I may say so. Shoulder and sleeve head look classic (I mean construction). Mine does not seem to have any shoulder...
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    The state of white tie

    Looks very promising! Since you mention that this tail suit is intended for competition dancing I am interested in how you have addressed movability with regard to the cut. Any adaptions compared to a 'normal' tail suit? Shoulder construction seems to be the obvious area for modifications.
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    The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

    This is your chance to revive it. Please do.
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    Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking

    There is one recommendable Austrian manufacturer that I know of that you don't have on your list yet: Ludwig Reiter https://www.ludwig-reiter.com/en/men/classics-men.html Scroll down a bit for Norwegers.
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    The state of white tie

    Well there were two years when they didn't have the Opera Ball in Vienna (2021 and 2022), but yes, three years since the last one. You are completely right. I hope you did enjoy attending these two phantastic balls! Philharmoic and TC ball >> Opera Ball in my opinion.
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    The state of white tie

    Opera Ball in Vienna tonight after a two year break because COVID.
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    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    Picked up two new pair of shoes recently from Maftei Vienna and I am really really happy with the result. Fit is really good as well. A more casual pair in chocolate/mokka calf and suede and a formal pair, black balmoral seamless wholecuts As @marlinspike has pointed out in an earlier post...
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    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    I know I've mentioned it before, but Kirchtag is very transparent regarding the origin of the parts they use for making their umbrellas: https://www.kirchtag.com/regenschirme/ Site is still German only, but Google translate should do the trick. Communication in English via email or phone call is...
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    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    The first pair is actually from Maftei :) I am with Raz, if you mention that you want a Norweger style shoe you are already on the right track.
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    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    Or like this?
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    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    Were you thinking about something like this pair?
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    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    Ah, it's ehm interesting ;) I prefer your pair.
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    The Bespoke Shoes Thread

    Congrats on your new Mafteis! The leathers look very nice, beautiful browns. Funny thing is I've been thinking about the exact same boots for him to make for me. With your permission, I''ll use your photo as reference. What soles did you pick? Commando on the boots?

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