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  1. msimon

    Cashmere Sweater Hierarchy

    For merino, I have had asket and charles tyrwhitt. Every asket knit has come apart at the armpit seams, and the quality of the wool varies from piece to piece, not soft at all. Charles tyrwhitt merino is excellent. Its got that perfect pile needed for warmth and softness, zero shrinkage and...
  2. msimon

    Recommended sock brands--(Fort Belvedere?)

    I am actually impressed by my corgi socks that I acquired a month or so ago. I received the 75/25 cotton ribbed socks, egyptian cotton boot socks, superfine merino boot socks and the donegal wool socks, all have met above my expectations. The cotton ribbed do pill slightly at friction spots but...
  3. msimon

    Recommended sock brands--(Fort Belvedere?)

    Pantherella merino wool pilled heavily on me and the reinforced elastane ribbing comes out.
  4. msimon

    Offical Barbour Thread

    Looks like a well used faded sage to me, definitely some mileage on that. The faded collar edges are a giveaway.
  5. msimon

    Crown Northampton Appreciation Thread

    Just looks like normal creasing to me. I use saphir shoes trees in my TL sneakers, fixes that problem in no time.
  6. msimon

    Is the gap between Americans and Europeans too vast?

    The majority of us English dress poorly, very poorly. And also depends geographically where you live, I don't see many collard shirts were I live unless your suited for work, but move out into more well to do places then I see them often along side with button downs. My first go to casual shirt...
  7. msimon

    Belts with brass buckles - annoyingly difficult to find!

    You are spoilt for choice here in the UK. We have Jasper, Tim Hardy and another that escapes me (not Equss, liquidated). Can't help you on thickness.
  8. msimon

    Crown Northampton Appreciation Thread

    I wonder what causes this. Is it the lasting machine moving the oils in the leather during pressing?. Do they have a shank?. For the price of these you can can get jadd boots fully lined with eyelet facings and much better laces.
  9. msimon

    Cashmere Sweater Hierarchy

    Actually I appreciate your hard hitting reality check and corrections. I still avoid made in China because the vast amount never lasts me but there are some fine products being made like Nikon lenses.
  10. msimon

    Cashmere Sweater Hierarchy

    Forced labour Child labour Poor manufacturing practices Under payed workers Low saftey environmental concerns to workers and environment Christ, these are the ones I can pick off the top of my head. Remember apple workers suicide rate was high?.
  11. msimon

    Sock Expert, I'm back

    Burlington wool socks, thicker then there cotton. Never got round to corgi, to expensive with to much nylon. If you don't mind argyle.
  12. msimon

    Crown Northampton Appreciation Thread

    Wasn't expecting it to be that bad to be honest. My Kudu ones are so soft now. Are you a heel walker?, where you land on your heel and by doing so making the leather bend inward. Beaded edges probably not helping either.
  13. msimon

    Crown Northampton Appreciation Thread

    Yes they need to extend the counter to fix this. Not sure if it's for cost saving because the calf lining can be upto 2.5 times more expensive then the upper due to grading, especially if its veg tan. The rubbing on the ankle area will subside, but I can see cordovan being considerably longer...
  14. msimon

    Crown Northampton Appreciation Thread

    I got this on my tl and Overstone but soon disappeared after some use, on my tl I actually had to take off the insole lining and sand down the back to bring down the ankle so my sides wasn't rubbing on the heel counter if that makes any sense. Your hand stich Harlestone have a cork filling, I...
  15. msimon

    Cashmere Sweater Hierarchy

    I don't understand how coatings would stop pilling. In the wool bedding scene they use a solution to take the first layer of so the scales won't be present during washing and so no shrinkage can accur.
  16. msimon

    Baracuta G9 Harrington Jacket Fit Advice

    I be interested in your experience when you have the jacket, because I am a 33/34inch chest at 5'7, so would be grateful.
  17. msimon

    Crown Northampton Appreciation Thread

    You were brave to walk 6km in new shoes. I am glad it's all worked out for you. I want the buffalo ones but got to many orders for Jadd shoes at the moment.
  18. msimon

    Cashmere Sweater Hierarchy

    If you are finding some roll necks long, you can do a double fold in various lengths or even do the reverse method. Roll necks have plenty ways to fold like selvedge denim.
  19. msimon

    Cashmere Sweater Hierarchy

    Come on mcgeorge and hurry up with the Webstore.

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