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٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ (a.k.a. I shouldn't have slept on it)

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Mahatma Jawndi
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(more seriously, I appreciate the outfit pics @Newcomer cause they help me decide whether to get something, so pls dont stop)
 

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Good, jury comports with my opinion. Phew. Large and Large it is (pictures can't always tell the full story - but it sure can help you figure out something is wrong).

Are those Castaner lighter or darker in color IRL @Newcomer ?
Castaner are a touch darker. But still on the lighter end of the spectrum. On my monitor, they are maybe a bit lighter than what is pictured.

Large for sure on the tunic.

What's your buttero size and what size are those castaner loafers if you don't mind?
42 in Buttero, 43 in Castaner. I'd say they fit pretty similarly.
 

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(more seriously, I appreciate the outfit pics @Newcomer cause they help me decide whether to get something, so pls dont stop)
Ha, I can always take a good ribbing. Plus, I feel like people generally know my size now so it is probably helpful.
 

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missed out on the floral tony shirt :(

scratch that actually i missed out on everything i wanted! wooop.
 

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So, Newc's First Impressions:

IM Tunic: Believe it or not, this is my first tunic. However, not my first linen IM. As expected, it is top notch. Comfortable (to me) with and without undershirt. The yarn is really gorgeous. I haven't handled any other knitwear that is at IM's level. Really refined.

Castaner Loafers: I was expecting the IM tunic to be great, because IM is always great. The Castaner loafers are the unexpected highlight for me. Kyle/Greg mentioned during the live chat that they had a great shape. He was correct. These espadrille loafers have a prettier shape than some GYW loafers I own that are significantly more expensive. Often, I feel like the biggest issue with "inexpensive" loafers is the last - either it is too sharp or too clunky etc. These do not have this issue. Further, although not often discussed, they come in a nice box, are made with supple suede, etc. They are the full package. I just hope they wear well and don't fall apart on me.

Minotaur Wrinkles M51: The piece de resistance of the buy. Personally, I have been impressed with Minotaur. And I always feel kind of sad because the stuff that NMWA stocks often seems to make it to final sale. This is a very cleverly designed garment and the fabric is really unique. The cut is great as well, with the dropped shoulder and all. The length is also practical without looking like you are wearing a winter coat. To date, I've struggled to find something that I can wear in a warm drizzle at higher temps (70-80+). This fits the bill and is still really breathable. I can't even tell you how difficult it is to find something that fits that niche. Also, although it is kind of out there, it is not that crazy. The gradient is more subtle IRL. At day's end, Minotaur churns out some neat stuff that has its own identity that, at the very least, is not really available at many if any other makers.

 

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