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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. am55

    am55 Distinguished Member

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    I'd personally go for Edward Green or Alden.
     

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    You're not talking about something that looks undyed, right? Because I can get behind that too.

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    No.

    Specifically, there are broadly two kinds of patina: those from the likes of Berluti that come from judicious application of acetone and paint; and those that come from decades with what used to be a plain shoe.

    The most famous example is probably Prince Charles' shoes: http://the-shoe-aristocat.blogspot.com/2012/04/hrh-prince-charles-and-his-old-bespoke.html - which is the effect I think "museum calf" like mottling attempts to replicate.

    @Alan Bee had a nice formerly-tan EG (I think) which you can currently find here: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/...ow-part-iv-starting-may-2014.394373/page-3586

    Since SF links break every so often I'm reposting the picture:

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    Of course this works better with lighter suit colours, if you're of the mindset that shoes lighter than the trousers don't look as good. An old tan loafer with white or cream trousers... just perfect.
     

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    hello, I was wondering if it is posible to add a quarter lining to an unlined and unstructured jacket? As a follow up does adding a lining help extend the life of the jacket?
     

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    Where does Marc Benioff get his suits? The fishmouth lapels appear Parisian...

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    Can anyone speak of the leather quality that Florsheim uses in their Imperial Made in Italy line?
     

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    Traditionally one wears a silver jacquard silk tie. The British actually call them “wedding ties.” They are standard with formal wear (meaning a morning coat), but they also work well with a navy suit as they will distinguish your wedding get-up from business attire.
     

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    One can also dispense with the loop altogether and let the blades fall where they may. Perhaps that is a bit too Italian for you; many people beyond the Alps find minor chaos of that sort anxiety-inducing, which is understandable except to Italians.

    Under no circumstance use Scotch tape like the current U.S. president.
     

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    “Made in Italy” doesn’t guarantee anything. It doesn’t even guarantee made in Italy.

    $120 will get you glued shoes of poor leather that won’t last very long and can’t be resoled. $300 will get you on the lower rung of shoes made to craftsmanlike standards, such as Meermin.
     

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    What is Florentic leather?
     

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    Is it possible to stretch the sleeves of an oxford cotton dress shirt a little bit by ironing it?
     

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    You can stretch a little while damp but doubtful you will get more then 1/4"-1/2"
     

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    Thanks, is it recommended to use starch while ironing dress shirts?
     

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    Starch is evil. No
     

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