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You're not talking about something that looks undyed, right? Because I can get behind that too.
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/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014.394373/page-3586

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



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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I've bought a very dark navy suit, white shirt and black shoes for my wedding in September. Looking for recommendations for a tie that would work. I'm struggling to pick one. Any ideas?
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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Hello. You might have foldeded it where the keeper loop is. I personaly don't have too much problems with this on my ties.Some times the ties have a keeper loop and a brand tag. You could remove the keeper loop and use the name tag as the keeper loop. Like the tie in this picture.

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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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Hello,

I have a general question, latley I've been seeing shoes on YOOX, they seem to have a broad selection of italian made shoes from mainly unknown brands. What's your opinion in general? is there anything worth buying? does italian made guarantee any semblance of quality? any brands you can recommend or should I stay clear from yoox?

bare in mind that I am not searching for the best quality shoes but I am looking to put up a decent work shoe waredrobe for day to day use, not spending over 120 per shoe.
“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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Is it possible to stretch the sleeves of an oxford cotton dress shirt a little bit by ironing it?
 

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