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  1. ACDoyle

    ACDoyle Senior member

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    Thanks for all he replies, I have worn suede in the rain and it holds up well, will check Zappos, I have owned many Bass dirty bucks over the years, they are good except for the red brick sole which does not give much traction when wet.
     


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    Hi, Does anybody have experience with 100% Cashmere suits? How do they hold up compared to a 100% Worsted Wool? Are they things that you'd only wear once or twice a month during the cold parts of the year?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It depends on the quality of the cashmere. I had a mid priced cashmere suit that fell apart at the elbows and ass in no time, but I wore it a lot more frequently than you mention. I don't think you will have an issue at only twice a month during cold times.
     


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    Zegna Couture/RLPL kinda quality. The 'tuff stuff' as we say [​IMG]
     


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    Is it something I'd be able to wear Spring-Summer? And would I be able to use it maybe once a week for about 3-4 months of the year? I love the ultra-luxe feel of it but I don't want something that I can't enjoy...
     


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    Depends on your weather. Around here it can be too warm even in March some years. OTOH in Canada a person might get 10 months out of it.

    I certainly don't rotate my Zegna cashmere jackets any differently then the wool ones.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, it depends on the weight of the chashmere. 11oz you can wear year round, while >12oz I would say would be too warm for most.
     


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    Can someone tell me some nice onlineshops for decent cloths who ship to Germany
     


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    Can someone tell me some nice onlineshops for decent cloths who ship to Germany

    manufactum.de
     


  11. AnnSOS

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    Hi, Does anybody have experience with 100% Cashmere suits? How do they hold up compared to a 100% Worsted Wool? Are they things that you'd only wear once or twice a month during the cold parts of the year?
    By it's very nature cashmere is a very delicate fiber. I would not recommend 100% cashmere for a suit. A cashmere blend with fine wools give the hand that you are looking for and the substance to hold up to at least some wear.
     


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    Does anyone know where I can get a similar shoe for under a $100

    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-men...rrie_last.html

    Looking for a rubber soled shoe, preferably brown suede, though can go for a dark scotch grain. I need a rain shoe and I like the style.

    Agree with several of the members here, with a spritz of scotchguard you should be able to wear out in the "damp" but I would not subject suede shoes to a rain storm.
    Just thinking how my Dad used to wear black rubbers over his dress shoes when it rained and he commuted into NYC. Can't even remember the last time I saw a pair of those!
     


  13. mrbig

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    Thanks for the answers folks!

    Got another couple questions:

    1. How does a 50/50 Silk Linen blend wear? Am I going to look like a walking prune?
    2. Are Tom Ford fragrances available in Singapore? If so, where?

    Thanks!
     


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    Hollywood waist?

    High-waisted, no-waistband, wide-legged pleated trousers popular from the 30s through the 50s.
     


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    I"d like to get a handful of sweaters for business casual. Any suggestions of places to shop that will provide good quality at a reasonable price. I'm looking for quality over fashion [​IMG]
     


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