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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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    Anyone know how long Drakes take to deliver?
     


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    bout a week
     


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    Sorry - don't seem to be able to edit at the moment.

    The comment above about generous conditions was about the workers in the Brunello Cucinelli factory - may explain his CRAZY prices.
     


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    I reckon burgundy is a great choice. I have two pairs: some dress monks and suede brogues. The dress shoes goe really well with navy or grey suits, and the brogues look terrific with jeans, or slacks in navy or charcoal.
     


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    For me I don't like those - too shiney and I don't like the shape etc - I don't think they would be versatile. . Thats personal not objective view. Still they are better than most shoes and each to their own as they say.

    I've got 4 burgundy - 2 x chukkas and 2 x shoes.

    I tend to prefer a very muted burgundy these days and feel some of mine are too bright and red-ish and shiney.

    But that varies - sometimes I just wear shoes I don't like for a day* and then I find they aren't as bad as my mind imagined them while they were hiding in the cupboard for 6 months.

    Subtle burgundy is very versatile and goes with almost anything - in fact all I can think of it doesn't work with is my pink/red chinos.

    Its one of the few ways to make black pants really work outside of the melbourne/rockdog look.

    * I've now started to wear whole outfits, and combinations, that I don't think work in my minds eye and have been unworn for 12 months. Surprisingly a large amount of them work out ok. Unsurprisingly some of them are wrong, just wrong and not good.
     
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    Can i see a pic of your muted burgundy - i also struggle with my redish shiney carminas...

    and on a side note - I can never get brown to work with black!
     


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    Brown and black can work, but I find it needs to be a greeny dark brown, not a reddy brown.
     


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    "Leather from which the grain layer has been partially removed by buffing to a depth governed by the condition of the raw material and upon which a new surface has been built by various finishes."

    No idea
     


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    I was going to suggest a pair of Alden Color 8 plain toe bluchers or, if after something more elegant in shape, a burgundy shoe by Carmina. Just my opinion, but either of these options is nicer and will stand you in good stead for longer than those CP shoes.
     


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    I must admit I'm a sucker for a rubber sole....comfort is a must for me. If the Loake Badminton came in a burgundy I'd be all over it.
     


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    All of the above
     
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    Imported park av's ? I think so, may be seen around Sydney starting tomorrow.


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