Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Got my last pair of boat shoes from the Timberland outlet store, which has now unfortunately closed.
A little rich for my blood and also far too formal.
The Camp-Moc is a nice casual shoe.
I will own horse arse leather one day, or I'll be a horse's arse!
Vox's (F. Cobera) posts in this thread are worth reading before going down the penny (or tassel for that matter) loafer road.
Well I dunno, I actually sized down a half size on my Sperrys, on the basis that without socks you want a tighter fit. My big toe touches the end of the shoe as a result, but overall the fit is perf.
Goddamnit, now I want a pair of loafers and a pair of driving mocs and a new pair of boat shoes. You all suck.
Lol. I recovered from shoe madness about a month ago. And I am(My wallet) currently suffering a blazer madness );
LOL another recovering shoe addict here. Where can I find a nice navy blazer?
So after some T&E I have finally come to the point where I am ready to place an order for a CottonWork shirt of decent quality. Since SF lacks a dedicated CottonWork thread, and several Aus members seem to have placed orders there, I thought I'd ask for advice here.
1. I'd love to see a real life picture of one of their collar shapes other than the cutaway collar. I think the cutaway is a bit too drastic for me but it's the only one I have experience with. I'll probably go with the spread or semi cutaway but keen to see pictures of each if anyone has any.
2. Any opinions on fabric collections (is the step up in cost worth it) or specific fabrics? Was thinking of going with the "EXECUTIVE
100% Sea Island Quality 2ply 100 to 120 threads" level. Is the step up to "Luxury" worth it? And, similarly, what about going all out for Thomas Mason etc? Never had any dress shirts above the brooks brothers level really (well, one Epaulet dress shirt).
I'm planning to order three basics to begin with: white herringbone, blue herringbone, mauve oxford. If anyone has ordered something along those lines i'd love to see a photo/hear your opinions. Quite hard to tell from the fabric pictures just which is sort of a normal basic herringbone weave.
In general, what fabrics have people ordered and what did they think of them?
Feel free to inbox me if you don't want to clutter up the main thread.
What size are you mate?
For those of you yesterday looking for a cheap pair of driving mocs -
Plenty of other colours too.
I would actually recommend a different MTM website.
I ordered 3 MTM shirts, from Cottonwork, ModernTailor and Joe Button....
Overall, I was not particularly impressed with the CW offering. The fabric was average and the production time was about 6 weeks.
ModernTailor were much quicker, the shirt arriving in under 3 weeks and was of much nicer quality (and this was their trail shirt for $20)
Joe Button I only tried because of their groupon offer. The first shirt was way off but I got it remade and the measurements are good, nice quality but IMO not worth the extra price. Also, despite being an Australian based company, their shirts took the longest to arrive (perhaps this was the 2 step shipping)
I've just placed an order for Luxire. They look very promising and there is a decent thread about them on here.
I'm about to try Luxire for myself, too. I've used Tailorstore and Henry Herbert in the past and gotten excellent results.
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Have received a few messages from members today, so thought I'd let the main thread know that the Aquila chukka boots were both snapped up overnight.
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