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

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  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Yay for me.

    I've also heard that properly tailored shirts don't need them. I'm not convinced.
     
  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Me neither, I like them on my shirts.

    I still couldn't pull those camo mocs off, even in my spare time. But I'm pretty conservative. I'm sure one of the other colours will appeal.
     
  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    They're typically referred to as "gauntlet buttons".

    Interestingly, in my experience, English shirts tend not to have them - and that includes both high-end shirtmakers such as T&A and H&K, and cheaper ones such as Charles Tyrwhitt.

    However, they're very common on Italian, American and Australian shirts.

    I don't know if it makes much of a difference, but the actual gauntlet on my English shirts is pretty short when compared to my Italian shirts, and I'd guess that as the gauntlets are shorter, there is less need for a button as they would not gape as much.
     
  4. xiaoli

    xiaoli Senior member

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    Apparently Ermenegildo Zegna is opening an outlet at DFO Homebush in Sydney. Anyone heard about this? Wonder what sort of stuff they would sell...
     
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    Yeah there are 10x ladies colours and 6x mens colours. Will reveal all when possible.
     
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    ^Uniqlo is 'apparently' coming to Melbourne (you guys probably allready know) :)
    And a question: Carmina or Crockett Jones? (just wanted to know and why)
    Thanks
     
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    I wear tod's all the time and no you cannot resole but they do last a while .. i dont run marathons in them though ... do you resole your runners?
     
  8. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Gents,

    Today's outfit is a little flashy - details below:

    - Herringbone light brown PoW check with blue overcheck on the Milano block;
    - Borrelli shirt;
    - Holliday & Brown tie;
    - Old silk pocket square from somewhere in Italy;
    - Balmoral boots by Cheaney (I think) for Paul Stuart in the US.

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    As an aside, the "Milano" block was an excellent block - cut slightly more generously in the shoulders as the Osaka block, with slightly more padding. This particular suit was beautifully made, too. Unfortunately, Herringbone rationalised their suit blocks shortly afterwards and cut out the Milano and London blocks, leaving only the Osaka and New York blocks. I think that they may even have got rid of the latter now, leaving only the Osaka block (although I could be wrong on that point).
     
  9. lennier

    lennier Senior member

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    Well they only cost me $120 a pop, have a tough functional life and are expected to lose function potentially long before they 'wear out' aesthetically :) Good to know that Tod's last decently though.
     
  10. quar

    quar Senior member

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    I'd disagree. I have 2 pairs of Tod's, and I have worn them both down to the rubber piece underlying the nubs remarkably quick.

    At the prices of your shoes however, I'd be happy to buy them, even with the expectation that the sole won't last a long time.
     
  11. Spinning

    Spinning Active Member

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    Guys! Looking to get some new shoes for work, I suit up every day. I have a navy suit and a grey suit.

    Looking to spend $200-300 here. Would like both black and brown - but don't have the $$ right now as I had a BIG spending few weeks.
    Thus, which would be the better pick colour wise, and also the shoe too?

    Any ideas/suggestions are hugely appreciated :)

    EDIT: embarrassing - seems this was asked literally 4-5 pages ago. I'm just not sold on the wingtips.
     
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    jmills Senior member

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    We literally just covered this. Do a search or read the past few pages and there should be plenty of useful information. Hope that helps.
     
  13. Spinning

    Spinning Active Member

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    Yep, no worries mate. I'd seen that after the post. Cheers.
     
  14. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    If you guys could go back in time, with all your years of experience, to when you got your first serious job, where would you buy your first suit?

    Knowing that you aren't super rich (you haven't even started your first job), but you have years of SF experience and knowledge on what looks good and what doesn't what would you do?
     
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    The Salvation Army. Or, if I'm confident I'd get/keep the job, I'd choose the Goodwill. ;)
     
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