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

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  1. jmills

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    I doubt you'll beat that, as the shipping will probably negate any savings obtained by ordering from online boutiques.
     
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    I'm suprised there's so few around. What happens if you go for a job and your interviewer notices your pocket square is neither Irish nor hand rolled?
     
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    Really well written post. It sings songs with me. It is refreshing reading great posts.

    By the way, I tried my Henry Carter ties on today. I have worn 3 ties in my life. 2 Tarocash ties that are 100% polyester and made in China, and 1 old Christian Dior silk tie that I got from Vinnies about 7 years ago, which feels like it is about to fall apart.

    Chalk and Cheese. Chalk and Cheese. The HC ties are just out of this world - relative to my 3 other ties :). The difference in the structure of the knot, how the tie sits and the feel of the fabric is very noticeable.

    I guess, if there are any other kids out there that are starting work for the first time, I think HC classic ties at $60 are the way to go. I saw some ties at the MJ Bale store that were on special for $40. The HC ties feel much better than those MJ Bale ties. For only $20 more, I think it is well worth it.

    Well done Jason, you have a new fan.
     
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    Keeping in mind that only a little of the handkerchief is showing when stuffed into a chest pocket:

    How do you tell Irish linen from any other linen without feeling it?

    When looking at someone's pocket, how would you identify a hand rolled handkerchief from one that is machine rolled? How close to you need to be to be able to tell?
     
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    Gentlemen,
    I'm looking to pick a loafer with the following specifications:
    1. Penny/Loafer w/ Tassles
    2. Dark brown leather
    3. Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe.
    Any thoughts would be great.
    Cheers
     
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    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Welcome! My view is that it's all in context for the occasion anyway.

    For linen trousers, I've heard very good things about Howard Yount: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/linen-pants

    Out of interest, what is your budget - that would help people who are offering you suggestions.
     
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    Budget?
     
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    Was just being a sartorial troll [​IMG]
     
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    Thought you might but but answered just in case you weren't [​IMG]
     
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    What kind of Irish linen are you looking for? Shanty Irish or posh Irish? There's a big difference you know.
     
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    If he is going for a job interview, he'd probably want Lucky Irish.

    Oh no you didn't!
     
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    4. Budget - $400.
     
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    From memory, most of English-made tassell loafers have a more rounded toe, rather than a chiselled toe, so a European maker might be a better bet.

    I don't know if they will be to your taste, but these Sutor Mantellassi loafers from Ian Daniels at Shop the Finest are an excellent deal:

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-49154-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42797-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42806-sutor-mantellassi-brown-shoes-size-10-us-9-uk.aspx
     
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