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

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  1. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Thanks for the research JM, you even got my right size!
    You are quite correct, the Sutor Mantellassi's represent great value. Have you had much experience with them? I've eyed off a few pairs online, but l have not heard much feed back off this forum.
    I love these from The Armoury http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/gaziano-girling-kn14-antibes-oak but they are well and truly over my budget! However l can get something similar with a tassel and half the price l will be clicking heels
     


  2. JimmyHoffa

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    What is everyone's views on the whole 'second trousers with every suit' philosophy?

    Is it really necessary to source out a second pair of trousers with every suit? Some people say that you should always get a second pair of trousers with every suit bought, on the principle that the pants get destroyed before the jacket. Others say that one is enough. I guess it would make a difference if you have 3 suits compared to 5-10 suits, where the same suit isn't used as frequently in rotation. I read somewhere from Matt Jensen that the average man in this day and age buys a new suit quite frequently, as a result suits are only really lasting a few years, as opposed to 15 years. Perhaps 2 trousers is overkill?

    Dartagnan Red was telling that he had to take his trousers to the tailor to get some extra life out of them. I know it probably isn't going to go down well with you guys, but I have had 2 pairs of Tarocash trousers (I was still in school and far from eclectic) that I have worn over several years, and they haven't faded or torn in any shape or form. However, it would be annoying having trousers fall apart on you, when you still love your jacket.

    EDIT: http://www.styleforum.net/t/64042/do-you-order-extra-trousers - a little bit of searching never goes astray! Sorry fellas, jumped the gun again.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Mate, time is of the essence.... Burn those Pants!!!
     


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    What do you think of these?
    http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640203
     


  5. JimmyHoffa

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    Can I drop them in a clothing bin and call it my donation to charity for the year?

    Actually, it is a funny story about those Tarocash pants. I remember I lost a pair - I couldn't find them anywhere around the house. I was 100% certain that the dry cleaner had not given them back to me (strange logic, I know). So, one morning I had a big whinge at the dry cleaner. That afternoon he produced a pair of Tarocash trousers that looked exactly like mine, and told me to take them. I thought he had found my trousers, until they showed up several weeks later. I thought I was so lucky - a 3rd pair of TAROCASH pants, Christmas has come early (I did ring him back and he was adamant that they were mine, and no one has come in to collect Tarocash pants). Little did I know that I had releaved someone of their luxury 80% polyester, 20% viscose tarocash pants.

    Anyway, onto greener pastures, when I hold my suit from Elite that was made from Chinese wool milled in China, against the MJ Bale suit I bought which is made from Australian Merino milled in Italy, there is a noticeable difference. A noticeable difference. There is a $200 price differential, however.

    Aussie SF takes the cake. So all the information you guys pass on, does make a difference :).
     
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  6. Dusty Brogues

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    Very nice, thanks Gerry. Love the split toe detail as well. Be interested to see if that make that very loafer on the Simpson last, it doesnt look like they do. So far l will be putting these on top of the list.
     


  7. Dusty Brogues

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    They were probably sitting there for years [​IMG]
     


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    Can I suggest looking in the buying and selling section or are you looking for new shoes ??

    I recently bought a pair C&J Harvard Shell Loafers ( no tassels though ) for just under your budget and had been worn ounce.
     


  9. ColdEyedPugilist

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    I have 4 good suits and am planning to commission more next year: I have spare trousers for 3 of them and they have served me well.

    Cheers
     


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    Thanks Gerry, that's actually right in my price range anyway. Colours are a bit bland, but I can explore a little more from here.

    :)
     


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    Sorry to repost this but I'd really like some replies to this.
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    I think spare pants is worth it

    The pants on my very first pjohnson kit are starting to show wear so i should have done two pants.

    Ive got 6 suits in rotation but some get worn more than others
     


  15. Dusty Brogues

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    I'm not partial, happy with either new or near new, as long as they have certain spec's: Loafer w/ Tassels, Dark brown leather, Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe, around $400. Cheaper would be nice.

    Gerry recommended these http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640203 which l'm very interested in.
     


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