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

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  1. meister

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    No.... plus cotton is hot in suits.
     
  2. Manuhiri

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    Hi tobiasj

    Sorry I've taken a while.

    Yes they are the classic collection. If I had to sum them up in one word it would be 'stiff'. The meermin/dainite sole is stiff as a board and doesn't seem to get much better with time. Having said that I still think they are pretty good value for the money and I'll probably grab another pair of meermins but with a leather sole.

    The quality of the leather is OK. It looks and feels a lot better after some decent sessions of using renovator and cream polish. I didn't like the original colour that was a bit too red for me but now I'm happy with it.

    I should also add that they fit very snug and I probably needed a half size larger which may have contributed to the stiff feeling.
     
  3. LonerMatt

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    It's a streetwear suit, to that end it's fine. For any other end it's sub-optimal.
     
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    Two MJ Bale "Monaco" white herringbone weave white shirts, both worn once, size 40 super slim, $25 each inc. postage. PM me.
     
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    Great article. Are you going to pink your outfits now, GN?
     
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    Hey Oli, why do you go all out on the belt and tie racks, but not the suit hangars? I assume your suits are the larger investment, or do you just like the belt and tie hangars?
     
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    Sunspel site or Mr. Porter is your best bet. I think I received an email a week or so ago about free shipping from Mr. Porter at the moment.

    Medium should have you covered.
     
  9. Oli2012

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    There's more of them and they're fiddley. My woodlore tie rack is really useful when you've got a tonne of ties to sort out. Same deal with belts.

    So long as the suit hangers are contoured to maintain the shape of the shoulders and are in a breathable bag I can't see the big deal about wooden suit hangers - cedar isn't going to do jack for stopping months, and I can't see the hanger itself 'absorbing moisture' like its advertised either.
     
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    I have more than15 ties in my collection. Is it time to admit I have an addiction?
     
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    Only 15?? I think that you need to have two or three times that before you really have an addiction! (Then again, maybe I was just unrealistic about the nature of my addiction for a long time...)
     
  13. cgo

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    not even close :)
     
  14. Prince of Paisley

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    Only if you're a plumber. Nothing against plumbers my old man was one but he never wore a tie plumbing a toilet!
     
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    I currently have 9, looking to stop at 12. How low do you think a tie collection would have to be before people start noticing you wear the same ties all the time?
     
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    Serios?
     
  18. streetminimal

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    It only takes one.
     
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    I think ties are a good cheaper way to revitalise an aging wardrobe. Some guys go and buy a tonne more shirts or a new suit.. if you have the basics then why not just get one or two new ties to give them a new look
     
  20. tobiasj

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    Classic mid grey flannels in a tropical worsted? Sorry, but lol :D
     
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