Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I stand corrected, thank you. I've only ever used it on Barkers, Loakes and AE's.
Incredibly helpful post, thank you. I'll start building up in these products/items mentioned. I'm guessing 'appropriate brown" wax and cream polish relates to a colour similar to the shoe being worked on?
Just ordered some 3sixteen SL-100x from Blue Owl - service has been great. Free chainstitching and free delivery - so ive gone with 32w and shortened to 35length as I like to roll
Lets hope I can button these up!
If they work out I might get some in shadow too
I stand corrected.
You are a very tall man, sir. With a very long torso. Might be worth thinking about a 3-roll-2.
(But great value for the suit! And the tie is very very nice.)
What's with all the Guardian articles? You a champagne socialist too?
Yep. You can go darker but I try to match as closely as possible. I find the best place to order is from A Fine Pair of Shoes. I received a shipment last week.
Yes I believe aniline dyed leathers are susceptible to being stripped if you use leather renovator, though any experts out there might have more specific details about why this happens. Always test in an inconspicuous spot first, and see if any dye comes out on your cloth as you apply. If symptoms persist, see a cobbler.
If anyone buys Samuari, Sugarcane, Flathead or Buzz and knows their size etc please consider these guys in SA - www.righthanddistribution.com
A tad more pricey than some online places, but still pretty competitive. Andy also has a chain stitch machine down there.
I'll be sending down my Stevenson Overall Cos after I soak them
saw these guys on GW's blog - pretty nice find
This is pretty good dietary advice - close to what my dietitian recommended when I was diagnosed with diabetes. I lost 25kg in 10 months following a similar regime, with no need for gym work or really feeling like I was depriving myself much at all. Exercise consisted of following the 10,000 steps program, plus bike riding twice a week.
The other thing I was told (in my case to manage glucose spikes) is to spread eating through the day. I eat at 6:30, 10, 12, 4, 7 and 10pm. 10, 4 and 10 are for snacky things like fruit, trail mix and/or cheese ,and the 3 meals are medium serves - you don't feel like eating more than that.
You can substitute some things in your favourite foods to make a low GI diet - for example, you can always make risotto with barley instead of rice or roast sweet potatoes instead of spuds. I even found that trashing my diet once a week did no real harm. 80% compliance is good enough. Apart from the weight loss, I brought my blood sugar levels down from 11.5 to 4.8, so this really works.
For those talking about dieting - GI doesn't matter so much as it is recorded measurements of single foods consumed in a fasted state which doesn't really reflect real life measurements.
So long as there is a calorie deficit and macros are roughly in check you will lose weight.
Dropped into their shop when I was in Adelaide. They didn't have any jeans in my size sadly, and I found the shorts I bought pretty expensive when I price-compared later.
They are just off Rundle St, and there is an excellent cafe right nearby, as well as a bike shop and vintage wear that are both worth a look.
Please tell us how it went. I have been eyeing off the black ones for donkey years, but I cannot justify another pair of jeans.
As for Japanese selvage, I repeat my plug for Corlection on Pitt Street. Their prices are only a tad higher than the best deals you can find on Rakuten or even in Japan itself. Stocks Momotaros, Strike Gold, Pure Blue Japan, Tenryo, Japan Blue.
Pardon my ignorance, I have not heard of Gerard Sene until now. I did pop into the following:
Septieme Larguer- selection of colors and last shapes were underwhelming, and I was not willing to do a custom patine job.
JM Weston- only one last fits me, but they want over Euro 600 for calf. For that, I can get shell in Carmina with change.
John Lobb- aside from the JL PS collab, none of the last fits me. Savings for me.
Galeries Lafayette Homme- some nice Santonis there, no more sizes for me.
I did not have time for Aubercy, Corthay and Berluti. Tried Berluti in HK, none of the lasts fits me. More savings.
My next major project is to get a black captoe oxford that will last me forever. Currently, a Meermin is doing that duty, but the shoddy finishing is not in keeping with the spirit an exemplary formal shoe. I am leaning towards Vass (do not know sizing) or fallback onto Carmina black shell on Rain last. Any suggestions?
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