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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Excellent!

    Remember to dress outrageously and to include things such as sockless shoes, a camo blazer, a tie with the back much longer than the front, a leather thong hanging from your lapel buttonhole down into your breast pocket, a floppy hat, high-water trousers or other such #menswear memes in your outfit.

    Best of luck, and I hope to see you in the pages of the Sartorialist's blog! :)
     


  2. Prince of Paisley

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    My opinion is that, yes ideally, a fully closed "v" is preferable, but essentially the beauty of laced shoes is the flexibility (up to a point) of fit they give in this area. Having a wider v in the laces is probably less of a concern than if your toes are being crushed in the point of the shoe, or conversely if there is a big gap between the heel of the shoe and your heel - such problems have a much smaller margin for error and a few mm either way can mean the difference between comfortable shoes and being crippled. A wider v is usually an aesthetic (rather than a painful physical) price you may have to pay for ordering shoes online...

    I also agree with you, the roominess of the vamp area varies widely across English lasts. The Church's / Cheaney last 73 is even smaller than the C&J 348/358 around the instep, so it may be adviseable for some men to go for a G fitting as their default in these lasts, if available.
     


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    Ah, must just have been lighting. It would be difficult to find a match for those coloured shoes, but I'm sure it would be available. Unlikely to find one in cordovan though, but I don't think it's critical to have an exact match. Get many compliments on your shoes?

    Haha about the missus. I normally completely ignore what she says, except when it comes to colour matching. Women seem to on average be much better at that than men. Same with my mother.
     


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    I don't ascribe to the "rule" that your belt always must match your shoes. Yes, it's a good idea 99% of the time, but you may have trouble finding a ruby red belt, and if you do it will just draw attention to your waistline rather than unobtrusively doing its job of holding your pants up, as a belt should.

    So trying to pick up the colour of your SC (on my monitor it looks like charcoal and a black belt) is not a bad alternative. Hence I didn't comment on the belt/shoes not matching as the pocket square is the real imposter in your outfit.

    As for your shirt, maybe wear it with jeans but a light blue would probably be better with those chinos/shoes.
     


  5. Henry Carter

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    Speaking of Camo, a browse through Country Road last week saw a camo tie in stock about 6cm wide. Don't think it will be a big seller myself.
     


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    These Vass are sick - i still want to get a pair - any tips on sizing/lasts? (I feel overwhelmed reading through the vass thread)
    I saw a stat yesterday that in the UK 50% of online goods are returned. I know suitsupply is about 30-40% and iconic and ASOS are about 40% too. At Owen & James our return rate is sub 5% luckily because we dont charge shipping on the exchanged goods and for an international order I lose money sometimes

    So based on those odds there is a good chance the goods you buy have been tried on and shipped around the world a few times by the time you get it.

    But re:paypal - im pretty sure if I refund somebody, the paypal fees are reversed! so the $30 charge is a blatant rort imo. Jase can you confirm this is the case?


    Not many Lapo's in Aus to buy a skinny camo tie:)
     


  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Mate I'm not sure actually, prob is the case if you refund from the same purchase in paypal, but if you just sent someone a refund not linked to the purchase it wouldn't work. But I do bugger all refunds so I've not noticed, one of the joys of selling ties, they don't need to be tried on!
     


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    For anyone looking to do a bit of shopping in Melbourne CBD both Henry Bucks and MJ Bale have sales starting tomorrow.
     


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    Yeah I was at DFO the other day and was so surprised to see an Ermenegildo Zegna store there, it was AMAZING! They had such a good selection of stock from E Zegna, Zegna sport and Z Zegna and although it was an outlet, the stock was only around a season old and at 60% off! i couldn't believe it! Plus the store looks amazing!! you can't even tell its an outlet store. The staff there are so helpful and friendly, i will deffinitely be going back there soon.
     


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    Yup, first to comment is my morning coffee barista. On the street, many looks, some stares even. As far as I can tell today, I am the only one sporting ruby colored shoes.

    PoP, thanks again. I could have gotten a belt in the same color in calf, but I had the same concern about it looking funny on my waist. I reckon something in cordovan/burgundy/oxblood will suffice. Any suggestions?
     


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    I have reddy - burgundy loake strands (wearing today). These get seriously weird looks from people on the street multiple times per day. Ruby shell would be like these x 10.
     


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    They tend to have a better sense of colour - I mean, who else can really tell the 1237513 different shades of red nail polish or lipstick apart?
     
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    Haha I saw some graphic once showing how the human eye could not actually tell the difference between some of Revlon's different shades of red.
     


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    I am still confused. I have a pair in U-Last and a pair in F-last. Still can't really tell the difference. The U-last pair is actually for sale (see signature)
     


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    Any wife/gf/mistress, if the lipstick is on the collar of their men's shirts....[​IMG]
     
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