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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Thought you had them in suede tho :(
     
  2. suttonzach

    suttonzach Well-Known Member

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    All - I have some black AE Strands in 10B which I acquired online under the mistaken assumption that they were D width - they're too narrow for me and was wondering if anyone here would be interested in them before I put them on the general market. They are brand new, first quality, but shipped without a box. Will take $200 ONO. (I will put up some pictures tonight once I get home)
     
  3. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    No the Clarks DB are in a brown chocolate suede Marbles rocked up on Saturday wearing the Clarks DB in Ambergold the colour is lot more vibrant than how its depicted on line.

    I am going to get a pair of RMW Rigger boots MTO in Camel need a new pair of lace up brown boots.
     
  4. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    They would be dry cleanable wouldnt they? Its a good point you make though. I know only 2 ppl have given opinions but I expected there to be a strong sway to navy, I am a little surprised by the beige love hrmm decisions.
     
  5. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    yup

    ~$460 for bench,
    ~$560 for hand

    dont remember exact pricing but its roughly in those range
     
  6. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for beige here - I've got a Burberry trench in the "classic" beige (or "taupe", as I think Burberry call it) colour and I wouldn't have it in any other colour.
     
  7. thebrownman

    thebrownman Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gents,

    I'm selling a few things, please PM me for further information:

    1. Crockett & Jones Belgrave Handgrade shoes in Antique Chestnut Calf, Size 9E UK, brand new in box

    2. MJ Bale Blue Grey Flannel Suit, size 40R, brand new with tags, $350 including shipping

    3. MJ Bale Mudgee Weave Grey Trousers, brand new with tags, $110 including domestic shipping

    4. Herringbone Sydney white OCBD shirt, size L slim fit, brand new with tags, $60 including domestic shipping

    More stuff to be put up, particularly Herringbone shirts in size 39 neck or slim fit large. If there's something in particular that you're after, PM me and I may be able to assist :)
     
  8. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers, sounds like SF has spoken, only two votes for Navy were from some non SF'ers.

    Its a good looking suit hope it disappears quick at that price, I would have grabbed it when you had it at a higher price but I just don't think those trousers will tailor well from a 34 to a 31.
     
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    It might be simpler to wash your wrists!

    Basically anything can be washed. Wool trousers, shirts, shoes suede and leather - etc. (and btw Dry cleaning isn't DRY). It just depends how careful you are with washing and in many cases the drying.

    Mostly - washing (gently) by hand in blood temperature water with no or mild soap and rinsing well , then drying flat on a towel or wiping down first and not in front of a heat source will work for anything. Your desert boots, your Meerkat shoes, your suit, your socks, undies, shirt or overcoat. I wouldn't wash a tailored jacket unless I was feeling courageous but it can be done. Most harm in washing is done in the drying - if that doesn't sound too silly. Best practice is do not wash in hot water, hand wash not machine wash, machine wash only on gentle, do not spin dry, dry flat, do not dry near heat source.

    In general soap just makes water more watery. And lets it soak in and remove dirt. Too much soap just defeats the purpose and can (will) grease up the water. Most detergent manufacturers recommend you use too much soap in wash machines - they would wouldn't they - that why theres a grease build up in machines. As a general tip use half recommended dose in a machine.

    Soaking the material is what really gets rid of most stains. It loosens the threads and allows trapped dirt to escape with bit of rubbing. So soaking - at least over night - will often preform miracles.

    Strictly speaking, if you want your shirts to last and be easily clean, when you take them off each day/night, you should chuck them in a bucket or tub of water - straight away and leave until you are washing next. I assume you do wash regularly every 2 or 3 days. Washing shirts in cold water or warm is better for them than sending to dry cleaners - not to mention cheaper. This assumes you do not chuck them in the dryer. Ideally do not let machine to spin dry either and hang out to drip dry.

    My two long overcoats get a wash every now and then. (not once a year)

    The beige one has detailed and long instructions on washing on the lable - the navy one has DRY CLEAN ONLY. They are both made by the same company with the same 65%/ 35% cotton poly mix. The beige one has a heavy zip out lining which I never use anyway - so it doesn't get washed with the coat. The navy one has sewn in "normal" lining and a few washes haven't hurt it. The Navy one is calf length and the FULL Inspector Gadget - epaulets, sleeve belts, double breasted, rear button up long vent, shoulder flaps ,buttons everywhere. The beige one is also long but fly fronted - more a Colombo.
     
  11. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    TBM can you please fatten up and extend your feet, then go and buy a whole bunch of this stuff and sell it here....one size too small for me. Oh well, easy to resist temptation.



    Congratulations (you look so proud).
     
  12. nabilmust

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    That navy trench (second from right) looks nice
     
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    nabilmust Well-Known Member

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    Having said that though, the first trench I got was a beige one.

    Thrifted the vintage Dior it off ebay:

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  14. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    That was an informative post fxh but the inspector gadget reference was priceless hadn't considered that with some of the coats :p
    Just a standard Burberry trench, both on the right are just burberry ones. Those are just from ebay reasonably priced, don't think I could part with the cash for retail burberry, unless they were on sale perhaps. The one on the left is all cotton though, lined.
     
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    fxh Well-Known Member

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    Overcoats.

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  16. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    I much prefer simple Macs... much less fuss. Or, if not, then a minimalist model like Kent Wang's navy trench.
     
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  17. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    A bit overcast this morning, but my polished up boots wanted to say 'Hi'.
     
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  18. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    haha well played :)
     
  19. Geoffrey Firmin

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    You forgot the dirty old man sitting on the park bench.
     
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    fxh Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome to post a selfie!
     
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