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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Impressive.

    When I was but a yoof I had my openings at 7" and had to take my socks off to get my pants on.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    I can't work out if linen is objectively cooler but it sure feels and signals summer to the wearer and onlookers.

    I have a soft spot for proper Hawaiian shirts and white cotton trousers.

    T shirts are only for under open necked shirts in winter.

    3/4 trousers are for people on bail for domestic assault or owning a dangerous dog.

    Cargo shorts? wtf
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    Anyone heard from blahman?

    I'm worried hes been kidnapped or somethink.

    I am his guardian and am seeking power of attorney.

    I care about his welfare.

    Anyone care to bid on his clothing etc if he cant get back in Oz?
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Guys,

    Here is your chance to have your say about socks. It's looking very very likely (I'm basically going to do it) that I'll also be carrying Pantherella Socks in the store when it goes live in March. The distributor in Australia only carries basics like navy, black, charcoal that you can buy in DJ's but I am looking at doing a special order from the UK.

    I'm looking at the following for stock so far, with a mix between cotton lisle and merino wool, all mid calf at this stage.

    Navy pin dot
    Grey pin dot
    Plain navy (in cotton and merino)
    Light khaki
    Dark Grey (in cotton and merino)
    Charcoal
    Dark Olive
    Wine (Burgundy)
    Dark Brown

    Anything I have missed out here that you guys would like to see? And anyone a fan of OTC? I can't stand them personally as my trousers always get caught on them, but those who wear fuller trouser legs may like them.

    Fire away....
     
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    I posted 'real life' Chamberlain pics a few pages back.

    They are a bit lighter in person than they appear on the Herring Sight - the colour in my photos is more accurate I feel.

    Still a great looking shoe IMO - but the Raleigh is nice too.
     
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    Eightace, the Raleighs are half brogues whereas the Chamberlains are punched oxfords. As you alluded to, another difference is the colour- the former is burgundy whereas the latter are mahogany. Not sure about the difference re the quality of the leather or the workmanship but I expect it's similar. I own a pair of the Raleighs and have been happy with them. I love burgundy shoes, the colour is very versatile.
     
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    Sounds great. Do they have any argyll patterns and/or multistripes?

    I prefer OTC myself; I hate that feeling of the sock sliding down my leg.
     
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    DJ's also sells bright coloured Pantharella socks.
     
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    Thanks to all for your recommendations.
     
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    Memories.... like the cornice of your mind.... my uncle farmed at Wagga for years and for some reason when I lived in Manly by the Sea the olds would pack me off to aunty in the country. I can remember in the 60s (no TV) just sitting in front of the cooler till I fell asleep from heat and boredom.LOL!

    I am, therefore, a linen guy through and through. That includes suits worn to work. Even they can be hot when they are lined for instance. Linen can be scratchy but then it does not cling to your skin like cotton and wicks moisture faster thereby cooling your body. The wrinkling thing can be controlled by using heavier linen which ironically is often cooler than the rumple stuff because it hangs off you rather than on you if you get my drift.
     
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    Hi guys, anyone know of any codes that one can use on Herring for Cheaney shoes?

    I've decided I like the look of the 2003 last over the 110028, which to me just looks too long. Anyone have any fit notes on the 2003 last? I'm really just guessing size..
     
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    PM sent
     
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    Support these views. Also prefer OTC.

    Some bright colours would be welcome.
     
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    He's probably trying to work out how to send a post from a Japanese keyboard. Not easy.
     
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