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

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    __PG__ Senior member

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    Same things happen in bike forums, or ski forums.

    A good phrase I use is 'analysis paralysis'.
     


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    Or diving forums ;)
     


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    or car forums, use the wrong wax or polish or oil and they treat you like a mass murderer.
     


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    Eh? That's a bit odd. I've got four H&K shirts from several years back, and all of them (even the Sea Island cotton) can be machine-washed and ironed at home without any problems. The cloth is soft and smooth and they've all worn very well with no problems at all. Rather strange to hear that they have to be dry-cleaned.
     


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    David Jones has some nice ones.
     


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    Gents,

    Possible bargain?

    Cheers,

    Eightace
     


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    This is s a first . Myself and few friends wear H&K shirts and we have never had this problem. I will scrub the collars with Sard soap if required and then just wash them on a normal cycle and air dry, fine every time.

    Also what does it cost to have a shirt dry cleaned?
     


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    I don't see why h&k need to be treated any differently, they are all just cotton afterall. Fading and shrinkage are pretty much the only reasons why you wouldn't wash them.

    And about SF taking things too seriously, some people in this forum seem to think dressing like a ponce will solve every single one of lifes problems.
     


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    +1

    According to Charles Nakhle, good cloth, however luxurious, usually loves to be ironed. For example, my Alumu poplins, a two-ply 80 and a two-ply 120, are easily ironed without much trouble at all.

    (However, and this just occurred to me, Charles DID mention that he dislikes Sea Island for this climate, and much prefers Egyptian cotton; something about its propensity for wrinkling.)
     


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    Bugger, it won't?
     


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    And football forums. My God. I have seen people call others out for a punch up, even designating a time and place, just because they disagree about player signings!

    Perhaps the WAYWRN thread should be renamed WAYWRN...That We Can Complain About.
     


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    Wait till you get on the martial arts forums...

    Bullshido is expecially 'enjoyable'.
     


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    Hmm, I'm interested to know what they mean by "lightweight". Those are made by C&J, appear to be similar to the Westbourne or Belgrave. They're a good buy at that price. But, shipping may cost you because Brooks Brothers don't ship to us. Also, not sure if the sole is channeled or the welt stitching is exposed as there are no pictures. To me, it looks like a bench grade model on the 337 last. As for using the word "lightweight", I don't think the type of calfskin should make much difference to us in Australia, but in the US, the inclement winter weather means that shell cordovan and other similarly "heavy" shoes are favoured.
     


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    Tell me about it, I'm off sick with tonsillitis this week so haven't posted a fit since last week, but have had the time while camped on the couch to watch the silly arguments and basically non existent fits on there. No one fro MC is going to agree with the Sw&d blokes so I don't know why it's taken about 300 posts in 2 days to realize that. All it's doing is scaring people off from posting fits, which is the purpose of the thread.
     


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    B-b-b-but chicks dig spalla camicia, grenadine ties and sprezzatura!


    I'm interested to know what they mean by "lightweight" as well. Those are definitely not made by C&J - I sent the C&J mail order department a question about the last for the shoe with a picture of the shoe as an attachment. The reply I got was " The shoe in photo which is attached to this email is not a Peal shoe and not a shoe which we make.". Obviously it is a Peal shoe so probably made for BB by one of the other Northampton companies?

    Regarding shipping, are you sure they don't ship to us? According to their website, they do for most things:

    "International Delivery ($49.99 charge)
    Overnight delivery currently not available outside of the United States. Please note that we cannot ship gift cards, fragrances, or products containing alligator or genuine fur internationally. All shipping & handling and applicable duties will be paid by the customer and will be billed by the delivering carrier."
     
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