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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    CD, you actually have more than I do now so I shall present the title to you over lunch when we next catch up.

    That's a lovely collection! Any more than 1 pair of black and 1 pair of brown shoes might be considered too many by some people so I think that ship has long since sailed for the both of us. [​IMG]

    Can you post a photo of the EG burgundy suede wingtips? They sound pretty sweet! Out of curiosity, what do you usually wear with the black loafers?

    By the way, have you thought about getting any shell cordovan shoes? Oxblood shell cordovan double monks could check off the few remaining boxes to be filled [​IMG]
     


  2. Gerry Nelson

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    On Friday night I was down at the Workshop bar and they a) had cider on tap and b) served proper pints. Happy days! We should meet up there at some point.

    Last night, I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which I thoroughly enjoyed but what was interesting was observing the way the characters (Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup) dressed - nicely cut jackets and trousers with side adjusters as well as pocket squares. It's funny seeing things through different eyes once you've been exposed to this place!

    Looking forward to seeing the discourse on the costumes in The Avengers (John Steed and Emma Peel, not Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, etc.!), The Prisoner and The Man from UNCLE. I've been enjoying watching Wooster and Jeeves on youtube. Nice clothes!
     


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    Believe me you have not even started.
     


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    Here you go

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    I don't get much use out of those actually. Mostly I've worn them with jeans, but I don't think It works very well. They are probably close to getting the axe.


    Get thee behind me Satan :devil:
     


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    Grey, black, grey, black, grey, black, navy, black, grey, black, grey, black, grey. Standard solid, worsted, S120 fare. amirite? I stand out so much just by turning up to the office in a brown suit.

    Was actually going to get the entire Get Smart collection on DVD last year. It was on sale and going for a great price. Unfortunately, I completely forgot about it.
     
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    Does anyone here have any experience with MJ Bale suiting?
    For my next suit purchase I’m looking for a navy notch lapel, as I have a charcoal peak already.
     


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    I just did a random googling on what I think I might get if I am to buy a pair of tassels.
    But since you asked I did a little bit of digging and found that they are made by the French (surprise, surprise).
    They are Caulaincourts, retails for about 300Euros from their Paris store. I think they only have 1 store.

    They seem to make a lot of FU shoes (who wears eggplant shoes?!). I guess being obnoxious is part n parcel of being French :laugh:
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    I think I might be 1/32 French or something.
     
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    Another FU French brand is Septieme Largeur, for around the same price or less. They apply custom polishes and patina for an additional fee. Some of their oxfords are available with a lickable fiddleback waist, and wooden pegging. I was thinking about picking up a pair, but I'm wary of leather quality. There's a thread about them floating around somewhere.
     


  9. The Upright Man

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    That's the one.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any non front photos at the moment. When I next wear it I'll try to remember to get some.



    Thanks for the feedback. I do appreciate it.

    I also noticed that the quarters weren't as open as I would have liked. My problem is that because I'm quite short I obviously opted for a length on the shortish side too. Also, after the first fitting an extra bit of waist suppression was added which, I imagine, in turn shortened the front - further adding to the closing of the quarters. As I said, it was my first MTM jacket so these are things I'll be sure to take into account for the next one!
     


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    Extravagantly rich in style is not always expensive round here if you keep up the thrifting habits and pay attention to a lot of the guys hereabouts who know fashion.
     
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    Completely off topic Meister, but may I ask where you find all of those magnificent vintage shoes? I believe we aren't the same size, so I won't be competing with you for them :devil:
    I have been fiending for a pair of spades and spectators for a long time...
     


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    Carreducker has a howto on spades so you may be able to get them through Deer.
     
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    For those interested, a talk by Sid Mashburn from September last year:



    I've just started watching it, so can't comment on it as yet, but I'll enjoy discussing it others later (Gerry, Pink Socks, Appolyon, I'm looking at 'y'all'..)
     
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