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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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    Any reports on the R&B sale? Are pocket squares included?

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    Suit: Benjamin
    Shirt: Borrelli
    Pocket Square: Gieves & Hawkes
    Shoes: John Lobb Seymour

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  2. jaypee

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    Topy Toes, Wombat Ties, P Johnson and 'Where to get a decent haircut/tailoring for X amount'

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    Just got back from the R&B sale – very disappointing. There are no knit ties!. I repeat; no knit ties! As usual pocket squares and ties are $9 and $35 a pop respectively. No surprised that there was a lot of those aqua and fuchsia colours that they have been peddling recently, which to my eye is quite ugly. Also plenty of paisley to be found. Suiting was moving pretty quick, saw a lot of navy herringbone (tick) and blacks (cross). My size (40/50) was fairly depleted. Didn’t bother with the shirts.

    I managed to pick up three pocket squares that I could somehow work with; black and white large hound’s-tooth like pattern, another brown and copper, and a hot pink – that I might put away until spring. Only found two ties worth buying – a navy with a light blue star-like pattern and a mid-blue with yellow stripes. At 7.5 8cm wide, they are about as skinny as I will go.

    Overall, probably not worth the visit unless you are walking in distance.
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A couple of polishes later and it's patina. People pay big dollars to get some pre prepared fake patina put on their shoes.

    This is real patina with the added bonus is that you have a story behind it. Or you can make a good one up. That's if anyone ever notices. Which they won't.
     


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    Any bow ties, shirts in 37S, 36/46 cotton jackets and XS knitwear?


    I got some awesome patina on my shoes too: scratchs/cuts from tram tracks!
     
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  8. Gerry Nelson

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    Well said! Polish them properly and these so-called blemishes will only serve to add character.
     


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    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Yes what fxh said. And he would also recommend you do not wear socks as this will draw the eye away from the shoes to your (www.)sexyankles(.tumblr.com)
     
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    No knitwear at all that I could see. Agree that the navy herringbone suits were nice, but I can't imagine there are too many left by now. It was a madhouse at 9.30am.
     


  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Chester Jefferies, who certainly have great CS, sent me some swatches in various leathers and shades of brown. If anyone is interested in ordering from them, here they are:

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    fxh Senior member

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    And.

    It's pocket hanky or hankie.

    Pocket square is another American puritan term used to enable people not to mention hanky and bodily fluids. Like bathroom instead of toilet, lavatory, dunny, thunder box, etc.
     


  13. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Thanks! I learn something new every day although I don't know why the word handkerchief should offend anyone's sensibilities - seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    The Brits also do it - toilet = loo/WC (water closet).
     


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    so who was the ginger with the tortoiseshell glasses and pocket square standing next to me at the lights when I was walking back from the R&B sale? had to be an SF member....
     


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    _PG_ is a bit of a ging
     


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