Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Good on you.
Nice to see someone having a crack.
I had a go a while back. I made the mistake of using voile - the rolling and sewing drove me mad.
Hober's are cheaper than $45 per and not much more than $25. And Hober does almost-perfect rolled edges that are arguably as nice as the ones from Hermes. I wouldn't doubt that they can spend up to 2 hours per square.
I bought some really nice linen from Tessuti.
Its hard to get a nice soft slim roll
The finishing on a SH square puts KW squares to shame.
The same goes for the ties. Not even the same league.
Enjoying the crappy weather by putting a shine on my shoes:
Gerry, you seem to get far better results than I using Christian's method. How many coats of polish are you putting on the caps? Also, would you say this only suits shoes like caps and wingtips? Would you use the same mirror method on wholecuts, for example, where here is no defined toe?
CD, about three or four coats of wax.
I think it can suit shoes without a defined toe cap for sure. Check out patrick_b's photos of his AE plain toe derbies. I think they look great!
If this is true, then that'll be good news.
Wow, they do look good.
I am def doing it wrong. No way my shoes look that good with so few coats.
We should do a shoe polishing session with Christian one of these days!
Yes, some of my bespoke jackets have them but I never ask for working buttonholes on the sleeves. Seems like a pointless cost and a hassle especially on RTW jackets. Still if you really like them, go ahead and enjoy!
I was looking at some shawl cardigans and found this one on Mr Porter by Ralph Lauren...$644...
Yeah, I could use a brush-up.
You're a punny man, CD.
I meant to write earlier that some of my shoes seem to take a shine much more easily than others.
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