Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
I'd definitely be down for a Frui group buy. Been eyeing them for awhile.
I'm going to try to wear the shoes tomorrow - I'll try to fit in one of the Vandas too. Let's hope I do good on my combos!
Not my style, but those Bontoni are really nice.
Down for the tie buy.
Alright, I reached out to Changjin (BnT) for an introduction to Frui.
Hi Clag, thanks for the reply. I am not in a hurry. I think I will make an appointment with Kent Wang when I go to NY next month.
If you were to compare Ring Jacket and RLBL, which one would come out?
Well my Exquisite Trimmings order just arrived unexpectedly.
OMG. Rubinacci pocket squares are 100% the nicest I have ever laid my hands on. Absolutely amazing. @Pliny sure wasn't kidding when he recommended them.
ET packaging is pretty damned amazing too actually.
That's pretty much the end of my tie/pocket square shopping spree so hopefully I can start putting some of this amazing stuff you have all recommended to good use.
One question: What are whole cut shoes best with? I have a navy pair - are they best for suits, best for sports coats, or either?
Looking forward to you showing us more combinations like this one soon. That was good stuff!
Navy wholecuts? Ehmm, for gardening maybe?
Haha very funny They are very beautiful shoes - navy cordovan. It's these ones:
To me, that's a shoe for very formal suits--I think it might actually go best with evening wear. It's certainly a "statement" shoe in any context you wear it.
They are indeed really nice. It's just a personal thing, I guess. I don't like wholecuts and I don't like blue shoes...
Cordovan definitely doesn't go with evening wear (at least with respect to black tie, not just a random suit in the evening). I don't really see a wholecut as being particularly formal. They're kind of a weird novelty item, but I guess I'd wear those shoes with a suit if anything.
Yeah, I didn't mean black tie.
Nor me, but if he has a midnight blue suit for non-black tie cocktail parties, etc., that's probably the shoes' best use.
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