Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yeah, the factory shop so seconds, blems etc. I know my shoes so know what to look for.


    Those Hallams in particular are without fault, except they are badged up as UK 7, mistakenly, when they are 7.5. I guess that's okay (!)


    You'll notice suede is low on those shelves too. Depends when you go... I can score perhaps 10% on visits which is no stress as I have to service a biggish contract down there.


    It's all good and lots of excitement in the anticipation of a great kop at 66% off RRP!
     


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    [email protected]! I thut that was your own closet before I read the your words![​IMG]
     


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    It's certainly a great deal! Lower prices than Meermin, and probably still less QC issues. Have you ever thought about reselling them? I'm sure you'd make some decent money.
     


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    Is this too rough for CBD?
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    or is this texture better?
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    Don;t you have a silver/grey grenadine already? Anyway, I'd go for the fina, but you'll be fine with the rougher one too.
     


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    The silver/grey is too light for me. I love a dark grey against a pale blue shirt and that's what I am trying to recreate.
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    @Monkeyface
    You've been a great addition as a contributor/mentor to this thread. Thanks, man!
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Luv, sorry our poasts crossed. I'd be happy to keep an eye out for you thing is, as I said earlier in response to Pings kind words you really need to know your sizing and lasts. I had a conversation with Stitch about these Hallams, as you'd expect, he knew exactly that the last would not suit him. Without that knowledge it's a huge punt to buy a shoe/boot unseen, untried. With that knowledge though it's a profitable game.

    From a C&J J store they'd be 340 ish, so being able to and try a shoe on that is perfect bar the label is a treat to kop.

    All of that unseen is quite a wager.. LMK.
     


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    I'd make sure that hober tie is actually darker, order a swatch. The tie you have now looks great though. Are you sure you need another grey tie before anything else?
     


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    Unfortunately, that was a Tom Ford tie that I returned to NM very very recently. I really liked it but wanted to replace it with a Hober grenadine. Really, swatch is the only answer.
     


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    Oh, how I wish, dear heart!



    There's lots of guys doing that here. Any goog search will turn em up. Thing is it's s full time job in itself and I haven't the time for tyre kickers, whingers and whiners. I know what works for me, I'll always buy from Colmore Row in Birmingham but I'm happy to take a great kop when it's there, for me. Doing that for others as a job does not appeal.
     


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    Ok, Shoes I am now set on I think. I have about 3 more pairs to purchase and after that I can start asking again.

    I have purged squares, shirts, and ties.

    What is next? Where is the council?
     


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