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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. 1st Step

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    * Henry Cottons
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    I really like the shoes, they look pretty sleek for a G-width last. The craftsmanship and overall quality of leather seems very high as well. TLB quickly ascended to my top three favourite brands of shoes (besides Vass and AS).
     

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    Herringbone is life. Thank you for the thumbs up on my previous fit. Today is another celebration, this time of a sartorial matter. My first pair of Vass in antique museum calf. So far so good, it is breaking in nicely. The grandchildren of the company's founder are being groomed to take over the business. One grandson is an engineer but really loves designing new shoes and working in the factory. Another is a salesmen and is working in the main shop (there are two in Budapest that I know of). His English is perfect, and his service impeccable. He went to great lengths to find a last that would be compatible with my feet. I may have tried every last available in different sizes. All the while he was gladly sharing bits of the history of Vass, and how proud he was by following the family's tradition.

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    Naturally. With dark grey trousers, one should use black belt. Or suspenders, of course.
     

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    Or none at all so you may wear whatever shoes you like ....
     

  7. themanfromLisbon

    themanfromLisbon Well-Known Member

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    Dear Alan, I’m too thin do not use a thing to prevent my trousers to go down

    Cheers

    Vic
     

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    He said dark grey trousers.
     

  9. Alan Bee

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    @am55 You rascal :rolleyes2:

    Trying to have me drawn and quartered again, admit it.
     
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    @themanfromLisbon

    I assure you, I’ve been a size 32 waist all my adult life and I’ve somehow survived without that contraption. If you have trouble keeping your trousers up, I suggest you replace your tailor immediately.

    Life is so much easier without it. I won’t even mention what “it” is.

    Like ..... the decision of what shoe to wear
     
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    I wear a belt with jeans and Chelsea boots, but not with tailored clothing. The picture below was taken May last year when I had just collected the shirt & trousers from the tailor I use. I wanted them to both a much fuller and looser cut than I'm used to for the airy Spring weather.

    I will be getting the leg opening widened when I have time so they're not as restrictive. What are your thoughts on them, Alan?

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    Personally, I’d go for a slightly higher rise in the penz which calls for a bit more fullness in the hips, thigh and seat.

    It’s definitely wearable as is if you don’t mind the occasional moose-knuckle.

    I agree on the leg opening. Let it out some if there’s any inlay.

    And oh, remove the belt loops and replace with dacks buckles if your tailor can harvest fabric from some other part of the penz.

    Alan Bee
     

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    Thank you for the reply, the waistline is in fact just under my belly button (tall torso syndrome) but I do see why higher rise would help in the gentlemen's region.
    I've gotten lazy, and they're a bit tight around the waist now so I need to go for a few runs to get them to fit but when they do, I'll get the buckles!
     

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    Imgur was being lame yesterday:

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    Jacket: Spier & Mackay Herringbone Tweed
    Shirt: Proper Cloth
    Tie: Shibumi-Firenze
    Square: Kent Wang
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    It’s kind a superstition, Alan. I also wear 32 (european sizes are different from some countries to others) and also have trousers with buckles. Even when I feel comfortable in it, I never leave home without a belt or suspenders.
    And there’s one thing I disagree: a black belt isn’t a obstacle to any kind or colour of shoes. It has much to do with the colour of the trousers.
    Cheers

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