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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. DeSense

    DeSense Distinguished Member

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    +1 Style is lovely. Shoulders look a bit wide, though, see pic 2.
     


  2. in stitches

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    Perhaps I need to move to Sydney.
     


  3. lukejackson

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    Tried to take some decent photos for this week's friday challenge, but my camera woman didn't do too well. May as well post them somewhere though.
     


  4. Pliny

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    I'll check them out- heven't even heard of them,. altho' I'm not sure how a tie could be objectively better than some of the Vandas and Cappellis I've seen.
    Those loafers are IMO the perfect shape and color for tassels. deet?
     


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    Capital idea, old chap. Capital.
     


  6. lukejackson

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    Thanks. They are Sanders; Finchley. I bought them off ebay, coincidentally he is a member here. I'd never heard of them till I saw them on ebay. Damn nice though.
    http://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/finchley-7174td
     


  7. Coxsackie

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    Side shots seem to be all the rage now, so here's mine. This for the FC.

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    Forgive the rolled hems, but these summery cotton pents from Uniqlo - the only pair to hand with blue in it - would normally be worn rolled and sockless. I might get them cuffed one day, there's plenty of material for that.

    Jacket - Sartore (fabric by Fra. Tallia di Delfino)
    Shirt - Rhodes & Beckett
    Tie - Camicissima
    PS - Ascot of Germany
    Belt - Oxford
    Watch - Bulgari Calibro 303
    Pants - Uniqlo
    Sox - Bresciani
    Shoes - Carmina lizard
     


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    You would fit right in my man.
     


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    Could Sydney cope with him TC?
     


  11. Henry Carter

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    That's the thing, there is only so high a quality a tie can be made to and from there price is set by fabric, construction and mostly brand status i.e Drakes/VM. What I don't like about VM is that they use all the same contruction (un-tipped and hand-rolled) which is just not the best construction to use for some fabric like grenadines that can stretch a lot or jacquard weaves that have very messy backs. What I do like about them is that they are branded well and have a great social media following, something like 33,000 instagram followers compared to my 665. But hey I'm just a one man small business packing orders up at midnight.

    Things have changed a lot for us since the ties both you and Spectre bought. Back then we were using a thinner linen lining and are now back to a thicker wool, but the biggest improvement is that I'm sourcing 95% of my own fabric now direct from the mills like Adamley and Bianchi. Manufacturing is still all done by the same small family owned company I've always used who have been making ties since 1968 and I guess in that time they've learnt a thing or 2. Only the knit ties now are done outside of them which Sozzi is completely handling from here on in.

    @spectre Thanks for the suggestions I believe SS already have branded ties according to Rob in Sydney but I'm looking for more Independent retailers to take on the brand. The good news for Sydneysiders is that I'm in discussions with 2 retailers up there that are a great fit that I think will take on HC in the next 3-6 months.

    Anyway, I'm not wearing anything of note today apart from my RM's and I'm dressed down and it's beer o'clock here in Australia, so I'll bugger off.
     


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    You will be welcome, but you might have to spend a few years in an off-shore detention centre first.
     


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    I think HC is spot on about Viola Milano. I only have their silk and cashmere ties, but they are certainly beautifully made and have fabulous colour and pattern options.
     


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    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're going to keep posting stuff like this, you can't keep claiming that you're not one of the best dressers on SF.
     


  15. Prince of Paisley

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    ^ In addition to being a great dresser, he also strikes me as a gentleman, and that is all the more to his credit.
     


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