Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jul 27, 2008.
You been around here long enough to know without pictures this post is useless
I wash everything in cold water and always wash my socks with my shirts so that they don't pick up excess lint from things like towels. I then just lay them on top of the dryer and they seem to dry fairly quickly.
I never buy 100% cashmere. As luxurious as they are, they fall apart in no time. I think Marcoliani cashmere blend socks are the best IMO. Better than Pantherella for durability and fit. I have no idea why because the blend of cashmere and nylon seems to be about the same.
I live in California so I only wear cashmere socks for a few months of the year. I have a lot of socks and rotate them. All of that helps them to last a long time.
I agree that C&J benchgrade finishes are pretty meh. Although the leather takes polish beautifully, looks better with every wear, and holds up well. So I'm happy to play around with them to improve the finish. If I had this pair to do over again I would have applied only 3 coats of cream polish instead of 6. But in the long run it's all going to work out just fine.
I also have a new pair of C&J Mertons in the same color/finish. I'm taking a different approach to them for comparison sake. Once the weather starts to warm up I'll post some pics of those.
Perhaps if you are REALLY nice to me I'll disclose my 'secret' formula' once I'm sure I actually have one that works!
Sounds like my methods would work as well then. I think I'll give them a try! The pics you post of your cashmere socks always come off as especially elegant.
The sock color is a perfect match with the shoes and the lighter stripes help them 'get along' with the trousers.
Very nice, do you wear the same size on these as your Finsbury?
Shoe: Gravati MTO - color "black cherry" - ordered last Spring, delivered in Dec.
Sock: RL cashmere blend
Pant: J Crew, charcoal windowpane
C&J Hallams, Falke - Shadow, Loro Piana - Zelander Flower
You have been around here long enough to know what solid charcoal gray cashmere socks with jeans look like without a picture.
Yep. The Finsbury (on the 341) was just a smidge snug in the toes in comparison to the 348 last for the Drummonds. But after a couple of wearings all was good.
Bear in mind my foot runs a little on the narrow side - if you run a little wide the 341 on the Finsbury MIGHT be a little snug.
Love the grey suede! A LOT! The combo is nice too!
Perfect, many thanks
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