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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mussel, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    On one end of the spectrum, Styleforum consistently overvalues bespoke, and on the other end, bargains. They are actually related sentiments based on a miscontrued definition of "quality".

    My favorite two common sentiments on Styleforum:
    "For that money (for Thom Browne., Tom Ford, Lanvin,) you may as well get bespoke."
    and
    "You are overpaying for XYZ brand (using Zegna, Canali, or another mid-tier Italian maker). You can easily get those on Ebay for under $500."
     


  2. RIDER

    RIDER Senior member

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    personally I agree with the OP, I simply do not wear my good shoes in the rain. Being that my shell shoes are the "best" of all, I run from any dampness when wearing cordovan.


    This I don't get - and it seems to get posted alot. With the right product, it's a snap. See this thread for pics:

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ht=spots+shell

    If it helps at all, to say the shell cordovan spotted in rain is not correct....the FINISH of the shell cordovan spotted in the rain. Each factory finishes the leather differently, and one factory in particular adds what appears to be ALOT of extra color onto the shells before processing. Perhaps this is the problem. I know mine clean up at least as easy as calfskin shoes.
     


  3. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Ideas of Fit
    Cultural norms
    Quality in place of actually looking good, when it comes to denim.
     


  4. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Heterosexuality
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Overrated = EG (edward green)
    Underrated= EG (eric glennie)
     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Heterosexuality

    Let's compromise.


    - B
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Overrated:

    - Incotex

    - Used shoes

    - Nudies

    - Bespoke

    - Omega

    - Sarah Palin

    - Isaia

    - Le Bernadin

    Underrated:

    Hasselhoff


    - B


    Hasselblad?
     


  8. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Let's compromise.


    - B


    I don't think that any woman is complete until she has been taken down that road.
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Hasselblad?

    Is that over or under?


    - B
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I don't think that any woman is complete until she has been taken down that road.

    Easy for you XS guys to say.


    - B
     


  11. kolecho

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    Padless shoulders. It is not suitable for all shoulder types.
     


  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Easy for you XS guys to say.


    - B


    I make no claims to length but in terms of girth it is the penile version of Chris Farley. Women like the girth.
     


  13. TheFusilliJerry

    TheFusilliJerry Senior member

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    I think the opposite is true. If you wear a $10K Brioni suit that doesn't fit, it looks like you are wearing someone else's suit. I'd rather go to Target and have it fit like a glove.

    Allen Edmonds I could never wear either because they are too old-fashioned looking.

    Love knit ties though.


    I think he was joking
     


  14. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Padless shoulders. It is not suitable for all shoulder types.

    +100
     


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    Observation: When 3 or more SF members with 3000 posts or more agree on something, it is placed into the official SF handbook.

    Padless shoulders. It is not suitable for all shoulder types.

    +100

    +1


    ... wait for it ....

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