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Thank you SF! (a before and after pictorial)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sotiris, May 10, 2011.

  1. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    I feel I've learned quite a bit (and come a long way) over the past 1+ of lurking and some posting. And while this may be embarrassing, I thought pictures would be better than words in expressing my appreciation for this site since I've found it. Mind you many of these before items could be 10+ years old, but it's still indicative of what I was still wearing pre-SF. [​IMG] [​IMG] The before and after suit/SC pictures will probably be more fun - but will also take more work and thus will probably not start until mid June. EDIT2: Direct links to moar pics: Ties Pocket Squares Shoe Care Sunglasses [​IMG] [​IMG] Closer up shots on left:
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    Closer up shots on right:
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    EDIT: Before shoes deets:
    Front L-R: Coach, KC, KC, KC Middle L-R: KC, KC, Florshiem, Bass Back L-R: KC, CH only 4/10 lace ups, 7/10 rubber soles![/SPOILER] After shoes deets:
    Front L-R: EG Chelsea, Vass Oxford II, EG Midford Dark Oak, EG Cardiff Antique Edwardian Middle L-R: RL Darlton wingtip, Di Mella wholecut espresso, Alden 905 (burgundy), C&J Westfield tobacco suede Back L-R: AE chukka dark brown suede , RL Darlton penny loafer
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Achilles_ Senior member

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    How much did you drop on shoes?

    Nice collection though!

    Edit: Do I see Darlton wingtips and Sutor's next to them?
     
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    musicguy Senior member

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    [​IMG] Nice job man! Beautiful shoes... and such an improvement.
     
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    huge step in the right direction.

    I cringed at the first shot
     
  8. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    How much did you drop on shoes? Nice collection though! Edit: Do I see Darlton wingtips and Sutor's next to them?
    Not sure exactly --- but I'm happy with the prices I paid and still cheaper in the long run over what I had before. (Many of the KC made in Italy though!!) Still have the bug, and want some suede monks and G&G St. James II in Vintage Rioja next. Call it a pre-mid life crisis, but these should last me 10+ years and I'm just [​IMG] [​IMG] And yes to Darlton's but no to Sutor's. Wholecuts are Di Mella in espresso calf.
    Good stuff!
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  9. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Excellent, you went from [​IMG] to [​IMG]
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you are very well covered, I like.
     
  11. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    that's a hell of an upgrade.
     
  12. TourbillonTurk.

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    Good Stuff ! Now hurry along and donate those old shoes, someone somewhere may need them.
     
  13. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Senior member

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    Well done, my son! Now tell us what all those new shoes are.
     
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    wow, that truly is night and day. Very impressive. I'm glad I found this site at age 21, so my pre-SF style is mainly sans dressing up at all. it is amazing the inspiration and drive this site gives u.
     
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  16. niidawg3

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    applause!!

    i like the range of shoes you picked up. you are well covered. If anything to add, i'd suggest a pair of saddles or white bucks for the summer.
     
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    :tearing up:
     
  18. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well done! That took some guts to post the before photo. Kudos.

    Looking forward to the suit/SC before and after.
     
  19. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    glad you've made it out to chestnut hill
    Me too! Between Vitorio and Mario, what a great gem of a local!
    \tWell done! That took some guts to post the before photo. Kudos. Looking forward to the suit/SC before and after.
    It wasn't easy putting up those before pictures, but that's how grateful I am. [​IMG] And yeah, suit/SC before and after should be fun. I just need the time, and to still learn to take better photos. And now that I've already announced it, I can't back down! [​IMG] Here are some ties in the meantime. Thanks for the kind words everyone. [​IMG] [​IMG] EDIT: Additional new tie pics:
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    Well done. Like Night and Day!
     

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