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Finally, my return to oxford cotton - an old colour but none of the tired old details

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A different voting arrangement this time with your vote publicly visible and I think, although I have not tried to vote yet, only one vote per person.
 

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I've never been entirely happy with the roped shoulders on my covert coat, my shoulders don't need that emphasis

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So a steam iron, a pressing cloth, the base of a food blender as a form and the shoulders are now less emphasised

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The reshaping has created a slight ripple at the top of the sleeve but I'm happy with the result.
 
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Cheers @Mr Knightley , I was lucky enough to grab my Grensons from their sale a month ago for a mere £ 180 - though they became about euro 250 once I paid all the fees that Brexit brought to international commerce. Still a great deal anyway as they are The Brogue in my book (rounded toe, double sole, sturdy welt etc.)

@Kingstonian , of course you are right about some dressier shoe looking better, but, as I wore a British Warm, I wanted to avoid the 'retired Officer look' (which I'm not) that comes with black Oxfords.
I've always been tempted by a plain two eyelets black Derby but until today I haven't found one that I like enough and is cheap enough. Connery's Bond wore them a lot in the first movies of the saga.
 
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And the rest of it.

You could say I have an antipathy to 'Ivy'
Well, understandable of course. Even in 1969 when we had discovered J Simons, Ivy could not be taken neat. There always had to be room for elements of the English gent and European influences too. I have never been a fan of BDs with a tie nor of the shapeless Ivy jacket.
 

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Those are a real pair of shitkickers. Brogues were always more 'effective' than dm boots.
Quite possibly. I only ever had one pair of DM shoes which were great for knocking about in but no good at all on wet grass.

My point is that such a lovely suit needs the best shoes to go with it. Black is the sensible colour. I don’t see black Oxfords as necessarily retired army officer - City worker maybe.
The best photo is the middle one. A dark overcoat goes better with a city suit.

British warm is more casual, almost country attire. Cap should definitely go. A Harris tweed bucket hat in a light colour might work better with a British Warm and it is a hat that does not scream ‘hat’ so it is easier to wear.

I would add that a bucket hat is more effective in rain at preventing spectacles from getting wet.
 

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