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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Distinguished Member

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    www.customshirt1.com is the place for cool socks.
     


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    Keep them. "They're shoes not Rembrandt's". I've got to thank Uncle Mac for that quote. I use it all the time, replacing the word "shoes" with any inanimate object. Didn't you start your post with the words "factory seconds"? Everybody on this thread who has a pair seems to love them.
     
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    I've just tried socks from Bresciani and have been very happy with them. At the moment Mr. Porter has a sale that allowed me to pick up two pair of OTC argyles at $19.50 each, here's the link http://www.mrporter.com/Shop/Sale/Designers/Bresciani. I've yet to try Marcoliani's, but if they are Uncle's choice the must be good. For years my source has been Brooks Brothers and I'm still very pleased with their argyles. The Bresciani's are a much lighter weight and I imagine I'll wear them a lot this summer.
     


  4. Don L

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    I have both and find the quality on the Marcoliani to be superior to the Bresciani - mine are all Merino and not cotton though.
     
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    Need to give them a try, the one's I'm wearing are cotton works well for me in the summer here.
     


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    I would definitely keep them
     


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    Keep them. No one will ever notice that when you are wearing them and you will have a hard time getting a better price on what are otherwise brand new cordovan shoes.

    Are these the unlined PTBs?
     


  8. Don L

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    I think you will be pleasantly surprised how well the Marino breathes. It is my preference all year round!
     


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, looking good in your nst +1 for picture
     


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    I'm not a stickler, that's character, keep them. Wear them in health & enjoy


    Alex Kabbaz, top notch.

    http://www.customshirt1.com/
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    Yes, they are. So comfortable, too. Thanks, guys. I agree. That stain is not worth an extra $250 (full price). Definitely keeping them.
     
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    For cotton argyles, BB is a good place. I can't wear wool socks.
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    nice combo, enjoy wearing your argyles
     


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