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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    I have a schott that I bought from a military surplus store. It's heavy as all hell and not slim but damn is it warm.
     
  2. akoustas

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    I don't usually shop on YOOX because it's often too much of a hodgepodge...but there are many excellent options to be found at attractive prices. I found a Luigi Bianchi Mantova mainline coat for $300. It fits perfectly and is warm enough for the trek to and from the office. My one recommendation would be a thick cashmere scarf, makes all the difference!
     
  3. CanadaCal

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    I eBayed a 1978 US Naval Coat last year. Was about $80 landed CAD. Took the sleeves up a bit, but left the body full. Pretty warm. I prefer longer jackets, but I dig this for a peacoat on the cheap that I wear dressed down, and basically out for errands.

    Don't skimp on coats if you intend to wear it for dress or business. They last a long time and we get great use out of them. Said it a few times in this thread, my most worn piece of clothing is my wool overcoats. Almost everyday for 4-5 months between 3 coats. Planning on landing a grail coat this fall.
     
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  4. linds_15

    linds_15 Senior member

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    any recommendations on topcoats? was waiting for spier to stock some but i heard they may not be available for this season
     
  5. othertravel

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  6. Steel28

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    What's your budget?
     
  7. 7_rocket

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    Thanks. I mainly wear my peacoat with both casual and "business casual" aka a button down shirt with a sweater over it, and dress pants in fall.

    No need for an overcoat as I don't wear suits to work
     
  8. rainmaker

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    My collection of decent work shoes is as follows: walnut half brogues, black half brogues, and oxblood captoe derbies.

    What kind of thoughts do you guys have as to what I should do for my next pair?

    I guess the missing mainstream colour is a darker brown. Missing styles that come to mind would be like wholecuts, wingtips / longwings, quarter brogues, monk straps.

    Thanks.
     
  9. zinc2162

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    I am interested in getting an overcoat as well. Where is a good place to start?
     
  10. CanadaCal

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    Depending on what you want to spend. topshelfapparel & nymilan on ebay have some great options.

    NMWA kills the outerwear game each year, and this year looks like no exception. However you will be north of $1000 most certainly.
     
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  11. Master-Classter

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    yeah my first thought was to either add a second black pair in a different style or a dark brown. I don't like the way wholecuts crease all over, but if you were set on getting a pair I'd do it black so it's less visible. Depending on your current black pair, I'd say a simple clean non-brogued cap toe oxford is a solid basic. I mean black is formal so I prefer simple wholecuts or non-brogue captoes for that, and then where you can see the details like patina and pattern, with dark brown or oxblood or walnut, etc, I'd go with a more casual style such as the broguing, wing-tip, even bicycle toe if you're into that sort of thing.

    Short version - I'd say add something in dark brown like a patina'd captoe or a single monkstrap, and maybe another black and at that point you're pretty well rounded. If you can pull if off, a loafer might go in the mix at some point.
     
  12. Steel28

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    Yep, you cry once but NMWA outwear game is very strong.
     
  13. rainmaker

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    Thanks much. I'm leaning towards a double monk strap (you prefer single?) or a wholecut. Dark brown or black.
     
  14. KaleidoscopicK

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    I would also recommend Schott for overcoats. They're built well and are very warm. They're also pretty affordable, even with the exchange rate. I don't know if there are any Canadian retailers for Schott; it seems like Due West no longer carries them.
     
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  15. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    Both good I think. I like double monkstraps but find they're slightly flashy/dandy-ish. Really not a big deal though.
     
  16. othertravel

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    Well, if anybody is interested in a black Wool/Cashmere Double Breasted Chesterfield from RLBL in 40R, then send me a PM.

    I've only worn it a few times and is in minty condition.
     
  17. othertravel

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    Duplicate.
     
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  18. Valkres

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    It seems that they've closed shop. I don't know if they've reopened or not though.
     
  19. linds_15

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    ideally i would like to spend 500-600ish but i'd be willing to go toward 1,000 if i found the "perfect" jacket
     
  20. Spex

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    I decided to take a stroll and check out Fabio. Those ties were either sold out, hidden away or our tastes are very different. All I saw were fairly shiny, multicolored, highly patterned ties. Perhaps they were well made. I have no idea. They just were not to my tastes.

    I spoke with the guy there, and he said that they will be moving shortly, but they are still working on which location they will be at.

    I did see some nice looking trousers, though. I didn't check the price.
     

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