Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.
A lot of the Barberas that Rosen puts out during sales time have horrendous runs in them.
Quote:Indeed. For the record, I have no issue with spending $50, 60, 75 or so on a good quality $150 belt that has been discounted. Where I balk is paying full pop for a $150-250 belt. That's half a pair of Carmina for crying out loud. Look at that belt, then look at the shoe, and tell me how two flat strips of leather stitched together over lining can possibly be worth the same as a quality GYW shoe? Okay, only ONE shoe, but you get my point. And that's before we start into some of the laughable pricing that Rosen asks for designer belts from Prada and the like. If a $20 - 30 belt belt can last me two to three years - and they frequently do - I just don't see the benefit in paying more. Unlike shoes, fit and comfort are not an issue, and neither by and large is appearance as comparing lower and higher end stock. Not knocking the choice for those who like to spend their money that way, but I just don't see the value.
^Any recommendations for a belt that would pair well with Oxblood from Vass?
Any burgundy belt of any kind. I have never believed that one's belt must EXACTLY match one's shoes.
Roj, cmon, a perfect match is a beautiful thing!
A Vass oxblood belt.
How did this go? Would you recommend this place?
I need to have the rubber heel on a pair of Allen Edmonds replaced.
Nick's is the best. Go there.
+1. Leatherfoot recommends Nick's and Loding sends their shoes to his place for work.
I just scooped a gorgeous navy unlined hopsack blazer from Cantarelli at the Bay. It was down to $240. In my size. Had to take it. I've been looking for a hopsack a while.
Patch pockets, that beautiful open weave. Can't wait to wear it after the sleeves are shortened.
They had other Cantarelli blazers there, pretty bold patterns. It was a mixed bag of sizes.
Thanks for the recommendations guys. I'll head over when I can find the time. Fortunately the Dupont subway station is nearby which makes it convenient.
gentlemen can anyone recommend a tailor somewhere downtown? I picked up two brand new samuelson suits from a thrift this weekend but they are a little on the large size..im a 44R, these are a 46L. I have an alterations guy but shortening arm length of a suit may be a stretch for him...suits costs next to nothing so I am happy to put a few dollars into the tailoring.
I've had good results at Xavier Custom Tailoring and Magic Tailor.
Magic would probably cost less.
+1 for Anthony Xavier. Had him do waist suppression on my suits, shorten sleeves, hemming, and tailoring my shirts. Perfect every time. I tried Magic once and they screwed up one of my shirts, but of course YMMV.
I think Anthony went on vacation on the 16th...forgot when he's coming back. I think it was a 2 week vacation?
Tello & Son in FCP.
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