What are you going to buy during this new year?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    more mtm shirts, especially a few in linen for the summer
    my first, and possibly last, blue suit
    plain wingtips in brown
    2 belts
    a burgundy tie and a navy tie

    i've been saying for years that i want a brown corduroy suit. perhaps this will be the year i get one.
     


  2. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    DONE
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    http://www.bonnydoonalpacas.org/vicunas.htm
     


  4. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Any leads on the perfect slim-fit cashmere charcoal sweater?  I could use one of those, too, but the only ones I've seen have a tent-like fit.

    I could use a pair of custom Vass shoes, but, alas, that is not to be.

    dan
     


  5. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    1 suit for the spring, most probably MTM Ermenegildo Zegna; for the coat, probably I will go with the "Feather" model; for the pants, flat front, with room around the ankle for a gun, of course. Now, when are those spring swatches going to arrive?

    2 pairs of shoes from L-Uomo in Montreal.

    3 gutters, all around, up and down.
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    More jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, and probably a few outerwear pieces. A belt if I can find one I really like. Some more sweatshirts. Any piece that really jumps out at me and that I can actually afford at the time.
     


  7. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks.

    As brown shoes, suede shoes, whangee umbrella handles, sock garters, brown suits, tweed suits, white shirts, Windsor knots, camel(-colored) coats, covert coats and various other things of which I can't think off the top of my head have all been derided as declasse in Town, I think I'll be OK with my llama coat although it'll take balls to wear it to work given how flamboyant it is. I don't plan to make any trips to London in the near future except to exact painful revenge on Darren should my suit and sportcoat not be awaiting me at the RJ bolthole when I return from Mumbai tomorrow.
     


  8. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    The distinction between country and business clothes is most apparent in the larger cities (and certainly not in midwest America small towns, where suits are most often seen in court (if you are paid for your appearance) and some few remaining banks and large professional firms who require the appearance of steadiness to inspire confidence (often, never mind the content). If you don't live in London, you may well be able to function professionally even if you do wear brown suede shoes to the office (have never hear a negative comment about mine). Anyway, how many of us really have a country home in which we change into our corduroy and tattersall after leaving the city or, if we do have one, engage in the social activities that require a separate country wardrobe?
     


  9. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    - a turtle neck sweater in cashmere

    Got it at 150 euros instead of 514 euros
    Dark grey, 2 ply.
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    But it is too large. I guess I will bring it back.
     


  11. linux_pro

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    This year I am replacing my wardrobe with:

    1) Navy DB blazer
    2) Brown blazer
    3) 3 or 4 pairs of trousers (Kiton, Icontex or the Carlo Franco line)
    4) Charcoal SB 3-button (Brioni, Zegna, or Canali)
    5) Gray / Lt. Blue SB 3-button (same as above)
    6) Brown / Beige / Green SB 3-button (same)
    7) Charcoal DB (preferrably Zegna, I like their fit, but might try Brioni)
    8) Grey or Lt. Blue DB (same as above)
    9) Black Martegani wingtips from Franco's (ordered)
    10) Brown monk-straps (still deciding)
    11) Brown wingtips (checking out the Alden cordovans)
    12) Looking for nice light brown bowler
    13) replacing all dress shirts - have picked one up from Carlo Franco to try out.
    14) Have picked up about 20 ties in the last few weeks, will continue to binge until wallet screams for mercy. I now have over 250 ties in my collection.
     


  12. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Let's see...

    - A pair of C&J Radstocks
    - At least 5 tropical wool trousers, bespoke
    - At least 3 cotton trousers, bespoke (basically your rich man's khakis/chinos/whatever)
    - At least 5 "aloha" shirts (gg Hawaiian business dress code)
    - 2 tropical wool bespoke suits (as in, 9 oz or lighter)
    - 6 white dress shirts, button cuffs (Jantzen)
    - 3 blue dress shirts, button cuffs (Jantzen)
    - A better wallet
    - A better belt
    - Maybe a pair of glasses since contact lenses can be inconvenient to pop in for such emergencies that require me to drive (food, beer, fire, etc.)

    The bespoke stuff will run cheap. <3 tailors here.
     


  13. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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  14. Alias

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    Is it a very thin wallet? I've had it with thick ones.
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    What is thin for you? Leather? Or size?
     


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