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  1. Hi guys, I guess it's only natural to have this thread. Show off your time pieces for others to admire and envy! My small-timer timepiece Tag Hoi-yer Aquaracer 300M, Quartz movement Front Watch model pose
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    Dress shoes

    Welcome
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    The suiting thread

    The wonders of starch and veggies.
  4. Show us your Uniqlo, Levi's, APC, Naked & Famous, or even Armoury denim boys. Interesting find - an article about locally made using Japanese Kaihara Mill denim http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/08/cheese-denim-malaysian-raw-jeans/
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    Shirts

    Tokyo fit is smaller than usual. Nipped waist, tailored fit overall. Size up half a size and you still get a close fitting shirt. New York fit abit longer and normal cut I’m about 180cm, still has waist darts, but I like this fit more. The store attendant in their Madison Av store told me (this was last year) that they no longer produce this, but their website seems to still carry this. They carry a few different ranges from regular fused nonsense to unfused made w Thomas Mason fabric. Best made in my opinion are the green label ones saying “sport shirt”, nice unlined rolled collars. Overall good prices. Only about usd 80 a pop. Found the quality of the “sport shirt” very good. No complaints.
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    Dress shoes

    Sexy!
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    The watch appreciation thread

    To start their own tradeshow. Rumours they are doing something with the organisation behind Watches & Wonders (formerly known as SIHH). https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/robertanaas/2020/04/14/rolex-patek-philippe-chopard-chanel-tudor-announce-exit-from-baselworld-establishment-of-new-event/amp/
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    LVC are meant to be faithful reproductions. Probably not fabric, but construction and detail wise.
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    The watch appreciation thread

    So much so until you can’t even see the wrist in relation to the timepiece. Its almost the size of your fist!
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    The watch appreciation thread

    Not my watch, but my strap. Plenty of wrist presence at 36mm
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    Dress shoes

    ^ Very nice! What do you think of the shoes?
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    Dress shoes

    Lazyman Cleverleys make a rare appearance. Trying to wear my dress shoes more, despite the super casual setting in my office.
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    Wetshaving

    Another parcel arrived today carrying a Simpson brush. Made in their superbadger grade, said to be on par with silvertips from many other brands. Don’t know about performance yet, but the tips are more attractive than my EJ superbadger.
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    Wetshaving

    Perhaps one day, when I have prized Japanese cooking knives to sharpen.
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    Dress shoes

    The split toe design is akin to the Alden Indy. Impressive this was produced in Laos. Wear them in the best of health.
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    Wetshaving

    I was considering getting a true straight razor, the sustainability aspect of having zero waste was quite appealing. But I was deterred by the need to have it sharpened by a blade expert every so often, and also you need to baby it by keeping it dry/oiled to prevent rusting. The weight of the Feather DX really sets it apart from the other shavette I was using. The mechanism to insert blades into this thing is also pure genius. I might even play around with a feather Kamisori style Japanese razor at some point, but I'm cautious I'm starting to hoard razors... https://www.fendrihan.com/products/iwasaki-japanese-kamisori-straight-razor
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    Wetshaving

    Recently purchased a Feather Artist Club shavette. Arrived today so took it on its maiden shave this morning. A really well made piece of kit, gave a super close shave with 1 pass. It could be down to the feather SE blades which go into this. My old Wex shavette took Personna blades.
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    Garment maintenance

    Found an extra Famaco cordovan cream for you. Pass to you when I see you.
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    Dress shoes

    George Cleverley loafers. Gave the heel abit of a polish too.
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    Dress shoes

    The Carmina’s I talked my dad into buying a few years ago (2012 ish). On their Robert last. I gave them a quick 20 min conditioning / polishing.
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    Garment maintenance

    Nope! The internet have reported good results when used on cordovan, but I nvr had luck sourcing it. You got use before? My cordovan shoes are woefully neglected. Only Saphir renovateur and brush polishing. The addition of Saphir cream cordovan polish has restored alot of the leather’s magic. At rm30 delivered to my doorstep, the Famaco is pretty good in terms of value.
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    Dress shoes

    Congrats! Waiting for the big reveal...
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    Garment maintenance

    Over the years I’ve gathered quite a few pairs of shell cordovan shoes. I’ve always used Saphir’s Renovateur and a good hard polishing to maintain them, but they dont really require much attention to look presentable. Whilst this protocol was good, but the colour of my shells began to look slightly faded and tired. Recently I noticed a few products designed specifically for cordovan leather, so I decided to indulge. I bought three products: 1. Cordovan cleaner (made with no solvents, to maintain the unique pore structure of cordovan, which solvents apparently screw up). This is by Famaco, a french company which is sold in iSetan and Parkson. 2. Cordovan cream polish by Saphir, with crazy high concentration of pigments to restore colour. Again, less solvents. 3. Mirror gloss by Saphir. No solvents like normal Saphir pate du luxe. The star of the show is the Famaco. 90% of the results after just one thin application, brush, and buff with cloth. Leather felt nourished too, so probably has mink oil or something in it. Below: the results after just the Famaco. The result after the cordovan cream and light layer of mirror gloss. The cream did restore the richness and colour of faded / tired spot, but doesnt really come up in photos.
  24. What fabric are safari suits normally cut from? Is there even a standard? I imagine a cotton or poly blend.
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