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  1. Fiddler

    Have material, need tailor

    I got some linen shirt pieces for half sleeve casual shirts. Need a tailor just for stitching....not looking for high end or premium service Just a basic casual cut with a camp collar. Any tailor to recommend in Singapore...know abt peninsula plaza just wondering if there's anyone else? Thanks
  2. Hey the forum was down for a while, so could not receive or reply to any messages. Anyway Ive sold a few pairs since then, on another forum. It would be poor form to link that listing here, so if you find it, you find it. Meanwhile, please treat this listing as withdrawn.
  3. If you are a true US 9D, these will fit you. They haven't been worn a lot. I can assure you the soles on all are fine. I've taken care of these with Saphir polishes and creams. They haven't been polished in a while, since they haven't been worn. Don't be alarmed at the markings on the cordovan pairs...it's a trait of cordovan and it can be polished out....google for info. Items are exactly as per the pics. They all have shoe bags but no boxes. PM if interested. No shipping, prefer to deal face to face. 1. Leather 2-Eyelet Derby Rain Last Leather Sole 2. Navy Cordovan Wholecut Rain Last Leather Sole 3. Leather Braided Loafer Uetam Last Leather Sole 4. Dark Cognac Cordovan Blucher Oscar Last Dainite Sole 5. Burgundy Cordovan Single Monk Rain Last Leather Sole 6. Grained Leather Wingtip Brogue Oscar Last Dainite Sole 7. Whisky Cordovan Double Monk Inca Last Leather Sole 8. Dark Cognac Frankenstitch Blucher Oscar Last Leather Sole
  4. Fiddler

    Dress shoes

    To all you true US 9D's out there, here's a crass commercial plug. I am drastically downsizing my collection, keeping just a half dozen or so that truly get some use. As an aside, it's been a costly experiment to discover that double monks, no matter how stylish, are just not my thing. Over the next few days, I will be releasing them in small tranches, so keep an eye on The Bazaar. The Carminas are already up, next will be some Alfred Sargent Exclusives and O'Keefe. There's a healthy mix of leather and cordovan in everyday staple colours and styles. Some have been worn just once or twice. The prices of these things keep going higher, so you might be pleasantly surprised by the bargains on offer If you are a true US9D in size, you might find something that catches your eye.
  5. Fiddler

    New Here

    Hi First off, it's cool to stumble across Asia's Style Forum by mistake. Hoping to learn a lot, swap tips and share some of my stuff here in the future. I live in Singapore and hopelessly attracted to fine footwear, wrist wear and tube audio. My favourite brands include Vass, Carmina, Martin Margiela, McIntosh Labs, Malo....and.....hell, I could go on but you get the drift. Just been on the Shoe thread and some great stuff...also love the simple clean look of this site. Well done to all concerned and see you around here. Fiddler
  6. Fiddler

    Wetshaving

    Hello Shavers I have been enjoying these fine razors....and have to say they are just excellent....both are ikons with a dlc coated head....one open comband the other a hybrid head....surprisingly non aggressive, yet smooth and efficient instruments.
  7. Diet is a product of conditioning and family practices, ingrained at a very early stage...so it is very hard to get people to entertain the possibility that there might be a better way to eat. It's a bit like a pinching shoe...until you experience it, why should you do anything? I think an individual needs some sort of a personal crisis to confront the fact that they may need to reboot their eating habits. In my case, it was feeling tired and sluggish after every meal. For some people, it could be way more serious....diabetes, or colonic disease. I think a great place to start with understanding your metabolism, nutrition and how foods affect your wellbeing is the work of Dr. Bernard Jensen. I also found the book Eat Right For Your Type by Dr. D'Adamo very useful. It's worth pointing out that not everything in these books is gospel or 100% accurate for everyone. Just take from them as much wisdom as you can carry.
  8. The majority of people in this world, sadly, eat foods that are rubbish from a nutritional standpoint. It is a combination of not knowing better, a stubborn attitude (everyone eats burgers so it must be fine) and affordability. Good food is not always cheap. I got interested in nutrition around 5 years ago and it affected me profoundly. The fact that food could actually make you sick and even kill you was something I'd never considered. Neither was the realisation that food, either ingested or abstained from, is the best medicine for anything that might ail you. I went vegetarian, cutting out all meat and felt great. I also started subscribing to the belief of combining foods correctly. Most people think this is hogwash but I am convinced of its accuracy. The no. 1 rule of food combining is 'no complex proteins with complex carbs'. That's what 99% of the world does. Burgers, chicken rice, lasagna. I used to eat that way too and always felt sluggish after a meal but blamed it on rice. But when I stopped combining meat with bread, rice, potatoes and pasta , I felt great. And I lost a lot of weight. Almost 15 kg. but not in a Matthew mcconaughey sort of way. It just slipped off gradually. Now, since last year, I've kicked it up a notch. No wheat, no rice, no dairy, no sugar. At all. I've also reintroduced meat once a week...but the meat has to be lean and clean. And I feel even better. You would think id be starving but it's just the opposite....I eat like a pig and have no shortage of choice. The only thing is I find myself eating at home much more since you can't trust restaurants to do everything your way. So I find myself cooking a lot more and enjoy it as well. Kotmj, congrats for taking the first step. It is truly shocking that the number one cancer in these parts is cancer of the digestive organs so I feel there's no harm in being selective about what you put into them. I've also stopped buying shoes and this has benefited me greatly.
  9. Fiddler

    What are you wearing today?

    Handbags at dawn. (I go away for a few weeks and all hell breaks loose.)
  10. Fiddler

    What are you wearing today?

    Sharp green tie. Rock on dandy boy.
  11. Fiddler

    Dress shoes

    These look like what I term 'whim shoes'. You buy them on a whim because you think hatch grain is cool, then wear them two-three times, then pfffft, the longing just fizzles. I hope I'm wrong though as they couldn't have come cheap.
  12. Fiddler

    Dress shoes

    LOL, fat boy above really cracked me up a few months ago. Selling a display piece of G&G (presumably tried on many times, scuff marks on sole etc) at full price. When asked if he would lower the price to reflect the fact that these are not strictly brand new, he said " they're even better than new because they've been polished by ME." What a twat!
  13. Fiddler

    Dress shoes

    I thought most on here would recognise these as St Crispins so I did not bother with the frivolities. But here they are for the record. Model 524C Chukka in 611 Bordeaux Crust Calf on Classic Last. Pronounced vintaging was requested and added as can be seen below. The opening is not that wide so as to require broad trouser cuffs. Perfect in every way. http://
  14. Fiddler

    Dress shoes

    This just in:
  15. I have had some clothes made by the dude in the middle. Lovely chap.
  16. Gosh...you guys look like twins.
  17. Fiddler

    Shirts

    Don't angry la, brudder, but here's how I look at it. I feel the "Here's how:" is quite superfluous. It is understood by looking at the chunk of text below that you are about to tell me how. What else could it be? Not a recipe for short ribs. It's a bit like people saying something online and adding IMHO or IMO. You wrote it....I know it's your opinion. As I said, superfluous.
  18. Fiddler

    The suiting thread

    And, quite possible, also a Penistine.
  19. Fiddler

    Shirts

    Nice.....the wonders of crowdsourcing! Noticed in the bigger pic you provided, the parquet floor is scratched quite a bit. Pulls down the premium-ness of the shirt. I would ask someone to try and photoshop it out if possible. David Ogilvy/Don Draper etc would be proud.
  20. Fiddler

    The suiting thread

    ^^ Provided I pass the interview, penalties for misbehaving in our establishment will be swift and unconventional. For instance, Emeritus Mentor, for his assinine GIF, would receive his latest batch of shirts with a little penis monogrammed on the inside of the cuff.
  21. Fiddler

    The suiting thread

    Snigger away but I think I AM the one for this job. I will unleash all the charm at my disposal (which is a hell of a lot) at everyone who I meet....and under that deceptive layer will be the steel to protect the interests of the business. Woe betide anyone who thinks they have the measure of me (even the tailors)...they will be sorely disappointed. I am smart as a whip, never lost for words,do not suffer fools (unless boss asks me to), and can smell a dodgy customer a mile away. I think I could be good at this.
  22. Fiddler

    What you're reading right now

    I know what you mean...really gets my juices flowing.
  23. Fiddler

    Shirts

    Like I said, I wouldn't reinvent the wheel if you don't want to. High production values (whether it;s words or pictures) come with a high price tag. The way to improve the photography is simple. Just pick up a few mags like Details, Esquire and have a look at the spreads. They photograph tabletop products all the time and make them look different always. I once saw a powder blue shirt laid out on a lightbox and lit from below...it looked airy, translucent, wonderful. If all else fails, put BBDontCry in lawyer duds in front of the camera and say something like: 'DON'T LIKE YOUR SHIRTS STIFF? WE CAN FIX THAT."
  24. Fiddler

    Shirts

    Hey, that is really nice...I would not change a thing unless it's really bugging you. Don't research these things too much...did you know Seinfeld bombed in research but they ignored it. The worst thing you can do is design these things by committee. And there are some horrid suggestions cropping up...like showing three shirts. What you've got there is a classic look...which I am sure is the image you want to project. The only thing I would do is correct the title to say 'Make every shirt a favourite.' It's not immediately clear. That is a great insight BTW. I know exactly what you mean. And sure, you can edit the text to read a bit tighter (it's a bit flabby right now) but overall, it says what it needs to..
  25. Fiddler

    The suiting thread

    Everyone may disagree but I think you have subconsciously zeroed in on me. Not that I am looking for said job. But it sounds like being the PA to a very rich and influential man (which you are obviously going to be one day).
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