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    Singaporean members

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    Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    You might be surprised to know several tailors are not as discerning about cloth fabrics as one might think. I also know a few who are fairly ‘colorblind’ with regards to shades and undertones.
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    Casual shoes

    Its corrected leather. While I readily admit that I have given them more care, the boots were worn on week long trips without rotation. Yeah, I will not fix them.
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    Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    I am still not sure where Hubeross comes from. Or why it is found prevalent only in Southeast Asia.
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    Casual shoes

    Leather quality and how it wears over time. I have not decided if I should save these boots. Certainly the cracks are pretty substantial. The inner sock lining has also been damaged in several areas (not shown).
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    Casual shoes

    How my sole has been worn over years
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    Casual shoes

    This is the most painful, as these have sentimental value. I love these boots but my curiosity is stronger so here it goes. Felt midsole with foam shock absorbent material on the forefoot and heel.
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    Casual shoes

    You can see where the sole meets. See the end of the tiny split. Jam a knife in and slowly work your way, splitting the sole.
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    Casual shoes

    Been wearing this pair of Dr Martens Smith Asymmetric Boots. These are side zipper boots with an interesting last. This last is tapered and can be passed off as business casual unlike the traditional rounded last Dr Martens is more known for. I love the side zippers especially when going through customs where shoes have to be removed or when I have to attend a Japanese/Korean traditional meal. Unfortunately these have been EOL'd so you cannot get them anymore. These are made in China but pretty decently built. These boots have been to 5 continents over nearly a decade, about a quarter of which (or more) are worn everyday. I always have trouble with conflicting information of how Dr Martens wear over time, the construct of the famous heat-sealed shoes and the overall leather quality. So here is my attempt to document them with pictures. Hopefully at least one or two people might find them useful.
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    Dress shoes

    We all have Goodyear welted shoes, finding someone to do sole replacement is a bit of pain though. In fact, after 166 pages here, I am no less clear on where to do so. Found one by chance so here it is. Have not tried them personally, but I thought it is best to share. Shoe Clinic 86 Redhill Close #01-596 Singapore 150086 Mobile: 91704700 Prices - approximate (best to bring down shoes) Front sole topy/Vibram $55 Heel sole topy/Vibram $45 Full sole Vibram $90 Blake welted recrafting with full sole replacement (Vibram/Dainite) $120 (Black) $150 (Red/Blue/Orange) - will stitch in new midsole & polish leather <if you can source soles, then recrafting workmanship cost is $95> Goodyear welted recrafting with full sole replacement (Vibram/Dainite/Leather) $205 - I only know of Ed et al., as the only other place to do this. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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    The suiting thread

    Sounds like you already know the answer...
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    What are you wearing today?

    Love the jacket. I have to admit to growing sideways too. Sadly.
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    Gloriously off-topic

    https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/7xdv9x/michael-anton-styleforum How a Menswear Troll Became a Trump Administration Insider National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton's 40,000+ posts on menswear message board Styleforum tell us a lot about the people who work for the president.
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    Fineries

    6, I will say the handrolled edges are one of the neatest I have seen so far. Just been made aware of another-entreneur-from-Styleforum brand coming out this year. https://vecchioanseatico.com/en/ Good pricing and selections. Handrolled edges wavy and less tight than Vanda's.
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    Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Thanks for the video! I enjoyed the interview. Jeremy, close down the aperture. The focusing often is on the background rather than the faces.
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    Fineries

    Been a while. Nothing much to update. On July 1st, Vanda held a seconds sale. Bunch of ties, pocket squares. Before I arrived at 10 am, there was already a good crowd. The announcement over at Instagram and Styleforum obviously worked. i scouted around and found this. Think it is called Rhubarb Matka on the website. This one I picked up was a custom. Never had a tie of this colour or close to it so with interested piqued, I bought it. Photographs are of my own. Couple of things slightly irked me though. 1/ Gerald told me a price but when I went to pay, a higher price was quoted. I still paid because I wanted it. Thought it would have been nicer on their part just to label the price clearly on each item. Would not have taken that much work and kept a better customer experience. Many customers were unsure of the prices and had to individually inquire or give up since there was a long line of people. 2/ Since it was a slight seconds sale, i was not expecting nice packaging. However I would have thought sewing on their labels would mean Vanda standing behind the product. It is a small effort but it actually completes the product.
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    The suiting thread

    How To Dress Like a Man — 2018 Edition https://medium.com/@JohnLeFevre/how-to-dress-like-a-man-2018-edition-bbc904edd46a Read and have a good laugh or cry or whatever...
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    Shirts

    lol I dislike shirt pockets. I never use them.
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    Dress shoes

    Bit of nasty swipe eh? Yuya Hasegawa of Brift H won in 2017.
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    Dress shoes

    World Championships in Shoe Shining 2018 https://coconuts.co/singapore/news/worlds-best-shoe-shiner-26-year-old-singaporean-man/ John Chung, 26, emerged as top dog in the World Championships in Shoe Shining 2018 last month — an actual annual competition organized by leading authorities on classic men’s shoes at the London Super Trunk Show. The founder of Singapore’s first artisanal shoe shine bar Mason and Smith went head to head with fellow finalists from UK and France, and it was Chung who impressed the judges on color, shine, and finesse.
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    Shirts

    The single ply Meander 71 doesn't feel warm. Just a little too translucent and a little too 'shiny' for my liking. Just found out that it is tough to iron out the creases as well. LOL
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    Shirts

    Button-down shirt Fitting
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    Shirts

    Soktas Linda Meander 71 66% Cotton 34% Linen Very light and porose, relatively less prone to wrinkles than pure linen. Single ply. Horizontal unstructured fine white lines across. Translucent with light, suggested as shirt fabric for hot summer days. 2nd from right chosen as test shirt
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    Gloriously off-topic

    Gotta have wifi to answer emails. And porn for lonely nights.
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    Gloriously off-topic

    Does it have wifi?
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