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#32117 The suiting thread

Posted by "6" on 13 July 2017 - 08:11 PM

Are you a "partner" for the event? Or just attending?

If you are an attendee, just get to know ppl. Get them to talk about themselves, make contacts/ friends. Pat them on the back for all the hardwork they've done, how good that their efforts are being recognised with these awards.

Since its a CSR conference, you should tell them that you are quite proud of your own supply chain:

> 100% visibility of where your product is made. No outsourcing happens to children. You do 100% audits/visits to your production facilities multiple times per year.

>The bulk of the labour you utilise are highly skilled artisans, who are paid well, if not they won't work. Most of them owner/operators. Might be some low level sewing being done by foreign labour, but tightening of regulations have mostly seen this risk decrease substantially.

> Raw materials sourced from fabric mills using traditional production methods across Europe. Minimal impact on the environment.

#32035 Dress shoes

Posted by "6" on 16 June 2017 - 06:26 PM

My Cleverley "lazymans" after some care last night. These had I think approx. 4-5 layers of wax applied on the toe cap. 



#31310 Dress shoes

Posted by "6" on 09 October 2016 - 03:22 PM

Herringshoes.co.uk has a pretty extensive selection of Loakes, many of them sold under their private label brand as well.

You can always have a browse there to get a sense of options and pricepoints available.

Know that some of the lower range stuff is now made in India and there is quite a bit of variability in quality when it comes to Loakes.

In general stay clear of the corrected grain leather shoes (they tend to look shiny like plastic) , always buy full grain calf (which has a matt appearence).

#30969 Dress shoes

Posted by "6" on 23 June 2016 - 06:57 PM

Very nice 6.

Personally i always wonder how to ever replace the elastic band on the lazyman or chelseas. And as such never ventured to buy one for myself.

They can be replaced by sending back to the factory. Stitching is unpicked, and new elastic bands resewn. A pretty standard procedure.  

#30962 Dress shoes

Posted by "6" on 23 June 2016 - 08:52 AM

And of course, the full frontal.


That's all from me. Now we can get back to the discussion of Italian/French hand patined shoes rivalling/ exceeding brands like Berlutti and Corthay.

Don't mind me posting some humble working man bench made shoes :)

#30957 Dress shoes

Posted by "6" on 23 June 2016 - 04:04 AM

A recent addition to the family


#30610 The Denim (contrast) Thread

Posted by "6" on 27 April 2016 - 11:38 AM

Use the same leather used in the Muji wallets you use.


Datok Denim -  by Jeremy Tok 

#30463 The suiting thread

Posted by "6" on 17 March 2016 - 06:43 PM

Great fit achieved for such a muscular chap. Looks sharp but with plenty of room for movement.

#30320 Wetshaving

Posted by "6" on 07 February 2016 - 01:57 AM

Yup - West coast shaving is a good online source.

#30316 Dress shoes

Posted by "6" on 05 February 2016 - 08:49 PM

Sorry. You all misunderstood. That was not my intention.

No need to apologise. I was only joking :)

#29923 Latest hauls

Posted by "6" on 14 November 2015 - 12:09 PM

A welcome cameo by bdc on these boards.

#29916 Shirts

Posted by "6" on 12 November 2015 - 08:13 PM

HK bespoke - fourth order, maybe 3rd iteration. 2015

First time trying a stiffer collar. I don't dislike a stiffer collar, but not as comfy.


My most recent shirt by master Tok - purchased circa 2013 or early 2014. Second iteration. Love the collar, so comfy due to the soft interlining.


#29867 Gloriously off-topic

Posted by "6" on 29 October 2015 - 08:35 PM

The highlight - 7 wives.

#29825 The Polo Shirt

Posted by "6" on 22 October 2015 - 09:23 PM

Actually, cotton pique is indeed a fragile material. 


Out of shape pique collared shirts...  



Translated into marketing speak:


Polo shirts made of superfine cotton pique fabric, which has been pre-washed and treated for softer handfeel.


These shirts gain a warm patina and tons of character with regular wear - imparting an elegantly disheveled, but still 'put together' look which is reminisce of the classic gentlemen of days past, holidaying in southern Italy.


Whilst yacht and beach ready - throw a blazer over these polos and you'll be ready for a night out on the town as well. 

#29546 kotmj's Tailoring Notes

Posted by "6" on 13 August 2015 - 07:25 PM

A coat at mid-calf length looks rather heavy and prevents one from reaching underneath the coat so I prefer (aesthetically) a mid-thigh length. 



Step 1: unbutton coat


Step 2: reach where you want.