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    (Original post by loafer)
    [IMG]hai, im an intern. wuold i look good with this in the office? my friend says that MDs will laugh at me, it only costs $50k
    You should probably be a VP before buying it.
    In any case, to carry that umbrella off well, you need to have a crocodile skin briefcase.
    The Sac à Depeche crocodile skin briefcase by Hermès is a vintage classic and is a bargain at $30,000

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    Nice, but I'm looking for something a little more upmarket?
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    (Original post by JakeF)
    How very presumptuous and optimistic you are.
    :sigh:
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    (Original post by flugestuge)
    A bespoke umbrella from James Smith & Sons would be ideal.
    Expect to spend £250 - £280 per umbrella.

    "A gentleman must have at least four umbrellas.
    An umbrella is not just an implement for keeping the rain off one’s Savile Row pinstripe.
    Rather, it is a statement about one’s character and one’s attitude to life.
    Are you content with the cheap and nasty (Heaven forfend!), or do you demand high standards, expert craftsmanship and a proper measure of dignity?
    An umbrella can afford all these fine qualities – and impart something quintessentially English into the bargain.

    The frame should have 8 ribs, although 10 are sometimes provided for extra stability in wind.
    The normal measurement of the cover when rolled is 25 inches.
    For this size of cover allows a pleasing show of wood below the handle and above the terminating metal ferrule.
    But if the clouds look menacing, a 26½ inch cover (again, measuring rolled) will provide much more protection – at the expense of a little elegance.
    Thus the need for 2 umbrellas.

    Look into your wardrobe again, and glance down. There you will see your shoes – both black and brown.
    The classic English umbrella has a black cover (usually nowadays made of nylon, which is light and hard-wearing).
    But a black umbrella with brown shoes… banish such a sartorial solecism!
    You will therefore need 2 further umbrellas (a 25 inch and a 26½ inch) with covers in a discreet colour.
    Dark green is perfect.
    I suppose one could use a green dust sheath to conceal the black in the dry, but come a rainy day and the problem would reveal itself once more.

    Finally, two features which will make each umbrella truly yours – the bespoke element.
    First, the length of the stick. This should be cut to your exact requirement before the ferrule is added.
    And second, the silver band (hallmarked, of course). This is fitted on the lower part of the handle and should on no account be adorned with a maker’s name.
    It must be plain, so that upon it can be engraved your initials – especially useful to the waiters in those restaurants in which the differentiation of customers’ belongings carries a low priority.
    (Occasionally the band will be gold-plated, but to my mind this adds an unpleasant touch of vulgarity.)"
    Is it OK to just buy 2 umbrellas if you don't have any brown shoes?
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    (Original post by MaxMaxMax)
    Is it OK to just buy 2 umbrellas if you don't have any brown shoes?
    No brown shoes? Heathen.
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    (Original post by Nimiza)
    No brown shoes? Heathen.
    Well I agree with you in principle, but none of my Hermes ties or belts are brown, so brown shoes just wouldn't go with the outfit you see
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    (Original post by MaxMaxMax)
    Well I agree with you in principle, but none of my Hermes ties or belts are brown, so brown shoes just wouldn't go with the outfit you see
    Are you trying to trump brown shoes with Hermès?

    A man without Hermès in his wardrobe is still a man. A man without brown shoes in his wardrobe... well...
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    (Original post by 5macbook4)
    Can I ask where you would place Norton & Sons in the Harder/Softer/Somewhere In the Middle camps.
    No idea I'm afraid, not one I'm familiar with.
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    Brown shoes are not for the workplace.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Brown shoes are not for the workplace.
    If you belong to the hoodie and jeans crowd when not at work, feel free to wander around in your chavy Nikes.
    Some of us have social commitments and gentleman's clubs that we belong to.
    The workplace is not the only locus of our needs to dress well.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Brown shoes are not for the workplace.
    Of course they are :rolleyes:

    One should wear them with navy suits ideally...
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    (Original post by flugestuge)
    If you belong to the hoodie and jeans crowd when not at work, feel free to wander around in your chavy Nikes.
    Some of us have social commitments and gentleman's clubs that we belong to.
    The workplace is not the only locus of our needs to dress well.
    I doubt you have time to go to your club with all the time you spend on here trolling.
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    (Original post by manchild007)
    Of course they are :rolleyes:

    One should wear them with navy suits ideally...

    (Original post by flugestuge)
    If you belong to the hoodie and jeans crowd when not at work, feel free to wander around in your chavy Nikes.
    Some of us have social commitments and gentleman's clubs that we belong to.
    The workplace is not the only locus of our needs to dress well.
    Not my point flugestuge. Brown brogues/oxfords are fine outside of work, but unlike Yob-lings such as yourselves I'm traditional so would only ever wear black shoes at work and NEVER loafers. Also, brown shoes are very difficult to get right without them looking cheap or out of place...


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    (Original post by manchild007)
    Of course they are :rolleyes:

    One should wear them with navy suits ideally...
    While I agree, and modern dress sense does allow for brown in town, traditionally loafer is right - brown shoes were considered inappropriate for work, and indeed social events in town. They were a country shoe. I'd be shocked if even the most old fashioned fuddy-duddy would turn their nose up at someone in a nice pair of brown shoes anymore though, so long as they were dark. Tan shoes are still too fashion-forward for most traditional workplaces though.

    Having said that, I rarely wear brown shoes. I have a beautiful pair of burgundy wholecuts that go brilliantly with navy and grey and wear black shoes most of the time.
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    Fair enough, I would take advice from you guys about what to wear at work etc. But as for socially, I'd rather have my girlfriends opinion back me up rather than a guy with a Godzilla picture in his sig or someone who likes tree porn.
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    NYU, go away.

    Can we get this thread back on the track of impeccable taste?
    Hawes and Curtis are currently doing any shirt for £25 so I picked a couple of. They're not bad (went for the Stirling slimfit) but the cuffs stick out a little more than I'm used to. Material feels nice though.

    Opinions on black shirts?
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    (Original post by Apagg)
    NYU, go away.

    Can we get this thread back on the track of impeccable taste?
    Hawes and Curtis are currently doing any shirt for £25 so I picked a couple of. They're not bad (went for the Stirling slimfit) but the cuffs stick out a little more than I'm used to. Material feels nice though.

    Opinions on black shirts?
    I really hope you're being tongue in cheek.
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    (Original post by greenyblue_eyes)
    I really hope you're being tongue in cheek.
    He might suggest a white tie next.. What a... swish... combo that is..:cool:
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    (Original post by Apagg)

    Opinions on black shirts?
    Look really good with silver ties...






    ....if you're a Middle Eastern nightclub owner.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Look really good with silver ties...






    ....if you're a Middle Eastern nightclub owner.
    Ha, you always see the black shirt with silver ties at weddings where the men think they're dressing smart and classy.
 
 
 
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