Month: September 2019

Loake Sprint white leather sneaker review [CP alternative] – new & after 1 month [photos included]

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Loake Sprint white leather sneaker review [CP alternative] – new & after 1 month [photos included]
I’ve been meaning to do a review of the Loake Sprint white leather sneakers for a while now. I came across them by chance looking for a different type of shoe in a Loake store, after having been in the market for (new) white leather sneakers for countless months and have investigated what’s on offer assiduously (as assiduously as some study the blade) during that period.I was very excited after first buying my Loake Sprint shoes. I love their profile, very similar to the Common Projects Achilles (few brands have such a strong resemblance) and at the price point of £165 ($200), they seemed very good value. The leather is butter smooth calfskin; very soft and flexible. They were surprisingly comfortable straight out of the box, there was no breaking in period to speak of. Like the CPs, they also have Margom soles, so size accordingly (i.e. at least one size down if your feet are anything like mine).However, here comes the first caveat. The leather seems very vulnerable to scuffing and staining. I have had them for a month now, and the scuff marks and stains seem to accumulate at an alarming rate. For my previous white sneakers (Charles Tyrwhitt; €120), a simple wipe seemed to remedy all the abuse I brought upon them. And boy did I manhandle them. On the other hand, the leather of the CTs is of significantly worse quality, and they creased similarly to what you could expect from a pair of Stan Smiths.To finish on a positive note, aside from the scuffs/stains, the Loakes seem resistant to toebox (ugly) creasing. I have included photos of my shoes both new and after a month of use. You be the judge. I am looking forward to your feedback and opinions, also about the style of my review as it is my first one ever. Also, if someone has advice regarding the scuffing, I’m all ears!Please find all the photos here.
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Buy Sell Thread – September 30

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Buy Sell Thread – September 30
Thread RulesAll listings must be posted from reputable platforms like Grailed, Ebay, Depop, Poshmark, etc.All transactions are to be conducted through these sites. If you go offsite, you do so at your own risk.All disputes should be handled through Grailed/Ebay/Paypal.A few tips if you are new to buying and selling on Grailed/Ebay, etc.For Sellers:Always make sure that you are eligible for PayPal seller protection – ship only to verified addresses, require a signature, and update the tracking information on the PayPal website instead of just messaging it to the person.Take good pictures! Bring the item outside so that people can really get a good look at it.Provide measurements. If you need a good guide on how to take them, look here.Consider providing a discount for MFA members!For Buyers:If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Check a user’s feedback before you buy.Don’t go offsite. Because I know some of you will anyway, make sure you still use PayPal. Don’t send someone money through PayPal “Friends and Family”, make sure you are “Paying for Goods and Services”.If you make an offer, pay it. No one likes flakers.Ask for measurements if there aren’t any. Tag sizes vary wildly.If you want to do a trade:Create a listing for each of your items, set them as the same price, then buy them from one another. This is the safest way to do trades, as you are still fully covered by PayPal protection.
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WAYWT – September 30

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WAYWT = What Are You Wearing Today (or a different day, whatever).Think of this as your chance to share your personal taste in fashion with the community by posting your outfit pictures. Most users enjoy knowing where you bought your pieces, so please consider including those in your post.Want to know how to take better WAYWT pictures? Read the guide here.If you’re looking for feedback on an outfit instead of just looking to share, consider using the Daily Question thread instead.Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.
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Daily Questions – ASK AND ANSWER HERE!- September 30

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Daily Questions – ASK AND ANSWER HERE!- September 30
Welcome to the Daily Questions thread! Our daily thread to ask about all things related to men’s fashion. Anyone can post a question and the community as a whole is invited and encouraged to provide an answer.If you’re looking for more in-depth information then check out our style guides, item guides and recommendation threads.Types of questions this thread is great for:Outfit checks and ‘How’d I do’? questionsWhat slim-fitting green cords do you recommend?What colors go with navy?Can anyone ID an item from a picture or video?How to Ask for Advice: Guidelines and Best PracticesThe more information you give, the better response you’ll get. If you’re looking for suggestions about clothing and accessories please include:Budget in numbers (i.e, $40, £60, €50, etc)Your locationPicture, even to identify stuff from a videoImportant: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.Again, the more information you add (budget or location), the more relevant answers you will receive.
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A Brief Introduction to several Independent British Menswear Brands with a Shared Aesthetic Leaning

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A Brief Introduction to several Independent British Menswear Brands with a Shared Aesthetic Leaning
A Brief Introduction to several Independent British Menswear Brands with a Shared Aesthetic LeaningThis is a fun introduction to four independent British brands. It is a revision of a previous post. This is slightly more in-depth, but covers less brands.Please note viewing images will work best with the desktop redesign or official Reddit app.Quoting the original guide:As we all know, this forum (like many others) is U.S. based, so it’s understandable that the information found here (and elsewhere) has a U.S. focus. It’s a good job then that I’m here to shift the balance back toward old Blighty. Again, as we all know, menswear enthusiasts get a bloody geet raging hardon for anything made in a country that existed before 1900 or at the very least supports bona fide McCarthy Brand™ capitalism because it suppresses that guilt complex one develops after watching Huw report about cholera-soaked refugee camps on the 10 O’Clock News whilst wearing £400 Rick Owens fap-pants.The following is a short list of relatively small (albeit some larger than others) independent British brands who–even if not everything they sell is made in this green and pleasant land–are deserving of our support; brands with a little bit more personality and pride in their work than the average high-street chain, all of whom take shelter under the large aesthetic umbrella I call “WWI infantryman with a penchant for fishing and joinery stumbles out of police box into 2012” aka capital-aitch Heritage brands.I’m sure many of you have heard of some (or even all) of these, but hopefully I’ll be introducing something novel to a few of you. Please feel free to make your own recommendations; I’m as keen to find out about new or under-the-radar brands as anyone!Albam ClothingProfileFounded in 2006 by guys, James Shaw and Alastair Rae, Albam Clothing offers what they call “Modern Crafted Clothing.”The initial idea of the brand was to create a capsule wardrobe that every guy should have. A white a great white -tshirt, a great piece of knitwear, or a great raincoat. They couldn’t find anything they liked at the time, so they made their own. For it wasn’t about the logos or fashion. It was about being simple, and unbranded. It was all about the clothes themselves.Since the mid 2010s they’ve been doing very well for themselves. They have two stores around London and are also stocked by international menswear retailers like END Clothing and Oi Polloi.​https://i.redd.it/c2itg5liwqp31.jpg​https://i.redd.it/mc66tmsjwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/szdngmsjwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/jemsfmsjwqp31.jpgPresence on MFAAlbam gets talked about a infrequently on MFA, though the brand does not appear in our What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) outfit posts.When discussed in here they’ve appeared in posts about casual blazers which fit into their pared back simple designers and recommended as buying options for Breton stripe tops. They also crop up in discussions about non-traditional suiting. Instead of deflating traditional lounge suits of their formality, these non-traditional suits are more like casual clothing “shoved suitwards”. Often skimping out on the guts of traditional tailoring like canvassing, padding, worsted and flannel wool fabrics.Stockists and secondhand marketAlbam sell their own clothing online, and has two London store. In addition to that they’re stocked by END Clothing and Oi Polloi. They’re notable for having pretty good end of season sales on their own website, plus there’s a decent resale market in the UK on eBay and apps like Depop.FolkProfileYou’d think, considering the scale of Folk’s operations (five shops and stockists worldwide), that this slouchy, insouciant label would have a large design team. In fact, Folk consists only of head designer Elbe Lealman, two assistants, and founder Cathal McAteer. They offer clothes, shoes, accessories, and a womenswear line too.Cathal McAteer says the brand represents “a kind of ‘everything means something’; every colour and pocket stitch is there for a reason. But we are, on the surface, a balance of design, fit & quality. Understated, subtle with fastidious detailing. Enough to drive one’s business partner mad.”​https://i.redd.it/nesrj99lwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/bw3s01alwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/kg7ude8lwqp31.pnghttps://i.redd.it/5ebxdx9lwqp31.pngPresence on MFAUser mention Folk as a brand which offers unique clothing with interesting details. Button up shirts, rugby shirts and pants are highlights.Comments on stockists and secondhandFolk sell online and have five stores around London. The brand is stocked by several independent stores like END Clothing, The Hip Store and Coggles.S.E.H. KellyProfileDedicated to using the excellence of “makers” throughout the British Isles, every single aspect of an S.E.H. Kelly garment is made with the domestic clothing industry. Even the buttons are made in England! The brand was founded in 2009 by Sara Kelly and Paul Vincent, both of Savile Row training. As you would expect the quality is through the roof, and the designs are very pleasant.S.E.H. Kelly does not advertise traditionally, instead they have grown slowly by word of mouth, all through their happy customers. Interestingly they tend to sell more in Japan then the domestic UK, and American market.​https://i.redd.it/s86mbbqmwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/ck0l4zpmwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/zjaz80qmwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/2vsa9fqmwqp31.jpgPresence on MFAPaul (/u/sehkelly-paul) has done four Ask Me Anything Q&As on MFA to date, with the most recent one from July this year. They’re well worth a read for a unique perspective, from someone who isn’t afraid to talk about the minutiae of their craft. In addition the brand’s outerwear is spoken highly of, with a review of one of their ventile jackets from several years back.Comments on stockists and secondhandS.E.H Kelly have their own online store where most people can buy from. As mentioned above, they also have a number of Japanese stockists including the well regarded Beams store.The brand does not do sales. Clothing very infrequently appears on Grailed and eBay.Private White V.C.ProfileNamed after the Victoria Cross-winning serviceman who came to own the Manchester factory where these clothes are created. In 1997 the company was acquired by his great-grandchildren, who set about to create a range of military-inspired garments from local British fabrics. The A/W12 collection was designed by Nick Ashley, the former head of menswear at Dunhill.​https://i.redd.it/ioeob2gowqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/zoz4g0gowqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/hz5561gowqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/lgw1d0gowqp31.jpgPresence on MFAWhen people ask and talk about independent brands which make their stuff domestically, Private White V.C..Comments on stockists and secondhandPrivate White V.C. has their own online store and two brick and mortar stores, one in London and one in Manchester. Third party stockists include Mr Porter, Harvey Nichols, and The Rake.The secondhand resale market is decent with Private White V.C., with a presence on Grailed, eBay, Depop, and even our own buy/sell threads.Oliver SpencerProfileArguably the highest-profile of the labels listed here (Spencer has been showing in London since A/W11), the brand has a fanbase worldwide, for good reason too. Oliver Spencer is a self taught tailor who started out in the 1980s selling second-hand clothes on London’s Portobello Road. After having a pattern created for him by a Turkish tailor in the East End, he started making waistcoats and in 1990 opened his first venture, Favourbrook, which by 1994 was creating costume design for the British film Four Weddings and a Funeral.Spencer was put firmly on the map a few years later when he spearheaded costume design for Guy Ritchie’s cult gangster film Snatch in 2001. The following year launching his eponymous label Oliver Spencer – Oli wanted to create something new: a range of clothing with all the quality and craft of premium tailoring, but with a relaxed modern style. The philosophy? Quality needn’t mean formality; casual needn’t mean careless.​https://i.redd.it/8rkmb2dqwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/umupf2dqwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/1srq7idqwqp31.jpghttps://i.redd.it/87h012dqwqp31.jpgPresence on MFAAs mentioned above, Oliver Spencer is very well known, with multiple runway/collections being posted on MFA with positive comments by users. Other highlights include discussions about their breton tops and outerwear in general.Comments on stockists and secondhandYou can buy at their own online store or five London stores. Given their large presence they have a number of international stockists which can be found here.And with that, I conclude. I hope this was as enjoyable to read as it was to research and write, and I hope a few of you consider buying from a brand closer to home finances permitting.
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Dyeing the shoelaces of black 70s Converse high tops- how to decide colour?

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Dyeing the shoelaces of black 70s Converse high tops- how to decide colour?
I want to dye the laces of some 70s high top Converse but I have never dyed anything before and dont really know where to start with regards to colour, and how to wear them with other things- Eg bright orange laces might be a bit much if something else pops too.Pants colour might take more consideration too.I guess in summary I’m gathering info on what colour laces work with 70s Cons high, and ideas for combinations with pants/tops.Dye and laces are fairly cheap so I’m not worried to have various combos to use.Thank you 🙂
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Are these acceptable to wear with some cargo shorts? I’m trying to woo m’lady 😏🇮🇹

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Are these acceptable to wear with some cargo shorts? I’m trying to woo m’lady 😏🇮🇹
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