Unbiased Feedback: The DressedWell Reviews Thread

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Red Ties n Glory made a very good point about it being a bit difficult to sort through the noise of the approved thread, so I'm going to sticky this and people can put in their two cents on the different manufacturers.
 

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Does it have to be unbiased? And are we supposed to filter out the puns, inside jokes, and sarcastic comments and put on, at least for appearances' sake, our best selves like for synagogue on shabbat? Inquiring minds want to know.
 

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Does it have to be unbiased? And are we supposed to filter out the puns, inside jokes, and sarcastic comments and put on, at least for appearances' sake, our best selves like for synagogue on shabbat? Inquiring minds want to know.
yes, let's at least give it the ole' community college try.
 

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Drakes: very nice ties, but way overpriced. Only good on 50% off sale
Exquisite trimmings: same quality as Drakes, but half the price. Has good end of season sales
 

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I have drawer full of Viccel socks. The early merino which sadly they don't sell any more, needed some toe and heel darning but otherwise have lasted years.

I only wish they did OTC Argyle s
 

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I have drawer full of Viccel socks. The early merino which sadly they don't sell any more, needed some toe and heel darning but otherwise have lasted years.

I only wish they did OTC Argyle s
90% of my socks are argyle OTC Marcoliani
 

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So far when it comes to socks I mostly have punto blanco (colombian brand) i have pairs that have at least 4 years and still look good and of course no holes and very cheap. Pair of 3 for 6 dollars.

Brooks Brothers socks: very good designs and quality so far. I particularly like their merino wool socks that are thick and their cashmere silk ones, very comfortable and bought them very cheap.

Carmina: depending where you get them hard to beat at that price range, fit wise is easy as long as you know what you are doing. Too bad that due to igents the price has gone up quite a bit.

Wolf vs Goat: shirts are fantastic, not handmade, but the fit and the fabrics are wonderful specially due to the price range.

Pants are top notch, the wool/mohair pair that I have is great both in fits and looks, the sheen is elite. I also have a pair of wine pants and it made me appreciate cotton pants more due again how good it is, barely creases and feels almost like suede.

Seiko JDM: Japanese Domestic Market seikos look better ans certainly feel better than other watches that are 5 times the price.

Allen Edmonds belts: cant say much other than it does its job and has lasted so far.
 

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On another note: simply posting "xyz is totally cool, I don't buy anything else and neither should you" is not actually considered a review.
YES. Thank you for pointing out the obvious. A little more info here people, please.
 

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Mostly cheap, though.

On another note: simply posting "xyz is totally cool, I don't buy anything else and neither should you" is not actually considered a review.
Very cheap, and very sturdy. Their heavy cotton socks are bullet proof. None of that flimsy, thin cotton you get with Bresciani for example.
 

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Viccel is very good. But if you want a bit more punch and variety in your socks (not puketastic punch like meschaussettes etc but tasteful), Viccel falls short: patterned wool is almost non-existent. No thin-gauge cotton or linen socks. And it is very long -and i have a 34.5 inseam; another slight irritant is they have a longer section of ribbing than most OTC socks

Still, i highly recommend Viccel: very-well made, durable, honest pricing and a good Turk.

Of the slightly higher-end socks: i really prefer Gallo(the non-funky patterns), Palatino and Falke over Bresciani and Pantherella. The latter two never lasts me more than a few washings, no matter how much i baby them.

I have about 80 pairs of dress socks or so i have little experience in this area.


For tissue, Marling&Evans - i think i learnt of it here from one of Pat's mates -ConchitaWurst/ LKP LKP / FriendCustomer and i highly recommend. Yorkshire fabric have already been mentioned and dissected

Paularun gloves - easier on the pocket carpincho and peccary gloves but excellent; cater to both males and females Based in Peru.

Sized braces/ suspenders: Albert Thurston
 
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Gustin for the basic OCBD. 0ther fabrics are hit and miss for quality and value.

Gustin also for duck canvas and other heavier chinos.

RM Williams for chelsea boots.

Aussiebums Wonderjocks for boxer briefs.

Merc for Harrington jackets.
 
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Have to give props to Taylor Swift Stitch. Their chore pant has become my go-to work pant replacing Carhartts. The 12 ounce duck canvas is as burly as Carhartt. Double knee, bar tacks at stress points and a way slimmer fit. Made in the USA instead too instead of outsourced.

Downside is that they are way more than US-sourced Carharts but not that much more than buying local at 2x the US price. They always have a 15% coupon around so it brings the price closer too.
 

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Shoe trees as a fellow forumite was asking: for us americans nordstrom rack shoe trees are the cheapest and do the job. I cannot justify 35 or 90 dollar shoe trees when they do the same thing as 14 dollar ones.
 

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Shoe trees as a fellow forumite was asking: for us americans nordstrom rack shoe trees are the cheapest and do the job. I cannot justify 35 or 90 dollar shoe trees when they do the same thing as 14 dollar ones.
Trees from Nordstrom, JAB, AE are all made by Woodlore, and yes they do the job.

I just wish I could find a lightweight pair for travel. These really weigh a carry on down.
 

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Trees from Nordstrom, JAB, AE are all made by Woodlore, and yes they do the job.

I just wish I could find a lightweight pair for travel. These really weigh a carry on down.
I got these to give it a try and they are very light and compact. And cheap


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Shirts:

Kamakura: fit is good, nice collar roll for the most part, I think the royal oxford has a nicer collar for some reason. Fabric wise not the best when it comes to either the royal oxford or regular oxford. The broadcloth its good and i have a couple of shirts and they are all good. That being said they have a shrinking problem on the oxford ones and they are rough to iron.

Barba Napoli: i have 3 versions, white tag (slim), black tag (super slim fit) and dandy blue tag (slim fit) i have around 8 of these and they are superb both collars, fabric, and fit. Can be found relatively cheap, around as much for a kamakura but you gotta pay for the shipping.

Finamore Napoli: awesome collar roll, fit is alright not as good as barba in my opinion. Has more hand made details that Barba in the back and collar area. The designs are a bit too extreme.

Luigi Borelli Napoli: fit is harder for these, i usually have to size down on them. Fabric wise, collar roll, and hand made are far superior to the ones mentioned above. They are super easy to iron and feel almost like a second skin.

Sartoria Partenopea: I have 3 and they are very good, both fabric and fit. Not as much hand made details as barba, finamore, or luigi borelli, still good due to the price that they can be found 35 euros usually. Fabrics are still pretty good though.
 

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At that price? "This MINT outlet shirt is made in Bangladesh and tag proudly added by illegal immigrants, in a factory on the outskirts of Naples".
 

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At that price? "This MINT outlet shirt is made in Bangladesh and tag proudly added by illegal immigrants, in a factory on the outskirts of Naples".
Yes at that price. Well unless Sartoria Partenopea is now doing that, thats a complete different story.

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I have no idea what people mean when they say a shirt is hard to iron.
You just iron the bloody thing till you are happy enough to wear it don't you .
How can something be "hard to iron"
 

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I have no idea what people mean when they say a shirt is hard to iron.
You just iron the bloody thing till you are happy enough to wear it don't you .
How can something be "hard to iron"
I imagine some require more ironing to get to that stage. Certainly some of my tacky CT shirts require just the briefest of carresses with the iron. Some others require more elbow grease and steam.
 
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