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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.
No need to explain, he's just being obtuse
 

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Worst shirts for ironing are Kent Wang oxfords due to poor seam construction.

The super heavy Gustin twills, oxfords and chambrays are all easy to iron with steam and some muscle.

Paper-thin CT shirts aren't different to iron, but I still find them a pain. It's all in the preparation on the board before deploying the iron.
 

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What are the fit of the `cordings' tweed and cord trousers like? High rise? Narrow leg?

Any places where l can get a 21oz tweed trouser with a low rise and wider leg?
 

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What are the fit of the `cordings' tweed and cord trousers like? High rise? Narrow leg?

Any places where l can get a 21oz tweed trouser with a low rise and wider leg?
Pretty high rise, wide-ish leg. They don't have any elastane in their cords so if the legs were cut too narrow you wouldn't be able to walk. Not sure they are quite 21oz tho - Jesus sounds like the missing pieces of Ned Kelly's armour!
 

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If you're looking for high-rise chinos with plenty of room for man sized balls and phallus, I recommend the Brooks Brothers Elliott and Clark models. They're resistance to creases is excellent and the Elliot's in the darker colours are great for work as an alternative to woollen pants.
 

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Anyone know places/sellers of:

quality polo shirts - I like the LUPO EIDOS model for reference based on the collar. I dont mind bespoke (im based in london uk)

Pocket squares - plain colour - grey/navy

ROll neck/turtlenecks ?

Suggestions appreciated
 

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Add one more to the Viccel fan club.

Great socks, reasonably priced. They stand up well to washing and mercerised cotton seems to wick sweat much better than the shitty cotton socks I've had in the past. Particularly liking the lightweight summer ones.
 

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Add one more to the Viccel fan club.

Great socks, reasonably priced. They stand up well to washing and mercerised cotton seems to wick sweat much better than the shitty cotton socks I've had in the past. Particularly liking the lightweight summer ones.
do you have otc socks and if so, how does the elastic hold up?
 

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do you have otc socks and if so, how does the elastic hold up?
Yeah OTC - thus far, they are holding up just fine, although they've only been washed maybe 5-10 times. They look/feel new in terms of colour, shrinkage and elastic to date though.
 

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Yeah OTC - thus far, they are holding up just fine, although they've only been washed maybe 5-10 times. They look/feel new in terms of colour, shrinkage and elastic to date though.
good to know. thanks for clarifying.
 

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do you have otc socks and if so, how does the elastic hold up?
I've got maybe 15 pair of Viccel OTC socks, cotton & also wool, that are 4 - 5 years old and going strong.

I don't wear the same pair everyday.
 

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I've got maybe 15 pair of Viccel OTC socks, cotton & also wool, that are 4 - 5 years old and going strong.

I don't wear the same pair everyday.
OTC socks would go well with old bloke (usually navy) Aussie shorts.

I would probably wear that if I lived there.
 

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Ironing shirts dry is a nightmare. What about softener, does that impact ease of ironing?
"Softener" as in washing additive? Yes it works, but it also takes away the crispness of the cotton and makes it kind of floppy. Not to mention the chemicals that are not always good for your skin.
Best way to iron a shirt is when it's still a bit damp, just use a hot (cotton setting) iron. A flat, hard surface to iron helps as well.
You can get ironing sprays that ease the creases and apply a light starch, but they always have an artificial smell.
For a very short time I used a 6kg dry iron to iron my shirts. After several shirts in a row it felt like a massive workout.
 

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Benson & Clegg's silver and bronze classic blazer buttons:

http://bensonandclegg.com/blazer-buttons/classic-buttons

They take away that retired sea captain, or some fuddy-duddy chap on a canal boat holiday image that can evoke such negative reactions when you sport a traditional navy blazer with golden buttons. They really elevate blazers beyond this look.
Based on your outlook in life, I'm guessing you went for the East India Company buttons?
 

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Yes, I have two sets of the East India Company buttons in silver and the bronze. Also the St. George one's are really rather splendid indeed.

Working my way up to the skill and crossbones, but need the right blazer for this look.
 

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Yes, I have two sets of the East India Company buttons in silver and the bronze. Also the St. George one's are really rather splendid indeed.

Working my way up to the skill and crossbones, but need the right blazer for this look.
I knew it!!! So predicable lol. Also, you're a traitor to your countrymen. Why not support the Dutch one?

The city of London is kinda nice, but the dragon should be featured more prominently. More like this:
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Maybe I'll get those buttons if I ever want to pretend to be a pretentious Brit in Cali.
 
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I am English, so I am not a traitor to my own countrymen.
You're not integrating properly, just like some other groups you accuse of the same. They wear headscarves, you wear patriotic Blazer buttons! Oh, the horror!
 

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No, the Dutch are anglophiles. The will dig my blazer buttons.
I think you overestimate your own noteworthiness on the continent. If anything, after Brexit the Brits have become a laughingstock.

Anyways, show us some pics of the buttons on your blazer!
 

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I think you overestimate your own noteworthiness on the continent. If anything, after Brexit the Brits have become a laughingstock.

Anyways, show us some pics of the buttons on your blazer!
Gotta love the Dutchman living in Britain giving the business to the Britain living in the Netherlands.
 

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Gotta love the Dutchman living in Britain giving the business to the Britain living in the Netherlands.
Which nation has gained or lost from that swap?


Needs a thread of its own. They can each make their own case, then have right of reply, then each can point what is wrong with their country of origin and their newly adopted country. Then we can all chime in and in a few weeks have a vote.

What could be fairer than that.
 

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We can assign net names for them.

I suggest Rudi Van Dercock for monkey and Nigel Cockburn-Herts for bucko
 

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Gotta love the Dutchman living in Britain giving the business to the Britain living in the Netherlands.
I haven't forgotten the Anglo-Dutch wars just yet! Which the cryin British lost btw
 
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We can assign net names for them.

I suggest Rudi Van Dercock for monkey and Nigel Cockburn-Herts for bucko
It would have to be Cockburn-Chester for me, being that I hail from that county of fire and desire, Cheshire!
 

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We can assign net names for them.

I suggest Rudi Van Dercock for monkey and Nigel Cockburn-Herts for bucko
The anger of some Continentals over Brexit makes me chuckle...

You'd think they were glad to see the back of us, Now there's nobody to derail their 'little' project...
 

Monkeyface

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The anger of some Continentals over Brexit makes me chuckle...

You'd think they were glad to see the back of us, Now there's nobody to derail their 'little' project...
I'm pretty happy with it actually, it's been a good impetus for seeking a better life. Not so happy with losing 20% of my savings however.
 

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Here they are waiting to be sewn onto my blazer, dig the rich bronze patina that comes from a history steeped in Royal Warrants, vanquishing continental tyranny and emblazoned with London pride:
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