WDYBT: What Did You Buy Today

robertito

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I have some pictures of the original blucher/derby. If I found them I will upload them basically they look like pair of clogs with ears.
 

Panama

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Yes, I see the difference in the two pictures. No need to be petty. As I mentioned, the ones below are wholecut bluchers/derbies. As such, they don't really have a vamp or quarters.

The Gentleman's Gazette seems to be the main source for this distinction, as florisgreen florisgreen quoted above. But I don't take that site or other blogs as authoritative.

It all depends on whom you find authoritative, a few dilettante bloggers, raised on the internet, or established, professional, respected makers and authors? The one distinction that seems to be common is that in the UK, derby is preferred, whereas in the US, it's blucher. Same shoes, different name, whether wholecut or not.

Edit: florisgreen florisgreen , perhaps derby is the preferred term in Germany because English programs there tend to follow British English more than American. I would love to see the original boot designs by/for Prince Bluecher and the Earl of Derby. If those original designs correspond to the distinction Otto and the blogs prescribe, I might follow.
Well being English I wouldn't say Derby is preferred, it's a Gibson...
 

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I just bought six pairs of pyjama bottoms to refresh the sleepwear collection. Five from Bonsoir of London and one pair from British Boxers.

They have arrived...

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florisgreen

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Just arrived: a polo shirt jumper in Loro Piana extrafine merino wool, made in Italy for Permanent Style by Maglificio Umbria Verde.

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The wool feels really supple, silky and luxurious. I particularly like the rather wide, somewhat old-fashioned collar.
 

belinmad

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Shit I bought in Stockholm
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Loro Piana cashmere and silk scarf, at a vintage shop
Silk scarf at Lund & Lund
Rose and lund vintage tie at vintage shop
Rose and lund knitted silk tie at rose and lund

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Cotton and polyamide shirts at Our legacy. Found the texture to be super interesting.
 

Sauce

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Not so much what I bought, more what my mum-inlaw knitted me. She is a bit good at the old knitting and has made me a few nice jumpers but this one is nuts. Must have took her ages. I love it.
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florisgreen

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What do you prefer? I prefer unobtainium only I have, or Lotion Opaline if I am feeling like the proletariat.
My absolute favourite is Floid. I have also Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, Floris N° 89, 4711 Portugal. Moreover I use as an aftershave also 4711 Eau de Cologne, Ach. Brito Lavanda and Ach. Brito Agua de Colonia Antiga.
 

Panama

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My absolute favourite is Floid. I have also Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, Floris N° 89, 4711 Portugal. Moreover I use as an aftershave also 4711 Eau de Cologne, Ach. Brito Lavanda and Ach. Brito Agua de Colonia Antiga.
Which Floid? I have all. I have both the Ach Brito's. I am an Eau de Cologne collector. I have virtually all I think. But not 4711, I am not enamoured with this.
 

florisgreen

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Which Floid? I have all. I have both the Ach Brito's. I am an Eau de Cologne collector. I have virtually all I think. But not 4711, I am not enamoured with this.
I'm using this vintage Italian version I bought in Rome, but have also used the current Spanish version Mentolado Vigoroso.

And what is your favourite?

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Lumpen

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After a 8 km walk in Lungomare Naples, ( the port)

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This: 3 balls of icecream ( not shown in the pic) , arthisanal cream and everything, bigger than a triple Whopper, just 3 euros!

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Sauce

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Picked up some MTM Tatterstall action today.

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8 handmade points, blah, blah, blah. Pretty happy with it. See where we are after a couple of washes.
 

Panama

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I just bought two made in UK shirts by Smyth and Gibson in their summer sale. Both Albini fabric, one is Giza 87. The pair of suede Oxfords I was deciding on in the Loake sale, are no longer available. Swings and roundabouts...
 
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belinmad

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Bought a pink linen shirt from Emma Willis. Wasn’t sure about the color but then I thought why not. It’s subtle enough that I think wearing it will be bearable
 

Ambrosius08

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Today I scored a 2-pack of Bjorn Borg underwear at half the normal price. Basically free, considering how well their shorts work for me.
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Ambrosius08

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The only appropriate place for an orange shirt is the Dutch National team, in my opinion
I have deep olive skin tone, so pastel orange shirts really highlight my face in a good way. Just like pink does.
Not an everyday staple, but they can be nice even outside Halloween and the Dutch National Team.
 

Panama

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I just bought two made in UK shirts by Smyth and Gibson in their summer sale. Both Albini fabric, one is Giza 87. The pair of suede Oxfords I was deciding on in the Loake sale, are no longer available. Swings and roundabouts...
Albini 120/140 Giza silkiness. Made in Derry...

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Lumpen

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Not bought but Sarto sold to a client, best brands of fabrics. Romentino, Testa, Albini, Grandi & Rubinelli.
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