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General Chat / Re: WAKE UP AND COFFEE
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:45:46 pm »
Uk coffee crew , where are you getting your beans from?

The house blend is a staple in our household. Reasonable price for a kg too.

I'd be interested to hear some other recommendations...

The Resource Centre / Re: Repairs & Modifications
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:34:31 pm »
I'm after some advice...
I regularly wear through the left knee of all my jeans well before the right knee and well before anything else serious needs repairing. I usually send my jeans to the Denim Doc in Manchester (UK) who does a great job reinforcing the knee and then over-stitching. This works pretty well for most jeans, however my current jeans (Trophy 1607) are super-soft and the reinforcing material changes the way the jeans hang at the knee; it looks like I've got kneepads underneath!
I've unpicked the stitching and am thinking I might ask him to re-do the repair with a lot thinner reinforcing material. Before I do, can anyone suggest any other way to repair small holes in the knee and where could I get it done?


Footwear / Re: Show us your boots
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:32:29 pm »
Cost was £55 including (24hour signed for) return postage

Footwear / Re: Show us your boots
« on: September 02, 2016, 09:35:54 am »
After about two and a half years solid wear, it was time for a resole for my Whites SD.
I'd heard good things about Shoe Healer here in the UK, so I thought I'd give them a try; I opted for the Topy Granite sole.


I'm happy with results and should add that Shoe Healer were really easy to deal with and turned them round within a week.

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: November 20, 2015, 12:27:03 pm »
Maybe take a look at these too:

Accessories / Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« on: November 20, 2015, 12:19:48 pm »

Not the same watch, but I've been wearing a Sinn 556A every day for the last year; at work and at home

It depends what you do, and how you look after it, but mine's definitely not had any special treatment and is holding up well:

The stainless steel case has a couple of light marks, but still looks clean and smart.
I work in the optics industry, so maybe I'm overly critical here; it's got a couple of very faint scratches across the sapphire glass which are only visible under glancing incidence light (ie you've got to look really hard to spot them.)
In the last month or so, I've noticed a tiny mark on the face that looks like the anti-reflection coating might be coming away (they coat the sapphire on the front and back faces of the glass), but again you've got to look pretty hard to spot this. (I seem to remember reading about this before I bought it too; maybe worth a bit of research if you think this might bother you)

All in all its a pretty tough watch, looks good (imo) and is good to 1-2 secs a day (which I'm happy with)
Hope this helps

Past Seasons Collections / Re: 2016 - Fall/Winter Heavy Plain Flannels
« on: November 11, 2015, 07:47:05 pm »
Are these likely to be affected by the aspero cotton shortage situation?


Seems unlikely.  As I recall, both the Great White and the heavy chambray white work shirt, the IHSH-58, didn't sell particularly well and Giles had to reduce prices on both of them to clear out the last of his stock.  That's not an encouraging indicator for a new white work shirt.

I wasn't aware of that... thanks for replying.

Any plans to do a plain white, classic styled work shirt in the same vein as the great white (IHSH-36) or the TWSH-01?

@Jestre :
classic look.
Can you give some details of your boots?


The Resource Centre / Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:11:54 pm »
I typically take a Medium in IH and get a good fit, but with a pretty fitted shoulder. (eg the IHSH-91)
I own a Gitman Vintage Oxford, also a Medium, but with a bit more room in the shoulder (maybe 0.5") and possibly in the chest too. It's also definitely an inch or so longer.

Footwear / Re: Wesco Foot Patrol
« on: January 17, 2015, 06:54:43 pm »
Are these still expected mid/end January?

General Chat / Re: Cityscapes of the Forum
« on: December 29, 2014, 11:04:42 am »
Hi, I'm kind of new round here, but I thought I'd play along...

Far from a cityscape, I live in a sleepy little village called Eryrys in the hills in North Wales, taken yesterday morning:


Footwear / Re: Wesco Foot Patrol
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:12:16 pm »
Hi all,
I'm after a bit of sizing advice:

Could someone give me an indication how these boots would size compared to Whites SDs?
(I'm an 8D in SDs, and the fit/ sizing is spot on)


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