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    grooming How to make lather

    Guys, i got a badger brush as a Christmas present, stopped shaving to grow a bigger beard (i was also away hunting so it helped :)) ) and am looking for a nice razor to try it out :)) The only question i have is how to make lather ? i have an English shaving soap "cookie" in a tin box and...
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    Sales in London

    Guys, for those of you who are in London , when do the after-Christmas sales start on Jermyn Street ? At Turnbull, Lingwood, Hilditch etc. ? Also, when do the high street shop sales start ? I wanted to come to London after New Year and wanted to get my share of clothes on sale...
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    Church Ryder III Rubber

    Guys, anybody has experience with these car shoes ? ( https://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?selectedColourID=624&brandID=4&catID=17&shoeID=1083&selectedSizeID=0&selectedFitID=0 ) Worn by Steve McQueen and (more recemtly) by Craig in Bond. Also, what would be the cheaper (and...
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    Wolverine - X-men Origins

    saw it over the weekend. The movie is good and actually kept me interested till the end (which is not always the case with long movies). I absolutely loved the clothing. All the chartacters were dressed great. Logan -Jackman had great biker/ lumberjack attire, Team X was dressed nicely...
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    London trad shop

    Gents, I am in London and wanted to find a shop mentioned here some time ago. It was apparently a US merchandise shop, with penny loafers, Aldens etc. and similar wear. It is in the Covent garden area. Was favoured by mods . I can't remember its name. Thanks in advance, Andrey
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    Church's shoes - different lines

    I think that Church's has two distinctive shoe lines. First one - standard men's shoes - formal wear. The second one - a more Italian influenced line - with car shoes, boat shoes, double buckle monks etc. The reason for these thoughts is that I see these new Churh's casual shoes - with...
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    UK GQ magazine question

    Gents, the recent UK GQ mag (with the lovely Eva Green on the cover) there is a style supplement (not the shoe one - the other one :)) ). On one of the first pages there is a BW photo of an English gent - in a bowler, with umbrella, slightly flared trousers etc. Question - who is it -...
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    Gin lovers in the UK

    Gents, I have been "introduced" to Hendricks gin and I love it. I am actually drinking a second glass of G&T with Hendricks and a cucumber. I received this particular bottle from a friend in Germany as it is not sold in Russia. I will be travelling to the UK next week - where can I...
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    Yachting attire

    Gents, wanted a bit of advice. My wife and I are going on a RYA skipper training course in Southampton at the beginning of February. The weather is predicted to be 7-10 C , wind speed is about 12-30 mph (depending on day/time). What should we wear ? I have been yachting in the summer...
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    Yachting in Southampton, UK

    Gents, wanted a bit of advice. My wife and I are going on a RYA skipper training course in Southampton at the beginning of February. The weather is predicted to be 7-10 C , wind speed is about 12-30 mph (depending on day/time). What should we wear ? I have been yachting in the summer...
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    Now that's what I call style ...

    a great Japanese site. I don't understand a thing they are writing there but the pictures of Italian style are fab. https://www.kishidadays.com/yanchamen/ Andrey
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    Clavell - Noble House

    I have started reading the book and have almost finished watching the TV series with Brosnan. Great stuff. Love the whole thing. The entourage of the TV show (taken into the 80's Hong Kong) is very well made. Great actors and good costumes, cars etc. (Dunross drives a Merc 560 SEC coupe)...
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    Turnbull & Asser - NY , London

    Gents, how much does a T&A bespoke shirt cost in London and in NY/ LA ? In standard cotton and in Sea Island quality ? What is the minimum order number ? thanks, Andrey
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    Shawl sweaters ...

    What do you think of them ? Either in the cardigan or just sweaters with shawl collars ? Who makes them nowadays - apart from Ralph Lauren (and Gant copying) - AND who wears them ? I have a Rugby one - very tight, nice looking, for coll weather. Now I want a more open one - to wear with...
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    Trad for kids

    Maybe you have seen this but anyway ... https://www.mensvogue.com/clothing/articles/2008/08/dressing_my_son
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    Lawyers DC NY

    https://www.observer.com/2008/arts-culture/lat-s-field-guide-n-y-vs-d-c-lawyers
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    Yachting holiday

    Me and my wife just came back from a 10 day yachting holiday in Greece. It was our first yacht trip. We sailed from Alimou in Athens and went around the Cyclades - stopping at Lavrio first, then going to Kythnos, Delos, Siros, Mykonos. The weather was good but gotten rough in August as this...
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    Funny article ...

    about estate agents and their attire https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/main.jhtml?xml=/property/2004/06/19/prtof119.xml Andrey
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    Weird Question - Cufflinks

    Gents, it's a weird question but here goes ... I believe one of the British princes received a as a gift a pair of teddy bear cufflinks from his wife when thier kids were born - I think it was either Prince Edward or Prince Andrew (maybe mistaken), but I was not able to locate the picture at...
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    The Bank Job

    a wonderful movie. I have seen it on the weekend. Great on clothes too. Great 70's style but no ghastly or clownish things. Men and women dressed beautifully. Both the cooks and the Whitehall gang (pinstripes and paisley ties, signet rings). Jason Statham is a great guy. Pity he sometimes...