New Old Stock

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I am thinking of getting an O'Connell's Denim Shetland instead of the standard O'Connell's Navy Shetland. What do you all think? I feel like the denim is more interesting visually than the navy but still equally as versatile.
This has always been my school of thought regarding shetlands. I leave solid colors to the more "refined" fabrics & styles. A shetland, especially a brushed one, has so much more character when the colors are heathered, I think.
 

never behind

Senior Member
This has always been my school of thought regarding shetlands. I leave solid colors to the more "refined" fabrics & styles. A shetland, especially a brushed one, has so much more character when the colors are heathered, I think.
I can say I love all my Shetlands but I do find myself enjoying colors like Rust vs navy or Forrest green, for this reason.
I am thinking of getting an O'Connell's Denim Shetland instead of the standard O'Connell's Navy Shetland. What do you all think? I feel like the denim is more interesting visually than the navy but still equally as versatile.
I do have a navy Shetland and have been looking at a lighter color blue. I was looking at Blue Danube but this one is nice as well!
 

philipneri

Starting Member
I can say I love all my Shetlands but I do find myself enjoying colors like Rust vs navy or Forrest green, for this reason.

I do have a navy Shetland and have been looking at a lighter color blue. I was looking at Blue Danube but this one is nice as well!
I like the look of Blue Danube as well. How many Shetlands do you have? What are your favorites?
 

ztrad5

Starting Member
Hi all, starting to look towards spring/summer and investing in a poplin suit. O'Connell's has three color options: British tan, Olive, and Oyster. All look attractive but I'm drawn most to British tan. Was hoping for some insight as to the classic choice for a first piece. I am looking at the house brand which seem like a good price at $595. Here's the link to the British tan option: https://oconnellsclothing.com/suits...on-poplin-british-tan-835-1-ds04-brt-tan.html
 

Charles Dana

Honors Member
Hi all, starting to look towards spring/summer and investing in a poplin suit. O'Connell's has three color options: British tan, Olive, and Oyster. All look attractive but I'm drawn most to British tan. Was hoping for some insight as to the classic choice for a first piece.
My gut feeling is that tan should be the color of your first poplin suit. Then olive.

Once tan and olive are in your rotation, go wild with oyster.
 

Jack_Aubrey

Starting Member
I received a Jos. A Banks Travelers shirt as a gift five years ago and it was and is very surprisingly high quality. My Q is are they still good shirts? I'm trying to find a replacement for Brooks Brothers since their sizing has gone haywire and quality may be changing with new ownership. Thanks in advance for an answer.
 

TKI67

Super Member
I received a Jos. A Banks Travelers shirt as a gift five years ago and it was and is very surprisingly high quality. My Q is are they still good shirts? I'm trying to find a replacement for Brooks Brothers since their sizing has gone haywire and quality may be changing with new ownership. Thanks in advance for an answer.
I have always found them to be well made and well proportioned. I often thought that if JAB had offered them in guaranteed to wrinkle oxford as opposed to treated pinpoint, they might have retained more of the Trad customer base. I have, however, no recent experience with them.
 

ldl

Starting Member
Congrats - how do you like the Alden Tassels?
I went with the black Gucci silver horsebit and really enjoy them! I would imagine those are perfect for wall street!
Hi, sorry for the late reply. I love the Alden Tassels. It was my first pair of shoes that were bought for me actually that's currently in my collection. I think the cordovan is definitely the way to go and looks great. I just bought the black Gucci bits and love them.
Thanks
 

L. B. Goold

Starting Member
Is it counterproductive to wear a vest with a seersucker shirt? I have a pink candy stripe that looks positively fluorescent on the placket and yoke on account of the extra cloth and my complexion.
 

ztrad5

Starting Member
Hi, sorry for the late reply. I love the Alden Tassels. It was my first pair of shoes that were bought for me actually that's currently in my collection. I think the cordovan is definitely the way to go and looks great. I just bought the black Gucci bits and love them.
Thanks
Congrats! They're quite comfortable and make a nice jingle. I am likely going with the Alden Tassels next. The other shoe I've been eyeing is the Belgian Shoe company's Mr Casual model. Another hit on the Street.
 

LukeRoz

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How stable is your weight? If it is trending downward or stable, this is fine. If it wanders upward, the 36 might be the better choice. Happy birthday! Nice belt.
Thanks! I’ve been fairly stable for a few years so going to stick with this one. Thanks for the reply!
 
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