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    Originally posted by Focuspants View Post
    AHHHHHHHHHHH Gimli I hate you. Thats the watch I want, but I just bought a house and cant bring myself to fork over the cash for it. How much did you pay for it if you dont mind me asking
    You can find some used decently cheap. Check the omega forums and eBay. Just buy it. Can't take the money with you do what you enjoy. Or get a 12 month no interest credit card. Boom!

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      I love my vintage Seamaster, and have been lusting after an Aqua Terra. Although my dream watch would be a Grand Seiko or an ALS Saxonia.

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        The exchanged pair (size issue) of Allen Edmonds McAllisters arrived yesterday and they looked rather grey compared to the website photos. You can still see on the original finish on the tongues. I applied Lexol to them as I didn't know how long they had been in storage or on the shelf and it stripped off most of the darkening, leaving what you see here. On the toe area near the welt, there was non-uniformly applied in some areas some sort of finish that did not respond to the Lexol at all, but a 50/50 alcohol/water mix removed it. I'm thinking about using either AE's premium shoe polish or Meltonian shoe cream in dark brown to add depth and luster to them as I rather like the color. In the future, I think walnut will be the next color AE shoe I will purchase.



        Regards,
        Vic
        "It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness, that is life." - Jean-Luc Picard

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          Seems like you did a pretty decent job with the cleanup they look good.

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            Are the Hyde Park a dressier OCBD? What's the fabric like?

            Originally posted by Jamie View Post
            Nice!



            I'm tellin' ya, the Hyde Park is the way to go - exact neck/sleeve sizes and solid weight Oxford cloth. Or do us a favor and grab one of each, then come back here and review each!

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              Are the Hyde Park a dressier OCBD? What's the fabric like?
              I have a couple of the LE Hyde Park OCBDs and they are pretty great shirts. They are "dressier" in that they aren't made of washed or pre-distressed fabric. The collar is decently sized and holds a tie well although I wish it were a little bigger like they used to be. Like [MENTION=8057]Jamie[/MENTION] said, it's nice being able to select neck/sleeve sizes.

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                Thanks. I think right now I'm looking for more of a washed OCBD. I do have a couple of other supima LE OCBDs that I picked up for virtually pennies a couple of years back. Unfortunatley they're the non-iron stuff but other than that they are very decent. I wear them occassionally, and they're decently sized, not too slim, not too big.

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                  Originally posted by Romeo View Post
                  Seems like you did a pretty decent job with the cleanup they look good.
                  Thanks. This morning they looked rather good as the leather fully absorbed the coat of Lexol I applied before retiring for the night. I'll polish them later and post pictures of the completed process this weekend.

                  Regards,
                  Vic
                  "It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness, that is life." - Jean-Luc Picard

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                    Originally posted by Lukeduke View Post
                    I have a couple of the LE Hyde Park OCBDs and they are pretty great shirts. They are "dressier" in that they aren't made of washed or pre-distressed fabric. The collar is decently sized and holds a tie well although I wish it were a little bigger like they used to be. Like [MENTION=8057]Jamie[/MENTION] said, it's nice being able to select neck/sleeve sizes.
                    [MENTION=6633]Duvel[/MENTION], I agree with Lukeduke - the fabric is pretty thick, but its not soft (at least not at first). WIth some washing and wearing, they do soften over time. So, yeah, if you want a soft, washed OCBD, then go with the Sail Rigger. I'm curious to hear how it compares to J.Crew...

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                      [MENTION=8057]Jamie[/MENTION], thanks, I'll let you know.

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                        Originally posted by Focuspants View Post
                        AHHHHHHHHHHH Gimli I hate you. Thats the watch I want, but I just bought a house and cant bring myself to fork over the cash for it. How much did you pay for it if you dont mind me asking
                        It's unimaginably beautiful...

                        I payed $3895 for it brand new with the Omega 4-year warranty. Honestly, it's a much better deal to just buy it new if you can find it around $4000. Most don't go below $3500 if they're in good condition and even less if it has a factory warranty.



                        Originally posted by Brent k View Post
                        Good looking piece. I've had 3 Speedmasters and I currently own my 4th one still. Also owned a planet ocean XL in orange. Sweet watch just a little too much at 45.5mm and orange.
                        Speedy pros or what models, out of curiosity?

                        I like the PO quite a bit. I may get a black one in 42mm some day in the far, far future. Went with the 38.5mm Skyfall AT. Fits my wrist quite well. 7.25".

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                          @gimil - speedmaster mkIV, speedmaster automatic, speedmaster pro from early 80's all sold. Currently have a 1972 speedmaster professional.

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                            I was saving up my thrifting eBay profits to buy a new 27" iMac, but I decided to go with a refurb'd Mac Mini and a cheap monitor instead. I blew the difference on clothes (egregious brag list below). I paid significantly less than retail on everything except for the Nike shoes.

                            Filson 257 - otter green

                            Alden Perforated Cap Toe Bal - black

                            AE Strand - bourbon

                            RRL Fleece Hoodie (I got this for more than 50% off retail...still absurd for a cotton/poly sweatshirt I know but damn it's sweet)

                            Nike Tech Fleece Crew - grey heather

                            Nike Flyknit Trainer+ - bright crimson/white

                            Nike Flyknit Racer - white/black volt

                            Ledbury OCBD - light blue

                            Ledbury Campbell Plaid

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                              I just bought these from JCrew clearance for $40 bucks to help with my professional attire.... Chinos and button ups?
                              I bought the leather ones, i was wondering what you guys think of them.

                              https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...7329/97329.jsp

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                                Yeah, they're pretty good looking. I'd probably wear them myself.

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