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    Originally posted by hornsup84 View Post
    Is there a difference between the Byron and Fifth Ave? Look near identical to me (outside color, obviously)


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    I can't believe I didn't even notice that! Ha. I knew I liked the look of the Fifth Avenue, I guess that's what drew my eye to the Byron. Apparently the only difference is the last (Byron is #4, Fifth Avenue is #5). I'll compare them side-by-side this weekend when the Byrons come in.

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      Originally posted by drzenitram View Post
      I can't believe I didn't even notice that! Ha. I knew I liked the look of the Fifth Avenue, I guess that's what drew my eye to the Byron. Apparently the only difference is the last (Byron is #4, Fifth Avenue is #5). I'll compare them side-by-side this weekend when the Byrons come in.
      I also just got a pair of Byrons on eBay. It seems like they were phased out in favor for the Fifth Ave's a few years ago.

      I'm a big fan so far. The Byron last is less sleek than the 5 last, but it's also much comfier in the toe box. It's a bit of a shorter, wider toe, but really not noticeable unless you have them side by side.

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        Just bought a pair of Alden tan suede penny loafers off of Shop Lost & Found in Canada. The exchange rate made them a little over $100 cheaper after shipping. Also bought the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat. They're going for 60% off on East Dane with Amazon Prime shipping and free returns, so it was hard to resist.

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          Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
          I test-drove the CRV plus the Outback and Forester. I thought the CRV would be a real contender but not after driving it - not only was the ride not as good as the others, but the interior felt cheap and the center console area was set up really strangely.
          When we were looking for a small SUV for my wife a few years ago we had the same conclusion. we ended up going with an Acura RDX instead. It was so much nicer on the inside than the CRV.

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            In preparation for the VW TDI buyback, I've started looking at A6 diesels.... nothing purchased yet though.
            https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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              I recently found a bunch of Brooks Brothers shirts at Marshalls for $30 but they didn't have any in my size so I bought two, hoping Brooks Brothers would let me exchange the size and color. They did! I'm just kicking myself now that I only bought two.

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                Originally posted by mmgfarb View Post
                I recently found a bunch of Brooks Brothers shirts at Marshalls for $30 but they didn't have any in my size so I bought two, hoping Brooks Brothers would let me exchange the size and color. They did! I'm just kicking myself now that I only bought two.
                What state, city are you located at?

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                  Originally posted by ninpb View Post
                  What state, city are you located at?
                  It was the Marshalls in Friendship Heights, Washington DC. But it was a couple weeks ago that I bought them so I'm not sure they'd have any left.

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                    I snagged a Drake's PS of the JCrew sale today for $30. https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_categor...2531?sale=true

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                      New-to-me watch, new strap:

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                        My blue EF-503 came today, it's one link too tight but luckily I have links left over from my black one

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                          I bought a JCrew chinos https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...=11251-BR6186e

                          and happy to have it.
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                          Eat what is good for your health but
                          Wear what is good for your and others eyes

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                            Picked up an ISAIA sportcoat from Barney's sale this past weekend. Not the right season for it, but looking forward to wearing it when it gets colder.
                            Instagram: WoofOrWeft

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                              My Mora 2.0 in bourbon just shipped. Should be here Friday.

                              https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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                                Alright, I'm kinda proud of myself. One of my personal style goals this year was to add some more colors and patterns to the closet, and I decided to start with a Madras shirt. After asking around on this forum and others for suggestions, I finally settled on this one from Tailor Vintage:



                                Genuine bleeding Madras in brighter (but not too ambitious) colors, with a non-button down collar. $108.00 plus another $25 to get it shipped to me out of the States.

                                Anyway, mall store sales are happening, and I decide to do some exploring last Saturday morning. And in the local Nautica store, way at the back on the discount rack, I find this for $20:



                                Genuine Madras? No (it's a very light poplin). Button down collar? Yes. But, "Self," I say, "for $20 it's close enough."

                                So, with an extra $113 left in my projected budget, I keep looking around at the sales. End up with 4 more shirts from Rose Pistol, Color Siete, and Mango, all on sale for 60%-70% off (on average about $22 each). Then, feeling lucky, on the way home I stop at one of the U.S. Brand Outlet stores we have here. And I find a NWT short sleeve BR plaid shirt in a linen/cotton blend ($15.00) and a no-name (tags were cut off) white shirt collar polo for $6 (which I'd also been looking for for a while). Not totally in love with the collar of the polo, but I'll see how much I use it before buying one from S&M or Kent Wang.



                                Long story short, I'm about $135 all in and have 7 shirts for $2 more than what the T.V. Madras would have cost me. I'll start with these and see if I can work up the courage to try a [MENTION=14176]hauttedoggie[/MENTION] style patchwork Madras some day.

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