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  • gochrisgo
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    My best purchases were a pair of black horse bit loafers from Ferragamo and a black Sanyo dressy rain coat.

    2018 was the year of a long challenging job search for me. I bought both of these at the amazing new Nordstrom Mens shop in NYC about halfway through the search. Both of these pieces are super versatile, and express a little bit about my personal taste. They’re more versatile than I was thinking and I get so many wears out of them. They boosted my confidence on the search.

    Both on the expensive side but well worth it for me.

    Nordstrom price matched from a sale I found at Saks on Google shopping:
    https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/sanyo...incoat/4972630

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by Brent k View Post
    At $159 at the rack they are worth it but I stick to generally buying MiUS if I can. I also support some European countries of manufacture but will not support Chinese made goods. It does erk me when a brand touts themselves as an American heritage brand but then goes else where when convenient for the company.
    Dominican Republic is a long way from China.

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  • Brent k
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Okay, "amazing" is amazing no matter where they are made, no? And that's quite a great price.

    I don't have any doubt that well-trained people in the DR can make shoes as well as people in the USA.
    At $159 at the rack they are worth it but I stick to generally buying MiUS if I can. I also support some European countries of manufacture but will not support Chinese made goods. It does erk me when a brand touts themselves as an American heritage brand but then goes else where when convenient for the company.

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  • motosacto
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    What was your best sartorial purchase of 2018?

    For me it was picking up a 1997 Rolex Submariner. The watch has quickly become my go-to and pretty much a daily wearer. While I do have some other nice watches, I find myself reaching for the sub more and more.
    Mine was a watch too - my Seiko Presage Baby Snowflake. It is understated, but has a truly mesmerizing dial. Plus it is readable with the tiniest bit of ambient light, since the dial reflects light completely differently from the hands.

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  • zac10sim
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    Th it's is such a great question. It is either my Redwing iron ranger in Amber Harness, or my Gustin Olive Twill Duffle. No wait my Hardwick suit I bought on a new year's Eve sale that fits better off the rack than my made to measure suits at half the price.

    It's been a big year of shopping.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by Brent k View Post
    Allen Edmonds Surrey Chelsea boot 9EEE had my size for once ever at Nordstrom Rack. $159 and they are amazing. Only downside is not made in the USA. My first pair of boots/shoes not American made in ages.


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    Okay, "amazing" is amazing no matter where they are made, no? And that's quite a great price.

    I don't have any doubt that well-trained people in the DR can make shoes as well as people in the USA.

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  • Jrbrownie00
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    Originally posted by HankScorpio View Post
    with the cable knit pattern? that would be my favorite pick up this year as well
    Yes sir.


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  • Brent k
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    Allen Edmonds Surrey Chelsea boot 9EEE had my size for once ever at Nordstrom Rack. $159 and they are amazing. Only downside is not made in the USA. My first pair of boots/shoes not American made in ages.


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  • HankScorpio
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    Originally posted by Jrbrownie00 View Post
    Probably my olive merino wool shawl collar cardigan from BR. Got a great deal and it's just such a fantastic piece.
    with the cable knit pattern? that would be my favorite pick up this year as well

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  • Jrbrownie00
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    Probably my olive merino wool shawl collar cardigan from BR. Got a great deal and it's just such a fantastic piece.

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  • ajk
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    Originally posted by theplayerking View Post
    Not a lot of purchases last year, though I snagged a pair of peccary gloves on a trip to Peru.


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    Dang, now that is a humblebrag right there. Mentioning peccary and a trip to Peru in the same post! Feel the need to buy you a beer just to hear about both.

    Personally, I’m most enjoying my new Thursdays boots.

    In 2019, I plan to buy my first non-off-the-rack suit. Perhaps from the Chicago Suitsupply, but I’d take recommendations.


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  • theplayerking
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    Not a lot of purchases last year, though I snagged a pair of peccary gloves on a trip to Peru.


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  • Loafer28
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    I know that most would expect me to say my new Sinn....but I will save that for 2019 since it didn’t arrive until the 2nd.

    It would be a tie between my Filson Mile Marker and a Kamakura OCBD. I reach for both all of the time.

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  • Nandyn
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    That's a tough one. It's either the awesome dinosaur short sleeve button down I got last week or the Roots Lodge cardigan for me and crew neck for my wife that I got mid December so we can match our pups.





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  • goodwillhinton
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    Barbour Bedale - I have been wanting one for a few years and finally decided to pull the trigger. Couldn't be happier with this jacket. Absolutely perfect for me.

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