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I kind of want an Oliver Spencer jacket. Frank likes them, and Frank looks good in them, maybe they will look good on me.

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I have one too. I love it and I look fantabulous in it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You would too. Get one.

Team OS. Get one. Get in.


They really are nice. Unstructured and a very casual vibe.

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Just ordered my first Mazzarelli shirt!
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You do look good.

But you also got dat NMWA build.
What size do you take?

Thanks, I need a 44 these days. They are very nice for the price. I'm sure I'll be getting another jacket from this F/W lineup too.
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Thanks, I need a 44 these days. They are very nice for the price. I'm sure I'll be getting another jacket from this F/W lineup too.

Really? Hmmm, and you take a 50 Formosa eh?
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Sorry if the description is unclear (I blame Chapman for that! wink.gif ). I had the same conversation with Dan at Chapman about the "quick release" fasteners. My understanding (I'm not fluent in British English...) is that the metal fasteners (not plastic?) on the flap webbings are reproductions of the quick release fasteners from the original British paratrooper drop bag. That's an original detail that they carried onto this new design but the rest of the functionality of the drop bag is obviously not there. It was called a drop bag because the paras would be able to drop the bag to the ground before they land (for safety since they were full of ammo). So the bag was strapped to the leg with those webbings and a rope would run through those quick release buckles. They'd pull that rope to release all buckles (2 or 3) and drop the bag several yards below them. The bag would be attached to their belt/gear through a long rope (the clip hardware at the end of the bag is another detail carried forward) and would dangle below and hit ground before them.

So tl;dr : those are military quick release buckles that don't currently quick release anything. In their present use, they're just buckles

Interesting bit of history, Greg. I fully understand that the description is not of your making, having been to the Chapman website, and pretty much figuring you were taking the copy directly from the company regardless. It also occurred to me that being WWII vintage recreation, there might be a differing on what we consider "quick release" now, vs then, as you imply.

Anyway, appreciate the backdrop, and I'm sure I will be able to fully utilize and enjoy the bag and it's antiquated quick release functionality (wait, you're saying there was a time when there were no remote control units, and you had to get up to change the channel manually?!! Whoa dude...)
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Really? Hmmm, and you take a 50 Formosa eh?

50/52....19in shoulders and 40-41in chest.
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I also grabbed another Farnese tubo and Big John shrink to fit jeans. The size of the unshrunk jeans is a bit intimidating. I have to trust the guidance of others on their sizing.
More than a couple inches too big at the waist?

 

Measured against several of my best fitting jeans (which have variable shapes through the thigh and lower leg), the Big Johns are 2" wider in the waist (no concern), 2-3" wider in the thigh and knee, and 3" wider in the leg opening (9.5" laid flat compared to 8" or less on all of my other jeans). My concern is in the width of the leg and leg opening. 

 

I suspect I could go down from a 36 to a 34 and they still may be larger than the 35 APC New Standards I wear (which are significantly smaller in the thigh, knee, and leg opening).

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nvm
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I only recently came across No Man Walks Alone and with my submission I wanted to take the time to talk about why I love so many of NMWA's pieces and identify 5 of the pieces that hightlight my love for what their shop does and why "waiting" for them to go on sale should NEVER be an option.

Each season No Man Walks Alone curates a selection of pieces from the top designers in the world that are also made from the highest quality fabrics, with attention to the finest details. So, not only do you get something that LOOKS like it was designed especially for your body, but you also get a piece that utilizes materials that FEEL like they were picked specifically with you in mind. The problem is, these pieces are so desirable that if you sleep on them for a day, week, or until you think they will go on sale, you often end up missing out and kicking yourself later because it will probably NEVER be produced again.

Take this for example, the Cantarelli Grey Sportcoat. The 3 roll 2 gives you the option to wear it multiple ways, oh, and by the way, it is made of a cashmere and wool fabric that is buttery soft and in a color that can be worn with virtually anything. I love the detail of the birdseye, which offers versatility, as it can either looks like a solid or a print. I slept, I lost, I regret....
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/sport-coats/grey-wool-angora-cashmere-birdseye-sport-coat.html




Next up is the Mazzarelli Thomas Mason Blue Mini Stripe. Thomas Mason has been producing some of the best fabrics for decades, which combined with the Mazzarelli construction makes for a timeless dress shirt. This shirt can either be form formally with a tie, or casually with or without a blazer. An all-around winner. Again, sleeping = I missed this one too ...
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/shirts/thomas-mason-blue-mini-stripe-shirt-spread-collar.html




Ok, who couldn't use a pair of blue trousers, which by the way are made from a fantastic heavy twill fabric and are designed with a taper that blends both classic and modern styling. That's exactly what you get with these Rota Navy Heavy Cotton Trousers. One of the details I love the most is the slubby flannel appearance on closer inspection. Wish they still had these in my size....
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/trousers/navy-blue-cavalry-twill-cotton-trousers.html




Quality comfortable belts can extremely difficult to find. You may find one you love, but it will take a year to break-in. These Tubo belts take care of that for you by being made in soft high grade calfskin that is ready to go from day one. Oh, and silver plated hardware, so if you ever want to get rid of it, at least you can get the value of the silver back! Let's face it, this is Styleforum and guys buy and sell things with a fury. Look at this piece as more of an investment. An investment which I can't make because I once again slept far too long...
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/accessories/belts/cognac-brown-soft-calf-tubo-tubular-dress-belt.html




One word, VASS. Really, what else needs to be said? They combine some of the best materials in the world with construction that is second to none, and lasts that exude sexiness and sartorial authority. I love these scoth-grain norwegers because the grain gives them a certain texture that you don't get from flat materials, which adds depth and interest to the shoes. It is worth noting that many companies use scotch-grain that was once low quality calf that was stamped with texture to hide the blemishes. Not with Vass, you get the highest quality calf that was then turned into scotch-grain. Why? Because anything else would simply be inferior. Sleeping on these now means my only option is a MTO.....
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/footwear/shoes/cognac-scotch-grain-norweger.html





So, all I can say is, lesson learned for future NMWA seasons. See it, like it, buy it. Otherwise, regret it.
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I also grabbed another Farnese tubo and Big John shrink to fit jeans. The size of the unshrunk jeans is a bit intimidating. I have to trust the guidance of others on their sizing.
More than a couple inches too big at the waist?

 

Measured against several of my best fitting jeans (which have variable shapes through the thigh and lower leg), the Big Johns are 2" wider in the waist (no concern), 2-3" wider in the thigh and knee, and 3" wider in the leg opening (9.5" laid flat compared to 8" or less on all of my other jeans). My concern is in the width of the leg and leg opening. 

 

I suspect I could go down from a 36 to a 34 and they still may be larger than the 35 APC New Standards I wear (which are significantly smaller in the thigh, knee, and leg opening).

 

For anyone following along, I found this fit guide on the Big John site that shows pre and post wash measurements:

 

http://bigjohn-jeans.com/pages/fit-guide-inch

 

 

 

This gives me a much better sense of what to expect and, notably, like some of the other NMWA brands, the inseam is going to be too short for me after washing. Very good to know!

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What's the best fit size for the Farnese canvas+suede belt to match the 90cm Tubo?

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What's the best fit size for the Farnese canvas+suede belt to match the 90cm Tubo?

I'd say M. I have an L Intreccio and wear 95 in tubo and the L is slightly on the long side.
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Measured against several of my best fitting jeans (which have variable shapes through the thigh and lower leg), the Big Johns are 2" wider in the waist (no concern), 2-3" wider in the thigh and knee, and 3" wider in the leg opening (9.5" laid flat compared to 8" or less on all of my other jeans). My concern is in the width of the leg and leg opening. 

I suspect I could go down from a 36 to a 34 and they still may be larger than the 35 APC New Standards I wear (which are significantly smaller in the thigh, knee, and leg opening).

The cut (after wash) is not the same as APC NS. The NS have a slim leg and rather narrow leg opening compared to Big John's Regular Straight fit. If you're looking for a fit similar to APC NS, you should look at Big John Slim Tapered instead.
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Hey Greg - are you planning on stocking the Luigi Bianchi Polo coats again this Fall. I need something heavy for everyday wear in the Canadian winter and regret not picking up the navy hopsack last year. Anything planned in that weight this year?
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Measured against several of my best fitting jeans (which have variable shapes through the thigh and lower leg), the Big Johns are 2" wider in the waist (no concern), 2-3" wider in the thigh and knee, and 3" wider in the leg opening (9.5" laid flat compared to 8" or less on all of my other jeans). My concern is in the width of the leg and leg opening. 

I suspect I could go down from a 36 to a 34 and they still may be larger than the 35 APC New Standards I wear (which are significantly smaller in the thigh, knee, and leg opening).

The cut (after wash) is not the same as APC NS. The NS have a slim leg and rather narrow leg opening compared to Big John's Regular Straight fit. If you're looking for a fit similar to APC NS, you should look at Big John Slim Tapered instead.

Point taken. Wasn't looking to replicate the NS fit, but I think this goes a bit too far the other direction. Beautiful details on the jean, though.

I was wearing some of my cotton Rota yesterday and I really need to just wear Rota 24 hours a day. Ha!
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